Wednesday, October 22, 2014

nails: making music with jamberry

Anyone else's nails only look good for a couple weeks at a time before they go to $#!t again?! I don't know why, but I only get my nails long enough to paint for about a month, before I work on growing them out again for another three to four. I need more biotin in my life. 

When the time comes, I do a lot of playing. This time I had to use one of my favorite Jamberry sheets... it had boomboxes or tapes and other fun stuff on it!

To match it, I added an orange polish I got from Five Below [it's nice and thin and rarely chips] and Selena Gomez's "Pretty in Plum" by OPI. The glitter is Essie's "Set in Stones." [I got the Essie and OPI in previous Ipsy bags!]

The Essie glitter chips the easiest. I had to switch out the pinky nail to just purple after 36 hours... but it's still looking fabulous!

Also... be on the lookout for a Jamberry giveaway coming within the next 7 days!


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

pinspired outfit: fall is for flannel

Remember when I used to do a bunch of Pinspired things?! That seems like a lifetime ago. Let's do it again. Sorta. 

I saw this pin and even though the jeans she's wearing are a very light blue, I decided that white jeans and flannel is a great idea.

I definitely like the light colored boots better, but with my flannel, black was the way to go.

-flannel from Target
-jeans from JustFab
-booties from Forever21

I don't wear watches that often because I normally end up taking them off while working. They just get in the way! This one is the exception, though.. and I'm not just saying that because it was given to me. The silicon is soft and flexible, and the watch is waterproof! PLUS... they're totally unisex. 

Check them out! They're offering you 10% off with code "elizabethany" ! 

Now... I want to get more flannels. Does that make me basic?


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

what i'm wearing: end of summer catch up

It's time for another catch up with outfit pics on my phone from the end of the summer. 

I feel like I can wear shorts longer than I can wear tank tops. My arms get so much more cold than these meaty lower limbs. The cutout booties are perfect for transitioning too, I feel.

-green shirt jacket from Kohl's
-shorts from Kohl's
-floral tank from Forever21
-booties from Charlotte Russe

Wore this out to host one of my club nights [which I'll be hosting at Ultrabar again on October 24th, BTW]. Rocked the fanny, and became obsessed with the "scuba" material of the skirt. 

-open back top from Forever21
-neon skirt from Forever21
-shoes from Charlotte Russe
-fanny pack from Charlotte Russe
-bandeau from H&M

This is one of my new favorite outfits. It's a high neck tank, but it's sheer and has an open back. I feel like I can get away with it at work with a tank underneath [really I can get away with anything, but I like to look 50% presentable] and then I switch to a bandeau when heading out. 

-top from GoJane
-Express jeans
-wedges from Charlotte Russe

Now begins fall fashion. *sigh* I love the ease of scarf and boot season, but feeling hott when heading out is a lot more difficult, don't ya think?! Plus it's a lot more laundry and articles of clothing to match together. SO MUCH WORK.


Friday, October 10, 2014

wearing: a diy peplum top

What do you do when you get an article of clothing that fits pretty well, but is see-through or the wrong color or something? You dye it, duh.

I was forever looking for a white peplum shirt and got one from ASUS that fit well, but it was so see through and any tanks underneath looked ridiculous. When I realized it was too late to return it, I decided to just try and dye it.

Even though the threading didn't change colors, I love the way it turned out! And now I think I'll become addicted to dying things custom colors.

-peplum top from ASUS
-floral jeans from Forever21
-grey suede pumps from H&M
-necklace from Charlotte Russe

I still can't decide if the peplum shape is flattering or not on me. Honest opinions are very welcome. 

Also... I'm trying to get every last day out of tanks before I have to start pairing them with jackets every day. That's annoying.


Thursday, October 9, 2014

influenster box: victoria's secret sport clothes

Have you signed up for Influenster yet?! The boxes seem to keep getting better! This time; a bra and pants from Victoria's Secret's Sport line! [They also sent a stack of coupons to hand out to friends!]

I've never wanted to post a "here's my workout bod" picture, but, well... I gotta show you how these things are!

Why does someone need cleavage while working out?! This sports bra actually gave me boobs, and I'm not used to that. [Okay, not huge ones... but they exist.] I thought you were supposed to look like the president of the itty bitty titty committee at the gym...?!

Welp.... I kinda liked the look of it, and it didn't feel like a real bra like I expected it too. As for the pants: they tucked everything in good and tight while staying comfortable. 

I think I'm more than happy with these freebies.... but it's still crazy to me to spend $50 on a sports bra. Give me more coupons and I'll buy a whole collection.


PS I'm mad I have a whole lighting/tripod set up behind me, and I still resorted to a phone selfie. I'm lazy. Or busy. Whatever you wanna believe.

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