I love the idea of being that glamorous lady who looks amazing in mascara and red lipstick, but I've never been able to pull it off. Generally, a bright red lipstick turns me into (1) a female version of the Joker or (2) any villain in any vampire movie. But when I went to Walmart to buy extra earring backs, somehow I came home with a true red lip color in hand. Maybe the Valentine's Day vibe got to me, but I took a chance on Maybelline's Made for All Red — which is supposed to flatter any complexion. It's not bad as far as reds go (it definitely doesn't turn orange like most of them do), but I think I need to reserve this one for formal, evening activities. I feel like I might blind someone in the daytime. ?
This week, one of the Budget Fashionista email subscribers asked me to shop an outfit for her that she could wear to weekend work functions (like professional development or networking meetings). The big challenge was that I had a budget of $75 to work with -- which I stretched to include the dress, shoes and bag! I chose a wrap dress with vertical stripes to flatter her petite, hourglass figure. Even better, that dress is half off right now and these shoes are $11. Get the details at the link in my bio -- see outfit ideas! ?