Thursday, May 19

drapey, slouchy, glittery


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Guys! Where have I been? What has been happening? Why was I gone for so long?

Collective deep breath. I will tell you what I've been up to – or rather, I'll show you what I've been up to.

I was sick on Monday, which doesn't exactly put me in the blogging mood. Luckily, it wasn't anything an entire day of sleeping, Harry Potter-reading, and tea-drinking couldn't fix.

On Tuesday, I was in the Toyota Center, screaming out the words to "Wanted Dead or Alive" in the vain hope that maybe Jon Bon Jovi would hear my glorious tone-deaf voice soaring over the chorus of other tone-deaf voices, and that he'd then point at me and say, "You there! In the nosebleed section, with the voice that could give a manatee a headache! You should be in my band!" (That didn't happen, though, much to my chagrin.)

Then Wednesday crept up and I just plain old forgot to update.

But now I'm back, frizzy hair and all!

dress, modcloth
cardigan, j.crew
tights, xhilaration
vara pumps, salvatore ferragamo
half-slip, anthropologie
polish, clear base + milani's "disco lights" + sally hansen's "strobe light"
belt, mom's

I put my hair up after looking at these photos because I was creeping dangerously into "bobblehead" territory with that poofy, unruly mane. Sigh. My haircut this weekend could not come soon enough…

Check out the nails, too! I followed the tutorial from Jelly's Nails again, which is where I also got the inspiration for my floral nails. I've not met a glimmering, glittering polish I didn't love, except for when it comes to getting that stuff off. Ugh. Sometimes I feel like I need a hammer and chisel to get the most stubborn remnants off. If there's an easy way to remove glitter polish from your nails, do share those tips in the comments!


  1. I'm in love with your nails! It's such a great idea and looks so pretty! And definitely jealous about the concert....sounds like so much fun!

  2. Hee hee I'm surprised he didn't hear you...isn't Richie Sambora on a break???
    Glad you're feeling better!

  3. You are a nail polish diva - I love it!

    I consider this a Classic AmyK look - chic yet comfy and fun with loads of cool details!

  4. Rachel -- I know, who can resist glittery nails, right?

    Eleanor -- I'm surprised he didn't hear me either - you'd think my caterwauling would've at least merited a dirty look, haha! And yup, Richie's on a break, so there was a subbed guitarist.

    Lisa -- Aww, thanks! I hope the puffy hair's not part of my Classic AmyK look, haha!

  5. I love your fancy, sparkly nails matched with the simple dress! The colour match of your cardigan to your dress is also fab.

    My nail polish seems to come off really easily, even glitter polish, after a few days exposed to soaking in my hot baths/showers. If I take it off right after a hot shower, it's a bit more mailable and removable. Simple but seems to help!

  6. I'm totally loving your nails...oh my cute! And love the color you're wearing together today! That dress looks fabulous on you!

  7. Awww, well Bon Jovi cures all!
    I think this is one of my fave outfits from you Amy! I love the proportions, and also the color combo. Plus, your hair looks beautiful! Natural hair is great in the Summer months. Mine gets craaazy! And I don't care =)

  8. Lovin those nails and the draping on that dress is fantastic.

    Yeah, I'm so dreading that summer humidity. Time to embrace the puffy hair. :)

  9. OMG! HOW CUTE!!! You are so adorable! & thank you SO much for being a fan of my nail designs! I'm glad someone out there is watching my tutorials! :) I love your nails! It came out very nicely! When I first saw them, I actually thought you were talking about this one!

    haha. & your outfits are always very cute! :)

  10. I love your big hair- so jealous. But I guess you're allowed to cut it if you want...

    This is a perfect outfit- I love the length of the cardigan with the dress, and the colours complement each other smashingly!

  11. oh no, sorry that you were sick on Monday. At least you got to read Harry Potter!
    haha - Bon jovi! I saw them earlier in the year when they were in Australia. You just can't help but sing along to all the favorites.
    I wish I had full hair like yours (what are you talking about - fizzy???). Mine is limp and lifeless :-)

  12. Ah! I love your outfit! And I am super glad that you are feeling better! Your nails look amaze! I am going to try that out for the weekend! :)

  13. An easy way to remove glitter polish is to soak a cotton ball in nail polish remover, put it over the nail and wrap a piece of tinfoil around it to keep the cotton ball moist. Remove it after 4-5 minutes and glitter polish comes off with it!