Legs and lippie

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Primark dress, belt and ring, thrifted shirt, New Look wedges, Me & Zena ring

Is there some rule that warns against red lipstick and bare legs? ‘Cause I think I just broke it! Oh well.

I love throwing this chambray shirt (originally from M&S but picked up in good old St Gemma’s for £2) over anything and everything. It’s the perfect way to dress down an outfit that was straying dangerously close to trailer trash nautical. I mean, come on – sequins, wedge heels, red lipstick and stretch jersey? You know what I’m saying!

Do you have a go-to item to take a dressy outfit down a notch? Or do you prefer to go glam for the everyday? Tell me please!

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Scarves! If I feel like the outfit is too dressed up for an average day, I have a million scarves I can potentially throw on!

Lou x – craftyandquirky.blogspot.com

Roo Paprika

Ha, if that’s a rule there’s a lot of people in my county breaking it!

I’m almost always dresing down glam, it just doesn’t suit me going all out. However, a much used item is a 70s style gilet I have, I love chucking it almost anything

Em x

Gorgeous, i love those shoes. I think red lipstick is great with bare legs, i love bright lips in the summer x

Vintage Vixen

No way is that trailer-trash! Totally fabulous and classy to the max. Great legs and I love that lippie on you, too.
Now you know me, I don’t really do dressing down, my dear Jen, but my trusty vintage denim waistcoat is the comfort blanket I turn to if it all looks a bit too OTT.


Sweet sweeeel! Jen’s lookin’ HAWT 😉 haha aww you look lovely missus! You should rock the rouge lips more often, really suits you. I look like a ten year old boy in drag when it comes to red lippie xx


This is my favourite outfit of yours so far I think! You suit the lips and legs combo very well. My go-to item would have to be my bleach denim jacket. I think denim is the easiest thing to dress something down, but without going too casual.

Sam Harvey

my go to is my military army green jacket. puts the hammer on. especially the shorter the skirt goes. heavy dash of jacket does the trick.

Fashion Bandit

I’m nautical as well today (http://the-fashion-bandit.blogspot.com/) – must be something in the air! 🙂

Never heard of the no legs and red lips – I break that one on a weekly basis! I think you look fab!

My safety blanket is my leggings, I’m not too confident with my bare legs so I always revert to the leggings if I think my outfit look at little ott (ie.e most days!) xx


Jen you little minx!!
Love this look, fab legs.

I always dress down my sequins and blingy gems by wearing denim or something slouch. Hareem pants with tons of chains and bling. Yes please!

X xx

E is for Eleanor

I think my leather jacket is my dress-down item. Not great for summer, but so good with little dresses.

I love that dress! Wish I could pull off stripes a little better!


Wow legs… glad that it’s tights-less weather down there now. You have to show off more of those gorgeous legs.

Toms shoes… I normally dress down a dressy outfit by wearing them. xoxo


hmm i don’t know, i think just wearing something with flats can dress it down. and also it depends on what kind of cardigan i have on and how bold my lipstick is.


I haven’t heard of a red lipstick barelegs one – usually I do know all these old wives type things – red shoes no knickers maybe, but red lipstick, no! (I wear red shoes AND knickers just to clarify!)x


Very nice outfit. The legs and lippy look FAB! Im all about the sequins and stretch jersy. 🙂 I find plain ballet flats dress down most of my outfits.
♥ Jess x


I think I probably just alter my shoes to dress things up or down. A pair of plimsolls with the laces taken out seems to dress down a girly frock very nicely.

You look stunning in that last photo – great legs!


hhmmmmm i dunno if i have one item to take dressy down a notch, when i wear a dress for work i try to tone it down with some sorta flat pump and a cardy. I LOVE this look Jen!! red lippy and bare legs should be your staple for the summer 🙂 x


oooh, that outfit is really pretty, your legs look amazing!

I agree with the converse comment above – makes pretty much everything more casual. x


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