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NWM 20070806 20023.3NWM 20070806 20027.6So I cut off my Paul & Joe kimono dress from Target. I have been considering it for a while. I wear it a lot, it's not the highest quality and it's beginning to look a bit worse for wear as a dress. A tad faded, a tad pilled, a tad misshapen. And well, I am feeling stagnant with my wardrobe. So this morning I cut off almost a foot off the dress with a pair of shears. The edge is raw, but I don't think it looks too bad. I also think I have enough length on it if I choose to hem it.

With it I am wearing my Curvy Bootcut jeans from Gap, my teal suede wedges from Seychelles, a gray-blue, silver and gray-green beaded necklace from Target, my silver cuff and new dangly sterling silver earrings that I got at the Nordstrom Half Yearly sale.

Hair is not quite how I want it. I realized I left my Sexy Straight Balm in a hotel on some business trip, hence the reason that my hair has been weird lately. I went to the grocery store last night for produce, and bought a few new goodies. I got SAMY Mucho Volume and sprayed it to freshly washed and conditioned hair, then added some Paul Mitchell Sculpting lotion. I leaned over, read the recent issue of Food and Wine and pulled hair taut while drying, doing some twisting to encourage beachy waves. Yeah, I didn't end up with that. More like a dried, fried mess of stringy strands. So I blew it straight. The product left my hair looking a bit dry and damaged and… thick, like doll hair. I considered adding a bit of BioSilk to smooth, but was afraid it could make the situation worse. Now that I am at work, it looks okay. Think tomorrow I will try the sculpting lotion sans the Mucho Volume.

Makeup is L'Oreal True Match foundation, Body Shop stick concealer, Physician's Formula light bronzer, Nars Orgasm blush. on eyes, The Body Shop gray shadow on eyes, soft black in crease and along lash lines. L'Oreal Voluminous mascara in black. Onlips is The Body Shop's Cheek and Lip tint, with their new sparkly pale pink lipgloss (in a tube with wand) over it.

A woman with curly hair wearing a plaid blazer holds a green fur coat over her shoulder on a city street.

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  1. Love the dress converted into tunic! Another way to prolong the life of a piece of clothing. The color looks really good on you.

  2. I can’t believe that you cut up the dress, but you know what? It actually works really well as a tunic. The risk paid off!

  3. I also love the dress cut into a tunic. I never did buy it yet because I couldn’t make up my mind. Now I just might buy it to cut it down – lol. It looks fantastic on you!

  4. Love, love the dress converted to a tunic. Much more flattering on you (not that it was bad in the first place). I’m loving what you’re doing lately to refashion your clothes.

  5. I have used oilier liquid foundations than True Match. I find in the summer when my skin is oilier that it doesn’t seem to hold – it disappears easily. I don’t know if it is oil free, but I doubt it from it’s consistency. It feels moisturizing and it glides on well, so I am guessing there are some oils in it. I’ll check it tonight and let you know.

  6. I’ve been meaning to ask…what’s the texture of the True Match foundation like? Is it greasy? Do you know if it’s oil-free? I’ve been using the concealer and like it and have been contemplating the foundation -but I break out so easily and am afraid that would happen. I generally use powder foundations because they seem to be better at controlling my oiliness. So what’s your take on it?

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