Tuesday, September 13, 2011

I think I've finally mastered this tripod business.

In short: You, my chicken legged friends, are getting your last post from me. YEP. This is it. This post is ITTTTTT. Case you didn't hear the first time. It's just because I can't keep up with blogging and school this year... After I leave the blog, that wonderful guest poster Lillian who posted on "back to school" stuff, is taking my place. So, this is gonna be great. Mainly because we will still/then have the magical number 7 of posters, not to mention Lillian is a super super superrrrrr awesome fashion blogger.

I'm going to be talking about the amazing wardrobe flexibility of button downs, and I'm going to answer this question from Caroline L.
"5) Last but not least, Josie, would you please do a tutorial on how you make up your eyes? Please?! They always look so fabulous that I want to know your secrets."

(You should always use good grammar and punctuation. You never know if your comment will be featured in a blog post. Good job, Caroline... ;))
I'm honored by your compliment, and honestly, I don't think I do anything that special. The only things I can think of are: that either the eye products I commonly use are very attractive, the way I edit my pictures (I use Picnik, normally), the way my eyes look in photographs, or the fact that I put plenty of mascara on my bottom lashes.

Products I use on my eyes (normally):
CoverGir: Lash Blast volume enhancing, black, waterproof mascara.
Hard Candy eyeshadow duo in Love Bug.
Palladio baked eyeshadow trio in Pink Bliss.
Physician's Formula blush in Natural Pearl. (Yes, I use it on my eyes, too.)
Almay Pure Blends in Oatmeal and some purple shade...I'm not sure they sell this anymore.

Occasionally I use an ELF palette, this brush set, or this primer. But honestly, I usually just use my finger and smack some on.
Here are a couple pictures:

When I'm being fancy, I'll apply the primer listed above and apply a slightly noticeable skin colored eye shadow.
With this, I applied the blush listed about all over my lid with an eye shadow brush and applied a dark grey/black color a long my lash line.
This is just with the Oatmeal color listed above applied by my finger. Also, normally that's how I leave my mascara. So. Yep. (And I don't use an eyelash curler or anything...)
So button downs: THEY ARE SO VERSATILE. I have several of them. In these pictures is just a plain blue ruffled Ralph Lauren shirt. Button downs can be dressed up or down, worn all four seasons, and is always, always, always in style. You can wear them with just skinny jeans and a cute thin belt or you can do some of these things:

Skirt: H&M
Sweater: Aeropostale
Belt: Jordache
Boots: Born
These shirts look ADORABLE underneath cardigans. One of my favorite ways to wear them.
Shorts: DIY
Belt: Aeropostale
Bracelet: Vintage

This is such a cute casual look, plus it's totally in right now.
Dress: H&M
Belt: Fossil

These shirts look amazing underneath dresses. Plus they make a great transitional piece so you can wear your favorite summer dresses in fall/winter/spring! (PS: isn't the horse print of this dress TO DIE FOR??)
Blazer: Tommy Hilfriger
Jeans: NY&C
Belt: Fossil
Shoes: Clarks
And of course, the very traditional (sometimes!) way of wearing a blazer on top.
Altogether, button downs make great investments, so go buy more NOW.

God bless y'all,


  1. Don't leave! You are too cute! :)

  2. NOOOO! I don't want you to leave!!!
    Your eyes are amazing... thanks for the tutorial.

    Love in Christ,

  3. oh yay I have that skirt. but in a different color :):):)

  4. Oh, I totally have that H&M skirt. Good taste. ;) <3

  5. Thanks for the tutorial, Josie! I'm gonna miss your posts.