So this one time, I bought over 15 yards of retro looking Christmas fabric. True story. I had only one project in mind: novelty skirt. Many many many novelty print skirts. But really, how long can I reasonably wear a Christmas skirt for? Candy canes & garland, snowmen riding candy cane bikes, ornaments, and reindeer kind of scream "December".So I sadly decided to just sew up one new skirt to flounce around in for a few weeks in December and packed the rest of the yardage away for next year.
In the end, I wound up wearing it 2-3 times a week leading up to the big day. I promise I did not always wear my snow boots with it, I did however pair it with lots of bright red & green shirts and shoes. And, of course, I wore it on Christmas. Of course. Even my Grandma, who taught me to sew, loved it.
I was unpacking my suitcase from our recent trip back home to California, and when I pulled it back out I was kind of sad -- it doesn't really have a place in my closet (I'm running out of room!), so I think it may end up getting boxed up with the rest of my holiday decorations, only to make it's reappearance next November. Bummer. Time to make a Valentines skirt? Meh. Easter? Meh. When is the next good holiday anyhow?
Lipstick - "Red Velvet" by Lime Crime // Cardigan - Target // Skirt - DIY by yours truly // Snow Boots - Target
I have, essentially, been doing my makeup the same way for a decade now, but I'm on a constant hunt for the perfect red lipstick -- I think I've finally found it. After trying (and failing) to find it locally, my sweet Secret Santa gifted me the much admired "Red Velvet" matte lipstick by Lime Crime. Now I know what all the fuss has been about! I own 10 or so red lipsticks and this is, by far, my favorite. Goes on easy and has a pretty decent staying power (if you stay away from eating a big meal). I've worn it just about every day for the past two weeks, so it's safe to say I'm smitten.