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Wishlist Wednesday #17 – Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder

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In this week’s Wishlist Wednesday, the item is not so much coveted yet unaffordable as it is coveted and somewhat frightening and baffling.

One of the banes of my existence is my chipmunk face. My cheeks go out and get rounder heading towards my jaw, making my cheekbones disappear. (I guess that at least I know I could fend off starving by storing acorns in there.)

I keep reading about contouring products that are supposed to help people like me carve out some cheekbones. Chief among them is Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder in Medium. (So I guess technically this week I’m wishing for cheekbones?)

Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder in Medium

Yes…but how do you use it?!?!

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Wishlist Wednesday #16 – Muji Storage

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I have always had issues with conformity. So when I see something that a lot of people have, I tend to not want to fall in line.

You can’t look at a beauty blog without seeing photos of the ubiquitous Muji storage pieces. They’re all artfully done, on the white dresser or bureau, with Diptyque candles and flowers. (Come on, they’re ALWAYS white and there are ALWAYS Diptyque candles.) It’s so bad, it makes me want to change the color of my dresser.) (Who knew I was being so ahead of the curve when I chose white as the accent color to my periwinkle walls.) And of course it makes me want to swear off Muji storage forever.

But. Guys. I’m hurting. My cosmetics are scattered around in different places, in different storage pieces, in different ROOMS, even.

I invested in a different organizer piece I saw once in a blogger’s post. This seemed like it was everything I needed. Sits on a surface. Easy access to everything. Spins. (Come on, spinning is fun!) But what you don’t realize till you get it is that, see those triangular sections, like in this photo:

h164200_202 You freaking can’t fit things in sections that shape. Not well, anyway.

So I’m back to the drawing board with storage, and Muji is calling my name… I wish it was less pricey so I could get it immediately, but for now, it’s firmly on my wishlist.

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If I keep them away from any candles and flora, does it count as being antidisestablishment anyway?

Do you have an Muji storage? Do you like it? Or what do you use to store your stash?

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Wishlist Wednesday – New Year’s Day edition

Happy New Year, lovely readers! I thought I would forego my usual wishlist item in favor of wishing you all the loveliest of lovely New Years. I hope this year brings the fruition of all your hopes and dreams.

And for me, I wish a year that I want to celebrate in the end. This past year saw me being a literal spinster. So have a photo from NYE 2012, when I actually made an effort. 🙂

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Wishlist Wednesday #15 – Lack of Color Montana Hat plus a poll

Merry Christmas to all my readers who celebrate! I hope Santa has fulfilled all your wishes! Me, I’m left still curating my endless wishlist. (I feel like an endless wishlist is a metaphor for life. :p ) And this week’s is a doozy!

I was lucky enough to get to meet up with the lovely Olivia of Cleopatra’s Bling (of which I waxed poetic last week) on her visit to NY. (And I got to pick up some gems in person! 😀 ) But her rings were almost eclipsed by her amazing Lack of Color hat (made in Australia, her native country, from 100% Australian wool).

You know someone is wearing a good hat when you literally want to steal it off of their head. Or, in Olivia’s case, when New Yorkers on the street stop her to tell her how much they love it and ask where she got it.

Seriously one of the most adorable human beings I have ever met

Seriously one of the most adorable human beings I have ever met

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Wishlist Wednesday #14 – Jewelry by Cleopatra’s Bling

I’ve written before in brief about my love for my jewelry from Cleopatra’s Bling. Now that the lovely Olivia finally launched her own web site, I pretty much want…well, everything. Where should we start?

How about this?

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I love how this Quartz, Pearl, and Agate 4-stone ring has such beautiful symmetry and how the colors complement each other.

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Wishlist Wednesday #13

Not your 90's flannel

 

I’m sure it’s the weather, but when I woke up yesterday morning and saw that it was snowing, all I wanted in the world to wear was a nice, warm, brightly colored flannel shirt.

 

I had plenty of them back when I was a teenager in the 90s (yes, I just dated myself :p). They were oversized, unflattering, and super, super cozy. Luckily, none of them have made the leap to my adult wardrobe.

 

But I really wished they had. Which got me wishing desperately for one of the more contemporary, fitted versions. I’m adoring the top middle one for the colors, but also the bottom right two, especially because they’re on sale for $20 at Hollister.

 

And yet, I hesitate. Only because I’m attempting to save money. My guiding principle these days is, “But do I really NEED it?” Obviously there are the impulse buys, but for some reason, purchasing clothing seems more unnecessary. (And not the millionth lipstick. Go figure.) But I realllllllly want one. So it’s wishlisted.

 

I also REALLY wish I had bought this scarf while I had the chance.
It was only $30 on Zara, but again, it wasn’t something I NEEDED. I had bookmarked it and kept going back to look at it, and now it’s sold out and selling for ridiculous amounts on eBay. I know that I knit and don’t need to buy scarves, but every time I see someone wearing it, I just kick myself all over again.

 

Maybe all this means is that I miss Scotland? 😉

 

Do you like flannel shirts in every day wear? Which would you pick? Do you think I should buy the scarf on eBay? What are you lusting after this week?

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Mini update to Wishlist Wednesday #11

Hey guys, I have some great news! Today Les Néréides just opened their US online store!

That means that my necklace can now be mine without crazy shipping fees! Uh oh, this could be dangerous…

 

 

 

 

Wishlist Wednesday #12

Despite the fact that I have finally received my first paycheck (HURRAH!!!), my shopping still has to remain wishlists. I have things I need to do with my money first.

And buying a Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress is not one of them.

BUT LOOK AT IT.

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Amelia Silk Combo Wrap Dress in simple stripe combo

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It’s the DVF wrap dress taken to the next level. It’s just amazing.

I’m a big fan of mixing patterns, but I’m not that good at it. This is the perfect cheat! And I just adore the pop of color. And the flared skirt. UGH. SO PERFECT.

Do you guys like it? What are you lusting after this week?

Wishlist Wednesday #11

Yesterday’s post reminded me how much I want this necklace by Les Néréides.

jewelry-les-nereides-lovers-and-starry-parisian-sky-necklace- La nuit de l’amour!

It’s a little kitschier than I normally wear, but I adore anything with stars, and LOVERS IN PARIS, ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!

I really do adore the earrings from yesterday, as well. But I also love the version with the carousel, so I would settle for this necklace, too.

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Wishlist Wednesday #10

It’s so hard you guys, now that I’m employed, to remind myself that a) I have not been paid yet, b) I have so many bills to pay before I can shop, and c) I’m operating on a MUCH tighter budget with this job, but my god, all I want to do is shop.

Especially when the desire for something long ago has suddenly been reawakened. I first saw Modern Vice’s Jett shoes on Keiko Lynn’s blog back in April. Then twice this week I’ve seen them again, once more on Keiko, but also on De Lune. And now not only do I want them, I want them in multiple colors! Oh, the agony!

SJ-yellow-4I never thought I would want a pair of bright yellow shoes so much.

SJ-red-4But the red is so pretty, too!

I’m not even usually super into menswear-inspired shoes. But I just adore the look of the wingtips and am crushing hard on the buckles.

Of course, I absolutely cannot afford these right now. Or, like, maybe ever again. But I still want them. A lot.

What do you think of the shoes? Which color would you get? What are you lusting after this week?

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