Wardrobe Wednesday – Seeing Red

I’m kinda red obsessed lately.  Ever since my girlfriend Audrey encouraged me to wear red lipstick when we were on a girls trip celebrating her birthday, I’ve been hooked on the color.  I was wearing a grey and white dress and she was sure my pale lips weren’t doing it justice, so with my other friends’ chiming in in agreement, I wiped off the pink and put on the red.  After the initial uneasiness about fearing your lips are screaming, “look at me!”, I started to really dig it.  This just goes to show that it’s good to get out of our comfort zones and try something new once in a while.  Even if it’s just our own comfy ‘fashion’ zone.  

I probably never would have chosen a bright red camisole top to wear even a couple years ago  either (especially with this bright white skin- but I think warmer, sunny days are on the horizon!).  I might have gotten it in black (which it does come in), but the red is so much brighter and more fun!  This is the same top I showed you in my Valentine’s Day Outfits Day & Night, but I didn’t wear it for V-day, I wore it to celebrate my birthday.  

Browsing the red aisles online, these gorgeous things jumped out at me. 
And of course my favorite tee comes in red too! I wore my green one yesterday! 
If you do want to try a red lipstick, below are three of my favorites. 
Retro Matte Ruby Woo – This lipstick is very matte, as the name states.  Think 50’s pin-up girl, but with a little gloss, you’re back in this decade.
Lady Bug – This one has a little pink in it if you don’t want to go too red. 
Brave Red – This is a true red, closest to my old Mac Red, a red I bought many, many years ago to go with a Halloween costume, but the color is a perfect go-to red. I’m pretty sure Mac Red has been discontinued. 
I’m wearing “Brave Red” (with a tad bit of clear gloss) in the camisole and the old Mac Red in the pictures below. 
Pleione Mixed Media Tunic | Stitch Fix leopard scarf (similar) | Bebe sunglasses (similar)
See, red isn’t so scary after all! 😉 

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    • March 11, 2015 / 6:13 pm

      Thanks Amanda!

  1. March 11, 2015 / 2:09 pm

    I love red! It's a great accent color for your home, too.

    • March 11, 2015 / 6:13 pm

      I should use it more than at Christmas!

  2. March 11, 2015 / 2:46 pm

    Love those bright lips on you!! You look gorgeous in red! I wear bright pink lips a lot, but don't think I own much red in my closet…you've encouraged me to try it!! xo

    • March 11, 2015 / 6:14 pm

      You're right! You wear every color in the rainbow, but I don't see you too often in red. It would look awesome on you!

  3. March 11, 2015 / 5:31 pm

    Nice! I really like your style posts. I've been looking for a good white blazer for a while now. I'll have to check this one out.

    • March 11, 2015 / 6:14 pm

      Thanks for letting me know! The style posts are fun for me too! 🙂

  4. March 11, 2015 / 7:44 pm

    Red looks really beautiful on you Megan 🙂 It's such a vibrant and great color that I love wearing. I can't do the red lips, unless it's professionally done (ha!) but I'm totally game for anything else.

    • March 11, 2015 / 8:10 pm

      I hear you, but you totally could! 😉

  5. March 11, 2015 / 7:56 pm

    Megan you look stunning in red! I should say ravishing in red! I love the pretty tank top on you. I have a red lipstick and have only worn it twice. I think you've encouraged me to bust it out and wear it more often.

    • March 11, 2015 / 8:11 pm

      You're so sweet Allison! Seeing your picture with that red background makes me think you'd be beautiful in red.

  6. March 11, 2015 / 9:14 pm

    Red is definitely your color girl!! I purchased Mac's Lady Bug at Christmastime and LOVE it.

  7. March 12, 2015 / 12:43 am

    For a long time I only wore lipsticks to events-and it was red! And then I got a bright floral dress and I knew red wouldn't work, so that's how I got into hot pink! From there, my love of lipstick has flourished and I even wear it to work now! BUT, one of my high schoolers told me I looked like a clown b/c of my red lipstick :/
    oh well!

  8. March 15, 2015 / 12:03 pm

    WOW Megan you look stunning. Red is definitely your colour…

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