After-Work Style: Red Hot Sunday Shopper!

Hello everyone and welcome to the Sunday post. 

Just a quick one today but I'm suddenly feeling in a vibrant red, summer strawberry related mood and this has reflected itself in a little shopping trip that I took recently and a couple of nice purchases that I thought I would share here on the blog today.

The Bag.

The Bag.

Now the reason for these two purchases was to get some matching articles to go with the red flats pictured below. I bought them quite a while ago but haven't worn them yet as I really needed a matching bag to make them work with say a nice navy or black dress or cropped trousers and shirt. The shoes were in the Zara sale a while back so unfortunately I can't link to them as they're no longer available although I did find some similar ones here.

The first new purchase was a cute little red handbag, again from Zara, and currently in the sale for £9.99 reduced from £22.99! It's a perfect colour match for the shoes and a decent sized bag with three zipped compartments plus a long detachable strap enabling it to work as a handbag, messenger bag or a clutch - bonus! It's still available online here.

The Lip Pencil.

The Lip Pencil.

I was also really in need of a new red lip colour and was keen to try out one of the Nars Satin Lip Pencils that everyone has been raving about so I picked one up in the colour Golshan.

These pencils are really lovely to use and this particular colour is quite a lot brighter than it looks on the packaging so it goes really well with the bag and shoes! The pigmentation of these little beauties is really strong and the texture smooth and moisturising. I've only used it a few times but so far so good - I'm very impressed with the results.

So I really just wanted to share these with you today - mainly so that I could get the information to you before the bag sells out in case it takes your fancy! If red is your thing or you're just looking to add a little vibrancy into your wardrobe then perhaps these striking accessories and a hint of a bright red lip would be a good way to make a start.

Whatever you're doing today I hope you're relaxing and having a great Sunday. Make sure you check in to the blog this week for some upcoming posts that include tips on positive thinking and part two of my hidden London walk.

Farewell for now.