Future So Bright

January 30, 2012

I am a fair skinned broad – it’s true.  I used to be quite unhappy with my porcelain skin, especially when I was younger and being tan was “in”.  These days, I’ve gotten more and more comfortable with my fair skin because it’s what makes me, me.  However, with this skin comes the inability to wear a lot of equally pale colors because they completely wash me out.  Lately I have been making a concerted effort to look on the bright side (both in life and in closet), so instead of being bummed about the pretty soft tones that I can’t wear, I choose to focus on the bold, bright colors that offset this nearly-clear skin of mine and any bad moods on the horizon.

Dress (worn as skirt): J. Crew Factory / Peplum top: Forever 21 / Shoes:  Steve Madden via TJ Maxx / Blazer:  Forever 21 / Belt: J. Crew

Lipstick: Maybelline Red Revival / Nails: NARS Senryou

  • http://www.oh-fancythat.com Emily

    You look beautiful! I am very fair skinned as well — and am learning to embrace it :) Happy Monday!

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Just keep trying, Emily. Your older self will thank you!

  • http://Www.eclecticsnapshots.blogspot.com Amanda

    I am the same way – fair skinned! I also hated it when I was younger. It seemed like everyone around me was always so beautifully bronzed while I was sun burned.
    I haven’t ever been big on lighter colors so it works out that I love bold colors.

    You look fabulous! Love the lipstick on you!

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Amen, sista. I always claimed to get tan but I wasn’t kidding anyone. Thanks for the compliments :)

  • Missy

    Proof that “Fair” is beautiful ! Goodbye tan…you look awesome !

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Thank you Missy!

  • http://www.theshortandthesweetofit.com Alexa

    Oh I love. Especially the brights paired with the nude shoes.

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Thanks, Alexa!!

  • Alison H

    I LOVE those shoes! And hats off to the bright lipstick. It looks gorgeous on you!

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Thanks, it is scary to wear bright lipstick but so fun at the same time :)

  • http://navyandorange.blogspot.com navy & orange

    love everything about this outfit!

    xoxo navy & orange

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Thank you!

  • http://www.ohitsjustperfect.com Oh, It’s Just Perfect!

    Oh, the pale skin – I hear you!! It look me a LONG time to be happy with my skin color and not try to fry myself in the sun to look tan. It’s still a battle sometimes though. I look at your pictures though and think your skin is GORGEOUS! So pretty and elegant looking. Us pale girls have to stick together! Haha. Oh, and that outfit is gorgeous.

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      I hear you, it is still a battle sometimes, but that’s where our friend sunless tanner comes in handy, right!? Thanks for the sweet words :)

  • http://www.seemerwar.com Rebecca from See Me Rwar

    I love the peplum bottom to your blouse! So lovely! And your skirt is beautiful!

    See Me Rwar

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Thank you! I am loving peplum right now!

  • http://www.thekellytang.com Kelly

    I love your peplum top! It looks amazing with that skirt!!

    <3 Kelly

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Thank you Kelly!

  • http://mydesignchic.com designchic

    You look beautiful – love the peplum top…gorgeous colors!!

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Thank you! It is always nice to have color for a grey day :)

  • http://asimpleaffairblog.blogspot.com/ Carly {a simple affair}

    YES-the peplum top made the blog. So fabulous. Loving your great attitude and pops of color! xo

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Heck yes, I couldn’t WAIT to wear that peplum top!

  • http://trishiekoh.blogspot.com trishie

    Fair skin really suits you. You look stunning in that outfit

    • Lauren {Stylized Existence}

      Thank you so much, Trishie!

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