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Hope everyone is having a great Labor Day! Here's one of my favorite shoots from the beginning of the summer, which I've been forgetting to post. I love a casual tee and skirt combo and this skirt is so flattering with the asymmetrical stripes. I've worn this outfit so much this summer and I'm surprised I haven't gotten sick of it yet haha. What was your go-to look for the summer? 

Now that Labor Day is here which marks the "official" end of summer, I've been feeling more inspired especially when it comes to fashion and can't wait to shoot some new "fall" looks (the weather won't cool down for a while in Dallas so summer clothes but in fall colors LOL). Although I'm not sure if I'm ready to retire my straw bag that I've been wearing in almost every outfit post this summer haha. I know some people that live in warm climate cities and wear their straw bags all year long but I feel like it's a summer-only thing. What do you think? 

Thanks for reading,

Dress // Shoes // Sunglasses // Bag

Hey ladies! I can't tell you how good it feels to get back into the blogging game. I've been so focused lately at my job as a social media specialist that I couldn't help but neglect my own blog! It's becoming difficult to balance both roles but I'm determined to get more organized and get my motivation back! What are your best tips for handling your real life and your blog? I'd love to hear some opinions on this!

Here's one of my favorite dresses that I finally got around to shooting over the weekend and just had to share. Normally, I steer away from anything that's too tight and "body-con" style but I just love how flattering this one is. It's perfect for a casual night out or for looking chic at brunch. I always get so many compliments on it (even right when I was shooting this look!) and although the price point is steep, it's from one of my favorite brands which always has the most amazing quality and will last for years.

Happy Monday everyone!

Is it just me or has anyone else always wanted to wear red lipstick to the office? There's just something about the color that makes me feel powerful and like a #girlboss but I always avoided it since I didn't want anyone to think I'm wearing too much makeup and that it's inappropriate for work. Now that I've been working at a start-up for the past 4 months, I've become more comfortable with my office style and decided to give it a try and finally found the perfect red lip look that's office-appropriate but will make you feel glamorous and chic. Here's how:

Step 1: Lip Scrub & Moisturize

For any lip look that involves matte lipstick, I highly recommend using a lip scrub to remove dead skin and a good lip balm to moisturize! It makes a huge difference and can make wearing matte lipstick so much more comfortable.


Step 2: Apply With Fingers 

Skip the lip liner (for now!) and apply your lipstick with your fingers or lip brush. This way, you're getting less pigment onto your lips and can control how bold you want the lip color to be. I've noticed when I wear red lipstick straight from the tube, the color is so much more "red" and can draw too much attention to your lips - which is something I want to avoid when I'm at the office.


Step 3: Apply Lip Liner & Blend 

This step is optional but I can't wear lipstick without lip liner! I tried to apply it first before staining my lips with the lipstick but it just seems to come out too bold and looks strange when my lip color is less pigmented than usual. By applying it last and blending, you still get that sharp and clean lip look but it looks so much more natural and subtle. 

That's it! Super simple right? Try it the next time you want to switch up your lip look and make sure the rest of your makeup is simple so that way it looks office-appropriate. 

Do you wear red lipstick to the office or to work? Let me know below! 

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