I’ve been on a nude lip kick for way too long and this look gave me a chance to break the rut. While I love to change up the makeup products I use each day, I will often stick with the same lip colors for months on end whether that be nudes or bold shades. The warmer weather is a great time to begin pulling out my favorite reds and vibrant oranges for daytime. Typically when I wear a lip this bold, I keep almost everything else in my makeup look simple and understated to let the lip stand out. This top was the perfect piece to match with one of my favorite reds – NARS Heat Wave. And of course, the rest of the outfit was neutral because the top had enough going on! 
Yesterday Stan and I visited a gorgeous topiary garden exhibit near Baltimore and the whole place was stunning. Actually one of my favorite books growing up was The Secret Garden and I’ve always been fascinated by ornate gardens. I could have wandered around the property all day long yesterday and never grow tired of all the cute places to sit, relax and take in all the gorgeous greenery and flowers. Now that we have a formal backyard I would love to create a small sitting area to enjoy in the warm weather. If only I could find a way to have it without all the bugs. 🙂 

Top – Anthropologie | Jeans – Current Elliott | Shoes – Joie (also available here and here) | Bag – Sophie Hulme (similar here) | Sunglasses – Stella McCartney (similar here and budget version here) | Lips – NARS Heat Wave

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