Wednesday, August 28, 2013

aloha nui loa: maui wednesday

Though the crisp, chilly NorCal weather wouldn't remind anyone of the Aloha State, our outfits hopefully do. Spirit Week has come to our school, and the two of us love to dress up for all the crazy themes! Today was Maui Wednesday, so we rocked the halls with leis and Hawaiian prints.

DAYSIA'S flower crown // KATYA blouse // CHARLOTTE RUSSE cami // NORDSTROM skirt // GIFTED sandals

HULA HALAU 'O MAKALAPUA tank, skirt and leaf crown

Monday, August 19, 2013

the leaves are blushing red

The new school year has started and with it came the unusual joy of back-to-school shopping. As I have been looking for new clothes to add to my wardrobe, I've noticed a recurring trend in color: burgundy. I, myself have joined the trend and have repeatedly bought items of burgundy clothing, simply because the shade of red goes with about everything.

With the summer coming to an end, burgundy fits the autumn season quite nicely. It reminds me of the leaves falling and it's simply a fall color.

Burgundy is quickly become the dominant color in my closet and is easily my staple color this fall. All I need now is a burgundy scarf and maybe a coat to complete my inventory.

What do you think? Is burgundy the new black this fall or is it just me?

Saturday, August 17, 2013

ebay haul: online shopping is a beautiful sin

After getting over my initial wariness of how shady eBay seemed to me, I decided to give it a try. A lot of people have successful eBay stories, so why not, you know?

Well, something happened.

I got addicted.

Someone honestly needs to take away my debit card before I max out. Today's haul is all about basics that are highly versatile! It's also about being cheap, because if you're going to online shop, you don't want to risk paying too much. I bid and won the following items:

Denim Suspender Skirt // $17.99

HELLO!! Snapback // $8.99

I HATE EVERYONE tank // $6.99

Chiffon Striped Shirt // $4.04

Lace Sweater Mini Dress // $7.99

Total: $46

I'm so excited to see how these purchases turn out! My wallet, not so much. 

I shall see you anon,

Friday, August 16, 2013

you kiss by the book

FOREVER21 skirt and denim shirt // H&M tank top // SODA SHOES sneaker flatforms

School's back in session, which means I'm having war flashbacks to freshman year. I'm pretty sure all of my posts are going to end up as quotes from Shakespeare. (The title is from when Romeo kisses Juliet for the first time and she totally just tells him that he's a so-so kisser. Burn.)

These shoes have been an absolute staple for me. I got them for just $35 at the wonderful Irvine Spectrum and they're perfect for throwing on any outfit to dress it down. Plus, they give me extra height, which is ideal for little 5'1 girls like me. When sweater weather comes along, these look adorable with thigh highs.

I just had two tests today, the third day of school, marking the first time I've actually studied for anything in about two years. I need time to recuperate. Catch you next time.

I shall see you anon (look, more Shakespeare speak),

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

tutorial: semiformal/everyday look

What's up homeskillets?! Dana here, and admittedly, I've been playing around with makeup quite a bit this summer. Although I'm no expert, I whipped up this little tutorial showing you guys one of my go-to looks when it comes to dressing up! This look, for me, is perfect for things like interviews, dinners, dances, etc., because it accentuates the eyes in a way that appears effortless. Depending on your taste and time, you could also use this as an everyday look. For school, I usually just do foundation, eyebrows, eyeliner, and lips.


Friday, August 2, 2013

trending: clear frame eyeglasses

The past few years have been about bringing back trends from the 1900's. We've seen daring dresses and fur coats from the 20's, simple and girly dresses from the 50's, high-waisted everything and knotted shirts from the 90's, etc. Today I'll be talking about a trend from the 70's that I totally dig: clear frame eyeglasses.

If the image you get upon reading that is Napoleon Dynamite, then we're on the same page. Clear frame eyeglasses are exactly what they sound like. At first, the sight of them could only remind me of an afro'd dude with a "Vote for Pedro" shirt. Eventually, the trend grew on me and now I'm dying to get my hands on a pair.

I think what I like is the minimalism that comes with these glasses. Wearing glasses with colored frames draws more attention to the frame than the eyes; with these clear frames, any eye makeup you wear will be more visible. Besides that, you'll never have to worry about the frames clashing with your outfit because, well, clear goes with everything. Lastly, I love how unique they are. It's not every day you see someone wearing clear-framed eyeglasses; they're sure to get a remark or two.

My excuse for getting these is that the new school year is starting. I need to see. ;)

What do you think? Love it? Hate it? Make sure to let us know in the comments below.