Tuesday, July 2, 2013

30 Day Clothing Challenge~ Day 25: Shoes you Love but Hardly Wear

 My blog has had a makeover as you can tell. A very purple makeover. I don't know how long this will last, (I really do like having a black background) but I needed a change and purple is such a lovely color. What I ought to do is make myself a pretty header with a fancy title, but I'm technologically challenged to a point, and I don't see that happening.

 Anyway, it's been a while since I did one of these, and it seems I only have 5 days left! I'm going to have to seek out a new challenge soon to keep myself occupied. It's like filler in TV shows. There are only so many original ideas I can come up with in a week. Challenges give my brain a break and make outfit posts longer ^^

I don't wear these shoes very often, because the heels are a hassle to walk in. I much prefer wearing them to occasional events than with everyday outfits. I do love the black snakeskin pattern though, and they were really cheap. $20 at Macy's because they were on the clearance rack. I seem to have a shopping habit which teeters between the extremes. Either I'm living off of clearance racks and thrift stores or I'm shelling out big bucks on something ridiculously expensive. There's no middle-ground for me!

I bought a new dress the other day! I love wearing dresses in summer, and if they're flowy that's even better.  I've worn it twice already. Once with a short blazer I've had for years and once with a pair of tights and my lovely winklepickers. My brother bought me a slytherin pin when he went to Universal's Islands of Adventure a few weeks ago, and I stuck it on the blazer. It fits perfectly ^^

I apologize for the mirror. There is hairspray EVERYWHERE.

I don't even understand how the light turned my skin this white.

I've been venturing more and more into lipstick territory. I've always been scared to use it because I think it blows up my lips, but I've noticed that it looks much better with my black hair than it ever did with my blonde. That, and I've had more practice applying it I suppose. I bought a red, pink, purple, and one closer to my natural lip color so I'll probably start incorporating them into my outfit posts soon enough.

And finally...I got my braces off! I don't even know if any of you noticed them, (I typically don't smile in my outfit posts) but after 2 years I'm happy to be free. No more painful orthodontist visits for me!


  1. Aww! I love your "with teeth" smile!!! I had braces for so long that I never developed a proper toothy smile. Yours is cute!

  2. lol I hear you on those challenges. They're way more fun than thinking up original ideas! I also like how everyone posts about the same thing... it's like some fabulous hive mind. I'm kinda sad I missed the 30-day challenge...lol I'm sure a new one will pop up.

    1. They're just so convenient...^^ I'd like a new one to pop up on its own as well, but I think I might actually have to go search for a new one XD

  3. I really like the new background. And I can sympathize with you on the polarized spending habits. Although most of my clothes were really cheap, there's a few pieces (mostly shoes) that were pretty expensive!

    1. Thank you! And yeah, as far as I can remember my spending has always been like this...mostly bargain things and then BAM! Something expensive and fabulous pops up XD

  4. xxxx little darkling xxxxJuly 3, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    You got your braces off! Yay!
    Nice to see you smile ;)
    (Getting my braces in August....gulp!)

    Those shoes are so cool! As are the jacket, dress and (of course!) the Slytherin pin!

    With spending, I am ultra cheap! I may like something, but about 10% of my love for something is probably a low price tag- charity shops are the best!

    1. It's so nice to have them off :D I never really noticed them on a regular basis (they're really not that bad) I just didn't like getting them tightened. Your teeth never ached until the next day >.<

      Thank you! :)

      I love thrifting too. Buying cheaper things means I can buy more after all ;)