Monday, March 8, 2010

It's Not Fair, You Say, I'm Square

I sincerely wish weekends were longer. It’s not that I mind working, it’s just that I really prefer doing whatever I want. Surely you understand?

I may have quit the Coupland book. I’m not sure. It was…OK. I wasn’t really excited by it at all, I didn’t look forward to stolen moments reading a few pages. It didn’t really draw me in. I didn’t mean to stop reading it, I just got distracted by something I found much more interesting …“Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate, #1)”. The Coupland Book is still sitting on my bedside table, I just haven’t read anything from it in a couple of days. Often this ends poorly for the book in question, and I eventually just admit I have abandoned it.

March 8

There seems to be something amiss with the autofocus on our camera. This cannot be good. My brother-in-law gave us this camera (Flickr tells me it is a Canon EOS Digital Rebel, and I have no reason not to believe Flickr). I’m not a big camera person, and I don’t really know anything about it other than it takes lovely pictures, but I know enough to know I can’t afford replace this camera with a camera of the same quality. I am assuming I can take it to a camera shop and have it looked at? It normally takes such wonderful pictures, I can’t imagine going back to the old point and shoot!

March 8

I'm not going to lie. This outfit is pretty boring. The Wendy Brandes piece saves it from being totally narcoleptic though, I love that about it. I can wear almost anything, and as soon as I add that necklace I feel so much more “me”. And I do love this button up. I’m not a button up kind of girl, but I really like the color, and I wanted a bit of plaid to get in on the trend. This one has snaps instead of buttons, a generous cut that doesn’t gape at the chest and little snap tabs so you can wear the sleeves up or down. The fabric is really thin and I am wearing a tank under it for the weather now, but in the summer it will feel like wearing nothing at all.

I don’t do reviews or anything like that much, but I do have to rave a moment about Maybelline’s new SHINE sensational gloss. I just love it. I have two different tubes (they cost all of 4-5 bucks a pop), Cocoa Fever (left) and Crazy for Caramel (right).

cocoa caramel

Both have a lovely sweet sent that matches their name. The Cocoa Fever is a nude shimmer with just enough color to make me look fresh. Not too much, not too little. The Crazy for Caramel is a sheer gloss with glitter and has no color to speak of outside of the glitter, but I love it on top of a MAC Lipglass to tone down that sticky, thick feeling. They also work really well over the Cover Girl Outlast Lipstains I've raved about before.

Button Up, Target (recent)
Denim Leggings, Target
Boots, vintage
Bag, Nordstrom Rack
Earrings, Target, refashioned by me
Isabella Wolf Fang Necklace, Wendy Brandes


Linda said...

I'm not a huge button up fan either. I do love me a snap shirt though. I'm such a nerd, whenever I take off the snap shirt I make a growling "Incredible Hulk" type of noise and rip it off. I think I'm funny, my husband thinks I'm a huge dork...can't imagine why?

Sabrina said...

I prefer "snap" button up rather than normal buttons. For some reason the snap shirts don't gap and pull on me the way button up's do.

I love this color on you!

Sal said...

Another lover of snap-shirts - mostly because they're so fun to take OFF! And that one truly is a fantastic color on yas, lady.

La Loca said...

Hehe...I laughed outloud at your narcoleptic comment.

Erin said...

Doesn't Souless ROCK?!! The sequel comes out in less than a month, too!

Jess said...

I looooved Soulless. I got Lara to read it after I did because I had to have someone else appreciate it like I did. lol

Connie said...

I'm not a fan of button-ups either but I really like that one. I don't think you look boring...just sort of care free and chill. And in a cool way.

Eveliina said...

Love the colour of the shirt!

xoxo, Prefecta
Another Fab Day

C said...

Simple and casual. And you're right; the WendyB piece totally kicks it up a notch. Love it!

Eli said...

weekends are never long enough!!

myedit said...

If a random person ever pushes you into a shrub and steals your necklace and bag, don't be surprised to see me modelling both on my blog...

Jodie said...

I hope you enjoy the Soulless book. I keep getting mixed reports but it sounds like fun and uncomplicated.

Emily Kennedy said...

I have Maybelline SHINE Sensational gloss in Cranberry Crave. It's pretty awesome, but definitely too light to be considered a proper cranberry.