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As promised in yesterday’s post, we went out dancing to celebrate my last day at the old job. I had been wanting to wear an all-magenta outfit ever since I did my all-purple outfit back in January. I had my magenta (cheap Frederick’s) corset in mind but it turned out to clash quite badly with this skirt from Newport News. Different shades of magenta usually go quite well together, so I was a bit surprised. Luckily, I also had this lace-front cami from Newport News that was a perfect match. So I topped the whole thing off with my black underbust corset to dress it up properly for the club. I replaced the blazer with a magenta satin shrug I recently found on eBay. I now have this shrug in five colors!
The down side to this outfit was, while it looked fabulously fuchsia in the photos and while standing in line at the door, once we were in the club everyone complimented me on my red outfit. Yep, under nightclub lights everything looks either black or red. Not that an all-red outfit wouldn’t be spectacular, but it wasn’t the look I was going for. Let’s save that kind of thing for the first week in June, shall we? ;-D
|Pardon my bandage! This is what happens when you try to open a bottle of nail polish with needle-nose pliers because you’re too lazy to go downstairs for regular pliers!|
I’ve spent so much time exploring “new job makeup” lately that I was dying to do something dramatic. You’ve seen this look before (no, I’m not all that experimental with makeup!). It features my Ben Nye Lumiere shadow in fuchsia, along with a healthy dose of black.
My lips are Morgana Cryptoria’s Diabolic Druscilla with a bit of Ulta gloss on top and a heavy black outline. I’ll be posting a tutorial of this look next week! My nails are Gelish gel polish in Starburst, topped with Orly (regular polish) in Bubbly Bombshell, which is a SUPER GLITTERY MAGENTA. Oh, true happiness! I’ve been doing my nails in gel polish lately instead of getting acrylics, and I am SO happy with the results. But that’s a topic for another post.
For my hair style, I simply put my hair in a ponytail, braided it, added a fake chignon and wrapped my braid around it. The headpiece is something I made myself a long time ago with a velvet headband from random accessory store and a floral spray and bit of tulle from Michael’s. I was so delighted that it matched my skirt and cami so well!
Do you ever do a “quick change” to go from work to club-wear? What’s your time-saving secret when you don’t have a full two hours to get ready for the evening?
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