December 26, 2011

FFR: Merry Christmas Eve! Merry Christmas Day!

Ridiculously expensive camisole (Dynamite)
Ram's head torque (thrifted)
Polished glass pendant (thrifted)
DKNY mesh-band watch ($6 @ auction)
Black cuff watch (Ardene)
Silver hinged bangle (Ardene)

Basic face, eyelid contouring, Avon red lipstick

Salmon-pink tee (Garage)
"Fishing tackle" earrings (Ardene)
.925 silver and diamond swirl pendant (Peoples; gift)
DKNY mesh-band watch ($6 @ auction)
Silver hinged bangle (Ardene)

Basic face, eyelid contouring, hot pink lipstick

December 23, 2011

FFR: Red, Green, Sparkle, Bow

Green raglan tee (Garage)
Lime green headband (Dollarama) with gift bow earring (thrifted)
Basic face, eyelid contouring, Avon red lipstick

2 red plastic bangles, one octagonal, one round (thrifted)
Mermaid-inspired salvaged textile cuff (hand-made by me)

December 17, 2011

FFR: Sparkle, Spangle, Jangle

Carroll Reed gold lurex tee (thrifted; $2)
Unbranded vinyl pants (thrifted on bag day)
2 red plastic bangles, octagonal and round (thrifted)
Chinese brass bangle ($5 at an Asian shop)
Gold-tone cocktail ring with faux pearls (thrifted)

Single red gift bow clip-on earring (thrifted)
Basic face, eyelid contouring, Avon gold dust, Avon red lipstick

December 16, 2011

FFR: Wild Animals That I Dragged Away

Moose shirt (thrifted; hand-shredded by me)
Wood bangle (Ardene)
Vintage brown plastic bangle (thrifted)
Coyote tooth (yard sale; hole drilled by jeweller)

Basic face, Avon shadow in Bronze, Avon gold dust, unbranded blue dust.

December 15, 2011

Fashion For Real - 12/9&10/11

It seems my Friday's have become all about funky, experimental looks, and my Saturday's for the chic glamour. Tis the season for holiday parties, and those are always held on Saturday nights. Frankly, if my guests/clients/customers are going to be dressed nicely, they should expect their server to be dressed nicely as well. Case in point:


Aqua mesh "sweater" with knit collar and cuffs - free, bytches! (thanks, neighbour's friend!)
Aqua lace-trimmed camisole - Christmas 2010 (thanks, hunny's mom!)

Basic face (foundation, mascara, highlighter)
Crease: Avon Color Dazzlers glittering eyeshadow in Bronze (discontinued)
Lid and Brow: random Ardene shadow trio in gold
Accent: random shimmery blue powder from a make-up grab-bag

Just a little funky, no? I'd forgotten all about this sweater! It's completely random that the cami is almost a perfect colour-match.

Tagless black dress with hook-and-eye detail - Value Village in Sudbury (~2009)
Vintage coral-bead braided necklace - $2 @ Salvation Army in KL
One 80s black spike earring - VV in Sudbury (~2008)
My fave Ardene cuff watch

Basic face (foundation, liner, mascara, highlighter)
Eyeshadow is Avon Warm Knits Quad in Autumn Knits (disc.):
Bronze Wool in the crease, Fall Sun on the lid and brow,
Knit Brick dusting my upper cheekbone

So there ya have it: wacky Friday, classy Saturday. I actually kind of like the dichotomy of it! This weekend's outfits are going to be more of the same :D

December 4, 2011

Fashion For Real - 12/3/2011

It was definitely a night for some sparkle! There were at least 5 holiday parties going on around town, so I knew I needed to look as nice as our guests would. I wore some of my favourite pieces.

Vintage beaded/sequined tank - trhifted from Northern Bargains ($15)
Skinny-cut jeans - Dish Jeans - Jean Machine
Crazy faux-hair scrunchie thing - a random dollar store, years ago
Vintage silver and onyx fan necklace - bought in Mexico by my Grandmother
Black hinged cuff watch - Louis Arden - Ardene
Silver hinged bangle - Ardene
Black pleather pleated shoebooties - Fioni

My usual base products (face, lashes, liner)
Crease: Avon True Color monoshadow in turquoise
Lid: Ardene metallic-pastel palette in lavender
Outer corner: Ardene metallic-pastel palette in orange

December 3, 2011

Fashion For Real - 12/2/2011

I went on a very chic safari last night! If you can call the assortment of characters at a dance bar a "safari." I put this outfit together with almost entirely thrifted garments and accessories. Second-hand ROCKS! And second-hand DESIGNER pieces rock that much harder!!!! Also, I figured out how to lighten my photos in-camera.

Polyester-rayon khaki men's button-up - Pierre Cardin - thrifted 2 weeks ago ($2)
Skinny-cut jeans - Dish Jeans - Jean Machine (~2008)
Blood red suede boots - unknown brand - thrifted this summer ($4)

Brass torque - thrifted in late 90s
Brass bangle with Hindu theme - thrifted 4 or 5 years ago
Lion King Special Edition watch (What? I liked that movie...) - gift from Mumsie
Vintage double-stranded "pearls" cuff - thrifted ages ago
Elastic/leather belt with unique closure - Holt Renfrew - thifted in the late 90s

All my usual base products (face, lashes, liner, highlighter)
Eyeshadow is Avon Warm Knits Quad in Autumn Knits (loooong discontinued):
Bronze Wool in the crease, Fall Sun on the lid, Knit Brick at the outer corner