Three Even Strokes: Spring/Summer 2014 Nails

I don’t post a lot about nail polishes, which I recently realized was quite a shame since I am pretty regular about getting my nails done every couple of weeks and am constantly on the search for that next, perfect … Continue reading

NYC 2013: Fall Haul (PIC HEAVY)

I don’t consider myself a materialistic person and when I make purchases, I try to make the most practical decision about the item(s) I’m buying. To be a beauty & fashion blogger, I don’t think you have to constantly be … Continue reading

Broadway Bombshell: Help Me Shop!

I don’t know if you go to see plays or shows at your local theater much but, if you’re like me, you probably wish you did it more often. So, when the opportunity arose for us to go see The … Continue reading

Anniversary Dinner: What I’m Wearing

So, I have recently been a bit out of it and not around on the blog so much. I have had a kid go back to school, a kid’s party, my husband’s crazy ex to contend with, and I got my wisdom teeth removed this week; all four at once! While I am sitting around with a swollen chipmunk face, I thought I’d show you guys what I plan on wearing for my 2nd wedding anniversary dinner next week.

Last year, our 1st anniversary, I was pregnant and all I wanted to eat was bagels. We had to buy a new car and that also limited our options on vacations because we then had a car payment. Therefore, we opted for a “staycation”. It was really fun and we got to experience a lot of new things around our town that we normally would’ve put off. But, this year, I wanted it to be a bit more romantic; even though our little one is only 6 months old and can’t be left long without an ample supply of breast milk…etc. We have never left him overnight before.

We are going to stay at a bed and breakfast on campus at one of the most beautiful colleges in eastern NC. And, although B&B’s are kind of an old-fashion novelty, I wanted my outfit to remain sophisticated, young, and on trend… Not to mention, in budget!

l Here (above) you see that I opted for a simple LBD (little black dress) which I picked up for $25 at Target. It’s very figure flattering and slightly a-lined, with pleats falling right above the knee, so that it floats away from the body and creates a really nice, playful look. It can be dressed up or down very easily!

I also got a great deal on the Baroque wedges– $40 in the clearance section at Aldo.com! The Sally Hansen nail polish in the color “Slick Slate” is something I have had in my stash for quite a while. It’s a great fall color and, even though you might think it’s a tad drab for this outfit, I’m gonna spice it up with…

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This lipstick was an impulsive drug store purchase…AKA, I was walking around CVS and my prescriptions weren’t done being prepared so I got “lost” in the makeup section. It’s from the Loreal Color Riche Caresse line in the color “Fiery Veil”. Never in my life did I think I would pick out an orange lipstick that reminded me of my grandmother in a good way! I’m thinking of possibly doing a gold shimmery, smokey eye (perhaps, MAC Woodwinked eyeshadow) with this that isn’t too over-powering of the whole look and then accessorize with elements of gold.

The shoes and the lipstick are so colorful that I want to throw in neutral elements that will blend well with the black dress and not just look like I got dressed drunk and in the dark at a Gatsby party.

Any suggestions?