Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Emerald and Burgundy

What a whirlwind of a weekend! Since I left for Florida last night (yes, I am typing to you from here right now!!), I jam-packed my weekend with time with friends and Chris to be sure I got to see everyone before I left. This will be my last post with pictures from home before I saturate your blog-feeds with Florida goodness.





One of my best friends, Sarah, is a make-up artist. And yes, we sometimes refer to ourselves as "Sara(h) Squared". She recently graduated from MUD (Make-up Designory) in New York, but she's been doing make-up long before that and she's super into it! She's working on building up her portfolio and launching her website, so we decided that it'd be a fun idea for her to do my make-up to add to it all.





Sarah suggested that we do a green eye and a dark lip. We looked through some magazines and found some lip colors that I liked, then she created a similar shade with all her wondrous color-mixing wizardry. I really like how the eye and lip colors ended up looking together. Green is a touchy color for me, but if it's the right shade then I can't get enough of it.



Bodysuit: Forever 21//Shorts: Old Navy//Tights: Apt. 9//Shawl: Croft & Barrow//Shoes: Mudd//Sunglasses: Michael Kors, borrowed from Sarah
I've had this outfit in mind for a while now, and I thought that this would be the perfect time to wear it. Sarah wanted to go with a more dramatic look, but still use some color, so I thought a mostly black outfit would be a good match. I figured it'd help the colors of the make up stand out more and it'd add to the dramatic feel.




It's a little out of my style to be dramatic in my outfit choices, but I still enjoy doing it now and then. I had my "goth" stage in high school and I was in theater, so I feel like part of all that still lingers sometimes in what kind of styles I'm drawn to. Sometimes it's a lot of fun to experiment with different styles! I really love drapey clothing that you can just wrap around you or let hang, which is why I got this shawl at Kohl's a few weeks ago. I'd like to get some in other colors. Maybe some nice spring colors for the upcoming season!




This photoshoot was a big collaborative effort, and a lot of fun! Chris took the pictures, I put together the outfit, and of course, Sarah did the make-up! We're definitely going to be teaming up again in the near future with some fun springtime looks. If you'd like to check out Sarah's other work and find out when she launches her website, like her on Facebook here! She's awesome. I promise! :)



  1. WOW!!! A GREAT outfit and the make-up was phenominal!!! :-) I'm not usually a big fan of "designer" make-up artistry, but she did you perfectly!!! I have never imagined you in much make-up before and this was a total treat!!! Where IS that place?!?!?!? And I have to say, besides YOU!, the eye-shadow makes the scene complete!!!! :-)It made the scene and outfit ALL flow perfectly!!! :-)

  2. I love that you can rock those shorts so well - I'm envious. I want to be able to ook cute in high waist shorts. My husband HATES them. And how fu to get your makeup done - I always feel like not myself when I have mine really done.

  3. She's done a great job on your make up, what a talent! I agree with you on green, done badly it is awful, but the way Sarah has blended it in makes it magical.

    This is a really fun post!

  4. You look gorgeous! I'm not usually a fan of green eyeshadow, but it looks great on you/how Sarah did it! <3

    And yeah, I definitely agree that sometimes it's fun to mix up ones look/try something different! And I think it's always helpful, creatively. *winks*

  5. P.S I can't wait to see what you guys do for a more spring-time look!