Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Dress to Impress Day

At my new place of employment, there's a little three page report that comes out every week that has the word "Spotted!" at the top. At Metropark, you're always supposed to be "dressed to impress". Today our regional manager came into the store. Knowing this ahead of time, I knew that if I wanted to be on the "Spotted!" list I should dress outstandingly well. Well, he said I looked cute, but the reason I wasn't put on the list was because I wasn't wearing anything from the store! Well of course, I should have thought of that... man I was bummed. I guess there is always next time. I just haven't worked at the store long enough to invest in lots of their clothing.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

First attempt at a makeup post

As you already know, I love shoes and clothing, and everything fashion related, but recently I've become more interested in fashion makeup (fashion makeup being runway, photo shoot, etc.) I love colors and having dark eyes works to my advantage; I can use pretty much any color. Today I'm giving Max Factor a run to see how it turns out!

Step one, put a base on your eye lids so that the eye shadow doesn't rub off entirely by the end of the day. Urban Decay makes an excellent base called the Eyeshadow Primer Potion. It prevents creasing too! Cover the entire eyelid with green.

Step two, add blue to the outer ends of the eye lids. I only put a little bit on, but you can add more for a more dramatic effect.

Step three, dab the inner corners of the eye lids with purple. I used a tiny tiny bit, and I used to my pinkie finger to apply it (you can use a small, precise brush if you have one). Add eye liner and mascara and you're good to go! My finished product turned out like this.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Sunshine at Last!

When I woke up this morning I saw sunshine! So I threw on some baggy denim shorts, a tube top from Buffalo Exchange and a sweater from the limited. Recently I've been on a shoe rampage (okay maybe its not a recent habit in my life), but I got those cute Steve Madden sandals a few days ago right? Well the week before that I snatched up some faux suede electric blue gladiator stilettos from Ether on NW 23rd. I haven't had a chance to wear them yet cause of the weather, until now. They are just so cool! It was a littler cooler outside than I had expected but that's alright. It's warming up finally! I got a text from my dad in senior seminar today notifying me that my car will be ready to pick up from the shop at 3 pm today. My car had been hit (pretty badly) in a parking lot. While it was parked, while I was at work. Luckily, the guy who hit it left a nice note on my win shield with his phone number on it, so the insurance took care of everything. I've been driving around a maroon Mazda 6 with a Nevada license plate for the past few days. Its cool, steers easily and its so nice to have 4 doors! But I do miss my little black jelly bean (a.k.a. Toyota Yaris hatchback). I'm glad its the weekend! I have lots to do, and IB lit testing again on Monday, but I plan to enjoy my weekend. xo!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Mixed Weather in May

April showers bring May flowers? Yeah right, more like April showers bring sporadic patches of sunshine with more rain so no one knows how to dress. In the morning there was some sun coming through the clouds, but later I found my feet all wet due to the pouring rain. I had to take my jacket off and throw it over my head. Then it got sunny and warm later in the afternoon. Why can't Portland weather just make up its mind? I didn't know how to dress so I threw on something casual. But I scored those shoes yesterday for only $15! They're Steve Madden's too! I borrowed that jacket from my mom, white t shirt stolen from my friend Eric and red pants from Saks by Citizens of Humanity. They're actually ankle pants. But I'm short so they're the perfect length!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Finally a fashion post!

So this is not what I'm wearing (or was wearing today), because it's still 10 AM and I'm in sweatpants and an American Apparel hoodie, but I did want to post a little fashion update. So this is one of my favorite little ensembles. I think my lovely art teacher, Ms. Cain, abruptly stopped her speech to the class, mid-sentence to exclaim "Whoa! Your shoes!". I might have turned a delicate shade of pink as everyone in the room (of like 40 kids) turned to stare at my shoes, but hey shoe attention is good attention! Those are Steve Maddens by the way, and the socks just accentuate the gold strap. So many random people came up to me that day to talk about how cool my shoes were. Thanks. :) I love shoes! If only I had money now...

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Alright still

Sorry I wish I could but I don't have time to tell you my entire Seattle story extravaganza. I'm such a lazy blogger... Hmm well today was ACT testing at school today, but seniors don't need to do that crap so I went downtown to the NW 23rd area with Jean-Yves and Juulia (they're exchange students, Jean-Yves from Belgium and Juulia is from Finland). And we ate lunch at Elephant's Deli andddd roamed around a little bit. The weather was nice, not hot like yesterday but still nice enough to be in short sleeves. Then we drove up to Pittock Mansion because Juulia hadn't been there before and took some pictures of the city scape. Honestly I like that place better at night... the night lights attract me like a moth! Another good spot for city night light viewing is from that one cemetary (don't remember the name of it... Mt. Cavalry?) up on Skyline. Like wayyyy up there. It overlooks the Beaverton-Hillsboro area I believe. Its good on summer nights. As much as I'd love to go on about that I've got to work on my FAFSA application, which I should have done ages ago. Until next time! xoxo