Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Always Remember To Layer

I wore this outfit over the weekend to run errands in and should have known better to layer up. Within SF, you can go into different neighborhoods and the temperature can vary up to 10 degrees. If you leave SF, the temperature and weather varies more drastically. There are days where the temp is in the low 60s, but neighboring cities are experiencing beautiful sunshine and 90 degrees. This outfit was definitely fine where I live, but once I left the city I felt so hot in this sweater! I should have layered a tank underneath so I could have taken off my sweater in anticipation of warmer weather. So a message to friends visiting me next month, bring clothes you can layer up in! ;)
H&M Sweater. Size XS. I was going to buy another one in a different color, but this dang thing snags so easily.
F21 Skinny Jeans. Size 24. Only $8!! Inseam 29, but I shortened it by about 2".
F21 Chevron Necklace. Similar here
 Michael Kors Python Tote. (Zip Top Version & MacBook Version)

Sunday, August 18, 2013

The Red Lipstick Story

When I was younger, my mom used to wear no makeup and JUST red lipstick. I thought it was absolutely the most jarring thing ever and said to myself "I'm never ever going to wear red lipstick." As I got older, I told my mom about my feelings regarding her red lipstick and she stopped wearing it eventually. What I didn't realize was that she never lined her lips and the red color would bleed all over her lips and it looked so messy and awful. I feel bad for saying this, but I seriously never wore red lipstick until now because of my mom.
I've seen red lipstick look so pretty on other girls, but I was always fearful so I've stayed away for many years. I have tried a number of red lipsticks, but never bought them because I thought the color was too dramatic and overwhelming for my pale skin. Well this week, after a couple of drinks at happy hour, I decided to go to the makeup counter and try on red lipstick. I thought I'd be a little more open minded with some alcohol running through my veins. Well I shocked myself and actually found a red lipstick I can stand wearing! LOL!

Friday, August 9, 2013

A New Challenge : DIY Cigarette Pants

I feel like I've made enough dresses over the past few months and wanted to give myself a new challenge. I decided to tackle pants because I have such a hard time finding ones that fit my smaller waist, bigger bum and short inseam. A few of you have asked me where I learned to sew and honestly a lot of my projects are from trial and error. I spent countless hours taking apart and re-sewing certain parts just because I couldn't get it right the first time. I had to redo the welt pockets a couple of times because it looked really messy on my initial try (see pic here). If I had extra fabric, I'd redo the knee area. I underestimated the knee line and should have lengthened it by probably an 1". Overall, I'm pretty happy with my first try and can't wait to make another pair of pants! If any readers have made pants before, please share your experience with me. :)
DIY Cigarette Pants - inspired by these  J. Crew Pants
Aritzia Blazer. (similar here - great reviews & inexpensive)
H&M yellow shell. (similar here)
Ann Taylor Pumps. (similar here)