Friday, October 29, 2010

Some Friday pretty

So I've been bummed this week since the bf and I can't seem to find an apartment. With the worry of homelessness fast approaching, I've decided to start packing and getting rid of things that aren't necessary. This of course excludes clothing. (Do you know how much stuff you can accumulate when you've lived in the same place for 5 years?!) I have a random collection of old magazines I told myself I must part with. Before I went through the painful process of giving them away, I went through and took out the pages that inspired me for one reason or another.

These 2 pages are from an Elle issue back in September 2005. Some of you may know that I absolutely love JLo. Like, LOVE her. This is one of my favorite editorials she's done. She looks like an adorable party girl that you want to know.

Her hair and make up in this shot are absolutely flawless! She looks amazing. I tore out this page in particular because I have taken a liking to her make up. I will definitely be recreating the look. And can I just say how fantastic her hair is?! It looks like a giant bundle of awesome sitting on top of her head. I can only dream of getting my hair that big...

I want this dress. It haunts my dreams. As if anyone ever doubted Oscar de la Renta's ability to make amazing dresses that make women look impeccable, this is just confirmation the man is a genius. And again, that hair is wonderful!

Hope you're finding a little pretty before the haunted weekend :)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Sketeltal delight

Happy Monday everyone! So, I'm super excited that Halloween is just around the corner, even though I have no clue what I'm doing. Rest assured, I have a costume. I will be fulfilling a lifelong dream of dressing as a bumble bee. Don't ask. It's harder than you think when you buy the costume as separates. Note to self. Anyways, my costume was made complete after I found my yellow wings yesterday. Oh happy day.

Enough about costumes. What about the build up to Halloween?? I am a firm believer in slightly dressing up while leading up to the actual day. However, I could be biased since some of the things I will wear this week are in regular rotation in my wardrobe but who cares.

Here are some ghoulish delights!

These 3 shirts are all from Urban Outfitters and equally fantastic. I love the idea of the skeletal sternum shirt and tank. So cool and fun. (fun fact: the back of the tank top shows the reverse view) And that giant skull stripped shirt is so unexpectedly chic.

McQueen. ALWAYS a favorite of mine and this scarf is no exception. I have wanted one since the first day I saw it. Love the sheer fabric. Love the Dia de los Muertos style skulls. Everything. Perfection.

This is something out of my personal collection of skulls. I can't remember where I bought this but I love his facial expression and the placement of the rhinestones. Such a creepy cool addition to any outfit. I wore this last week with a cobalt blue shift dress to a work dinner. Fab.

Hope you find some haunting additions for your closet.

Friday, October 15, 2010

We like to party!

The holidays are fast approaching and I can't sit around and expect a wonderful dress to just fall into my lap at the last minute. I have taken it upon myself to start scouting for dresses now. And once again, Nordstrom read my mind and sent out their latest catalog highlighting just that! What's better than a holiday party dress?!

Let's start the show.

Great lighting would be the perfect accessory for this dress. It just looks like a party. Loves.

While this dress does not have one fleck of glitter or a single trace of sequins, I desperately want to own this dress. Its the perfect combination of a little vintage meets a little modern.

The simplicity of this dress is just perfect. At first glance there isn't anything really special happening but if you look closer, you notice all the details. I love the interesting folds and the hint of sequins. (I would take the hem up just a smidge)

I hope the holiday rush doesn't sneak up on you!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Maybe evil isn't so bad...

I have literally been waiting months for MAC's Disney Venomous Villains make-up collection to come out and the wait was over Thursday, September 30th. Coincidentally this is also the bf's birthday so my Villain make-up dreams were put on hold until Saturday morning. While I'm not sure how many of you were anxiously waiting for this collection to come out, I can't say that I wasn't surprised when I found out that most of the collection was sold out at the stores and online. The Filmore MAC store came to my rescue and delivered the exact items that I was wanting.

Before I show you said awesomeness, I would like to point out that when I woke up on Saturday morning and wanted to lounge around, the bf insisted I go to the store immediately so I wouldn't be mad if everything was sold out. He's a keeper.

Now, behold!
My ultimate all time favorite villain is Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty. I always thought she looked so awesome and had the best "don't mess with me" attitude. And I'd be lying if I didn't admit to letting out a shriek of delight when I heard she'd be one of the featured villains.

This eye shadow was really my only focus point for the entire collection. This is the mineralize eye shadow duo in She Who Dares. It is truly amazing. I used the blue shadow over my entire lid and then used the green as eyeliner on the bottom. Amazing!

As you may have gathered, I have a slight obsession with the color purple. When I saw this in person, I knew it was game over. This is an eye shadow from the Evil Queen's collection called Her Alter Image.

So my current favorite effect is to prime my eye with the primer cream and pack on Her Alter Image. (This makes it show up brighter) Then I use Prussian eye liner on my bottom lashes, smudge it in and pack on the blue from She Who Dares. The colors work so well with each other. I love it. New fav combo!

Hope you are all feeling a little villainous.