Thursday, August 23, 2012

pinspired outfit: a fedora and saran wrap nails

Confession: I love hats. I love wearing them. I just don't love the "oohh, getting fancy with a hat today, huh?" comments every time I wear them. Get off me. I do what I want.

I'm also a big fan of my "summertime fedora," and when I saw this super chill outfit on Pinterest, I knew it was allll mine.
My hat is a little lighter than perfection, but I still love it. I got it from Forever 21 for $10, the tank is from Kohl's [~$8] and originally came with an awkward necklace attached to it. I cut that sucker off. My jeans are Almost Famous brand from TJ Maxx for $14, belt from Forever 21 for $8, and my shoes from Ross for $18. 

Oh hey, Slutty Cat! Figured you might have missed seeing her cute butt.

For a work event, I toned down the outfit a little with our black logo'd tank and camel colored sandals. 

I also tried a new nail technique that I thought I was going to be able to say "THIS IS BS AND IMPOSSIBLE!" Turns out the "Saran Wrap nail" is not only hella easy, but I can't stop looking at my nails.

 $4 worth of nail polish, a couple pieces of Saran Wrap, and you're good to go!

  1. Do two coats of your first color.
  2. Let it dry completely.
  3. Do a pretty thick layer of another color, and immediately "stamp" with scrunched up Saran Wrap. [Do one nail at a time, and I liked it better when I only stamped once.]
  4. Cover with a top coat!
For someone who sucks at painting nails perfectly, this is a dream. You can accidentally bump into something during the drying process, and it's fine! You can get it all over your fingers and not worry about it, because you're going to have to clean it up after "stamping" anyway!

Yeah, I'm obsessed. It's also like the "crackle" effect, but WAY cheaper, and far more options!

So far, so good with this Pinterest challenge! I need to get more color, less black though. 


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