I know I swore I'd never, ever wear a maxi, but with every rule comes an exception, and several months after I proclaimed my disdain for the long, flowy garment - three have snuck into my usually highly discriminating wardrobe. I first spotted this Cynthia Rowley number this past February, when my best friend Marc and his girlfriend Margot came into town and we popped into the Bleecker Street boutique. It was lust at first sight, but I still wondered if there was a way I could incorporate an ankle-skimming number into my style. I felt like this one was different: One, it didn't come with the requisite "boob tube" I've come to associate with most maxi dresses, (something that, as a bustier girl, I truly resent in any piece of clothing), and two, the silk color blocking and cut-outs were unique enough to stand out in a sea of summertime maxi skirts and dresses. Still, my attraction sat on the back burner, until this past week when I opened a care package from my always-thoughtful mom and found the skirt inside!
Summer means I've also been trying different make-up looks! I love how a hot pink lip can brighten up an entire outfit, and I'm of the camp that thinks it works well with every skintone. With a rosy cheek, a little bit of highlighting a la Moonbeam, and a winged cat eye with my now-essential Stila liner (it has actually changed my life... No smudges!), I'm ready to go, day or night. I can't sing enough praises for the eye liner or OCC's Lip Tars. I think they're essential in every beauty kit! The hair bun is another no-frills, get-this-off-of-me solution to the triple-digit temps.
Are there any trends you were skeptical of that eventually called you over to the dark side??