I’ve been working hard to get at least 5 posts up a week. I wasn’t always able to do so before because of my list of work responsibilities coupled with parenting, life and home management didn’t allow me to be as consistent as I would have liked. theArtMuse was a side side hustle, as I worked at night writing articles for other sites. But my goal is to turn this into my everyday content driven work of art. I want to share every thing I’ve learned and all I’m experiencing in this crazy life we live. That includes my style journey. With every year that goes by, I change and so does my personal style. Just a couple of years ago, I have loved my shorts short and my dresses tight. I mean, I still love all that stuff. This Latina will be showing off her curves for as long as she can, but I’ve definitely been embracing different silhouettes a lot more, like this bell sleeve floral duster.
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As you know, I love jumpsuits. I think they’re chic, flattering and are great for taking the guess work out of “what am I going to wear?”. Well, my friends, I found a new love. Looks like kimonos or anything kimono-esque is my new obsession. Birds and fauna on flowy fabrics? Yes, yes and yes.
But at the core of all these phases, lives a chick who loves her rock music, contemporary art and a whole lot of comfort. How does that translate in my clothes? Simple. Touches of leather, shades of black and fabrics that aren’t constricting – all under the umbrella of chic and edgy. Sometimes I play with color, different silhouettes or prints but for the most part I know what makes me feel good. And that took a lot of trial and error, and many fashion mistakes (like denim with pink embroidered flowers because the 90s).
Posting an Instagram or writing a blog post seems trivial to me right now, but I need to get back into the swing of things. It’s been a rough week. The election results hit me like a ton of bricks, and every time I turn on the news it just seems like there’s one bad announcement after another. I have so much I want to say, but I’m exhausted by all of it. I’m still processing what happened and what this all means as a Latina mother and woman.
It’s very easy to get sucked into the news and the conversations that everyone’s talking about, but I’m slowly trying to find the balance between making a difference, shutting off the noise and resuming where I left off before November 8th.
I was hoping to photograph the jumpsuit I wore to #WeAllGrowMIA when I was there (the space was adorable), but that did not happen. Apparently my body can no longer handle heat and humidity because I was already a mess an hour into the event. My hair went up as the sweat poured down my face, leaving no evidence that I had gotten up at 4am for hair and makeup. Los Angeles weather has spoiled me down to the core.
I think I may just start wearing jumpsuits all the time. During my recent trip to Philly, I was called the queen of jumpsuits after it was noted that I pretty much wore a different one for every occasion. I will totally own that. I think jumpsuits are perfect for travel. They take up very little space in your suitcase, they’re easy to iron, styling them only takes a few minutes and they can be worn with heels or flats.
We get so caught up in the day to day, we forget that there are so many things to do and places to stay right in our backyard. Sure. Staycations and family trips can cost a pretty penny and it’s much easier to just stay home or do something quick locally … But I find that investing in memories and experiences is far more important than collecting “things.” I would rather spend more on a weekend trip or a little day trip indulgence with my guys than to be wasteful during the week. I was never one for buying a bunch of items anyway. As much as I love clothes, I love a good sale even better. I would much rather spend my dollars worth on things that will give me a return in value and peace of mind.
Leave it to me to come up with a look that will make my Thanksgiving feasting convenient. I focus on the eyes so if my lip color fades (yes, from eating), I will still look put together. I wear lose fitting clothes as opposed to my staple pencil skirt because I am usually cooking something (and because comfort) so I wear an outfit that can go from the kitchen to the table like this patterned jumpsuit.
I was sent a few goodies from Urban Decay and L’Oreal Paris that was perfect for an all-natural Fall look for Thanksgiving. And when I say Thanksgiving, I’m not talking about a huge Rockwellian dinner. Not everyone has that. This look is for anyone who likes a delicate all-natural look this time of year and looking for a more earth-tone palette for their upcoming plans. Whether you’re spending it alone, with family (large/small), with friends, on Skype (I’ve had those) or not doing the hype at all … You won’t regret dolling up to celebrate the blessings we have around us. To get your look started, make sure you exfoliate and moisturize to prepare your face for the awesome foundation that is L’Oreal Paris’s Visible Lift Blur. It feels like silk. Oh, and you will also love Urban Decay’s Naked Illuminated powder but more on that in bit.
Like I said, I plan on cooking and eating so I want my makeup to be natural with a bit more emphasis on the eyes. The Urban Decay Naked2 Basics eyeshadow palette is perfect for this. Two or three colors are fine for creating a complete look or you can go shadow-happy like I did. There are so many pretty colors to play with, you really cannot go wrong. I did a lot of combining and blending starting with the lighter shade (Skimp) on the brow bone and the inner corners of my eyes. I combined the second and third shade (Stark and Frisk) and applied it on my eye lids. This first step already drastically brightens up your eyes (you can see the steps in this tutorial). I used the fourth color (Cover) and started blending from the middle of my lid to the end of my eye and created a cat look effect. I used the 5th color (Primal) to blend Cover throughout the crease of my eye. I used the Skimp color again and slightly dabbed it onto the center of my eye lid to create the illusion of light and depth (something I’ve always done in my portraits). The final touch was the darkest color (Undone). I used this to darken the edges. I lined my eyes with Chanel’s Eye liner duo powder and used L’Oreal’s Voluminous Miss Manga. All you need to do next is apply L’Oreal Paris’s Visible Lift Blur Blush and their Tender Me Mauve lip color. Since your dinner is probably burning by now, set your makeup with that Naked Illuminated by Urban Decay I mentioned above. I love it, love it. And if you’re doing a candle-lit dinner for two … Your skin will look amazing.
If you want a bit more drama (your personal style is the only drama that is acceptable during the holidays), try Urban Decay’s Fast, Easy and Sexy partial false lashes (Yay! No more trimming). These may have convinced me to wear false lashes more often. I just don’t like the fuss of applying them and the shadow I see when they’re on (I really just can’t ignore that they’re there). But half lash? Simple to apply? Now, we’re talking.
Hope you’re all having an amazing week!