Maroon Meow (OOTD)

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Hey y’all! It’s definitely feeling like fall outside, and I am LOVING IT. After the uber hot and gross weather we had those first few weeks of the semester, I was dying to get myself into some cute sweaters/leggings/scarves/boots/lipsticks! (I’m really passionate about fall fashion.) Now that the weather has finally cooled down. I’m taking advantage. Of course it still warms up too much by midday, and I end up pushing up my sleeves in a huff, but I refuse to stop dressing so cute!

Today my friends and I decided to all wear maroon pants just for shits and giggles. Now, I really don’t like how my maroon pants fit, so I cheated and wore my new maroon leggings instead. #ohwell. (Note that the leggings look more red toned in person than they do in the pic. I really dont like plummy maroons.)

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What I Wore:

Sweater: Forever 21+
Leggings: Forever 21+
Combat Boots: Payless
Lipstick: Rimmel in Bordeaux 124

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This sweater is just so stinkin cute! When I saw this online last season I absolutely HAD to have it. I am a hardcore cat person, and this just spoke to me. Also it’s super long and cozy, and it’s also not too thick or thin of a material. Basically, this sweater is purrfection.

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When I was planning this outfit in my head, I knew I had to pull out one of my favorite fall lipsticks from Rimmel. I only wish it were a matte finish instead of cream, but with a few rounds of blotting it stays put. For some reason, I find it really hard to find good deep red lipsticks. Berries and plums are super prevalent, but a dark brick red alludes me. It’s one of my goals to find the perfect fall red this season. If you have any suggestions please let me know!

Well that’s it for this post. Thanks for reading! I hope you’re enjoying the beautiful weather!

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P.S. More roommate love.

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Appropriate Attire (OOTD)

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Today I had my mock interview for my Writing for the Workplace class. It was just a general interview conducted by a random employer from around the area so students can gain experience in the interviewing process. I OWNED that interview. She loved my personality and thought I was well-spoken, passionate, and enthusiastic. Not only did I sound good, but I looked good too!

I definitely stressed over my outfit. I felt like the length wasn’t long enough and that I wasn’t professional enough. But I really wanted my personal style to come out in my outfit, and this was what I really wanted to wear. I bought this blazer for the purpose of this interview, but personally I’ve wanted one for quite a while now so it was about time I added one to my wardrobe. And this color is absolutely gorgeous. The fit is perfect for me and it is the most comfortable thing ever.

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What I Wore:

Blazer: Target
Dress: Target
Tights: CVS
Shoes: Gifted (Similar)
Lipstick: Wet N Wild Megalast in Sugar Plum Fairy and Revlon Lip Butter in Red Velvet
Nails: Avon Nailwear Pro+ in Barefoot Beige

You all know I love a nice berry lip, and with this blazer I had no choice but to whip it out. I actually only wore the lip butter for the interview for some subdued color but then after I wore the lipstick with a little bit of the lip butter on top.

Also, let’s talk about this nail color. I wanted some polish on my nails but I knew it couldn’t be too over the top. And lo and behold I stumbled across this nude beauty.

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Anyway, I’ve been having a REALLY good day and I’m finally feeling optimistic about my future. Too bad this week is going to be super hectic and stressful and this pleasant mood is going to drain right out. Ah well.

xoxo Gigi

P.S. Bonus photo with the roommate.

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Lipstick Obsession

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Let’s be honest for a moment. I have a lipstick obsession. I now own around 30 lipsticks and it might be getting out of hand. In my defense, I didn’t really have any fall shades and I felt the need to expand upon my collection. Here are seven lip products that I am totally in love with for this fall season! At the end of this post there will be swatches of all the products I mentioned.

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1. Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain
005 Crush

This is the first stain lip product I’ve tried and I’ve got to say I’m impressed! I went with a safer berry color that is very wearable. It has a slight minty smell that I liked but it might bother others. It was really easy to apply because of it’d crayon shaped tip. I am wearing it now and while it stays smooth on my lips, it hasn’t really budged. This is a great product!

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2 – 3. Revlon Lip Butters
Berry Smoothie and Red Velvet

I LOVE these lip butters. I have six now. These two are a bit deeper toned so they’re perfect for when you want to wear a nice fall shade on your lips without committing to a super deep lipstick. They’re super comfortable on the lips and they’re actually pretty pigmented and longwearing for a lip balm. These are my go-to lip products for any season!

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4 – 5. Maybelline Color Sensationals
Violet Intrigue and Midnight Plum

I decided today that I needed more purple based lipsticks in my life so I went out and got these. They’re both really dark plums, but that’s ok. The violet is a very true purple and I think it will be a great vivid shade to wear in the colder months and even into spring. The Midnight Plum is wonderfully dark! Much darker than I had expected, but I love the vampy look for fall and I can’t wait to pair it with both intense and neutral eyes. This line of lipsticks really is sensational and I recommend any shade in this line.

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6 – 7. Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipsticks
124 Bordeaux and Kate Moss 011

I actually really like Rimmel lipsticks and I feel like they are super underrated. These are the the first two deeper shades I ever tried and I really love how both look. Bordeaux is a super rich berry color while 011 is just a deep brick red. Both are incredibly smooth and wearable despite their dramatic tones.

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Left to Right: Revlon Lip Stain in Crush, Revlon Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie, Revlon Lip Butter in Red Velvet, Maybelline Color Sensational in Violet Intrigue, Maybelline Color Sensational in Midnight Plum, Rimmel Lasting Finish in 124 Bordeaux, Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss in 011.

This a pretty assorted collection of fall shades in not only lipsticks but some more sheer and easy to wear options as well. I have acquired a bit of a lip product obsession but I love to have some pretty options! This year I’ve been trying to step out of my comfort zone and play around a little bit when it comes to my daily makeup. Lip colors has become one of my favorite ways to do so.

So what’s your favorite fall lip product?