Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Britain's Most Beautiful Face

How's this for a definition of Beauty?

"A woman's face is said to be most attractive when the space between her pupils is just under half the width of her face from ear to ear. [...] Experts also believe the relative distance between eyes and mouth should be just over a third of the measurement from hairline to chin." 

"The 18-year-old student is blessed with what is described as the perfect face. It matches an international blueprint for the optimum ratio between eyes, mouth, forehead and chin, endowing her with flawless proportions. [...] And to top it off, Florence's face is almost perfectly symmetrical, which is also scientifically linked with beauty."
This Daily Mail article caught my eye this morning. 

Don't get me wrong - she's a stunner - but I was always led to believe that beauty can be found in the differences and imperfections. Julia Roberts' mouth, Tina Fey's scar, Jewel's crooked teeth...
"perfect proportions" - could this be another way the media is setting an unachievable standard for beauty? 


Read the whole article here:

Monday, April 23, 2012

Before I Go Completely MIA

I'm going through some serious blogger withdrawal at the moment, but life has gotten in the way!
Posts will be very sparse and sporadic for the next little while as things pick up at work and I prepare to write my next huge professional exam in June, so bear with me.
So until the next time, here's an outfit from a few weeks back...

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2012-04-06 02

blouse - Thrifted Vintage (2011); skirt - Smart Set (2010); belt - Thrifted Vintage (2009); 
heels - Aldo "Urquisa" (2010); pearls - Stella & Dot (2011)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

In Which I discuss Pug Farts

Poor little Coco was spayed, micro-chipped, and had three teeth pulled yesterday... What a trooper. 

I was told she'd be lethargic, a huge suck, and over-all a whole new puppy - for the better of course. 
This was not the case. She's still a nut-job.
And it might just be her meds - but she's even stinkier than usual. I don't know what it is about this dog, but she can clear a room like it's her job. Is it all dogs whose farts smell like death, or is this a pug specific problem? Haha.

I'll try to be less gross with my topics in the future... but no promises.

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 vest - H&M (2011); tee - Smart Set (2011); skinnies - AE (2011); 
wedges - Chinese Laundry (2010)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

I need a nap

I am not a morning person.
Come to think of it, I'm not a night owl either.
I like sleep way too much...
But it seems that no matter how much sleep I get I'm always exhausted!
I had to wake up an hour earlier than usual this morning to have some work done on my car and I feel like a walking zombie. No amount of coffee seems to snap me out of it.
Does anyone know of any jobs you can do from the comfort of your own bed?

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button down - Walmart (2011); necklace - Stella & Dot (2011); vest - Dynamite (2009); 
pants - Jacob (2011); flats - Aldo ( 2008)

Monday, April 9, 2012

March Additions & Subtractions

Since I have another clothing swap coming up in a few weeks, I took another pass through my closet and got rid of a few things this month.

This green button up never fell right on me and I was constantly tugging it down, so out it went. 
This white dress became too short when I gained a few pounds last year - not sure why I was holding onto this one!

March 01
March 02

I LOVE the gold sparkly tee and have already worn it a handful of times, AND it was only $3.50 at Dynamite. 
The purple skirt is also from Dynamite and came in at $5.50. This was totally an impulse buy as it's the "Mistura" colour, so I figured I would get some use out of it at a future event or demo. 
Smart Set was having an end of season sale a few weeks back (yay extra 40% off!) and I bought this fishtail skirt for $6 and this beautiful black pleated maxi for $9. These are definitely trendier items, but I'm looking forward to trying to style them as the weather warms up.
The Max Studio black mini and the gold coloured Cynthia Rowley tank were both gifts from my bosses - gotta love the perks of working for such an awesome company!

Grand Total? $24, just under my $25 monthly clothing allowance.
I think I deserve a pat on that back. 

This month I'm searching for the perfect white summer dress! Stay tuned to see what goodies I find!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Slightly Distracted...

Oh Heeeeeeey! A blog post! It's about time, eh?
I'm not even going to lie - although last week WAS hectic at work - I've been super distracted by World of Warcraft. 
Yup, I'm a closet geek.

This is what I wore when I wasn't in my pj's in front of the computer:
Oh and hey! I found time to crop my ex-favorite skinny jeans! Go Team Me!

sunnies - Michael Kors (2011); scarf - ???; 3/4 tee - Smart Set (2011); cardigan - A|X (2011); 
skinnies - Smart Set (2010); flats - Aldo (2008)