in a previous post, i gushed all over this diane von furstenberg lorraine dress. i may have also declared obsessed status on instagram. i had written in that post that i thought wearing this dress alone without a blazer or long cardigan to the office would not be appropriate for the office. i thought i would post some pictures to take this dress from day to night. it's pretty amazing how a blazer and different shoes can transform an outfit! joining tara's what i wore to work link up.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
we just got back from a vacation in blissful mexico and i'm feeling relaxed and zen. (okay, i'm 3 days back from holidays but the zen is still holding!) our family needed that week together to regroup and recharge. we're back and in full gear for spring except it is still snowing so i don't think mother nature got the memo yet. i travel a lot, and really try to keep things at a minimum to make things easier - especially with make up. i packed bobbi brown's CC cream with 35 SPF. this is a new product from bobbi brown and i really really enjoy it in terms of wear and coverage. it is a bit thicker than tinted moisturiser, but it really does even out my colouring (redness on the cheeks are the bane of my existence). the 35 SPF was perfect too.
my other two basic items are the bobbi brown pot rouge for lips and cheeks in pale pink and hibiscus. this is an extremely versatile product: it works beautifully as a blush but also with a bit of balm, a perfect lip gloss with a hint of colour. you can apply it directly with your (clean) fingers. because i don't want it too dirty, i apply this on my cheeks first, then take a generous amount for the lips. no double dipping!
Thursday, April 10, 2014
i love unique and personalized things: something that belongs to just me. i first saw joanna pop's fashion artwork through elaine and was amazed at her artistic talent. then i read that she's also canadian! yay canuck love. hehe. she and i worked on two pieces that i am simply simply over the moon about. i think she captured these looks perfectly. i have sketched a bit back in the day but i'm by no means artistic. i'm so so happy with these!
you can see her work through her site, and order too through etsy. she's a joy to work with - i cannot be effusive enough about how wonderful this all was!