Mid-Autumn Changes

I love mid-Autumn. It’s the best part of Autumn. The air is crisp, my yard is covered in leaves, and the air hangs heavy with the scent of woodsmoke. You know winter is coming, and with it all the wonderful sentimental Holidays, and snow, but it’s not here yet, and everything feels exciting to me.

This Autumn has been super busy for me, and I’ve neglected this blog a bit. Or well a lot, and I feel guilty about that, but there’s really not much that I can do about it.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Mid Autumn Changes

Top: Ann Taylor Loft, Cardigan: American Eagle, Jeans: Gap Jeggings, Belt: Maurices, Nails: Zoya Binx

Oh yeah, and I dyed my hair purple. I’ve wanted to do it for a while now, but kept chickening out, but I finally impulse dyed it thanks to someone I follow on twitter posting that she dyed her hair dark purple. I’m absolutely obsessed and trying to decided what color I’m going to do next. I’m thinking either dark purple, teal or dark blue.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Mid Autumn Changes

Necklace: H&M

On My Face: Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation, Hourglass Blush, Maybelline The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette, Makeup Forever Eyeliner and Mascara, Sonia Kashuk Dalia Lip Crayon, The Balm Mary Lou Manizer

I plan to do a full post on how I dyed it, and my experience with the dye soon.  But these pictures are absolutely true to color. For reference now I used Color Ion Brilliance in Fuchsia

Fashion and Happy Things!   Mid Autumn Changes

Shoes: Old Navy

Since it’s November first I’m going to show you what I wore for Halloween. I originally planned to dress as Taylor Momsen this year, but it was much to cold. So I randomly threw this together, and decided I looked like a practical version of a female comic book super hero. All I needed was a utility belt. I had one person say I looked like Hit Girl (pretty sure it was just the hair) with out all the weapons. I haven’t managed to watch the entire movie yet, because blood bothers me, but I want to.  Fashion and Happy Things!   Mid Autumn Changes

Dress: Maurices, Tights: Hue, Boots: Rebels Taos Moto Boots

That’s actually the bits you can see, I’m actually wearing thermal leggings by American Apparel and another pair of Hue Tights under the black Hue Tights, and a H&M Tee Shirt Dress and a really old v-neck sweater from Forever 21 underneath the dress.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Mid Autumn Changes

Mask: Halloween Express, Necklace: H&M, Nails: Sally Hansen Glow In The Dark Haunted House Nail Strips

On My Face: Nars Tinted Moisturizer, Hourglass Blush, Maybelline Black Eyeshadow, Makeup Forever Smokey Extravagant Mascara, Sonia Kashuk Dalia Lip Crayon, Revlon Shameless Matte Balm Stain, Victoria’s Secret Le Femme Lipgloss

I know my hair looks way lighter here than it does in the above pictures, it’s just the lighting. The top photos were taken on our DSLR, by my husband who’s a photographer, with the white balance perfectly set to get as true to color as we possibly can.  These photos were taken by my Dad on my iPhone before we left to take my son Trick Or Treating because sadly my husband was/is sick. Also I have a ton of dry shampoo in my hair because when you dye your hair a funky color the less you wash it the longer the color lasts.

What were you for Halloween? Have you ever dyed your hair? and finally, What color do you think I should dye my hair next?

Stylish Weekday: Studded

It’s not Sunday, I know. It’s not even Monday or Tuesday anymore. It’s freaking WEDNESDAY! Where have I been? In bed, with migraines. Or not home. But I’m here now, with a pretty awesome outfit. I went shopping with my parents last week to pick up some pieces to put in my Halloween Costume, and then ended up getting home, looking at what I bought and realizing this is just everyday wear for me. So I wore it. Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Weekday: Studded  Shirt: Madewell, Jeans: H&M, Shoes: H&M I love this outfit, but I absolutely hated my hair. I couldn’t get it how I wanted it, but it wasn’t awful enough to justify a bun. However, I love these jeans. They were $10 at H&M and I was going to rip the knees out, but I changed my mind. I love them just they way they are. Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Weekday: Studded  I still love this shirt, I’ve had it for a couple years now, but Madewell really is worth the cost. It’s held up so perfectly. Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Weekday: Studded  On My Face: Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation, Maybelline The Nudes Shadows, Makeup Forever Eyeliner and Mascara, Hourglass Blush, The Balm Mary Lou Manizer Revlon New York Scene Lip Color. Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Weekday: Studded  Necklace: H&MI am completely obsessed with this necklace, which in the store was the costume-y bit that I purchased. But then I got it home and realized it’s actually just stupidly cute. So it’s now everyday wear. But my “costume this year wasn’t ever overtly costume-y so I guess there’s really no harm in it.   Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Weekday: Studded  The only fault with these pants is the ankles aren’t tight enough, but I can fix that. Have you ever bought something for Halloween and ended up using it for not Halloween?

Stylish Sundays: Burgundy and Chelsea Boots

Have I mentioned before how much I love Autumn? Because I really and truly adore Autumn. October is my favorite month, and this year the weather has been perfect. But the best part of Autumn is the clothes. I love Chelsea Boots, and Sweaters.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Sundays: Burgundy and Chelsea Boots

Sweater: Aeropostale, Jeggings: Aeropostale, Chelsea Boots: H&M, Bag: Kate Spade

I wore this to the Library last week. I have to say I’m really pleasantly surprised with Aeropostale’s clothing since they revamped themselves. These Jeggings are amazingly comfortable and I adore this sweater.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Sundays: Burgundy and Chelsea Boots

On My Face: Nars Tinted Moisturizer, Hourglass Hidden Concealer, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush, Maybelline The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette, Makeup Forever Smokey Extravagant Mascara, Revlon Matte Balm In Shameless.

On My Nails: Maybelline Color Show A Walk In The Park, I can’t tell you how surprised I am with this polish. I wore it over a week, with no chips. More about the polish here.

I am absolutely obsessed with this lip color. I had just patted it on my lips lightly with my finger this day, but I wore it full on, on my birthday and I adore it that way too. It’s seriously probably the only color I’ve been wearing.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Sundays: Burgundy and Chelsea Boots

I’ve had this necklace so long that I don’t know where it’s from anymore. And I definitely don’t wear it enough for as much as I actually use the word Adore.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Sundays: Burgundy and Chelsea Boots

But my favorite part of this outfit was my boots. I’m completely obsessed with them. They’re so comfortable and they’re the only shoes I want to wear. And I have a lot of shoes. I definitely intend to get a plain black pair of Chelsea boots because they’re the most perfect boots ever made.

What’s your favorite thing about Autumn?

 

Conair You Waving Wand Review

Fashion and Happy Things!   Conair You Waving Wand Review

I bought the Conair You Waving Wand the first time I got my hair cut because I wanted something really easy to use, but different from the Conair You Curl Infinity Wand which I’ve had since it came out.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Conair You Waving Wand Review

I remembered that Fleur De Force talked about a curling wand like this in one of her videos, except hers was the Babyliss one, so I decided to try it out. The first thing I did when I got it was throw away that 3 fingered glove thing because even though I haven’t ever burned my fingers with the Infinity Wand, I did manage to burn myself with this wand using that glove. Since I got rid of it though I haven’t had a problem.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Conair You Waving Wand Review

The main reason I purchased the Conair version instead of the one from Remington is because of the heat settings. I had a bad experience with someone curling my hair that caused me to have to get my hair cut in the first place.  I only use this set to the 330 or 310 degree temperature, but I can say that it does heat up quickly.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Conair You Waving Wand Review

These are the kinds of curls that I get from this curling wand. I usually use 1 inch or larger sections rapped around for a count of 10. But if you used smaller sections then you’d get tighter waves from it.

I absolutely love this curling wand and use it about once a week, and the curls last for about 3 days until I need to wash my hair.  I fully recommend it.

CGC Daily and October Reads

I have some updates for you guys. Some things that I’ve been doing, that I’m kinda super proud of and really excited about, so I thought I’d share them with you.

 

Fashion and Happy Things!   CGC Daily and October Reads
car selfie has nothing to do with this post. I just really like this lipstick

First, I’ve been writing for a site called CGC Daily for a while now. I’m pretty sure I mentioned it before, but I’m still really stoked about doing it. My latest post for them which is on different Ways To Wear A Trench Coat is up now, and I’ve got another one that should be up before the end of the month. I love contributing to this site, because it’s a positive place for working women to go for advice on what to wear to work and fitness and business.

Another thing that I’ve just started is another blog called October Reads. This is where my book reviews will be living from now on. I’ll eventually move the book reviews that are on this site over there. Books have always been my first love, and I love talking about them but I never really felt like much of the kinds of books I read fit in this space. I like a lot of horror books and Sci-fi as well as Scientific Non-Fiction. I ended up having a bit of an existential crisis, listening to a lot of Tim Minchin and talking about doing this with my husband before I just up and did it. There’s only two posts up so far and we aren’t done designing the site, but I’m thrilled with it so far.

The final thing I’ve been doing recently is this. In a couple weeks I’ll have been with my husband for 10 years. I wanted to honor that in our humorous and twisted way.