Wednesday, December 16, 2009

an exercise in lipstick












photos by caroline

grey turtleneck: thrifted
white fur stole: vintage thrifted
mustard pants: thrifted
leather belt: vintage from caroline's mom
navy thigh high socks: thrifted
brown heeled oxfords: urban outfitters
brown bag: thrifted
lipstick: dubonnet by mac

i'm so jealous of girls who can throw on some red lipstick and automatically turn any outfit into glam central.  i almost never wear it, mostly because whenever i do, i feel like a little girl playing dress up.  anyways here is my attempt.  i'm not sure if i really pulled it off and i kept worrying about it being on my teeth all day long but it was still fun to be all girled out. also i am so sick of christmas music and i think that it would be awesome if i never had to hear rudolf the red nosed reindeer ever again.  sorry i am the grinch.

44 comments:

Hello Lindello said...

You have such great style!

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

I'm in love with this outfit.. you are so so so pretty! You can totally pull off the red lipstick! That picture of you jumping.. couldn't be more perfect!

la fille dans la forĂȘt said...

I just love this outfit. and you have nothing to worry about, you pull off the red lipstick really well! but i've always felt the same way about it. i warmed up to bright red by wearing a bright pink over the summer. after i got used to the pink, the red didn't seem so strange to me! :)

stephanie renee said...

I went shopping today for red lipstick, but couldn't find the right shade. that color looks great on you! and i love those oxfords, did you get them from UO recently?

betz said...

how i love this look. and your really rock red lips.

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Maria Confer said...

Amazing Kennedy! I love the mustard and gray together. The vintage stole is lovely.

I'm so envious of your long hair and bow-tied bun!!!

Your creativity never ceases to delight and inspire me.

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Orchid Grey said...

those pants are AMAZING! what a find! I feel the same about lipstick, like a 13 year old trying to be 16, but it looks beautiful on you- especially with this outfit. I'll be posting some hair tutorials next week on my blog!

sarah said...

the colour is perfect for you! i love this look so much, you are lucky that the weather where you live accommodates these kinds of outfits (no coat? crazy!)
s.

Kennedy said...

sarah: oh no. its cold here, so freezing today! i had a huge jacket but i sucked it up and took it off just for the pictures!

Emeraldflare said...

I love red lipstick!

M. said...

I think you pulled off the lipstick wonderfully, I love how it's not BRIGHT red, the tone suits you so well, especially with the mustard colored pants and grey turtleneck, it looks perfect - as usual for you!

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The Owl's Closet said...

what a great outfit! i especially love the hair accessory:D adorable! i think u pulled off the redlipstick look well! i know what u mean, i also feel like i'm playing dress up when i wear red lipstick lol just found ur blog and i think it's great:)

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lauren said...

your hair is so so cute, and great pants!

Caitlin said...

oh no! Grinchy.
At any rate, I love the deep, rich color of the lipstick! I think it looks really nice.

Diane said...

Stunning stole! It looks fantastic on you, especially with those mustard colored trousers.

(Haha, "sorry I am the grinch" made me giggle.)

Jen said...

you have such an amazing look. i adore your mustard pants! especially how you wore the belt with it. :)

love_again said...

I love all the yellows appearing in both your outfit posts and in the store. I have to get some into my wardrobe!

Natalie said...

ME LOVE, ME LOVE, ME LOVEEE!! aah, ur pants are soo amazing :))

xoxo

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fadetoblack said...

just found your blog and i love it! all the way down :)

that floralness is so cute in your hair too!!++

Tiny Little House said...

I have the same problem with red lipstick. It's all in our heads though, you look lovely in this shade.

I feel the same way about manicures and have not been able to get over that one yet.

princesspolitico said...

you're so charismatic via photo! absolutely love the red lipstick and think you should wear it more! plus those mustard yellow trousers are FANTASTIC. perfect cut :)

xo.
princesspolitico

Marta Represa said...

Oh the red lipstick does actually look really good on you! I love the colour you've chosen too... And the trousers! I must say we don't suffer from christmas song overdose in Paris, so I guess I could do with a bit of Rudolf the red nosed reindeer.

xx

JINX said...

those pants are so hot....

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Lilas said...

great style :)

tara-lynn said...

also!
as a red lipstick alternative, i use a covergirl lipstain in red (looks like a felt marker actually) with a bit of clear lipgloss over top

Wear Necessities said...

I think you look great in that lipstick and the color of it goes so well with your pants!! -Natalya of Wear Necessities

Luna Supernova said...

oh yay, thankyou so much, i love it when interesting people comment on my blog.

these photos are amazing, you have such fantastic style! i think the red looks great, especially with the mustard trousers.

NiftyThriftyBeth said...

i LOVE your trousers!

fraisedesbois said...

WOW! The lipstick looks good on you. You are looking fabulous and very stylish. I don't like Christmas song either. It is so much fun to play with makeup. I used to wear red lipstick everyday and switch to lipgloss but for Christmas this year, I got one from Nivea and it is red orange. I like it. Have a good day! It is freezing here in New York.

Margaret said...

Your style is impeccable and I am so happy to have finally found a Boston blogger! It seems to be a rarity I must say.

Eyeliah said...

I find darker lipsticks tough to wear as well, looks great on you here. It really does take any outfit up a notch.

caramelizedvintage said...

You are so daring and lovely! You look great in those mustard pants; I would look crazy in them...

And I think you could pull off the red lipstick better if you tried brighter shade to compliment your skin tone? It might feel more like dressup though, but I think it would suit you more. And I felt like a a kid playing gothic dress up when I tried wearing red lipstick, haha.

Mmm, now following your blog! :}

The Daily Fashionista said...

I hear ya on the hating Christmas music. I'm forced to listen to it all day long and my co worker loves to turn the volume up when "Christmas Shoes" comes on. Then she cries, then I want to slap her. Kinda mean, but that's what Chritmas music does to me.

I love those mustard pants. You pulled those off, right along with the lipstick.

fashionforwriters said...

You definitely pulled off the lipstick. You look glam as glam can be! This whole outfit looks amazing on you, especially the pants and white stole. I was inspired by your mustard pants to stop wearing dresses and skirts, but I think instead of looking super stylish and chic, I just look like a fool in trousers.

xx Jenny

Q's Daydream said...

i love this! the lipstick is great on you! oh, and a trick for not getting it on your teeth is to stick your lips out and put your finger in your mouth and pull it out! haha, sounds funny but it works! you'll see lots on your finger and most likely wont get it on your teeth all day. learned that in beauty school ;o)

pennycones said...

I think this deeper shade really suits you! I too struggle with red lipstick and there is no way I could carry this colour off as well as you.

April said...

I always feel silly in red lipstick. You look great though!

janis said...

i think the lipstick looks great!

and those mustard pants are...fantastic. i don't know if i would be able to wear them, but you really pull them off.

(i did recently buy a pair of mustard colored skinny jeans from h&m for $10!! there are no pleats or high waist, but it's all about the baby steps right?)

Suzy said...

oh, hello ms. walking fashion editorial. boy do i wish i had the balls to leave the house dressed like you. i can't handle staring though, do you find that you attract much attention? if someone says something to me about what i'm wearing, good or bad, that's great, but the silent judging- oh shit i get the willies just thinking about it!

THE DIVINITUS said...

i feel similar wearing it, but time to liberate :)

jacqueline amy said...

i feel weird wearing lipstick too!
i really want to though...i feel like a clown though haha.
i love your outfit too <3

the gorgeous said...

I adore your pants! all the outfit is soo stylish!

Annie, Time Enough for Drums said...

I've just started experimenting with wearing red lipstick. I NEVER wear make-up. It's fun! But, I need to perfect my application technique... I wish I could pull off those amazing yellow pants! Annie.

Miss Woody said...

i'm jealous ! you are perfect, as usual! love your pants and your hair.