Friday, May 18, 2012

One Item, Two Looks

One Item, Two Looks




Y'all have probably realized by now that I like to take a single item and create multiple looks around it. This time I picked a pair of mint shorts and created two looks. Since I am not quite tired of the pastel trend yet, I went in that direction for both looks. 

The first look is casual but still slightly dressier than its counterpart. The lace collar and high heel give this would-be casual look a bit of elegance. Since color blocking is not limited to bright or primary colors, I decided to use a pink clutch in the first look.

The second look is a bit more casual and has an 'edgy' vibe to it. The spike earrings and studded clutch give this look a slightly harder feel. (Which I think looks cool against a soft color palette.) Even the shoes have embellishment around the ankle straps to give this look more texture.

Of course I would wear both of these looks. Which is your favorite?

                                                    * Product Review *

I love to change my beauty products every now and then. For the longest time I was using an eyeshadow primer by Mary Kay. It was fine but when I ran out, I went to Ulta to find something else. As you know, there are tons of primers out there but I picked up  Urban Decay's Eyeshadow Primer Potion.

Unlike my last primer, this primer is actually flesh colored. I squeeze out a tiny amount (a little bit goes a long way) and dab over my entire lid. I like to wait a minute or two to let it dry before I apply my shadow.

I really love this primer. I've noticed that when I use it, my shadow seems to look vibrant and it really pops. Using this primer also helps to keep my shadow in place all day. The other day I put my make-up on around 6:30 in the morning, worked out (yes, I wear make-up to work out), and by 8:00 that night it was still vibrant looking.

I wish I could tell you how long I have had it. I want to say that I have had it for at least a year. (It could actually be longer but I'm just not sure.) Let's just say that it lasts a long time and I think it is completely worth your money.

27 comments:

  1. Cute! Love those mint shorts, both outfits are very spring-y :)

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  2. I just got a sample of that primer in my beauty insider gift from Sephora. I'm really looking forward to trying it now!

    XO
    http://justasmalltowngirlblog.blogspot.com

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  3. You know, each of these "1 item, 2 looks" posts gets me! I love each outfit you create! And now I think I need mint shorts.
    I use the Urban Decay Primer Potion and LOVE IT!

    Hannah Tattoos and Pearls

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  4. Ahh, those mint shoes are so cute! I really need to get myself a pair of color shorts.

    I used to use the UD primer but I found it very hard to blend eyeshadows over it. It works well for a single eyeshadow though. I'm cheap and I've been using my tinted moisturizer as an eyelid primer.

    -Sharon
    Enter my Giveaway!

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  5. Both really great ways to incorporate pastels!

    http://bridgetmarowski.blogspot.com

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  6. Thank you for the sweet comment and for introducing me to your blog! I'm your newest follower, I hope you'll reciprocate!

    http://houndstoothandhighheels.blogspot.com

    xo, S

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  7. I love mint shorts and love both of these looks! Have a great weekend Amy!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  8. wauw beautiful clothes

    justlovetheonewholovesyou.blogspot.com

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  9. That mint color is so beautiful! I love that first look, those shoes are great :)

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  10. I love that you just posted this -- I have some mint shorts and I've been having a hard time being inspired about what to wear them with besides white & some blues. I pinned this IMMEDIATELY! :)

    Just found your blog-- now following!

    -Ashley
    whatisatwist.blogspot.com

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  11. I love the mint shorts! Gorgeous :)

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  12. I love mint but I haven't bought anything in that color yet. I saw this lovely dress at H&M but it was a bit too see through for me. I love the idea of using one piece for multiple looks.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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  13. I'd totally wear BOTH look! Cute!

    And I use Urban Decay's primer also - love it :)

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  14. This is exactly what I"m trying to do with my own wardrobe right now...take an item and make multiple outfits!

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  15. love both, but I vote #2 ... because I adore flats. ;)

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  16. LOVE both of your outfit pics! Those shorts are great. And I've heard good things about Urban Decay lid primer. I use Smashbox Photo Finish primer and love it but I'll have to give Urban Decay a try when I'm done with mine! Check out my Fab Friday Beauty Tip if you get some time today! Have a great weekend.

    xoxo,
    Rachael
    www.rachaelkhawkins.blogspot.com

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  17. so glad you stopped by my blog! i love yours!

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  18. such nice pairings! love both x

    www.beckspick.com

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  19. I heart all of the mint!!
    Brett

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  20. These outfits are gorgeous! Pastels are beautiful.

    xoxo
    Meera

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  21. Agh, I just love everything about pastels!

    Wida
    Missing Amsie Blog

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  22. what an amazing job you did. they look like completely different outfits. love the color tones, and they are both outfits i'd totally wear. :)

    have a great wknd!



    xoxo
    jasmine
    AdamAlexMommy

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  23. those mint shorts are precious, especially paired with the lace-collared top! i would wear both of these outfits - beautiful! happy weekend :)

    - l

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  24. I love those mint shorts!! Both of the outfits are something I would wear!! :)

    p.s. I hope you will check out mine fashion blog too,
    if you have time! :)

    Much love,
    The Cabinet Of Fashion blog

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  25. love love love those mint shorts! giving me shopping ideas...haha!


    xoxo from nyc & http://www.the-beautiful-things.com

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