Pajamas in the Daytime

Spring cleaning came a little early this year and as I was going through my closet, I couldn’t help but notice that I own quite a bit of oversized items of clothing.  The most shocking part of this discovery was that I wear many of said items of clothing to bed and in public.  I don’t know if I should be concerned or impressed with myself in that I can transform my pajamas into everyday wear – I’ll let you be the judge of that.

In case you think I’ve lost it:

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Even though I wish my life was a constant Alexander Wang runway show, I think I would get more than a few concerning stares/glares if I just bust through doors with the potential of a nip slip.  Through my laziness, however, I have learned to mask the fact that I am wearing what I wore to bed the previous night with some outerwear and accessories.

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Flannel: R13 / Jacket: Rebecca Taylor / Leggings: Mango / Shoes: Aldo (similar)/ Hat: ASOS / Rings: Art Youth Society / Ear Cuff: Fallon / Tinted Moisturizer: Jouer / Powder Foundation: bareMinerals / Powder: Hourglass / Lipstick: Clinque

A flannel shirt is great for sleeping – it’s comfy, cozy, and you don’t have to worry about it getting wrinkled.  I get my flannels from the men’s section at Uniqlo, so they tend to be oversized.  To prevent myself from looking like a blob, I like to add a short tweed moto jacket that cuts right at the waist, so it gives me some shape and adds texture to the outfit.  Leggings can double as sleepwear, but they are also super easy to slip on in the mornings.  For make-up, stick to the basics with a tinted moisturizer or powder foundation.  For an extra glow, I am in love with Hourglass’ Ambient Lighting Powders.  I always like to add a little something to my lips and lately, Clinque’s Almost Lipstick has been my favorite.  Don’t be scared by the color, it goes on really sheer – scout’s honor. Once that’s all done, slip on some delicate rings and an ear cuff because, why not?  Lastly, since I’m always running late, I normally don’t have to time to tame my hair.  Instead of the conventional ponytail or bun, I opt for a floppy hat.

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Shirt: Uniqlo / Sweatshirt: Kenzo / Shorst: Milly / Shoes: River Island / Purse: Proenza Schouler /  Necklace: C Wonder / Bracelet: House of Harlow / Sunglasses: Mango / Lipstick: Yves Saint Laurent / Blush: Clinque

I love lounging and sleeping in sweatshirts, but to spruce them up a bit, I add a blouse underneath and then a statement necklace and wrap bracelet to add some layers and play with the edginess of the sweatshirt.   These silk shorts are also great for lounging and sleeping in – they are so loose and flowy! A bright yellow purse/clutch with bring out the colors of the sweatshirt and make them more vibrant.  I love this purse because it doubles as a wallet so you don’t have to worry about lugging around an extra wallet.  For makeup, keep it simple with a bright blush and a sheer coral lipstick.

Let me know if you like the pajama trend!

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Pants Weather

My former suitemate and I were talking the other day about how we really wanted to wear pants.  Houston weather, unfortunately disagrees with us and continues to be in the high 90s on the daily.  There have been times when I gave the weather two middle fingers and just wore jeans and I have regretted it every time.  If you have ever been in a situation when you’re sweating in jeans, you know it is excruciatingly painful.  Getting your jeans off when you’re sweating is not the issue because at that point, you just want to get those suckers off.  The problem comes when you have to put your pants back on – your jeans will refuse to cover your sweaty thighs and you will be doing the pants dance for a while (think Ross and his leather pants).  And that’s a guarantee.

My solution to my current pants situation is to wear looser and more breathable pants.  Really, any loose pants should work: sweatpants, Adidas tear aways, harem pants, go for the gold on this one.  The higher-waisted they are, the better.

Screen shot 2013-10-03 at 12.32.28 AMTop: Tibi / Pants: River Island / Shoes: Steve Madden / Sunglasses: Giant Vintage / Bracelets: Vita Fede (1,2) / Necklace: Kendra Scott / Foundation: Make Up Forever / Blush: Coralista / Bronzer: Too Faced / Lip Stain: Bite Beauty

These days, I have been really lazy about putting outfits together, so simplicity is key.  It doesn’t get more simple then a pair of black harem pants and a white silk cami.  If I do want to dress an outfit up, I will wear a statement necklace or some chunky bracelets, or all of the above!  It’s October, so bring out the black booties and bold red lips!  Black booties are a fall staple for me, and these cut-out booties put a nice twist to the classic bootie.  And if you are anything like me and prefer that extra 5 minutes of sleep in the morning, I recommend just evening out the skin with this Make Up Forever Face & Body Foundation and doing a bold lip with this red lip stain.  It looks like you made an effort in your appearance, when in reality, it took 2 minutes.  If you want to add some color to your skin, just sweep a matte bronzer and a nice coral blush.  Hope all of you had a lovely week!

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Coral My Heart

Coral My Heart

It’s the beginning of July and it finally feels like summer! I came back to “sunny” California hoping to escape the heat and humidity of Houston.  At the beginning of summer, my wish was taken a little to seriously by mother nature because for the first two months, it was cold, windy, and quite gloomy over here in San Francisco.  San Francisco is notorious for being kind of chilly all year, but the weather was a little ridiculous.  It is just now starting to warm up and I couldn’t be more excited.

Since it can still get a little chilly, pants are definitely preferable to shorts or dresses, so why not opt for a colorful print like these floral pants from Le J. Crew.  Since the pants are plenty colorful, I kept the top simple and why not show a little skin with this crop top from H&M.  Since I grew up in SF, my rule of thumb is to never leave the house without a jacket of some sort, so to make this outfit a little bit more polished, I picked a 3/4 sleeve blazer from River Island.  Sticking to the orange and blue color scheme of the pants, I picked a pair of baby wedges from Anne Taylor and a bright orange cross-body wallet-purse from Henri Bendel (similar one here).

As for make-up, I would keep it simple since the outfit should be the focus of attention.  This Stila eyeshadow is perfect as you can mix the pink, lavender, and orange shades for the perfect lid color – it’s simple and will make your eyes looking bright and awake.  For summers, creme blushes are better as they will give you a dewy finish and a natural flush.  This one by Stila (shade: Petunia) can be used on the cheeks and/or lips.  Since lip stains are all the rage, this coral liquid lipstick (shade: Carina) by Stila is not only moisturizing, it will stay on your lips all day!

I hope all of you are having an amazing summer!

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