polyurethane pants off brand/thrifted | socks Ashi Dashi | faux leather shoes off brand/thrifted

Late last year, I was looking all over the internet for new shoes. I wanted ones with a high platform and kind of chunky look yet narrow shape. No luck. I found these recently at a thrift store and they're not quite what I was looking for then but I like them. They're actually kind of ugly and clunky. It adds charm, I guess. Quality-wise, there were scratches and the usual wear from faux leather but I fixed them up and they look somewhat better. Not too bad for $7.99.

I've been trying to play with small details and accessories in my style lately. Another reason I wanted new shoes was to have some low enough that my socks could show. My polyurethane pants are slightly cropped so I wanted something to wear with them too. They look shorter here and expose the socks more since I'm bending, but the look isn't quite as loud otherwise.


leather top, blue leather jacket, fur scarf vintage/secondhand

First off, Happy 2014! Thank you for reading my blog and supporting my little projects with photography, makeup, fashion, etc. Lately I've been busy preparing for a major self portrait shoot soon. Not giving anything away, but it's something I've been wanting to do for a while. I'm pretty excited!

Here's my first non-lazy look for the year which was mostly inspired by my newly thrifted oversized leather jacket. It's blue (not black)! I'll buy secondhand leather, fur, or suede in any color if the fit is cute enough. Boxy, oversized stuff sometimes counts as cute. And look at how much it matches my lipstick!

The makeup is like a second version of my last look but with more saturation and different products. I received the WolfeFX Hydrocolor essential palette over the holidays from my mom (among all kinds of other goodies) and it's unlike anything I've tried before so I've been playing around with it a lot. I just used a small bit for a Pepto Bismol pink colored nosebleed here, nothing too special yet. The lipstick is another color from Limnit Lipsticks and I found it more drying than the other one - so much my lips are sensitive and almost stripped now. It stained them quite a bit, too. I think I wore lip balm underneath, but I'll wear more next time to see how it goes then. It's a lovely, opaque shade otherwise.

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Coastal Scents Hot Pots in Maroon Berry, Profound Plum, and Fools Gold
Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy
Darling Girl Cosmetics in Jeweled Taupe
Wet n Wild MegaSparkle in White Icing
L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black
Elf clear mascara

WolfeFX Hydrocolor in Pink

Limnit Lipsticks in Bewitching Hour

Orly Top 2 Bottom (base coat)
OPI in Skull & Glossbones
NYC in Grand Central Station (top coat)
Hex Nail Jewelry nail charm in Small Hand


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