Monday, July 22, 2013

Taking a vintage vibe to prom

Possibly the best hair of my life

Three of my girl friends had birthdays within a week of each other this month and to celebrate we all got dressed up in our finest and attended a fabulous prom party at the mansion. (the same Bulgarian mansion mentioned in my New Year's post)

For the party, I wanted a vintage dress in a bright color with a full skirt. I shopped around some thrift stores, vintage malls and even the mall but just couldn't find what I was looking for. Then, this beautiful dress was gifted to me. Oh my goodness, you guys, isn't it gorgeous?

This photo doesn't do the color justice. It's a vibrant almost-turquoise color.

My hair needed to be equally gorgeous so I set out on YouTube to find a good tutorial on how to get side-swept waves/curls that wouldn't be too complicated of a process. This is the one I based my 'do on, although I did a few things different.

Typically, when I try a new hairstyle I get frustrated and it is ruined and I end up doing some kind of bun-type-thing. Not this time! I love how my hair looked!

Side-swept waves
Along with the successful hairstyle, I also found the perfect shade of red lipstick. I wore Rimmel London's Lasting Finish by Kate lipstick in Rossetto. It lasted through drinks, snacks and dancing with only one re-application.

Great dress, great hair, great lipstick, did I mention I also had a great date?

My handsome date
And of course beautiful friends
Over the next few weeks I'll be moving, visiting family, going to weddings and trying to keep it all together. Wish me luck and I'll be back soon!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Let's talk

Snohomish sunset last weekend

I've been thinking...

How nice would it be if there were a way to filter out the thin, toned, perfect-looking ladies when we're simultaneously drinking beer and cruising around Pinterest? No more being taunted by the pins (does anyone actually do those workouts???) while you're growing your gut.

What about when you just spent five minutes putting a perfect first coat of polish on your fingernails and you try really hard not to touch anything but you smudge it anyway? What if we could just melt the polish on that one nail back down to liquid form and fix it without having to take it off and start all over? Genius!

Here's a good one: What if we got to taste all the delicious food people Instagram? I'd REALLY like a bite of that. Let's make this happen.

With the recent heat wave in Seattle, I've come to the conclusion that if global warming is to continue businesses should really invest in air conditioning or other methods of keeping customers cool. No one wants to try on new clothes when the ones they are wearing are stuck to their bodies from sweat.

Along those lines, it would be nice if there weren't so many seats covered in non-breathable upholstery. I know I'm not the only girl who's legs got stuck on and/or slid all over a piece of furniture this last week. More cotton, less pleather!

Your turn. What would you like to see happen?