Monday, April 23, 2012

Pink & Purple

Blouse, leggings, necklace Forever 21
Booties eBay
So first I have to give a huge apology to everyone who entered my blog giveaway! I had said I was going to announce the winner a few days ago but it had completely slipped my on that note, drum roll please........the winner is Madison from madisoncary! :)) I'll be emailing you shortly about mailing you the gifts lovely!

I know when I'm back to work when I have a fresh paper cut nearly everyday! Argh. My fingers look like they got into a cat fight... o__o it's good to be back to my normal schedule again, but leaving at 5am is absolutely killer! Last week I was crashing the moment I walked into my apartment at 3:30pm. But now that I survived the first week I have much more energy! I'll be able to properly blog now, yay!

The past few days have been beyond beautiful! Portland is gorgeous when the clouds part. The dull shade of green we normally see is replaced with vibrant ones. I can definitely appreciate living in the middle of the forest when this happens. Now I'm not ready for the rain again...I don't want to part with this 80 degree weather! *sigh* I cannot wait for summer.

This outfit was shot several days ago, before it got hot! This came together from me just throwing things on...I sometimes think my best outfits come from not over thinking them. Completely comfortable and cute. I think that's my motto when it comes to what I wear. I don't want to feel restricted in my clothes. Shoes are a different story though. ;) These booties are my JC knockoffs that I love!

I'll be catching up on the blogoshere tomorrow, for now it's time to call it a night...

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Face of the day #2

Rimmel London Clean Finish Foundation in Soft beige | Rimmel London Hide the Blemish Concealer | Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Sandstorm | Sephora blusher in Raspberry Sheen | Elf Eyebrow Kit in Medium Brown | Love & Beauty by Forever 21 Eyeshadow Palette in brown/multi | Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner in Blackest Black | Maybelline The Colossal Volum' Express Mascara in Glam Black | Sephora Collection Rouge Cream Lipstick in Love Test

Don't forget to enter my blog giveaway! Enter here!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Laughing city

Top Anthropologie
Leggings, blazer, necklace Forever 21
Nails Wet n Wild in Blazed & OPI Rainbow in the S-Kylie
Flats DIY

I've worn an outfit similar to this on my blog but this top is a favorite of mine. I love the fabric of it. I'm not exactly sure what to call it, it's not lace or eyelet. I wore it with classic black leggings and a blazer. I love the stripe detail inside the arms of the blazer. I like rolling up the sleeves a little to give a glimpse of it. I feel it makes the outfit look more sophisticated. I love that I could also pull it off as business-like. I also wore my cross necklace. I tend to wear black and white quite often. And if not that I stick to neutrals. I only have the occasional pops of color, like pink and purple. Wearing black is my thing I guess. The only time I get crazy with color is on my nails. I liked the pop of orange for this outfit. It's perfect for spring and summer. I matched my nails to my shoes with the orange theme. My kitty shoes I made are gold and orange too. Oh and the light washed out my skin and made me look like Casper. I'm quite the orange tan. ;) I abuse St Tropez.

Yesterday and today were nice. Cloudy but sunny all day then come nightfall it rains, so it works out. The forecast for the rest of the weekend looks good! Sunny and 70 out! Tomorrow, the bf and I are thinking about going downtown and exploring. It's funny how you can live in a city for so long yet still have places you've yet to have seen. Don't forget to enter my giveaway, it ends next week! :)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Face of the day

Rimmel London Clean Finish Foundation in Soft beige | Rimmel London Hide the Blemish Concealer | Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Sandstorm | Sephora blusher in Raspberry Sheen | Elf Eyebrow Kit in Medium Brown | Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow in Amethyst Smokes | Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner in Blackest Black | Maybelline The Colossal Volum' Express Mascara in Glam Black | Maybelline Baby Lips in Pink Punch | Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Matte Nude Attitude

Unfortunately my camera broke today so I had to use my phone camera for these photos. They are a tad washed out but you should be able to get the general idea. Hopefully I can figure out what's wrong with my camera soon!

Also, my blog giveaway ends next week! I got the dates mixed in my head! Enter here!

Monday, April 9, 2012

The cat's out of the bag

Blouse, shorts, tights, ring Forever 21
Jacket Urban Outfitters
Flats my own
Locket Ben Bridge Jewelers
Today has been an unexpected great day! No a drop of rain today. Cloudy but warm, with the occasional peek-a-boo from the sun. :) Do I sound like the weatherman?? The weather has an extremely important role in my daily moods. What can I say?

Got to spend the majority of the day with the bf outside. And then after we went back to our apartment where we made a delicious stir fry for dinner. Meals around here are always an ordeal. I'm a vegetarian but the bf is not. But making meals is all the fun, we have to get creative. We don't want to use every pot and pan in the kitchen. After dinner we got to sit on our patio and relax as we watched the sun go down. We have the best view from our patio. We've agreed it's the best on the lot. ;)

This outfit was one from a few days go. From before I wasn't feeling well. Better late than never. This top has become a favorite of mine! I'm not sure if it's because of it's sheerness or the polka dots...maybe it's the both of these. Like I've said, stripes, polka dots and pink, that's where you'll find me currently in stores. I wore just a regular black tank underneath. I paired the blouse with a pair of shorts that I've had for a while. And since it's still not 'bare leg weather' I wore basic black tights as well. Now if you're wondering where I got the idea for this post's title, I'm wearing my DIY kitty flats, yup made these cuties myself. This jacket is practically a century old! I purchased this back in 2009 and never really wore it. And now, I pair it with so much!

My necklace is an old locket that I got for a birthday. My mom and step dad gave it to me. It's really pretty. Of course my camera would have to steal this when my icky flash went off. The clouds don't work well with indoor photography. I've made a mental note to post a better picture of it soon. :)

Tomorrow I'll be doing some major blog maintenance. I've been thinking about doing this for a while. I have some ideas and I want to see how they'll play out. I'll also try to put my blog giveaway out there a little more. Ends very soon!! So go enter, here!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Chatterbox week 10

First meal in our apartment | My pup from California loves going for rides | I'm obsessed with clouds! | Veggie pizza is my weakness | Loved my makeup this day | My necklaces in a tangled mess! | Diet Coke my addiction | Pomegranate margarita mmm | Flower we bought for our patio | Orange nails for spring | Loving the sunshine | Corona & lime my fav!

Took a mini three day vacation from blogging this past week. I hadn't been feeling well, it may have been from the hectic move in. And not to mention the crazy weather. From sunny to rain and winds. Ugh. I started feeling better yesterday but had no time to do a proper blog post. I'm a quality over quantity kind of person. :) I'll be back to my normal blog schedule tomorrow. I have so many blogs to catch up on. I kind of feel out of the blogashere loop now. Sad day. I hope everyone enjoyed their Easter weekend! Can't wait to jump back into blogging tomorrow!

Don't forget my giveaway ends the end of this week! Enter here!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Tarte Lip Surgence Natural Matte Lip Tint in Lucky

If you've been following my blog, then you've seen me wearing this lip tint quite a lot. I recieved this in my March Birchbox several weeks ago and since then it's been a super favorite of mine! You can see me wearing this here, here and here. :)

This lipstain has a nice creamy and matte formula that leaves your lips feeling moisturized and smooth. They have a peppermint smell to them, I love this! After applying this tint, your lips feel a slight cool and tingly sensation. This makes chapped lips feel so much better! When I first started using this mine were pretty bad. I get seasonal chapped lips from the cold weather and wind. I think in about a week my lips were back to normal from using this product. Actually, better than before really. For being a tint, these pencils are extremely pigmented. You can do a quick swipe for a hint of color or a few, to build up color for a bolder look. The shade I got in my Birchbox is a very pretty peachy-pink color. The formula stays on for quite a long time. Even after eating and drinking! Tarte says: Earth engineered from a proprietary blend of plant bio-nutrients our LipSurgence™ technology quickly absorbs into the skin delivering a surge of moisture on a cellular level while boosting peptides stimulate skin's own regenerative system and assist in the formation of collagen. This proprietary blend increases skin's water content for a 'plumped up' appearance. The result is naturally fuller, healthier lips without any irritation or stinging. I can definitely feel the difference in my lips these past weeks. They feel softer and look healthier. As for the fuller part, I only notice my lips looking fuller when I'm wearing the tint. But that's okay, I've excepted the fact that I will never have Angelina's lips. *sigh* As an added plus, these products are not tested on animals. No bunnies were harmed in the making. :) The packaging is cute and matches the shade. It has a pull-off silver cap. Also includes a twist-up bottom, so no need for a sharpener!

The only downside is the steep price at $24 a crayon. I may have gotten mine at under $10 (Birchbox price) but I can see myself purchasing this product at full price. I still have a lot of product left in my crayon but I don't want to run out! I'm pretty sure I will spurge to have this stay in my makeup bag.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Stripes, stripes and more stripes

Tops Old Navy
Jeans Old Navy
Sweater Forever 21
Shoes H&M
Necklace Forever 21 (old)
Rings Charlotte Russe & Frock Stock

Not the most fashionable outfit today, but I'm trying to include outfits that I wouldn't normally blog about. You would think this was an Old Navy sponsored post, since my outfit is mostly by them. Their jeans are super comfortable though. Which is what I like on my days where I'm not doing much. Today has consisted of shopping for apartment stuff. I had to purchase a can opener and toaster...never had to buy these things before! This month is going to be a very frugal month. Which also means I will be getting super creative with my posts. But that's okay, I love being creative. Right now I am stealing Internet from one of my bf's friends. Our Internet won't be set up until tomorrow at the apartment. *sigh* Such a strange feeling being without. Thank goodness for my iPhone!!

I haven't worn jeans like this in a while! I forgot I even had these until I had to pack them for the move! I can't say it enough how comfortable they are. I love the wash of them too. Dark blue with a soft wash. I don't like the drastic washes out there, not my thing. I fell in love with this top, also comfortable. What item isn't at Old Navy?! I found this on the clearance rack, it caught my eye because 1) it was pink and 2) stripes! I can't get enough stripes. Of course I'm wearing this sweater again. I go through phases with my wardrobe. For a few weeks I'm in love with something, then it's like I never wear it.. My shoes are a current favorite! They're flatforms! Which means they're like a flat but with a small platform too. Just in case anyone was wondering. ;)

Today was a gorgeous day, blue skies with a few scattered clouds. I love these kinds of days. It's been slightly chilly though. As long as there's no rain I'm happy. Sadly the weatherman says it's going to rain tomorrow. Oh summer...hurry up already!

Enter my blog giveaway, here.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Chatterbox week 9

Eyelashes I want to get! | Made an oopsie with my tanning mouse | Always always getting Sbucks | Pink lemonade cake mix! | Pretty Nailene falsies | Love this movie! | Giant macchiato to help me move | Raspberry margaritas, my fav! | Fatty eating out a lot lol | Our lovely apartment door, we're # 15! lol :)

Just a short post today. I am still moving things into my apartment and have been purchasing much needed items for it. It's weird, you don't realize how much you need! This weekend is wearing me out, I can already feel the day catching up to me. Tired at 5pm?! I'm thinking about napping...hmm.

My apologies for the lack of keeping up with the blogasphere this weekend. I'll be back to reading/commenting on blogs Tuesday I hope. I miss talking to all of you! Hope everyone is having a good weekend.