Friday, March 22, 2013

Look of the Day: dusty dior + neon lips

seattle, street style, spring 2013, neon lips, fleur d'elise
Happy Spring! We've had pretty classic Seattle spring weather so far. The sun is blindingly bright one minute and then it's raining the next. Enough about the weather. As tempting as it is to drone on and on about the weather, this is a fashion blog. So let's talk fashion.

neon, spring fashion, spring 2013, short hair
I think I've worn this outfit 2 or 3 times now. I really like the combination of colors and textures. I wore it to a Jeeves play at Taproot Theatre in Greenwood. That time I wore it with my MMM for H&M shoes, which, turns out, kill my feet. I will reserve them for special occasions. Luckily, I found these vintage silver shoes at a thrift store, which are pair #3 in my growing collection of silver shoes. Silver is the perfect contrast to the dusty salmon color of my blouse. As uncommon as this color is, I've been lucky to find a few items in it.

seattle, street style, spring 2013, neon lips, fleur d'elise, denim jacket
The second event I wore this outfit to was the Tarboo pop-up shop on Capitol Hill (the hippest of Seattle neighborhoods). My friend's partner is one half of this local design team, which is how I discovered them. It's about time I start spreading the word: they make amazing and affordable bags. I'm getting this yellow tote bag for sure and plan to get a canvas rucksack in the very near future. If you're interested in a bag, they've got a great deal on Gilt City right now, but it ends in 3 days, so you better hurry!

seattle, street style, spring 2013, neon lips, fleur d'elise, denim jacket
My clutch was made by my East Coast amie, Laurel. Such a talented and lovely lady, I'm lucky to call her friend. A week from now, I'll be hanging out with her and her husband Jon, celebrating their 2nd anniversary. Well, they'll probably do that before I get there. Here are some pictures from their wedding. Honestly, it was the funnest, most gorgeous wedding I've ever been to. Rivals my own.

seattle, street style, spring 2013, neon lips, fleur d'elise, handmade, clutch

mac, pigment, neon coral, dior, vintage, spring 2013
Lastly, I just bought this MAC pigment, because I can't seem to find a true neon lip color. Of course, I get it home and it says "Not for use in the eye or lip area." What the heck are you supposed to do with it then? Paint your face à la Ke$ha? The MAC sales person even showed me how to mix it into lip gloss, so I imagine I'm not going to die. Immediately. Would greatly appreciate some input, my dear readers.

GAP denim jacket (similar)- Dior silk blouse (similar) - Forever21 pants - vintage silver shoes (similar)- handmade clutch (similar) - MAC pigment in Neo-Orange


Caitlin M. Peterson of the (ef)Face said...

Can't help with the MAC situation, I'm not very familiar with their products...but I think it's definitely safe to say you'll survive. :) And that the color looks fabulous on your lips!

Great outfit: it looks so comfy!


citizen rosebud said...

That color looks fab. Yeah, no eye or lip areas? Those are the only places where neon goes, in my mind at least. Love the color mix and the jean jacket. You are a style minx.

Unknown said...

Bella, that's exactly what I think! I try to think outside the box, but unless you're at a fair getting your face painted, the cheeks or forehead just seem like a funny place to put neon!

Anonymous said...

What a great score on the Dior blouse! That is a fun color. I like earth tones. :) I have no idea about the MAC pigments. Maybe the YouTube gurus can give you some ideas! Have a good weekend! <3


Verna Abril said...

the lip color is cool to the eyes :D

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