Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Blog Series - Curves around the World - Curvy Plus size Outfits - WEEK #12 RED

curvy / plus size outfit - red
It's that time again! The theme this week is 'RED'. Red can be worn in so many different ways either full on red like my lace red dress post  which is a dressed up look where I had red lipstick and a striking wine red dress or it can be worn casually like in this post where I had red detail on my Converse, in my scarf and a muted red marl top. Definitely check those posts out for other ways to wear red and different looks. This week I decided for a smart casual look that was simple and classic.
curvy/ plus size outfit- red -black jeggings
I based the outfit around this red top which I got a few years ago from Dorothy Perkins. I love the detail on the neck which really makes the top and it's definitely different and pretty. (You can see this better in later photos).
curvy/ pluss size outfit of the day black and red, with gold accessories
As for the rest of the outfit I wore a black soft jersey jacket, black jeggings and black leather ballet pumps. Nothing fussy, just classic. Accessories wise I also kept things simple. I wore gold hoops and a gold bangle stack. I love gold and red together and against black they really pop and totally compliment each other. 
Revlon Lip Butter Candy Apple, MaxFactor Red Passion Nail varnish polish
If you're going to do a red theme, then a girl's gotta do it right and really go with it. With that in mind I used a red lipstick and did my nails red to match the top. My lipstick is my old favourite Revlon Lip Butter in Candy Apple and my nail varnish is a new favourite in Red Passion by MaxFactor, a true bright classic red, which I got free recently. 
MaxFactor red nail varnish / polish Red Passion
I love the colour red, it's a very English colour, and  I think it's a colour that suits me. I really want to pick up more for my wardrobe. I wear it a lot on my nails and red lipstick quite a bit. I have also been on the lookout for a new red handbag so watch this space on that one!

Do you like a bit of red clothing, nails or lipstick? Leave me a comment and let me know.

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  1. simple et efficace en rouge et noir ;o)

    j aime bcp le top !

    bonne soiree ;o)

  2. You really are right when you say Red suits you - I think so too :)
    I love Dorothy Perkin's items and that top is very nice and the detail really makes the top. You look wonderful.

  3. Your red top is really pretty and it's a great item of clothing to pop! I really like the red lip, I wish I could find a red lip that goes well with my skin tone. Oh and the red nails is like a perfect red color! I love how you matched the lip color and nails with the look! :)


  4. Hi Helen,
    love this top. Mabye i'm gonna google if we have a chance in germany to get something like this red top.

    ♥ Bine

  5. I love your outfits!
    You remind me of Melissa McCarthy, you could be her daughter - amazing! :D

    I came across your blog and I have also nominated you for the liebster award, please check out my post

    Hugs xX



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