Sunday, 26 August 2012

the octopus necklace

top: stitches, necklace: ebay

Let's belt out the chorus of "Under the Sea" because this little crustacean only cost $1.31. Now I'll admit that it's cheaply made, and might contain more plastic than actual metal, but c'mon. $1.31! It's still on par with a lot of Forever 21 jewelry. [Which we all know isn't the best, but still lures everyone in like Voldemort to a prospective horcrux.]

Monday, 20 August 2012

e.l.f. mint cream

This mint green polish is one of my favorites and in typical e.l.f. fashion it was cheap as hell. But I'm just happy to have a new nail polish post up because I haven't been able to wear it much lately. This is due to a dress code related rule at my new job:

no nail polish.

I KNOW RIGHT! I work around food so apparently it's important that I don't, you know, start killing people with the bacteria hidden beneath its glossy depths. So now nail polish is limited to my days off only, and even then it's rarely on for more then 12 hours at a time before I need to remove it again.

It's definitely taking a toll on our relationship.
Hopefully another job opportunity will arise soon and nail polish will find it in its heart brush applicator to forgive me.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

lace makes the world go round

It's a webcam outfit post! The quality may be terrible, but hey. C'mon. My point-and-shoot camera and I are in a fight. Mostly because it's stupid. [Very mature points are being made here.] Blurry focusing, 30 minute battery life, and unpredictable flash are just a few of its awesome features. Is my camera a balloon salesman? Because it totally blows.

Alas, patience is a virtue and I will continue to use my five year old hunk of plastic, but today I just didn't have it in me. So like I did in this post, I flung open my computer, powered up that webcam, and maxed out the sharpness bar like my life depended on it. BAM. Photography.

[I also not sure why I held the sandals up to the camera multiple times, but it's done now and unlike Marty McFly we can't go back.]
dress: bluenotes, cardigan: sirens, bracelets: claire's, sandals: payless

Oh and this dress was only 20 dollars. So of course when I got home I instantly regretted not pulling a Michelle Duggar and getting 19 of them. (Or at least one in black.) Then, in a shocking turn of events, two days later when I went back to the mall they were all gone. There were so many before! Where did they all go?! Did they get deported back to the land of magical things that will never be mine*?! I guess we'll never know...

*Say hello to unicorns and Darren Criss for me.

Friday, 3 August 2012

what's in a name?

That which we call a blog by any other name would still be cra-zaay! [I'm pretty sure that's how Juliet worded it.]

Well it's done. I have officially changed the name of this blog. [As well as the many unanticipated links that went along with it. Phew.] I felt that a blog title like Caitlin Gets Dressed demanded a lot more outfit posts than I was putting up. I wanted a name that would allow for a variety of different posts, and still sound cheerful and girly.

So I did what anyone would do and forced my mom to start brainstorming with me. And we finaaallllllyyyy came up with Heart, Heart, Hooray!
Hopefully it's okay. There was a lot of ClichéFinder/RhymeZone.com involved.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

plain ol' polka dots

black polish: essence black is back, brown polish: essence walk of fame
No that's not a pocket weapon that I fashioned inside prison, it's a homemade nail dotting tool!

I first saw this clever creation on The Beauty Department blog and my jaw dropped in fascination. Sticking a sewing pin into the eraser end of a pencil? This is perfect for cheapos like me who won't spend $15 on a nail art tool kit, thank you very much Shoppers Drug MART.

In less exciting news, I got a new job a few weeks ago which has now put me drastically behind in both blogging and recreational reading. I mean c'mon, FOUR posts for the entirety of July?! Sigh. I'm a one trick pony guys.