Cats on a Dress

What I’m Listening to: Wish I Knew You by The Revivalists

First off, I know. Isn’t it amazing? A timelessly romantic silhouette, ready to sink into the river à la Ophelia but with bold graphic script and photo printed kittens to make it exactly the sort of statement piece I love. This kind of dress needs an equally trendy shoe, so my Ash platforms give me that fashion feel (and the height I love, fight me I like being extra-tall).Peace,

KJ

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Pick A Peach

What I’m Listening to: First by Cold War Kids

I had a very long post (by my standards) written out for this post, it used all kinds of illiteration and adjectives, just the thing to make my old writing 200 teacher very happy. But let’s be real, you don’t want to hear me wax nostalgic about a peach farm you’re never going to visit, so I did us both a favor and scrapped it. The gist of my day was: I went to a U-pick peach farm in rural Arkansas and it was such a beautiful day outside that afterwards I dragged everyone to this little historical site just to hang out and enjoy the day a little more. It was such a fun day, the kind that makes you understand why 2/3rds of all songs on the radio are just based off the concept of summer. (Though arguably I think they should definitely sing some more about peaches, because they were amazing.)

Peace, 

Kathleen-June

Return of Disco

What I’m Listening to: Sultans of Swing by Dire Straits

I have a love/hate relationship with sequins. 

This has mostly to do with the fact that in my experience they fall off, get bent and after approximately half of one wear the dress doesn’t look the same as when you put it on. (Which is probably my fault for being rough on clothes but whatever). However, against my prior judgements when I saw this dress I knew we were meant to be. I am so glad I did because it is so much fun to wear! It legitimately reflects light like some kind of colorful disco ball, (which I personally view as a plus to any garment). Stay groovy! (I’ll stop now) 

 

Peace (out), 

Kathleen-June

A Capital Brunch 

What I’m Listening To: Just Let Me Cry by Lesley Gore

I know what you’re thinking, so yes, the title is a pun. I went to the Capital Hotel here in the state capital to have brunch (I’ll give you a minute to allow my mastery of both the English language and puns sink in). It was amazing, I got the biscuits and gravy which were delicious. (And aren’t those tiny jam jars the cutest?) Anyway, it’s also abruptly turned rather summer-ish, so time to stop pretending the 50 degree lows were cold enough to warrant a wool coat I suppose. Instead, I’m breaking out the sandals, jean shorts and summer tops early this year because I enjoy tempting the weather to smite me for my hubris. (It’s supposed to be back in the 50s by Wednesday.) C’est la guerre! 

Peace,

Kick

Bows, Flounces, and Ruffles! Oh My!

What I’m Listening to: Naive by The Kooks

Happy Valentine’s Day! Someone once told me you shouldn’t wear themed clothing for holidays, but as anyone who’s read my blog before knows, I clearly didn’t listen to them. It’s Valentine’s Day, so I’m wearing pink, red, bows, ruffles, sequins, and flounces, all in one fluffy frock (this dress legit has it all). Of course, I can’t totally abandon my grunge roots, so I accessorized with my Dr. Marten’s Mary Janes.

Peace (and PSAs against those candy hearts),

Kick

My Makeup 

What I’m listening to: You Don’t Own Me by Grace

I’m back, phone in one hand, bagel in the other. (I’m kidding, bagels are the evil stepsister of the doughnut.) Anyways, I figured I’d answer some questions I know you guys have asked in one long post. So, what makeup do I wear? It would take more time than an Ed Sheeran breakup for me to photograph it all, so I’m just using photos from each respective website (links underneath!) Here we go

Eyes

  The original Naked Palette by Urban Decay. The best eyeshadow palette ever. I don’t know a makeup artist who doesn’t swear by it. 

 Lollipops Paris Black Eyeliner. I got this in a Glossybox and have been using the brand since. A great smudge-able liner.  MAC’s Haute & Naughty Too Black Lash mascara. My favorite thing about this mascara is that the double use brush lets you pick how much of a dramatic lash you want. It’s also doesn’t shed much, which is always a plus. 

Make Up For Ever Ink Liner. A dependable liquid eyeliner that goes on as easy as liquid liner can. 

Face 

 Urban Decay’s 24/7 Concealer Pencil. I don’t wear foundation, so this concealer pencil is perfect for making small touch ups. (Like hiding the fact I was formatting a book chapter until 2am last night)

So Susan’s Universal Blush. Gone are my days of wondering which exact shade of pink blush I should buy (am I raspberry pink or scarlet fever red?). It’s a super flattering color, and it has a really natural look.

MAC’s Prep+ Prime Fix +. It’s not a setting spray, but actually a finishing spray (according to the website). It goes on light and gives your skin a nice dewy look, even over your makeup. This stuff is my jam. 

Lips

Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Liquid Lipstick. Possibly one of the all time coolest makeup innovations, liquid lipstick goes on like a gloss, then dries matte. As long as you’re fairly careful, you won’t have to fix it for hours. 

Maybelline’s Baby Lips. My favorite drug store steal. Unlike other lip balms, it won’t dry your lips out. Plus it comes in a thousand colors/flavors.

 Yves Saint Laurent’s Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-In-Stick. I know, the name’s a bit of a mouthful, but it’s worth it. My YSL lipstick was one of two lipsticks I took to Korea and I don’t regret it at all. 

MAC’s lipstick. The other lipstick I took to Korea. 

Brushes

Artis Brushes. My new beauty obsession. Literally the softest (and most effective) brushes ever. 

MAC eye brushes. I’ve had them for a couple years and they still look great. Unfortunately, this exact  set was discontinued, but similar set can be found here

That’s pretty much all of it! (And no I’m not getting paid or sponsored for doing this.) 

Party on, 

KJ