Last week I decided to make my Casual Friday at work into a Fancy Friday, because I've noticed dressing up often gives me a real burst of motivation, and by Friday I need all the motivation I can possibly get. I did my nails in the most ridiculously over the top holo polishes I could find in my collection, as you can see below.
|This manicure is fancy as fuck.|
As it turned out, this did actually end up making my Friday more bearable. When teamed with a swishy skirt I could flounce around in, having such a ton of sparkle on my nails actually made me happier, more positive, and more energetic. So I thought this week I might try Fancy Friday rather than Casual Friday again, and started with a polish from Pretty Serious Cosmetics called Dream Delight - and yes, I always start planning my outfits from my polish. I know, I know, it's weird. I just feel a need to match everything, and it's easiest to pick a polish I like and build from there. I threw a coat of Darling Diva Bitch Panties over the top, just because a little smattering of Spectraflair holographic particles makes everything better.
Looking pretty fancy already! But thanks to a new batch of shinies that arrived this week from Femme Fatale Cosmetics, I decided to, as Elzar would say, "Bam it up a notch!" with some fancy eyeshadow as well.
|It's a duochrome eyeshadow! That is SO FUCKING COOL.|
|For the record, I totally just used my usual method of smooshing it on with my fingers.|
So now my hands are fancy, my face is fancy, my hair just kind of goes into this fancy cascade of curls all by itself, on to the outfit! Unfortunately, this is where I ran out of time and enthusiasm this morning.
While it's a perfectly nice dress, and not only fits the Black and White theme as well as suiting me perfectly, it's not really what you would call fancy. So I added one of my favourite necklaces, which I think also more or less fits the theme.
I got this from Etsy!
Trying to deliberately be fancy this morning made me recognise an unpleasant thing that is still rattling around in my head. For all my blogging and picture taking and support from you guys, I still felt weird about putting on a fancy dress as WELL as the other fancy things, like it would be "too much". It felt as if I was only allowed a certain quota of nice things before I would look silly, like I would drawing too much attention to myself if I REALLY dressed up. This is despite working in an office with several women who are full on corporate glamour queens. One of them has hair taller than I am, so I have no idea where my self consciousness about being over the top came from. It's interesting, and worth rolling around my head some more.
I hope you enjoyed my second foray into a full on outfit post. Make sure to check out what all the other Aussie Curves girls have gotten up to!