Australian Autumn/Winter Fashion

Hi everyone, today I’m back with two looks that I’ve styled for Autumn/Winter.

As we are coming into the colder months in Australia which unfortunately means packing away our bright sun dresses and sandals and opting for woollen coats & thick knitted skirts, here I’ve styled two looks that I think are perfect for the colder months and can incorporate some pieces of clothing you may already have in your wardrobe.

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Photo via Polyvore – Styled by me.

I think for Autumn/Winter fashion layers always look great, so for my first outfit I opted for a long sleeved turtle neck under a short sleeved cape. This look would be great for days when it’s not so chilly that you need a heavy coat.

I’ve opted for pumps with this outfit but knee-high boots with a thick heel would be perfect as well. Add a knitted scarf and you’re on your way.

For my second outfit I’ve paired a silk cami with a tube skirt and added a coat. I love this look as it adds a feminine aspect with the cami and adding the grey coat gives it texture and most importantly keeps you warm. I have opted for a heel here as well, you could also pair this look with boots.

Colours and textures to look out for when shopping;





Leather & Leather dresses (faux leather for me)

Silk blouses

& Booties.

This is just a small guide to getting your wardrobe Autumn/Winter ready and as always you add your own flair. if you want to wear bright pink and neon through winter then you do you boo.

Style yourself and tag me on all social media @Paintedlipstick so I can see you!

xo Cassie

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Bargain Hunting

Hi everyone today I’m back with a post on where to find fashion and accessories at a great price online!

For those of you who have been reading my blog for a while now know that I love a bargain and always find myself making a b line for the sale rack trying to find a bargain so when got in contact with me I was very very excited as they offer designer fashion pieces at 80% off.

How it all works – you log into the website with Instagram purchase whatever you like off the site and then upload a photo to Instagram.

I took a little tour of their website and fell in love. I’ve chosen a few pieces to show here but you could seriously go crazy, I am lusting after nearly everything on the site!


These gorgeous Kate Spade Dear Valentine Heart stud earing’s were $62.40 down to $45.60.


This gorgeous piece by Jennifer Zeuner – Sky, Moon and Star piece was $228.80 down to $167.80.


This timeless Marc Jacobs watch was $292.50 down to $213.75

I am loving all of the small dainty pieces of jewellery that can be layered over one another and the chunky pieces that are perfect to add a little extra to your outfit.

You can also find bags and sunglasses all at discounted prices.

Westegg have even given me a code for you guys to use to get a further 10% off everything on the site just use #wearwestegg at the checkout!

Happy shopping!

xo Cassie

This post has been sponsored by –  ALL opinions are my own.

Styling A Tube Skirt

Hey everyone, today I’m back with how I style a tube skirt for Summer.

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Photo via Polyvore – Styled by me.

Today i’ve styled two outfits that I think could take you from lunch with friends, to dinner and drinks easily. I’ve stayed within a very clean monochromatic palette which I think is perfect, as a tube skirt can be worn time and time again and can quickly become a staple piece.

Here I’ve paired both skirts with a cami style top which I think pairs perfectly, but could of course be paired however you want. A simple black crop top or a turtle neck tucked in would look lovely for the colder months.

I am absolutely loving these looks for any occasion, they’re effortlessly chic and feminine and the best part is that you could achieve this look without breaking the bank, Here are some on that are lovely and affordable.

Would you wear these outfits? let me know in the comments.

xo Cassie


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Ho Ho Holiday Makeup Look

Hey everyone, today I’m back with a fun Christmas themed makeup look.

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Products used

Ardell lash glue

Lorac mega pro palette




-Deep teal

W7 Mascara

LimeCrime Lipstick –  Retrofuturist

LA Girl glazed lip paint – Pin Up

Maybeline color tattoo in tough as taupe

Loral Magic Nude liquid powder foundation

Thin Lizzy darkest powder – Contour

Napoleon Perdis – Blush Patrol

Green craft glitter

Red Cherry #102 lashes

Estee Lauder Blush – Nude rose

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I started out by brushing fawn all over my lid as a base and blended camel into my crease, I then used the deep teal shade to map out where I wanted my wing to be. I used a small synthetic brush and in small sections I dabbed on lash glue, and using a wet small brush I picked up the green glitter and placed it on the glue, I did this until the wing was covered in the green glitter. (You could use a black liner to map out the wing, but I found that using a similar shade to the glitter you’re using just means that if you do see any of the shadow/liner, it will blend in)

I took a little bit of the teal, and the dark brown shade and blended that on my lower lash line and prepped my lashes for falsies. For this look I used my biggest and most dramatic lashes, but to make this look a little more wearable you could use a wispy lash.

I buffed in my foundation, and filled in my brows as usual and contoured my cheeks, I then used a muted rose blush shade, and a rose gold highlight to finish off my skin. I kept my skin very neutral as I wanted most of the attention on my eyes. I finished off my look with a a bright red glossy lip using Limecrimes retrofuturist all over and dabbing the LA girl glazed lip paint in the center.

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I had so much fun with this look, and you could change the colour of the glitter to make this suitable for a New Years Eve look.

if you recreate this look make sure you show me using #Paintedlipstick and tagging me @Paintedlipstick on all social media!

I hope you all have a very merry Christmas and stay safe! ill be back on the blog in the new year, but to keep updated on all things beauty be sure for follow me on Twitter and Instagram @Paintedlipstick.

xo Cassie

Strawberry Kisses

Hi everyone, today I’m back with another DIY!

I was browsing different clothing websites (as I do) and came across some really cool printed lip jeans and fell in love. unfortunately they cost an arm and a leg to buy and get sent to Australia. I was really grumpy until I figured that I could probably make them myself without the large price tag.

And voilà, here they are!


Here’s what you’ll need

100% cotton jeans 

Printable transfer paper



This is a great DIY for some old faded worn in jeans, or some new ones like mine. I picked up a pair of jeans from factorie for $20 and got the transfer paper from Lincraft for $24. I only used one sheet of paper for this tutorial so all up the jeans cost me about $20.41 AUD.

Now what you need to do is basically follow the instructions on the transfer paper to a T! I really wanted to skip steps and wait less time, but to make sure they turn out right, follow the instructions.

start out by finding a print that you like, I knew I wanted to do lips so I did a quick google search and found some that I thought would look good, I then altered them and got them to the right size.

The template that I made can be downloaded here.

make sure that you cut really close to your picture so you don’t get a white border!


You could also put all different text on your clothes if you wanted something really different. I think that would look good on an acid wash denim jacket for a real grunge look.

Do you like this idea, would you try it out? if you do, be sure to tag me on all social media @Paintedlipstick

xo Cassie






Spring Racing Fashion

Hey everyone, today I’m back with 3 spring racing carnival looks.


(Photo Via Polyvore  – Styled by Me)

I have created 3 looks suitable for Melbourne spring racing carnival week starting with a look for;

Derby day, where women classically wear black and white. When I was putting together this first look I was originally going to pair a black and white printed dress with a white clutch, but I personally think a block colour dress and a printed clutch looks a lot chicer.

Crown Oaks Day, is a day is when you can add some colour to your spring racing outfit. hosting Myers fashions on the field means it’s definitely time to get dressed to the nines. I love this emerald green dress paired with cream accessories, and the simple fascinator just ties the whole looks together.

Melbourne Cup, I love this look I think it’s classic while still being fun for spring with the pops of pink. I have seen some shockers at Melbourne cup, people coming in all sorts of silly costumes, so the day is very open to being able to wear whatever you want within reason.

I love all of these looks and the most important part is that you can wear the dresses again to another function.

do you like these looks, would you wear them to the races?

let me know in the comments

xo Cassie

Styling Distressed Denim Jeans

Hey everyone, today I’m back with 3 different ways to style distressed denim jeans.

I’ve shown you how to take a plain pair for jeans from drab to fab here, now I’ve put together some cute outfit ideas for the Spring/Summer months ahead of us.


Photo via Polyvore – Styled by me

I love these three outfits because they can be laid back for a day out shopping, and then dressed up with a tailored blazer for a night out. I love the little pops of colour in each one. And I think the backpack for the third outfit makes it so fun.

You could also add a camel coloured coat to the second outfit and swap the mint green necklace for a gold chunky chain, and booties for a more fall appropriate look for those of you coming into the cooler months.

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Photo via Polyvore – Styled by me

Distressed denim is huge this season and I am really loving it, and have been living in my jeans.

Would you wear any of these outfits? let me know in the comments

xo Cassie