Thursday, May 17, 2012

Coral and Stripes


I love pairing brights with stripes.  For me it’s a win-win as it combines two of my favorite things.   And today’s bright/stripe outfit is no exception:



Image via Piperlime

I paired the coral skirt (Banana Republic) with a navy and white striped dolman-sleeve tee (Target) which I layered over a white tank because it’s crazy sheer.  I added gray suede boots (Circa by Joan and David "Ralco" via Piperlime), my silver fringe necklace (Jessica Simpson Collection via Macys) and a few bracelets (self-made, local artisan, Macys).  And, of course, I love it.  The pieces are a little less structured than I usually like for my body, but I can’t deny it’s comfortable.  And bright.  And stripe-y.  So, yeah.  Love.

Do you know what else I love?  This new lip gloss/stain.  I’ve wanted to try a brighter lip for awhile now but was a bit nervous about it.  Until I found this YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain in Rouge Gouache:

Image via Nordstrom

Seriously, I love this stuff.  And I’m not just saying that because YSL is sponsoring me.  Because they aren’t.  Though I’d totally be open to that.  Hedi, call me.

Happy Thursday, All!

Gracey

19 comments:

  1. That lip color is so pretty on you! :) And, you cannot go wrong with stripes in my book. :)

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  2. I love this! Brights with stripes - great combo. I like the laid-back feeling of the outfit with the slouchy shirt. I'm pretty sure that top would make me look pregnant, but it looks really cute on you!

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  3. Haha!! We're totally twinsies today. =) It's funny that I felt the exact same way about my outfit... It wasn't structured, but it was comfortable and the colors were cute, so I liked it. lol And I'm actually wearing a lip stain, too! So funny!

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  4. i love boots and skirts, ideal for the inbetweenie weather too. you look fab!! :)x

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  5. Love the outfit! But I especially love the lip color.. I've been looking for something just like that.

    Hudson East
    HudsonEast.blogspot.com

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  6. Great combo and my favorite thing are those luscious boots, YUM!

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  7. Those boots are CUUUTE!....I struggle with a lip too. I like the way lipstick looks, but I hate how it feels after a few hours. My lips molt once a day. BLERG!
    www.stylinggame.blogspot.com

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  8. Stripes and brights are so right on you! I love how the shirt has a unique look to it with the curved front. And these boots are really cool!

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  9. I totally agree with the stripes/brights thing! It's a good way to go. Love how you styled it!

    The Tall Blonde Artist

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  10. nicee look honey, i really love this combination of colorss , you are so modern!

    nice to meet your blog!

    xx

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  11. I, too, am drooling over those beautiful boots!!! But you're right: the stripes and coral ensemble is a sweet choice and looks awesome on you.

    Question about lip stain: if one slips while applying stain and gets some outside the lip line, is the stain there for the day? (apologies if this is naive: I've nervously avoided lip stains to date)

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    1. The answer is sometimes. The lip stain I wore to 80s Prom last Friday was a true lip stain and I looked like I had little-kid-Kool-Aid mouth after a bit where I'd missed my lips. This is a gloss/stain combination and so if I miss my lip a bit, it comes off easily. I'd definitely recommend a gloss/stain combo instead of a true stain.

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  12. I really need to try lip stain...it sounds so appealing compared to lipstick. And I'm sure YSL's is fab!!! Loving your striped shirt, the hemline has such a cute rounded touch!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  13. I've been visiting you for awhile, but this is my first time commenting (why, I don't know!!) I love the colors in this outfit, the drape of the fabrics and the boots. It's pretty much perfection. Plus, I just read about that lipstain in a magazine and was glad to hear your take on it.

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  14. I love this outfit so much! The sheer top, the coral, your lip stain, those amazing boots - it all works together so perfectly!

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  15. So pretty! Love your skirt and top and boots!!!!! :)

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  16. I totally adore this combo, and yes, that lip color is gorgeous on you.
    Chic on the Cheap

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  17. Gracey! I really dig this outfit. Totally something I would wear myself. I really enjoy visiting your blog because honestly....as a tall person, I have SUCH a hard time dressing myself. You inspire me, truly. Also I recently spent a fortune on YSL lipstick.... and im SO glad I did. Really great products and im for sure going to sample what you suggested next time im at the mall!

    -Nico

    www.SatinAndSalt.com

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  18. I'm going to refrain from ACTUALLY singing "Lip Gloss" while typing here, but I want you to know that I'm thinking it very loudly. (And in tune, while we're at it.)

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