Neon nails. After seeing one too many sets of neon nails on beauty blogs, I had to try it for myself. I usually keep my nails and clothes pretty neutral, but I decided to experiment with a shot of ridiculous color. I went all over town looking for the highlighter-esque yellow shade I wanted and finally found it about a week after I started looking…and then subsequently came across it from different brands at two more stores the exact the same day. I’ve been wearing “Funky Yellow” by Kleancolor (which I had never heard of, but it only cost 99 cents!); there is also an American Apparel version that is all over Pinterest. Anyway, since I’ve started wearing it, I’ve gotten tons of compliments (and most of them from were from my male coworkers).
American Apparel. Speaking of American Apparel, I’ve started shopping there again for the first time in years. I loved their basics in college, and had many a sorority slogan printed upon their tees and hoodies, but I don’t really want to wear sorority tees out in public anymore (sorry — DOVE LOVE, GIRLS!). Instead, I decided to buy a few plain versions of the tees I liked best. I’m in love with the unisex V-neck tee. It’s really roomy, so I’ve been wearing it tucked in to skinny jeans, around the house with leggings, and to bed. I’d also been planning to get a plain version of a Sigma Kappa hoodie I loved, and then last week I got an American Apparel Groupon for…that same hoodie! I ordered the navy version (and I’m wearing it in the picture above).
Hanes boy briefs. I’ve never understood the appeal of “boy short” underwear. Every pair I’ve ever tried on has been so uncomfortable. They ride too low, they’re cut too high…they are awful. But last week after my surgery, the hospital sent me home in what I can only assume were unisex underwear…and I loved them. They were like full shorts, not that cheeky shit Victoria’s Secret likes to do. I liked them so much that I decided to look for something similar at Target and decided to give the Hanes cotton boy briefs a try. And I love them. They are so comfy and really flattering. Also, I’m a sleep-in-just-a-tank-or-tee-and-underwear kind of person and these are really great because they offer a bit more coverage come breakfast time.
Self Expressions bras. So, I forgot to pack a bra when Eric and I went to Wichita for Thanksgiving. (I was wearing a tank with a built-in bra in the car.) We went straight to Target as soon as we arrived so I could find something to last me for the trip. I ended up buying a “Self Expressions” bra, and, despite the cheesy name, totally loved it! When I finally bought myself a new strapless bra last week, I decided to forgo the one I’ve always worn from Victoria’s Secret and go with the same brand, and it was another great success! Target lingerie, man. Because I needed another thing to buy every time I go into Target.
Shoes with holes in them. Seriously. OK, all of my shoes started falling apart at seemingly the same time. Literally falling apart. My sandals, my boots, my favorite flats, and my Vibrams. I didn’t want to replace them because 1. I don’t want to spend the money and 2. I love all my shoes and no new shoes I’ve looked at appeal to me. (Well, I didn’t want to replace the Vibrams because they started falling apart after two months, but that is another story.) I don’t have a lot of shoes but I really love the ones I have…which is why they are falling apart. So a couple weeks ago, I decided to start getting them repaired instead. I felt kind of weird about trying to save a $50 pair of Steve Madden sandals but I love them and having them repaired is cheaper than buying new ones. My plan is to start replacing each pair of shoes one at a time until I have them all up to code. (Seriously, continuing to walk around with sandals that have a broken sole is…nervewracking. And the holes in my boots are kind of problematic on rainy days.)
What have you been wearing lately? Any fashion or beauty obsessions to share?