Jun 23, 2009

One Weekend: Two Looks

After flying 4 1/2 hours from Orlando to LA, I had to quickly get ready for Rye Bread's cousin's graduation party. Knowing it was in the evening, I didn't want to wear something where I needed a coat, but I also knew it would be slightly warm, so I went with a compromise: a red, below-the-knee skirt and a simple white tee.

shirt, skirt, wedges, and belt: martin + osa
this entire outfit is from martin + osa, talk about a one-stop shop!
You all were so sweet, complimenting me on the red lips...you KNOW I had to rock it again! In case you noticed, I dyed my hair a "soft black," - I usually dye it dark brown (my hair is naturally pretty light brown), I'm still trying to get used to it...I sort of feel like an evil Disney villain. (That would be Ursula from The Little Mermaid)
That was Saturday.

This is Sunday - a sunny, lazy day:
old navy maxi dress
Right? Completely different look! It's amazing how red lipstick totally vamps up an entire look.
For this lip color, I used Mac's lip stain in Not So Shy! (Their exclamation point, not mine). The trick with lip stains for the summer is to apply it with your finger, not directly from the applicator. I concentrated it on the centers of my lips. The goal is to make it look like you were sucking on a popsicle, not that you applied lipstick. Gloss over with any clear or lightly tinted lip gloss and you're all set!

I also applied Nars blush in Taj Mahal (which is bright orange) for a different blush color. Blend it out with a light bronzer for a strong cheek color that's outside of the norm bronze or pink.

ceramic plumeria flower from hilo hattie
Loose curls, pinned slightly back with a Hawaiian flower completes the look. Maxi dresses, flip flops, loose curls with light make-up and stained lips will probably be my summertime staple outfit.

What are your summer staples?


26 comments:

  1. pretty pictures! I really like the one of you walking by that RED fence. it looks like you're in Hawaii!

    And I learned something new about lip stain!

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  2. you look amazing in red!! love both outfits :)

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  3. oooh that first look is absolutely perfect!! i love those type of skirts.. :)

    and the second is equally stunning

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  4. Thanks, steph!!! Red lipstick suits you so well. You look really pretty.

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  5. oh my gosh, you look so great!!! (in both) but I LOVE the red...skirt, makeup, hair....totally perfect!

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  6. Hi Steph, thanks for your suggestion! I see my parents drinking that stuff but does it taste ok? Kinda scared, but I guess it shouldn't hurt!

    Red looks good on you, lipsticks, skirts...all of it. Not many in our skin color can pull it off well. But you do!

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  7. I officially love your hair!

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  8. i love that red skirt! so pretty!

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  9. i love your second look. could've so rocked that in hawaii!

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  10. gorgeous girl! love the dark hair with the red lips.

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  11. i love the first look!

    My summer staples? sunglasses and a glass of blush wine.

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  12. Love both outfits! You look great with the dark hair... I'm always tempted to dye my hair back to my original color of black. And I love your makeup tips!

    xo, Becs

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  13. I love the first outfit with the red skirt and white top with the nude sandals. hothothot!

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  14. both looks are fabulous.
    i usually just wear a tank and shorts. maybe i should venture out a bit this summer. haha
    LOVE the red lips. Still trying to find my red color...

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  16. OMG, you're so PRETTY!! <3 I absolutely love your hair, and your outfits are perfect!

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  17. I love both outfits! Both stylish in diff ways. My only real summer staple that I can't live without is my trusty Rainbow sandals =)

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  18. Amazing outfits! You pull them off so well :) I somehow can't picture you with light brown hair ... it seems like you could suit any hair shade, though.

    My summer staple, as untrendy and unstylish as it may seem, are my flip-flops or my gold sandals ... I need comfort on my feet, I run around like crazy during the summer!

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  19. Wow, just realized I'm silly and had my laptop tilted back so all the colours were distorted on your previous entries. You look great with both dark and lighter hair ... don't think you look like Ursula or her human counterpart at all :D

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  20. Wow you are so freakin gorgeous eh?!? Both these looks are stunning! I'm so surprised that Old Navy dress looks so cute, sometimes Old Navy just looks bleh to me in store.

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  21. aww i love that maxidress on you!

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  22. ok i love that dress...and i'm not a fan of any maxi dresses. i usually teetertotter on yes no should i get but that one is fabulous in my book

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  23. I LOVE the first outfit!! What fun outfits, you look amazing in both!

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  24. Wow your gorgeous =]
    I really love both outfits a lot especially the second one though
    And by the way you have a beautiful blog =]]]]]

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  25. I love both looks from you. the red skirt looks really retro and chic!! the flower is a romantic touch :)

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