pinterest inspiration: from the neck up

Date night snuck up on me last week. I mean, I know that one night a month, Nathan wants me to go out with his friends with him. But last week? I didn't make the connection. AT ALL. The first Thursday of the month just didn't register. So he reminded me 2 hours before I needed to leave. I panicked a little. I mean, I needed to work out and I needed to get ready. Yikes. But I was up for a challenge. And I immediately thought that it would be a great opportunity to flip through my Who I Will be in 2015 pinterest board. And I declare this look a success. Screen shot 2014-02-08 at 2.11.25 PM

I knew I wouldn't have time to wash my hair and it had been in a ponytail. So I had to improvise. I got my little bag-o-hair-stuff out. I followed the visual directions on this pin. I so wish I knew who to credit this to. Partially because I want to give her credit, but also because I'd love to see what else she has done. It wasn't perfect. I recreated it the next day a little better. But it was a good start!

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I already own Stilla's In the Light palette, so I followed this video to get a spiffy new eye look.

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Not only is it close to impossible to get a decently framed shot in my upstairs bathroom, but the lighting after dark didn't help. I promise that there are fancy eyes under there.

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I threw on a scarf and earrings that are important to me.

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And this is my poorly-lit finished look! Short-sleeved black sweatshirt dress from Express (bought on consignment about a year ago), Navy lululemon yoga pants, and my beloved Frye's. I know the bar we were going to gets super warm no matter what it feels like outside. So short sleeves were a must.

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I was pretty pleased that throwing things together felt so put-together!

Screen shot 2014-02-08 at 2.12.36 PMIn related news, I have a sephora gift card that is burning a hole in my pocket. And I have zero idea what color lipstick I should wear. Everything that I have just feels...meh. Suggestions? Brands? Colors? I'm wide open and clueless over here!