photos by: Shirley Wu
I love vintage inspired pieces and I get so excited when I find them! Busting out my Jeffrey Campbell Cap Toe Pumps to wear with these amazinggggg high waisted cat print shorts. Fashion always comes full circle and these 40s inspired shorts are the way to do it!
top: American Apparel
shorts: re:named Cat Print High Rise Shorts
shoes: Jeffrey Campbell ‘Toma’ Cap Toe Pump
sunglasses: kate spade new york ‘amaras’ 55mm sunglasses
photography by: Shirley Wu
top: Devlin Ribbed Peplum Bustier
photography by: david wai
I recently purchased this floral dress from one of my favorite Short North boutiques, Substance. Unfortunately, Substance is saying farewell to Columbus and is closing shop near the end of June due to the owner’s relocation to South Carolina.
The store has been a long standing figure in the Short North fashion scene. I always loved visiting Substance for its collection of fair trade clothing, indie contemporary labels, and features of local Columbus designers and artists.
Hurry in before they’re gone. Their entire store is marked down at a steep discount, so be sure to pop in their store at 783 N. High St. to say goodbye! You can also shop their website shopsubstance where everything is currently 40% off.
So here’s my gripe on bronzers:
1. Many bronzers end up looking too orange on the skin.
2. I don’t want to bronze my face!
I know that sounds weird. Why buy a bronzer if you don’t want to bronze your face?
It’s a rough life for us round faced girls. I can’t complain much though, roundness gives a youthful, playful appearance — which I totally take full advantage of. But you know, sometimes a chiseled jaw line and defined cheekbones is a nice look as well. For some reason, finding a product that creates natural shadows around the face, rather than a large streak of oompa orange is hard to come by. After years of searching, I think I’ve found it!
Let me introduce you all to NARS’ Contour Blush .
Nars Contouring Blush in Paloma
L: Highlight R: Contour
Introduced in 2014, these Contouring blushes have become a new addition to Nars’ permanent collection. These blushes come as a duo powder — a light highlight and a darker contour. This range is available in three shades, the lightest Olympia (Ivory/Rose), medium Paloma (Pink Beige/Deep Rose) and the darkest Gienha (Honey/Amber).
I am roughly an NC 25-30, depending on the season. Usually, I consider myself pretty light so I was going to hit up that lightest shade, but the woman at the Nars counter advised me to get the medium shade Paloma (which turned out perfect).
Both the highlight and contouring shades have a sheer matte finish, which is great for giving allusion of shadows. The powder does lean more on the sheer side, but it is buildable. What I love most is the gorgeous rosy tint this contour has. Let’s all say goodbye to orange! It creates such a natural finish, which I am absolutely down for!
contour shade applied to cheekbones, jawline and temples
So what do you think? Give this blush a try for that natural sculpted finish! Available here at Nordstrom.
photography by: david wai
So excited to share this amazing shirt dress with you all! It’s a sleeveless striped dress by JOA with an interesting tie front detail that keeps things casual and fun. While I was looking for items to match the dress, there was a grand opening of a new Nordstrom Rack location, and I went a little crazy. I got this Paige acid washed denim jacket and these Burberry shoes both at a discounted price! The Rebecca Minkoff bag was also from the rack at a different point in time. Love me a great deal :]
wearing (product links highlighted)
dress: JOA Tie Front Back Cutout Stripe Shirtdress
bag: Rebecca Minkoff ‘MAC Clutch’ Crossbody Bag
shoes: burberry (nordstrom rack stores)