OOTD + Bright, Bold Lips

The weather in Charleston can’t make up its mind.  One day it will be 50 degrees, the next day will be 80 degrees.  I’m really struggling with what to wear on the hot days because I don’t want to look spring/summer, but that’s the way it feels outside! 

Today is about 75 degrees, so this is what I threw together…

a black dress that I got from Saks Off Fifth a couple years ago, paired with a Banana Republic sweater and Banana Republic boots.

I wore Miss B Jewelry Designs earrings.

(This is a clue to my next giveaway!)

Alongside my Michael Kors watch, I wore a Banana Republic chunky chain link bracelet, which I just bought, but is no longer available online.

To finish off my look, I used Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait De Gloss in Triomphal, which is a gorgeous color in their holiday collection.

It’s a bright, blue-based pink-tinted red with pink and ruby red sparkly flakes. (Follow that?)

This lip color is a glossy, gel consistency.  After about four hours, the gloss fades, but the lip color stays true.

I can’t get enough of bold, bright lips!  Well, lipstick in general.  There is something so feminine about applying lip color, no? Especially when it comes in pretty packaging like these…




images via pinterest



  1. November 17, 2011 / 9:26 pm

    i LOVE your outfit – absolutely adorable!

    xx Emily @ laughliveandshop.blogspot.com

  2. November 17, 2011 / 9:31 pm

    Your outfit is super cute! And I love bright lipstick.

  3. November 17, 2011 / 9:48 pm

    Oh my gosh, I love your dress and boots combo. I never think about pairing black and brown for a look like that. I usually stick to small combos of black and brown/tan. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. November 17, 2011 / 10:04 pm

    Okay. I swear I use to follow your blog a while back and I definitely thought you quit bloggin!!

    Glad I found you back!!

    And Id love for you to send me those boots too!!

  5. November 17, 2011 / 10:12 pm

    miss b graduated from wofford with me!

  6. November 17, 2011 / 11:15 pm

    Super cute outfit! I was having this same problem when I was visiting Charleston this past weekend! Brought all cold weather outfits and ended up sweating by Monday!! Geez!

  7. November 18, 2011 / 12:39 am

    Love the outfit!!

  8. November 18, 2011 / 1:01 am

    Nothing better than a fun lipstick to get you ready for the day!

  9. November 18, 2011 / 1:38 am

    ok, now i want every lip color pictured..:)

  10. November 18, 2011 / 1:57 am

    I really love those boots πŸ™‚

  11. November 18, 2011 / 2:41 am

    love those boots – are they new or from a previous season? Thanks for sharing!

  12. November 18, 2011 / 5:16 am

    Love your outfit! And that lip color.. gorgeous!

  13. November 18, 2011 / 2:04 pm

    I love how you put the outfit together πŸ™‚ and I'm in Charlotte and it's hard to figure out what to wear here too, without looking like summer! I was sooo tempted to pull out a summery Lilly dress a few days ago but luckily resisted!

  14. November 18, 2011 / 4:45 pm

    I'm obsessed with the bright obnoxious lip trend. It's such an easy way to dress up your face bc you don't need much more makeup other than that so the look doesn't fight w itself! love your blog- i'm a southern gal too in GA

  15. November 18, 2011 / 5:07 pm

    love love love the bracelet!

  16. November 19, 2011 / 11:38 am

    Great look Dear! So lady like and that Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait De Gloss~ OMG, I want that! Im sure it looks gorgeous with your Blue eyes!


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