What a crazy day! I'm glad this is a short week for me.
Due to it still being quite chilly out, I have a cami on under the blouse, the blouse under the dress, a half-slip under the dress and micro-fishnet nylons on. My arms were still cold.
here). I liked the stretchiness of the dress, as well as the length of the skirt part. Its waist is set much higher than my natural waist, which is where my belt is, but I'm okay with that. It did wrinkle in the lap and but area, but I'm also fine with that. Stuff wrinkles. Whatevs.
here in February with lemon and houndstooth.
A rare outerwear shot (I usually have my runners on by this time).
Aside from the fabulosity of these booties, the laces did come undone easily. I was leery of pulling them too tight (thin leather laces prone to breaking, according to the comments from other purchasers), so I ended up with pulling the bow loops really large to nestle all the beads at the knot. This worked like a charm.
Purple and blue bling:
Dress (Savvie), blouse (Lida Baday, consignment), boots (Prepare Map, Fluevog), belt (Plum), cuff (thrifted), earrings (local), ring (Scotland, locally-made), lapis lazuli ring (Wendy Brandes).
Patti wrote about nails, polish and asked about these polish strip things the other day here. I picked up a pack of the Sally Hansen ones (link, for info, no profit to me or them) and a pack of the Maybelline Colour Show strips (not found on their site) a few months ago - they were on sale for $4.99 a pack in a bin at the drugstore. I've never reviewed any kind of product for profit (and won't, it's not my bag), but here's my two cents about these.
I rarely wear nail polish. Call it lazy, but I can't be bothered. I keep 'em short and clean and that's about it. However, I was tempted by the ease (cf. lazy) of just basically putting stickers on my nails. Baby steps for me: how about just one nail?
It's lasted really well over the past 3 days, although a little bit has worn off on the tip of my nail. I do dishes and a lot of physical things at my job, so it's taken a beating. Note that I'm right-handed, so it's on my non-dominant thumb. I'm sure a strip on say, my right index finger would get a lot more wear. We'll see how it goes for another week, or until I can't stand it being messy.
I do quite like the flash of pattern and can see myself doing one or two nails as a fun thing once in a while. The Maybelline pack is gold with black leopard spots - whee! - so I'm looking forward to trying that one out too.
Such a great first outfit with those shoes! I like them with the blue dress :)ReplyDelete
And those nail stickers - I have a pair too (a freebie) and I've never gotten around to wearing them, I imagine like you said that they would be really fiddly to put on!
Hello, gorgeous new boots! I love the color, too. I am wanting to try those nail strips so thanks for the detailed review. The results are really cool.ReplyDelete
Drool....those new purple boots are da bomb!!!ReplyDelete
I love the new blue dress...great color and cut on yoy
The colours of this outfit are great! The blue looks fantastic on you and I love all your lapis lazuli jewelry too. Ah purple-my favourite colour. Those boots are so yummy and such a wonderful shade of purple.ReplyDelete
Booooooots. That's all I can manage to think. I was so-so on the shape of the guides originally, but the boot designs - I really really love. And those purple ones? Droool.ReplyDelete
Uy, what a fabulous dress and i absolutely think you nailed it with the bright jacket matching your boot detail.ReplyDelete
Nails ?! yes, that's a favorite topic of mine, i think the moment you get all the houndstooth nails done - you'll be hooked.