I call this dress my parent-approved dress. My mom and dad both commented on separation occasions how much they liked it, with my mom even asking if she could even get one for herself. I guess all parents want their daughters to dress as modestly as possible. Good thing I’ve always had a very conservative sense of style? We’ve never had any major arguments about the stuff that I wear on a daily basis.
This brings me to the idea that I just might be compensating for my plain sense of style by changing hair color and hair style often. Sounds about feasible!
I wear so much pink now, and I totally blame it on the sakura obsession I brought with me from Tokyo. It was actually my first time to see a fully-bloomed cherry blossom tree, as my past trips in Japan were (strangely) always scheduled after everything is over. I used to just see one or two rogue trees with a few blossoms, but never the kind where it has blossomed enough to fill a whole picture with pink! Too pretty! Will share the photos soon!
I’m immensely envious of everyone in Tokyo right now because they can experience hanami and all, but this only gives me more reason to come back next spring! On a slightly related note, congrats to one of my friends who just got engaged in Ueno Koen with cherry blossoms in the background. This scenario has always been my dream proposal so hopefully my boyfriend and I can cook something up in the future too! He already knows that I’ve always wanted a pre-nuptial/wedding photoshoot with sakura in the background. And a sakura-themed wedding. (He never reads my blog so I can freely talk about this stuff here without him knowing, lol. Unless one of my friends sells me out.)
I just want to sakura-fy EVERYTHING!
I’m very predictable when it comes to dressing up and doing my make-up. I rarely drastically change my style to the point of no recognition, and when I do, there’s always some sort of template that I follow. I’ve tried and tested this template enough to know what works best for me and my changing moods, and I’m pretty sure most of you have already noticed the slight changes that I do to keep my outfits as classic and elegant as possible.
One of my most favorite techniques to quickly change how I look is by using different colored lipsticks! I’m so obsessed that I feel totally incomplete without them (the same way I can’t go out without earrings on).
We all have our own morning routines, and mine usually end with a lipstick in hand. I only choose what lip color to wear after I’ve finalized my outfit! I am a personal style blogger after all! I’m assuming beauty bloggers would base their outfits on the color of their make-up? (It would be interesting to do a survey among different kinds of bloggers, lol)
Anyhow, the reason why I leave the lip color last is because it’s my way of deciding what kind of vibe I want to exude throughout the day, and because it is so powerful that it can make the simplest outfits look so much dressier than they really are.
It works the opposite way too. Think your outfit is a little fancy? Try a more subdued lip color to balance it out.
Below are some examples of how lipstick colors can complement daily outfits:
(L’Oreal Color Riche lipstick in Wild Tango)
When beige/nude is too pale, pink is too girly, and red is too intense, go for a coral shade. I particularly love Wild Tango because it has slight pink undertones in it that makes the color super flattering.
(L’Oreal Color Riche lipstick in Viva Red)
Wearing this bright cherry red color seems to always make people overlook the fact that I’m lazy to accessorize. Count on Viva Red to also give you an instantly sexy look without any skin exposure!
(L’Oreal Color Riche lipstick in Dewy Beige)
One would expect to wear bright lipstick with neutral outfits, but sometimes I like to keep it simple and understated so as not to look too intimidating or too out of place during the day. Dewy Beige is one of those my-lips-but-better colors that need to be in every girl’s bag! I asked my boyfriend which of these three looks he liked most and he chose this one because it makes me and my lips look friendly (a.k.a. kissable? lol).
Enjoy Valentines Day, everyone! It’s also a pay day weekend so it’s definitely the best time to splurge on these sexy new lipsticks!
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L-R: Pearly Rubie Follie, Pearly Flirty Berry, Pearly Viva Red, Touch of Amaranth, Pop Up Pink, Fairy Touch, Beige Sienna, Pearly Think Pink, Pearly Berry Allure
L-R: Orange Power, Cherry Crush, Spring Rosette, Crayon Sunset, Red Valentine, Lincoln Rose, Raspberry Syrup, Blaze Red
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Jumping on the midi circle skirt bandwagon with this one. You can pair anything with this skirt and still end up looking ultra feminine. This is exactly why everyone needs to have at least one of these in their closets.
Apparently, I’ve also caught the holiday fashion bug with the colors I used for this outfit. How is it already November? My heart and mind are still stuck in June!