Flowers On the Internet

It’s that time of the month again: Project Sister Act!

Our theme for March is called Flower Garden.

And while I’m not aversed to florals, I’m not really a Flower Power kind of gal.

This is me when I’m in Pre-Cal and I’m bored because I gots it.

As cool as this shot may look, it took a lot of quad strength and stamina to hold that position.

I swear, Sofia is hell bent on making me exercise during every photoshoot.

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Check out my Hunger Games pose.
Sunglasses from Poshmark. Earrings from Kate Spade.
Shoes from Charles & Keith.
Top from H&M. Pants from Mixed Culture.
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Ready for Good Friday!

Olawunmi, 20s  ( style4less23.com )

Sidenote: obsessed with Olawunmi’s jumpsuit.

Gemma, 30s ( jacquardflower.uk )

Love Gemma’s dress and how the red just pops.

Sheela, 40s ( sheelagoh.com )

Yes, I stole my mothers’s sunglasses. Again.

Jodie, 50s ( jtouchofstyle.com )

Jodie looking super chic in all white.

Nancy, 60s ( jtouchofstyle.com )

Nancy’s pants are so cool!

Charlotte, 70s ( jtouchofstyle.com )

Charlotte’s mod dress is so pretty.

 

Getting My Clarins On

So…I’ve never written a review on anything let alone makeup. Also I’m not a huge fan of makeup either. It takes way too much effort and I don’t like having stuff on my face. So I’m pretty (actually VERY) apprehensive to write this review. I’m the girl who normally leaves the house clean-faced and might slap on some lip balm on a good day. But I’ll do my best and pray that this doesn’t come out awful (fingers crossed).

Two years ago I went to my very first blog event – a preview of Clarins’ newest products – and never wrote a review (sorry). My personal favorites were the green Crayon Khôl Eye Pencil (which I actually bought an extra of) and the pink Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector (one of the few things I like to put on my lips besides Vaseline). I was invited again this year and I’m determined to at least attempt a decently written review since I forgot last time.

I first tried on the lipsticks from the Clarins Joli Rouge line – Joli Rouge and Lilac Pink.

Lilac Pink and Joli Rouge

 

Honestly, I don’t love the colors, but if you’re someone who’s into more stark colors then these lipsticks are meant for you. When I first opened the Lilac Pink it looked more like mauve than pink, which confused me deeply. But once I applied it, it looked more like the pink its name suggests. The same thing goes for the Joli Rouge. It looked scarlet-pink but it’s basically red. As I said before, I’m not a huge fan of these colors mostly because I don’t think they go well with my skin tone. I will say though, the lipsticks smell delicious. Like raspberry candy delicious.

The second product I tried was the toffee pink shimmer Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector (dang that was a mouthful).

Ignore the toothbrush in the background.

 

Now I’m not sure if it actually does “perfect” your lips, or what that even means, but I like the color. It’s a nice shade of pink, it’s subtle, and it’s natural-looking. I might be biased since I’m more into the less “aggressive” colors. But I really hate that it’s glossy. Since my hair is long and fine, it constantly falls across my face and becomes sticky from the gloss. Aside from that, it’s a nice product.

The final product I tried was my favorite of the lot – the Multi-Blush.

Please ignore my dry lips.

 

As referenced in its name, it has many uses. You can use it as a blush, as a lip balm, and if you want to be a little adventurous, you can even use it as an eyeshadow. I prefer this product over the others because it’s light. You decide how vibrant you want the color to be by applying as many layers as you wish.

Overall, they’re decent products. Would I use them on a regular basis? Probably not. But they’re not the worst products I’ve ever encountered. Give it a try. Your mileage may vary.

Quick thank you to Clarins for the free products. 🙂

RED RED RED

So…it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. I’m trying to think of what to write while also completing my NHS application (yes, I am the typical teenage procrastinator).

When I was younger I loved to write. It was one of the few things I thought I was good at and enjoyed. Now the stress from school and the impending doom known as college has turned it into a chore. But writing isn’t the only thing in my life that has become difficult.

Even dressing seems to acquire a lot more effort than it used to. However, it’s important to put effort. It’s important to find things that make life a bit more bearable. Which is why I am attempting to live my life more and not have my world revolve around school. As a start, I am going to do the things I used to love to do: write and dress up. What better way to knock both out of the park than writing a post about style. So here it is.

This month’s Project Sister Act edition: RED.

For those of you who don’t know, Project Sister Act is a fun way to show that style is timeless and that fashion is all about expression.

Here is my interpretation:

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This is my very first professional photo shoot.

Usually my mother and I would do it by ourselves, but since in a year I’m going to college my mother will no longer have a photographer. So we thought it’d be a good idea to  hire someone.

And it’s easier since we finally have someone who actually knows what they’re doing.

I am wearing my American Eagle jeans with my Blue Age plaid jacket and kickass combat boots. My top, which perfectly coveys my inner thoughts, is actually a dress. (It was hell tucking it in and making it look decent.) 

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And, of course, I added a little bit of bling with my Alexander McQueen cuff (which I admit originally belonged to my mother).

She’s asking for it back now.

Doing this photoshoot felt incredibly weird initially.

Probably because it was at a decently populated park filled with little monsters running around and elderly couples who couldn’t help but stare. It was hard to bring my A game at first. But my mother’s constant Snapchatting (annoying but lovable) and our photographer’s bubbliness made the whole ordeal a lot more fun.

I must mention that that was the most exercise I had done the entire day.

When our photographer, Sofia, told me to jump, I thought “Oh hell to the no!”

Because, one, there were people walking by, and two, it would take a lot of effort.

The first try sucked.

I was apparently supposed to angle my legs in a specific way which, of course, flew out the window the second I lifted off of the ground.

But I must say, the end product is pretty awesome. I look like someone who could’ve been part of the High School Musical cast.

Word of advise: A photoshoot is never complete without having a Willow Smith moment.

Shout out to Sofia Emm who made me seem a lot cooler than I actually am! 😘

Check out my fellow fashionistas rocking out in red:

Miranda, 20s:  http://www.shopandtwirl.com/

Miriam, 30s:  http://www.farmgirlmiriam.ca/

Sheela, 40s: http://sheelagoh.com/ Slay mama!

Tania, 50s: http://50isnotold.com/

Greetje, 60s: http://www.nofearoffashion.com/ Sidenote: I want to be as badass as Greetje when I’m in my 60s.

Yes, we look awesome (insert applause).

Well I think that concludes our post today. And, just for a fun fact, I wrote this during my Study Hall while finishing my Physics homework (insert fist pump). I hope to be writing a lot more in the future. Preferably not leaving it to the last minute and resorting to do it during school. But knowing me, that’s probably what’s going to happen. Don’t judge me.

Have an awesome weekend. #FRIYAY

Photos by Sofia Emm (@itssofiaemm)

My 70’s Show

Hello world!

This is the third installment of Project Sister Act. This project was created to show how style is for everyone and that age is irrelevant.

This month’s theme is That 70’s Show. I had never watched it nor had I ever even heard of it. But thank God for Google! I looked up images of That 70’s Show and saw tons of bell bottoms, wedges, floral prints, jumpsuits, as well as the fabulous Mila Kunis #wcf It gave me plenty of inspiration for this month’s Project Sister Act look.

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I chose to wear a red shift dress from Twice Lucky, a thrift store where you can get designer items at an affordable price (https://twiceluckyresale.com). I paired it with a vintage amber ring from my grandmother and paisley print wedges from Macy’s. I kept the accessories simple because the dress itself is incredibly bold and I didn’t want anything to take the attention away from it.

And I know I’ve said it before but I’m going to say it again….red is SO my color 😉

Thank you Granny 🙂
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Here are my fellow bloggers who are rockin’ this month’s theme:

Ashia, 20s (http://www.thecolorfashion.com)

Rachel, 30’s (http://www.rachelthehat.com)

Sheela, 40’s (http://sheelagoh.com)

Shelley, 50’s (http://stillblondeafteralltheseyears.com)

I know, pretty awesome 😉 Definitely lovin’ the 70’s vibe.

Can’t wait for next month’s theme!

Sequins & Sneakers

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Hello!

This is the second installment of Project Sister Act. The project was developed to prove how style could transcend across all ages. A new theme is chosen every month and various fashionistas of different ages interpret it however they wish.

The theme we chose this month was Sequins and Sneakers and I represent the Teens Category.

Check out my interpretation of the combo:

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But if finding something wasn’t already a struggle, putting an entire outfit together was whole other problem. I changed five times because I had no clue what to wear with the sweater. And to top it off, Houston chose to be crazy and decided that it would be warm that day! Life…..such a struggle. However, slowly but surely, I finally chose to pair the sweater with my skinny jeans and put on my navy kicks. And I have to say, looking at the photos, it turned out pretty great 🙂 .

Photography credits to Sheela (http://sheelagoh.com/)
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As shown, I had on an awesomely vibrant sequin sweater. But I have absolutely no idea where I got it from! Leave it to me to forget 😉 . My navy sneakers came from Pastry Shoes and the bangles I wore are from the Dream Out Loud by Selena Gomez Kmart Collection. And finally, my jeans were from Forever 21. My necklace was a Christmas gift from my stepbrother ( who knew he had good taste ) and I’m pretty sure it’s from Kate Spade.

Now, enough about me. Here our my fellow fashion trailblazers who are rocking their sequins and sneakers:

Lydie, 20s (http://artbecomesyou.com/)

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Carly, 30s (http://www.thirtysomethingfashion.com/tsf/)

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Sheela, 40s (http://sheelagoh.com/)

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Patti, 50s (http://notdeadyetstyle.com/)

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What did you guys think?

I think the results were pretty awesome 😉

 

Project Sister Act Commences – Leather and White

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This is the first edition of the Sister Act Project! Five women of different ages unite to showcase various and fabulous styles, proving that style knows no age boundary. It’s incredible how one theme can be interpreted in a million different artistic expressions. Every person has a distinct point of view that is original and inspiring.

 

 

 

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I’m wearing a Zara white mirror floral print top, paired with a striking Forever 21 red leather jacket. With a blue and white undershirt from my mum’s stash, I’ve also got on my super comfy studded leggings that are C’est Moi. I’m rocking my white lace sneaker wedges from Wild Diva Lounge with bright orange socks to match! For jewelry I chose to wear a mix media necklace, which is also Forever 21, a FORWARD ring in support of the breast cancer society, and a gorgeous black enamel cuff that I bought from Shasa.

Dana, 20s (http://ivegotcake.com/)

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Cara, 30s (http://carascliche.com/)

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Sheela, 40s (http://sheelagoh.com/)

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Annette, 50s (http://www.ladyofstyle.com/)

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Pretty cool, huh? 🙂

As you can see, the theme was Leather and White.

I can’t wait for the next one. It was a lot of fun and really awesome to see how everyone interpreted the theme in their own way.

 

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