Saturday, May 19, 2012


Makeup can be so boring, and i'm a real bore in my day-in-day-out routine of it.  I ran across the image of Lindsey Wixson a few days ago on tumblr, was really interested in the idea of a shaped shadow on the eye, and tried it out.
There is definitely something interesting in the 3-dimensionality of the eye and how the shadow is not really just a rectangle- I liked how it looked completely different when your eyes were closed vs. wide open it would almost look normal.
In my test i tried a bit of color, but to my dismay.  Maybe for night but even in a dark green the idea was too heavy of an eye for me. May try out in a super saturated hue- let me know if you give it a try and what color works best for you!

Friday, May 18, 2012


printed mesh dress: Salvation Army (Lawrence, KS)
black tube skirt (underneath): H&M

I ran across this dress one day as I was browsing salvation. It was misplaced among all the other clothes and at first glance it was the ugliest of things but as i circled around the rest of the racks i couldn't help but come back. It's one of those "it's kinda so ugly that it works" type of things.

I would like to pattern from it to make a simple solid mesh dress- although i can only imagine how annoying sewing stretchy, thin mesh material would be. It's downside in wearing is that it stretches out so easy- especially in the sleeves.  I would accessorize this with tons of gold bangles and cuffs but as I'm sort of living in two places at the moment I don't have hardly any jewelry with me.

Thursday, May 3, 2012


As you may notice, my posting has been a little non-existent these past couple weeks and it's been killing me!  I've been swamped with end of the school year projects and organizing plans and events for my summer.
Yesterday I had to be to my first class at 8:30, so I was up working on homework I hadn't done by 6:30 (I'm a morning person, for the most part). I'd showered right before zonking out for the night and woke up to the weirdest and most awkward, yet limp and not-wanting-to-do-anything-else hair.  So of course I decided it'd be a good idea to trim my bangs, something that's been needing done for months now.  Needless to say I did this at 7am.  The results were far from fabulous and I was running around my house  feeling more awkward than usual and with this tragedy now (literally) on my shoulders, I could not even focus on what to wear.  To salvage the day I put on one of my favorite outfits I put together when nothing else seems to work-

Floral Mod Dress: Thrifted, Wild Man Vintage (Lawrence, KS)
80's Belt: Thrifted, Lighthouse (Clay Center, KS)
Orange/Gold Glitter Flat: Primark