Wednesday, May 20, 2015

{Outfit} The Cats Meow

Forever 21 ASPCA Tres Meow Hoodie
American Eagle Tomgirl Jeans
Madden Girl Champss Sandal in Black
Vince Camuto Colby Drawstring Bag

Everytime I wear this hoodie I have an urge to scream "TRES MEOW!" or "MEOW THIS B*TCH!". I don't know why. I can't explain it, but I do. Unfortunately for the MP, I wear it quite often. :D

Happy Wednesday!


Monday, May 11, 2015

{Beauty} Julep Lee Swatch & My New Inquisitor

Julep Lee Polish
Brandy Melville Silver Swirly Wave Ring
Urban Outfitters Triple Crisscross Ring (sold out)

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great Mother's day! Julep Lee was part of my accidental May maven box. And by accidental, I mean I missed the calendar notification to look or skip my box options. Oops. The downfalls of subscriptions no? In any case this ended up being a happy surprise. I've recently realized that I have nothing but really deep shades and very few brights - reds in particular. I was quite delighted when I got this. Its easily a one coater (goes on smooth, not streaky), but I like to do two to bring out more of the color. I've had this on my nails for a little over a week now and the tips are just showing a bit of wear. Which is rather amazing considering I've had my crafty pants on all week.

I've been looking for a bright shade of red to pair with my latest Inquisitor drawing. I've been obsessed with Dragon Age: Inquistion since I got it for Christmas last year. This is my second play through and I think I love looking at my character more than I like playing her! Haha. Her tattoos are actually a deep shade of red, as are her eyes, but apparently I was drawing in the dark when I did this. ^.^ Looks just as pretty in pink though!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

{Outfit} Edging out Lilly Pulitizer for Target

Lilly Pulitzer for Target Girl's Romper in Noise Posey
Express (Minus the Leather) Moto Vest (old - similar)
Jessica Simpson Roselle Heel (sold out)

I absolutely love pairing the Noise Posey print with black. I've tried it with a bunch of different black garments and they all look fantastic. I've played with other colors as well, but something about the black just makes the print pop.


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

{Review} Milly for Kohl's (DesigNation)

After Lilly, there came Milly. Though technically Milly came before Lilly in the form of Banana Republic. But comparing Kohl's Milly to BR's Milly would be like comparing apples to lemons (ha! see what I did there), so we won't be comparing this line to Banana's at all.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

{Review} Lilly Pulitzer for Target

Its easy to say that Lilly Pulitzer for Target was a smashing success. The collection almost crashed the Target website, almost. The Target dog became the new pin wheel of death. Tons of people ended up with accidental orders of the same thing, because, well damn that refresh button. But according to Target, the website did not crash. It did, however, make it one of the most frustrating collaboration experiences to date, Phillip Lim being the worst because posting bags at like 2 AM PST is just cruel (No, I did not participate in Missoni). Even in this land of non-Lilly lovers (no really, see photo after the jump), most of my Targets had scraps left by the end of the day, and a lot of umbrella stands. One Target took down all of their signage up and any returns are integrated with the regular clothing (can't tell you how much fun that is when you're looking for a singular romper).

So yes, Lilly Pulitzer for Target was a success. Except, I've finished this post like three times, but with the amount of Lilly returns pouring in, I keep adding to it! On the day of launch I only managed to grab a few things in my size, but now there seems to be plenty (minus the darn Happy Place romper anyways). You have to wonder how much of it was eBay and how much of it were real purchases. In any case, I'm cutting myself and just hitting publish. If I come across more things, I'll update. ;) But this is also good news! If you missed out on something, now is the time to go look. I don't know whether to love or hate Target for this 14 day return policy, but if it helps against the eBay vultures, I'm all for it.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

An Apology, Expectations... and a few Outfits

Madewell Bien Fait Side-Zip Sweatshirt
Lilly Pulitzer for Target Women's Challis Shorts in Upstream
Fergalicious by Fergie Ferocious Gladiator Sandals in Olive
Lilly Pulitzer for Target Embroidered Clutch in Gold

First off, I want to say I’m sorry for dropping off the face of the planet. Well, the face of the internet. Well, really the face of my blog because my Instagram activity never slowed down. Either or, I am sorry. I don’t have a massive following, but the followers I do have, I have worked very hard for and I value each and every one. I’ve written and rewritten this blog post in my head several times over the past few months, but I really didn’t know what I wanted to do with my blog, so it all stayed in my head and the blog just stayed silent.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

{Beauty} Julep Margit Polish Review

Julep Margit

I don't do a whole lot of nail polish swatches/reviews on this blog. This is mostly because I don't think I'm the best person to do so. I rock climb twice a week and that normally destroys whatever polish I do have on (though I have a friend who manages to climb and keep her manicure perfect. Obviously a much more graceful climber than I am :P). I also have no patience to do clean up or wait for my nails to dry, which often results in dents and chipping, etc, etc. I am trying to get better at this, so maybe there will be more swatches in the future. Maybe not. But the point of the matter is, that right now, if I am telling you about a polish - its a pretty darn big deal!

I got Margit in my January Julep Maven box. This is serious a great polish. I love the color (which is a mushroom with rose shimmer), but heck, I love a lot of colors. What makes this polish fantastic is that it is a.. wait for it.. one-coater. Yeah, no seriously. How rare is that? Julep polish can be hit or miss, but Margit hits it out of the ball park. The self leveling is fantastic, no streaks, completely opaque after one coat. In terms of chipping, I had a rare week where I (forgot) to climb and so I can tell you that the polish will not chip for over one week (normal activity level - lots of typing). Note: I did use a base coat (Essie ridge filler) and top coat (Seche Vite).

P.S. If you're interested in trying Julep the no risk way, they sell some of the shades at Sephora now. Easy peasy returns if you don't like. If you don't mind risking a I forgot to cancel/skip my subscription this month, you can get your first Julep box for free by clicking here (referral link).