FOTN – Friday Night Drinks

I wore red lipstick last night for the first time in a long time, so I thought it might be nice to include a little FOTN post on what I was wearing. On my face is the Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer in Light, Givenchy Photo Perfexion Liquid Foundation in Perfect Ivory, Face Of Australia Loose Powder in Outback Translucent, MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Porcelain Pink, MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study, MAC Eyeshadow in Orb, Stila Eyeshadow in Kitten, Stila Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner (with the Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Liner used to neaten the edges), Lancome Hypnose Mascara, CK Brow Pencil in Brunette, Benefit D’Finer D”Liner Lip Pencil, Inglot Soft Touch Lipliner in #58 and MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo.

Life In Balance: Project #3 – Wardrobe

This post involves a combination of two projects; budgeting and wardrobe organization but I’ll be filing it under Project #3 for wardrobe because I think it makes more sense. I’ve mentioned in the past that I have something of a personal uniform because I seem to buy and wear the same items of clothing all the time. In order to make sure I’m sticking to my budget, and not buying things that I won’t even bother wearing I (of course) made a list of all of the items that I’m ‘allowed’ to buy for my wardrobe over the next 12 months or so. And they are…

2x Black Pencil Skirts
1x Black Pants
1x Black Cropped Pants
2x Dark Denim Skinny Leg Jeans
4x Blouses
2x Black Tee
2x Black Tank/Singlet
4x Cardigans
2x Black, Grey or Navy Sweaters
1x Black Blazer
1x Black Fitted Coat (to replace H&M trench)
1x Maxi Dress
2x Casual Dresses
2x Black or Jewel Toned ‘Evening’ Dresses
1x Country Road Opaque Tights
1x Scarf
1x Sunglasses
(as required) Country Road Black Leather Ballet Flats
1x Flat Sandals
1x Ballet Flats
1x Round Toe Wedges
1x Peep Toe Wedges
1x Skinny Leather Belt
1x Oversized Handbag
1x Clutch Bag
1x Cross Body Bags
2x Necklaces
2x Earrings
1x Rings
1x Bracelets

I’m in love with this style of pencil skirt from GAP, so I decided to take advantage of their 30% off sale (note: this sale will only be available to you if you parcel forward your order as GAP discount codes are never valid if you opt for international shipping, but the price of shipping ends up being about the same or cheaper so it’s not too bad). I ordered two of the skirts as well as two plain black tank tops. There is nothing else that I desperately need in my wardrobe at the moment, except perhaps for a lightweight black cardigan for the office so I won’t be rushing to cross anything else off of this list anytime soon.