Saturday, November 28, 2009

Smitten Saturday

Nude Attitude For me, nude lips have always been marred by a slick covering of gloss. I never felt the need to attempt a coloring that was skin colored; quite the opposite in fact. I thought that the shimmering sheen was a more powerful way to complement big, bold lashes. I think now that I was wrong. While gloss will forever be my cosmetic version of a cute courter, I had a teeny tiny tryst with mark’s Glow Baby Glow Hook Up Lip Gloss in Peek-A-Boo a handful of days ago wherein I came to the conclusion that nude lips fall flirtily between two very fine lines – naughty and nice. On the one hand they retain savoir faire; on the other they’re seductive and smoldering – a mix that I simply cannot live without. Thus the reason why my makeup bag will be welcoming three new additions – mark’s Dew Drenched Moisturlicious Lip Color in Skinny Dip, Dior’s Dior Addict High Shine Lipstick in Nude Silhouette 214, and Sephora’s Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss in Birthday Suit. Are you longing for a nude attitude kitty cats?

Cowl Girl For far too long I ignored the elegance of the cowl. I misunderstood the air of sophistication it could lend to a fairly understated ensemble; or the volume it could provide a more streamlined style. But I have learned the error of my ways, kittens. It may have been a long time coming, but I finally realized that a cowl is chicly controversial if done right. It is cosmopolitan and classic juxtaposed with a hint of bohemian ruggedness. Hence the reason one should never find their wardrobe lacking such an accoutrement. Dazzle in Free People’s Convertible Sequin Cowl; enchant in Haute Hippie’s Bias Sequin Cowl Dress; be flirty and seductive with Bop Basics’ Cashmere Sweater with Oversized Cowl Neck; and taunt and tease cute boys via the hint of décolletage displayed when donning Helmut Lang’s Cowl Neck Sweater. Come clean ladies…don’t you want to be a cowl girl?

Strappy Style Mes chéris, just because you’ve never actually toured my closet, doesn’t mean that you haven’t heard countless stories. I’ve described my large amassment of dark wash skinnies and countless pairs of boots (all in differing heights and shades, mind you) to a T; providing you with a verbal view of my beloved wardrobe. Yet even I am not above wardrobe malfunctions when it comes to fashion – especially when it involves pairing said boots with the aforementioned skinnies. Cuffing my jeans, taping them down, folding…I have tried it all, and encountered unflattering wrinkles about the knees no matter what; hence the reason I am thrilled to have finally fallen upon Jean Straps. Clip the garter strap-like contraption across the hem of your jeans stirrup style and slip your foot into your desired shoe for a slim, simple fit. It’s a strapping solution for the boot bulge that afflicts your denim du jour. Ready to get strappy?

What were you smitten with this week?

Fashionably yours!

Thanks to We ♥ It and Shopbop for the pictures.

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