Wednesday, May 23, 2012


I know many of you have been waiting to hear what the GIVEAWAY will be for ONE lucky reader......and the BIG ANNOUNCEMENT is HERE! For every follower that recruits someone to become a new follower of Effy's Eyeliner will get double the chance to win a $100 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO NORDSTROM! You must 'Like' Effy's Eyeliner on Face book and Twitter (@effyseyeliner) as well. All you have to do is leave a comment and invite a friend (have them reference you in the comments bar) to join Effy's Eyeliner!  
Don't forget, YOU must become a follower on Face book and Twitter in order to be eligible! (@effyseyeliner) 
Best of luck! 

Monday, May 21, 2012

The Pyjama Pant

 I've always loved how men's wear is tailored to perfection. So, it's no surprise that women often seek out men's clothes and have them altered to fit their body. (I usually just take my daddy's, sorry Papi!)
While reading the April issue of Elle UK, I was immediately drawn to the story about the Pyjama Pant.
In order to achieve this look, one must chose a pant that fits their waist perfectly, since the length can easily be adjusted.
The pants I chose to showcase in this story were both purchased at Nordstrom, which was wonderful because Nordstrom always has tailors on hand to alter any garment. My Seventy Two Changes (jean colored) pants are a perfect fit around my waist, however the bottom was super long so I had them altered.  Additionally, my Halogen pants were a little loose around the waist, so I would try to shrink this brand as much as possible so they fit better. Again, don't forget to make sure the length works on your body.  (Halogen usually runs a bit large, so that's something to keep in mind when shopping.)  
Good luck readers and don't forget to leave a comment if you try this look yourself!

top: H&M
pants: Seventy Two Changes 
heels: Aldo
watch: Michael Kors
earrings: Kate Spade (similar style found here)
sunnies: Target 

heels: Sam Edelman 
sweater: Free People

top: Trouve 
pants: Halogen
heels: Aldo
watch: mom's 
bracelets: amazing find in Sayulita, Mexico 


Friday, May 18, 2012


It's Friday and I'm super excited to work with my dear friend Kat for today's photo shoot. Below, is a little something I put together before I caught the flu that seems to be going around Colorado :(
But, I'm feeling much better and I'm super duper excited to be going home next week!!  I can't wait to see my family and friends. Hope you all are having a wonderful day.........AND SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!! Effy's Eyeliner very FIRST GIVEAWAY IS HAPPENING NEXT WEEK!!!!! WOOHOO!!!
Leave a comment below so I know that you have suggested a friend to check out my blog. Also, 'Like' Effy's Eyeliner on Facebook, and follow me on twitter @effyseyeliner.
I realize it is a bit premature to announce this exciting news, but I am eager to start a dialog about fashion with all you lovely ladies and gents! So, I couldn't resist telling all you devoted Effy readers first!
Cheers and good luck!
romper: Missoni for Target
necklace: Target
wedges: Target

cover-up: Reverse

wedges: Via Spiga 

Sunday, May 13, 2012

"Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair"

dress: Zara Woman (similar print found here)
headband: Free People
socks: Free People (similar cut found here)
clutch purse: Chanel
heels: YSL 

"San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)"
written by: John Phillips 
sung by: Scott McKenzie 

I'm super excited to be going back home later this month! California here I come!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Not your average S/S '12 wardrobe

top: J Brand ready-to-wear collection
leggings: BCBG Maxazria (on sale..hopefully there are still some left at your local outlet store!)
heels: Bebe
belt: Zara

top: Wildfox (sold out)
leggings: BCBG Maxazaria
heels: Bebe
necklace/belt: Zara 

 Today, was a particularly gloomy day here in Colorado. I watched The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and was inspired by her intelligence, independence, and all around bad-ass-ness. I'm probably one of the last people on the planet to watch this movie, but I finally did, and HOLY SMOKES!!! Intense, dramatic, heart-pounding, exhilarating and somewhat saddening all at the same time. Being a daughter of a feminist, I was particularly touched by her heroic spirit. This movie is not for children, but once they are old enough to understand the concepts it is definitely a movie they should watch... or at least read! Yes, remember those strange things called the library...covered in dust by now...yaaa those...have them check it out once they are old enough!!!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Watch This...

Here are some of my favorite YouTube videos...
For those of you who are stressing over finals, watch these YouTube videos! I remember being so stressed about finals that I couldn't sleep for almost a week... But, after watching these short clips I felt a little sliver of a smile crawl onto my face and it was just what I needed to make finals a little less painful. So chill for a moment and watch!
Good luck bb's, you're almost done!!!

it's a classic...ouch Charlie! heehee

"that's why you don't have a boyfriend" hahaa

Follow! she's HILARIOUS

WARNING: Sh*t Girls say during NYFW '12 will make you laugh so hard you might hurt yourself. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


I always like a fashion challenge, so I decided to create looks using lingerie. At first, I was having difficulty because nothing seemed to speak to me. Then, it was like magic, all these ideas began piling into my head and before I knew it, I had created a ton of fun and flirty looks. This was such a fun shoot, and exactly what I needed to recharge my creative batteries!

Till next time, 

t-shirt: Target
lingerie shorts: Gillian for Target
heels: Jessica Simpson
glasses: Nautica

lingerie jumper: Gillian for Target
blazer: Bailey44 
heels: Aldo 

lingerie jumper: Gillian for Target
crop jacket: Classiques Entier 
heels: Aldo

lingerie jumper: Gillian for Target
blazer: Zara Basic
heels: Michael Kors
necklace: Henri Bendel
glasses: Oliver Peoples