The Clunkster

Happy New Year!

Outfit of the DayKristenComment

new setting! welcome to my apartment!

Happy New Year! It's finally 2018! This year, more than any other, I'm excited to move into a new chapter of life and leave this horrible year in the past. As far as the blog goes, I'm back, and I'm here to stay! Taking a semester off from The Clunkster has given me time to focus on myself and my schoolwork. The time to myself has given me more time to reflect on what exactly I want this to turn into, so I'm really excited to put some new ideas into motion. I started with a new layout, and I'm in love! It's something I've been wanting to do for a while, so I'm really happy I took the leap! 

My past couple New Years Eves have been pretty boring, so this year I took a trip back up to Boston for the weekend to ring in 2018 with my best friends! We had an amazing time. I'm so thankful for them. This outfit is courtesy of one of my best friends in the whole world, Nico, who gave me the shirt and skirt for Christmas! He told me he had a "vibe" in mind for me when he picked it out, and he really hit the nail right on the head. The crop top is sooooo comfortable! I love the way it fits me loose across the shoulders. The skirt also fit me perfectly. It's not a color I'd usually wear, but it was a fun risk to take! I was ridiculously comfortable, too. As always, I wore these spanx under my skirt. These pieces look great together, and I'm so excited to play with them in my wardrobe!

shirt (similar). skirt. stockings. booties (similar). sunglasses. lipgloss

I finished the look off with some black stockings and my favorite black booties. I straightened my hair, and went to town with my makeup. I got a lot for Christmas (which I'll be posting about eventually hehe), so I've been playing around a lot! I used some darker gold and brown shades from Urban Decay's Naked3 palette on my eyes (I really wish I could tell you exactly which one but I honestly can't remember what I used!), put on a ton of mascara as usual, and finished off my eyes with some winged eyeliner. I've never known how to do a cat eye, and I've never felt the need to learn since I don't usually look good with eyeliner, but this eye look was really asking for it. 

I contoured my face (another new development!) with Too Faced's Cocoa Contour palette, and wore my Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Sanctuary. I was SO happy with how my makeup turned out, really with how my entire look turned out. I felt hot, comfortable, and ready to ring in 2018! Stay tuned for lots more content from me, coming soon. Thanks for sticking around.