LBD & RL

Monday, August 6, 2012 162 0

Dress: H&M. Lipstick: MAC in MAC Red. Handbag: Balenciaga City. Shoes: Manolo Blahnik. Belt: H&M. Ring: BCBG. Sunglasses: Chanel.

 

A Little Black Dress & Red Lipstick. . . two simple elements for an easy, pulled together look.  If you don’t own both of these items, get yourself to the mall asap.  (Shhh, don’t tell but I bought my first ever red lipstick last week.  I don’t know what took me so long.  Thank you to the wonderful woman at the MAC counter who helped me select this perfect shade.)

 

 

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  • Amy
    August 6, 2012

    Love the outfit Jenny, you look amazing! Loving that shade of red lipstick looks great, also check out YSL red lipsticks, they are my have! 🙂

    xo Amy

    Leopard and Lillies

    • Jenny
      August 6, 2012

      Thanks so much Amy! I usually only buy MAC makeup. . . I really should expand my horizons! I’ll definitely check out YSL!

  • Patricia
    August 6, 2012

    Totally agree with you Jenny!! How can a woman live without at least a LBD and red lipstick??? And BTW you’ve taken the best decision possible by buying your first red lipstick at M.A.C. They’ve got the best red lipsticks on earth!!!!!!!
    xoxo
    Patricia

    http://misstoptenimage.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      August 6, 2012

      Thanks Patricia! I pretty much only buy MAC. I love their products and colours!!

  • Martha
    August 6, 2012

    Jenny!!
    You look gorgeous!! Love this dress and those details on the shoulder and I agree with you with the red lipstick.
    I have yet to find a perfect shade for me but perhaps I should check out my MAC counter too!!
    XOXO

    http://www.princessmartha.com

    http://www.facebook.com/princessmarthablog

    • Jenny
      August 6, 2012

      Yes, definitely check out MAC. I’m hopeless when it comes to choosing makeup colours on my own, and they have the best staff to help!

  • sheree@itsnotthatdee
    August 6, 2012

    Hi Jenny,
    That dress is GORGEOUS! love the shoulder detail and that lipstick is perfection! i just found the perfect pink lip color..i was looking forever and of course i found it at sephora!
    sheree x
    http://www.itsnotthatdeep.com

    • Jenny
      August 6, 2012

      Sephora is my back up after MAC. Such an awesome store! I bought a great hot pink when I bought my red too!

  • Fashion Loving
    August 6, 2012

    You do simple chic so well! Those shoes are amazing!

    http://www.fashionloving.co.uk

    • Jenny
      August 6, 2012

      Awww, thanks so much!

  • Shea
    August 6, 2012

    You look great Jenny!! I love how you pulled this look off!! Perfect!!

    P.s. I tried red lipstick only a couple of months ago. You look great in it. But I think I’ll stick to lipgloss.

    Happy Monday Pretty girl.

    http://www.iwouldsorockthis.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      August 6, 2012

      Thanks Shea! I’m definitely a lip gloss girl too. This is not only my first red lipstick, but it’s my first lipstick too! Crazy, I know.

  • Ani
    August 6, 2012

    Aww Jenny, I love your hair bun sooooooooo much. Looks amazing and you should wear it more ofente, totally underlines your pretty face :-). Great shade of red lipstick, flatters your skin tone perfectly. AND that black dress with the preals detailing is simply beautiful and so feminine. You look pretty from head to toe my dear :-*

    http://www.fleurani.blogspot.de

    • Jenny
      August 6, 2012

      You are just so super sweet Ani! Thank you so much! You were my inspiration for putting my hair up!

  • Ani
    August 6, 2012

    OK so now that we worked on the hair there is one last request :-D—- A post without sunglasses! hahahhaaha 😉

    • Jenny
      August 6, 2012

      Ha ha ha, I know. . .I definitely need to do that too! 🙂 Baby steps. . . .

  • oliviamoone
    August 6, 2012

    Oh my goodness!! Rock it girl! Very nice!!!

    Oliviamoone.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      August 6, 2012

      Thanks so much Olivia!

  • Alison
    August 6, 2012

    Another gorgeous H&M dress, love the bead details and how you paired it with a red lip, so classic!

    xo
    Alison

    • Jenny
      August 6, 2012

      Thank you for your sweet comments, Alison!

  • Maria
    August 6, 2012

    Isn’t red lipstick the best?! I love all the MAC range too. I love the shoulders on your dress!

    Maria
    http://www.daintyanddecadent.com

    • Jenny
      August 6, 2012

      Thanks Maria! I think red lips might be addictive. . .I just want to wear it around the house now!

  • Katherine
    August 6, 2012

    Hi! I love your blog and enjoy seeing all the different ways you put together outfits! I just started a blog and would love if you would check mine out!

    • Jenny
      August 6, 2012

      Thanks so much Katherine! I’ll check it out!

  • Stephanie
    August 6, 2012

    I dont own any red lipstick yet, or any lipstick for that matter! I feel ready to own some though…and red seems like a good start. You look beautiful and I loved the embellished sleeves on your dress, such a nice detail!

    Stephanie

    • Jenny
      August 6, 2012

      Thanks so much Stephanie! Too funny, that was my reasoning for buying lipstick too. I figured I’m in my thirties and should know how to apply lipstick! 🙂

  • Megan
    August 6, 2012

    Pretty! You look so classy in red lipstick, I on the other hand look like a clown when I try it 😀

    • Jenny
      August 6, 2012

      That’s totally what I thought until I had the MAC girl show my how to apply it. I also think it was because I wasn’t wearing the right shade of red for my skin tone. Definitely give it another try! 🙂

  • Mrs C
    August 6, 2012

    PRETTY AS ALWAYS AND I LOVE THE HIGHLIGHT IN YOUR HAIR.. THAT REMINDS ME IT IS TIME FOR ME TO VISIT MY SALON SOON 🙂

    KISSES FROM :
    A SMALL BLOG WITH BIG HEART 🙂
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES DAILY where fashion and food collide!
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.com/

    • Jenny
      August 6, 2012

      Ha ha, thanks so much Mrs C! 🙂

  • Elena
    August 6, 2012

    Soo true- these two simple items are must have! Ashamed to admit that I didn’t find my perfect red lipstick yet:(! Every time when I travel I look for it in a duty free and buy a pink one instead(not brave enough to get a red one):)
    Xo
    Elena
    http://dcinstyle.com/blog/

    • Jenny
      August 6, 2012

      Ha ha, I totally understand. Definitely get a staffer to help you. . .I would have never been able to pick it out on my own! Thanks Elena!

  • Brenna
    August 6, 2012

    Love this Jenny! The pointy-toe heels and the shoulder detail are to die for. Those red lips are the perfect touch!

    XoXo Brenna

    http://www.chicstreetstyle.me

    • Jenny
      August 6, 2012

      Awww, thanks Brenna!

  • Clare
    August 6, 2012

    Love the detailing on the shoulders of the dress. With that you don’t need anything else (accessory wise). And you polish the look so well with the red lipstick!

    Clare
    Understated Classics

    • Jenny
      August 6, 2012

      Thanks Clare! Yes, I don’t have to worry about jewellery with this dress! 🙂

  • joyshana
    August 6, 2012

    You look fabulous, love the details on the dress, amazing look hun:)

    • Jenny
      August 6, 2012

      Thanks so much Joy!

  • Katie
    August 6, 2012

    Dying over the shoulders on that little black dress!

    And I am still a little nervous about red lipstick. I just feel like it’s so fancy and grown up! When will I feel that way!!

    • Jenny
      August 6, 2012

      Ha ha, I totally agree! It felt so weird actually looking my age! 🙂

  • Jenny
    August 6, 2012

    You look very polished and classy! The dress is gorgeous, especially with those details in the shoulders and you look great with RL!

    Jenny
    http://www.jensoutfitjournal.com/

    • Jenny
      August 6, 2012

      Thank you so much for the sweet compliments, Jenny!

  • Red Tag Chic L.A.
    August 6, 2012

    AA (Absolutely adorable) Jenny 🙂 ….LBD & RL will always be timeless & classic!!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

    • Jenny
      August 6, 2012

      Ha ha, thanks so much Rebecca!

  • Jess
    August 6, 2012

    Love the red lips! That color is perfect for you 🙂 (Love the 2nd photo too – great composition!)

    xo

    • Jenny
      August 6, 2012

      Thanks so much Jess! 🙂

  • Sarah
    August 6, 2012

    It’s funny because my post today disses LBDs – BUT this is not your typical LBD so I approve (not that you need my approval, of course). Great red too!

    Sarah’s Real Life

    • Jenny
      August 6, 2012

      Ha ha, funny, I don’t often wear LBD’s, but I do think we all need a great one in our wardrobe! Thanks so much Sarah! 🙂

  • thehautecookie
    August 6, 2012

    love the detail on the sleeves, gorg! xO!
    http://www.thehautecookie.com

    • Jenny
      August 6, 2012

      Thanks so much!

  • Meredith
    August 6, 2012

    That dress is amazing! The should details set it apart from all other LBDs. 🙂 And that’s a great shade of red for you!
    Meredith
    http://www.createthatoutfit.com

    • Jenny
      August 6, 2012

      Thanks Meredith! I definitely think LBD’s need something special to them, and these shoulder details really sold the dress for me!

  • Emilie
    August 6, 2012

    Wauw that shade is so gorgeous on you!! I have red lipstick for a long time but I don’t wear it very often haha 🙂 I should try a look like yours, you look so beautiful! Your dress is gorgeous and I LOVE your bag 🙂
    xxx

    • Jenny
      August 6, 2012

      That is just so sweet!!! Thank you so very much Emilie!

  • Krista @ Blonde Aest
    August 6, 2012

    This outfit is gorgeous. I actually wear red lipstick pretty much every day. It’s really my go-to color. It adds a bit of drama to every outfit!

    • Jenny
      August 6, 2012

      Totally adds drama. . .agreed!! Thanks so much Krista!

  • Always Maylee
    August 6, 2012

    So gorgeous! I love this dress and the shoulder details, how pretty!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

    • Jenny
      August 6, 2012

      Thank you so much Yi-chia! 🙂

  • Jessica Broyles
    August 6, 2012

    I love this look – and you know I’m a fan of the red lips!! You look so pretty!

    http://www.highheelstosneakers.com

    • Jenny
      August 6, 2012

      Yes you are. . . you look so amazing in bold lips Jessica! Thanks so much!

  • CRAVING FOR BARNEYS
    August 6, 2012

    OMG! I love your dress!!

    http://cravingforbarneys.com

    • Jenny
      August 6, 2012

      Awww, thanks!! 🙂

  • Erin
    August 6, 2012

    That dress is fabulous! Looks way luxe for H&M. And the dark nails and bold ring look great with it.

    -Erin-
    http://onetwosummer.blogspot.com/

    • Jenny
      August 6, 2012

      Thanks so much Erin!!

  • Fiftyfabulous
    August 6, 2012

    Very elegant outfit!

    • Jenny
      August 6, 2012

      Thank you ever so much!

  • becks
    August 6, 2012

    the shoulders on the dress are stunning!

    • Jenny
      August 6, 2012

      Thanks so much Becks!

  • amy
    August 6, 2012

    Great look! Congrats on the red! That dress is amazing!
    http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com/

    • Jenny
      August 6, 2012

      Thanks Amy! 🙂

  • nancy
    August 6, 2012

    that dress looks amazing on you! So chic!
    xo,
    nancy

    • Jenny
      August 6, 2012

      Thank you so much Nancy!

  • Irina
    August 6, 2012

    Simple and chic! Timeless look! http://violetcatstyle.blogspot.com/

    • Jenny
      August 6, 2012

      Awww, thanks Irina, and thanks for stopping by!

  • still being molly
    August 6, 2012

    jenny you look absolutely stunning!

    • Jenny
      August 6, 2012

      Thank you so much Molly!

  • Marta Tryshak
    August 6, 2012

    Love this outfit, it is so chic and classic!!!! The bun looks really pretty on you 🙂

    Marta

    • Jenny
      August 6, 2012

      Awwww, thanks Marta!

  • Tina
    August 6, 2012

    You look gorgeous. And I love your hairdo. Could you please share how you make the hair bun so perfectly like this? Thank you!

    • Jenny
      August 6, 2012

      Thanks so much Tina! I watched a few YouTube videos and it’s just really that easy to do. I cut the end off of a small, thick sock for this bun because my hair is short. I can’t remember exactly which ones I watched, but you could try the video from Wendy’s Lookbook. Hers is simple and easy to do.

  • Katherine
    August 6, 2012

    Very classy Jenny! Love it!
    By the way, I have nominated you for the Liebster award. Check out my blog http://jagstyle.blogspot.com/2012/08/liebster-award.html for more info.
    Katherine
    PS I’m sure you have more than 200 followers! : )

    • Jenny
      August 6, 2012

      Katherine, that is just so super sweet of you! Thank you so much for thinking of me for that award!!

  • Kathleen
    August 6, 2012

    You look stunning and the red lipstick totally works for you! I’m in love with the sparkly shoulders on this dress. Fabulous as always!
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      August 6, 2012

      Thank you so very much Kathleen!

  • Emily
    August 6, 2012

    Oh my goodness you look gorgeous. I can’t decide what I like best about this outfit! Your hair is also amazing!
    Creamy

    • Jenny
      August 6, 2012

      Ha ha, thank you so much Emily! You are always so sweet!

  • Polder Glamour
    August 6, 2012

    Lovely! I really like it! X

    • Jenny
      August 6, 2012

      Thank you so much! 🙂

  • Rachel
    August 6, 2012

    That dress cannot be from H&M?!?!?! It is so STUNNING! looks really expensive 🙂 probably because you are wearing it and you are so chic it just looks so amazing! Love your hair this way, every detail of this is perfect!

    xoxo,
    Rachel

    • Jenny
      August 6, 2012

      Ha ha, that is so kind of you to say! Thank you so very much Rachel!

  • Evani
    August 6, 2012

    I’m lovin the chic hairstyle! So beautiful!

    • Jenny
      August 6, 2012

      Thanks Evani!

  • Lori
    August 6, 2012

    love this dress!!!! is this a recent or old purchase?? I need this in my closet!!!

    http://fitfashlife.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      August 6, 2012

      Awww, thanks Lori! Unfortunately, this is an old purchase…at least a few years old.

  • Carmen
    August 6, 2012

    Cute 🙂
    xx

    • Jenny
      August 6, 2012

      Thanks so much Carmen, and thanks for visiting!

  • Whitley Hamlin at th
    August 6, 2012

    Hey there! Love the look and the lips. LOVE the hair esp with the band! Your new do 🙂

    • Jenny
      August 6, 2012

      Thanks Whitley! Definitely time for me to change it up with my hair!

  • Miranda
    August 6, 2012

    Perfect again, Jenny! You look so classic and elegant. No one can go wrong with and LBD and red lips! I’m shocked you just bought your first red lipstick! Hehe. Love seeing your hair up too, it looks really pretty 🙂

    • Jenny
      August 6, 2012

      Thank you so much Miranda! I’m shocked too. . .I don’t know why it took me so long!