I thought I'd show you the various layers to this outfit, since I'm in and out of them all day, so be prepared for photo overload! I hope it doesn't hurt your eyes too much ;)
Occasion: Casual workday, Friday January 29, 2010
Details:I am so stoked to finally wearing this tunic on my blog! I seriously haven't worn it in months and months because, let's face it, it's damn chilly in San Francisco almost all the time so short sleeves by themselves are more often than not (even in the dead of Summer) a no-go. I just adore the way this top fits me (the smocking, the sleeves, the color, oh my!), so every time I get to wear it I just feel lovely all day. Don't you just love clothing items like that?
tunic - anthro on sale
cords - banana republic, after xmas clearance ($30!), remixed
boots - rockport via endless.com, remixed
bolero - anthro, remixed
necklace - ??
jean jacket - the limited circa 1998
scarf - burberry, gift, remixed
bag - coach
Anyway, inspired by What Would a Nerd Wear's recent posts (1 & 2) about the trouble of pairing her similarly colored skirt with other colors, I thought this creamy tan wool bolero would complement the coral-color tunic well while winterizing it and without taking away the shape that I so love. I ended up keeping the bolero unbuttoned because it showcased the boob-flattering smocking, and added emphasis to the hourglass shape created by the whole outfit. I finished up the ensemble with some small pops of blue through my abalone ring and light blue glass bead necklace, which contrasted perfectly with the rest of the warmer tones.
Makeup:For makeup I went with a shimmery nude all over my eyelids and light brown in the creases. I then applied a dark brown shadow as a liner/guide to my top lash line followed by dark brown cream liner, winged out slightly to create a little mini-cat eye. Finished it up with black mascara on my top lashes only!
eyeshadow (all over eyelid) - mac retrospeck
eyeshadow (crease) - mac corkeyeshadow (top lash line liner) - mac embark
eyeliner (cream liner on top lash line) - mac fluidline in dipdown
clinique all about eyes concealer (under eyes and on eyelids as base)
clinique almost powder makeup
maybelline great lash blackest black mascara on top lashes only
bobbi brown blush in ski slopes
laura gellar lipgloss in chilled maple