I have been traveling so much lately – both for work and pleasure – and find myself drawing inspiration from all of the places I’ve visited. Most recently, I hosted the ULTA beauty convention in Orlando, Florida, which was one of the craziest things I’ve ever done! My duties as emcee for ULTA included getting up on a ginormous stage about 8 times a day to entertain the 2,600 person audience… not an easy fete, especially when the crowd is comprised mainly of women. Even though I was a bit nervous, it was such a cool and rewarding experience, and it seemed like everyone enjoyed my half-funny jokes 😉 As a TV host, I’ve done shows like ABC’s On the Red Carpet at the Oscars or the TODAY Show where millions of people are watching… but you don’t see all of those people staring right back at you! Which is why hosting a live, in-person event was one of the toughest things I’ve done to date! But of course, I’m so glad I did it.
Anyway, you’re probably wondering what that has to do with this outfit. Well, I wore this suit, sans scarf and bra (I wore a t-shirt underneath,) at the ULTA convention, and this was the ONE outfit I got mediocre feedback on. After the show was done for the night, I got stopped by countless ULTA employees saying “they love me, but it looked like I was wearing pajamas…” blah, blah, blah. Clearly, I don’t care – I actually really love this suit. So much so, that I decided to wear it again. I picked up this suit in the first place because it felt very Florida to me. Like, Patti Smith goes to Palm Beach ? Something about the color felt very Miami to me. And when I got back home, I decided to push the look a step further with a psychedelic, rainbow neck scarf and an exposed boudoir moment.
Also, I’d like to note that I haven’t taken these Perverse sunglasses off. I think they might be my favorite glasses ever. If what I do for a living interests you, you should follow me on snapchat and instagram @allisonmcnamara. This week, I will be shooting videos for Refinery29 and heading to the Indie Beauty Expo.
What do you think of this look? Are you team ULTA employees or team me 😉 ? If you like this look and feel inclined to buy it, I’ve put together a little gallery below! xx
Blazer and Trousers | Style Stalker Scarf | Vintage Bra | For Love and Lemons Glasses | Perverse Sandals | Chloe Photos | Elaine Torres