Taking a break this Black Friday. See you next week!
From Selena Gomez’s new blonde locks to Diana Ross’ Halloween look, the American Music Awards red carpet was waayyyy too exciting this year.
I was pretty mind blown when singer Sabrina Carpenter showed up wearing a multicolored plaid Missoni coatdress. I was all “Wait, what?! A coat that doubles as a dress? Yes, please!”
She paired the coatdress with tan over-the-knee boots from Casadei, bringing a light tone to the colorful ensemble.
This outfit is one of the most brilliantly beautiful things ever.
See below for the original boots (marked with *) and a few other pieces inspired by Sabrina Carpenter’s 2017 AMAs look.
3. Farfetch, $1,375.00 *
4. Ashley Stewart, $79.50 (on sale for $39.75)
In the final minutes of the Canstruction NYC 2017 exhibit at Brookfield Place, I saw this amazing piece of can art called “We CAN Coexist”. I can’t stop thinking about it.
Created by RAND Engineering & Architecture, the piece symbolizes a rainbow of differences. From the Jewish star, to Yin and Yang and the Cross of Calvary, this rainbow promotes the idea that we can all function together as a society despite the fact that we may come from varying backgrounds. Isn’t it lovely how all these symbols can spell out the word “coexist”?
With all the hate crimes and terror attacks lately, “We CAN Coexist” really made me feel something. I’m used to seeing fun Canstruction pieces, as you saw in my post of the 2014 exhibit a few years back. I’m definitely glad I made time to see the 2017 exhibit, because pieces like this make you take a step back and think about how people are being treated unfairly just for being who they are.
Kudos, RAND Engineering & Architecture!
So Drake is basically our hero of the week.
At the rapper’s concert this week in Sydney, Australia, he threatened an audience member for touching women inappropriately in the crowd.
What a creep!
He legit stopped the entire show to publicly embarrass this man, and I am so grateful for it. With all the crap that’s been going on with sexual assault, we need people like Drake to call out these creepers.
Like, did your parents never tell you not to touch random people in crowds, moreover in that way?!
As a thank you, I’ve decided to feature this cool Drake fan art by illustrator Ryan Simpson (@rtsimp) that I found over on Instagram. I love how he got the little curve design in Drake’s haircut just right!
Check out more of Ryan Simpson’s work at www.ryantsimpson.com!
*I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.
I’ve been so busy lately that I just got a chance to try on these metallic lipsticks by Maybelline that got from Influenster! I wasn’t completely sure which colors I would be receiving, so when I opened the box I was a bit shocked and kind of scared.
Two tubes of lipsticks stared back at me, one in the shade Molten Bronze (970) and another one called Smoked Silver (978). I opened each tube wondering how ridiculous I would look wearing these colors.
I’m your basic pink and red lipstick kind of gal. Occasionally, I’ll wear a purple or maybe even a brown lipstick, but other than that, I don’t go too far outside the norm. I own a tube of yellow lipstick that I’ve only worn once around the house to take some fun photos (I’d never leave home with that on!), and that’s about it.
I was really dreading the Smoked Silver. It had a bit of a purple undertone, but I wasn’t too excited about how it would look on me. Regardless, I tried it on first.
Hoping the smoky part of this lipstick wouldn’t be too intense, I got ready for work and applied the lipstick. As soon as I saw myself in the mirror I knew I wasn’t going to go out in public wearing it.
I sent a few snaps of me wearing the lipstick to my mom and she told me I looked like a smoker whose lips had been darkened by cigarettes. Then she told me I should give the lipstick to her instead!
The next day I tried the Molten Bronze lipstick. I wasn’t as worried about this one, since I already know how I look with brown lipstick. This one looks a bit dark if you put three layers on though, so I only applied two.
As you can see from my smile, I was quite pleased.
Overall, the Molten Bronze was my fave, and I’ll be wearing it again. I gave the Smoked Silver lipstick to my mom, and it looks normal on her so she’ll probably wear it every now and then. A lot of other reviewers used the Smoked Silver shade with their Halloween costumes, which worked pretty well.
The lipsticks come off easily while eating and drinking, which I’m not used to since I usually wear lip stains that keep my lips colorful after lunch. Oh well.
Let me know which shade is your favorite!
Lionel Richie’s daughter Sophia wore a tuxedo mini dress to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Awards and I cannot get over how comfortable she looks in it!
The white tuxedo dress is by Rachel Zoe, and features a double breasted collar with satin buttons. She polished off the look with a cute pair of black criss cross pumps.
Just look at Sophia Richie’s pose, so light and carefree. Who said tuxedos were only for men!
See below for some of the original items (marked with *) and some alternative pieces inspired by the look.
1. Shopbop, $425.00 *
3. Nordstrom, $870.00 *
I’ve been dabbling in a bit of historical fiction writing over the last couple of months. I recently wrote a short story about pirates, so when I came across this photo in my camera roll I decided it was fitting for this week’s Gallery Mondays.
This seafaring scene was found on the wall outside of Freeport Spirits in Long Island. I see it every Sunday on the way to church, so I recently snapped a photo of it.
One of the three ships in this art piece looks like a pirate ship. I wonder if this scene is based on real events, and if so, did the pirates make it onto land in Freeport?
I wonder which ship is carrying the barrels of wine…