shirt- thrifted, pants- Levi’s, shoes- Topshop
And the platforms strike again! I can’t get enough. I also can’t get enough of this shirt. It makes me feel like a camp counselor (which I am), a safari tour guide, and a businesswoman, all in one. Naturally, I had to pair it with mom jeans at some point. My recent favorite combination is a black shirt and denim. Something about it feels perfectly 60’s, but still with a modern edge. I love it. Plus, with *bright* shoes, it never gets old.
dress- local, shoes- Topshop
Part 2 of me frolicking through a field of flowers! (Part one is here, if you haven’t seen it yet). Let’s just take a moment to appreciate these shoes. Platform, check. Chunky heel, check. Ankle strap, check. Amazing beautiful color, check! In the spirit of full disclosure, when I wrote this post, I actually had these shoes in mind. Because, come on. These are great shoes. I’m still trying to figure out a way to wear them to school without being too fancy (I’m thinking socks are the path to success). However, I did manage to do a sprint in them to get the third shot. That’s right- it was a 10 second dash in 4 inch heels. I think I’m olympic bound.
The dress is this amazing piece I picked up one grey day in February. It seems like the sort of dress Meghan Hughes or Emma Mercury would wear, which I love. It’s the sort of dress that you can just throw on. Plus, it works backwards too- it has a lace up detail that is amazing. I’ve been pairing it with jeans (with the dress worn as a shirt) and sweaters, but something about the May weather made me want to give it the spotlight. Plus, it matches the shoes. How could I not?
Maybe you’re horrible at eyeliner, maybe you’re confused about what the heck baking is, and why it happens on your face? Maybe you’re a makeup master, and you’re just looking for something outside of your usual sandbagging-stippling-strobing routine. In comes (drumroll please!) Mother Nature! With some flowers! For your face!
My favorite DIYs are the ones that are easy, but pack a punch. Putting flowers on your face isn’t exactly rocket science. But it sure packs that punch. Here’s how!
face: I’d keep the rest of your makeup simple. A fresh base, a touch of highlighter, and a little mascara is all you need. I smudged some reddish shadow on too, to keep up the petal theme. Finally, add a little definition to your lips with a dark pink. This will make the petals stand out even more.
flowers: here’s the fun part! First- make sure you aren’t allergic to any flowers you’ll be using. Please. Try sticking one on your wrist, and wait about fifteen minutes to make sure that the flowers you use aren’t going to make you swell up. Then, separate the approximate number of petals you’ll want from the flowers. Next, dot a bit of lipgloss onto the back of a petal, and pop it on! You can go crazy with this, and petal your whole face, or keep it more minimal, like I did. Don’t forget to petal up your lips and eyelids! Stay away from doing anything bindi-esq, because cultural appropriation isn’t a good look on anyone.
This is definitely more of an editorial look. But makeup can be so fun, and this is a way to combing makeup and nature. Why not?
shirt- thrifted, skirt- American Apparel, shoes- Topshop
This shirt is destined for the “revamp” pile, but I decided to give it one last hurrah. And now I almost don’t want to edit it! Alas, you gotta do what you gotta do. I paired it with this tube skirt that I’m kind of obsessed with (more on that soon). It’s a wierd length skirt, but something about the awkwardness feels so right. Plus, it’s black denim, which I love.
Happy May 4! May the fourth be with you.