I'm sure the ladies will hear me on this - WHY does it take so much makeup to look like you're not wearing any makeup? Like, I crave the natural look, but my skin tone is a little red, a little uneven, a little dull. It needs a little help to make it look like I "woke up this way". I thought I'd share a bit about my average, everyday beauty routine. If I had all the money in the world, I'd only be wearing all natural, fabulous, organic shiz...but until then my CVS special with a side of Follain will have to do! I've gotten it down to a science at this point.
My daily routine takes about 7 min. I clean my face, put on primer, curl my lashes while that sets, then I add foundation. I jump right to the lashes - applying mascara without overdoing it - and then I use a soft brush to add blush to compliment my apple-y cheeks! I add a little of the highlighter to my cheek bones (sometimes my forehead, chin, or nose depending on my skin that day) and then I hop on over to my brows. I always brush them out and lightly apply the pencil to my eyebrow hair. I shade, I don't draw. Lastly, I apply the natural-colored lip crayon to my lips and add some lipgloss for extra shine before covering my body in sunscreen. I've found that these shades and products help to enhance my skin tone and features instead of just covering up my problem areas.
All that work to avoid the "Are you tired?" and "You feeling OK?" questions! Ohhhhh makeup. What advice do you have for a pale lady like myself? Do you have a product that you swear by? Share your makeup tips with me! I'm a newbie.
My style is kind of like a high-school art teacher found a super hip vintage store and decided to try and "make things work" that probably shouldn't. Ever. I described it more in depth in my very first "style file" post here. What I'm trying to say is, I'm either a fashion genius ahead of my time or the most unfashionable person you may ever know. I haven't quite decided yet.
I should also note something else: I hate award shows. I don't watch a lot of TV or movies, so I rarely know who these people are. With that being said, I'm probably the first person online the day following said shows to see every last outfit on the red carpet. The Golden Globes were no different.
So, what is this post you may ask? It's a fashion review for an award show I didn't watch by a person who may or may not understand fashion. You're welcome!
Number one look of the night in my opinion! Emma Stone killed it in this Lanvin jumpsuit. It's chic, edgy, formal, and fun. A+, Ms. Stone.
Kristen Wiig received a lot of mixed reviews on this vintage dress, but I'm in love with it! The off the shoulder look and blousey top would've been a little too boho if it wasn't fitted at the waist. I love the fabric, the draped train, and the fact that she looks like she is on her way to the VIP section of coachella and lost her flower crown on the way (all good things in my book). She can do no wrong.
Tina Fey brought the beautiful Ellie Kemper as her guest, and I'm pretty sure she stole the show in her Naeem Khan gown. Although Ellie said it weighed five hundred pounds, she looked effortlessly stunning in this ensemble. I'm obsessed with the high neck, beaded detail, sleeves, and open back. It's like, my absolute dream dress on my absolute dream body. Seriously - give me those skinny arms for my wedding.
Let's just start by stating the obvious - Chrissy Teigen's dress is amazing, but her arm candy is swoon-worthy too. Her Zuhair Murad sleeved gown may have outshone Mr. John Legend, but he was a close runner up. I'm still ogling the detail on this beautiful dress. With its perfectly sexy cutouts, its immaculate fit, and beautiful color, it was a "must share".
This Valentino dress is the epitome of all things "Courtney". The color, the pattern, the feathers... come on! Claire Danes stole my heart in this gown. The detail is absolutely worth zooming in to see. This look is a total show stopper if you ask me!
I haven't followed trends nearly as much as I did while studying fashion in school, but that doesn't mean I don't still have an opinion on current fashion. There were plenty of honorable mentions at the golden globes including Kelly Osbourne's fitted cape dress, Sienna Miller's Miu Miu gown, and Lana Del Ray's green mermaid shift. (Totally kidding about LDR. That dress was awful.)
What were some of your favorite looks of the night? What was your least favorite?
Happy Spring! Here in New England, I'm using the term "Spring" loosely. We had a few warm and sunny days in passing, and for that... I am thankful.
I struggle with Spring/Summer style. I'm not good at showing a lot of skin. (I blame it on my chubby arms and pasty complexion! ) I really like light shift-stlye dresses! Typically I layer that with a denim jacket or light cardigan. Add a chunky necklace, cute shoes, and call it a day!
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Being able to explain my personal style, or finding a unicorn, I'm not quite sure which is harder... Much like Courtney previously posted in her own Style File, finding a day to day look is quite a process.
The only way I could describe my bedroom is a floor covered daily like a graveyard of clothing choices that did not make the day's cut. I try on roughly every style of top, ever color of skinny jean, and everything else a girl could own.. But once I do find my outfit of choice it's almost as though the fashion gods have spoken, and I'm free to go about my day!!
There's also a strange hybrid of styles that seem to marry themselves into what I like to refer to as my person style.. Imagine a lovechild of a girly flower loving ballerina, mixed with Levi's All-American country aesthetic, 50's pin-up girl, meets skull and leather loving punk.
How it all works together, I'm not quite sure!!
The morning struggle is real for me. A typical morning goes a lot like this: I try on about 8 million outfits before deciding on the same jeans I wore the day before and an oversized t-shirt. Even after that decision has been made, I try on about 15 different pairs of shoes and 47 scarves and necklaces.
I will continually dislike the people who make it seem effortless. Fashion is hard. Fashion on a budget is even harder.
Style File will let us share a little about our styles with you and a little about where to get featured items. Britt and I may be 99.9% alike, but we differ at a few key points: she likes the universe and space, it creeps me out. She loves Mexican food, I can't stand it. Britt like Zoey Deschanel, I like Katy Perry. And lastly, Britt wouldn't wear overalls, I want a whole wardrobe full. What that boils down to is that our styles are similar, but we definitely have different aesthetics to our looks.
We wanted to start with showcasing our own styles!