2.20.2013

Read My Lips//We Live Upstairs


1. I find confidence in wearing whatever pretty or feminine thing I want to, while still taking pride in my feminist ideals. 
2. I find confidence in hours spent in front of my fireplace, laughing with friends. 
3. I find confidence in the understanding gazes and infinite encouragement of the ones that love me most. 

My color is a rich plum. It's my favorite color to wear not only because it's out of the box and bold (for me), but also because it's so customizable. It's small potatoes, but being able to stand in front of my closet each morning and know that I can be whoever I want to be each day is something I treasure very deeply- and my lipstick plays a huge part in that. Though it's one of the last things I do before stepping out into the world each day, my lipstick is often the first thing someone notices about me. Being able to lighten or darken the shade of my lips based on who I am that day is a small thing that can make the biggest difference.

Find more of Leah at We Live Upstairs. Isn't she lovely? I have been enjoying her blog for a few months now. You will want to check her out. Thanks for stopping by, Leah!

15 comments:

  1. I was just thinking yesterday that I should look back through your "Read My Lips" archives for some new lipstick and then you post this little gem. You read my mind, Bri! :)

    http://sierrabritton.blogspot.com/

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  2. she is too cute. i love her #1 -- it's so true that as women we need to let ourselves love what we love, to not let our tastes & predilections be counted as points against us, or be necessary indicators that we are weak or unidealistic. it's so hard to do sometimes.

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  3. she is a doll! i have been following her blog for sometime now. i love that shade of lip color, i don't believe i have ever tried it!

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbit.blogspot.com

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  4. You're such a doll Leah. <3 Miss you sweet girl! Also I love your color choice. Lipstick is my newest bff. I love buying new shades and trying them out!

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  5. I love this series of yours, Bri, and am so grateful I got to be apart of it!

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  6. She is so pretty. I've always been more of a lip gloss girl but think I should get some lipstick to spice things up, it definitely makes me feel confident and feminine when I wear it, I'll have to buy a new one this weekend!

    A Flower Of The Sky

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  7. She has the cutest bangs. I never would have thought to try plum lipstick, but maybe now I will.

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  8. I love Leah and her blog! And what a great idea for a feature on lipstick. I really need a plum shade in my life :)

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  9. gosh I love these posts so much! They are such a gem!

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  10. love the pictures, and the whole post. wonderful job! x
    -Jianine

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  11. Ahh I completely agree, it's so nice to be able to match a lipstick to how you're feeling, and it can really make an outfit come together too!

    Love, rachelsgonevintage.co.uk x

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  12. that blouse is so pretty, coming over to check this blog out!

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  13. you're the cutest! I'd like to feel comfy in skirts and dresses, but unfortunately I'm more of a pants girl. i think it just comes naturallY!

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