Wednesday, February 27, 2013

A Touch of Gold + ShopBevel

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______One of the lovely ladies from ShopBevel sent me this neat studded ring from their newest designer collection, "A Touch of Gold," that launched today.  ShopBevel is an online jewelry trunk show that works with independent designers to make unique designer jewelry affordable to everyday peasants such as ourselves.  They add new designers frequently, so it's easy to check back and always stumble across a new treasure.  In addition, ShopBevel lets the community vote on what designers they would like to see, and as we all know, having a choice in the outcome of things is always lovely.  Always!

______That being said, if you guys see anything you're totally into at ShopBevel, you can use the code DRAWINGMANNEQUIN for 25% off your entire order!

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______In other news, I am wearing lipstick here.  Really bright lipstick.  Bright pink.  It's aptly named "Brazen Berry," which is exactly what it makes me feel like--a very bold, tiny fruit, one wandering aimlessly in a world of larger and more intimidating fruits.  I'm almost certain the color was made by liquifying Barbie and reshaping her into a stick.  Many Barbies were probably sacrificed to make this shade of lipstick.  For shame, Maybelline.  For shame.

______But I'm getting away from the point--I've wanted to wear lipstick for a while now, even if it's just a nuance different from my bare lip color, but I'm always afraid of the looks people may give me (and have given me).  Whether these are looks have been looks of approval or dissaproval, I am unsure, but I'm not always the most confident person, even though my writing may indicate otherwise.  It's so much easier to be confident and outgoing on the Internet when you wear your screen like a guise.  But soon, I will overcome my shyness and blossom into the brazen berry that I was born to be.  Soon, I will conquer not only earth and its inhabitants, but a tiny tube of obnoxiously bright lipstick.

______Be brave out there, my citizens.  This world shows no mercy.

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Asymmetrical top: TJ Maxx
Anchor belt: some store in some faraway land
Booties: Chelsea Crew
Leopard tights: Kohl's
Cicada earrings: Etsy
Ring: c/o ShopBevel
Lipstick: Maybelline's "Brazen Berry"

67 comments:

LyddieGal said...

Oh, Love the leopard tights on you Ali, and you totally pull of that barbie colored lipstick. I've been wanting a bright pink color, but everything I try is just too sheer. I'll have to check this one out.

the studded ring is really just the perfect touch, and is so cute!

Real College Student of Atlanta said...

obsessed with those tights - can't wait to wear shorts again! <3

BERTHA NATASHA said...

I love your style! Styled those shorts with thigts is a great idea. Lovee!!

Avi said...

I really like very much your tights and the casual look :D and you totally puff of the lipstick! You are like a Barbie doll.

Katherine / Of Corgis and Cocktails said...

eee!!! those boots! those sunnies! That lipstick!! EE!!! Your ShopBevel ring is grat - I got a cool neon bike chain bracelet that's coming with me to Vegas this week. Their site is so interesting - I've liked working with them and am excited to see it grow personally.

You seriously have the cutest accessories.

<3 katherine / of corgis & cocktails

Well... said...

You're a brazen berry babe! Seriously, you and I are on the same wavelength Ali...I've been wanting to try bright lipstick for the longest time too, but I'm also intimidated by what others might think. I mean, I get weird looks as it is because of how I dress lol. Its definitely easier to appear confident when you've got a screen between you and your readers, huh?
However, seeing you rock this bold color has made my decision - I'll have to go out and pick up a tube of bright lipstick now :)
And oh man, a studded ring?? You know I love it ;)
And those tights! Rawr! Your legs are just amazing Ali, you've got model legs!

Trendy Teal

MateaTPol said...

leopard tights arebso awsome!! and your hair color is so cool!

Carolina Neto said...

i love the accessories

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Toks said...

Great look Ali. Love the combination!! xoxoxo

Toks said...

Sorrrry forgot to answer your question about the boots. Yes hun, they are clear wedges. I love them. xoxoxo

monica said...

legit no one else would be able to pull those tights off

Jacqueline said...

I challenged myself to wear bright pink lipstick for a whole month last year cos i didn't feel confident wearing it. now, I wear it a lot. It looks great on you ali. and patterned tights with short shorts? love!

Jen Hsieh said...

I used to feel the same exact way about lipstick and I thought it was only for girls with bold personalities that weren't afraid to va va voom it up. Then when I moved into the city I decided that there were crazier crazies out there and went for it. And now I wear it almost everyday. You look beautiful in this color though! I do have to agree with you though, definitely made from melted barbies. They must be sacrificed!

Also, you rock all the jewelry in this post! I can never figure out how to wear it without looking like I'm trying too hard. :P

Shubhi said...

Those earrings are fantastic!

I need them.
beautiful photography on your blog:)

Love,
Shubhi's Revels!

Justalazymorning said...

i ove the tights!

EMA said...

Wow these photos are so pretty and I love your stockings :)

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e.heart said...

cute outfit, loving the ring and bright is good sometimes, especially when applied smack in the middle of one's face=)

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Imogen said...

Everything is so lovely. My favourite part is the leopard print tights.

ねこちゃん said...

omg I looooove velvet!! :) that top is fabulous and you look great~ those tights are stunning and the golden earrings are so perfect!

Sausan Hanifah said...

It's really inspiring blog! Love at the first sight <3

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Yulia Yudina said...

Perfect boots! And also love the sweater and the sunnies!!!!

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Katie Aman said...

Oh, those tights! I love them. They're so fun and sassy too. You got all the proportions right here too-a flowy top with some cute little shorts is always a win. I have one lipstick that I wear-I've really been meaning to branch out, but it's so difficult to find one that looks good on a person-this pink sure looks darling on you! Have a blessed day, girl!

monica said...

i LOVE smysthon. how can you now?

Rebecca said...

Pretty look and those tights are really the perfect addition to the outfit! Love your accessories!

Rebecca
www.winnipegstyle.ca

The Braided Bandit said...

That rings is really cute, I have been loving anything geometric lately in terms of accessories! I also am loving your sunnies and lip color, you look great!
Hope you're having a great day!
xo Hannah

judith said...

Me encanta el look!!
Saludos
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Sam said...

Hi Ali, I love your writing and explanations, you're so witty. LOL about the Barbie paragraph. Love the shade of bright lippie on you, I too used to be too shy as to the attention bright lipstick draws, but it really suits you. Loving the awesome printed tights, great look!

Michelle Jiafang said...

Chanced upon your blog and enjoy reading it!

Jordy said...

I absolutely love this outfit!!
Especially the stockings :)
New follower! x

amyswalkinwardrobe.com said...

I LOVE your tights! your blog is lovely!

Debra said...

What a cool outfit. And there isn't a thing wrong with your pretty pink lipstick. Be brave. You look hot chica. Oh! I have to check out ShopBevel. Mama always needs more baubles. Lol! Thanks lovely!

Debra@stylewisebydebra.com

Debra said...

What a cool outfit. And there isn't a thing wrong with your pretty pink lipstick. Be brave. You look hot chica. Oh! I have to check out ShopBevel. Mama always needs more baubles. Lol! Thanks lovely!

Debra@stylewisebydebra.com

Life's a shoe said...

great photos! your tights are so cool!

The Adventures of a Shopaholic said...

Lovely look :)

Marianna.
http://stylestarmjonas.blogspot.it

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Ann said...

Your tights is so gorgeous
and love your accessories
especially the link bracelet.

The Realist said...

lovr those boots, tights and those fantastic sunglasses!

Cherina said...

Neeeeeeed those leggings! You look great by the way. Lovely hair. Just followed you :)

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Luxe Fashionista said...

Love these pictures! :)

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Jessi said...

Ali that lip color is gorgeous on you! You should definitely keep wearing it :) I tend to not be the most confident person either but I think I'm getting better... Love this look, especially those sunnies! And I love the way you write you're so funny and clever.
-Jessi
haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

Vic said...

You completely pull off that lipstick! I've only recently started wearing it, and once your figure out how to avoid getting it all over your teeth (maybe thats just me?) it can be a real confidence boost!

Lily said...

I love reading our writing! It can always make me smile (: You look so edgy-chic in these photos! I absolutely adore those cool tights and your cute boots. The gold jewelry is the perfect touch of glam!

Ashley said...

Obsessed, obsessed, obsessed with those tights! Love that you paired them with denim shorts! Stealing this idea :)

As for the lipstick, thanks for inspiring me to go out and buy some! I have also been wanting to rock a bold lipstick for sometime. Not only do I fear that I will get looks, I also have really small lips and I don't want to look ridiculous. Seeing you wear such a stunning color and be so confident about it, I am going out THIS WEEKEND and buying some. Thanks Ali!!!!!

xo Ashley

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DC in STYLE said...

In love with this spring look!Shorts and tights combo looks awesome! I can't wait to wear shorts!!!
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Wren KW said...

Love the bright pink lips! Poor Barbies. Also your sunnies are so cute. And the sunshine is beautiful! Yay spring!

Emily Goswick said...

Love your tights and love the bright pink lipstick!! You look beautiful. I'm a fan of bright pink lips too...I think it looks really good on us blondes ;)

Can't wait to read more posts! Have a good night! Come visit me sometime. Follow if you like :)

xo
Emily
The Rancher's Daughter

Joyce said...

ShopBevel sounds really cool, i'll have to go check it out! I really like the ring you are wearing and the leopard print tights are so awesome. I also really like the cute booties, they seem super versatile :) hahahaha those poor barbies, but hey, at least now you have really awesome lipstick! I've never tried such a bright color but it looks so amazing on you that I think I might try sometime.

Alyssa Molin-Graves said...

There are sooo many things about this look that I love! Way to go with the lipstick by the way- it looks great on you! Secondly- the earrings- absolutely love them! I have a pair too that I got on Etsy and they are the best ever. I studied bugs in college (still love them!) so anything bug related really makes me smile! And the tights- they look amazing with your shorts, love the whole look and and it's awesome on you!

~Alyssa
www.butterfliesonmars.blogspot.com

mochaccinoland said...

u look great in that lip colour! great accessories and cool tights! love your outfit <3

xoxo
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Boheme.Fille said...

Your loose top is great, so are those tights..and boots. In fact, everything!! :D

TheMay Day said...

Lovely outfit!You have a nice blog. Would you like to follow each other? Kisses!


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Michelle said...

nice outfit.
love those tights!

Ramona said...

Lipstick is so powerful-just by changing lipstick shade you can add unexpected fresh look and just have fun. And it looks on you like a dream. Love your leopard print tights, so gorgeous. Oh, and how fab is to get some new jewelry.


xoxo Ra


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E said...

Those cicada earrings are the bomb. They remind me of my favorite childhood keychain that lit up and buzzed when you pressed it (much to my parents' chagrin, I'm sure).

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{The Perfect Palette} said...

I'm loving how you're rocking those tights. I could never pull that off!

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