Rugby by Ralph Lauren floral romper, Nine West heels, on fingers: Turquoise and Caicos by Essie, on toes: Smooth Sailing by Essie, on eyes: MAC eyeshadow in Brulé, Covergirl eyeshow in Aqua Paradise, photos by Elizabeth.
I spent my final moments of summer last weekend in Central Park enjoying the glow of the afternoon sun and lingering by the Conservatory Waters. The serenity was just what I needed to ease the back-to-school blues. Speaking of blue, it's a color I've recently warmed up to. Christian Dior once said "Navy blue is the only color which can ever compete with black," and I certainly agree. Navy feels less severe; it has a softness and femininity which black lacks. So naturally, I was drawn to the deep, cobalt hue of this romper. Not only do I love the navy silk, but the whimsical little details as well. The peter pan collar, puff sleeve shoulders, and crisp florals all add to it's charming, 1940s style, Miu Miu-esque feel. For my makeup, I was inspired by the tones of pastel blue and creamy off-white in the romper's floral print. I used a cream colored eyeshadow on my inner lid and blended it with a turquoise shadow on my outer lid for a cool gradation in color.
I usually wouldn't be so mathcy-matchy with makeup, nails, and clothes, but I couldn't help but notice all the color coordinated makeup on the fall runways. Crimson lips complimented red shoes and earrings at Ralph Lauren, and blue smokey eyes matched indigo separates at Zac Posen. The key to avoid looking tacky is to keep it subtle. If you can look at someone and immediately see the matchy-ness, then it has crossed the line. Only when you take a closer look should it be noticeable. Like when someone blinks or gestures with their hands, and you catch the shade of nail polish that matches the eyes. I think that's really pretty.