super cute pumpkin-patch-with-kids-appropriate fall ensemble, Anthropologie.
Now that I have a room
overflowing with unorganized papers office, I've started to accumulate an inspiration board. Okay, so it's more like a "pile" of cut-outs and back-issues of Harper's Bazaar, Vogue and Elle. And, yes, I'll admit it, Teen Vogue. (Teen Vogue's fashion spreads are much more realistic in terms of normal person budgets. Don't get me wrong, I love me some Balenciaga. I also love me some Architectural Digest ocean-view mansions but aspiration and inspiration are very different ations.)
So. Anyway. I thought it might be fun to feature some "inspiration" once a month and if you guys are at all interested, I'll be happy to do a "get this look" or two for makeup tutorial vids.
ED: I know that many of you hate when I post fashion-y stuff and the truth is, at the end of the day, I'm not writing this blog for myself, so if you're into me doing this please say so or you can tell me to stop in the name of love. Clearly, the Gone Style "Five Minute Makeover" series wasn't a huge hit or else I'd have kept it up, but I do love chit-chatting about clothes and if I must do the chit-chatting privately, then that's perfectly fine with me. At the end of the day, I'm not writing this blog for myself although sometimes I manage to convince myself otherwise.
For now (for those interested) here's what's inspiring me this month:
Hair + Makeup for day:
photo credit: Bazaar
I'm usually a smoky-eye/light on lips girl and to be honest, that's what I wore today, but I've been experimenting with red lipstick + light eye-makeup for the last few weeks and enjoying the change of pace thankyouverymuch! Red lips are totally pull-offable for everybody, so long as you back it up with casual hair and an understated emsemb. (Jeans + blazer + ponytail or, perhaps, leggings + tunic? = perfect for red lipstick awesomeness.) This is what you'll need:
Try: My favorite red is Russian Red by MAC. Been wearing it for years. It's the perfect red.
Try: eyeshadow in light beige silver/champagne. (Sand and Vintage are great shades, also by Josie Maran. I recommend this "Eye Love You" palette for best bang-for-buck usage. It's eye-deal. Ha HA!
Apply eye-shadow all over lid and up to brow. Apply light mascara, your red lipstick and BOOM! Easy peasy. (Don't forget your bronzer. Red makes pale girls (myself included) look even paler so color your cheeks with whatever bronzer you heart. I've mentioned "10" before and I'll mention it 7978923 more times because it's my personal fave. (by: Benefit).
Flat-iron before bed, then sleep on it. I love straight hair for day because I usually wear a ponytail but the uber-straight thing feels too neat. This way my straights are stringy-ish and I like that in a hairdo.
Style (for day):
(we can talk night some other time.)
via Harper's Bazaar
via Teen Vogue
I would wear this jumpsuit every day if it were mine. And that silver hair is crazy sexy.
3. More is More!
Teen Street Style via Teen Vogue
personal style via Bazaar
4. Wackadoo Footwear!
YSL Mohawk shoes? Uh, yeah.
5. Alexa Chung, dreamboat!
Looking to do some shopping this month? Here are some pretty and practical (ish) things that caught my eye:
(not really a fan of the styling but this dress with a pair of broken in motorcycle boots would be tre fab.)
This dress is on sale for $44.99. Would be way cute with a long cardigan and chubby boots.
On sale, here, $69.99
I have these shoes in denim and brown (See, here.) and I wear them almost daily. They're THE most comfortable shoes I own and everywhere I go people either tell me they love them or they hate them which I like in a shoe. Controversy makes footwear interesting.
This is on super sale and adorable. You'd seriously wear this every day. Er, I would:
shadowsleeve cardigan, $39.95
...Maybe with this (which is also on sale) but probably not. I can't tell. I'd have to try it on:
This next one isn't on sale but someday it will be and I will be waiting. I'd for sure pair this with my black and white striped leggings, updo (smoked-out eyes, no doubt) and massive gold earrings because sometimes more is more:
This one's for Fable because she's madly in love with owls right now:
Personal Style: An Update
Hi. I'm back. This is what I'm wearing today, inspired by "geometrics" with a pinch of "more is more." I try to dress for comfort and not-take-myself-too-seriously-ness. It's like personal therapy.
shirt-dress: salebin at local boutique (by Something Else.)
(Hal bought it for me because he has great taste.)
leggings: American Apparel
socks: American Apparel
hair: flat-ironed yesterday, slept on last night
I'm having so much fun, here!
ride the train.
My friends at Josie Maran are offering you guys a 15% discount until midnight tonight (Friday). Use code gonechild at the register. Thanks, Josie & Polly!