red lipstick

Best fashion advice I ever got: red lipstick, baby! Also: when in doubt, red lipstick.

The best thing to do when wearing red lipstick is to tone down the rest of the look. But since it's February, and I'm planning all my date outfits for the next five years, I wanted to add a little something extra to this look.

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I went with my usual "safe" outfit, but changed up the top for this look. I notice I always feel better when I'm not having to pull or tug at anything, I even look better in an outfit I'm comfortable in.

This top was actually involved in some controversy some years ago. Apparently, Forever21 made a copy of it in grey, and as I worked in internet marketing for a fashion company at the time, I had to cover this event.

Basically all the comments said they don't care that Forever21 copied it, they just want something cheap. Well, obviously that sent me into a rage, and I bought this top just to show everyone.

I don't think anyone cared.

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My top is Parker, and it's similar to this jumpsuit, the back has an identical cutout.

This L'agence top is also similar, but with a plunging neckline, if you're feeling daring. But if that's not your thing, I like this allover lace top from St. Laurent. It's a bit pricey, so this DVF is similar, and on sale!

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I know you can see my bra but the top is completely sheer, so I can't really wear nothing under it. I really love the back though, and it doesn't bother me, long as the bra is tan.

With the detailing in the top and the red lipstick, I went with a simple black mini. A plain black mini skirt is a wardrobe staple, and I like this Alexander Wang, and the high waist style. I also love the price of this Valentino skirt ;)

This ribbed velvet Sonia Rykiel mini is also on a major sale, I definitely recommend getting it.

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My lipstick is MAC Ruby Woo, this is probably their most popular red, it has a blue tint so it makes your teeth look super white. Also, because it's matte it stays on all day.

I don't know what it is about red lipstick, but it instantly takes any regular outfit and turns into something dressy.

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For my shoes I just chose some tan pumps, again not wanting to detract from the rest of the look. Mine are Manolos, but I love the Louboutins, the red bottoms are a perfect match for this red lipstick ;)

These Ivanka Trump shoes are another favourite of mine. They're super comfortable and great quality!

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Thanks for reading, and now I'm off to watch the Super Bowl!

Have a great week!