When someone asks you to go to a Rihanna concert, you don’t hesitate. That’s precisely what I did when my friend Jackie told me that Rihanna’s concert would be corresponding with my trip to Boston. In usual fashion, I painstakingly spend the weeks leading up planning my ensemble. Fortunately for me, I had already placed my order for this lace up dress
long before I said yes to the concert. If Rihanna could see me, I think she’d approve of my outfit wholeheartedly.
Now, lets talk about the actual concert. I wanna start by saying that Rihanna was incredible. There’s absolutely no denying that. She knows how to entertain and her energy filled the entire stadium, which isn’t an easy task. But damn, was the concert a huge bummer. From the second Jackie and I grabbed our seats, it was drama packed. Maybe I’m just too old and senile to really fit in with the young folk these days.
All things considered, the night wasn’t a complete bust. The second Rihanna came out (she opened with Stay and looked phenomenal!) I forget about everything. I’m an even bigger Rihanna fan now!
Leather jacket: Forever21
Ring: Old Navy
Lipstick: Avenue by Colourpop
2015 was a wild ride and I truly cannot believe we’re in 2016 already. It feels really strange to even type that! I’ve had so many ups and downs this past year but I really am thankful for so many things. I’ve developed deeper connections with some of my closet friends, met some of my favourite people for the first time IRL, pushed myself to get through tough times and really took a hard look at myself and where I need to improve. Although I can hardly say I’m 100% better and happier than I was at the start of the year, I’m doing better than I was. And I just feel more capable, too. My biggest goal every year has been paying more attention to this blog but each attempt has been pretty pathetic, to be honest. At least I won’t have to make that one of my biggest goals for 2016. I’ve been devoting a lot more time to myself, my blog and my youtube channel and it feels pretty dang great!
I didn’t really do anything specular for NYE but I was able to spend it with two very important people in my life; my boyfriend and my dear friend Hayley. Although our night was very lowkey, I couldn’t pass up the chance to get dressed up. My mother always told me that the way you spend your NYE will be the theme of your year, so I spent it in style. I’ve had this one sleeve dress for ages now, I’d say at least a year and my original plan was wearing this for the Nutcracker. I’ve been dying to find a place to wear it since and I really do think it was the perfect little number for NYE. At first I wasn’t really sold on this dress for me but now that I’m looking at these photos, I’m truly in love. The see-through detailing on this dress is divine, an added little bit of sexiness that I couldn’t really pass up when I originally bought it. I’m all for subtle sexiness these days, which is a huge difference than my usual mile of cleavage.
Let’s talk about my blue glitter eyes because I spent weeks thinking about doing this makeup. I’d say it was one of the key reasons I even bothered to get myself ready to begin with. A very long time ago I bought a bunch of glitter from BH cosmetics with the intention of using them but I just had no idea how to work with it. Now that my makeup game has improved I’m making it my mission to use all of the glitter colours that I own. I was really nervous about doing an entirely blue lid. I’m a sucker for natural colours and I’ve never played with bright colours before. I really think this paid off, though! If you’re interested in this look, please do let me know in the comments below!
With all that being said, i hope you all had a wonderful and happy NYE!
Earrings – Old Navy
Shoes – Thrifted
1) Rebdolls “Hit the Runway” Dress
I’m fucking swooning so hard over this. Its black, its form fitting and look at those sleeves!!! I’ve also been dying to make a rebdolls purchase for ages now. Should I? Oh god, I should!!!
2) Too Faced Le Grand Châteu
Can you NOT Too Faced? I really, really don’t want to go broke this Christmas but you’re making it really hard for me. This holiday addition set has my name written all over it.
Who am I kidding? I want these every day of the week but damn could I ever go for a big bowl of poutine right now..
4) Too Faced Love Flush
Too faced just knows what they’re doing when it comes to packaging, don’t they? Every damn thing they make gets me right in the aesthetic. I’ve heard these little blushes are pretty good too but I’m fairly certain I might want this purely for the looks
5) Instyler Rotating Iron
How the hell did I just hear about this magic??? I spent probably a full hour watching numerous people test out this curling iron on youtube and I’m floored. Do yourself a favour and google the hell outta this thing!
If you’d like to see more “things I want thursday” posts please do let me know in the comment below!