Happy Day Challenge: Wear it Loud and Proud (and a gift for you!)

I so wish I had a photo of my Grandmother right now, but I’m writing this post last minute and didn’t have time to find one. Not like a recent photo, but a 1950’s photo when she was wearing her netted hat, heels, and A-line dresses.

My Grandmother Catherine, Sophia Catherine’s namesake, was a knockout. She was like a real Betty Draper. She loved to shop and loved all the latest fashions, but she was also a beautiful seamstress and sewed some gorgeous things. I have one of the dresses she hand-sewed and it’s one of the most special things I own. She was a diva…she subscribed to Vogue until the day she died…one month before Jack was born. ๏ปฟ
Catherine’s philosophy on life was this: If you’re wearing lipstick (the redder, the better) you will rock that day’s socks off.  She phrased it a little different than me, but I’m pretty close. ๏ปฟ

I used to think I couldn’t wear bright lipstick, but with the recent comeback in reds and bright pinks I’ve decided to wear it…loud and proud.
I did an experiment last week…I wore my red every day of the week…even the day I decided to wear sweats and clean bathrooms. Just taking the .05 seconds to slap it on made me feel better about myself. Catherine knew what she was talking about.๏ปฟ

If you’re thinking: “my skin is the wrong color for bright” “my hair and eyes aren’t suited for red” you are wrong, my friend.
Just slap a little bit of lipstick on and it’ll be alright!
Wear bright red this week.
Snap yo-self some sweet pics.
Be happy. ๏ปฟ

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Aaaaand, if you leave a comment I’ll throw your name in the hat for this little giveaway of a bright pink lip color and a bottle of summer nail polish. If you link up to this post, I’ll throw your name in twice!! So link up, comment, win a lil bit of happiness ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll announce the winner next Wednesday
Now for the link up part…last week your challenge was to plan or plant your garden. I cannot wait to see what you’ve done this week!!! So link up, sweet things. Grab a button on the sidebar, if you please.
And a Happy Wednesday to you!



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  1. Just in the nick of time…just finished my blog to link up 20 minutes before midnight. I had a happy day and you make me happy all the time.

    ps…I am not sure I linked up correctly so if it is not there…I tried.

    Love you.

  2. LOVE it!! I have always been a red lips kinda girl, though I have shied away from it in the past several years.

  3. loud and proud! love it and your grandmaother sounds a lot like mine. You are who you are so be proud of it!

  4. I love this post! I would totally have to agree that wearing lipstick really can boost your confidence! You put great words to what I am often thinking.

  5. your grandma sounds so lovely. i adore that she subscribed to vogue forever. ๐Ÿ™‚ so adorable.

    and woman, ya look stunning. ๐Ÿ™‚ keep up the awesomeness.


  6. 10 Points for being absolutely adorable, lady. Love the lipstick, and please say you'll post that picture of your grandma one of these days?! love, cailan

  7. Yay for bold lip colors! I'm all about them! Tried an awesome hot pink a few months ago- it's definitely a head turner!

  8. i love ya babe, but my hubby would LEAVE me if i wore red lipstick. pretty sure it was in our wedding vows. despises it. which is good, seems how i can count how many times in my life i've worn lipstick on one hand. but i shall wear soemthing loud and proud this week in your honor!

    p.s. my grandma is the trendiest person i know. at 80 years old. seriously.

  9. Love that Catherine!
    I can see that lovely,
    spunky women run
    in the family : )

    Happy Wednesday!

    xo Suzanne

    PS: So happy to see
    your name in my Midwest
    Living Magazine! I was
    on a plane when I spied
    the shout out and wanted
    to nudge the guy next to
    me and say, "Hey, I know

  10. Your mom and I were just talking about your grandma Cathy a few weeks ago, and her fashion! She was a super lady! Yay for red lipstick! ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great day!

  11. Your mom and I were just talking about your grandma Cathy a few weeks ago, and her fashion! She was a super lady! Yay for red lipstick! ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great day!

  12. You look great in red lipstick!! Go girl. Your grandmother sounds amazing!! Truly one of a kind, and I love what you said..a real Betty Drapper. I miss mine dearly. She passed when I was 17. I am terrfied to wear redltick, as Im a fair red head, but Debra Messing always pulls it off so maybe I can too..lol.

  13. Your grandmother sounds like my grandmother! Would never leave the house without her flaming red lipstick on…and she had Red hair!
    She taught me many things about being a lady!..(Maybe I should try to incorporate them again..)
    Beautiful pictures of you!

  14. Yippeee!! I'm IN.

    Okay the red thing… are you SURE we can all wear that?? Cause I want to believe you.. but I'm a little afraid. LOL There are like a billion different shades of red out there.. they confuse me when I'm trying to pick JUST ONE! And the funny thing is, I was putting your button in my post last night and thinking, "Man that girl can wear red lipstick…" Seriously, I was!

    Happy Wednesday!

  15. you would just DIE if you saw my sad little chicken lips in red my darling!
    can you say insecure? yup, that's me! haha!
    i am going to THINK about this one.
    but i think it's a fabulous idea!
    oh! and you look seriously gorgeous!
    i'm totally jealous that you can rock the red. ๐Ÿ™‚
    happy day!

  16. I'm so glad to be joining you today! I've been loving on your blog for awhile now and will look forward to future Happy Day Wednesday! Love that lipstick on you! Seriously, you should wear it always. Sometimes I throw on a little lip gloss or stick while doign the dishes or just watching tv. It's silly but I like it ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. All I have to say is WOW! You are gorgeous! Absolutely stunning!

    Oh- and that I'm lame and didn't get dirt under my fingernails this week. Can I turn in my assignment late for half credit?

  18. I'm glad to see the comeback of bright, cheery colors for lips and nails. I've always loved pinks and plums. Currently, I'm rocking purple nails. Goes well with my Clinique "A Different Grape" lips. ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great day!

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