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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Orange & Blue (plus, I graduated!)

I can't believe I'm just now getting around to posting this, but I finally had my graduation ceremony from Aesthetics school a few weeks ago! I completed my program in May, but they combined the summer semester with our class, so we all graduated together. This particular weekend was a great one for me, as I was hired on at Starbucks and landed a second interview at MAC (where I also got the job, yay!). I can only hope that bigger and better things are to come, as I have my foot in the door of my dream profession, a makeup artist. Thank God! 
Jason and I after graduation (I love my Honor Society sash!)
 The next night, I had a super fun evening chatting with some new and old friends at a local venue. Usually there are loud bands and annoying smoke at this place, but it was much more chill and pleasant that night.
lips- MAC Morange, necklace- vintage

dress- Forever 21
Kisses and Cupcakes,

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sugar and Spice

I wore a sweet, 50s style house wife dress to brunch with my mom, and a rockstar ensemble to my friend's music video shoot. Both days were super fun! I always enjoy dressing up and going to brunch/shopping with my mom on Sundays. We went to our local favorite, Easy Bistro, and then to TJMaxx for some shopping. The music video was for my friend Mitch and Mikey's band, Opportunities. I played the part of one of a group of girls whose car breaks down, and gets picked up by the guys and taken to a party. It was hilarious! I'll post a link when they release it :) I also did all of the other girls makeup for the shoot, but unfortunately didn't get a good picture of it.

dress- Forever 21, wedges- TJMaxx, necklace- vintage, earrings- Rue 21, belt- New York & Co. lipstick- MAC Ruby Woo
jewelry- Rue 21, eyes- MAC Carbon and Stovepipe Black
leather skirt- H&M, tank- Express, shoes- costume wear website

Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Mermaid and the Indian

I have here two different themed outfits that I wore (when my hair was still long). I just love a good theme! I'd really like to be able to dress up every day with a different theme. For my birthday this year, since it's a special one, I want to have a Marie Antoinette themed party. I'm going to be 25! I can't believe it. I wish I had just stopped aging at 21 :(


dress- Ross, silver shoes- honestly no idea, I wore them to my high school graduation! belt- vintage scarf, earrings- Express, amazing shell and bead necklace- LuLu's in downtown Chatham, Massachusetts
Indian Princess! (I wish)

This outfit isn't as heavily themed, but I do have on earrings from Lake Tahoe, which are handmade and feature tiny silver feathers :)
everything but the earrings- Rue 21

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Grey Skies With A Purple Lining

I wore this unusual color combo ensemble to my friend Chloe's 21st birthday. I really love the purple and aqua together, and the dark grey keeps it from being too childish. I had a great time that night, and Chloe looked gorgeous with her new haircut! I wish I had taken a picture of it. Mine is as short as hers now :)

lavender pants- Forever 21, grey tank- The Limited, grey heels- Citi Trends, scarf as belt- vintage, necklace- Charlotte Russe, earrings- Natural Body Spa, lipstick- MAC Venomous Villains in Maleficent

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Bettie Boop

I am so behind! All my last minute summer vacation has piled up my photos and so much has happened since I took these. I now have two jobs (I start at Starbucks tomorrow!). The other new and most amazing job ever is... I am now a MAC makeup artist! My dream job!! I am so happy and excited for both. Also, I'm very impatient to post these older outfits so I can get to the ones where my hair is short :)

I felt like Bettie Boop or Minnie Mouse this day!
dress- Forever 21 (swap party), wedges- Target, awesome china doll necklace- Forever 21

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Cape Cod Style

I am just now getting around to posting my vacation pictures! We were in Massachusetts for 9 days, with 8 of them being in Cape Cod. One glorious day was spent in Cambridge/Boston, and we also stopped over in Connecticut for one day on the way home. This was all very exciting to me, as I had never been to that part of the country. It is quite different from the South, in weather and in culture. The town we stayed in, Chatham, is very clean, safe, and rich. I didn't see one homeless person the entire time, which was odd. The houses are all quite similar, being the Cape Cod style. There was a cool breeze even on the warmest of days. It was very nice. I enjoyed it quite a bit, with Cambridge being the highlight of my trip. I can't wait to go back!

Photo by my boyfriend, Jason Dunn. This was taken at Rock Harbor, on low tide.
Dinner at Jason's aunt and uncle's house, where we stayed for our vacation.
dress- Rue 21, sweater- Express, earrings- gift (from Lake Tahoe)
Our first full day in town was filled with sightseeing and visiting cool museums. This was taken at the Three Sisters Lighthouses.
I got this lovely bracelet at the Salt Pond Visitor's Center. It's a true love knot, since it has no end :)
capris and tank- Forever 21, sweater- Rodarte for Target
My boyfriend and I explored Orleans and Chatham on our third day, and put our toes in the cold water at Nickerson State Park.
dress- thrifted, shell necklace- Hilton Head, SC (small gift shop), bracelet- H&M, earrings- Limited
This photo was taken in Provincetown, where Jason's aunt and uncle lived. They threw a memorial party in his uncle Scott's honor. It was sad, because I never got to meet him, but it was nice to meet everyone else.
Scott's daughter, Ashley and her friend Alabama with me.

dress- Guess, flats- Blowfish, necklace- Wet Seal, earrings- vintage
Photo by Jason, at the dunes in Provincetown. We scattered Scott's ashes this day; it was very sad.
We also walked around downtown Wellfleet, and I nearly passed out from not eating!

dress- Forever 21, necklace- Charming Charlie, earrings- Express
This was on our day in Cambridge. I am holding a mochi ice cream here, and therefore am very happy! I thoroughly fell in love with this town.
Me with the statue of John Harvard, aka the statue of three lies. This isn't actually him, Harvard wasn't founded in the year that is listed, and it was not founded by John Harvard!

bodysuit and shorts- Forever 21, flats- Target, necklace and bracelet- H&M

On our last day in Massachusetts, we drove to Falmouth so I could get a cupcake! On the way, we stopped in Yarmouth Port at the delightful Optimist Cafe. My favorite restaurant of the whole trip!
entire outfit- Forever 21
We were mostly in the car for our last two days, minus the stop in Connecticut. I wore the above shirt with some dark skinny jeans, and on the way home I just wore a black tunic and leggings. Not picture worthy!

shirt- TJMaxx, chain necklace- Charming Charlie

I am off to Savannah this weekend before I start my new (maybe 2!) jobs. I'm so excited for this new chapter of my life to start. Also, I chopped my hair off! Pics to come :)

Kisses and Cupcakes,

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Pre-Vacation Outfits

Since I only have a few photos of each of these outfits, and none of them are spectacular, I decided to just combine them. I got a bit behind, since I was gone for nearly two weeks. Also, good news! As of today, I am an official Starbucks employee :) That unfortunately means less outfits, but also more money! I am happy to be employed, especially at a place that I already frequently visit.
I wore this out to dinner with my mom the night before I left for Cape Cod. We ate at Table 2, a nice restaurant downtown, and it was absolutely delicious.
earrings- Charming Charlie, maxi dress- Target
This outfit was so casual that I really couldn't even be bothered to photograph it, so I just snapped a few pics in Photo Booth.
necklace- Charming Charlie, bracelet- H&M, tunic- Rue 21, and leggings (not pictured)- Miley Cyrus for Walmart
Another mom date! I love those days. We matched, so I had to have a picture.
dress- Norma Komali for Walmart, belt- vintage, wedges- TJMaxx, bracelet- Forever 21
I think I was in a hurry to get dressed here, but I ended up liking the outfit and wishing I had taken more photos. Oh, well.
tube dress- Forever 21, wedges- Target, bracelet- H&M, necklace- Charming Charlie, long vest- TJMaxx

Kisses and Cupcakes,

Monday, August 8, 2011

Stealth Lingerie

Hello! I'm back from my vacation to Cape Cod, and will be back to regular posting now. I have a ton of cool pictures from that to share soon as well. But first, outfits from before I left! I wore this to an outdoor concert downtown in 100 degree weather, and made the mistake of not eating before we went. I am hypoglycemic, making that an even stupider decision. Needless to say, I ended up getting sick and having to go home, and missed our friend Tim's island birthday party :( You'd think I'd learn after all these years, but noooooo. Oh well, I'll wear the outfit again sometime. The top is actually from the lingerie department at Forever 21, but I pulled the skirt up so it didn't show my stomach!

necklace- Charming Charlie, earrings- Walmart

bustier- Forever 21, skirt- swap party (Forever 21), bracelet- also Forever 21..haha, shoes- Target, bag- thrifted