Monday, November 5, 2012

Things that smell good.

Guys, I filmed a video for you all!  It's all about some of my new favorite bath time treats!  For the names of the products, check out the video on YouTube.  I apologize for the low quality of the video.  Anyone who wants to make fun of it can just save themselves the trouble and head straight to hell :)  Enjoy!

Check out Vivianna Does Makeup for great beauty product reviews from across the pond!

I like you guys enough to show my face,

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Look what I made!

I'm so proud of myself.

Get clicking!

All that glitters is NOT gold.

Sometimes it's pink.

This is my new favorite fall manicure, which I originally saw on my very own roommate's nails, and I promptly stole the idea as soon as she acetone'd it away.  This very festive, chic mani is two coats of Essie Sassy Satchel and two coats of Essie A Cut Above.  The best part about the glitter top coat is that it is powerfully chip-resistant. My last mani featuring A Cut Above lasted ten days without needing a single touch-up, and that is pretty damn impressive for someone who slams her hands into things as she's walking as often as I do. 

Now, I was going for something extra glittery, but if you wanted to tone it down a bit (and I do mean just a bit), you could easily just do one coat of A Cut Above.  The look, while exciting, surprisingly isn't overwhelming, although you office types may want to save this for the weekends or a little closer to the holidays.  The warm-brown-with-a-slight-sheen creates a fantastic contrast to the pale pink glitter, adding a lot of dimension to the look.  I think this will be putting in quite a few appearances in the next couple of months.

What are some of your favorite late fall/holiday nail colors?  I'm always looking for recommendations!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

That Time I Got Dressed


I know what you're thinking.  Adorbs, right?  J. Crew denim jacket, J. Crew bubble necklace, Lilly Pulitzer dress, wha-BAM.  Seriously that dress is my favorite thing in the world.  You can wear it with pretty much anything, and if there is one item in the Lilly repertoire that is likely to suit everyone, it is this dress.  The Camie, in case you were wondering.  Tragically, it is not currently for sale on their website, because they have not realized the full potential of the dress (however, the similar Cassie, which I also recommend, is available).  It's your basic cotton shift, with half-length sleeves, and a button up cuff detail.  It is also cut quite large, as far as Lilly items go, a fact of which I heartily approve, not being a member of the slimmer, preppy body set.  It comes in both solid colors and prints.  I have three (but I've put the other two away because they have spring/summer prints on them).

"But Harris," you say, "how can you possibly be wearing what is obviously a summer weight dress as Chicago rapidly approaches winter, and how could I make that work for me?"

Easily, my friend, quite easily.  First of all, I don't stop sweating until it's consistently in the low forties.  I probably have nerve damage, whatever.  Second, I never wear pants, so I am used to showing a lot of legs.  Now, for those of you of weaker constitution, or better sense, the wonderful think about this puppy is that it is light enough to layer comfortably.  Blazers, jackets, tights, I've even heard tell of wearing it over jeans (though I have yet to see an example, so no official stamp of approval from me on that front).   I even tried it as a shirt with a skirt I tried on at Anthro yesterday!

So that's what I wore for Halloween, and I encourage you to give it a spin, because it really is a comfortable dress, and one that lends itself to personal style augmenting quite easily.  Also, if you think this post is sponsored, obviously you think my life is more interesting than it actually is.  I just really like this dress.

Lakeview, Chicago 10/30/12