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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Ashley Brooks Photography – camisole
Traci Ling Photography – tunic 

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Hi! I’m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!


  1. 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

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

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