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Why “Xmas?”

I use “Xmas” because I am agnostic and believe the holiday season is for everyone. Xmas has grown into something more than just a religious holiday (as illustrated by any version of A Christmas Carol [the Muppet’s version is the best]), but a general celebration of love no matter the spiritual belief. I feel Xmas more about giving thanks than Thanksgiving is (don’t get me started on that holiday…). Basically, the “x” in “Xmas” is the written short-hand for a kiss. So happy kiss-mas to all of you!


This is an outfit I wore while shopping for loved ones. These oversized retro cat-eye shades from Wholesale Celeb Shades always kick any outfit up a few notches. The sweater is marvelously comfy because it’s all cotton but the faux-fur black vest kept me super toasty (which is rare, because I’m one of those gals who are always cold). The black shiny American Apparel leggings pulled the outfit together with the black vintage boots sandwiching white socks to balance the white from the sweater while bringing in my oversized upper silhouette.
But what I loved most about this outfit were what my nails added. I confess, I loathe painting my nails. Working with a paintbrush on a material that aren’t my hands are more my forte. There’s a lot of mess, stench, dry time and brevity involved with nail polish (gee, can you tell how much I dislike the stuff?) — it’s always been a waste of money to me if someone does it for me or I do it myself. I’m a natural introvert, so getting my nails done in a salon by a stranger is pretty unappealing to me. These half-moon nails weren’t done by a salon — they’re nail wraps. I can bypass everything I dislike about decorating my nails by choosing nail wraps — I’m obsessed now. No longer do I feel immense annoyance when my nails are decorated — they finally last and they look great. These are from Go Scratch It and they’re incredibly easy to use and healthier than whole fake nails. I just hope they have some narrower sizes available in the future — I had to paint my pinky! But hey, if I only have to paint two fingers, that’s okay. Regardless, I’m incredibly happy with my decorated nails for the first time in… possibly ever. Treat yo’self.
What are you going to wear this holiday season? Do you and your family dress up? Merry X-Mas, lovelies!!
With love,
Amanda

WHAT I WORE: HALF-MOON NAIL WRAPS BY SCRATCH; COTTON BLACK BEANIE BY DRUGSTORE; BLACK RETRO ROUND CATEYE SUNGLASSES FROM WHOLESALE CELEB SHADES; VINTAGE LONG BLACK FAUX FUR VEST BY ME JANE FROM RED LIGHT PORTLAND; VINTAGE OVERSIZED BLACK & WHITE HOLIDAY SWEATER FROM RED LIGHT PORTLAND; SECOND-HAND BLACK MATTE LEGGINGS BY AMERICAN APPAREL; VINTAGE BLACK FAUX REPTILE SKIN ENVELOPE OVER THE SHOULDER PURSE; VINTAGE BLACK FAUX LEATHER BOOTIES; RINGS FROM THREE PENNY MERCANTILE & A STYLE PIXIE


PHOTOS: ALEX BAUMANN, EDITS BY PHOTOVEDGE; COPYRIGHT: AMANDA HATHEWAY / FASHION VEDGE, 2014 ( ALWAYS LINK BACK TO FASHIONVEDGE.COM )

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Amanda Hatheway

Vegan since 2011; artist and nerd since birth in 1990; portrait photographer; friendly and silly yet distinguished introvert; feminist and philosophical soul; partial to felines; hopes to help as many as possible with the truth about animals and what our actions means for all of us; plans to create a chic, ethical, all-vegan boutique in Portland that is as much about eternal style as it is about ethics.

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