This was one of those days when I got so excited about new/free stuff, I decided to pile it all on in one outfit. It reminds me of my first days of school, when I would wear all of my new favorite things and was then left with nothing exciting for the rest of the week. I can’t help it. We Love Colors sent me this great pair of red tights, which matched the sequin beret from my mom’s store, which went really well with the new lipstick Fresh Minerals sent to me, which really stood out against the little black dress I picked up from Beacon’s Closet. The only things that weren’t new were my vintage bracelet, belt, my ModCloth shoes and Bobby’s glasses. I used to make fun of Bobby for tricking himself into thinking he needed glasses, and yet this is the third time I’ve grabbed his fake glasses and pretended I had a use for them. I’m such a phony!
I know this little dress is a) wrinkled (from sewing all day) and b) silly with those little bloomers underneath but helloooo, it has bloomers and that was too ridiculous to pass up! They would have been a little more subtle with black tights but there’s nothing subtle about this outfit anyway. I’m wearing sequins on my head. And fake glasses. Plus, I was really excited to finally have true red tights. It’s really odd but ever since my one pair got a run in them, I’ve been completely unable to find another pair. If you’re looking for a pair of great, true red tights, make sure you check out the scarlet red (not red – those are darker) tights at We Love Colors. They actually have every color imaginable – hence the name, so it can be a one stop shop for all of your solid tights. I have had the site bookmarked forever but never ordered anything, since I didn’t know what the quality was like. They’re really great, very dense and highly opaque. No more cheap-o thin tights for me…I’ve spent a ton of money on tights that I was only able to wear once or twice. My top recommendations: H&M (the regular ones, not Divided – the higher denier count the better), Hue (they last forever) and We Love Colors. Any others I should check out?
In addition to my hunt for true red tights, I’ve also been searching for the perfect red lipstick and Fresh Minerals offered to send some options for me to try out. One is more of a rusty, orange tinted red (pretty, but not red enough) and the other is the one I’m wearing here, “Love Bites.” It has blue undertones, which works well with my cool complexion but I wouldn’t recommend it for people with warmer tones. I think my favorite red lipstick so far is MAC’s Russian Red (it’s more of a true red), but I’m still on the hunt. This one has a satiny finish and is more of an every day-ish option; it goes on smoothly and makes a statement, so I can wear it whenever I’m feeling lazy and need a quick makeup routine. That’s the beauty of bold lips – you can wear minimal makeup elsewhere! I just paired the red lips with simple liner and some new mineral foundation I’ve been trying out (I like this so far but I’m still in trial mode…no review on that yet).
Outfit Details:sequin beret – from Hourglass Consignment, my mom’s shopfake glasses – Bobby’s90s bloomers dress – Beacon’s ClosetScarlet Red Tights – We Love Colorspeep toe lace ups – ModClothbelt – thriftedvintage rose bracelet (they’re sewn onto antique buttons) – also from my mom:)
Mineral Foundation – Christopher Drummond
Brow liner – random pencil that I hate…I need to pick up my MAC dipdown fluidline
Petticoat Skinfinish (cheeks) – MAC
BadGal Lash – Benefit
Blacktrack Fluidline – MAC
“Love Bites” mineral lipstick – Fresh Minerals
p.s. My two questions are: What other red lipsticks should I try? Who makes your favorite tights?