The White Tee Trick (Also Known as Two Pops of Color) Using MAC Giambattista Valli Lipstick in Tats and the Kristin Perry Showered in Neon Necklace

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Two pops o’ color!

One of the quickest, most colorful ways I know to dress up a standard-issue white tee ensemble is by incorporating twin pops o’ color like a bright lip and a colorful necklace.

When the two pops complement each other, like the hot pinks in the new MAC Giambattista Valli Lipstick in Tats and the Kristin Perry Showered in Neon Necklace, this trick is both quick and easy.


But the complementary color thing isn’t an unbreakable rule, or any kind of rule for that matter. The thing is just to have two focal points. As long as you have that down, you should be good.

I call this “The White Tee Trick” because, apparently, everything in my life needs an ONICL (Official Name Involving Capital Letters). 🙂


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MAC Giambattista Valli Lipstick in Tats

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Kristin Perry Showered in Neon Necklace ($38)

By the way, the MAC Giambattista Valli collection stomps down the catwalk into MAC stores, the MAC website and counters tomorrow, July 9 (available through August 6).

I have a feeling this one might sell out quickly because of the bright colors and beautiful packaging, so if you’re interested, you might want to ride that pony sooner than later.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Lulle says:

    I’m not much of a necklace girl, but I do that a lot with a colorful handbag, shoes, belt or earrings. And it works great with a black tee too – actually during my 20s my “signature” party look was a black tee with red glass earrings and MAC Dubonnet on my lips. I loved that look!
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  2. You look absolutely stunning in this photo! The lipstick, the necklace and… the HAIR!!! W O W
    I love wearing white tees, your WTT will definitely come in handy!
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  3. Kirsten says:

    Man, I’m gonna have to start looking for bigger statement necklaces. You look stunning.

  4. Love the lippie and the necklace, Karen! I love a good statement piece.
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  5. Gauri says:

    The lippie looks so beautiful. I especially love the necklace.
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  6. Eesha says:

    Love that necklace and the lipstick look super pretty on you. 🙂
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  7. Ruchita says:

    So pretty! I love the lipstick color and the necklace. The bright colors are perfect for summer!

  8. Agata says:

    That lipstick is gorgeous and so is the necklace! Casual but glamour!

  9. Jessica says:

    White tee.

    I thought it said white TEA and i read your post in full and then read it again to look for the tea.

    Clearly, I need more tea.

    Thant is a pretty necklace.
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  10. Indya says:

    That lipstick looks gorgeous on you!
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  11. Fancie says:

    I do this all the time with just about everything in my wardrobe lol. Over the last couple of years, my style has gotten way too relaxed so I rely on cute jewelry, bags and makeup to bring it all together. I just ordered Tats this morning so I can’t wait to add a pop of color to my outfits with it. The color and packaging are just too cute! And that necklace is gorgeous!!
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  12. Pavithra says:

    So pretty! I know I sound like a broken record, but your skin is glooowwing! I’m totally with ya on The White Tee Trick 😀 I find myself veering away from bright and busy prints on my t-shirts these days only so I can wear a fuchsia lipstick with no care 😀
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  13. Anything is dressed up by a bold lip. You look great as always.
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  14. Pamela Haddad says:

    I LOVE that color! And your hair looks way cool!

  15. Lauren says:

    You look outstanding!!! Gorgeous lip color on you! Perfect tan, hair, necklace…ahhh I could never stand next to you! jK, you look amazing, Karen!

  16. Kim says:

    Oh, my goodness – you look gorgeous, as always. You always pick the best statement necklaces and I love this one on you. So summery and colorful. As you know, I’m totally on board with the white T at any time. 🙂

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