#OOTN - Monochrome and Red Lips

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Today, I bring you a very simple Outfit of the Night - something I wore out to dinner a few weeks ago. I'd had this lovely draped white blouse from River Island hanging in my wardrobe for ages, and I couldn't wait to wear it any longer. I paired it with some black jeans and lace-up heels. I actually think that black leather trousers would work better than jeans, but since I don't currently own any of those, I had to make the best of what I had! (Yet another item to add to my never ending wish list.) You might recognise the heels. I featured them in my post about the Inside Out Beauty event, so if you want to see what they look like with a dress/playsuit then click here. I added a blazer and a clutch, both of which have racked up many years of devoted service to my wardrobe, and my look was pretty much complete.

#OOTN - Monochrome and Red Lips


River Island White BlouseBecause my outfit was quite plain, I opted to add some interest by curling my hair and slapping on a red lip. Red lips with a black and white outfit is one of my all-time favourite combinations. I chose Ruby Woo by Mac, which is my new love. My sister warned me before I bought it that it's like chalk to apply, and she was right, but the finished result is well worth the trouble in my opinion. I have several red lipsticks, but the matte finish of this one sets it apart from the rest of my collection. I love it!

Mac Ruby Woo
Incidentally, the theme of this photo taking session was hysterical laughter. My husband was making fun of my posing. I have included the following photos as proof of just how funny he was.
 
#OOTN - Monochrome and Red Lips
Still, we got there in the end!

For the finishing touches, I added some delicate jewellery and Barry M nail polish in Coconut.

Delicate Jewellery
Blouse - River Island, Jeans, Ring - Topshop, Blazer, Shoes, Clutch - Zara, Necklace - Bought from a jeweller in Santorini
 
This blouse is still available from River Island and comes in several colours including coral, purple, blue and black. Which colour would you go for, and how would you style it? I love pinching other people's outfit ideas!
 
Kate x
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37 comments

  1. Your top, those shoes and hot red lips made the whole look classy! :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
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  2. You look gorgeous! Very simple but elegant and chic outfit! And I adore your shoes!! xx
    Mummy's Beauty Corner

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    1. Thank you! They are not the most comfortable, but I like the way they look, so I suffer and wear them anyway! x

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  3. I really like outfits like this, simple and beautiful. That blouse is perfect!

    Bella Pummarola

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    1. Thank you so much! It is a lovely blouse, and very reasonably priced too. x

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  4. You look gorgeous. Love your shoes. xx

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  5. What a gorgeous outfit from top to toe!!
    The shoes are gorgeous!!!
    Martina xx

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  6. Love your hair so much dear :D

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  7. You are so pretty Kate! Really love your hair and that red lipstick suits you so much! :)
    Simimaus

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  8. Love this combo, and it was what I was planning on pulling out tomorrow night! Simple yet so beautiful.

    Annabel ♥
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  9. The outfit is so cool and i saw that blouse at zara yesterdayxxx
    mari
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  10. Beautiful outfit, and I have those shoes too!! ^_^

    xx
    MJ

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  11. Absolutely love this outfit, you look gorgeous! I'd probs be safe and go for the black or white, however I think purple would look perfect with some gold jewellery <3

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  12. You look so so so beautiful ! Love the feminine/masculine vibe, and your hair and makeup are gorgeous !

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  13. You look absolutely beautiful - gorgeous photos and you still look gorgeous even though you're caught in the middle of laughing!!!

    The red is a gorgeous colour and sometimes even though the texture isn't great it looks great when worn!!

    Ahhhh - I love the necklace too….it's so, so pretty and the nail polish…..will definitely check out that when shopping next - beautiful colour!!!

    I bought a blazer from River Island recently and have seen they have some really beautiful things…they went through a funny phase a few months ago but it seems a lot better now! :)

    Gorgeous as always! :)

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  14. cool look!

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  15. wow so sensual and stylish....
    would you follow each other ?
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  16. Very nice ootn!!

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    xoxo

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  17. Really good pics!! Love your rings!

    Kisses!!

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  18. You look so chic and classy in this outfit, I love that it's simple, but very feminine thanks to heels and red lips and I think you look amazing in this hairstyle :)

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  19. I love your style!

    There's a new post online, I'm waiting for you!
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  20. You look stunning I love how simple yet elegant this look is I think you can never go wrong with a black and white sharp look and red lips!

    Much love xxx
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  21. A really working girl ! Perfect

    kisses
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  22. Look fab! Your hair is beautiful!

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    Chione XX

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  23. What a total and utter stunner you are Kate! You are a real babe and I love how you are so natural in front of the camera; so sweet your husband was making you laugh! This only adds to the photos. Graham does the same to me but I wish he wouldn't as my expressions are so cringy when he does! Nothing like yours! :) The monochrome vibe is really "you" and works so gorgeously. Curls and your red lip add such chic touches. I love your blouse, again, just so chic. I think I'd opt for the black blouse and add my burgundy bowler and ripped jeans. Coconut is gorgeous on your nails too, love! <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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  24. Absolutely gorgeous Kate! You look stunning..love the outfit!

    Love Priya

    MyFashionFixes

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  25. likee it

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  26. I still love this look so much - you really do look gorgeous!! :)

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  27. Such a polished look - love it!!

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