Simply Standing Out

I took these pictures yesterday, but then I decided against posting them because I wasn’t sure this outfit was all that inspiring. But then I realized that for other girls on the go, it might be.

I wore this outfit to take my dog to her first day of puppy training. (I haven’t posted any pictures of her yet, but I swear I will) I knew I’d need to wear pants since I’d have to be bending over a lot and all that. I also knew that any accessories like bracelets (although I did wear my watch) or dangley earrings or long necklaces would get in the way. In these pictures I did have a shorter necklace on and I found even that got in the way.

But I wanted to stand out in some form or fashion. So I went with a bold red lip and red nails.

I like the way it brings out the bit of red flowers in my top. My nails and lips actually sort of match here, but I also think it’d be pretty to do two different shades that compliment each other.

I have to say, when these boots fall apart it is going to be a very sad day. I practically lived in them last fall and winter and plan on wearing them a lot this year too.

shirt: old navy (similar top)/ jeans: thrifted/ shoes: target (similar pair)/ lipstick: covergirl/ nails: essie

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About dressupsandmessups

I am a... [wife, believer,journal-er, resident of Arkansas, dog owner, crochet-er, lover of personal style]

13 responses »

  1. I like this look, to me it says “effortlessly cute” 🙂 MUST HAVE those boots! I am a super fan of short boots. And I have like 5 different red lipsticks, but I really like the one you’re wearing (what shade is it?)

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  2. I LOOVEE the red lipstick and your booties! ❤

    xoxo

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  3. Your eyes are beautiful. I really like those boots and your top. I don’t look very good with red lipstick, but you rock it. 🙂

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  4. the outfit is really cool!!!!! perfect for a puppy training day!!!!
    i’m your newest follower:D

    follow me back here

    xxx
    naiad
    http://stateofgracebynaiad.blogspot.com/
    Don’t bother to pass by anytime..:)

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  5. You look adorable as usual. I love the red nails and lips!

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  6. That AMAZING red lipstick was worth the post! I’m inspired! 🙂
    -Vanessa (the gal)

    http://Fashiongalfireman.blogspot.com

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  7. I have a hard time convincing myself to get done up, because we live in a smaller city (where most people live in khaki and t-shirts). But I have recently resolved to wear what I want to anyways!. 😉

    I love the bright red lips and the boots are fabulous! (I have a thing for boots myself.)

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  8. You are absolutely stunning! and I am not just saying that. My skin and hair are too pale to wear a red lip and you look great with them painted red. Have a wonderful day!

    XO Hilary
    http://thehippinista.blogspot.com/

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    • Thank you so much for the compliment. I guess you can’t tell from the pictures, but I have very pale skin. I never thought I could wear red lips til I saw other girls of my similar skin tone wearing it. I think it is all about finding the right shade. It may take some experimenting, but you could rock it I’m sure!

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  9. Love this outfit, it’s very casual chic. And omg orange will compliment you very well… You have beautiful skin!!

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