When in doubt, wear red

Skirt: Forever 21   Vest: thrifted   Tights: Target   Shoes: Just Fab   Hat: c/o Oasap
I've become addicted to lipsticks. Particularly my Russian Red tube from MAC. That is one gorgeous color. If I wear it, I often feel as if it's the only makeup I need to brighten up my face.
So, when in doubt, wear red!

For the longest time, I would avoid putting any emphasis on my lips, due to thinking they were far too thin to even be thought of as attractive. It was better to shun them, and instead put the focus on features I was more confident in, such as my eyes. 

However, it's only lately that I've decided to eradicate that old thinking and have since discovered a love for every bold shade of lipstick. The darker and bolder, the better! I just bought this deep, purple hued lipstick the other day, and I'm dying to give it a test drive. I'll have to post photos if it turns out well!

Isn't it funny how much you can hold yourself back?
For example, the lipstick thing. It was my own self consciousness that prevented me from taking a chance with something as simple as makeup. I'd like to think I'm slowly finding these mental barriers I've carried around with me and shattering each one.

Even if it's something as silly as makeup. 

PS: I was featured as an Insider on Wantering! Check out the article here!
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joy said...

The red looks sooo gorgeous! I love how you are rocking so many different shades of red in this outfit, it's awesome :) And that hat looks so perfect for fall! I can't wait to see how the purple hued lipstick turns out.

Helen said...

You look fantastic, love the pop of red! :)

I have a new post up on the blog, would love to know your thoughts:


Toks said...

I think it's great, trying out new things. I'm also into bright coloured lipsticks. You look great in this outfit and the pop of red with the tights looks really cool, although I'm not a tights person except when I don't have a choice in the winter months but I usually go for black. Have a great weekend. xoxoxo

Becky said...

I love the pops of red! Really cute how it's sprinkled throughout your look :) It's great to try out something new. But for the meantime, I'll be keeping my lips bare. Maybe it'll change in the future though!

becky ♡ star violet

Karen said...

Such a good couple of shots :)
Loving the blog vibes

Much Love, Karen

Kati said...

Your outfit is just lovely, the red tights are the perfect pop of colour!

Have a wonderful weekend,

JANICE G said...

DITTO that. love the red

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Veronika Novotny said...

Agreed there's nothing like a pop of red to cheer a girl up. It's definitley my go-to when I need to add a little fun to my look! And a big heck yeah, to Macs Russian Red - SO good!! Off to peek at your article, congrats! xoxo

thehonorableMissDecaf said...

You wear that lipstick because it looks fabulous and and your outfit is adorable. I especially love the pop of color with the tights,m'dear. Well done! :D


NotJessFashion said...

Hi Linda! You look so fab in red! One of my favorite colors!

Jessica |

Unknown said...

Hello! "When in doubt, wear red" is a good moto to go by. I love the color red and I find that it is actually a really versatile color. Like your outfit, it can be great to add a pop of red to a black and white outfit. Or adding a red lip to an outfit can really make it perfect. Anyway, I love this a lot! Congrats on your feature, I read the interview. I didn't know you had your own photographer. That's so much fun!
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Eda G said...

You should definitely continue on pushing your own boundaries as this lip colour looks great on you, I'm sure many other things will look the same if you give them a try! :) Love your playful outfit, these colours look great in such a cold weather (it's freezing here :() | Room 95

Kelsey Bang said...

super cool photos! love your fringe bag! great outfit!

fashchronicles said...

I love it! Red is one of my favorite colors to wear too :)

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Let me know if that is something that is of interest to you :)


Izzy said...

you're so adorable Linda! I think red looks fab on you, and you should definitely be rocking the lipstick more often! :)

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oijgerakhjnfleklj;af;jlkea said...

I love Russian Red too! You look amazing in it! Definitely post the purple lipstick because I'm sure it will look just as fantastic. Also, dying over those booties.


Sandra Leiva said...

What a beautiful vest!!


Mica said...

Glad you've decided to play with red lippie - as it looks great on you!

So do the red tights too, what a fun bit of colour! :)

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Unknown said...

That red really pops with all the black pieces you're wearing!

Megan Butcher said...

Red looks amazing on you! The red lip really brings out the warmth in your eyes. Such a cute outfit, but I am most inspired by your nails & rings, how fun! :)


Elana said...

The accessories here are so perfect! That hat was made for you, and I am so digging those rings. Also, I love the lipstick on you! I used to HATE wearing anything on my lips, but now I can't leave the house without lipstick haha.

erica marie said...

Yes! I need the emoji with both hands praising the title of this post! Red is always a good idea. I actually have a dark plum color that I just pat on my lips and mix with lip balm to add some extra color. I definitely need to just wear it on full blast.

xo erica

Samantha said...

Ah, I just adore how your pictures are full of life! You look like you're really enjoying yourself and it does wonders for your photography.

And love how bad-ass you look here too! The pops of red against the rest of the subdued ensemble looks great.

I've also shared similar feelings on lipstick and thin lips and for the longest time thought it wasn't for me as well. I'm glad you both changed your mind and decided to share that :)

Carla said...

i think red lips suit you so well! i really love this shade too! =)

xo, Carla

czarianonuevo said...

the pops of red here are adorable!! i want to be adventurous in my everyday makeup too,, i'm just confuse at the moment where to start haha :)

czarina :)

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