Welcome to Red & Black Week Day 4 of 6! We’re halfway there, ladies! We’ve had an astonishing number of participants so far! But I’m not going to reveal how many yet. I’ll save the surprise for my Post-Red & Black Week Wrap-Up this Saturday!
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Maybe I should’ve called this Ruche & Black Week. What can I say; that’s my absolute favorite clothing detail ever. I have tons of ruched sleeves, bodices and skirts. This strapless satin top is interesting in the fact that I think it’s the only strapless top I’ve ever seen that buttons up the front. It also has a cute little sash, which I prefer to just wrap around the back (using the built-in belt loops) than all the way around. Someday I’ll try it with a black sash, which I think would look cute tied in a bow in the front.
This top is another perfect color match for my all-time favorite red and black shoes! I recently grabbed the asymmetrical sheer pleated skirt from Ross. Yeah, I went from being a Ross hater to a total Ross groupie. But I can’t resist a skirt that’s longer in the back than in the front! I’m pretty sure we Goths invented that, despite the fact that it actually seems to be extremely popular suddenly…
You might remember this cross from one of my Red & Black Week outfits in 2011. I’m wearing red rhinestone stud earrings, too, although they pretty much look black in the photos.
I was experimenting with grey makeup in preparation for my new job… I wore it darker here than I have been to work, to make it more evening-appropriate, but I wanted to see how the color looked on me, and make sure it didn’t irritate my lids. I’ve had a lot of allergic reactions to eye shadows, which is why I usually stick with either Ben Nye or Bare Minerals. This one is by the latter, and as usual this brand was safe for me. However, I decided that it had a bit too much sparkle in it, since I wanted to pair it with a shimmery pink, so I’ll be on the hunt for a matte grey next time I’m at the one store I know of that actually sells Ben Nye (other than online, but I like to see makeup products in person before I buy them the first time, when possible).
|Wow; why do my nails look pink in this photo??|
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