OOTD & Makeup – Friday the 13th

 

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Hello, fellow bohos!  It’s Friday the 13th again, for the second month in a row – another day to be dark and beautiful.  I took a personal day off today, so this ensemble is what I wore to work yesterday.  I’m so happy that the weather’s slowly getting warmer!

Here’s my outfit and I (finally!) got to wear something long.  This is an outfit that I’ll wear a lot, because it’s long, witchy, and floaty.  I’m still in the process of getting rid of some clothes (future post on that, coming soon), but these 2 pieces I’m keeping:

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Velvet top with bell sleeves: secondhand, 25-yd. skirt: Ebay, Studded boots: Steve Madden (brand)

 

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Feather hair clip: Bedazzled By Sharon (Etsy), Studded choker: Aeon Leather (Etsy), Moonstone pendant: Ebay

 

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Here’s yesterday’s makeup.  I’ve been experimenting with my eye makeup, by using just black and a neutral, beige eye shadow.  Instead of applying the black eye shadow on my entire eyelids, I applied it on the outer half:

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I like the final result of the “half-shadow” look.  Next time, I’ll try this look using colored eye shadow.  I’ll also apply more black shadow above the eye crease.  I did apply the black shadow on my eye crease, but you can only see it when my eyes are closed (see my half-face above).  But, my makeup skills are improving.  Practice makes perfect.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

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My 42-Year-Old Face: DC Fashion Week

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Hello, all!  I turned 42 this year and my dearest friend, Matt, bought me a ticket to DC Fashion Week.  I had no idea that DC had a fashion week!  DC Fashion Week has been going on for 22 seasons (11 years) with shows every February and September.  My birthday was on Tuesday, February 17, but who wants to hang out on a Tuesday night?  We had cold, crappy weather anyway, so we decided to celebrate on Friday.

We’ll start with my outfit, which was nothing impressive.  A long, flowing skirt would of been perfect!  But it was bitterly cold and there was still ice and snow on the ground, so my outfit was more utilitarian than fashionable:

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Long tunic: Amazon, Lace shirt: Ebay

 

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New glasses for my birthday: Zenni Optical, Amethyst necklace: Habit Jewelry (Etsy), Leather choker: Aeon Leather (Etsy)

 

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Amethyst-purple bobby pins: JME Beads (Etsy)

 

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Extra long, scrunchy socks: Sock Dreams, Boots: Fit Flop (brand)

 

Here’s my makeup.  I decided to get new frames for my birthday.  They look kind of crazy, but I like things that look crazy.  I also bought a couple of amethyst-purple, sparkly barrettes, but I don’t think I pulled them off very well.  They’re not right for my hair and I think they’re a bit “young” for me.  I’ll probably make them into something else or save them for a belly dance costume.  These would look better as accent pieces to my floral hair clips:

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Here are a few more pics from our lovely evening: 

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I couldn’t figure out if these were mannequins or real women.

 

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I didn’t know her, but I had to take her picture. Her gray ombre hair was so beautiful.

 

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Happy Birthday To Me! I bought this beautiful, dark blue, tunic top from the show. And Matt gave me a black, sparkly belt and a book on signs and symbols.

 

Here’s a video I made at the fashion show.  I’m still getting the hang of making videos, but I’m slowly improving.  I hope you enjoy the video.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise