JEWEL TONES

Tuesday, November 27, 2012



Burgundy Chiffon Blouse c/o ShopSosie, Forever 21 Tee, Forever 21 Cuffs, Lock & Key Belt c/o Romwe, Dark Blue Velvet Skirt c/o Oasap, 'Cynthia Vincent for Target' Heels


For this look, I decided to go with a primary color palette, but one with deeper, jewel tones! I wanted to do an empress inspired look to compliment the opulence that we associate jewels with, so I chose pieces with richer and more luxurious fabrics like my new velvet skirt from Oasap, and my cape-like chiffon blouse that I've worn as a cardigan here!

It's rainy/cloudy the rest of the week so I'm upset I might not be able to post more looks until next Monday, and I also lost my favorite cat eye sunglasses too! Those were the only sunglasses I actually wore consistently too ;-; They're a real lifesaver for people who don't photograph well in overcast lighting. But did you guys also know that 80% of skin aging is actually caused by UV ray exposure?! I didn't know that was how badly the UV rays affected our skin so I imagine that some of you might not have known that either. Sunglasses with UV protection can block up to 100% of UV rays, and just using as SPF 30 sunscreen blocks 97% of UV rays. If you can do something as cheap and easy as using sunglasses and sunscreen to protect your skin when you are young, why wouldn't you? It sure beats being a victim or premature aging and paying lots of money down the line to get rid of your wrinkles!

I made this collage of some sunglasses and eyeglasses I am currently obsessing over (I'm actually nearsighted but I wear contacts in my photos and use glasses at home) to help provide some inspiration for some new eyewear! All the glasses below are from SmartBuyGlasses by the way! They also have this cool "3D Try On" feature where you can upload a photo of yourself and see what the sunglasses/eyeglasses would look like on you! :)



From top left, clockwise:
2. Brown Ombre Eyeglasses - These are actually the frames I have myself! I love the shape and the disappearing effect of the ombre gradient.
4. Minty Lennons - These are such a pretty hue!
5. Gold Rimmed Wayfarers
6. Tortoise Shell Round Glasses
7. Psychedelic Lennons - Obsessed with the triangle color block on the lenses!
8. White & Gold Rimmed Aviators

Which pair is your favorite?

16 comments:

  1. such a look makes a glance turn into gaze^^

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  2. Absolutely stunning.
    Love all the sunglasses you chose too.

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  3. Gorgeous look!
    xoxo

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  4. I am sure you will be super famous and sit in the first row of fashion shows one day.

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  5. such a beautiful look

    would you like follow each other?

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  6. Obsessed with this outfit- and all those sunglasses!! Your skirt is precious !

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  7. I love your skirt, you look so fabulous!

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  8. I also heard that about about aging - if you take care of yourself, you can look youthful till your 60.:) Great look, by the way, love the blouse.

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  9. Loving the look, and the light pink lennons anre so nice <3

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  10. I love your style! you are an inspiration!!!! :)
    xoxoxo

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