russian red

the last time i can recall that i wore lipstick was in 2001 for my senior prom.
seeing that it may cause injury to your eyes, 
i will not be showing you the embarrassing pictures from that day. 
i even decided to not wear lipstick on my wedding day & stuck with lip gloss.
so for some strange reason while on vacation i had the urge to buy red lipstick.
(i blame this on all the beautiful bloggers that wear it all the time..i guess i am easily persuaded.)
i like it. it is definitely something different for me.
but, i think it will only be brought out once in a blue moon.


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shirt: thrifted skirt: uo hat: softspoken brooch: etsy

65 comments:

  1. yeah i own a tube of red lipstick, but it generally just scares me haha. but it looks beautiful on you and i love the red/mustard color combo. it's hard to pull that one off without looking mcdonalds and you do it well!

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  2. Your post seriously cracks me up..I'm the exact same way - a total lip gloss girl. I don't think I've worn lipstick since the 90's, yet I've been really inspired to possibly try it again b/c of all the lovely reds and oranges I've seen on blogs. Anyways - it's gorgeous on you and I do love the bright red and yellow in your outfit. So perfect for this bright cheery weather. Have a lovely week darling! xx Marisa

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  3. Me-yow! You look gorgeous with those red lips! I always love the look of red lipstick, but it doesn't work for me which is so sad! You are looking lovely as ever and I hope you have an amazing week! xo

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  4. I think the lipstick looks beautiful on you! And I love your outfit!! Red and yellow is one of my favorite combinations, and your owl pin is a hoot! ;-D

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  5. Dang! That shade of lipstick looks fantastic- and you definitely pull it off very well :D

    It even matches the color of your skirt!

    I normally am too scared to pair red and yellow together, out of fear of looking like Ronald McDonald... but you make the color combination look positively wonderful :) Especially with that little owl pin!

    Alyssa

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  6. i have the same strange relationship with lipstick. whenever i put it on i feel like a fool, but now i've been loving it more and more since seeing it on some stylish bloggers! maybe i just need some tips on how to apply it :D
    ps - love this look! the skirt and top combo is great.

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  7. Of course you don't simply put on red lipstick but you also have the perfectly cute matching red skirt :) You are the queen of primary colour combos! I love this look and I think you really suit the lipstick!

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  8. I think the lipstick looks amazing on you! I keep wanting to buy lipstick but makeup terrifies me for the most part. I love the colors you're wearing here, yay for red and yellow and gray... AND blue! I love it all! You look so beautiful, as always. <3

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  9. I am not a lipstick wearer myself! For one I think I look silly in it and for two I get it all over myself. I think you can pull it off though! You should pull it out more often!

    Shy

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  10. super lovely! lipstick suits you wonderfully!
    <3

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  12. Oh my, I just love it on you! So beautiful! And you really need to help me with my wardrobe, lady. Yours is just so wonderful.

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  13. The colour looks amazing on you! I love lipstick, and weari t quite often for blog photos, but in real life I find it so impractical (trying to drink from a glass or kiss anyone withoutgetting it everywhere is impossible for me!).

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  14. the striped top with the red skirt is just so so cute! and i always love your bright colored leggings!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  15. oh god your tights are just darling! i absolutely love them with the red skirt, you look amazing :)

    also loving the red lipstick on you, very pretty! xx

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  16. OMG LOVVVVVE this color combination. You are an inspiration, lady! love ya!

    love, polly :)

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  17. I love this post, it cracked me up! You look gorgeous in red lipstick! I am too afraid to wear ANY kind of lipstick that isn't the shade of my lips already, lol. Props! You wear it well--what does your hubby think?

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  18. That top is awesome! I love vertical stripes. ^_^ I also think you look fabulous in red lipstick! It's definitely fun to wear every once in a while. xo

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  19. The lipstick is BEAUTIFUL on you! You are so Snow White today, it's killing me :)

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  20. I think I'm the same about lipstick. It always looks so nice on other people but I rarely ever wear it. I'm a lip balm kind of gal! I love your owl brooch (and whole outfit for that matter)!

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  21. I always wear lipstick and feel naked without it. I LOVE that red on you it's beautiful!!!

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  22. love, love, love the red. I don't know if I could do it myself, but it looks so lovely on you, gee!

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  23. is it mac russian red? haven't worn that one in awhile, myself ;)

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  24. I LOVE the lipstick :)
    and I love the mustard tights with the red! You do everything so well ya know!

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  25. aw spoilsport, lets see the prom pictures! hehe :P love your shirt and the colours in this outfit x

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  26. I think you should wear it more often! Looks so good. PLEASE POST PROM PIX. come on. I will if you will.

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  27. wow beautiful photos honey, love the mix of colours. you look lovely in lipstick i dont know why you wouldnt wear it?

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  28. can i just say this is just adorable! love the colors!!!!!!!

    -laura
    http://thesemanyyears.blogspot.com

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  29. lovelovelove the red lips. definitely try this again :]]
    blogging definitely got me into lipstick. i have about 5 or 6 colours now- i only ever used to wear gloss!!
    my boyfriend hates it when I wear lipstick though so I can only wear it when I don't see him or sacrifice kisses!!
    Love the colours in this outfit, too.

    Charlotte xxx

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  30. Chapstick for me, all the way. I have no balls... er, gumption? Um.. guts. NONE.

    You, my darling, look like a porcelain doll. Absolutely beautiful!

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  31. i love this darling outfit. the blouse looks wonderful with the broach, and you can always pull off those colored tights so well. Red lipstick is hard. I'm super self conscious with it on, i dont think i have found the shade which is right for me...but you lady, have found a perfect shade for your complexion.

    x

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  32. Oh gee, that lipstick looks STUNNING with your complexion!

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  33. oh honey, i love the red lips on you! perfect Clara Bow-esque!!!! especially with your darling outfit and yellow tights that i'm loving paired with a red skirt too. i have a pair and never thought to put it together this way, you've inspired me yet again - thank you!

    little owlie brooch makes it a completely sensational swoon. happy monday lades. ♥

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  34. i love it, pretty girl! what lipstick are you wearing? you have no idea how long i've been trying to find the right red lipstick. i have yet to find it - everything i try looks horribly wrong. i've heard MAC has a great selection, but haven't tried them yet.
    anyhowww...you should wear it every day! you look gorgeous! Xx

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  35. I love the red lipstick! Very chic

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  36. Aww I love you with lipstick! The only time I wore lipstick was when I was a little girl playing in my mom's make up bag hehe. I'm a chapstick kinda gal hehe :) I love this outfit! I have the same skirt and I think I need to do something like this before I can't wear tights anymore. All I need is...a pair of yellow tights! You always have the best lighting in photos!

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  37. You really suit the red lipstick! I love how you've matched it to the skirt! :)

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  38. You look GORGEOUS with red lipstick! And I love your skirt & tights. :)

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  39. You look beautiful in this, Gee! I love love lovvvve red lipstick on you and all these items are perfect together. Plus that brooch is adorable! :)

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  40. You really suit red lips! With the dark hair and pale-ness, yes yes yes love. x hivenn

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  41. From what I can see, it looks freaking great on you! And I can spot an off-looking lippie from a mile away, haha :-D You've got a Snow White look to you :-)

    Relatable Style

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  42. The lipstick looks lovely on you, especially in this bright outfit! darling!

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  43. Red lipstick looks great on you. It compliments your hair and that pretty thrifted (jealous!) skirt :)

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  44. what are you talking about it looks amazing on you!?

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  45. Looks great with this gorgeous, bright outfit :)

    I like red lipstick sometimes but bright shades always seem to smear so much easier so I often end up just dabbing it on so it's not so bright. So much for defeating the object ;)

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  46. aww I love the color block and your mustard tights! you look adorable

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  47. love the striped shirt

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  48. Oh my god, this is so perfect...

    I love everything: red lips, high waisted skirt and colors.

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  49. Well lady, that lipstick sure does look amazing on you! You should wear it more often! I never wear lipstick as well. I don't really know why- I guess I just haven't found a shade that I really like. But you definitely found your shade! And you look lovely, as always. The owl pin melted my heart! xoxo

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  50. From what I can tell that red lipstick looks lovely :) However, I am with you on being a die hard lip gloss girl!

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  51. The lipstick looks amazing on you! You should definitely wear it more than once in a blue moon, if I was you I'd be wearing it every single day. It looks great with your cute red skirt too.
    xx

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  52. I hardly ever wear lipstick either, although I'm pretty obsessed with one I bought in the airport. It's red, but goes on a bit like lipgloss! Yours is really bright! I always think other people look great in lipstick but it's so weird seeing it on myself...

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  53. your quirky outfits are sooo lovely miss!
    i totally dig your stockings!
    best ever!

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  54. Oh I loooove your red lipstick! And those tights are awesome.

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  55. i love how red lipstick looks on others but it is definitely not for me!! i love how it looks on you too! i feel so embarrassed when i wear it.. like i'm a little girl trying to play dress up or something. maybe i'll grow into it someday, who knows :)

    gorgeous post darling, as always!
    xo
    lyndsey of hellolyndseyyy<3

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  56. ohhh i love the red lips on you! youre just beautiful <3

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  57. only a fashionista can pull off yellow tights w. a red skirt! dashingggg!!

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  58. I don't do any kind of makeup and would be totally afraid of owning lipstick. Nevermind the fact that I don't like the way it feels. But power to you 'cause it looks wonderful. (:

    Also, I lovelovelove your outfit. The red skirt especially. That's on my list of "things I'd love to own." A freakin' red skirt.

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  59. Love the color of the lipstick <3 xoxo
    http://cupcakesandtreacle.blogspot.com/

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  60. Im so behind with everyones blog posts! ahhh! You look SO gorgeous in these photos lady. I love love love red lipstick on you. Wear it everyday please? And I love those tights so much! I have missed youuuu...I need to get caught up with all your gorgeous posts! xoxo

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  61. Great color combos! I have a red skirt like that and I might try to pull off a similar pairing!

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  62. (thanks for visiting!)

    I love your aesthetic! The yellow tights are absolutely fantastic. I would totally wear this outfit! haha

    -Julia

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  63. LOVE this outfit! I like the preppiness combined with the crazy brights. Gorgeous.

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