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Since I've given up on finding the perfect cropped trench this season (Ann Taylor and Banana Republic both had options, but neither of them really appealed to me) I've turned my eye to other colors/shapes. This navy trench from ASOS looks just about perfect, with the double breasted buttons and tie at the waist. 

A blogger favorite (see it on Cee and Anh) I have to admit I've fallen in love with this swing trench. I'm not 100% sure it'll fit - the size chart says it'll be too small, but then their description says to size down for a more fitted look so....we'll see. I may have to try it just to get the image of it out of my head.

I've been looking to kick my evening routine up a notch (why I don't know) and I think going into the winter a nourishing skin oil like this one is going to do the trick. It's not perfumed so the overall effect is a little funky but I preferred its non-scent to the Tsubaki's Beauty Oil strong floral aroma. I've been using a sample the past few days and I really like what I'm seeing/feeling!

Window shopping in Nordstrom last Friday I had a chance to swatch the new DIOR eyeshadow palettes and I have to say their just lovely. Super pigmented and smooth I think almost any of them would be a great addition to your collection, but my heart was won by the neutral beauty of #796. I walked away due to budget reasons (I will be strong!) but I'm 95% sure that I'll pick it up eventually. 

How about you all? Any clothing or makeup/skincare items caught your eye?

lavender & blue

It might officially be Fall, but this past weekend DC was in the mid 80's so please excuse the dress! It's a slightly more recent purchase of mine and I love it for its simplicity and grace, plus it's unlined, which makes it perfect for warmer days.

Happy Monday!

Dress: With Flare (custom) ~ Shoes: Jessica Simpson ~ Bag: Shiraleah ~ Sunglasses: Kate Spade

well, hey there

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Bet you were wondering where I've been huh? Well DragonCon was a blast - as usual really - but this year I actually caught some form of con crud. Being sick at the end of summer sucks, so that definitely put a damper on my plans for a re-cap post but then the world REALLY decided to screw with me and I got a corneal abrasion. Aka a big ol' scratch on my eyeball. From my mascara. FML.

Guys, don't get scratches on your eye ball. They really hurt and then you have to spend a day of work looking like a crazy person because you have to wear your sunglasses inside.


Still I'm putting all that behind me for now and starting the first of a couple DragonCon posts. This first one is going to highlight the costumes I wore throughout the weekend - 3 were planned and one was a last minute shopping addition!

Friday's "look" was really more of a "I don't want to wear a costume on this little sleep" outfit, so here's a snap of me in my SHE-READ shirt with John from Cake Wrecks/Epbot! I stumbled upon them both at the Vintage Vogue Fashion show - the quickest I've ever done so - and it was so great to say hi to them both :D.

Saturday I had planned on wearing another comparatively normal dress (though covered in pies) but I fell to the magical allure of Pendragon Costumes and bought THIS three piece set:

Fantastic, right? I completely blew the budget out of the water but when I stepped out of that changing room I felt beautiful, and if that's not a reason to buy an outfit that might only ever be appropriate for a Renaissance Fair, then I've never heard one.

Saturday night I changed from one red themed corset-y outfit to another red themed corset-y outfit to cosplay with my friend Jessica as Cher and Dionne from Clueless.

Saturday was not the day for cool or breezy clothing, lol, but it was so much fun sporting these two looks that I regret nothing >.<.

But let me tell you about Sunday. Sunday was possibly one of my favorite days at DragonCon EVER because I got to wear a comfy outfit that totally represented my original idea while also hanging out with all my friends! Sunday was the time of Sock Hop Disney!!

Back Row (L to R): Kristoff, Anna, Gaston, Belle, Megara, Venellope, Rapunzel, Flynn Rider
Front Row (L to R): Esmeralda, Cinderella, Tiana

One of the best things you can do at DragonCon is hang out with the people you like the most, reveling in the geeky goodness that brought you together in the first place.

And finally, Sunday night, Jessica and I brought back a DragonCon classic (but this time with a 1950's twist): Bobbi and Carla!

I might not have been able to actually wear my mask this year, I forgot to bring contacts and it pushed my glasses so far into my eyes I felt claustrophobic, but I think the gloves gave me a bit of cover and all in all it was a solid effort! (For reference here's the original Bob and Carl.)

Thanks for sticking with me friends! I've got a couple outfit posts in the wings and another DragonCon highlight, so those should be heading your way shortly.

Happy Thursday!