casual empire-waist Erin fashion H and M moto boots OOTD skinnies Torrid
OOTD: Visit to the aquarium
|top right: cuff detail; bottom left: empire-waist tie detail|
The shirt is very very old, probably at least 5 years. I bought it at H&M to wear out for my bachelorette... I have 2 toddlers now. Times have changed, but at least I know I bought a shirt that has lasted.
I love the gathered cuff, which I think I didn't captured very well, and the tie at the back. Empire waists are a lovely thing for me, especially since my waist is SO high. A seamstress was measuring me once, and she measured and remeasured, then remarked at how short-waisted I am. It's probably borderline carnie-freak...
The jeans are the Torrid Broadway Ankle Zip Stiletto Jeans. I really like them, as they are on the shorter side, so they don't break at all at the ankles, and they are nice and snug, and stay that way. With every other pair of jeans I own, they fit perfectly right out of the dryer, but get saggy in the arse and thigh after a few hours of wear. These do not do that at all.
I haven't been wearing much make-up lately, but I've included this shot of my cat-eye (or winged eyeliner) that I pulled off today. I am far too young to have eyelids as crepey (that's a nice word for wrinkly) as I do, which, in combination with my hooded eyelids, makes the cat-eye look quite challenging to do on my eyes. But, I used a new $1 e.l.f liquid eyeliner (cheap + functional = spectacular in my books) and it worked really well!
I promise more posts to come soon, hopefully more OOTD, but at the very least, a haul post. I've cleaned up here. Target has really been very good to me.
Also, fell into an Ulta, and in the struggle to escape its clutches, I came away with some Maybelline Color Whisper lipsticks, and the Cat-eye (I'm a sucker for it) Mascara from Maybelline. Will review in depth later.
Top: H&M from ages ago
Jeans: Torrid Stiletto skinnies