Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Outfit log: Addicted to Grurple

I have a dinner tonight after work with my fellow SF Marathon top ten fundraisers for the SF AIDS Foundation (I was number 10!), so I wanted to look extra sassy to be reunited with my fabulous running buds :)

Occasion: Casual Workday & Top Ten Fundraiser Dinner, Tuesday 12/15/09
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photos by Mijiza
OTKs - mommed, remixed
sheer black leggings - h&m, remixed
blowfish boots - dsw, remixed
purple wool skirt - h&m, remixed
gray cardigan - thrifted by mom
white buttoned blouse - anthro
wide gray belt - h&m, remixed
necklace - handmade by friend's mom + chain from other necklace for length

I really wanted to sport these OTKs again, but wanted to change the look from the first time I wore them. I stuck with the same color scheme, but instead of my cotton wrap sweater I chose a white tank and gauzy blouse under a longer wool button up cardigan. Cinching in my waist with the belt added more shape to the look, and I just love how the buttons on the sweater and the buttons on the blouse play off of each other.

I've realized that I'm addicted to this color combination, a result of owning a plethora of clothing/shoes/tights/socks in both colors, making the potential combinations seemingly endless! I hope to incorporate other colors into my wardrobe (like yellow, blue, green & orange), and think a great place to start would be with additional skirts of this length. They just beg to be worn layered with tights!

12 15 09 makeup
For makeup I went with a light lavender shadow all over the lid, and concentrated some shimmery purple shadow in the outer corners, blending it in along my crease. Then I lined the top lash night with a deep purple shadow, which gave me a great guideline for applying my black cream liner (applied with a brush). I highly recommend this method for the shaky-handed and those who end up with different looking lines on each eye. The shadow is easier to work with (you can easily wipe away mistakes), and I find tracing the shadow way easier than going at it with the cream eye liner (or liquid if you prefer) alone.

Question for ya'll: What do you think about my makeup posts? Do you like the descriptions, or would you prefer more product-related information? (I use the same crap over and over again in different ways, which is why I am more inclined to describe my technique than copy & paste all the details from previous posts.)