a few years ago i stumbled across an article on red lipstick in one of those mainstream fashion magazines. elle, i think. at the end of the article was a challenge to wear red lipstick everyday for 3 weeks. supposedly, wearing a bold shade of red on one’s lips can help to boost both confidence and mood. i certainly could use a mood boost in the middle of this grey, dreary midwest winter. i’m taking the challenge, but am upping it to a month. i love red lips, and often turn to them for special events. i’ve never worn them as an everyday make-up staple. today was day one.
it’s kind of amazing how such a small (and admittedly superficial) change informed how i carried myself and what i chose to wear. it got me thinking about my day to day wardrobe. i’m very much a t-shirt, jeans and flats kind of girl. i very rarely wear skirts or dresses. it’s even more rare to catch me in a pair of high heels. it gets boring. i’ve decided to up the ante on the red lips challenge by putting more thought into what i wear for the duration of it. just because all i did today was cook dinner doesn’t mean i can’t look (and feel) great doing it.
travis got me these amazing suede pants for a surprise christmas present. i love them, but worried i would never have an occasion to don them. sometimes you just have to create your own occasion! i think that being a stay at home mama can give even the most fashionable lady a case of the style ruts. i don’t know whether or not dressing nicely and wearing red lipstick will change my overall well-being, but i can attest that i did feel good about myself.
i love reading new blogs and discovering where my readers write down their thoughts. if you’re so inclined, post a comment linking to a picture of you in a favorite outfit! or do the red lips challenge with me!