Tuesday, 16 September 2014


I bought this colourblock shift dress from Target last year - and admittedly I have only ever worn it the way it was styled in store. Which was... not. Literally I wore it with the belt it came with and plain shoes, or even occasionally orange shoes (which my boys gave me for Mother's day last year). But since it was only 7 degrees out this morning when I was getting dressed for church I knew I needed sleeves. I went through several iterations of outfit ideas before I finally settled on this bubble hem blazer I picked up off varage sale back in the spring. But since the blazer was black I decided to switch out the belt that came with the shift dress for a black belt, added some black bow pumps and silver jewellery. Voila!

I wore this to church to worship, lead in the music and sing a solo. I felt dressed but also very comfortable. I feel like I would have worn this outfit back when I was working at an office as well.

I just want to talk for a quick second about makeup. I've found that since I've started having to wear my glasses all the time that I needed to really step up my eye-makeup game. The first (and possibly BEST) thing is that I use Younique 3d Fibre Lash mascara. This is honestly the BEST mascara ever. Plus it's really visible behind my glasses. Also - it's made with green tea fibres, so it's practically hypo-allergenic. As for colours, I need to wear really saturated pigments on my eyelids. I've gone back to wearing eye pallets by Lise Watier. I love their makeup, and though it's a bit costly, because I don't wear it every day I don't find it's an unacceptable cost.

Shift dress - Target: similar / similar / similar
Bubble hem blazer - thrifted: similar / similar / similar
Black belt - Ricki's: similar / similar
Bow pumps - Payless: similar / similar / similar
Eye makeup - Lise Watier
3D Fibre lash mascara - Younique 
Lip gloss - Lise Watier


PS - Today I'm linking up with Andi from Just Another Smith for Confident Twosday! 

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness - you look so gorgeous! I love that dress.