Wednesday Wardrobe: A Few Of My Favorite Things

Don’t let the title scare you away, I promise I’m not going to sing. What I am going to do is gush over all the clothes, accessories, cosmetics and what not that are pictured below. If you plan on reading through all of it, I suggest you take a break right now to make yourself a cup of tea. Go on, I’ll wait.

Ready?

Okay let’s go!

004{Jeans}
These jeans or from Kuyichi, a Dutch Fair Trade brand. Their motto proclaims ‘Now you can look good and feel good at the same time’, and I couldn’t agree more. These jeans are actually way too long for me, and so the leg openings are all torn and ruined, but truthfully? That’s how I like my jeans. Out of all the jeans I own, this is the pair that I wear the most. They are casual, but not sloppy, very comfy and made out of organic cotton. So no synthetic pesticides or fertilizers. Bless.

{Shirt}
This is one of my favorite shirts and I have no idea whatsoever where I got it from. Helpful, I know. What I do know is that it’s from ‘Fresh Made’, a brand that I’ve personally never really heard of and can’t find any information about. So I might have bought it at a market somewhere. Nevertheless, plain white long sleeved shirts with buttons shouldn’t be too hard to find.

{Sneakers}
I’m usually not a huge Vans fan because most of their sneakers are a little clunky, what with them being a skate brand and all, but these I love. They’re comfy, casual and go with almost everything. Vans.com just informed me they are no longer available, but I’m sure they can still be found on some other websites. I’m just too lazy to look for them.

{LOVE necklace}
An impromptu gift from Sam on a class trip to London over 7 years ago, and they still sell these things at Tesco. They ship internationally, so if you really want one, you can order them here.

{Faux Diamond Studs}
Impulse buy at Charlotte Russe, but I’ve been wearing them a lot lately. They’re clean and simple and cost next to nothing, so I don’t have to freak when I lose them. Which is inevitable, really. All my earrings are misplaced sooner or later.

{Miss Dior Eau de Toilette}
My Holiest of Grales, this one. When I was a little girl, this was my mother’s ‘special’ perfume, saved for social events and dates with my father. My mom gave me a bottle for my 16th birthday, and I’ve never looked back. Yes, there have been other perfumes along the way, but I always, always, have a bottle of Miss Dior in my bathroom. Out of all the perfumes I’ve come to love, Miss Dior is most ‘me’.

{Le Lipstique, Lip Colouring Stick with Brush by Lancôme}
For everyday use, I stick to the shade Natural Mauve, worn under Lancôme’s Juicy Tubes Spring Fling, also in the picture. These lip coloring sticks come in a variety of colors and are very long lasting. Also one of few lip products that does not dry out my lips.

{Le Stylo Waterproof Long Lasting Eyeliner by Lancôme}
I don’t use this to apply eyeliner above my lashes but for tightlining, which I prefer. It looks much more natural and it’s easier to do, so win-win. Le Stylo is great for this, and like Le Lipstique it stays in place and is very long lasting.

{Définicils Precious Cells Mascara by Lancôme}
Do you wear contacts? Try this mascara. My eyes can become really irritated really fast, but this mascara doesn’t bother me at all which is almost a miracle. It also gets bonus points for improving the condition of your lashes over time (about 4 weeks).

{Effacernes Concealer by Lancôme}
I can’t live without this stuff, especially now that I have two-month-old twins and have dark circles under my eyes the size of Poland. Lancôme is the only brand that has an exact match for my skin color, both in concealers and foundation, so they’ll have me as a customer forever.

{Ôscillation Powerfoundation by Lancôme}
Truth time: I suck at applying foundation. If I have to use a regular brush I come out looking like a blotchy, stripy clown. The applicator that comes with this foundation vibrates, so the only thing you’ll have to do once you’ve pushed the button is let it glide over your face. A monkey can do it, really. Absolutely L.O.V.E. this product.

{Blush Highlighter by Lancôme}*
Very pricey, but worth it (at least in my opinion). I have very fair skin, so any blush that’s too dark will make me look like I have a fever. This one just gives me that healthy glow that you want.

{OPI Nail Polish}
I will always be an OPI girl, and not just because I can get it cheap. I especially love their softer shades and this one (So Many Clowns/So Little Time) is my current favorite.

{Ray-Ban Wayfarer Acetate Sunglasses}
My go-to sunglasses, because they’re simple, black, go with everything and make me feel badass.

{Black Chanel Suede Handbag}
A gift from my brother, and my ‘every day’ bag. Everything fits in it and let’s be honest – you can’t really go wrong with a black Chanel bag, can you?

* I swear I’m not sponsored by Lancôme. I’m just a huge Lancôme fangirl. Their products never irritate my skin, last you a long time and have the overall best selection of colors for my skin tone.

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Wednesday Wardrobe: Whatever Works

Because of the cast that is currently plastered around my left arm, I’ve been having some trouble getting myself ready in the morning. Imagine getting yourself dressed, doing your hair and tying your shoelaces for a moment… Now picture doing it with one arm.

Yea.

On top of that, 89% of my tops simply do not fit over this monstrosity, which adds an extra challenge. So, today’s theme?

Comfy Crap.

To me, that means Abercrombie & Fitch. Yes, I know they get slapped with lawsuit after lawsuit and I’m sure there’s a million things wrong with the brand, but that doesn’t take away from the comfort they give me (although it really should, I know, I know). Their clothes have always fit me just right, the materials are stretchy and that’s really all I’m looking for at the moment.

And that’s the truth, Your Honor.

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Le Chapeau Merino Panama Hat (Le Chapeau, through farfetch.com); Abercrombie & Fitch Fiona Shorts (abercrombie.com); Abercrombie & Fitch Hilary Shine Tank (abercrombie.com); Abercrombie & Fitch Carley Sweater (abercrombie.com); Womens Pastry Studded Sugar Rush (Pastry, through finishline.com); Ray-Ban Wayfarer Acetate Sunglasses (Ray-Ban, through net-a-porter.com); Bracelet & Earrings (Dannijo, gifted/availability unknown); High Shimmer Lipgloss (Citrus, by Bobbi Brown)

Wednesday Wardrobe: Not-so-mellow Yellow

Sometimes I know exactly what I want to wear, other times I ‘build’ my outfit around a certain color of nail polish, a pair of earrings or certain shoes. Today, I pulled things together to ‘match’ (my clothes almost never match, exactly… ha.) the bangle bracelet my husband gifted to me a while ago. I’ve been feeling a little overwhelmed lately, and what better way to lift your spirits than through wearing some cheerfully colored accessories?

Jimmy Choo Youth Biker-Style Shearling Boots (Jimmy Choo, through mytheresa.com); SuperTrash Paradise Dark Blue Ripped Jeans (Supertrash, through welikefashion.com); LOU LOU Black ‘In Vogue We Trust’ Vest (inlovewithfashion.com); CHANEL Suede Quilted CC Handbag Black (gifted/availability unknown); Lovisa Tort & Edge Detail Bangle (gifted/availability unknown); Bee Charming Eye Love Yellow Multi-Strand Bracelet (maxandchloe.com); Lemon Earrings (etsy.com); Nail Polish (Bubble Bath, by OPI)

Wednesday Wardrobe: I Believe In Love & Pink.

So, Christina Aguilera’s new album Lotus is about to come out, something I’ve been waiting for ever since the album was announced. To those of you who know me in real life, this shouldn’t be much of a surprise. I’ve been a huge Christina fan since I first heard Genie In A Bottle and had the pleasure of growing up with her music. Plus… I like her style.

Yes, really.

I like it. Especially the hot pink she’s been sporting lately. I wouldn’t go as far as dip dying my hair, but I do love me some bright colors with an otherwise ‘blah’ outfit. To wit, today’s outfit!

Sweet Crime Off White Sneakers (Pastry, through welikefashion.com); BCBG Kerra Lace Top (harrods.com); Straight Leg Jeans (warehouse.co.uk); Bridgehampton Earrings (amritasingh.com); Sterling Silver Love Pendant (clothingattesco.com); Believe Bar Ring (topshop.com); Lavish Rose Lipgloss (Part of set, MAC); Nail Polish (Chick Flick Cherry, by OPI)