How to dress up a Slogan T-shirt

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 T-shirt | Skirt | Shoes

Slogan t-shirts are everywhere right now, and there are endless ways to wear them, from super casual to dressy. I thought I’d share one way in which to dress up this cute slogan t-shirt from New Look. Actually this whole outfit is from New Look! (apart from the bag which I borrowed from my sister) I love how their stuff is so on trend yet affordable.

Step 1. Pencil skirt – I think this midi style is so feminine and flattering. A plain brightly coloured one or a floral skirt would also look great. (See my floral midi pencil skirt outfit here)

Step 2. Add pointed heels. I’ve been looking for an affordable pair of leopard print pointy heels for ages and these are only £19,99! I needed to buy heel grips for these as my heels kept slipping out, anyone else have that problem?

Step 3. Add a cute bag. For a night out I prefer small bags that still have enough room for all the essentials, this one was borrowed from my sister and has a cute silver star detail.

It’s as easy as that! Looking back at the outfit I realise I probably should have worn more accessories, I was wearing my pearl stud earrings but you can’t see them in the photos. A statement necklace would have looked great although I’m more of a dainty jewellery kind of girl.

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Above are a couple of pictures of the details – the lip liner I used is Rimmel Exaggerate Diva Red and the lipstick is my favourite red: Elizabeth Arden Red Door Red.

Thank you for reading! xo

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3 ‘Perfect Red’ Lipsticks

I’m so excited to be guest posting on Bethany’s blog, SimplyBethany.  It’s a great fashion and beauty blog, I love her casual/girly style. If you are regular readers of hers hello and I hope you enjoy this post!

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imageElizabeth Arden Red Door Red, YSL Rouge Volupte Shine no.4, Revlon Really Red

When I was searching for a ‘Perfect Red’ lipstick I knew I wanted to find a true, classic Hollywood red. I wanted to treat myself, so I looked around a department store (House of Fraser) and sampled a few. I tried on YSL Volupte Shine number 4 and it was quite sheer and didn’t totally win me over but I must admit I bought it for the gorgeous packaging. I then searched on the Internet for a matte red lipstick and read so many great reviews on Revlon Really Red that I had to go and purchase one! I was happy with my two red lipsticks, but the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Red came in a set that I bought, which I really got for the eyeshadows, but turns out I love it!

imageHere are the swatches, as you can see they are all very true reds.

1. The top one is Red Door Red and I think it may be my favourite, as it’s the most vibrant and I love the feel of it on my lips, although I do really like the other two. It has a lovely smooth texture and shine, and I find it to be quite long-lasting.

2. The YSL one in the middle is sheer when worn on its own, but it bleeds so you must wear lip liner! It isn’t as sheer with red lipliner underneath, but I guess if a nude lip liner was used it would look more so . This lipstick doesn’t last very long, and it feels slippery on the lips but it leaves a kind of stain which I quite like, and I don’t mind reapplying. The other thing I don’t like about it is that it can look a bit patchy if you have dry lips, which I do! This is the shiniest of the three and the tube is the prettiest.

3. The third swatch is Revlon Really Red, which is a more classic matte red, and I love the way it looks, it feels comfortable on my lips and it lasts for ages. This is also the most affordable one.

I use Rimmel Exaggerate lip liner in Diva Red, pictured below, for all three lipsticks, lining then filling in my lips before applying lipstick straight from the tube. Make sure you put a clean finger in your mouth and pull it out so you don’t get lipstick on your teeth!

imageHere are some photos of me wearing the three lipsticks below. If you’re not into red lipsticks you probably think they all look the same! And they do look very similar, especially since I’m wearing the same lipliner for all three but there are slight differences.

1. Elizabeth Arden Red Door Red | 2. YSL Rouge Volupte Shine no.4 | 3. Revlon Really Red

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I love red lipstick and even though I don’t wear it every day when I do I kind of feel empowered and very sophisticated! I never used to wear bright lipsticks, let alone red but as I’ve gotten older I don’t feel as self-conscious, and I don’t worry about what others think as much, and now love having fun and experiment more with lip colours. I really believe anyone can pull off a red lipstick, as long as you find a shade that works for you, it may be a darker red or a more pink or orange toned red. Try on some different shades at a department store and ask the sales ladies to help! I think the three lipsticks that I own would suit any skintone, however.

Thanks so much for reading and I hope you enjoyed this post! I’d love to hear your thoughts. Thanks again to Bethany for letting me guest post 🙂 XO

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Red Lips!

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I am so obsessed with this shirt! And can you believe it only cost £3.99 (new), including postage, from Ebay?! I am so pleased with my bargain purchase that I’m definitely going to buy more clothes from Ebay from now on. It did take a couple of weeks to arrive from China but worth it and the quality is not too bad either.

I obviously had to wear red lipstick with this shirt, and my cute red lips clutch finished off my ‘Red Lips is Everything’ look! I didn’t want to be overkill so I wore my purple shoes and coincidentally my nails are purple too (well, lavender.) I like the contrast of red and purple together.

I wore this outfit today, minus the clutch though as Lizzy and I went to meet a friend for coffee and scones, yum!

Shirt: Ebay (just search ‘red lips shirt’, a few sellers have the exact same shirt) | Jeans: ASOS : Shoes: Old (love these pointy ones) | Clutch: Lulu Guinness (mine is discontinued but she has some other cute ones here) | Lipstick: Elizabeth Arden Red Door Red

I hope you enjoyed this post and thanks for stopping by! xo

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