Style Saturday- 31 January 2015

Back again with my style picks for this week!

1)  Essie Nail Polish

I love my Essie colours, and it is definitely one of my weaknesses. I have learned to somewhat control it, but only by not going anywhere that sells Essie. It is good quality polish, it doesn’t clump up or dry out quickly. I find them to be very vibrant colours. My favourite shades are Ballet Slippers, A-List, and Dressed to Kilt.
My advice? Use multiple thin coats (as per the Essie website). Doing 3-4 thin coats takes less time, and looks better than two gloopy coats. Also, use a good quality base coat to avoid staining your nails. Get rid of any nail polish more than two years old, it isn’t made to last infinitely.
2) Cobblestone Street Style Jacket, Modcloth
I bought this jacket in my final year of undergrad, and I love it! I wear it as a blazer and not a jacket, because it is too cold to wear this as a jacket much past September. It takes a bit of work to get the lapels to fall properly, and you do have to pay attention throughout the day. However, it is a unique look, and I like that it’s a little different but still maintains a classic look with the twill fabric. I have only bought a handful of things from Modcloth, I find I have to be picky. We get hit pretty hard for customs, so a $70 jacket can turn into $120 with shipping and customs. Pieces like this make it worth it, though!
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3) Harris Tweed Glasses Case, Ness
My mom and I visited Edinburgh for 2 short days, but it is a beautiful, historical city that I can only hope I will be lucky enough to visit again. I found this adorable little shop, Ness, with what I would call quintessentially Scottish clothes- lots of tartans and tweeds. I didn’t have much room to spare room in my suitcase, but I did get this perfect little glasses case. It’s cute and fun and a great souvenir, and every time I look at it, I am reminded of that trip.
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Until tomorrow,
The Historian!

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