Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Teacher Attire

I have two words to explain my absence. Ok, four.

Summer vacation.

Student teaching.

Ahhh student teaching has taken over my LIFE! My outfits lately? TEACHER ATTIRE FOR DAYS!! #skinnyarm 

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I have been obsessed with looking at watches lately. I'm still in love with my Michael Kors, but I'm in the market for something a little different. Have you every seen these beauties by Tissot? I'm in love with this watch with a gorgeous brown leather strap and rose gold detail! It's edgy and a little masculine but still really feminine with the rose gold. Love it! You can find more Tissot here!

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Friday, February 1, 2013

Beauty Buzz

I always get questions about my make up/beauty routine, so I thought write a post to share the skincare and cosmetics I use!

First off: Skincare. I've always had relatively good skin; prone to the odd pimple but nothing too serious. After a series of breakouts, I started using Proactiv, which worked really well for me. After my skin calmed down, I looked for a new skin regime - The wash, tone, moisturize trio worked well for me so I decided to stick with the same routine. For the last few months I've been using a combination of products with great results. I wash with Kiehl's Centella Skin-Calming Facial Cleanser for sensitive skin. I've never considered myself to have sensitive skin, but I love how gentle this cleanser is, and I've noticed it does a great job of reducing redness and irriation. Next, I tone with Sea Breeze Deep Clean Astringent on a cotton pad. Nothing fancy, but it's great for getting all those last traces of makeup of my face, and it gives a great cooling, tingling sensation. Lastly, I moisturize with Olay Active Hydrating Beauty Fluid. This moisturizer is on the thin side, which I like because I hate moisturizers that make me feel greasy. Days when I feel the grease coming on, I'll smooth on Proactiv's Daily Oil Control over my moisturizer - It does a great job of keeping the shine at bay under my makeup without drying out my skin.

On to my everyday makeup routine! For foundation, I mix BareMinerals original foundation in Golden Tan with BareMinerals READY in Medium Beige. Golden Tan was my summer color; I bought Medium Beige once fall hit but it turned out to be a touch too light. Mixing them gives me the perfect color. I contour my cheekbones, jawline, temples, and hairline with BareMinerals Warmth, then use a Nars Multiple Stick in Orgasm for blush. I always loves Nars regular blush in Orgasm, and the multiple stick is great because you get the same color but you can use it as an eye shadow or even a lipcolor. Nars is also the genius behind my signature winged eyeliner - their Eyeliner Stylo Pen in Carpates is almost like a thin marker, it makes doing the wing so easy, and the line so, so crisp. Nars has some really fantastic products, if you're a fan of liquid foundation over mineral, try Nars Sheer Glow Foundation - it has a "satin" finish that gives you that fresh, dewey look without looking greasy. Moving on - After lining my eyes, I fill in my brows with MAC eyeshadow in Embark. Filling in your brows, especially if they're light like mine, is so important! I really think it defines your face and brings out your eyes. Lastly, two coats of my favorite drugstore mascara - L'Oreal Extra Volume Collagen Mascara. Voilà my everyday face :)

Wearing: Cardigan from Nordstrom Rack, Scarf from Target, Earrings from Macy's. Looking for some hot diamonds jewellery to rival your CZ studs? Check out Shades of Time!

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Start fresh

Get the look: Blazer (similar) and boots (similar): Nordstrom Rack. Jeggings: Old Navy. Top: Guinness Storehouse, Ireland. 

It's that time of year when everyone is looking for new beginnings. I've got some new beginnings of my own - a new semester of school, a new haircut, and of course tons of new clothes from over the holiday season. I'm the queen of buying for myself as much, if not more, than for other people while gift shopping. Who can blame me, everything is on sale during the holiday season! And the only thing that beats holiday sales? Post holiday sales :D I may as well have stolen these gorgeous suede Sofft boots from Nordstrom Rack last week - I got them on clearance for $40! Now that is what I call a bargain. If you're in the market for the latest womens designer clothes for a steal, check out Morgan Clare's giant blowout sale! Another great site to check out for ladies designer clothing is My-Wardrobe.com. They've got clothes, bags and accessories from every designer from Michael Kors, to Burberry, to Vivienne Westwood!

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Monday, December 31, 2012

All In Black

Get the look: Jacket and top: Express, leggings: Target, Boots, Joyce Leslie (similar)

A year ago, if you asked my to describe my style, I probably would have said feminine with a retro twist. I was big into fit and flair dresses with cute cardigans and tights. Lately though, I've been drawn to edgier looks, like this all black ensemble I wore out with some friends recently. This moto jacket from Express has been an almost everyday wear for me these last few weeks. It looks good over everything! A pair of leggings, a tunic, and boots, and that's been my general look lately. I got these boots from Joyce Leslie, they were inexpensive, but their quality reflects that. I've been browsing around Cataluna, they have a nice selection of wide calf boots, as well as tons of plus size clothing. I've never bought purchased from them, can anyone speak for the quality?

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Date Night Unblogged

Get the look: Sweater dress (similar, similar), tights, Boots (similar), Necklaces, Watch

Another unblogged outfit for you guys today! I wore this out to dinner for a date this past weekend. I was so excited when I found this sweater dress at Nordstrom Rack while Christmas shopping. I think it's so unique with the wrap ties, which can be tied in the front or back for different looks. I like tying it in the front to define my waist and add a little extra detail. I paired it with opaque tights and boots to dress it down a little - I'd probably do sheer black tights and black pumps to dress it up.

I was a little stumped for accessories - I'm a chunky necklace sort of girl but with the waist tie it felt a little bit much. I decided to stick to a trio of delicate gold necklaces by Rachel Roy, and my Michael Kors watch and a few bangles. A good watch is such a staple, I wear mine almost every day ever since receiving it for my birthday this past March. Hsamuel Watches has a large selection, and many of them are on sale if you're in the market!

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Thursday, December 27, 2012


Sorry for the mirror pic (and the one you'll be seeing in the next few posts), but I did promise some Unblogged outfits! Here's a little something I put together for a night out in Astoria for some Greek music a few weeks back. I love this peplum top from H&M, but it often throws me for a loop as far as how to wear it. With denim I sometimes feel it's too much blue, with red bottoms, too matchy-matchy. I'm usually not such a fan of pairing navy blue with black, but I love the silhouette the peplum top creates with the jersey skirt. Anyone have other ideas of how to wear the top?


 By the way, do you see anything funky going on with the layout here on FataleFashion? Sometimes when I use Firefox it looks the the post background has gone transparent, but on IE it looks normal. I don't know how to fix it!

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Oh, hey

Man oh man have I been a blogging slacker lately!! Big thanks to reader Jennifer for calling me out on it and getting me back here :) Things have been super crazy for me, being back in school full time. I forgot how much work being a student is! But, at least my hard work has paid off so far, I've got at least one A so far, and am expecting three more! Fingers crossed!

Get the look: Trousers: Target, Top: H&M (similar), Scarf: Target (similar), Heels: Nordstrom Rack (similar), Necklace H&M (similar), Watch: Michael Kors

So, though I haven't really been sharing I have been dressing myself, promise! I wore this to observe a 5th grade class at a local middle school. Slacks are not usually my thing, I never even wore them when I worked in an office, but this pair from Target were a great color and fit really well, and I know they'll get some good use once I'm in the classroom regularly.

It's funny, there are two complete opposites to my style at the moment. My everyday looks have been getting much more edgy - I've been leaning towards putting together outfits that are a lot of black; I'm obsessed with mixing different textures of black together. Also, I hardly ever wear jeans anymore, I'm always in leggings and tunics for some reason. On the other hand, I'm trying to figure out ways to put together "teacher chic" looks, as I like to call it. Even though I'll need to dress conservatively as a teacher, I'm figuring out how to do it in a fun way!

I haven't had a chance to take full outfit photos in a while, so expect a few Unblogged mirror picture posts in the next few days!

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