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The Politics of Pretty: AM to PM

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Hi, remember me!? (I missed you.)

Although I  never draw my face here on My Closet in Sketches, I obviously still think about what it looks like in the real world. I was thrilled when Kara, of the blog Politics of Pretty, asked to feature me in her regular series AM to PM. When it comes to presenting an image of ourselves to others, beauty is as seminal as fashion – preach! – and I really do consider that every time I step up to the getting-ready-plate. Head on over to Politics of Pretty and check out the piece!

And it’s good to be back.

LF

How To Get The Fattest Lashes

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Why don’t you combine this lash tutorial with some of my other makeup how to’s? Here’s how to do the “Hi, Put Money In My Tip Jar” eye, here’s how to do A Standard Five Minute Face, and finally (start planning, summer is closer than you think) how to do a Summer Proof Face.

Pick these mascaras up at your corner drugstore, or find them online: Maybelline Volum’ Express, CoverGirl Lash Blast Volume, and Maybelline Great Lash.

PS: Don’t buy brown mascara – ever! It just ain’t worth it. Choose regular black if you’re fair, and go for the blackest black if you can handle it.

Modern Redux

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I wore a J.Crew boiled wool sweater, an H&M cotton peplum top, silk trousers pilfered from Grandma’s closet (previously featured here when I wore them on a date), my all-time-dig alligator clutch, also from Grandma (seen often on this here blog), suede heels found at TJMaxx, a mirrored necklace given to me by my friend Emily (which was featured in one of my very first posts), my SEE glasses, and Revlon lipstick in Kiss Me Coral.

And speaking of Grandma – my family and I are headed to the great state of Florida to visit the old bird. I’m taking a much needed Vitamin D bath.

Quick Change Artist

As for what I was actually re-rocking all day, I wore a dress from Lands’ End Canvas (it’s perfect for a humid summer: cotton, washable, breathable), with a navy blue leather Ferragamo belt.

For a meeting in the morning, I paired it with Aerosole pleather bow espadrilles, my well-loved Gryphon for Target bag, the Avs, and Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick in Peach with Trish McEvoy lipstick in Coral.

To teach a financial education class in the afternoon, I slipped on metallic linen Isaac Mizrahi for Target sling-backs with the Avs.

And for figure drawing class in the evening, I went comfortable with my snakeskin-print Birkenstocks, dad’s old backpack, and a mix of Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Fire & Ice with the Trish McEvoy lipstick in Coral.

Coconut Cup Cake