the other day i posted a photo on instagram announcing the return of MEGamakeupaddict, the name i used to post tutorials on polyvore. looking back on this name i cringe a little bit, but i’m not going to lie and say it isn’t accurate. there were days i’d come home after school and head straight to my beauty stash, grabbing a few pieces to apply for a new look. that was the norm, and i miss doing makeup like that. i can’t tell you that getting the black swan makeup off my face was easy, but it was one of the coolest things i’ve ever done. so i’ve made the decision to go back to playing around with makeup more often. you won’t see me posting photos of my eyeballs or anything like that, but there will definitely be some more beauty-oriented posts.
sincerely, jules // nars heat wave // pamela love bear ring // lena shimmer ring // lena shimmer double bar ring // steve madden snakeskin wedges // rag & bone booties (so expensive, so i’d try to find a dupe) // nars cruising // haute hippie texas look // ray ban aviators
i am a huge fan of the graphic shirt. for me they’re up there with stripes, and although i don’t have nearly as many as i do stripes, i still treasure them. graphic shirts may not be your thing, and you could be looking at this and thinking, “why?”. but if there’s a part of you that wants to try them, please go for it! they are so easy to wear casually, or dress up. i love to do both… for example, one of my favorite shirts looks great with a pair of leggings and cream colored lo-top converse, but it looks just as good tucked into a tan leather skirt with a pair of flats.
every time the summer olympics rolls around, you will find me stationed in front of the tv when it comes to certain events. tonight will be one of those nights… there’s the men’s 200m im, where i’ll be rooting for team usa (and a little more for michael phelps!). i’ve been avoiding twitter, tumblr and any news outlets so i don’t see the results, but i really hope we medal in the women’s all around gymnastics final and swimming. fingers crossed!! i put together some simple olympics-inspired pieces i’d love to wear, and a pair of boots that can go from being casual to easily dressed up!
The other day I was browsing through my tumblr dashboard looking for outfit inspiration for work (J.Crew), when I came across this picture.
As soon as I saw it I loved it, and am on my hunt to make this outfit (or one very similar to it) my own. I love the elegance of the skirt paired with the raglan along with the other touches of accessories, such as the leopard scarf and the red lip. I wear Ray Ban reading glasses, and love to rock some wild lip colors, so this outfit is right up my alley.
Here’s my take on it: