How to Wear Burgundy Lipstick this Fall

One of my favorite beauty trends this fall is burgundy lipstick. It’s dramatic, it’s edgy, it’s a head turner. It’s a little bit tricky because I feel like it can look amazing or disastrous. Luckily I found some great tips from Lucky Magazine (mixed with a few I have found out through trial and error) to help you pull it off!ft_3455e4bde31ad8f1d8469a73dcfdf4b9

1. First, find the right shade for you. If you have darker skin you can go with a richer shade, closer to plum. If you have light skin, you want to stick to a more red color (otherwise you might look a little too goth, unless that’s what you were going for.)

2. You cannot make mistakes putting it on. With a dark color, it’s going to look really funny if you get it outside of your lips. You can do two things to help with this…

– Use a lip pencil. Yeah, I know this is really 90’s, but it will help and you won’t notice it once you get the color on and blended together.

– Use a lip brush. It will give you a lot more control. Especially if you have small lips and the stick is bigger than the space you’re drawing on.

3. Don’t wear heavy eye make-up. It’s too much with a dark lip too.

4. Make sure your lips are moisturized. Most lipstick looks bad if your lips are cracking, but it looks worse with a dark lip. 

5. If you wear a primer, or even just chapstick, it helps the color last longer and not fade. I’ve noticed that sometimes mine starts to fade in the middle and give me the lipliner look so you definitely don’t want that!

I hope these help! Now you just have to decide what to wear! A simple outfit that will show off the lip or a fantastic ensemble with the lip as a finishing touch?

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YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lip Color – Prune Avenue; MAC ‘Mineralize’ Rich Lipstick – All Out Gorgeous; NARS Pure Matte Lipstick – Vulga; NARS Satin Lip Pencil – Palais Royal; Bite Beauty – Burgandy; Maybelline ColorSensational Lipcolor – Ruby Star

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A Baseball Cap for Fall with Animal Print

I always love a hat, but this year I LOVE baseball hats. They’re so casual and cute, but this year the trend is to dress them up and I think it’s fantastic. This outfit is still pretty casual, but the top can be worn either way and adding heels makes it a little more fun. If I wanted to make it even more dressy I probably would have added a jeweled statement necklace, but I thought the printed arms drew enough attention to the top. I don’t like to go too overboard on my outfits unless the occasion calls for it.

And the winner of the Spiegel Trench Coat Giveaway is Roxanne Tomkinson!! Congrats! Please email Lily at to claim it!


Sweatshirt – Piper; Jeans – J Brand; Shoes – Shoe Dazzle; Hat – B.P. Nordstrom.

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Favorites Lately – Frye ‘Jessie’ Satchel

Frye ‘Jessie’ Satchel – nordstrom.comFrye Jessie Satchel

Leopardeau Jacket – anthropologie.comLeopardeau Jacket

Ecote Slouchy Moto Sweater – urbanoutfittersEcote Slouchy Moto Sweater

Essie ‘Shearling Darling’ from the Winter 2013 CollectionEssie-Shearling-Darling_Shearling-Darling-collection_Winter-2013

Leopard Jacquard Flounce Skirt – anntaylor.comLeopard Jacquard Flounce Skirt

I want to get this made into a poster and frame it.c7366e45b2001f48888c3579dc913c85

Bina Peep Toes – anthropologie.comBina Peep Toes

David & Young Leopard Print Baseball Cap – nordstrom.comDavid & Young Leopard Print Baseball Cap

Obsessed with Kate Bosworth’s cover for Lucky Magazine November 2013 (I want that dress and the white Altuzarra dress below she wore in the spread)kate-bosworth-lucky-magazinepeuf_20131008_5477

Ingrid Michaelson – ‘How We Love’

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Baseball Tee Dress

The orignial winner of the 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target giveaway never responded so I have selected a new one! Congratulations to Lisa Lombardini!

Just a quick, casual fall outfit for you guys! I found this comfy dress at Forever 21 recently and figured that I could probably wear this a lot of ways. I’m loving the midi trend right now.IMG_1316IMG_1309IMG_1312IMG_1314IMG_1317IMG_1310

Dress – Forever 21; Booties – Mossimo; Bag – 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target; Beanie – B.P. Nordstrom (old, similar here); Necklace – Free People; Ring – Madewell, Kemi Desgins for Jewelmint, Kemi Designs for Jewelmint, American Eagle.

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Hawaii Post 4

Still catching up on Hawaii!

Dinner our first night after getting to the airport. Bubba Gumps is a must! HI 2Just refueling at the Swap MeetHI 5HI 6HI 4

Shopping in Haleiwa
HI 12The beautiful bike path I ran on in the mornings and some more gorgeous scenery.
HI 28HI 16

Being goofs…
HI 29HI 32My Dad and I on the BYU Hawaii campus.
HI 41Tay and I enjoying Hawaii
HI 18HI 47HI 42

Just a beautiful little bike ride.HI 46HI 31HI 33HI 39

I found this little fellow in my room..cutest little guy I ever did see. Look how tiny he is.gecko2gecko5

The shrimp trucks are my favorite!HI 27HI 30

And this is dragon fruit…feels like your eating a kiwi but tastes way different. Tasty!fruit4

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Sequin Jacket and High Heels

I love to have a statement piece when I go out or dress up. This jacket is obviously that. I saw it at the store and my eyes were immediately drawn to it out of everything there. (And I got lucky because it was on sale! I love when that happens!!!) So I obviously had to get it because it jumped out to me so much. Maybe my shiny lizard jacket will jump out to someone else and I’ll get a date? Haha jk…but really. Ok I’m kidding. I find that most guys don’t notice that stuff anyway and I like to dress for myself or I’m not happy. Anyway, wether your statement piece is an out of control jacket, a jeweled necklace, or just a bright stand-out tee, you just have to find out what works best for you and what you are comfortable with.

Jacket – Mural; Blouse – J.Crew (more options here and here); Jeans – J Brand; Shoes – Steven by Steve Madden (similar here); Rings – Banana Republic, David Yurman

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Sweater Weather with the Kiss Me Darling girls!

Hi guys, today I’m thrilled to be partnering with the girls from The Kiss Me Darling Blog! I LOVE fall clothing so I couldn’t be more exited to be posting on ‘Sweater Weather’ with them. If I had to pick one thing to wear all winter long it would be a comfy sweater, preferably an oversized one! I love pairing them with leggings or a good pair of worn in jeans with boots. For this outfit I paired a loose fitting Free People tank with one of their oversized sweaters to give it a fun edge. Their sweaters this year are unbelievably soft! Then I added some destroyed denim and ankle booties to finish it off! Take a look below to see how Danielle and Bethany wore their sweaters and be sure to check out their blog hereIMG_1267

Hello, We are Danielle & Bethany from the Kiss Me Darling blog. Bethany and I started our blog because we love fashion and a good deal! We are best friends, and as you can see I (Danielle) am blonde and she is Brunette. I have always believed that every brunette needs a blonde best friend! We have tons of discount codes to stores like Bohme and other boutiques, and we love to giveaway cute jewelry and gift cards to our readers.  As the months go on and the leaves start to fall it is getting colder and colder, and I don’t know about you, but I am not a huge fan of the cold!! So we call this season sweater weather because sweaters are warm and comfy, but I feel like it is hard to dress them up for a night out so today we have teamed up with Kristin to give you some ideas on how to dress up that sweater during this cold time of year.

IMG_1513Here are a few more of my outfit!


Sweater – Free People; Tank – Free People; Jeans – Joe’s Jeans; Booties – DV by Dolce Vita; Bag – 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target; Necklaces – Madewell, Madewell; Rings – Madewell, Kris Nations.

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Spiegel Trench Coat Giveaway!!!

Today we have a super cute giveaway for you from Spiegel! This trench coat is perfect for fall all the way into spring and it’s such a fun color! The giveaway starts today and runs for a week. Take a peek below and click on the Rafflecopter link to find out the simple steps to enter!

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