Friday, December 6, 2013

Curvy Girl Fashion - Old Clothes, New Outfits #2

Happy Friday!!

Continuing on with my new project of making outfits from clothes already in my closet, I put together something this morning that I really liked and figured it was blog worthy. I took a pair of pink skinny jeans from Bluenotes and paired it with a black and white striped top from Forever 21+, a leopard print scarf from eBay, and a pair of black "Baretraps" wide leg boots from Shoe Company. I wore this shirt and scarf combo before (I LOVE stripes and leopard print together) but with a pair of regular blue jeans and beige boots. The pink bottoms tucked into a pair of black boots gave the outfit a completely different but fun vibe!


For comparison, here's the shirt and scarf combo with regular blue jeans...


See the difference? Isn't it amazing? This is a super fun project and I'm really enjoying it so far! You should give it a try! See you next time :)

Much Love,
April
xo

Monday, December 2, 2013

Curvy Girl Fashion - Old Clothes, New Outfits! + Update

Wow...it's been almost two months! I've been super busy with my day job and a lot of amazing makeup gigs - I'll get to that in a minute! The main reason for my lack of blogs is I've been on a self-imposed clothes shopping ban (I know, can you believe it?) and I have been just sticking my money in a savings account instead. I just have so much clothes in my closet - some I've only worn once! 

So, I've been taking items from my large selection of clothes and making new outfits - something I could have been doing all along, I know. Fall is my favorite season for clothes but late fall in Newfoundland is bitter cold so not only do I need to put together a great outfit, I also need it to be warm. I gave this old clothes new outfit thing a whirl for a few weeks and have really come up with some outfits that I'm super impressed with! I've decided to give my blog content a little spin and make outfits out of what I already have (and what I've already blogged about so you can see the items in a different outfit). Of course, I will be getting clothes for Christmas so they will make it into my blog as well.

My favorite outfit so far is turning summer dresses into fall outfits with tights, boots, scarves, and cardigans! I went to Joe Fresh and bought some coloured & printed tights to pair with all the dresses I have and make them wearable for the colder weather. Here's an outfit I put together while trying to fall asleep one night. I took this sleeveless printed floral dress from Walmart and paired it with black tights, a black cardigan and some tan booties.


I've recently treated myself to a new red strapless Christmas party dress from Forever 21+ that I plan to wear to a number of gatherings, dinners, shows, and parties I have scheduled for the holiday season. It was my reward for being so good and sticking to my shopping ban for 2 months! :)

So I guess I should just do a small update on what I've been up to lately before I clue up this blog post. I continued the wedding season right through the fall working my makeup artist job on the weekends. I had an amazing fall wedding season and met the most amazing brides & bridal parties. I'm so lucky!!

I was given the opportunity to work with a local film crew called Filigree Productions on a horror film where I even did some special effects makeup! Here's the beautiful and amazing actress Kim. Huge thanks to Steven Gosse and all the cast/crew for an amazing day!


In October, I went on a little girls weekend with my girlfriends to Bonavista. We stayed a beautiful home in Upper Amherst Cove and had an amazing weekend together. My cheeks and stomach hurt from laughing - I really needed that little getaway :). Here's a photo I took from my bedroom window before we went out for supper...


I clued up the wedding season with my last bride (and co worker), Heather at the beginning of November. I attended the wedding reception with my Bishop Feild family and we danced the night away. It was so fun! Here's a photo of me and the beautiful bride!


The following week, I did a mother/daughter makeup lesson in November with two lovely ladies from Deer Lake who were in St. John's for a visit. They were even so kind to write an email to thank me for teaching them so much! I can't tell you how amazing that feels :)

Most recently, I was makeup artist for Pur Minerals for makeover gala at Shoppers Drug Mart. It was my first time doing a makeup gig of that nature but it was super fun! As a makeup artist, it is truly an amazing feeling to genuinely rave about a product you actually love! I want to give a big shout out to Skye Tostowaryk who has been super sweet and amazingly generous to offer me these makeup gigs. I cannot thank you enough for all these fantastic opportunities! :)

So there you have it - I've been busy! And I have a busy month of December coming up with my own Christmas parties, gatherings, and shows. I also have makeup gigs booked for other people's Christmas parties & shows! My Christmas shopping is almost complete, our place is decorated for the holidays and I'm ready to take on the last of an absolutely amazing and successful year! I hope 2014 is just as amazing!

Thank you to all for being so loving and supportive as I explore a career in the makeup industry. I never thought it would go this far, but I'm sure glad it did :).

Much Love,
April
xo