Thursday, 26 June 2014

Ruby (Woo) red...

Red is definitely my favourite colour, it looks really dramatic against my pale skin and dark hair and the majority of my favourite dresses have a scarlet hue! I wore this outfit a few weekends ago when Mark and I went to his parents' house for dinner and I got so many compliments on it. Believe it or not, this dress was from Tesco although it looks much more expensive in my opinion. I usually wear it layered over a top but I actually prefer this dressier look. I kept the styling simple with my beloved leopard print belt and pointed heels. For me, the focus was all on the gorgeous colour and that (universally flattering) square neckline... 

Dress: Tesco, belt: New Look, shoes: Marks & Spencer

I bought Mac's Ruby Woo lipstick when I came back off holiday (I can't believe it has taken me so long to invest!) and this was it's first outing. I was slightly concerned about the matte formula but Lush's Mint Julips and some lip balm ensured that it applied flawlessly. I kept the rest of my make up simple, focusing on flawless skin and strong eyebrows (I promise I will be sharing my love of my Sleek brow kit very soon!) I rarely brush my hair but I was craving soft waves so dug out my hairbrush and brushed out my curls, resulting in a 1920s style bob.


I prefer my skirts swooshy so this one ticked all the boxes. I am a massive fan of anything that can skim over my ever-growing stomach and make my waist look smaller and the pleats make this look so elegant. I definitely need more 1950s style dresses and skirts in my wardrobe, I'm kicking myself for not picking up the black and grey versions of this dress!


What colours do you find flattering?

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10 comments

Chloe Martin-Brown said...

You look super stunning in red, and this is no exception. You are seriously the most elegant person that I know. I can't bring myself to buy Mac lipsticks- so pricey and I've never managed to narrow down a perfect shade- the shop assistants always seem to ignore me when I'm looking lost!

Sarah said...

Red looks so lovely on you, and I love how you've co-ordinated your lipstick. I really need to try Mint Julips from Lush!
x

Maria- CityLaundry said...

Wow- you look stunning in that red dress!
for some reason i find it hard for me to pull off red lips and a red dress, the thought of it seems so effortless chic but UGH!

anyways, you look lovely and i'm happy i came across your blog Maria!

xo
-maria

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Lorna mai ltd said...

I have a business showing clients how fantastic they look in certain colours. You have cool and clear skin which is why you look so amazing in this shade of red. The style suits you too and I love your lippie!

char said...

I always love the way you put your outfits together and this one is no exception. I have a red lipstick somewhere but I'm scared to wear it - I always feel so much more noticeable in red.

Katrina Sophia said...

I agree, red is a perfect shade for you! stunning as always xx

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claire (jazzpad.) said...

Looking so beautiful Maria, I always love how you rock red. I seem to gravitate towards blue but tbh lately I've found it a bit boring, I need a new colour! <3 Claire @ Jazzpad

Deb C. said...

That is soooooo you! My favorite color too. It's gorgeous on you!

Winnie said...

I love Ruby Woo lipstick - such a perfect shade on you. I generally love red dresses so this outfit is awesome and you look stunning!

Sherin said...

Ahh this dress is so beautiful. The red looks great on you. I need to wear more colours! I'm still mainly sticking to blacks and greys.

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