Monday, December 12, 2011

Spirit Hoods

Maybe you've been out and about and seen people wearing giant animal hoods on their heads. Or perhaps you've just been scouring the latest issue of Us Weekly and noticed a celeb rocking the same thing. Confused? Worry not, because I'm here for you. They're called SpiritHoods and can be purchased for around $130 at the SpiritHoods website. Demi Lovato and Ellie Goulding were spotted wearing them too.

For those of you a little less willing to drop your paycheck on these beauties, I've discovered (and purchased!) something very similar from Target for only $25.99. I kid you not.

The leopard one is all I've seen at Target, but no matter; leopard is the hottest print of the season. Get 'em while they're still hot!

xo Andie

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Shark Week: LBD Look #3

Shark Week
The dark red blazer gives this simple dress and mysterious and sophisticated air, perfect for late fall.  Accessorizing on a theme can pull and entire outfit together, and strappy black heels add just the right amount of drama to the look.

Jungle Fever: LBD Look #2

Night Out 2

Especially suited for outdoor events, these tribal prints and cozy fur vest give the feel of luxury and a sense of wanderlust. Black booties update the look, and simple stud earrings don't distract from the drama of the fur vest.

Pretty in Pink: LBD look #1

Night Out 1
Girly accessories and a shocking pink color update this basic-black-pumps and LBD duo. This look is all about attention-getting pieces to brighten up a flattering dress.

Big Night Out

This weekend marks an event I've been looking forward to for a while, almost exclusively because of the outfit I have planned out.. When it comes to a special occasion, I'm a firm believer that nothing is effective as the classic LBD and knock-out accessories. So here we have the same dress, styled for three different girls.
(made with Polyvore)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Another apology

It's been a while since anything new appeared here. College is no joke, you think you'll totally have time for everything but there just AREN'T ENOUGH HOURS IN THE DAY! I promise to get something new up in the next few hours, though. Swear.
xox Kat

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

What I wore today - the Rainy Weather edition.

As most of you know, Katelyn and I live in Florida. We may be in different cities now, but one thing is still clear: the weather sucks. Here in the panhandle, it rains when you don't need it to, and it's sunny when you need clouds. It's funny to think about, but I took rainy weather for granted in high school. My school provided a long awning throughout campus that allowed you to stay (somewhat) dry as you and your classmates shuffled from one class to the next. Now that I am in college (and on a nature reserve campus, nonetheless), there is no long awning to hide under, and I am reduced to trudging through the rain under my little red umbrella.

Another challenge that rainy weather presents is getting dressed. In high school, I'd be fine to schlep around in a flannel shirt, skinnies, and boots. That is not the case in college, as a) I have looked put-together since the first day and b) pants are not an option anymore. When I need to cover my legs, I turn to the power of tights.

I did my makeup the same as I always do - foundation, eyeliner, mascara, eyebrow pencil, blush, lipstick. I love bright red lipstick on a rainy day, especially ones with bluish tones. It brightens up my whole face and adds some color to this dull and dreary day.

I never do much to my hair - srunched it dry, twisted into a ballerina bun, hairspray, style my bangs, done - but today was the one exception. I added some humidity and heat control spray from Aveda ("Brilliant" damage control, $16) after the bun was released to keep it in tact. However, the spray was no match for the Florida weather: my hair had frizzed by 11:00. Luckily I had a travel-size bottle of lotion tucked in my purse that tamed my unruly locks ASAP.

Cardigan - from my mom's closet.
Belt - from my mom's closet.
Dress - Target
Ring - Charlotte Russe
Tights (not pictured) - Target
Ankle boots (not pictured) - gift from my grandma.

I love the red belt because it goes with the dress and my lipstick, not to mention I had a red umbrella. There is also the smallest whisper of red dye left in my hair. Do you sense a theme going on here? I love red, especially on rainy days. Plus my boots are the most lovely shade of brown (think melted chocolate), so everything about my outfit screamed "I'm ready for fall!" The plus side? I managed to stay cute and dry.

Enjoy your weather, wherever you are!


Thursday, September 22, 2011

The greatest thing you will ever learn...

is that MAKEUP FOREVER on Sephora now carries Moulin Rouge-themed makeup.

I was browsing the internet, as per usual, when I got a text from my mom: "How about Moulin Rouge lipstick? Sephora." Swear to God, it was like my heart stopped beating, my lungs stopped working, and time stopped all in one. Anyone who knows the slightest bit of information about me will tell you that Moulin Rouge is my favorite movie of all time, and this goes for Katelyn as well. We can quote this movie. We sing to this movie. One time we went to Tampa for a theatre conference and watched this movie in our van, and annoyed the daylights out of our van-mates. That was irrelevant but you get the picture.

Image courtesy of Sephora

For a short but sweet period of time, your lips could be the most luscious color of red known to man kind (in a lipstick AND a gloss!), your eyelashes could be as long as Satine's, and you could have pretty little jewels brightening up the corner of your eyes. Fancy schmancy, am I right?

The lipstick is my favorite - the Moulin Rouge color is literally called "Moulin Rouge" and runs at $19. Kinda pricey for lipstick, but I recently paid $15.03 or something for dark purple lipstick from MAC so I'm okay with that. I drool like a newborn baby over red lipstick, so you can bet your bottom dollar that I'll be getting my hands on this.

The gloss is "gel-textured" and for you MR fans, it's in shade 43. It also runs at $19.

The false lashes and gems run at $15 and $20, respectively. The false lashes are cool because they are "extreme criss-cross flairs with red glitter strip." I get paid tomorrow and I am about to spend my paycheck on these gems.

Funny side story - I posted the link on Katelyn's Facebook wall just for funsies and got this reaction: "HOLY GOD." She then proceeded to pressure me into blogging about it. This is why our friendship works.

Clicky-wicky and let's get all dolled up.

- Andie