Monday, September 21, 2009

when in doubt wear red

red bubble dress-f21
animal print sweater/leggings-target
black patent leather belt-taken from another dress
gold bangles-purchased from street vendor
shoes-steve madden wedges

ususally mondays are dreadful. i've been working on being a little less "debbie downer" about my life. are there certain things that i would like to change-absolutely! but, in the grand scheme of things my life is pretty great-i have healthy family, happy(most of the time) children and a beautiful home. in honor of my celebratory mood i decided to throw in this red dress. it's been hanging in closet for probably a year, maybe longer. it was one of those things that i bought without trying on and when i got it home i wasn't thrilled with the way it looked. so there it hung looking so sad and teasing me with its vibrant color. last night i was putting clothes away and decided on a whim to try it on again. in an effort to make it more figure flattering i added a belt. first a wide one but i think this skinny belt defines my waist a little more. people are going to notice you wearing red so you might as well add an animal print cardigan too. after belting the dress, it was a little short for work so i went with leggings instead of tights because i think they're a little unexpected. i have another pair that i'll probably wear this week. i think the wedges instead of heels make it a little more "daytime".

"when in doubt wear red"
bill blass
*i didn't take pictures until after work and grocery shopping so i think it looks a little wrinkled but i still really like the outfit


  1. Red and leopard print? I die. Love love LOVE!

  2. I LOVE this outfit! That leopard cardi is to die for! super fab!