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Wicked

Tonight I went to go see “Wicked”, the broadway musical, for the first time! I’ve heard so many great things about this show and it did not disappoint! My boyfriend got us pretty good seats because we both appreciate all of the little details down to the emotion in the performers’ faces, the subtle movements and body language, and the conductor passionately directing the orchestra. You want to let it all sink in and pretty much get lost in it. :)

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Bright Blue Bottoms

I was hunting for red skinnies and ended up getting both red and blues ones at American Eagle this Labor Day weekend. They are super comfortable jeggings. I’ve been enjoying brighter bottoms lately and I’ve been telling myself to incorporate more color into what I wear day to day so perfect! I also can’t seem to get enough of slouchy casual tops.

top from Marshalls, necklace from asos.com, jeggings from American Eagle, shoes and bracelet from H&M, belt from Goodwill, purse thrifted

 

Check out my California vlog if you haven’t!

Here’s a bonus picture from our trip :)

My Outfit + Britney Spears Concert

I had every intention of snapping good quality pictures and filming snippets of Britney performing but we got caught with our DSLR cameras in the middle of Nicki Minaj’s opening act. They made us check in our cameras after she had finished performing. :( “Professional” camera and video equipment was supposedly not allowed but yet they allowed us to walk in with them in the first place! O_o This makes me so sad because I didn’t bring a point and shoot so I could only try my best to film with my phone. The pictures turned out horribly but the videos turned out better so I may share some of that footage in a future youtube vlog!

For now I can only briefly talk about my experience and show you the outfit I put together as I mentioned I would :)

This was my first Britney Spears concert ever and I have been a huge fan of her ever since her first hit single, “Hit Me Baby One More Time”. Can you imagine how excited I was when she performed this song?? I came into this concert with little to no expectations so I actually thought she was going to mostly perform the songs from her new Femme Fatale album. She only performed about 5 from that album and surprisingly many other older songs! I also made sure to not watch recent clips of her concerts so that I wouldn’t spoil it for myself. I thought she looked great and the show production was incredible! Nicki Minaj was also an amazing opening! Even my boyfriend (who is not a big Britney fan like I am) was impressed with this show.

Before this concert day I had been debating on what to wear. Originally I thought it would be fun to recreate an outfit and look from one of her popular music videos. Of course I wanted to go all out but I couldn’t find the red wig I was looking for. I have no regrets though because it was probably for the best since wigs aren’t the most comfortable anyways. You can probably guess which look I had in mind 😉 This is definitely a potential look for either a future tutorial or for Halloween 😀

I also thought if all fails I could try to put together a fun sequin-y or skimpy Britney-esque outfit but I wasn’t satisfied with what was available at the shops that I searched through.

Little did I know, I ended up wearing a shirt that I had recently started to DIY. So here’s an idea of how the shirt originally looked like before I had started to cut it up.

This is a random image of a fitted tee that I pulled from Google since I didn’t take a before picture of the actual shirt.

To give you an idea, the original shirt had a small opening for the head and the sleeves were a little longer and fitted so it was pretty unflattering for my boyish figure. After watching different videos on how to make your own crop top and fringe tops I was definitely inspired! I cut up the sleeves, collar to widen it, and the bottom edge of the shirt. I ,of course, also cut the slits for the fringe and tied knots at the bottom of each strand. I then pulled and stretched out each strand as well as the collar and sleeve openings to have the ends curl a bit.

I thrifted this tee from Goodwill a while back so I must say i’m pretty happy to make something better out of it! It feels good to wear something you put your own personal touch on :)

So what did I wear with the shirt?

Necklace and purse are from asos.com, Dollhouse Rogeri boots, American Eagle shorts, bracelets from H&M, NYX Matte nail polish in Sky BlueAnd here’s the completed look! You won’t be able to tell from these pictures but I also did an inspired makeup look of what she had on in her “I Wanna Go” music video.

I carried a whole bunch in my bag: Canon DSLR camera, extra blue sandals shown below (since I would rather not stand in heels the entire duration of the concert), and of course some makeup, keys, phone, etc.


Above image courtesy of http://matthewmwong.com/photography

Let me know your thoughts! What do you think of the outfit and of the DIY top? Would you wear it? Do you DIY your own stuff? If so i’d love to see it!

Happy 4th of July!

Hi all! How is everyone’s weekend going so far? Mine has been great! I wish I could share more pictures from this weekend with you guys but due to time I am going to only post some from a quick photo shoot I did with http://matthewmwong.com/photography today. The first and last picture in this post were taken by me. So here’s a FOTD (face of the day) and OOTD (outfit of the day) for you. :)

I decided to go for a softer pin-up type of look just to keep it more youthful and summery.

Few key products that i’m wearing: Missha BB Cream No. 23, MAC Dolly Mix blush on cheeks, Maybelline Ultra Liner winged out on upper lid, MAC lipstick in Viva Glam Cyndi with Revlon Colorburst lipstick in Carnation on top

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Outfit Challenge 1

Do you have clothing items and accessories in your wardrobe that go unworn? I sometimes pull these pieces out and challenge myself to incorporate them into an outfit. After all, something about those pieces compelled us to buy them in the first place right? My entire outfit in this post consists of items that haven’t been getting much love.

This necklace can look too loud or gaudy at times because the gold in it is quite bright. I decided to pair it with pale understated colors that needed something to warm it up and bring it to life. This way the necklace isn’t competing with anything, but rather bringing some balance to the outfit.

 

Maxi dresses used to not appeal to me much but they have really been growing on me, especially maxi skirts! The jersey material of this skirt gives it a more casual feel which I like.

I tucked the shirt into the skirt in the front and tied a knot in the back for a more flattering silhouette.

I am no fashionista by any means. If anything, I just appreciate the art of fashion and how expressive it is. Luckily now I can share with you all my experimental outfits in this blog! :)

Do you think this outfit works? Love it? Hate it? Let me know!

necklace from Hautelook.com, shirt from TJ Maxx, skirt from H&M, shoes from Marshalls

Pictures taken by my sister Tina and color corrected by yours truly, Christine :)