It’s Not Even My Birthday

HI EVERYONE. Okay, so I’m beyond sorry it’s probably been close to a month since I’ve legitimately posted on WearsByRis. All of my PuckerMob articles started getting picked up and published and it got A LITTLE crazy over here (to say the least). If you live under a rock and haven’t seen my snapchat, fb or insta (@wearsbyris & @mtmsky), don’t worry because there’s a whole new tab created above just for them. If you haven’t already, please go check them out 🙂

Also, just a quick note on my PM articles before I dive into this WearByRis post: there are over 4k people who write for PuckerMob on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. In just 18 days, you all broke me into their top 50 writers. Like holy shit. I honestly don’t even know what to say. First because you’re all actually reading what I write, and second because you all actually like what I write. Like what. I can’t even wrap my head around it. I was looking on my writer dashboard earlier and I think one article that I posted got over 1k likes/shares just within in the first hour it was live on the site. I was basically crying. And all of your comments. Omg. Guys…reading all of your comments… You’re saying things like, “my favorite read,” and “this is exactly what I needed today.” LIKE YOU GUYS. I can’t even right now. So to everyone, thank you so much. I honestly don’t even know what else to say other than that. I’ll keep writing and hopefully you’ll keep reading. (xoxo, Marisa Lynne).

Okay, so now that I’ve gotten being all sappy out of the way, let’s get to my latest outfit. Originally I was going to write a post including everything I’ve done over the summer, because you’ve all been asking, but I’m completely swamped at work this week and I just don’t have the time to do that thorough of a post right now. I also have a couple more things up my sleeve (summer isn’t over yet!) that I think everyone will be interested in hearing about so make sure to check snapchat within the next couple of weeks. Also, yes, I do in fact have my skydiving video for everyone to watch. It’s super awkward and super embarrassing and you can all make fun of me. I’ll attach the YouTube link below (I didn’t even know I had a Youtube….but apparently I do).

Anyway, onto birthdays. September is a huge month of birthdays for me. My parents are a week apart, my roommate, one of my best friends…the list goes on and on. We’re only 8 days in but I’ve already celebrated 3 birthdays, with a fourth coming up. It’s exhausting…but at least it’s fun AF. Our last birthday celebration was definitely a celebration and yes, I was on the guest list for Hotel Chantelle.


So because it’s 11:45pm and I’ve gotten a total of like 9 hours of sleep within the last two days, I’m just going to get right to it. Here’s what I wore:


Top, skirt (from Forever 21 but sold out…I’ll include alternatives below), necklace, shoes, watch (Quick note: My watch’s band is tortoise shell, instead of the gold. I got this watch as my 20th birthday gift and tbh, I’ll probably never replace it. I honestly love it so much). Also, you can’t tell in this picture but my lipstick actually matched my skirt PERFECTLY. I combined Urban Decay Venom (from the Vice line) with Urban Decay Sesso (from the NAKED line). Also, speaking of UD, a lot of you guys have noticed that they like to send me lipsticks/lip glosses and you’ve been asking which colors I’ve gotten so here ya go:

Lipsticks: Heartless, Ex-Girlfriend (apparently UD likes to send me colors that match my personality), Wrong Number, Sheer Liar, Uptight, Streak

Lip glosses: Sesso, Beso, Liar, Nooner, Streak, Walk of Shame

Also, just to avoid any confusion, yes there is a streak gloss and a streak lipstick. The lipstick is more cream-based, and the color shows up more. The gloss is just a quick fix to make your lips look like they’re not dried out.

Skirt alternatives: A&F, YesStyle, BCBG via Google, OASAP, ASOS


Oh, and I almost forgot! Before Hotel Chantelle, we got dinner at Rosemary’s, which is right smack dab in between West Village and Greenwich Village in NYC. On top of there being a wine bar (yes, my drink has rosemary in it), Rosemary’s also grows all of their vegetables and herbs right within the restaurant. If you don’t believe me, check out the live webcam they have for their rooftop garden. To be honest, I really was so hungry that I didn’t even think to take a picture of my food before eating but it was absolutely amazing. Our dishes ranged from steak to pasta and carbs (lots of carbs) to seafood. And for eight people, the pricing wasn’t all that bad. I believe our tab, with tip (not including whatever we paid for at the wine bar, which was within the restaurant), was under $300. Naturally, as a main dish, I got the skirt steak with the potatoes and arugula because I can never say no to steak…or potatoes. It was cooked to perfection and I was so full by the end of it, they almost had to roll me out! My only caveat was our frutti di mare (which, if you’re not Italian and don’t know, translates literally to “fruit of the sea”): the calamari. We got it as an appetizer and instead of being fried, it was made in a chili oil, which was fine, but it’s just not what I’m used to. I mean as much as I love to try new things, don’t mess with my fried calamari.

Okay, so I think that’s it for this post. It’s now waaaayyy past my bedtime and this post is much longer than I originally intended but c’est la vie. Also, as promised, for your entertainment, here’s my Skydiving Video. Try not to laugh too hard.

xoxo, Ris

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