Distressed

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Remember when I used to blog about my manicure every week? Well, I’m really hoping to bring back weekly nail art posts, and I’m happy to kick it off with this manicure. I had admired the distressed look that results from the dry brush technique for a while and decided to finally give it a try to see if it’s as easy as I’d heard. It is. There is almost no way to fuck this up. It’s my new go-to design when I’m short on time. (Move over polka dots!) 

For this manicure, I applied a base coat and then two coats of silver polish. Once that dried, I used a sponge to add a gradient with gold polish. Then the dry technique: I removed almost all polish from the brush so that it was almost dry and applied uneven swipes of polish. To finish it off, I swiped on my favorite topcoat.

What do you think?

Warning

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Shirt: Something Else by Natalie Wood (Mira Mira)
Jeans: Current/Elliott (Nordstrom)
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell (Shoe Biz)
Bag: See by Chloe (a gift)

I’ll just come right out and say it: I can be a little bit of a prick sometimes. On a good day I’m as sarcastic as they come, but give me a week that won’t end, not a lot of sleep and a touch of a hangover, and what many people would consider part of my charm becomes a little less endearing. And this shirt is perfect for those days! I mean, at least I warn people…

This bag has been in heavy rotation lately because my laptop bag broke, and this is one of the only bags in my closet that can hold my laptop. I forgot how much I love this bag; I remember being so excited when I opened it up one Christmas many years ago! It’s a little like being reunited with an old friend. All that said, I really need a new laptop bag – any recommendations? I’d love to hear them!

I'm back!

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Sweater: Elizabeth and James (Nordstrom)
Jeans: Current/Elliott (Nordstrom)
Boots: Dolce Vita (Shopbop)
Bag and Rings: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Look who’s back to blogging – this girl! 

And with a new hair color! Let’s jump right in and talk about my hair, because I love it. I had been debating blue for a while before I finally pulled the trigger. I went into the salon with a dozen photos of pastel blue shades, but my hair stylist confirmed what the little voice in the back of my head had already told me a million times. Those lovely pastel blues last, like, three washes. So, I went with something darker and I already love how it’s fading with each wash.

As for the outfit, it’s a typical Monday outfit for me. Boyfriend jeans? Check. Comfortable shoes? Check. And…a black cloud? That sounds about right.

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