I'm sure I've mentioned that I'm a huge devotee of the Luck Be a Lady dresses that ModCloth carries. They're made by a UK-based brand, Closet, and they are among my most versatile dresses. This newest version is the 5th one I own (oops); the red and purple versions I have are my go-to audition dresses, and then I have an autumnal plaid and a springy print version as well. But since this saturated spearmint color is a favorite of mine (and I had a coupon to boot), I managed to justify getting this one. My dear friend Ashley recently styled hers on her blog, and it reminded me that I had yet to wear mine!
Until last weekend, I hadn't much felt like getting dolled up at all. I'd spent the last couple of weeks in grubby clothes and not putting on much makeup or doing my hair. To be honest, it was a nice break, but I'm glad to be feeling more like myself again. I mentioned in a recent post that I had gone to a dermatologist in an effort to get my skin cleared up, and so far, what I'm doing seems like it's had a positive effect on my skin. Although I still wouldn't feel at all okay about going barefaced to a social event, the nice thing is that my skin has definitely calmed down quite a bit -- and that means I can wear way less makeup, since I don't have to cover up as many imperfections! I used to have to wear a ton of liquid foundation, concealer and powder to hide blemishes and redness, but now I'm able to dust on some BareMinerals powder concealer and foundation (which isn't anywhere near as heavy as what I had been wearing) and feel great about the end result. It's still in the beginning stages, but I hope it'll just get better from here!