January 2015 | In Search of Sheila

New Stuff: Vintage and Thrift

January 27, 2015

Figured I show y'all some of my vintage/thrift finds I picked up at the end of December. I technically have not purchased any clothes so far in 2015, can I get an applause?

Winter Floral + Firmoo Optical Review

January 20, 2015

I've been wanting a new pair of glasses for quite a while now so when Firmoo contacted me to review a pair of their eye wear I was super excited! Before I delve into the review I just wanted to add a bit about my outfit. There's no doubt I love floral so here is how I style it for these winter months. I've got a bit of a spring itch (don't we all right now?) so this will have to do until late March!

There was a pretty wide selection and to help with my indecisiveness the site provides an option to upload a photo of your face in order to get an idea of how they would look. I have never ordered glasses online before so I found this very helpful! After meticulous debate I decided to go with the #F1019 in Tortoise and love them! Shipping took a little over three weeks which I blame the holiday season for (I ordered them on December 16). I also received a super awesome case with a map print on it (I love maps, how did they know?!), pouch, screwdriver, and lens cloth. They fit perfectly and I did not need to get them adjusted at all. Upon getting new pairs at the optometrist I would need to get them adjusted multiple times to fit my face. My only qualm is that they are prone to being more easily smudged than my old pair but that's not a huge issue.

I've been wearing them for over a week, thus switching them out for my old pair. It took a few days to get used to the shape of them and how they felt/looked on my face but I've gotten loads of compliments! Firmoo is currently have a 50% flash sale on their site so I highly recommend checking out what they have to offer! 

Sweater: Aeropostale /// Top: T.J. Maxx  /// Pants: vintage /// Socks: Amazon /// Shoes: Kohls /// Glasses: c/o Firmoo

Get this look for $104+ on Lookastic: White Socks, Black Wool Hat, Black Floral Cropped Top, Black Jeans, Black Suede Boat Shoes, and White Open Cardigan

Mini Sephora Haul

January 16, 2015

I've stuck to strictly outfit posts on this blog so here's to trying something different for 2015. I received a gift card for J.C. Penny from my grandmother for Christmas and decided I was going to spend it in a store that also has a Sephora! I've been in a Sephora, but never purchased anything from them before. I'm far from a beauty guru and stick to drug store products, so I was pretty lost and asked for help from a super friendly associate named Dawn. I had a $50 gift card, as well as $12 leftover in merchandise credit, so here is what I got!

NARS concealer in Chantilly, $29

 Dawn helped me find the right shade I was looking for and applied "Chantilly" and "Vanilla" to each side of my face to compare. I chose the Chantilly because I wanted a more highlighted look and it was a little lighter than the Vanilla. It was pricier than I anticipated on spending, but I figured it would be a good investment.

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper, $18

I actually forgot I wanted to try this product until Dawn mentioned it when I asked for a similar felt pen to the Sephora brand. I even had it on my Amazon wishlist. Duh, Sheila! I've heard good things about it and Dawn also raved about it, as well as was wearing it too! I've been using a liquid liner with an inkwell and it's been so hard to get the hang of, so I definitely wanted to get a new liner in a pen style. I wore it yesterday and am in love! Super easy and quick to apply and I didn't have to fix any mistakes! I have normal to dry skin and it hasn't smudged either. I have a feeling this liner is going to change my life, lol.

Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade in Ebony, $18

I've heard good things about this product as well. I went with the Ebony shade because it's the closet dark brown to a black, without actually being black. I'm all about a two in one product so it's awesome that this is a powder and a gel. Reviews stress that a little goes a long way and I definitely agree! I tried it out yesterday and it's definitely going to take a few tries to get the hang of. Also, I thought about reapplying my nail polish to take these photos, but I just don't care! :)

Have you tried any of these products? What products have you been loving recently or would recommend?

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2014 Outfit Rewind

January 6, 2015

Happy New Year! I'm a little late, yeah. I was originally going to do one of these posts and then NYE came...this past week happened...and I've just been taking a mental break. After reviewing so many other blogs that did this, I told myself why not? Finish what you started, Sheila! I'm a student of History so naturally I am interested in change over time. What better way to explore that than with my own style. The weather has been uninspiring so I haven't been able to get a photo session in so here is this to kick off the new year. I did a recap post for 2013 which you can view here

Last year I also made a 'resolution' to style blog and stick to it. Before I would occasionally post outfits, but had zero traffic. This past year I took the blog world seriously and so much has happened! All the feedback on my last post has been insane, thank you so much! I appreciate all of you and your kind words, it truly keeps me going. Last year I did more of an in-depth life recap, but this year I'm going to leave the personal details out and just stick to my style! I divided it up by season and provided links to the original post so lets get started.

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