Tuesday, July 27, 2010

And We Listened To It Twice, Cause The DJ Was Alseep

I wore this blouse like 4 posts ago or something, but I don’t even care. I wasn’t even going to take pictures today, but then I thought, “Oh why not just be honest?”

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And anyway, we don’t even have to talk about it. We can talk about other things. Like how a while back, Kelly reviewed an eyeliner called “Maybelline Unstoppable Eyeliner” and I thought to myself “Ok, self, we are going to try that.” And I did. And it WORKED. Which is remarkable. Because I have never had any luck with eyeliner. It ends up in my crease and about halfway down my greasy little face by 10 AM. But this stuff really works. I have nicely smudged pretty black eyeliner straight through when I wash my face. And to be honest, the next day. Because I don’t bother to use remover. I find the leftover bit means I have to smudge less. So take my word for it, if Kelly says it works, it WORKS.

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Or else we can talk about how these pants are about 2 inches too big in the waist and I foolishly, FOOLISHLY went without a belt all day. I tugged my pants up all day long like a high school girl tugging her strapless dress at a dance. It was not awesome. But my eyeliner was!

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OR we can talk about how REALLY, I should have washed my hair today, but instead I just dry shampooed it and then relied on my Spin Pins. Those things came in handy during the trips to Houston and Arkansas. I mean, I am not going to be bothered to try and straighten my hair in that kind of humidity. OK, maybe I did try once, but I learned quick.

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Or we can talk about that vintage Coach there. My mom originally Ebay-ed it for herself, but then she didn’t get along with it. She has to have an organizer purse or things get ugly. Then she gave it to my sister-in-law Miranda who DID get along with it. And then it was passed down to me. I like that it reminds me of both Miranda and my mother. I like that we have all three carried it. And I like that it gets used. Because vintage things should be used until they can’t. Am I right? They should be cared for, but they should be used.

Blouse, Target
Trousers, Forever XXI
Jacket, Target (13 bucks, y’all, how many of you got one? I heard from several of you!)
Shoes, Report, via Zappos last summer
Bag, inherited from my Sister-In-Law, Miranda
Isabella Wolf Fang Necklace, Wendy Brandes


Melissa said...

Seriously, that jacket was $13?

Geez. I miss all the good stuff.

Your running commentary on the eyeliner made me laugh.

Thanks for being real! My post today was about the fact that my outfit is almost identical to one I posted last week, too. Oh well! We're human and not rich by any means!

Lauren said...

Love the blouse! The proportions of this outfit are super-flattering!

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Emily Kennedy said...

When two different awesome women recommend an eyeliner, that is a most powerful nudge!

Franca said...

Who cares about wearing sruff again immediately? You look great!

Sal said...

How marvelous to carry a bag that's gotten love from two other women in your family.

And yay for repeats! That top deserves constant wear anyway.

Rebecca said...

That top is great.

I use L'Oreal liquid liner and it stays really well, but I don't think it would work well for a smudged look.

Cristy said...

Nobody has mentioned the sandals, which I think are super cute! And go with that gorgeous top so well. Very cute.

NoGuiltFashion said...

Real women wear things twice. I loved it the first time, and still do.

Alannah said...

That light wash jacket looks SO much better on you than it did on me (and I can say the same for the blouse, which I tried on and hated--so bummed).

I love the eyeliner on you! I wondered what caused you to start wearing it--ha ha. I cannot live without mine, but also Colorado is not humid.

I have gone without a belt before (with pants that need it) and yeah, totally horrible. I feel for you!


Anna said...

Love that top! And now I have Regina stuck in my head...
I love all your song lyric post titles.

Kate said...

Thanks for the eyeliner recommendation. I've never had much luck with it, myself, but I'll have to give this type a try :-)

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

ohh do the spin pins work??? i've always been so curious about them!
as for re-wearing a blouse, i end up in the same tee shirt at the end of every day anyway! i love the honesty!

MAMom said...

I'm a convert to the Cover Girl Outlast lipstains and spins pins per your ecommendations, so I will def be giving this eyeliner a shot.

As for repeats, I'm on day 3 of the same denim shorts.

MARISA said...

i'm definitely going to talk about the vintage coach

WOAH...if i saw you on the street i would probably try to steal it haha..kidding! kind of.


HollyElise said...

love that blouse on you, need to replace my eyeliner now, and LOVE the Dresden Dolls reference in the post title.
whole lotta love comin' atcha, Erin! :)

WendyB said...

LOL @ "she didn't get along with it."

Nice necklace!

Sheila said...

I totally agree - vintage should be used!

And who cares if you just wore the blouse - it looks great!

I will check out that eyeliner (and I never use remover either, just face wash).

Kelly said...

Well I love this blouse so there's no need to not repeat it early and often!

Are you wearing the eyeliner in these pics? Because as soon as I saw the first pic I thought 'wow her makeup looks great today! I will have to tell her that' - and then only after that did I see that you mentioned the eyeliner here! Maybe that's what was different today?

Either way - you look awesome today and I'm glad you like the eyeliner!

Tira said...

I love everything about this post, especially the title. I looooove Regina Spektor.

myedit said...

Note to self.. get a spin pin. Now.

Clare said...

dang, dang, dang. I love this! The top, the sandals, the SUPERB eye makeup.

Kristen said...

Wait, I thought you had a different one of those tops? Because that's the one I got too! :)

Love it on you with the denim and the vintage Coach. I've been wearing mine in dressier ways with suits. Thanks for some ideas for going more casual!