Thursday, October 30, 2014

Easy Early Fall

It's finally, maybe, possibly, sort of, kinda, fall in Memphis.

Like, frost on the ground, kind of warm this afternoon, but maybe I can wear a sweater and not die of heat stroke kind of weather. 

Since Thursday is my loooooong day, I wanted something comfortable, low-key, and transitional (both for weather and all the stuff I have to do today).

And something I didn't have to think about too hard.

Enter my favorite fall outfit. 

early fall

I'm serious. I would marry those shoes if I could.

This is my basic fall outfit - flats (or boots if I'm not on campus all day - I swear this building is like an oven), tank top, boyfriend cardigan, and jeans/jeggings. Not terribly inventive, but it works.

Here I am in a fantastic elevator mirror shot:

(Why do we have such reflective button things? No idea. But this is way better than my mirror at home!)

(Also - seriously - are those shoes not the cutest? I feel so snazzy.)

(Finally - I do not know why my arms look so big. Angle? Crazy funhouse elevator mirror?)

(Carry on.)

And here's my FOTD to go with it, including my newest beauty obsession, BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Buttercream Lipgloss (here in Forbidden Nude - and no, I won't lie, I buy things just for the name sometimes):

(With BareMinerals concealer and powder, with the Urban Decay "Naked Flushed" blush/bronzer, benefit "They're Real!" Mascara, and benefit "Gimme Brow" eyebrow gel - also, the gloss is only available at Ulta, but everything else you can find at Sephora too.)

This is not a fancy look. But, as you can probably see behind me, this is not a fancy place. Just a solid, not scaring children, maybe looking like I work here kind of makeup routine works.

Now if only we could get to boot and coat weather, I would be even happier.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Writing...and writing and writing and writing and writing...

I've been a little absent lately.

I blame this:

Yep, Im in full-on dissertation writing mode, with a chapter due to my advisor the end of this month. 

I have a few posts in the works though, so pray to the dissertation gods for me and I'll be back soon!