Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday #GoHugo

Hey, check it out. Ewan McGregor and his brother (!) have kilted themselves up in support of Hugo.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Mascary Help.

Oh, you guys. Help. I recently bought a tube of my old faithful mascara, Maybelline The Colossal:

Maybelline The Colossal

But, no. Something is... different. The brush is a bit different and it's really clumpy and WOE. I don't understand. Did I just get a dud or did they change it? I am sad. I dealt with my sadness by buying this one:

Maybelline The Falsies

I thought maybe I should try a waterproof formula because my mascara always disappears by the end of the day. Nope. I do like the brush but it leaves flakes under my eyes and is impossible to remove.

I am pretty adamant about not spending big bucks on mascara, though I have been enjoying a deluxe sample of Buxom Lash more than I'd like to admit. Please save me from spending $19 on mascara and give me your best drugstore recommendation. I have thin, straight lashes, so I definitely need help with volume. I don't generally bother with lengthening formulas because the little fiber bits don't play nice with contact lenses.

Whatcha got?

Oh! And while I have you I need an opinion. I need new sneakers for the gym and I usually get the plainest version of Nike Frees I can find but YOU GUYS:

Nike Free 5.0 V4

Nike Free TR Connect 2

Which one? Or neither? But come on. This is going to happen. Which one?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Adrien: Super Casual.

I wore this last Friday to work and was pretty happy with my casual-at-work look. I started with the blouse tucked but I just get annoyed with it and eventually it gets untucked. Not the most flattering, probably, but sometimes comfort wins.

The blouse is this one from Banana Republic and it's great - washable, easy to wear, casual without being sloppy. I'm not sure that the color is doing amazing things for my complexion, but it only comes in meh and I love meh, so whatever. My jeans are the Gap Real Straight which I previously wrote about here. I continue to love them very, very much. Just the perfect length and a simple, dark wash. 

What's down below? That would be my MBMJ Baby Groovee bag and my Madewell sidewalk skimmers. Whee.

And this! This is the best part. I bought this Giles & Brother hook necklace during the Piperlime sale and it's SO GOOD. Just simple and shiny and I get a ton of comments on it. Highly recommend.

That's it! A lot of new things but it's all fitting in with my style/wardrobe nicely, which gives me hope that I'm getting better at buying the right stuff.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

BUY THIS (So We Don't Have To): Amazon Boots.

Hey, just a head's up! There is a rare Amazon code happening right now: Take 20% off boots for women, men, and kids. Enter the promo code BOOTUP14 at checkout for a discount on eligible items sold and shipped by Amazon. (See eligible items.) Lots of good brands:

First Impressions.

A: Lili, please give me your immediate first impressions when you see this:

source: The Sartorialist

L: 1. I want to be there

2. Her skirt is...pixelated?

3. All that blue is lovely

4. I *love* her laptop clutch

A: Okay, NOW how do you feel?

source: The Sartorialist



Monday, October 20, 2014

BUY THIS (Because I Sure Did): Banana Republic Style Notes

If you've been shopping at Banana Republic lately you probably got an email about Style Notes, which earns you $20/$40/$60/$80/$100 off your order, depending on how much you spend. My friend Kate pointed out that you can stack that code with the current deal: 30% off with BRSAVE. (Also, 2.0% cash back with eBates. Yay.) The Style Notes thingy ends tomorrow, so get on it! Here's what I ordered:

I pulled out some of my winter stuff yesterday and my long-sleeved tees are looking SUPER SAD.  I ordered two black t-shirts (assuming I'll keep whichever one looks best). I don't normally like to spend this much on t-shirts but I've been happy with BR quality lately, so hopefully they'll be worth the (awesomely reduced) price.

Piped Luxe Tee

Slubbed Easy Tee

I want more blouses, and this one got great reviews on the website. I love the color and it looks pretty comfortable:

Soft-Wash Herringbone Military Shirt

I don't own a single black sweater and this one got good reviews. The back is a different material which could be an interesting detail or a total pain in the ass:

High/Low Pullover
That's it! I decided to stick with basics in order to fill current holes in my fall/winter wardrobe. Not very exciting, but it's the well-chosen basics that tend to get worn the most, right? Did you take advantage of the Style Notes deal? Do tell!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Weekend Window Shopping: So Many Sales.

Where to even start? It's too much, you guys. So many good sales right now! I'm trying to save my pennies for a trip next week but that doesn't mean you can't see what's out there. I've listed out a few good deals along with eBates cash back when applicable. Related: I am a mean enabler. (Just a reminder: the eBates links are my referral link.)

Urban Decay Friends & Family 
20% off with code UDFANATICS14. I’d buy this, which my friend Ashley swears by:

Naked Basics Palette

And maybe one of these because they’re new and I’m curious:

24/7 VELVET Glide-On Eye Pencil

Madewell Sale
Extra 30% off all sale styles with code PICKMEUP (plus 2.0% back with eBates.) I’d buy this:

the berliner satchel
And maybe these:

the ames boot

Saks Fifth Avenue Friends & Family
25% off sitewide with code FRNFAM. (plus 8.0% cash back from eBates!!) I’d buy this:

Joie Marru Pleated Silk Blouse
And obviously this:
MBMJ Too Hot To Handle Flap Satchel

Kate Spade New York Friends & Family
30% off with code F14FFUS. (plus 3.5% back with eBates.) I’d basically lose my damn mind:

Autumn Leopard flared dress

Angelique heels

Night Creature coin purse

It's Written in the Stars iPhone5 case

Day Tripper earrings
Happy shopping!