Blazer: Sirens | Shirt: Thrift Shop | Jeans: Thrift Shop | Heels: Aldo | Earrings: eBay | Nail Polish: Last Friday Night by OPI
I always like to experiment a bit with fashion in the springtime (I know it's not technically spring here yet, but it will be soon!), I get so tired of the same old, same old of winter! I bought this blazer last autumn from Sirens and had barely worn it, but I decided to try to create an outfit around it. I ended up pairing it with one of my favourite thriftred shirts, old jeans (also thrifted), and black heels.
Another thing I get in the mood for in the spring is bold eyeliner and beehive hair, so you may be seeing a fair bit of that in the coming months!
I also thought, for a change, I'd include a FOTD with my OOTD, so here we go!
I wore my everyday face makeup (more about that here) and eyeshadow, and went with bold liner and my favourite tinted lip balm (reviewed here!).
This is what I wore on Wednesday. After I took these photos, I realised that the outfit I was wearing was something of a cross of this outfit from July 2011 and this one from June 2010. But this is something like the winter edition, with a shirt layered under the lace shirt and dark tights (not unlike the July '10 outfit, but I think you know what I mean!).
The lace shirt and shorts are from thrift shops, and the shirt under the lace shirt is from Sirens. The tights are by Secret, and the heels are an old pair of mum's that she gave to me.
I was really pleased with how it turned out, I thought I'd end up with it looking nothing like it should.
Revlon Colourstay Foundation for Oily/Combination Skin in Ivory 110 Maybelline FitMe Pressed Powder in Ivory 115 L'Oreal Bare Naturale Concealer in Fair
Contouring & Highlighting
L'Oreal Studio Secrets Eyeshadow Quad in Andie's Neutrals (Shadows #3 & #4) Annabelle Eyeshadow in Champage
MAC Eyeshadow in Embark Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Clear
MAC Eyeshadow in Blanc Type L'Oreal Studio Secrets Eyeshadow Quad in Andie's Neutrals (Shadows #3 & #4) Annabelle Eyeshadow in Champagne Rimmel Eyeliner in Pure White Rimmel Sexy Curves Mascara in Extreme Black MAC Fluidline Eyeliner in Blacktrack Ardell False Eyelashes in #117
Sephora Retractable Lip Liner in Scarlet Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Rose Passion
This is an outfit from a couple of weeks ago (I've been so behind in posting!). I wore my thrifted floral button down shirt with my peach pencil skirt from eBay, and paired them with an old pairs of heels than used to belong to my mum.
I need to take in the seams of the shirt a bit more, I have already but I still find it to be too boxy and the excess of fabric makes it really quite annoying to wear! That said, I love how the colours of it look paired with this peach skirt -- they go together quite nicely, I think!
I bought this cardigan at a thrift shop over the summer and I absolutely love it. I'm actually wearing it backwards in these photos, which I've been known to do with certain cardigans, such as my plain black one. I wear it unbuttoned, buttoned, and backwards! Understandably, it's getting slightly worn out -- I'll be so sad when it's finally too worn out to wear!
I love slightly sparkly knitted cardigans. I have a few others, all from various thrift shops. And I can wait to bring them and start wearing them again in the coming months!
The jeans are my Forever 21 cropped jeans, which are also getting slightly worn and faded, they're another item I'll be sad to eventually toss out. They're one of my favourite 2012 purchases. The pumps are from Aldo, and the earrings were given to be at Christmas 2010 by my aunt. I forget the shop they're from, but it was a small, independent one downtown.
The lipstick I'm wearing is a bit of Coral Queen blended into Pink Blush, both by Rimmel.
I love this Lulu*s dress! It's a perfect little black cocktail dress and the off the shoulder style adds a little bit of sex appeal without showing too much skin. I paired it with a skinny belt to give myself a bit more shape and my favourite heels for a classic, evening appropriate outfit.
Well it's certainly been a while, hasn't it? It seems hard to believe summer is, for all intents and purposes, over. I feel like it flew by before I even really had a chance to think about it. Fragmented by packing, moving, unpacking, and getting settled in to a new place, I almost feel like I missed it. Although, my fading tan lines inform me otherwise...
Moving on, this look was styled around a faux suede fringed bra-top from SheIn. Ordering it on a warm summery day, I hadn't considered how the weather may shift by the time it arrived in the postbox. Picking up the package on one in a string of several cool, rainy days, I realised my minor screw up. I abandoned the summery, slightly beachy look I had in mind to go for something a little more seasonally appropriate.
I wanted to pair the top with high waisted blue jeans, but something about how the bottom of the fringe hit the waist of the jeans created a very unflattering box-like silhouette. 'Low rise jeans, it is then', I thought and grabbed an old pair of black jeans. Not surprisingly, ten pounds gone later, they didn't fit quite how I remembered. For a moment I considered wearing a belt, but quickly decided I didn't need or want to wear one. I tossed on an old jean jacket to keep the look casual, but probably wound up negating the casual vibe by wearing heels, even though they're not particularly nice ones. They're old and battered and gave me four blisters when I (stupidly) wore them to a car show in Sidney late last month. In my defence, I had worn them countless times before without any trouble. Thought I was in the clear, was not, paid the price of only being able to wear thongs for days. Such is life.
So, that's my first little outfit post since moving house done and dusted! It's quite different from the first look I posted after moving last year but it also feels a bit more like 'me', if that makes any sense at all. I've got a few ideas for new posts in mind, so I'm hoping to be a little more consistent when it comes to this blog. I'd really like to be. And I'd also like to say thank you to everyone who keeps coming back and has stuck with me through all my little 'disappearances'. I hope you've all had a lovely long weekend.
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