the graphic print

On August 21, 2016 by theseventhsphinx

I like a geometric print now and then. This jumbo polka dot maxi skirt caught my eye recently and I’m enjoying the boldness of the print.IMG_4771



Paired it with a simple white blouse and stacks of bracelets. A print like this is fun to pair with another print as well… a look I appreciate more than I feel compelled to wear myself. Loving the green mirrored Ray-Ban Clubmasters with these Pearls of Joy 12mm Tahitian Studs.


This is the Jeffree Star liquid lipstick in Anna Nicole I mentioned a while ago. A stunning summer orange with just the right level of red in it.


Nails are Essie Cute as a Button with the excellent Dazzle Dry basecoat and topcoat. Highly recommend Dazzle Dry, which was recommended to me by Wet Paint Nail Spa here in Cambridge.


Stay cool.


distraction: violent lips

On July 19, 2014 by theseventhsphinx

Violent Lips is a company that makes these neat/potentially creepy/potentially stunning lip appliqués (they do some for eyes too, now, evidently). I saw these a few years back but somehow didn’t have that feeling like I needed to play with them until now.*

*I picked mine up for a decent price on allcosmeticswholesale


Umm, houndstooth, cheetah, leopard, polka dots?….yes, yes, yes, yes.

Clearly I needed some advanced lip decor options. Getting so many strange and wonderful ideas just looking at them.

So, that’s going to be happening. Stay tuned.


bikini of the day: turquoise mix & match

On June 11, 2013 by theseventhsphinx

I enjoy a bikini. I seem to have quite a few of them, now that I take stock, and they all fall solidly into the category of stuff I like. On the blog they go! I imagine the choices will be telling.


I cannot be the only one who really enjoys mixing and matching tops and bottoms. Thinking about colors and patterns and how they might best be combined never gets dull for me. Swimsuit slant rhyme! My stamp of individuality!

I do not turn to Victoria’s Secret for many things–so much of their product is branded to death–but some of their swimsuits are great, particularly when they are on sale. [I went a bit crazy last year and got a number of pieces, so they will come up again.] I must have spent two hours fiddling with combinations online and was, at the time, determined to get something with polka-dots. Turquoise is fantastic with a bit of summer tan (it’s been on my mind lately), and I like this bright, almost aquamarine shade of it. Here we have the double string bikini bottoms and the bandeau top. I’ve already covered my love of bandeaus. This is a bit retro with the polka dot bandeau, and one of my more playful options.

Also like the idea of yellow polka-dot bottoms with this…maybe later.