My dad and I went to this exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art around January. I’m going to share some pictures with you of my favorite pieces!
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Here’s my, way overdue, mini Valentine’s Day look book. Since I had attended a Valentine’s party before the actual day, I have two outfits to show you. The main feature of my first outfit is actually the makeup!
I was inspired by naturallybellexo‘s heart eyeliner tutorial on YouTube. I didn’t have any heart stickers though so I freehanded it. I don’t think I did that bad! I paired the eyeliner with some subtle eye shadow just to give some more shape to my eyes, and a peachy “nude” lipstick. (I’ve been looking for an almost perfect nude for my skin color.)
I tried to keep it pretty simple so my eyes may be the focus of the outfit. I wanted to keep to the usual Valentine’s Day colors like red and pink. I don’t like pink though, so I wore a red turtleneck instead. I had originally wanted to wear my red pencil skirt but the top I wanted to pair it with wasn’t clean.
I also wore some heels, something I rarely ever do. These heels are luckily super comfortable!
For the day of Valentine’s a decided to wear something a bit more festive. Working at Marshalls helped me find the perfect blouse for the occasion.
This blouse was my focus of the outfit, and my way of trying new things. I’ve never had a blouse (that’s not an exaggeration) with such a noticeable sleeve cutout or neckline. I just couldn’t pass up the little hearts, and it’s subtle enough to be worn any other day. I also got a lot of compliments… Yes!
(You may notice that I’m wearing my blue polka-dot pants in this picture. I wasn’t able to take a picture of my accessories on the day of.)
Of course, I had to wear my new watch with this outfit because the colors all go together. To match metals I also wore a silver ring with some Celtic knot design. My real name, Brenna, is an Irish name so I thought it would be cute to have.
Here we end at the shoes. They’re sort of plain but have a very clean and cute look about them. Again, they’re also very comfortable because I think comfort and practicality should be top priorities.
I hope you enjoyed my mini lookbook and have a nice day! Don’t forget to show your loved ones that you care at any chance you get. Valentine’s Day is not the only day love should be expressed!
Turtleneck: Style & Co (from Macy’s)
Heels: Easy Spirit
Outfit 1: Makeup
Lipstick: Maybelline, Clay Crush
Eyeliner: Beauty People, Glimmer Black
Blush: Style Essentials (from TJMaxx)
Cardigan: Verve amí (from Marshalls)
Blouse: Dalia (from Marshalls)
Watch: Valere London
Ring: unknown brand
There’s apparently some idea going around that floral print is only for Spring. Although I’m personally not a fan of floral print, I have two pieces with it in my closet: my boots. They gave me the idea to show those that love florals but are on the fence about using them outside of warmer weather that they can definitely wear them “outside of season” as long as they know how to style them. For me, instead of having a pop of color, I had a pop of flowers!
Here’s a closeup so you can see them better!
The way I incorporated the floral print is subtle but it could easily be done with, let’s say a full floral dress, if the colors were more muted or if the flowers depicted commonly bloomed during the fall or winter.
As usual, matching the colors of what you want to stand out with a few other things (or making everything else neutral) sometimes helps to make them more noticeable. I chose a burgundy coat to go with the darker flowers and wore some pinkish makeup to go with the lighter ones.
Don’t forget, once you find your own way to show off your winter florals, have fun! You have beat the odds and shown the world that the “rules” of fashion can be broken.
Now that I’m starting to include makeup in my outfits, here’s what it looked like.
I wore a beige pink blush and a pink glittery lip gloss. The glitter was kind of annoying but that was the only lip gloss that had the pink I was looking for.
On my eyes I used all matte shades to go against the glitter in my lip gloss. I think I mixed a dusty rose and maroon color, and I used a burgundy eyeliner.
To pull the look together I wore a burgundy colored bow, diamond earrings, and this little puppy ring. It reminds me of my dog, Mr. Bean (short for Mr. Cocoa Bean), who unfortunately passed away last summer.
I hope this may inspire some people to wear their florals no matter what time of year. A bit of fashion experimentation can’t harm anyone, so why not?!
Earrings: unknown brand (from Macy’s)
Glasses: Chelsea Morgan (prescription from the optometrist)
Turtleneck: Style & Co (from Macy’s)
Dress: Banana Republic
Boots: Dr. Martens
Eyeliner: Beauty People, Glimmer Burgundy
Blush: Ulta (came in 12-piece free gift BOGO)
Lip Gloss: Sephora’s Kissin’ Up Lip Gloss set, Festive Pink (currently sold out)
Foundation: Clinique, Fresh Beige
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I’ve never really been into watches. Ever since I was little I didn’t understand the hype of a watch. According to many people, the watch is an essential to tell time, but to me all I need is my phone. As I got more interested in the world of fashion I noticed that watches, although meant for more practical purposes, could be used as a beautiful accessory.
The necessity for a watch increased once I got a job. We are not allowed to have our phones out while we’re working. The only option we have is to walk up to a mounted phone somewhere in the store to check the time… Or, we could wear a watch. After getting a follow from a company called Valere London on my Instagram, I went to their page to see what they did. To my surprise, they sold watches! Also, with them being a new looking company, and me being a new blogger in need of a watch, I took them up on their search for someone to collaborate with. (Lucky for me, they didn’t mind having a complete newbie promote their product. Most companies want you to either be famous or have 1,000 or so followers on your blog and Instagram.)
As you can tell from the packaging, Valere London is a minimalist brand. Their watches are very clean cut and beautiful, allowing them to be worm at any time; any occasion.
I chose their Primus Silver with blue suede strap. I’m not too familiar with suede, but I’m glad I got it because it’s very soft yet firm enough to stay fitted on your wrist. What I consider to be the best part is that the bands of the watches are interchangeable, so if it doesn’t match your look you can just swap it out.
This is the only picture I was able to take with the watch showing because it was so cold outside. You’ll probably see more of it in future posts.
Here’s the full outfit! As always, I like to choose just a few colors to stick to: normally some neutrals and one stand out color. It makes things neat, yet interesting.
I don’t wear makeup very often, and I’m still a beginner, so my goal is to do a look every weekend (Saturdays and Sundays) to improve. The makeup look for this outfit was subtle and soft, featuring a black shimmer eyeliner, sheer purple lip gloss, and some pink blush. I don’t like the feel of a full face of foundation and I really like the freckles and beauty marks that I have, so I only lightly covered some blemishes.
If you actually read everything, thanks! If you’ve just been waiting for the code, don’t worry, it’s coming up.
Beret: Adora (from Marshalls)
Turtleneck: Style & Co. (from Macy’s)
Coat: Larry Levine
Watch: Valere London (code XOXO30)
Pants: Tommy Hilfiger
Socks: Sock Season
Eyeliner: Beauty People, Shimmer Black
Blush: Style Essentials (from TJMaxx)
Lip gloss: Sephora’s Kissin’ Up Lip Gloss Set, Berry Jam (currently sold out)
Foundation: Clinique (not linked to my specific color)