Looking at these pics it’s hard to believe red was once a color I used to shy away from – apparently it only takes one negative comment (“trust me, that’s not your color!”) to completely scare you off something when you’re just 13!
Despite having spent years steering clear of pretty much anything boasting this vivid hue however, I’ve recently found myself obsessing over it (um, clearly!) so when Neiman Marcus asked if I’d be interested in checking out their “Friends and Family” event I knew I’d be searching for a little red dress. While I had nothing more specific than color in mind it didn’t take long for me to realize that this Shoshanna dress was a must have – scalloped lace, short sleeves and a mid length hem? I mean, it might as well have been made for me!
Since I have a tendency to gravitate toward the conservative when it comes to my personal style I decided really piling on the red would not only allow me to indulge my latest obsession but actually lend this look a little something extra. I don’t know about you but I’m a huge fan of monochrome outfits so despite bending the rules just a little (to accommodate this adorable pink circle bag from Mansur Gavriel) I’m still really pleased with how this turned out. So pleased in fact that I now officially know what I’ll be wearing this December 25th and again on January 27th – yeah, I’d also love to know why the hubby’s office “holiday” party is taking place more than a month after the big day!
P.S. If you’re anything like me then you still have an entire list of people to shop for this holiday season! Thankfully however, procrastination does pay off every now and again . . .