Red Lips

July 25, 2012

H&M top and ring, Kimchi Blue shoes, BCBG clutch, Club Monaco skirt, necklace c/o Cheerfully Charmed
For this week’s Style Panel challenge for FASHION Magazine, we were asked to show how to wear a bold lip in a way that corresponds to your style. Well, there isn’t a single way of wearing bold lips that doesn’t suit my style – it’s really my only makeup go-to. I might sometimes opt for a more muted rose pink or coral, but usually it’s some shade of red. If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, then you know I’m no stranger to colour clashing a strong lip with an equally bold colour, but sometimes it’s nice to tone down the outfit’s hues (and it doesn’t get more toned down than black and white) in order to let the lips hold the entire focus.
The black and white ensemble was also the perfect way to wear my new Cheerfully Charmed bubble necklace – love it! It’s such an approachable and easy-to-wear way of working a statement necklace.
Happy humpday everyone 🙂

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  • Reply pretty little things July 25, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    just lovely – I wore a similar outfit on my blog yesterday!
    I really love the white bubble necklace too! xo

  • Reply Naghmeh July 25, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    That's so funny, that's exactly what I was thinking "but she always wears bright lip sticks!" haha and you rock it so well. I'm experimenting more and more with them but still not wearing them all the time,as I'm super pale most of the time.

    love this simple look, that lace skirt is just super pretty and feminine, can't go wrong with that 🙂

  • Reply JennaStevie July 25, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    I keep seeing amazing necklaces like this and I neeeed one. It's perfect with the black and white outfit, so gorgeous!! I love the bold red lip with the black and white, It's so chic

  • Reply Neris / Fashion Fractions July 25, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    red lipstick looks fabulous on you! love the necklace too!


    Fashion Fractions

  • Reply Small Town Gal July 25, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Beautiful necklace paired with your scalloped skirt. Perfect with red lips. I wish I could pull off with red lips but I always find the color is too bold for me.

  • Reply Small Town Gal July 25, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Want to thank you for the gorgeous Hattitude necklace givewaway. I just got the necklace in the mail yesterday and so beautiful. Loving it. I did a post on my blog

  • Reply Jessica Gitler July 25, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    i just love every single thing about this outfit!! that skirt is to die for … and the necklace … I am in love with it, I think I need to get myself one pretty darn soon…

  • Reply Courtney Erin July 25, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    I love this! It's so elegant and chic and the lip color really takes center stage.

    Courtney ~

  • Reply Nikki July 25, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Such an elegant, yet fun look with the lace and bold necklace! cute! x

  • Reply Rachel July 25, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Looooove this look! You're such a super model!

    xo Rachel

  • Reply Laura July 25, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    This is such a pretty and sophisticated look! I love your skirt and shoes :).
    – Laura S

  • Reply Heather July 25, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    LOOOOVVVEEEE your necklace!! WANT! And love your sunglasses too

  • Reply McKenzie July 25, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    I adore this outfit. So gorgeous and the lip color is to die for!

  • Reply Britta July 25, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    I LOVE classic black and whites with red lips. What's even better is that it's more of a coral shade which is so hot this summer. I need to make a stop by Shoppers Drug Mart ASAP!


  • Reply pinkandplum July 25, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Such a great combo and the red lips really suit you!

  • Reply Cee July 25, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    You know I love a bold lip, pally. It's my go-to, too, although I tend to rely on it to brighten my ensembles, rather than addng it to an already bold look 🙂 I love that you toned down the colour in this ensemble to really let the red lip stand out. And seriously, the skirt. My love for it grows every time you wear it. Miss you!

  • Reply Mrs C ♥ July 25, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Love that red lip girl! And I'm absolutely D-Y-I-N-G over that skirt. J'adore!

  • Reply Marisa July 25, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Gorgeous! Black and white worn with a bold red lip is such a classic look. I totally thought your necklace was J.Crew at first glance too, what a nice surprise!


  • Reply Katie- Hems for Her July 25, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Red and black and white- that's a winning combo every time. you were right, this outfit perfectly displays that awesome necklace!

  • Reply sharon lei July 25, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    The lip color looks amazing on you. And I'm totally lovin' this oufit. That skirt!! I LOVE. Must get one for myself, asap. Happy Hump Day, Alex!

    xx Love & Aloha

  • Reply jules July 26, 2012 at 12:20 am

    this would be a tough challenge for me but you really nailed it@!


  • Reply Fashion Tales July 26, 2012 at 1:00 am

    The skirt looks beautiful on you, especially that fab necklace! This is such a charming outfit. -xx

  • Reply July 26, 2012 at 2:22 am

    I love red lips! I feel they look good with mostly any look, any time of the year. Timeless and classic.

  • Reply Peach Punch July 26, 2012 at 2:31 am

    How cute I love the necklace!
    Haven't visited your blog in a while, very nice like always!
    xoxo Dia!

  • Reply Kassandra July 26, 2012 at 3:43 am

    gorgeous! Very classy look my dear! Your photos are always so magical! hope your week is going good!
    <3 Kastles

  • Reply Life etc... July 26, 2012 at 5:44 am

    Gorgeous outfit! Love the neutral colours with the bright pop of colour on your lips! 🙂

    Life Etc

  • Reply Well... July 26, 2012 at 6:14 am

    That is one gorgeous and stunning necklace! It's the perfect piece of jewelry for this classy outfit. 🙂

    Trendy Teal

  • Reply amuseume July 26, 2012 at 6:41 am

    Ooh love the cat-eye sunglasses. The necklace works so well with your skirt! Of course, red lips are perfection with a black and white palette.


  • Reply Cara July 26, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Love that necklace, looks like the J.Crew ones that I have been lusting over-pretty look!
    xo Cara

  • Reply Fashion With Ellie July 26, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    such a beautiful outfit, I really like your skirt.


  • Reply Ash July 27, 2012 at 3:44 am

    Such a gorgeous outfit and necklace!

  • Reply Kacie July 31, 2012 at 12:35 am

    Gorgeous outfit! It has got to be one of my favorites!

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