Monday, March 15, 2010
I'm not sure what it is, but I seem to be reverting back to pieces that were once my favorites eons ago. This sweater is one of said pieces - still as soft and fluffy as the day I bought it. I liked the contrast it created against the zippered leather skirt. Oh and I'm absolutely addicted to these cream-colored fishnets from American Apparel and intend to order more in different pastel colors. They feel like gauze, but they're actually quite durable.
Misikko was so kind to send me one of their hair straighteners (the Hanah Elite, to be specific) for review. Believe it or not, I actually used to use a flat iron back in the day when I had a "shag" haircut, but my current hairstyle hadn't really required it. Friday was cold and rainy and the fact that I neglected to bring an umbrella provided a perfect opportunity to take this bad boy for a spin. The package that Misikko sent me also included a styling creme, which I took advantage of as my hair is prone to breakage. At first, I was concerned it might make my hair too greasy, but it infused nicely into my hair as I used the straightening iron. It took a little getting used to handling one of these again, but I pleasantly surprised how easy the thinner plates were to maneuver over a short hairstyle. Another revelation: it is, in fact, possible to create volume in thin hair using a flat iron. I found that turning the iron outwards at the roots and keeping it perpendicular to my scalp as I ran it down my hair worked just as well, if not better than blow-drying with a round brush. This is definitely the best flat iron that I've tried and I'm sure that those of you who have used one will agree that quality is key.
Urban Outfitters faux leather skirt
American Apparel tights
Jeffrey Campbell clogs