So much, that I've never gone to work a day in my life without doing my hair and makeup.
Like, ever. Is that weird? Well, regardless...
Knowing this about me, you can imagine my horror when after getting back from my trip last week I still didn't have my luggage! The luggage with all of my prized possessions that make me look normal? Yeah... still 2,000 miles away. American Airlines told me it would be waiting for me in Salt Lake, and it indeed was not. Then they said it would be delivered to me at 10:30 AM the next morning... I waited and waited, still nothing.
So... I did the unthinkable. I forced myself to go to work without my beloved foundation, concealer, eyeliner, mascara, mousse, hairspray, teased crown and tamed frizz. I completely roughed it, and it was not pretty - in fact, I would categorize it as one of the most embarrassing days of my life. I felt like such a fraud, like, "Oh, hiiii - SURPRISE! I'm not who you thought I was! ;)"
I got home from work peeved and frustrated with the day's shame written all over my face, and guess what? My baggage still had not been delivered! I called once again and was told it was waiting at the airport. Thank goodness I only live 15 minutes away or I wouldn't have run over there so fast.
The next morning, finally reunited with my things after a weeklong hiatus, I was determined to look pretty - after all, it was Valentine's Day, and I had a brand new red flared cotton skirt from Seven Blooms, an organic women's clothing line that I recently had the pleasure of collaborating with. It inspired the whole look - the belt, tights, striped shirt, black bow, pearl studs, and red lip.
Skirt >> c/o SEVEN BLOOMS (use code "KV2013" for 10% off!)
Top, Belt, Tights, Bow >> FOREVER21 Shoes >> PAYLESS Pearl Earrings >> JARED JEWELERS
Lipstick >> COVERGIRL - 290 Burn Brûlure
I was glowing with confidence as I walked through the building - ready to look people in the eye, smile, and redeem myself from the humiliation of the day before. I think it did the trick - I got so many compliments as I twirled around the office in my feminine attire. Maybe it was over-the-top for a day in the office, but sometimes a girl's just gotta be a girl, ya know? :)
Seven Blooms has so many fun and feminine pieces in their shop, and not only are they giving 10% off your order with code "KV2013" as well as offering a BOGO deal on these necklaces when you mention KV at checkout, but she's also offering one lucky KV reader... wait for it...