yeaaaah, it’s a party in the u.s.a

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So i’m well into that old school levi’s commercial/classic american jeans and shirt look so this is my take on a high school American preppy look for summer:

My tee is part of the new collection at Gap (i swear i’m not a robot) and for once it’s something of theirs I actually love. I had barely started my shift before I snatched it ready to be purchased later. I’m not American, either. I just love it! It originally had the sleeves down but I pinned them up cause, well, i dunno. I just liked it better.

T shirt – Gap, £15
Shorts – made by me out of old jeans, read here
Shoes – Converse, £45
Socks – Internationale – £2.99

This whole slouchy festival season/americana look is in right now and it’s pretty much the only trend I feel happy in conforming to. It’s very much my permanent style and i’m absolutely loving it. I’ve been pretty off put by all the florals in every high street shop right now, floral isn’t my cup of tea. I love kitsch, vintage and shabby looking things but the style doesn’t feel right on me, I am envious of other girls who look like porcelain dolls when wearing this style (note, Zoella).

The t shirt is fairly apt at the moment as i’ve been teaching myself to memorize every US State. I was put to shame a few months ago when I could only name about 6 and I wanted to work hard to learn every single one. I’ve been on sporcle.com which is a brilliant site if you’re a quiz geek like me and i’ve just got it perfect. I stopped a month ago and did it again yesterday and I knew every single one. Boom! I’ve since moved on to countries of Europe…i’m on around 80%. 

Anyway this is my face of the day: (this is my first ever real close up photo of my face, bit scared. be nice!)

I’m wearing:
Face
MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC15 mixed with MAC Face and Body in White
YSL Touche Eclat
MAC Blush in Tippy
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Porcelain Pink
MAC Sheer Select Pressed Powder in NC5
Eyes
MAC Creme Color Base in Gilded Ash
Urban Decay e/s in Eldorado
NARS Mekong
MAC black e/s from Devoted Poppy palette
Bourjois Liquid Eyeliner
MAC Feline Kohl Power
Lancome Hypnose Mascara
Lips
MAC Lip Liner in Naked (bought from the lovely Charlie’s blog sale)
Maybelline Ambre Rose Lipstick
I was going for a whole Ke$ha vibe with big smudgey black eyes and chunk loads of glitter! If anyone wants a tutorial let me know but I felt this post was too long already to include!

What summer trend are you going for? Are you a quiz fiend like me? On a scale of 1-10 how silly are those socks? Haha! I know I always say it but I read EVERY comment and often wait and refresh to see if there are any new ones *blush*. It makes it all worthwhile!
sunshine, lollipops and rainbows, Z xo