After finishing up with work this morning, I pretty much spent my entire day lazing about the mall, trying things on, and wishing it was summer. I am obsessed with crop tops, bright colors, going without a bra (free your titties!), and floor-length skirts right now. Summer can’t get here quickly enough!
This is mostly just a silly post for my lovely lady readers. You know who you are.
Here’s to hoping I inspire your spring-to-summer wardrobe a little.
Behold: my dressing room adventures.
Au naturale! Who wears makeup just to go shopping? I pretty much never wear makeup anymore unless it’s on a special occasion. I recently went on this “no-makeup thing” for a month or two (you know me and my weird “things”), and it was an amazing experience. I’ve never felt more comfortable in my own skin, and my pores are seriously thanking me for freeing them from all that goop I used to constantly paint onto it every single day. I thoroughly encourage everyone addicted to makeup to give it a try — it’s so freeing!
Admittedly, I do throw on a little bit of mascara every once in a while (like in this selfie), but that’s it. I think that, as you get older, you start appreciating the way you actually look versus how you appear when your face is completely contoured, blushed, eye shadowed, and lipsticked up. And unless you’re Kim Kardashian or something, you probably don’t have two or three hours free every day just to spend sitting around in a makeup chair. What a waste of your life!
Besides. I’ll only have my youthful looks until I’m around 40 or so — I may as well take advantage of this glowing and smooth skin while I still can, right?!
… Although my own mom still has amazing skin, and so does my dad. So maybe I’ll be lucky enough to have amazing skin forever? :P We’ll see.
Is this not the most gorgeous floor-length maxi skirt ever?! Mint in color and just so soft and flowing! And those two slits to let your legs peek out when you walk — ugh! And I love this white lace crop-top — so form-fitting (though please ignore the little plastic tag thing inside of my shirt — it makes the fabric stick out, and it makes me look deformed, ha). I don’t care what anyone says — Abercrombie makes some of the cutest “All American” clothes ever, they always have my size, and the material is always quality. Plus, if you stay away from the stuff with the A&F label plastered all over it, they usually have some great finds.
These cute and casual dresses from American Eagle are buy one, get one 50% off, and they come in XXS! I love picking up everyday wear from American Eagle. It’s another of those stores that carries the style I like (cute, comfy, bright, and classic), and it makes shopping so much easier since they always seem to carry my size!
This white crochet faux crop-top from PacSun goes with everything. High-waisted shorts, cute skirts, patterned or solid bottoms — believe me, I tried everything on with it thought to myself, “Okay. I have to get this.” It reminds me so much of summer festivals and dancing in the sun, as well as laying out in Dolores Park on the grassy hills with friends. Plus, a lot of crop tops I’ve seen are typically more revealing, but with the crochet lace hanging down over the exposed skin, it feels a little more conservative while still being fun and flirty.
Then there’s this top …
This flirty little top from PacSun also goes with everything, and it’s just so loose and flowy! I fell in love with it as soon as I put it on. I’m lucky to have a smaller chest, so rocking it sans-bra is really flattering on my frame. But I’m definitely going to have to invest in a little fashion-tape — wouldn’t want to run around giving everyone a free show, right?
And this is why I love maxi skirts. I swear maxis are the yoga pants of skirts. I feel like they make everyone’s butt look great.
I also stopped by Forever 21 to pick up a few fun new nail colors. They’re only $2.80 each! Whaaaat?! Most polishes go for around $5 to $20, depending on the brand. But Forever 21 nail polishes have never steered me wrong. With a generous top coat, these “cheaper” polishes last just as long as higher-end laquers (seriously, you should see my nail polish collection — I have way too many polishes, so I’ve tried them all).
Lately, I’ve been getting my nails done in the salon more often than usual (thanks to a boyfriend who constantly sends me there for what he calls “maintenance”, ha), but after having my manicures and pedicures done professionally for a few weeks, I started really missing painting my own nails. It’s just so therapeutic and fun! The whole process of painting my own nails is just one of those things that really makes you love being a girl. And you know me: if something is girly, I’m all over it. Besides, who doesn’t love candy-colored fingers and toes in spring and summer?
I haven’t been shopping in forever.
What a fun day.
A question for my readers:
What style of clothing are you loving lately, and what are you looking forward to most about the warmer weather?