My sister and I always buy each other tickets to the theatre for our birthdays. It's our way of infusing a bit of culture into our lives, and creates great conversation at the bar afterwards.
I knew the play wasn't at the fanciest of theatres, more of a small and historic theatre. Considering the play's topic and actress, I knew the crowd would run the gamut from velvet to denim, pumps to Pumas.
Raspberry merino v-neck from Ann Taylor Loft that I bought on Friday for $19.99. Black trousers from Ann Taylor's Triacetate collection. My black Enzo boots (only shoes I could wear from all the blisters I got the night before from dancing!). Two berry colored beaded necklaces from Express. Black beaded earrings from the Limited.
Hair was straightened, a large-barreled curling iron used to flip up pieces. A touch of pomade helped it stay a bit. Really, it was a terrible hair night because I am waaaay past due for a trim. Have an appointment scheduled!
Makeup is i.d Bare Escentuals foundation and concealer. Mucho Nars Orgasm on the apples of the cheeks. Shadow is a shimmery white color from Clinique on the brow bone, in the corners of the eyes, aound the lash line. I took my crease shadow brush and swiped it in the crease. The tough of shadow left on the brush gave the amount of color I was looking for. Two coats of mascara, a think line of black liquid liner. On the lips is Maybelline's Forever Metallics pencil in Berry Glossy. These lip pencils are chunky and creamy – not the best for lip lining, but great for a matte color. At the theatre I had a drink, watched the whole show, went to the restroom and my lips still had a lovely berry color.