Simple Tips

Hello Lovelies,

I found this tip over at REAL SIMPLE, and I needed to pass it along. You see, a few weeks ago while trying out a new lipstick, I made the mistake of partaking in a beverage. This obviously ended in disaster. My tea-cup was cream and gold and red all over, an absolute mess. This tip is ridiculously awkward, never thought inconspicuous glass licking would become an item on my agenda, nevertheless… I’m thinking perhaps dipping my napkin into my ice water and swiping the side of the glass might be a bit more conducive, but either way, the simple tip from REAL SIMPLE has the wheels turning.

Lipstick

Do share if you have better tips/ideas about keeping your lipstick on your lips, I’m eager to hear them. Also, if anyone has any magic ideas about how to keep newspaper ink off your hands that would also be infinitely helpful.

 

xoxo,
-E

All the Pockets You Need

dress with pockets

Hello Lovelies,

As a woman, many of you may know, it is a rare day that I am given the glory of usable pockets in clothes. Honestly, the front pockets on women’s jeans are there for fashion not function, it’s nearly a joke. And a dress with pockets is as rare as a snowflake in hell. To be frank, I wouldn’t be surprised if there was an entire fetish site devoted to dresses with pockets for women ( I haven’t verified that, so feel free to disagree).

So, with this being said, you can imagine my surprise when I came across a perfectly fitting, semi-formal, strap-less dress in a random Goodwill in the boonies. Needless to say I was smitten. It’s a soft, barely pinstripe, lovely gray thing hitting in just the right place above my knee. The perfect sort of dress to wear to a banquet or wedding. I’m actually crossing my fingers someone gets engaged soon. If my magic finger-crossing voo-doo gets you a ring on your finger, you had best invite me. I can giveth and taketh away, my dears.

Now, as if that wasn’t enough to gush over, I have one more thing. Normally, I wouldn’t do this. I’d keep this tidbit to myself. I’d hoard it like a cat with one of those singular feather earrings, thinking  what a grand present was brought home just for me. But, here it goes:  when I told my boyfriend about this dress, knowing all the while he could never truly appreciate the glory of a dress with pockets, but sharing anyways, he said back to me:

“That’s cute, but you know you don’t need pockets… I’m your boyfriend, I’ve got all the pockets you need. :)”

I was a bit shocked at first. It was abrasively sweet. I felt like a lonely book in a Paperback exchange that finally found its’ forever home in some posh cozy book nook on the lower East side. I felt like a Taylor Swift song. He was nine hundred miles away but I felt totally embraced.  The message was teetering on overly sentimental. Still, it felt so good, not unlike that tiny rush of adrenaline in the isle of a shop when you run across a dress with pockets.

xoxo,
-E

 

Studying Spring Style

Hello Lovelies,

For most of us Spring semester is either here or right around the corner. New classes mean new opportunities, new friends and hopefully new dates, at least for those of you that don’t attend an all women’s college. (Fear not sisters: that’s what the weekends are for.)

Coffee Date Cute

Here’s some simple inspiration for a cute coffee/study date. Cozy neutrals and bold girly pops of color. I’m not usually a fan of orange, but with cream and fuchsia, it can definitely work. Downplayed jewelry and makeup help to balance the bright bag and top.

Enjoy :)

xoxo, -E

Check shirt
netalamode.com

Dorothy Perkins tan booties
dorothyperkins.com

Michael kors satchel
forzieri.com

Bangle bracelet
jewelmint.com

Stila lip gloss
stilacosmetics.com

Ilia
tenover6.com

Fuss Free Monday Hair

Hello Lovelies,

I haven’t started back classes yet, but I know when I do I’ll want a sweet and simple fuss free look to get me through the day. Hair out of my face, but more put together than a pony tail or a bun. We all want to make a good first impression,after all.

I think I’ve found the one! Thought I’d share just in case ya’ll are feeling the same. Enjoy! Courtesy of The Beauty Department.

Pinned Image

 

xoxo,
-E

Ruche’s Fall Layering Guide

 

Fall Layering 2

Hello Ladies and Gents,

I’m just adding in a little link I found in my email, Ruche’s Fall Layering Guide! I think it’s super helpful, hope you do to! Look around a little I got my Spring Cotillion dress from here last year and I loved it! I’m actually wearing it in my little icon, now that I think of it. It’s the blue one :)

xoxo,
-E

 

 

 

If You Look Over My Shoulder…

Hello Lovelies,

This week, if you were to peer over my shoulder, this is what you’d find me reading:

#1 The Beauty Department’s New Nail How To

#2 J.D. Salinger’s Nine Stories

reading

#3 The Menu at Gobble Cakes!

#4 This Tip at Smart Pretty and Awkward

#5 This Elbow Patch DIY from A Beautiful Mess

#6 Pretty much anything on Thought Catalog

 & as an Added bonus: You’ll find me listening to this as I pound through my work week:

xoxo,
-E

Confessions of a Goodwill Goddess: Part 2

Hello folks,

I couldn’t help myself. After a quick trip to sweet frog with my ladies, we stopped again at Goodwill. I tried on some duds, a pair of Tommy Hilfiger jeans that made my butt morph from what my summer fling described as a perfect handful to a sad misshapen square of a thing. Dislike.

But then, amidst the gore were these cuties; a pair of Ann Taylor Loft red polka dot shorts and a pair of Express fuchsia dress shorts. Both the perfect length for class and with enough booty pop for a casual apartment party here or there. All for six dollars. I could get used to this.

I included pictures (including a couple finds from my last trip) but sadly the polka dots did not want to show themselves well. Here it goes:

Do you have Goodwill glory moments? Do share!

xoxo,
-E