Who is the fairest in the land? London City that's who. With all the snow that's been falling for the last few days London is currently enjoying the most magical seasonal makeover which has turned this grey gritty metropolis into the scene of a fairytale right now.
Since this morning there has been a persistent soft sprinkling of snowflakes and fallen snow has settled to a height of ten centimetres in some places. Right now, despite the cold, it is lovely to be out and about in this winter wonderland. Fresh dry powdery snow on the pavements glitters in the soft and muted glow of late afternoon daylight and makes a satisfying crunching sound underfoot. There is a strange quietness, as if the sounds of this normally cacophonous city are being muffled by a giant soft pillow. Whilst walking through the city on my way to the British Museum to have afternoon tea I was treated to heart warming scenes of people in the small park squares along the way, building snowmen and having snowball fights, adults and children alike. The snow brings out the child in all of us.
I was determined not to wear all black today and went out in mostly navy and a bit of leopard. I have actually been thinking a lot about the colour red lately and that I could do with more of in my winter wardrobe. Quite taken by the idea of a bright red coat at the moment but, in the absence of one to hand, I put on my favourite red lipstick instead.
Here are two good examples of where fellow bloggers have been having an influence on me! Firstly there was the recommendation over at Thriftmystyle to embrace a pop of red for winter in the form of a red bag. That planted a little seed of desire to be wearing something scarlet to brighten up the weary winter months. I've also been following Courtney's challenge to wear red lipstick every day for a month over at Those Graces, a challenge that took her out of her comfort zone with regard to her appearance. The impact it had on her makes a fascinating read and for lovers of red lipstick it is a must read. Here's a quote from her as a teaser:
"What started off as a fun challenge turned into an enlightening experience of bravery, boldness and self confidence. I didn’t expect that from a simple tube of red lipstick."I own a lot of red lipstick but have lapsed into only wearing it for shows and special occasions. Thanks to Courtney I've been making an effort to wear it more often. It is the perfect pop of red for winter, especially against the bright white of a snowy backdrop, and it went down well with the girls I met for afternoon tea. And just look at the example set by Snow White London with her little red pops of colour. Isn't she beautiful? London is a gal who loves her red lippie too!
Feeling visible in red lipstick? You bet! Linking up to Visible Monday over at Not Yet Dead Style.
Lipstick: Ruby Woo by Mac; Navy Coat: Kaylee Tankus; Leopard Print Scarf: Warehouse; Leopard Print Umbrella: Britt; Navy Lace Dress: Carven; Wedge Heel Shearling Boots: Ugg; Bag: Michael by Michael Kors