This outfit is my attempt to kill three birds with one stone: black lipstick for this month’s Alternative Curves bloghop, a review of some awesome jewelry that Kelsea Echo sent me, and wearing my favorite black tutu-esque skirt that I haven’t worn in a while. Sian recently posted a goth-tastic outfit featuring the same skirt, which reminded me that I have it and love it and should wear it more often.
I’ve been a fan of Kelsea’s jewelry for a long time–you can see me wearing my favorite unicorn necklace that I bought from her here, and a few of her rings here–so I was excited when she offered me three pieces to review. Her pieces are cute, whimsical, and come in a variety of colors and themes. For example, she currently has some pieces available that are candy-themed and brightly colored, others that are dark and Victorian-goth-y, and still others that are Alice In Wonderland-themed. I picked a rainbow candy necklace and bracelet and a pair of silver spike earrings, which are perfectly punky and versatile.
Kelsea also gave me a discount code to pass along to my readers: use the code TUTUS15 for 15% off your entire order. This code will be valid until May 8th, two weeks from today. So if you’re looking to snap up some heart-shaped waffle earrings, a rhinestone coffin necklace, or a golden unicorn hair comb, now is your chance!
Top: Re/Dress, fuzzy shrug: SimplyBe, skirt and bag: ASOS Curve, shoes: Buffalo Exchange, bunny ears: Crown & Glory, pin: Domino Dollhouse, tattoo choker: eBay, flower ring: The Big Thrifty, rainbow bracelet: DisneyWorld, studded wristband: PacSun (really old), spike wristband: So Good, earrings, necklace, and rainbow bracelet: Kelsea Echo (gifted), lipstick: Makeup For Ever Rouge Artist Intense in Satin Black Continue reading
Every year on or near March 14th, Steve and I hold a Pi Day party. After we got engaged in February, I started thinking about having a party to celebrate, and it seemed only natural to combine our engagement party with our annual celebration of pie.
I’m so glad we did. The party was incredibly wonderful: so many friends from so many parts of our lives came together and showered us with love in the form of delicious, delicious baked goods (as well as a few savory pies like quiche and pizza). If I could bottle up that feeling, I would.
Dress: White Mark via Zulily, petticoat: Domino Dollhouse, shoes: Fluevog, purse: Papaya!, headband: Crown & Glory, necklace: Forever 21, earrings and rhinestone wristband: So Good, bangles: eBay
First off, some exciting news: the tips of my hair are now pink again! I think of brown + pink hair as my natural state, so it’s weird to me that I’ve been without it for as long as I’ve been blogging, and as long as I’ve known Steve too. Now that I’ve finally had a stable job for a while, and as far as I know there’s no rule against having a small section of colorful hair (which is mostly hidden anyway, since I usually wear my hair up at work), I decided to go back to my beloved pink. I’m also excited about having pink tips for our wedding–they’ll go perfectly with the white and pink ombre dress I have in mind.
Behold the true me:
And now, here’s the outfit I wore yesterday (before I re-dyed the tips to get the brighter color you see above). I had my hair in a bun all day at work, and I don’t think anyone even noticed.
Dress: SWAK, teggings: Re/Dress, cardigan: Pink Poodle – thrifted, hair bow: Crown & Glory, earrings: Target, necklace: So Good, shoes: Mt. Emey via Shoebuy Continue reading
My friend Maggie and I always match. I don’t even know how we do it. We never coordinate our outfits in advance, but we always end up wearing similar color schemes. On Saturday, when I had a few people over to hang out and watch Star Trek and Firefly, we were both wearing black and purple.
Top: Re/Dress, leggings: Domino Dollhouse, cardigan: Kohl’s, shoes: L.L. Bean, flower crown: Crown & Glory, amethyst acorn necklace and earrings: SpaceForestCraft, other jewelry: miscellaneous, lipstick: NYX Wicked Lippies in Betrayal
On Sunday, I wore another item from my recent Glitterati box: the silver holographic hairclips. I also couldn’t resist wearing the shirt I always wear around V-Day. We took these pictures in Macaron Parlour, which is still my favorite macaron place in New York. It’s also a nice, quiet place to sit down, drink tea, and stretch out away from the bustle of the city. As much as I love New York, I get really overwhelmed by it at times, so I always make sure to find quiet spots.
Top: Old Navy, pants (not pictured because they’re boring): Yours Clothing, necklace: Forever 21, earrings: a store in Western Mass that has since closed, hairclips: Crown & Glory
It was so cold that I had to wear leggings under my pants. Unfortunately, the horse-drawn carriage ride we had planned to take around Central Park was also canceled due to the cold. But at least New York wasn’t buried under snow. It was such a relief to be somewhere that had only a few inches of snow piled on the edges of the sidewalks rather than snowbanks taller than I am.
I can’t hold it in any longer, so here it is: Steve and I are engaged! He proposed on Valentine’s Day in Central Park, at the top of a CASTLE.
Yes, there is a castle in Central Park. We had been to it two years ago–you can see the picture here–and decided to go up it again while wandering around. And then, after we had someone take the following picture of us, and after Steve took a few outfit pictures of me, he asked me to marry him! Eeeeeeeeee!
After descending from the castle, we continued to walk around Central Park, where we saw an incredibly talented singing group and opera singer performing, and then came across an ice festival. It was all so serendipitous and romantic.
After two rounds of dress-up, I realized I just wanted to wear sweatpants and a hoodie.
T-shirt: present from Steve from the Nintendo store in NYC, hoodie: borrowed from Steve, pants: CVS (very old), headband: Crown and Glory, slippers: Snoozies via Amazon
Today’s second outfit was inspired by Valentine’s Day coming up. I’m still not sure what I’m going to wear for V-Day, but this heart headband is a definite contender.
Dress: Ice Silk via Zulily, leggings: Domino Dollhouse, belt: Re/Dress, sheer jacket: Studio 1940 – thrifted, necklace: gift shop at DisneyWorld, headband: Crown & Glory, bracelets: So Good, earrings: not sure, rings: old, shoes: L.L. Bean
I’m finally starting to feel better, but still stuck at home due to the snow, so I had some fun playing dress-up with my new Crown & Glory pieces. Next time I wear this marabou crown, I’ll have to find a darker background–it doesn’t show up that well against the white wall.
Tunic: Re/Dress, skirt: eBay (very old), leggings: Domino Dollhouse, belt: ASOS Curve, cardigan: Talbots – thrifted, slippers: Snoozies via Amazon, bracelets and earrings: So Good, necklace: Forever 21, headband: Crown & Glory, clutch: Claire’s
Still no Fatshion February outfits, as I am still sick (booo). Steve had a cold that involved a terrible weeklong sore throat, and just as he started getting better, I caught it. So I’ve got a painful sore throat, and Boston is still getting hammered by record-breaking amounts of snow that far exceed our infrastructure’s ability to deal. It’s been a long couple of weeks, to say the least.
On a happier note, here are some pictures of my latest Glitterati box! The Glitterati is a monthly subscription box run by Sophie of Crown and Glory. Each box costs £20 (~$30), and contains over £50 (~$76) worth of items. It’s a great way to feed my hair accessory addiction while also supporting an independent craft-maker–like a CSA for sparkly things.
This month’s box is Valentine’s Day-themed–so everything is red and pink and covered in hearts, huzzah!