Sunday, August 28, 2011

Only Up Close

forever 21 polka-dot blouse, agaci black sash belt, tjmaxx elizabeth and james crepe navy skirt, bebe zahara slingback pumps, chanel logo tote, forever 21 leaf bracelet

forever 21 polka-dot blouse, agaci black sash belt, tjmaxx elizabeth and james crepe navy skirt, bebe zahara slingback pumps, chanel logo tote, forever 21 leaf bracelet

forever 21 polka-dot blouse, agaci black sash belt, tjmaxx elizabeth and james crepe navy skirt, bebe zahara slingback pumps, chanel logo tote, forever 21 leaf bracelet
Nails: Essie Bordeaux + Sephora for OPI Only Gold For Me (sorry kinda hard to see)

forever 21 polka-dot blouse, agaci black sash belt, tjmaxx elizabeth and james crepe navy skirt, bebe zahara slingback pumps, chanel logo tote, forever 21 leaf bracelet
 Top: Forever 21 (old) - S (similar) (a silk tank option)
Belt: Black Sash Belt (borrowed from A'gaci dress) - (similar)
Skirt: Elizabeth and James via TJMaxx (slimmed) - S / $80 c/o TJMaxx (similar)
 Shoes: Bebe Zahara (slingback straps shortened) - 5 / gifted from Adrian (buy)
Bracelet: Forever 21 Leaf - (similar)
Earrings: Forever 21 Pearl (old) - (similar
Purse: Chanel Logo Tote - gifted from parents (loving this and this from Kate Spade!)

I found this Elizabeth and James skirt on clearance at TJMaxx the other day.  Can you even believe TJMaxx carries designer items like Elizabeth and James?!  I love the crepe-y texture of the dark navy fabric and it's one of those details that you don't even notice until you're up close to it.  I also dusted off one of my old Chanel totes to pair up with this outfit.  Everyone needs an easy, carefree bag that they can throw half their life into and head out the door, right?  :)

mac painterly paint pot, mac blackground paint pot, mac sweetjoy eyeshadow, Urban Decay gunmetal eyeshadow (Naked Palette), mac blitz and glitz fluidline, maybelline one by one mascara, mac studio finish concealer in NW20, fresh faces sheer neutral light foundation, NARS sin blush, mac quiet please lipstick

mac painterly paint pot, mac blackground paint pot, mac sweetjoy eyeshadow, Urban Decay gunmetal eyeshadow (Naked Palette), mac blitz and glitz fluidline, maybelline one by one mascara, mac studio finish concealer in NW20, fresh faces sheer neutral light foundation, NARS sin blush, mac quiet please lipstick
Eyes: painterly paint pot, blackground paint pot, sweetjoy eyeshadow, UD gunmetal eyeshadow (Naked Palette), blitz and glitz fluidline, maybelline one by one mascara
Face: studio finish concealer in NW20, fresh faces sheer neutral light foundation, NARS sin blush
Lips: quiet please lipstick

I experimented with a smokey, dramatic look today.  I was looking through my Urban Decay Naked palette and realized I had never used the Gunmetal eyeshadow before.  And so here it is.  Is it just me or does the silvery color actually have a bit of blue in it...  I guess it's just something else that you don't really notice until you're right up close to it!

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26 comments:

  1. Your eyes are stunning! I'm not much of a make-up girl (other than lipstick), but this makes me want to try out a silver-blue eyeshadow.

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  2. this eyeshadow looks even more amazing in person, if that's even possible. you definitely have to try it!

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  3. You look fantastic! I wish I felt that great up close! 

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  4. What a cute little outfit :) Love the cuff too :)

    katattack2000@wordpress.com

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  5. Love the outfit.  And I can't believe its from TJMaxx.  I haven't been there in years because all the ones I've ever been to have been so unorganized, but this skirt is making me think differently about the store.  Ooo, and I love the gunmetal smokey eye!  It's so dramatic.

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  6. wow can you be more gorgeous!!i love your blue eyeshadows!!!
    lovely photos!!
    kisses from prague and have a wonderful day sweetie
    http://sienastyle.blogspot.com/

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  7. Love this look, it has a cute navy-feel to it! And your eyes look just amazing like this!

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  8. I love your polka dot top...too cute!

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  9. I absolutely adore this look! By far one of my favorite so far!

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  10. Wow, I don't think I've ever seen Elizabeth & James at my tj maxx. Nice find! It looks adorable.

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  11. I love TJ Maxx, it's hard to believe they have E & J, but if they have a Runway section, they have great designers. I have bought a Vince t-shirt and a pair of Current/Elliott boyfriend jeans there this summer!

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  12. Omg! I have wanted that chanel bag my whole life! You are so lucky to have it, love the silhouette of that skirt, looks so pretty on you, happy monday!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

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  13. Gorgeous makeup and love the outfit Kileen!!!

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  14. Oooh, an Elizabeth and James skirt! Great TJ Maxx find! I love that store! And your make up looks beautiful!

      Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

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  15. I love the dramatic smokey look on you! Gunmetal is a great smokey eye color - it's so much more wearable than black or grey. And you look great Kileen! I love all the blue in the outfit :)

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  16. Kileen! You've been inspiring me to try new shades of eyeshadow. I love the gunmetal smokey eye look. So pretty.
    Van // The Clothes We Wear // Wearing motherhood with style.

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  17. yay!!  i'm so glad to hear it!!  :)

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  18. Very pretty eye makeup!  You always look so good in polka dots!!

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  19. Hi, I found your blog through someone elses dallas blogger button :) I am also from dallas and was excited to find a list of bloggers from my area. I LOVE your outfit for this post and will definitely be subscribing :)

    <3dani
    danigrimaldo.blogspot.com

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  20. Totally loving your smokey eye today, Kileen. I have never tried it because of the shape of my eyes. They always look sunken in as opposed to smokey magical.
    Also loving this outfit. I love your polka dots. Love the length of the skirt too. You have great legs!

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  21. I know you already did a belt tutorial, but I think I have a belt exactly like this, that I love but never wear because I don't know how to tie it. 

    Is there much of a difference between how you tied this on and your previous tutorial?

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  22. this belt is actually different from the belt in my belt tutorial.  this belt doesn't have any holes in it but just slides into the buckle and is held in place just from friction (i guess?).  i put a safety pin in there too (pinned from the back) just to make sure it wouldn't slide out.  hope that helps!

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  23. yay!! you should join the Dallas Blogger network (see button on my blog right-hand sidebar). so great to meet more Dallas bloggers!

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  24. this belt is actually different from the belt in my belt tutorial.  this belt doesn't have any holes in it but just slides into the buckle and is held in place just from friction (i guess?).  i put a safety pin in there too (pinned from the back) just to make sure it wouldn't slide out.  hope that helps!

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