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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Driving Glasses!

I have been having a hard time seeing far away lately, so I decided to go to the eye doctor. Turns out I was right about my eyes, and needed glasses for driving and other long distance activities! I got a cute pair of Tiffany (!) glasses that I'm very pleased with. I keep making the joke that it's the only Tiffany box I'll ever own, but it's probably true! The dress I wore that day is made from a parachute pantsuit I found that the thrift store, and cut off. I love it now! 

Lips- MAC Viva Glam Gaga

new Tiffany glasses!
cameo necklace- Rue 21, earrings- vintage

dress- thrifted, cardigan- The Limited, flats- Target, bag- Betsey Johnson
Kisses and Cupcakes,

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Leopard and Shreds

On days when I really want to feel cute, but am having a hard time, I resort to a few choice outfits. This is one of them! My old standby boots that are probably my most treasured clothing item, my tight ripped jeans, and my comfy and cute leopard cardigan. I know according to my coloring that we studied in Aesthetics school, I'm not supposed to look good in black or grey. But I'll never stop loving black! It's my number one sweetheart! :)
boots- vintage, jeans- TJMaxx, tank- Rue 21, sweater- Forever 21, necklace- Charming Charlie, bracelet- H&M

I love my ridiculous My Melody phone case

my little baby kitty is growing up!
Kisses and Cupcakes,

Thursday, September 15, 2011


More catch-up outfits! Maybe I'll actually get some time off next week (for my birthday!) and I can make some more regular posts :) I am super busy with not only work, but planning my 25th birthday party. It is going to be a Marie Antoinette themed affair, so there are decorations to be bought and food to be ordered. I just hope it turns out the way i see it in my mind. I have a Pinterest board created for it here
super casual after work dinner outfit
jeans- Buckle, tank- Target, necklace- Charming Charlie,  earrings- vintage

rainy day! one of the first cool days this fall :( I miss summer already
ruffled tunic- Marshall's, leggings- Forever 21, boots- Blowfish, belt- Body Central,
sweater- Target, short necklace- vintage, cameo necklace- Forever 21

purple and orange
necklaces- Charming Charlie, dress- swap party (Forever 21)

subconsciously wearing Starbucks colors even while not at work
tank- swap party, skirt underneath- Wet Seal, flats- Target
soft romance

I should have taken more pictures of this!
boots- Blowfish, dress- TJMaxx, bangles and necklace- Forever 21
Kisses and Cupcakes,

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Mom's Birthday & Magic Wrap

My mom's birthday was on August 24th, if that lets you know how much work I've been doing! I rarely get more than one day off in a row, and I'm working full time hours with no benefits. It kind of sucks, but I really need to save up money for that move to L.A. next year! Anyway, for mom's birthday, we just went to dinner and I brought her some presents. Low key, but it was nice to be just the two of us as usual!  I also included the outfit I wore the next day, which included another of the magic wrap dresses I bought in Savannah. I wore the first one as a dress, and this one as a skirt. I'm obsessed. I think I want to learn to make them and sell them on etsy!
Mom's Birthday
dress- Kimora Lee Simmons, love necklace- Forever 21, bangle- Charming Charlie

wrap skirt another way!
tank top- Body Shop, sandals- Target

lips- MAC Morange (my fave)

Kisses and Cupcakes,

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Savannah Style

I was fortunate enough to take one last summer trip to Savannah as a graduation trip from my mom. It was also a birthday trip for her! We each brought a friend, and enjoyed four days in one of my favorite cities in the world. 
Mom and I unintentionally matching on our first day in Savannah

Posing by the phone booth at Sixpence Pub
dress- Forever 21, sandals- Rue 21, necklace- Target designer collections,  bangle- Charming Charlie, earrings- Charlotte Russe

Ellee had us do this strange pose, not sure why haha. Also, I'm sporting a fake mole!
Posing in a graveyard 

Ellee and I on Broughton Street

Paula Deen! I love her! This was at her restaurant, Lady and Sons
dress- Ross, shoes- my mom's, necklace- LuLu's in Cape Cod

Under the Cupcake Emporium sign

In front of the Gingerbread House
shorts and tank- Forever 21, and both from a swap party. gladiator sandals- Target, necklace- Charlotte Russe

Our last night in town, going out to dinner
dress- Magic Wrap skirt/dress from Savannah Clothing company (I am obsessed with this thing, you can wear it like, 50 different ways), necklace- traded at swap party

The lovely and colorful bathroom at Toucan Cafe

I wish I was still there! Maybe I'll move someday :) You know, either before or after the move to L.A.!
Kisses and Cupcakes,

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Recent Makeup Looks

Sometimes I will get bored late at night, and create a crazy makeup look just for fun. That's exactly what the two pictures directly below are. Just some experimentation with bold colors, contouring, and brows. The rest of the photos are just everyday makeup looks that I have worn recently. 

I filled in my brows with a dark blue shadow to create an alien look, as well as contouring with several different shades of pink on my face and cheekbones. I dotted bright purple in the center of my lips to change their shape, as well. 

I also couldn't resist adding a fake purple mole :)

Starbucks green eyeshadow for my first day of work! 

Red lips and classic silver eyes for my Bettie Boop look

Bright green eyes and Fuschia lips that landed me my second MAC interview

Smoky eyes and nude lips for my new hair

Filled in brows, simple copper eyes, and a bold red lip
Kisses and Cupcakes,

Short and Sassy

While this title could describe my new haircut, it could also describe me :) As I am 5'3", that is. Also, when I was uploading these pictures, I noticed that I have been wearing a lot of animal print lately. I am okay with this! I love my hair, I just wish I could style it like the pros do. You'd think as a makeup artist, I would have some idea of how to at least style my own hair... but nope. I am hair retarded. If anyone has tips for me to put more volume in my hair, please pass them on! 

My roommate and I

Simone (one of my 3 bffs) and I

and of course, Slingblade and I
dress- Rue 21, earrings- Express

bodysuit- Forever 21, skirt- Wet Seal, belt- vintage
hair- Jenne Sofield at Lunatic Fringe Salon
Kisses and Cupcakes,