Monday, August 21, 2017

(wo)men in black: New Job @ Vault Brewing

As I mentioned in my Pretty Bird makes me a happy lady post a couple weeks ago,
I recently got a new job as a server at Vault Brewing in Yardley, PA!

We have loved the Vault since we first discovered it in January 2013
I remember having my first Sweet Potato Ale, pizza, and s'more
and then convincing my (then) fiancee to take me back for more the same week!

To be working there is a different, but equally awesome, experience. 
I have always enjoyed the Vault staff and am happy to join their ranks.
This is the perfect opportunity for me to learn more about craft beer
 and make some money to support my fashion school endeavors!

Even though we have been going to the Vault for almost 5 years now, 
I had never been on an official tour
Led by one of the brewers, Rich, at 12:30 on Saturdays.
 you can register online: $5 gets you a tour, tasting and branded tasting glass to keep! 
#totallyworthit

It was such a good tour! 
& I would know, it is a New Jersey law to take a brew tour at a craft brewery,
so during our big Beer Bucket List a couple summers ago, we went on LOTS of brew tours.
Probably close to 50...

The downside to this new job is that I have to wear all black, 
all the time. 

Getting dressed has been a lot like this cartoon by Loryn Brantz on Instagram:

I went to Walmart and picked up:
 1 pair of black skinny jeans {$11} / 2 pairs of leggings {$4 each} / 
2 v-neck t-shirts {$6 each} / 2 polo shirts {$9 each}

Perfect work wear that I don't have to worry about getting dirty! 



What I Wore: glasses- Marc Jacobs c/o Optically.co, lips- Tarte "Birthday Suit", top & pants- Walmart, flats- Safe T Step "Slip Resistant Sasha Quilt Bow Flat" from Payless




I mean, if I have to wear all black and anti slip shoes, 
they can still be cap toe and quilted, 
right?!
I am happy to have found these Safe T Step "Slip Resistant Sasha Quilt Bow Flats" from Payless

I have to wear all black but I can still change up my eye glasses and makeup! 
This has definitely become my creative outlet these days


Look 1:
Glasses: c/o Faniel via 10/10 Optics 
Makeup: Kathleen Lights x Morphe Palette 

Look 2:
Glasses: c/o Faniel via 10/10 Optics 
Makeup: lid- Wet n Wild "Unchained" / outer crease- Hello Kitty x Colourpop "Bento Box" / crease- Coastal Scents Forever Blush in "Dashing"

Look 3:
Glasses: Zenni Optical 
Makeup: lid- Colourpop "Checkmate" (such a great matte pastel green color, perfect dupe for the "Avocado Toast" color in the Lorac "I <3 Brunch" palette) / outer crease- Prestige "Longterm relationship" / center- Coastal Scents "Dark Goldenrod"

Look 4:
Glasses: c/o Faniel via 10/10 Optics 
Makeup: Kathleen Lights x Morphe Palette / bottom lash line- Makeup Geek "Bitten" 

Look 5:
Glasses: Firmoo 
Makeup: Jaclyn Hill x Morphe Palette

Apparently my little bit of creative license is a signature...

This post from makeupforglasses on Instagram is perfect:

Work hard is going to be an understatement this week because it is Restaurant Week in Yardley!

Okay Pretty Bird
lets do this.

Oh yeah and Sweet Potato Ale will be coming back early September,
can't wait! 

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Spectacular Sunday: Queen of Glasses

👑👓👑👓👑👓👑

I absolutely love ( / need) these Alain Mikli "Prince De Sassoun" glasses that I found on Opticalvisionresources.com

They would totally make me the queen of glasses!

What about these beautiful Anna-Karin Karlesson "Nest Cat Eye" frames?!

Talk about QUEEN of the LEOPARD GLASSES!
{found on Pinterest}

Charlie recently installed two more rows to my eyewear collection display!
My attic closet becomes more of my dream room everyday!

So much room to grow!

Current collection:
{I am thinking about doing a big glasses collection post at the end of 2017,
what do you think?!}

On the other side, on my vintage hanger, are my beloved Faniel and Lafont glasses!
I love this display!

My favorite little corner:

I recently framed this little drawing that one of my students made of me,
2 years ago at this point:

Added it to my collection!
I got my first drawing when I was student teaching,
the second after my first year at Franklin,
and my newest at Lawrence.

Sweet reminders of the good times of my previous career...

I loled at this quote from glamoptometrist on Instagram:

It is true!

& when they are not my size (or the right script...)
it is time to pass them along:

I recently donated a pair to the Lions Club!

I think I may do a whole post on what to do with your old, outdated eyewear!
#inspired

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

buggin' out with Kate Spade

I have always been a fan of Kate Spade
especially their bug designs!

& now Kate Spade has a new design!
Scenic Route Car Francis {currently $140} / Scenic Route Car Applique Passport Car Applique Folio-iPhone 7plus Case I love how the car design continues onto the back! {currently $70} / Scenic Route Car Applique Lacey {$140} / Scenic Route Car Card Holder {$62}

I mean, this little coin purse would be perfect in my Kate Spade straw bug bag!






What I Wore: glasses- EyeBuyDirect, lips- NYX "Root Beer Float", top- JCrew {thrifted}, shorts- Anthropologie, shoes- Circus by Sam Edelman {via Poshmark seller sbock78}, bag- Kate Spade {gift from hubby}




I am also loving their French Bulldog puppy collection! 

& as usual, Kate Spade does leopard right! 
Those sunglasses 😍

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Chosen 3rd Skin- my floral sleeve tattoo Day 4 {all healed up!}

About a week after Dorothy added the color into my floral sleeve,
I sent her some semi-healed photos and this boomerang:


I was shopping at Walmart and spotted this top, 
when I tried it on I knew I needed to have it, 
it is just so perfect with my new tattoo!

Right?!

& after about a month I took some completely healed pictures,
in my new Walmart floral top! 




What I Wore: glasses- Glasseslit, lips- NYX "Crème brûlée", top- Walmart, flats- H&M, sandals- Target, bag- Eddie Borgo x Target 







Perfect day to take the tat out at Neshaminy Creek Brewing x Trenton Punk Rock Flea
{we went to the last one in March and had lots of fun}





Little Punk People were there, I love their lady with the sugar skull balloon! 

I didn't end up buying anything {besides a couple *three* beers},
 but I did love a necklace from LunaAndFauna, the eye one seen on Instagram {similar to this}
& a couple of snake rings from necronomicharm

& ended the night with the Mike Lorenz Trio at Vault Brewing

My hubby Charlie recently got some new ink from Robert Ryan at Electric Tattoo,
and he covered his little Friday the 13th rose from our adventure...
Now his artwork from Robert Ryan flows even better, 
man his tattoos are beautiful!
{source- RobertRyan323 on Instagram}

It has been awesome sharing my floral tattoo experience with BehindTheLeopardGlasses!
I truly love it!

Thank you Dorothy, this was an awesome experience and I love it!

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