I was waiting around for the weather in San Francisco to feel like winter, since all though November it had been in the low 60s and was quite comfortable. Well… I guess there will be no more waiting. The weather has dropped to the mid 40s to 50s and I am so not having it….
This whole week has been weird for me. I have been dehydrated and static-ey, and the only jacket I can wear is my giant wilderness Columbia one, which makes me look like a penguin. I think it was such a drastic drop in temperature that my body went into mini-shock… But I’m slowly getting the hang of winter (in San Francisco… haha) again.
I’ve taken advantage of this season to pull out my favorite and only turtleneck!! The other day, I saw 4 people wearing turtlenecks in the office and it was on point. When I was a youngin’ in elementary and middle school, my mom used to dress me in turtlenecks and I was so embarrassed! Now, I’ve come around to the chicness AND functionality of them, and I will rock my sweater proudly. Now all I need is a chain and a light beer.
Here I’m also wearing a ring that I bought from Stella and Dot. It is a statement ring, and one of the three spheres perfectly matches the shade of my turtleneck.. YES! I love how heavy it feels, how dramatic it looks and just the overall fabulosity of casually wearing a giant shiny ring. Also if you look at it on its side, I realize it looks like deadmau5… not that I’m the biggest fan.
For face, I am wearing the Illuminating Primer by Tom Ford (smells interesting and is a bit heavy for my taste, but I think covers pores just fine), CC cream with SPF in light/medium by Peter Thomas Roth (love it! feels great and a medium coverage), bronzer by Bare Minerals, a liquid black liner by Maybelline, Doll Lashes mascara by YSL (this stuff is fragranced!! first time I have experienced this and I am a fan, even though I’m not sure about the chemicals they put in there to make that happen…), and a purple/plum sample lipstick by a lab (a lab that creates the actual makeup for cosmetic houses…cool huh??). I normally won’t wear liquid liner unless I have time and am ready to put in the effort… it is such a mistake to hastily put on liquid liner and look like a toddler sharpied your face. Today it took me a while to get the two wings even, but I am happy. I felt a bit bolder as well, so I finished with a POW, some dramatic lip color. You betta work.
For hair, I am on the dreadful second day and it is feeling oiler than normal, so I needed to get it out of my grill. Here, I have braided the dominant right front section, and I just realized I did a half french braid…thinking that I did a dutch braid. This is what I was trying to achieve…not so far off? The rest of it I first tried to put in a pony tail, but it was going flat and looking grossly oily, so I twisted it into a loose and messy bun, and pinned it up. Now, normally, I would use a hair tie, but since learning how to properly use bobby pins a few weeks ago, I’ve found that this method works better for maintaining volume close to the roots in updos, like this bun. I think it is because you are securing the hair in sections, and each pin is responsible to hold just part of the ‘do’ rather than a whole, which the hair tie would normally do. Also, the pinning is incredibly easy… the secret is to not just insert the pin (which I had been doing my whole life), but to weave it through, and secure it by twisting it around to the opposite direction, such that the pin (the tooth-y/ridged side) now exits where it initially entered.
Voila, a winter look is complete. Now, off to downtown to shop with my mom!