Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Sweater Weather | Stripes

Yep. Yep yep yep. It's the best weather.
Sweater weather.

Not gonna stop wearing this outfit on repeat until April, most likely.

Friday, November 13, 2015

If I Were A Bond Girl

Have you seen Spectre, yet? I won't spoil anything.
But I will spoil something.
Lea Seydoux's wardrobe is incredible.

As my boyfriend was admiring all the pretty cars, I was admiring the pretty styling of the newest Bond girl.
It was all so perfect. If I were a bond girl, what would I wear?

Here's my premise for my very own Bond movie.
I'm a journalist working in London. I have interviewed many international public figures and so I have a lot of inside information about world leaders. With my attention to detail and sharp research skills, I end up in the middle of a large corruption scandal. My safety has been compromised but James finds me very useful.

We have to go to a fabulous ball where we have to try and get information on a top Russian official.

We find out that he has some serious shade in his home in Bali. We jetset there.

But we end up back in London where I have to help him kick some serious butt. 

I'm obviously no screen writer. Don't worry about the story, focus on the clothes. But I think I'd be a great Bond girl. Plus.. you know.. Daniel Craig.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Ballad of Oregon

My baby brother went into the MTC last week.

Well, I guess he isn't really a baby anymore..

I also tried to distract myself by taking tons of pictures of my nephew. Look how adorable he is!

I'm now living with my "almost empty nesting" parents. They've been a little bit clingy. It'll be interesting..
I now have two brothers serving missions. It's sad and a little lonely at my house, but they're growing up so fast! Stop! Take care of my brother Oregon.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

I Want That | Genuine Leather Satchel

These series titled "I Want That" is inspired by this piece of classic cinema

You know, when you see something you just have to have. You mutter this under your breath and secretly plot ways of justifying the purchase.
This series is dedicated to the things I find myself drawn to that I know I will most likely never (if not, for a while) be able to afford or possess. Not trying to find replacements or dupes. Just quality, expensive, or impossible items that I just really really want.

The first on my list is a real good and genuine leather bag.

I found the brand J.W. Hulme and when I saw their website I whispered to myself "I want that..."

Or a bag from Lotuff

Or a tote from Madewell

Or find one at a shop on Etsy (Alex Bender)

Or from the holy grail, Cambridge Satchel Company


Monday, November 2, 2015

Blackbird Singing In The Dead Of Night

I've joined and started following an online forum about indie make up companies. It's been very interesting! I've really enjoyed it. These are people who love their independent make up brands and will vouch for the ones they support.
I've been looking for matte eyeshadows. I've realized that I use them the most. The satin, and especially the sparkling, shadows aren't getting much use anymore. I love supporting independent companies rather than big businesses so I went to this forum with that request in mind.
I came across this great make up brand called Blackbird Cosmetics. Their website makes you want to buy all of their products, huh? I ordered their Matte Volume II sample kit 

Well, it finally came!

Along with a handwritten thank you note and a couple of throw in samples of blush and skulpting powder.

My take:
I probably won't buy the whole set. Some of the colors I know won't get any use. Some of them are fantastic.

Did some playing around with them.

They're very rich and colorful; however my favorite part is how well they blend. That's crucial for me. I hate when girls do their eyeshadow and don't blend well. It looks scary and way too fake. 

I will probably be purchasing RucaVintageEverest, and maybe a couple of others. I love those colors because they aren't really "natural" colors, but they aren't in your face. However, I'm not a fan of the lighter shades. They're very chalky. I wouldn't purchase those.

These colors are so perfect for fall. I'm very pleased :)

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Happy Halloween!

Holidays are so much more fun with kids.
I'll take going trick or treating with my nephew over any Halloween party, any day.

I've loved having little people a part of our family again. It's brought the magic back to holidays that started to become mundane and felt like any other day.
I can't wait for christmas with this little guy!