Normally I never start dressing until at least late October, but this year I was given the opportunity to start in August, a very hot August.
The summer here in South Eastern Ontario was brutally hot, so even though I had the opportunity to dress, it was too sweltering to do so most times. I tried, I really tried to dress on some of the warm days not wanting to waste the time that I had, but in 25-degree heat, I was sweating again after even having a cold shower and foundation does not apply well at all on a sweaty face.
But now that fall is starting to creep in and the days and nights are getting cooler it’s way better. And with the extra time I have had in this seasonal transition period I have been heading out of doors for some better picture taking. I was able to head out last weekend and get some pictures of myself in the beginning of the layering/sweater weather season.
I started with working on my makeup, using mostly products from the Maybelline Fit Me lines I have been picking up. I am really, really loving the Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation in Buff Beige (130). The coverage is awesome and the match is what I have been dreaming of. I was also trying out the Maybelline Master Blush Color and Highlight kit. This is the first time I have really used a highlighter and I really liked how it turned out, just an extra little POP.
For my lips, I used some Maybelline Color Sensation lipstick in Blissful Berry (410), it’s a gorgeous berry shade but does not really show up great because my cameras are not the greatest. I spent a lot of extra time on my eyes this time and used my Covergirl Trunaked Dazed palette which has some really striking colors in it if you are trying to make a statement.
So after I had my makeup all done I decided to start casual with just a pair of jeans and a few tops and get a bit dressier from there. The first top is longer with slits on both sides. It’s hard to tell from the pictures but it has a red metallic thread woven throughout the top which gives it a really nice look.
I first tried A infinity sweater. I think these were popular about 5-6 years ago but I have not seen any recently. It looked okay, but with the ammount of extra fabric this piece has it’s probably easier just to get a basic top and a scarf.
I then moved onto a knee length cardigan which I think is my favorite look of all. I love how this sweater trails behind you in the wind when you walk. With the extra large holes in the knit, I doubt it would be the warmest but it lookes nice.
I changed from the shimmery top to a sleeveless wrap top with a ruffle. This is more of a summer top but with the right sweater it could be a bright pick me up into the cooler fall. I paired it with a black ruffled bolero.
I moved on from the tops and pants and tried a dress that I had purchased back at the start of 2016 but have not worn a lot. It’s long sleeved, so it’s perfect for cooler weather and the fabric is a bit heavier. It has a slit up the leg on the left side. With the long sleeves I would not wear a sweater with this but I may try and pick up a shawl to go along with it
So there are some of my fall picks. I am sure as the weather gets cooler andI still have some decent time outside I will have some more posts to throw up.
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