Thursday, November 26, 2015

Christmas/Winter Wish List 2015

Christmas/Winter Wish List 2015

Christmas/Winter Wish List 2015 by adayinthelife featuring a turtleneck sweater

It's that time of year again! The time where I dream of sugar plum fairies and TopShop's latest new arrivals. Here's what I'm hoping is under the tree (or on sale at the end of year mark downs): 

Topshop petite dress

I love all of these woodland themed prints TopShop has on their website right now. I swear I could live in this dress. Perfectly casual, but also put together. 

Turtleneck sweater

I'm on my third re-watching of Gilmore Girls and I'm pretty sure I could recite it at this point. The girls are clearly infiltrating my brain and now I'm lusting after their staple of a white turtleneck (from L.L. Bean no less!) It may not be the most stylish store, not by a long shot, but it's good quality and in a larger size it'll look much more modern. And really how could I comfortable read a book underneath a tree on campus without it?

Zara navy blue pants

So I was lusting after traditional flare jeans, but after some thinking I may want to try a cropped version instead. They're much easier to find than ones that actually have the right length for someone whose 5'2'' and they're much more geared towards a lighter spring wardrobe. 

Tech accessory

With all the editing I've been doing lately this one just seems like a given. Darn you AP style for not worshiping the oxford comma. 

Dr. Martens 1460 Lace Low Boot

I've been eyeing these Dr. Martens for awhile, but it may be time for them to officially be in my closet. I've lost a bit of my love for knee length boots, and these could really get me through some snowy days. 

Highlight makeup

Like the Docs, I've been eyeing the Mary Lou Manizer for awhile, but when I saw the set I was like 'why not try them all!' A little crazy I'll admit, but they're so glittery and beautiful. 

Grace A Memoir

Another long term lust and I think it's about time for me to read this one. I'm taking my last English class this semester so I'll finally be able to hop on my TBR list starting with the wonderful Grace. 

Hope your getting into the holiday cheer,
xx Jasmine

Saturday, November 21, 2015

C'est Formidable: Stromae and Dressing For Concerts

I really enjoy dressing for concerts. A while back I came across photographer James Mollison's book The Disciples where he photographed fans at gigs who really embodied the look of the artist. After seeing just a few of the photos I fell in love with the idea of dressing to match the artist your seeing. The photos include several replicas of famous outfits, but I'm more drawn to the interpretation where you can see a little bit of the fan in it as well. 
I wore this outfit to the Stromae concert at Madison Square Garden in October. Being able to see him live was amazing, and I still can't quite believe it happened. He is incredible and you should check him out even if you don't speak french. I took a lot of my inspiration from his video for Papautai. The dancers are dressed in rather simple outfits that are very colorful.  This whole album was filled with a lot of bold patterns, so that had to make an appearance, and of course you can't forget his signature fun socks. It was a nice surprise to see other fans coming out in patterned socks, bow ties, and cardigans galore. 

Au revoir, 
xx Jasmine 
P.S. I promise these are the last rough, dorm outfit photos. Pictures of NYC to come soon. 

Dressed in: H&M top (super old similar here), Asos skirt (similar), target socks, G.H. Bass shoes 

Bjork - Hammersmith Apollo, London 10th & 14th April 2008

Arctic Monkey - Brixton Academy, London 27th April 2006

Bob Dylan - Brixton Academy, London 22nd December 2005

All of these photos are Mollison's. More can be seen Here.

I was far away but here are some photos I took in between screaming and crying. 

Janelle Mone opened and stole a little of my heart starting off with a cover of Prince's Let's Go Crazy

During Tous Les Meme

During Formidable 

Sunday, November 8, 2015

School Punk

Here's a really quick outfit post from when I dipped into my goth side for a Rudimental concert. It's quite different from when I used to dress "goth/scene" in middle school (that mostly consisted of black tee shirts, skinny jeans, and lots of my bangs in my face.) Mostly, for this outfit, I was just attracted to wearing my sweater vest I'd usually make very preppy in a completely different way. Dark purple lipstick can pull out some interesting styles out of me. 

xx Jasmine 

Dressed in: Forever21 sweater vest (similar), Brandy Melville jeans, ASOS boots, CoverGirl Star Wars lipstick 

P.S. I wrote a review of the show. Check it out Here

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Happy Halloween

My roommate and I were stuck for this Halloween. The Brooklyn Bazaar, which we loved so much last year, lost their space so there was no party this year. Unfortunately for college kids who don't want to spend a lot of money, don't like college parties, and are not 21 (1 more year!) we were out of luck. So instead we had a Halloween day in. We got some Starbucks, ordered Chinese take out, and proceeded to do a bunch of makeup tutorials just for fun while listening to spooky playlists on 8tracks. As girls who don't mind in the least staying in it was a lot of fun. 
I opted to do a half skeleton face and it was so difficult. I used Pollyanne B's tutorial on Youtube and it was pretty easy to follow along, but she is much more skilled than I am. Though it's not perfect, I still think it came out pretty cool. 
Next up was the new Harley Quinn look. This is not my favorite Harley look, but I wanted something pretty easy and light after taking all that black liner off my face (this sheet mask saved my skin afterwards.) I used Pixiwoo's tutorial by Nic and it was really fun and playful makeup to put on. It's not hard to see why it was the costume of the year. 
A Halloween in isn't so bad with coffee, good food, and, of course, Hocus Pocus. 

Stay Spooky,
xx Jasmine