Okay so this isn’t EXACTLY a reblog, but it’s inspired by a post from a friend of mine, so I need to give credit where it’s due. Plus it’s a great entry, so other people should read it!
My dear friend and college roommate wrote this over a year ago, but I stumbled across it the other day: I’m Starting to Wear Lipstick. It was really bizarre to me to be reading this because I myself had been tempted lately to start playing more with makeup. Matt loves when I look natural, and for the most part I prefer it as well, but sometimes when I go to parties I like to mix it up with a bit of lippy and some eye shadow.
Kat was the first person to show me that makeup can be fun. I’m not even embarrassed to admit we used to plunk down in front of her full-length mirror and just raid our makeup kits and experiment.
Yesterday I put on lipstick before heading out to work. It was a subtle color and though it was noticeable I was wearing it, I didn’t think it was much of a change. I also put on eyeliner. Normally I just throw on a bit of mascara and I’m out the door. Everyone commented. All my coworkers asked where I was going after work; all the customers the same. Matt says I just have a face where even a little makeup is really noticeable. Funny experiment really, but I’m not sure I’d repeat it for work.
I started thinking a lot about Kat over the weekend because I’ve started catching up on Pretty Little Liars again. It’s a very girly, very dramatic mystery show, and I can’t get enough! The girls on the show are all dressed to the nines including full makeup, loud jewelry and heels everyday.
Now I’m not even sure Kat watches PLL, but she and her sisters resemble the character of Aria (Lucy Hale) a scary amount (third one from the left). I always think of her immediately when Lucy comes on screen. Whenever I watch this show, it makes me want to throw on a pair of heels and just ENJOY being female. I realize this is totally unrealistic, but I can’t help it!
I got my temporary residency a little over a week ago and it’s completely thrilling. When we get back from America I’ll start applying for a grown-up job. When I think about our upcoming trip, I can’t help but squeal with excitement knowing I can soon stock up on smart feminine clothing for my new professional life. I think I have problems…
I went home sick today with a stomach bug around 11, and spent a good hour or so in the fetal position on the couch before my good pal Hannah came over to play nurse. I think I had some bad orange juice this morning and was dry-heaving at work (sorry, TMI!), so Matt’s mom generously came to rescue me and take me home.
I think we can all split our friends into two groups (and not just friends, but people in general): Group one are the friends that make your life easier, and group two are the friends that make your life harder. In the past I have had the bad habit of putting others before me to my own detriment. Since moving abroad, both here and in France, I allowed myself to start leaning on others. I’m so happy to have people to call in a crisis. In the old days I’d feel too guilty to trouble anyone. I’ve grown up I believe.
I’ve thrown on the outfit I’d planned to wear today. I’m sad I don’t really get to, because it’s gorgeously simple. This white tee (Seed Femme) is unlike any I’ve ever owned. I love that it’s plain and a bit billowy, while the sheerness of it gives off a slightly sexy vibe. When I first bought it about 5 or 6 months ago, I wore it a little too often, so these days I purposely save it for when I really need it. Matt says I look beautiful in white, so it’s definitely a feel-good shirt. When paired with the Urban Outfitter boots and Levis black jeans, I think it really shines.
I’d like to also take this opportunity to reblog something very cool I saw today. An old high school choir friend of mine keeps a great fashion blog, and I wanted to share her post from today: The Skinny Agenda. This product is a physical day planner that it practical and sleek. Kat Leys, the innovator behind the idea, could never find a slim, fashionable agenda at the right price. Little did she know her idea would be so popular! For all the details, check out Kat Leys website. I cannot wait to pick one up when I’m in America this year. They’ll make a great gift idea for Christmas, so be sure to bookmark it now!
To check out my friend Katie’s blog, see the links in the blogroll on the right. (To Live for Style.)
My dear friend Lulu tagged me when she posted this blog entry on her Facebook profile. I felt the need to reblog since it’s an article that makes me feel good about what I’ve accomplished in my 25 years.
Here’s the link, check it: http://goinswriter.com/travel-young/
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