Saturday, January 14, 2012

Value Village

So I was at Value Village yesterday and I decided to do some thrifting as I look at so many beautiful blogs who pick up the most interesting pieces at thrift shops. So while I was there I got

two pairs of American Eagle Jeans:
One pair is lighter blue in the "hipster" style, in short. The other is darker blue in the "favorite boyfriend" style also in short. As I am sure you know by now I am not a tall girl so finding two pairs of American Eagle jeans in my size in short is kind of like the jackpot for me.

A Old Navy Purple Top:
Nothing much to this one just a nice little Purple top, slightly see through but I plan to wear it for layering.

Simple Black Tommy Hilfiger:
This one was super cheap (2.99) for a simple black t-shirt and I had a $3 off coupon, so basically a free shirt.

I am very happy with my purchases, although I don't know if you'd really call that thrifting because I bought things all have name brands, and were very causal clothes. I enjoyed them either way though!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

College

Ah! To be back to college, it's been a busy first week of the semester, but being the fashion lover I am I have made a list of things I loved in the first week and things I am not so crazy about!

Love list:

Wedge Pumps:













All Aldo Wedge Pumps

There is something to be said about a nice wedge, I think they are the perfect dressing up for school shoe, the reason why is that in a wedge usually a person can walk normally which is essentials for a school, because while fashion is great, if it isn't functional (as in you can't walk four flights of stairs with a backpack/ tote of books) then it really shouldn't be in school. I think wedges bring the best of both worlds, fashionable and classy, yet functional.



Long Sweaters: I love how long sweaters look, now being a fairly short person (5'1) wearing a "long" sweater is hard to do because so many sweaters are long anyways it is hard to strike the balance between long and looking a bit like I am playing dress up in my mum's clothes. However when they are done right, it looks so awesome, and warm!


Dark Nail Polish:



Zoya Nail Polish in Casey


This just might be my want for more dark nail polishes but I am loving darker colours.


Trench coats: I love trench coats and have been looking for one for a while now! I love how great they look, how pulled in and how professional it looks, plus it's a great layer tool!


Totes:



Burbery Tote




Gucci Tote



Prada Tote

As well as a backpack I think this are great for holding things in, although they don't always work for fitting things nicely in I think when they do it's a pretty way to pull an outfit together. I have been enjoying the tan/brown ones, as you can clearly see from my examples!

Less Love:

-Fleece Vest with random company name on it.

- Super high heels in school

- Stained clothes

Also to note I have decided I am going to try to wear a different colour nail polish each week to school, I will see how long this last for, probably until the workload increases.

And finally, thanks to My Glittery Obession for reward me with the "Cute Blog Award" I am not really sure how to display it, but I will figure that out and answer the questions about it soon!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Christmas/Boxing Day Haul

Hello!
Sorry I have been away for a while, I was at my grandparents who don't have the Internet for the hoildays, my Christmas and new years were great, happy 2012 everybody!

So I figure I might as well do an update of everything beauty/fashion related I got for Christmas!

1) My Micheal Kors Wristlet/Iphone holder:



This little thing I have been after since I first saw it in our Micheal Kors here, it is a bit on the expensive side ($80 for a wristlet) but I knew I had to have it when I saw it! My boyfriend ended up buying me it as my "big" present, I have since tried it out, it's amazing, my Guess wallet is kind of huge so it's hard to fit in small purses for say clubbing or going out, however with this I just grab my cards and phone and go. I love it.

2) Lululemon Headbands:


I love these as well, I am pretty excited to try them out actually work out and since they have the plastic nonslip bits I can wear these to school with my hair up and not have to worry out them fall out (as a lot of cloth headbands do to me)

3)PJS:




Alright so these might not be the height of fashion, but you have got to love soft fluffy pjs to relax in!

4) Silver Earrings:





I am pretty pale with dark hair so silver hoops are my favorite to go to earrings as they show up well against my hair and I love hoops! My boyfriend got me a nice pair that won't wreak (read real silver and not $5 ones).

5) Makeup!
So my grandma went on like a make up spree and got me so many things, I ended up with three new nail polishes (Avon splendid blue, Lagoon, Crackle Black):

Lagoon:




Splendid Blue:




The blues are so pretty, blue is my favorte colour nail polish, so I love have more, the Splendid is particularly beautiful, I put it on right away! The other nail polish the crackle that I have wanted since I first saw it, I can't wait to put it under red sparkle.






Next she got me a lip gloss Avon Iced Pink:





(my grandma loves Avon and I love make up) it's a soft pink, with a light shine I have tried it on a couple of times, it's light enough that it works well for a good natural look

Avon smooth minerals:



okay I fell in love with this, I was a bit worried it would be too dark as I couldn't see it in person (which is what happened with ELF powder) however it's perfect and I love how it adds just a little bit more coverage without being over done, it instantly went into my "use everyday" pile.


Avon sparkling warm rose lipstick:




as I haven't worn lipstick in a while, so this fun to play with. I haven't actually tried this out yet, but I am happy with the colour

Avon liquid eyeliner:




this is one I have been playing with a lot since I got it, because after 6 years of wearing pencil eyeliner I still suck at liquid! So this is my attempt to learn!

Avon eyeshadow in Pink Sands:




(I wear a lot of pink) now I love the colour of this one, however the tube (that's right tube) is a little bit difficult to use as the brush needs some tugging to get out and when you do, you are reward with a puff of eyeshadow going everywhere. Finally a traveling bag to put it all in! Overall go Grandma! Great presents, I love make up so all of these were such fun to get!

6) Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner:




This was from my friend Jeff, I have been using MAC engraved for a while now, and I have heard this is really good and I figure I should try it out and see if I like it, I have tried it so far and I really love it, although the price tag is a little crazy, hurrah for Christmas!

7) Green Corset:




This was from my friend David I love corsets I have a (small) collection of a dark pink underbust corset and a green training waist corset, of course they are both for fun ( I do not wear a corset everyday, I like breathing) however they are both beautiful!

Finally because of course I apparently don't have enough stuff my friends and family and I went shopping in the Boxing Day week and grabbed some nice pieces

1) American Eagle Jeans, Artistic style:




simple new jeans as my last pair has rips in the thighs and it was time to retire them, unfortunately they are way to long for me, I will have to get them hemmed however jean hemming is pretty easy so it's not very expensive.

While there I picked up a pink shirt with lace and buttons in the back.




2) I went to Forever 21 and found a cute little strawberry necklace for 1.50 so I needed it of course.






3) I will also break down and buy Nars Red Lizard soon with Christmas money, I am trying hold off for now.... it's so pretty!





So that brings me up to date with everything I got! What a great Christmas! And a great start to this year! Also my new year's resolution is to draw more, get better grades, and learn to teleport.