Sunday, May 6, 2012

Wedding Bells Are Ringing

Curtains no shoes
A Vegas Wedding
No, not mine, silly!  I went to Vegas for the weekend for my cousin's wedding.  It wasn't how I imagined--a fat Elvis as the priest and the smell of cigarettes in the air--it was normal!  Lights were strung around the courtyard and they got married in a gazebo!  A GAZEBO!  It all looked very fairy tale and lovely.  My cousin was crying as she walked down the aisle.  Too cute. 

I wore a lace dress my sister bought me from H&M and had her do my nails to match.  We used Essie's "Topless and Barefoot" shade and then did a graduated glitter on the tips.  All in all, it was a really fun event.  Thanks, Nikki, for taking these photos of me!

Curtain with shoes

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Beach with my Beeches


Grey Days
I had my Spring Break recently and my friends wanted to spend some of it in Santa Barbara to party hard.  We partied...moderately.  HA!  Anyway, they decided that it'd be fun to go to the beach.  Little did we know it was FREEZING out.  My little stick legs were trembling with cold.  No one was at the beach.  It was grey, cloudy, and sad.  Shorts were a bad idea.

Beach Glasses
Beach No Glasses

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Tea Time


Ladies and Tea

Half Body Portrait
Let Them Eat Cake
It's been warm and blustery lately in Los Angeles, meaning it's the perfect weather for tea!  My beautiful cousin, Elaine, recently got engaged and held a tea party in LA.  We were served a slew of different kinds of teas and given platters of cute tea sandwiches, scones, desserts and gossip (Mmm!  My favorite).  Played lots of cute bridal shower games--none of which I won.  But by the end I moaned about getting second place so much they gave me a centerpiece of flowers.  Haha!

Knew there was going to be quite a bit of walking, so I wore my comfy heels today.  I like them because they go well with my  current go-to summer dress.  Wore minimal makeup because I wanted a light, youthful look (AKA I was lazy).  My lovely sisters took all these photos, so a big thanks to them!  And excuse the awkward posing.  I'll get that whole "nonchalant, looking off into the distance, pretending to walk" pose down soon.  But for now, you get awkward smiles!


Sunday, April 8, 2012

Good Morning, Starshine!

Cat lady.

The Earth Says Hello!
Hello, everybody!  I'm an old blogger with a new blog, so I'll just do a quickie introduction.

My name is Torie and I'm a 20 year old geeky girl with an insatiable appetite for bad television and good books. I'm studying as an English major right now at university and I aspire to be a writer of fictional novels that capture the hearts of Oprah and of America!

In the meantime, I'm going to blog about my life, my ventures into beauty, fashion, and most importantly, food. I'm absolutely terrible at beauty and fashion, but that's what blogging is for--looking back at my terrible beauty/fashion decisions and learning from them. And I'm sure you've already seen a million blogs of girls being beautiful, knowing how to perfectly apply makeup and exactly what shoes to wear with what outfit, so I'm pitching a brand new blog to you--a clueless girl who doesn't know how to do anything!  Laugh with me or laugh at me, as I try to learn to be lovely!

Here's a sneak peek at my life as of recently.

Collage 2
Recently, I learned how to apply falsies!  I don't know if the ones I bought are knock-off Ardell lashes or not because I bought them at this beauty supply warehouse, but whatever!  They make it look like I actually have long, luscious lashes, so I love putting them on when I'm not lazy.  I bought another pair of actual Ardell lashes at a non-warehouse (ha!), but when I apply them my eyes look lopsided and droopy.  So sad.  Those are kind of just sitting in my room, untouched, unused, and unloved.

I've also been practicing eyeshadows with my UD Naked palette, but the other day I put it on and I looked like I got punched in the face.  My boyfriend laughed at me!  So I'm watching tutorials and drawing out little diagrams for myself to practice on.  One day I will master it, and when that day comes, it will be glorious.  In the meantime, if you know of any good video tutorials, comment and send them my way!  Self-induced black eyes don't look good on me!

xoxo Torie