Thursday, January 26, 2012

Bittersweet Blues

Every now and again, I like to browse the Youtubes for hair and/or make-up inspiration. Not too long ago, I happened upon a video of a look I wanted to try. The look is what hooked me initially, but the spunky personality of the make-up artist, Kandee Johnson (which is totally a sweet name...haha, get it? I'm sure she's heard that a couple (million) times), drew me in. The more I learned about her the more I liked her! For instance: on her "About Me" page, she says in the 80's she played with barbies. Guess what ya'll, so did I! Clearly we have a lot in common.

What I really enjoyed was learning about her story. She's been through a lot of really difficult situations, and come out on the other side not only ok, but with such a positive attitude! I love that she didn't let what she went through take her spirit. Instead she pressed on, followed her dreams, and is now encouraging others to do the same. Sometimes we forget that the bitter and sad times can become the very things that motivates us to live the "sweet" life we've always wanted. We all get knocked down, but the important thing is that we don't stay down.

How do you turn the bitter into the sweet?

Inspired by this video.

Scarf: Thrifted
T-Shrit: Target
Cardigan: New York & Company
Jeans: Forever 21
Shoes: Steve Madden
Necklace: Arden B
Bracelet (right): Vintage
Watch: Heartbreakers
Earrings: Forever 21
Bangles: Totally don't remember. Sorry!


  1. Cute outfit! For me prayer is a huge factor during difficult times, I just ask for continued guidance and try to stay positive. I also write down my feelings in my journal.

  2. LOVE this outfit!
    your beautiful! :)

  3. you look amazing her and to keep positive even in the wake of negative times faith has always been the thing to get me out of the blues

  4. Beautiful Post and Kandee is a beautiful person and extremely talentive. I love her page. You are looking fly with those blue shoes.

  5. Cute look.. Loving the blue on you as well


  6. This is so retro glam! A very beautiful look! Your red lipstick definitely makes it extra retro.

  7. your look is gorgeous!!!
    saludos nena!!

  8. Cute outfit very the wrap.

  9. Such an awesome outfit! I am totally digging the scarf and your shoes are gorg! Xo Lori

  10. Love this look! You just gave me inspiration :-)


  11. I absolutely love this entire look down to the red lipstick.

  12. Hi you've been tagged on my blog. Love your outfit.

  13. i love those shoes and your style!

  14. Love this look, the scarf and shoes do it all!

  15. Love the blue and love this look! Very retro pinup!! Just found your blog! Would you like to follow each other?


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