I’ll come clean.
I’m so NOT a button-down crisp shirt type of woman. I never have been and I’ve never contemplated the notion of defecting to any other camp of thought. So you can imagine the sensation of dread I experienced when I read the details of the Independent Fashion Bloggers Project for this week. Yes, IFB Project #80 ~ Menswear, For Everyone.
~ insert cringe, a second cringe, and a third for good measure ~
Does it thus come as any surprise that I’m turning in my outfit post based on the theme
at the 11th hour way past the deadline?
Cut me some slack. I’ve had chronic insomnia for over 20 years now, and didn’t sleep much the night before.
Finally coaxed a smile out of me, huh. Hey hey, I changed my lippy for this shoot instead of my usual Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Stain in Lovesick (I love you, Emma Stone), I’ve got on Cover Girl’s Matte Lipstick in #330 Divine. It’s my latest to-go hue. I like how the colour is matte and I need so little of it to make an impression, plus the pink isn’t overtly Barbie with that hint of exotic orchid. Flirty sans the girly.
Love the rips. Gives those leggings (actually, they’re leggings with an attached mini) some street cred. From Herban Devi.
White Button Down with those adorable bunnies is vintage from Hong Kong and belongs to Eve (my turn to pilfer from your closet, ha!). That Neck Tie Necklace is also vintage, from Vintage HQ. The Wooden Claw ring is contemporary and I can’t remember where I got it from.
Killer Biker Babe Heeled Booties from Bakers, a gift from my man. As you’ve probably already noticed, I wear these a lot. I know you can’t see them but my toesies are painted as well in Lucy – It Girl from Julep. It’s a sexy and sassy Plush Burgundy.
Isn’t that Yellow + Black Plaid Underbust Corset-cum-Vest thingy so McQueen????? I’ve had it for several years now but could probably count the number of times I’ve paraded it outside on one hand. Shame on you, Sheela.
In case you haven’t noticed, I dyed my hair – again. I was going for something a lot more purple but ended up with this subtle Burgundy colour, and I’m not too pleased with it. I’m realising that finding vivid purple hair dyes that do not stink to high heaven and which work well and do not kill my hair is quite the challenge. Thank you god for eBay and Schwarzkopf. I’m currently waiting for my shipment of Live Color XXL 87 Mystic Violet to arrive.
Despite their height, these heels are meant for walking.
Styled the hair differently too, less curly, more wavy. Which do you prefer? Straight? Super ramen curly? Or this look?
Spiked Cuff is Black Leather and from Etsy. Can’t remember the name of the store, though.
And so endeth my visual soliloquy on sartorial sense and sensibilities. Cough. Well, tell me what you think. Be honest. I can take it like a man.
p/s Ok, so I kinda enjoyed how it all turned out. Kinda. Shhh.