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Archive for March, 2012

Jacket – J.Crew Factory; Scarf – ‘Q’ Boutique; Jeans – Citizens of Humanity; Wedges – Steve Madden ‘Fraid’

Skulls/Hearts Tank – H&M; Monogram Pendant – BaubleBar

It’s a chilly/windy morning in San Diego! This is what I wore to brunch/gossip time with the always fabulous Blondie, Esq., who seems to have brought the San Francisco weather back with her!

I’m still working on finding a good time of day to shoot my outfits so I don’t have to rely on my halogen lighting, which seems to turn everything a weird yellow shade. The overcast weather didn’t help at all, though! I also am trying (and failing miserably) to curb my shopping, as I just realized two things: 1) I’m closer to 30 than 25 (!!) and 2) I don’t want to rent forever, so I’d better come up with a down payment somehow.

Growing up is hard, isn’t it?

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After the rainiest weekend EVER (no joke, it actually hailed on me as I walked ran into church on Sunday morning) I am more than happy to see the sun, and when I found this super-cute skirt at Ann Taylor, I couldn’t resist picking it up, even though I’m trying (and failing miserably) to shop less.

Blouse – Everly at Mimi & Red; Skirt – Ann Taylor; Wedges – J.Crew (on sale!); Mustache Ring – Mimi & Red; Ribbon Studs – BaubleBar

So I know in a previous post I declared a moratorium on the iPhone photography, but I was running low on time and didn’t want to set up my tripod. I promise someday I’ll take some legit photos! Anyway, my favorite part of this skirt is the zipper detail that runs all down the side:

This whole outfit just put me in a good mood this afternoon. I obviously can’t wear this to court, but I think it’s perfect for a warm casual Friday!

Here’s a photo from earlier this weekend, which pretty much summarizes what I did all day Sunday:

Tee: Jason Wu for Target

Happy pre-weekend!

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I’ve always had really short, sparse eyelashes that seem to grow downward, and no mascara has ever been able to make anything of them, so when I saw this deal for $50 for $100 worth of eyelash extensions at Wink Eyelashes, I figured I should seize the day, and I’m glad I did! After two hours of lying completely still with my eyes closed (i.e., intermittently falling asleep to a rare rainy afternoon in San Diego) here’s what they looked like!

Longer, thicker, and perfectly curled! According to my technician, a full set lasts 2-4 weeks before you need a fill (which thankfully only takes half the time and costs about a quarter of the price) and I’m not supposed to wear mascara (not that I would use it if I’m going to wake up with eyelashes like this!) The only makeup I have on in this photo is eyebrow powder. Yay, low-maintenance!

Lipstick – Makeup For Ever Rouge Intense #40

I’ll keep you updated about the staying power of these, but for today, I’m a convert!

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That’s right, I’m now on Bloglovin’! Hope to see you there 🙂

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This outfit isn’t too exciting, but what *is* exciting is my new tripod! Goodbye awkward iPhone photography, hellooo awkward self-timer photography!

[sunnies – Chanel; dress – Forever 21 (old); watch – Nixon; sandals – rainbow; lipstick – MAC Amplified]

I guess I need to figure out when the light’s good by this wall…or maybe I need a less-crappy camera. The one I’m using right now is a cheapo Nikon Coolpix S220, which I’ve had since college!

Yeah this orangey tinted light really isn’t working for me…guess I’ll keep trying!

If at first you don’t succeed…

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I jumped on the Pinterest bandwagon a few weeks ago, and the sock bun turns up in my feed at least once a day. I’ve shied away from buns ever since my dance team days – too many painful memories of my mom pulling my hair super-tight, cramming hair pins into the bun, wrapping it in a black nylon (ancient Chinese secret?) and hairspraying the living daylights out of it. But then I saw this post by the lovely Bees and Bows and got brave.

headband – H&M

I also spent some time last weekend with one of my best friends in the whole wide world and my doggy nephews! Here are some Instagram shots from the weekend.

maxi dress – Old Navy; denim jacket – J.Crew Factory

rocky, baxter

what’s in the oven?

Peace, love, and sock buns!

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