A fashionably financial admission of guilt, in which i discuss my recent purchasing habits – albeit no one asked.
Alexa Chung Reilly Wreath Jelly Sandals – Half of being an adult is manifesting suppressed nostlagia, mainly because you can. I used to have a pair of jelly sandals in every colour. I remember them hung in ROY-G-BIV accordance at Old Navy, for a cost of like $10. Original cool-girl Alexa Chung isn’t not waiting for Vogue to let us know they’re back, and I support her.
the first drop of MKAE – Maria Kragman’s introductory launch to her clothing line, I got the Regina Dress and Brooklyn Knit. Easy transitional pieces for going into fall 2019. I’d wear these pieces together with thigh-high boots, and duh, separately.
RMS Un-Cover Up, Lip Shine in Trance, and Eye Polish in Seduce – I’m pretty much a whore for collecting these small white tins and I kind of went trigger happy the last time I was at The Detox Market. And yo, this un-cover up shit is goooood. I expected it to be even more emollient than the Glossier stretch concealer, but A) it’s not B) it lasts significantly longer (with less creasing) and C) it covers better. Although it’s not as creamy as it’s brand-name counterpart, it smooths over and melts into skin, the texture blends in ephemerally. Also, major girl crush on Rose-marie Swift, oh my god.
I hoard the lip shine’s (I’ve gone through two pots). I finally added a nude to the collective and I can’t stop freaking using it. Ultimately hydrating, with a semi-sheer wash of cool-toned nude, this is definitely a hit-panner.
In regards to the controversial eye polishes, I knew I’d like it because I’ve accepted it for what it is. It’s a glossy, sticky, sexy situation, equivalent to a Lip Smacker but for your eyes. This dark brown shade is totally rock-n-roll. I prefer a lived-in eye, which can’t be as easily achieved by a high-pigment, smudge-proof, matte eyeshadow. Plus, it’s literally takes less than a minute to get a complete look!!!! my fave part!!!
Proenza Schouler Chunky Boots – So August was my birthday month. Apart from turning 24 and paying off my student loan, this purchase was also aptly major (trust trying to maintain a theme here). I’m so fucking into these and I literally cannnnnot wait to wear them. Treating yourself is part of self-care ok don’t @ me.
The only bad cop was The Wade Pant from Aritzia. The fit across the waist was made pretty poorly, which made it look super cheapo. Not kosher when they cost $150. Immediate return.