Saturday, December 31, 2011

Going Goldie Locks during the Holiday Season

For the holiday festivities, I have been ALL about the gold.  It is such a fun color and always boosts my fashion-confidence when I'm out because the shiny shade is just so inviting!  I just went to a holiday party last night, and wore this outfit:
I sported a Charlotte Russe sweater, Claire's gold ribbon earrings, olive Union Bay military-esque pants (belted with a wide gold gift wrapping ribbon!), and my Madden Girl nude pumps

Funny angle here makes me look a little bloated haha But the Charlotte Russe sweater is actually really cute on!  Do you see the wrapping ribbon I used as a belt?

Here's another look at the outfit top of the outfit- because the sweater has such a bold collar, I pulled my hair back in a ballerina bun.  For the makeup (easiest to see in the top picture), I did a gold/brown smokey eye.

Hope this inspires you to go for the gold!

If you want to see how to do the gold/brown smokey eye, leave a comment in the box below

Happy Holidays!


I'm Back!

Oh how I have missed actually blogging!  A little over a year ago, my close friend introduced me to tumblr and I became so addicted to perfecting my tumblr blogs that I left this one in the dust.  But the type of blogging that happens on tumblr, while fun, does not have the same genuinely creative and original feel that blogspot has given me.  To be on tumblr is like using a cake mix but deciding to add a little cinnamon or nutmeg to the commercially-bought batter, whereas blogging on blogspot is more akin to using a recipe you found years ago to make a cake from scratch and using your own form of each ingredient along the way.  I love the freeness and the ability to say what you want to say without being judged by the tumbr community for "ranting" instead of regurgitating the images already reblogged over 10,000 times.

I have been experimenting more with my own looks and have found many new sources for blogging inspiration, as well as getting back into reading all of my magazines that I fell behind with during this semester at school.

So prepare for a new and exciting energy that is coming to Buttons and Bouquets!  Hope you enjoy all that is to come ~

Happy New Year!