Sunday, November 24, 2013

fancy fine vintage is back

True to my word I finally did a major closet purge, which resulted in a giant pile of over 70 items of clothing on my floor. I started listing things in the shop and there are many more to come. But do hurry and take a peek now, because otherwise I'm afraid my cat will make a permanent home on that pile! You will find a few of my favorite lace dresses, several gorgeous silk blouses, and other things I'm sad to give up. But it's time.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

a dress for every occasion

Vintage dresses are always taking over my apartment, hanging from every available door, closet, nook and cranny. I'm planning on doing a bit of overdue wardrobe purging this weekend and selling a few choice pieces on Etsy in the upcoming weeks, so look out for those soon!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

read my lips

I have always had a penchant for bright lip colors, particularly the kind that last through many cups of coffee and bites of candy. So imagine my delight when asked to collaborate with Refinery29 and Maybelline in celebration of the latter's brand new line, Color Elixir. Three gorgeous tubes of lip gloss disguised as lipstick arrived in the most wonderfully bold shades for me to review: Fuchsia Flourish, Signature Scarlet, and Raspberry Rhapsody. I normally gravitate towards a matte lipstick, but this glossy effect totally won me over. It's devoid of that annoying shimmer often found in lip gloss, and it's super saturated and moisturizing. And the best part? Even after running around all day, stuffing my face with food, and wiping my mouth with tissues there was still plenty of color on my lips. Kind of a miracle. I'm sold, Maybelline!

Wearing Color Elixir in Fuchsia Flourish.

Wearing Color Elixir in Signature Scarlet.

Wearing Color Elixir in Raspberry Rhapsody.

Photos by Allegra Juliet
Color Elixir samples c/o Maybelline
Sponsored by Refinery29