for this season it's all about bold and versatile! during these times of need its best to pick clothing & accessories that go with everything and get you a good bang for your buck! but then the challenge becomes: stand out against the crowds.
just last weekend i was painting my fingers and tootsies for a party. i decided on a warm summer favorite for my toes: 'capri by essie. it's a bright orange that doesn't quite scream. it coordinates perfectly with my new tory burch hot pink flip-flops and matches the orange detail on the sole (no, my foot doesn't cover all of it.. some peeks out around my toes). (ps- got my flippies at century 21 for only $24.95!) but, more importantly, that night the bold orange looked totally fab against the white sandals i was sporting to the party. a great choice that really popped (in my mind) but then lead to weird looks and a line of questioning from my mother.. "what are you wearing that hideous color for?!" well, mom, if you must know "because its bold and bright. it's a color that flatters my pale skin until i find time to lay out for a tan. and i'm 22, so i can get away with it even if you don't like it." problem solved.
on to the fingers.. gosh, i should really upload a photo of my outfit from the party to show here. but since i'm posting via blackberry on the train, not happening this moment. moving on..
lately i have been feeling white for the fingers. a thick, opaque white that is completely unexpected in daily routine. unfortunately when i brought this idea to fruition the end result was not what i had imagined. maybe i needed a new 'marshmallow' by essie or perhaps that paint job requires the expertise of a manicurist. either way, it was not working out for me. so i began venturing my mothers polish cabinet. alas, i found treasure! a classic essie hue, something my mother has been wearing for years.. waltz. it offered a thin white paint that coated my nails fabulously! it's hard to explain this color other than "thin". it has no tint of pink and it's not translucent.. it's just, thin.
in the end.. an award winning combo that i've donned for about a week now.
another killer combo - hot pink and orange. i blogged about these lacquers a year or so ago, and i have to admit, it is still totally in!