Photos by Ale Veyna
Crocheted Purse-Handmade by my Grandmother
MAC Lipstick in Taupe (Lips)
Silver Earrings-Gift from my Mom
8 oz Latte (My favorite accessory of all time!)
I wore this ensemble when I went out to brunch with my sister on Saturday. This black and gray tie-dye dress is one of my favorite things that I own, but I don't wear it enough because 1) it is inappropriate for work because it has an open back and 2) it's not cozy enough to wear when it's cold outside. My solution to all of the problems/excuses that were prohibiting me from wearing this dress was buying a basic black sweater. One of my resolutions this year is to be content with my existing wardrobe, and focus on buying things that will enhance it. I think that this is one of those instances when I practiced just that. This black sweater is a great basic for fall and winter, and also makes it easier for me to wear many items that are usually only appropriate for summer and spring.
To complete my look, instead of my usual cat eye makeup, I switched things up and used MAC Cosmetics Pigment in Blue-Brown on my eyes. As a person who has yet to master eye shadow, I love this pigment because it reflects different colors and allows you to create the illusion that you're using multiple eye shadows depending on how much you layer and blend. Apparently, you can also apply this pigment while it's wet to bring out more of the blue color and create a more intense effect. I'll have to try out that method next time that I want to look like a disco queen.
Today is my 26th birthday, and I've been celebrating all weekend long! As you already know, my sister treated me to brunch on Saturday, and we went to Auntie Em's Kitchen in Eagle Rock, one of my favorite brunch places. On Friday night, I went to see one of my favorite bands, Geographer, and I got to meet the lead singer Mike Deni. I had a good weekend, and it's made me excited about the rest of my birthday month. Yes, I do celebrate my birthday all month long.
I have to admit, though, that I wasn't too enthusiastic about my birthday a couple of weeks ago, mostly because I've been so tired and preoccupied with so many other things. However, this weekend has just been really great, and I feel positive that this is going to be a great year for me. After all, I'm surrounded by a great group of family and friends, and every day I become more mature and have the opportunity to learn a little more about myself. This is probably the first time that I'm approaching a new year without a list of expectations, and just trying to live in the moment. I just want to learn how to be grateful for everything I have and live without any regrets.
This weekend, I also celebrated my first year of blogging. When I started this blog one year ago, I honestly didn't think that I would be able to stick with it. I'm also always so amazed at how many people visit this site every week, and how supportive everybody is of my little corner of the internet. When I started this blog, I thought that my Mom was going to be my
only most loyal follower, but I'm always so happy when somebody new reaches out to me to let me know that they're following along. Thank you so much for making all the work that goes into this space seem worth it! I promise to start bringing you more than just outfit posts once my schedule clears up.
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