Darby Ikat romper from Anthropologie | size small
Ishvara Ibiza sandals
Dannijo necklace | sold out
Admonish custom leather tote
Okay, so I had pretty much decided to get rid of this romper/jumpsuit after the last time I wore it because I felt pretty MDAL. Comfortable MDAL, but still…I don’t know why I let “my age” determine what I should wear (I’ve never done that before), but that combined with the fact that it’s kind of a pain for bathroom breaks led me towards wanting to sell it. But today I saw it hanging there still in my closet and decided to throw it on. I’m keeping it. Have I mentioned how hot it is here? It’s nice to be able to wear clothes, but still feel like you’re not wearing clothes, know what I mean? And f*** dressing “for my age”.
Anyway…I’ve been trying a lot of makeup lately after running low on my Bobbi Brown skin foundation. I really wanted to try something new, since I’d been using that for a while, and wasn’t completely happy with the coverage. I did try the Bobbi Brown moisture rich foundation and I hated it – the coverage was good, but it felt like my face was caked with makeup. And it smelled funny. Since I was desperate for something, I just re-purchased the skin foundation in a slightly darker shade, and am really happy with it; I’ve layered more on my cheeks for more coverage, and the darker color helps. And it literally feels like I’m not wearing ANYTHING on my face, which is perfect.
Then, I forgot that I wanted to try the Amore Pacific Color Control cream and it is BRILLIANT. So I got that too. I really love this – the coverage is good, it feels great going on, and like my BB skin foundation feels like I have nothing on. And it imparts a nice dewey look to my skin. I alternate between my BB and this, but I think generally I’ll save the Amore Pacific compact for travel, because it’s in a nice case for that.
And because I’m a junkie, and wanted to try more, today I’m wearing Giorgio Armani Maestro, which I was so ridiculously excited to try, but not super-excited now that it’s on. It’s really good, and I like the coverage and that it feels like nothing on, but it’s not better than the Bobbi Brown skin foundation. It’s different, because it feels more like a primer than a foundation, which is good for coverage and matte finish (I don’t wear powder with it, which I like). But I have some hourglass primer left that I can use under my BB foundation and achieve the same affect I think. No need to purchase YET ANOTHER foundation, thank goodness I just got a sample.
I’ve also started using the Bobbi Brown corrector under my eyes in light peach and I think that has made a WORLD of difference. I have used Laura Mercier concealer off and on under my eyes, but a lot of the time I don’t use anything, but just the corrector dabbed on, on top of the Bobbi Brown eye cream seems to wake up my face a lot.
FINALLY – I’ve been using this Givenchy cheek/lip balm all the time lately and love the glow it gives my cheeks (I’m wearing it right now, can you tell?). A little goes a VERY long way, but I love the color it imparts, and that it never actually dries all the way. If you put too much on, you’re in trouble, because it will feel greasy and heavy on, and your hair will stick to it, but just a teeny bit works well and keeps my cheeks nice and dewey all day 😉
I’m going to quit buying new makeup now, I mean enough is enough! But I’m on this weird quest for perfection lately…in everything…but I’m not sure I’ll know it when I see it. Or even why “perfection” is necessary.
On that note, have a wonderful weekend!!!!!
Kim McLeod says
You look fresh and lovely with your Bobbi Brown makeup! I am a fan 🙂 and you look lovely in the outfit, too! Many thanks! Kim
MDAL? You look cute.
mutton dressed as lamb. not to be confused with MILF 😉
OK. I was thinking “middle aged lady” but a. it doesn’t make sense and b. you are nowhere near middle age!
You look great Grech. Take it from this 58 year old, you are no MDAL.
I love a feature they do in Harper’s Bazaar called “Great at Any Age”. I am always surprised by the wardrobe choices they make for women in their 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. It’s inspired me to be more daring and forward thinking.
I recently told my 23 year old daughter (who never minces words) that I was thinking of dressing more conservatively now that I am approaching 60. She was horrified!
I was actually thinking along the lines of Ann Demeulemeester and Rei Kawakubo, so I guess I have a pretty elastic definition of conservative.
if that’s conservative, count me in 🙂
maybe more “sharp” and minimal? I’m not sure how to describe Ann Demeulemeester and Rei Kawakubo..essentially, the designs are conservative, but edgy and interesting. always pushing boundaries, but in a generally subtle way. so definitely not classic, but perhaps conservative. interesting food for thought!!
Jae Young says
I have to say, I normally have a no romper rule for all adults, or really anyone over the age of 10, but this romper is SO flattering on you, I am glad you kept it 🙂
haha! i’m glad i kept it too, but in general i agree with your rule!!!