Today we’re featuring a very special guest on the blog: my husband. Recently, he lost some weight and none of his jeans seemed to fit right anymore. Yeah, he only went from a 32″ waist to a 30″ waist, but that meant suddenly we had to order all his clothes online. It’s pretty hard to find pants measuring 30″x34″! J is also starting his professional career, so it was time for him to move on in his style choices anyway. I let him loose on a few of my favorite clothing sites, and here’s what he came up with:
Shirt: XS, asos (thrifted)
Pants: 30″ waist, Forever 21
Shoes: 11, Rue 21
Altogether, this look cost around $30. The pants seem to be high quality (better quality than most of the jeans I’ve bought from F21, what gives?) and they fit perfectly, even though he was too tall to fit the whole look into a photo.
J has been wearing this outfit to a lot of events at the school he works for, and I have to say I think he looks pretty suave! I might start letting him shop for himself soon.
I don’t do make-up every day, partly because I work from home and seriously, my dog is not impressed with a full face of makeup and some beautifully curled hair. But recently, I went to a dinner celebrating my best friend returning home from a college trip to Mexico, and I wanted to look a little special.
Here I am pre-makeup!
Not too bad, not too bad, but nothing special. So let’s see after.
Much more appropriate for the occasion! For this simple look, I used a beauty blender to apply elf mineral primer, then elf BB cream. Then I tightlined half of my upper lids with NYX very black eyeliner pencil. I used Billion Dollar Brows brow pencil in brown and clear brow gel on my brows. Then, I swept elf baked highlighter in blush gems in a figure 8 motion around my eyes.
After that, all I did was apply some elf baked blush in peachy cheeky to the apples of my cheeks and top the look off with Covergirl Bombshell Curvaceous Mascara in Very Black. I’m in love with this mascara, guys. It has mixed reviews but personally I use it almost daily!
So that’s all for my simple, casual makeup look. What do you use for a casual dinner out?
Today’s outfit is courtesy of the amazing sales at Rue 21. I got flats, a pair of anchor print pants, and a shirt for the price I almost paid for a single pair of sandals at Kohl’s. Luckily I noticed the Rue 21 next door and headed on over to check out their clothes.
The pants were on denim clearance for $10, and the shirt was on seasonal clearance for $3. I scored the grey flats, not pictured, for $5.
I’m still in St. Louis unexpectedly- luckily today I will have the chance to visit a few places.
For a family dinner, I wanted an outfit that would compete with the cousins who are much more stylish than me. I chose to curl my hair with my flat iron, then wear an anchors crop top and anchors cropped pants from Rue 21. I would wear nice shoes but I only packed heels and my Tevas, so my Tevas will have to do.
It doesn’t match perfectly but I’m hoping the wavy hair, minimal makeup, and Tevas turn this into a “free spirit” outfit instead of a weird one.