Fashionistas, so glad you are here!
Today I am seeing red. And if you scroll down just a bit, you will be, too. I have very intentionally begun adding more red to my ‘wardrobe’. I use that term loosely for the clothes in my closet. A wardrobe sounds intentional. My clothing is not terribly so. But the addition of red has been!
Several posts back, perhaps even the last time I opened “My Fashion Haus”, I shared two looks and ask your opinion about which looked best on me. Remember? Here’s the post for a quick review. While I tend to migrate toward earth tones, and subdued color, almost everyone preferred the red outfit on me!
That revelation has me adding more red, brighter colors in general, to my closet. My OOTD for church and dinner out last Saturday is an example. Have a look.
In an early summer trip to Loft, my daughter Brennyn scored some sensational off-the-shoulder and cold shoulder tops on sale.
I ran straight over to our Loft after seeing her bounty in pictures from the dressing room. But left my store empty-handed and disappointed. Decided to try online instead and that’s where I met up with this little red cutie.
So many things I love about this top. Soft, drapey fabric, interesting back details, and it’s NO IRON!! Might be all I wear til I wear it out. Maybe I should have bought two (or ten?) of these. You can buy one or ten, too, here.
Raw Hems and Ballet Shoes
I added the top to a new pair of white raw hem crop jeans from Loft. For this outfit, I wound up rolling the cuff so that the hem hit higher on my calf. That meant the raw hem wasn’t evident when I had them on. But here’s the reason for rolling the cuff..
…these red shoes. Wish I could take the credit for finding these at Target but the credit goes to my sweet friend Jodie. She featured a similarly snappy pair of shoes on her blog but they were out of my price range. I mentioned that in a comment and Jodie shopped around online until she found a couple of inexpensive options for this blogger on a budget.
Of course, I wanted to highlight the ankle ties so had to roll my raw hem jeans up a notch to do so.
Felt like such a ballerina. Or dancer of some sort. You know what they say about wearing red. That might or might not be why I have subconsciously steered away from it. As a child, I couldn’t stand under the streetlight in our yard at night, either. If you get my drift.
Trying to get my cuffs and laces even made PC crazy and me crazier. I kept checking them in my reflection in every window we passed.
Here’s the whole ensemble – how’s that for sounding intentional – on a flat lay.
Loft top and jeans, Mossimo Supply Co. shoes and pearl necklace and bracelet from Target.
Saturday Night Out
As I write this, it occurs to me that maybe some of you will argue that this isn’t exactly an appropriate outfit for church. In all honesty, I was a little worried myself. But our Saturday night service appeals to a more casual church-goer, decidedly less conservative. When it comes down to it, I am just baring my shoulders and a lot of neck. A lot of 59-year-old neck, at that. Maybe that would make this top inappropriate for me anywhere?
BUT I wore it. Felt all dressed up and even almost trendy. Pretty sure God was just glad I showed up, bare neck, shoulders and all.
OOTD on unmistakenably unflat me.
Can you tell I like seeing red?
I have often said that I didn’t start blogging to make money (good thing!). We would certainly starve to death. Occasionally, on “My Fashion Haus” posts, you will see a kind of online shopping slideshow of pieces similar to the clothes I am featuring. By clicking on a photo, readers are taken to the site where that item is sold. And for each click, I receive a penny or two (truly a penny or two). PC has no plans for giving up his day job! And I think we have to reach $100 before we even receive a pay out. I am up to a whopping $16.16. Just wanted to explain the ins and outs of the program before sharing this digital fashion show.
My bank account and I thank you for any clicks!
So, tell me true…are you seeing red in your future? Are you comfortable wearing bold colors? Have you embraced the off-the-shoulder and cold shoulder looks? How about the raw hem denim or lace ballet flats? This entire outfit pushed the envelope right out of the mailbox for me! But I felt fashionable and trendy. And that’s a good thing when you are 59, fast approaching 60.
Thank you, fashionistas and friends, for joining me in “My Fashion Haus”. I am linking-up with Carrie and Jill and their fashionable friends for Thursday Fashion Files and with Jennie for Fabulous Friday.
Run by to see what they are wearing today!
Hugs and kisses,