yep. you got it – skin season is upon us.
with this current weather, we need to be prepared. one day i will be wearing jeans and a jumper, and the next day i’m practically forced to show my skin in some way on some limb, and i freak out! i feel like this happens every year. it’s always a terrible push in the deep end. no learning to swim and wading in shallow waters – straight in! so, what i have been trying to do is show one main area of skin at a time. the whole singlet and shorts thing just isn’t going to work for me right now. in order for me to leave my house i need to be at least 60% comfortable with showing my skin. so i’m doing it in sections. today i opted for the legs as i thought they were a little lower than the average persons eye line. so, you know, less attention? not sure if the theory works at all, but it does in my mind. i must say however, my skin looks rather smooth with this little edit that i did on these pics. but don’t be fooled, a little fake tan and some nifty photoshop can make any pale, blotchy girl look ready for summer. but unfortunately we don’t all see through photoshopped glasses, we see reality. so, it’s official time to get this skin prep happening so we are all free to wear whatever we want! woohoo!
belt: Peter Lang
lipstick: Fast Ride from NARS
the other day i went shopping with noni, ready to spend (goodness knows why, i am meant to be saving!) but after so many failed attempts at buying a pair of boyfriend jeans (the search still continues) or dressy-casual shoes, we found ourselves at the supre warehouse store. it was actually the best decision we made all day, and despite only having 10 minutes until the store closed, i managed to leave that place with 5 items in hand, all for a grand total of $25! i was amazed that everything fit so well! isn’t it ironic, i’ve been there many times before and taken about 50 million things in to the change room and only come away with maybe 1 thing that fits properly, yet i go with 10 minutes and don’t try one thing on and they’re all great. silly. silliness of life. now, these shoes however were not such a fast or cheap experience. but, i really do love them. i think they were the perfect balance of dressy-casual that i was looking for. normally i don’t find myself really drawn to the ankle strap, just because it can really cut my little legs off, yet the double strap on these manage to somehow keep my legs at a reasonable length. that or i’m blinded by how much i like them. have no doubt you will see them appear again.
in other news, maddy and i are going to do a 30 day challenge coming up. they (whoever they are) say it takes 30 days to form a habit, so we are looking to blog every day for 30 days and hopefully by then we will be well and truly in the swing of things to blog every day for the rest of our lives! well, for a while. we will see how that goes. hopefully it goes nothing like the detox we recently embarked on. 7 days managed to shrink down to 1… i know, where is our self control? well you try eating fruit for 24 hours and see how much you just WANT A PEICE OF BREAD. wow. okay, i swear i’m over it. news on detox, diet, and other food related things coming to CASA soon!