Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Hello Hello

So... I've been gone for a long time...

I've been working (and working... and working...) and feeling crappy about life & all kinds of things, and I've come to the realization that I really need to start blogging again. 

Inspired (as always) by Jessica's recent purse post and other blogger's makeup bag posts, I'm kicking off my return to blogging with a quick peek inside both my makeup bag AND my purse

I've had this makeup bag since I first started wearing makeup... maybe I was 14? So it's almost 10 years old. It's super grimy and I keep thinking I should get a new one, but I just can't part with it. When I bought the bag, it was the first time I had found something in a store that I had seen a celebrity use in a magazine. It was such a big deal...

Bag: St. Tropez Essentials
Makeup (Clockwise from left)
Bobbi Brown Face Touchup Stick in Sand
Chanel Eyeshadow Duo in Taupe
Sephora Black Collection Bronzer & Foundation Brushes
Clinique Shimmering Stripes Blush in Peony
Clinique Quickliner for Eyes in Black/Brown
Revlon ColorStay Liquid Eye Pen in Black
DiorShow Mascara in Black
Revlon Growluscious Mascara in Blackest Black
Not Pictured (because I left it in my bathroom) Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer in Nude (BEST ever... you seriously need to try it.)

My purse is a little bit of a different story... As you can see, I definitely seem to be having a little overkill on the leopard print lately. I've been using leopard as a neutral and was THRILLED to finally find the most amazing leopard scarf that I've been throwing on with everything. Seriously. My guy friends are always asking why I'm wearing that "animal thing" again.

Anyway, I've been carrying this amazing Coach bag for a few years now and the leather has aged to this lovely deep brown color. It was given to me by my dad a few years ago, and when I received it, it came smelling SO awful that I had to air it out on the deck for a few days before it was carryable. According to Coach, the bag was made of vintage leather and that smell can be a side effect? Anyway, it's the perfect size for my iPad (which is perfect because I take my iPad everywhere...) and my pink Marc Jacobs pouch that holds everything I carry. I purchased the pouch when I started working at Nordstrom because my regular purse is too big to fit in my little box in the stockroom. The pouch is way more attractive than the clear plastic bags Nordstrom provides for employees. Plus it can double as a clutch when I go out on weekends!

In addition, I always have my (apparently discontinued) Smashbox Tinted Lip Treatment in place of lipstick, Laura Mercier concealer pencil, cuticle oil, La Source handcream, eye drops, and Ray Ban Wayfarers. My camera's usually thrown in there as well... Just in case.

(this is me at a recent event I attended... my camera was left behind in the car so I had to rely on friends for a few quick snapshots, and no full on outfit shots!)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

tuesday market

Every Tuesday there's an outdoor market on Fountain Square... I'd never been, and I was super excited to look around at the booths - local artists, organic farmers... all the best stuff was there!

jewelry made by Joyce Signs and Barb Stonebraker of JoyStone Jewelry - their pieces are absolutely gorgeous. If you're in the Cincinnati area on a Tuesday afternoon, you should stop by their booth!

shirtdress: H&M
cropped tights: HUE
shoes: TOMS