I wanted to try something new with my outfit today. I was inspired by this post from Kimmie over at Blue Paper Lanterns who wore a similar gray dolman wrap over her dress the other day. I originally bought this wrap on a whim while waiting to check out at Forever 21. It was on the clearance rack for $7 and the fabric is so soft that I decided to buy it without trying it on. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize it was a dolman sleeve until I tried it on at home. I personally am not too big on dolman sleeves as I feel like it can look a bit sloppy at times, but the material of this wrap is so soft and the color is such a versatile gray that I decided to keep it. And now, I’m determined to make it work!
I actually really liked how this outfit turned out and think that cinching in the wrap around the waist is the way to go to avoid it looking too shapeless on me. I bought this belt separately from the skirt, but it just so happened to be the perfect color match! I actually asked the bf what he thought and his only response was “uh, I don’t know. But you have a fun in your hose.” I actually nearly freaked out as I thought I’d have to start all over with my outfit, but fortunately I dug around and found a backup of my tights. Whew. Disaster avoided.
Oh, and I got shellac nails for the first time a couple nights ago! I’m in absolute love with these nails as they are supposed to last for at least 2 weeks with no chipping. And unlike OPI Axxium gel nails, you can use any nail polish color you want and still have the benefits of gel nails with the CND Shellac gel process. The shellac is supposedly more gentle on your nails and doesn’t require as harsh of a chemical to take it off. I actually had a Living Social deal (I mis-tweeted that it was a Groupon deal) so I received a mani/pedi for 50% off at $30. I will definitely do an update post in 2 weeks and see whether the shellac system really stands up to its claim. 🙂
|my new CND Shellac nails in Over The Taupe|
Hope you guys have a great weekend!