How To Be A (Perfect) Blogger

You guys already know I'm a blogging expert. So expert in fact that I practically have my PHD in blogging. Since I'm so knowledgeable in my field, I thought I'd help all of you out, bigtime, and teach you how to become the perfect blogger. Just follow my steps and you'll become ult…

Grilled Cheese Bars + other DC happenings

Today my roommate and I headed into the city to spend our day off galavanting like metropolitan folk. We'd made plans to visit Grilled Cheese DC, a grilled cheese bar that opened up earlier this year. We'd heard tons of rave reviews and couldn't wait to check it out.
Sabrina got the &q…

That Time I Bought Lululemon Yoga Pants

The other day I bought a pair of Lululemon yoga pants. I know what you're thinking, Jess, you're a college student. You live on way less than $800 a month, you're basically struggling to stay alive every single day, how could you possibly afford $98 yoga pants?
The answer is, I can'…

my day off, a photo-an-hour-post.

9 AM - took some time to fully wake up and answer some emails. It's been so cold here lately that I've had to double up on blankets. There's a definite chill in the air! Sabrina and I decided to use our day off to do some shopping, especially to visit Ikea!
10 AM - getting ready for the …

50 MORE Creative Blog Post Ideas

A few years ago I wrote this post, and gave you 50 ideas for blog posts. Now, I've gotten creative again and decided to give you 50 more to steal, branch off of, ponder, and so on! Let's get those ideas flowing, shall we?
1. Go for a walk. Take photos of everything. 2. Let someone else write …

I'm Still Not Sure How I Feel About Taylor Swift

I'll be the first to say it, I never really liked Taylor Swift. Yes, she's a talented young lady. Yes, I think it's rad that she has won so many awards and produced so many hits. There was just always something about her that got under my skin, and I couldn't quite put my finger on…

What I Learned from My Beauty Hiatus

For the past few months I've been primarily "Maintenance Free." This was caused by a particularly daunting beauty disaster I'd had back in August, leaving me without eyebrows. Yes, you heard that right. I had basically no eyebrows for quite a long time. They'd been waxed enti…

A New Look! - Writing in Red Lipstick Rebrand

I did a little work on my blog design over the weekend, switched a few things around and decided to come up with a little mood board to go along with it. My concept for Writing in Red Lipstick is about embracing the creative spirit, appreciating the little things, and discussing art, media, makeup…

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

A little while back, Sabrina and I took a stroll around Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, VA. This was my first time visiting, interestingly enough in the fall, because Meadowlark is kinda locally famous for its flowers and beauty in springtime. So even though I missed the peak season, it wa…

Wishlist // Things I Obviously (want but don't) Need

I don't need this shirt from Thug Life Shirts but I want it. It's every thing I am. It's the ultimate truth.  For those reasons, you could argue that I need it. I also don't need this Diptyque candle, mainly because it's $68 or something. I've also never smelled a $68 candl…
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