Seeing Red

October 27, 2017

Where has October gone?! I can't believe we're more than halfway through the month and Starbucks holiday drinks will be taunting us in the next few weeks. Recently I became fixated on searching for a red dress. Something classic that could be worn multiple times especially with the cooler Kansas days ahead of us. I began an endless search for a red dress, but I couldn't help but wonder why I was so fixated on red.
Personally I feel like my power color is black, but where does that leave red? When it comes to painting my nails, applying eyeshadow, or putting on lipstick red is always my color of choice. It always makes me feel uplifted and motivated. Subconsciously I feel like being an Aries has always drawn me to red.

I've recently become obsessed with Jackie O's iconic style, especially her simple looks on her days off from being First Lady. She would wear plain shirtdresses and capris in solid shades. This dress is a mix of me taking a cue from Jackie's style book and my interest in red.
I still find that I'm constantly editing my closet and getting rid of pieces that don't bring me joy. I recently sold a Free People dress and put my earnings towards my new red dress fund. I actually found this dress on sale from Anthropologie for $14.96 in my size. It was exactly what I was looking for. This dress is perfect for the warmer October days and can transition to winter with layers like a turtleneck , tights, and a leopard coat. I'd love to find a quirky Kate Spade purse to go with this dress! 
What do you think of my eye look? I'm never getting over the ABH Modern Renaissance palette, and using a color switch with it is such a game changer.
This H&M trench coat is one of my most favorite pieces in my wardrobe. I bought it in 11th grade, and started wearing it on repeat during my freshman year of college. It has really held up over the years. Maybe when it starts to fall apart I'll invest in a more luxurious trench.
I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying their October. I can't believe its almost over. The weather has been so warm but its finally cooled down. I've been busy with grad school, getting a head start on my Christmas shopping, and I'm almost done with my 22 book reading challenge!

How do you wear red? Let me know in the comments below!

Wearing: Dress - Anthropologie, coat - H&M (old), shoes - Lord & Taylor (old), purse - Chanel (exact), sunglasses - (similar)

Photos by BMB Photography

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42 comments

  1. Such a cute outfit! Love that color on you!
    ~Samantha
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  2. You look so amazing in red! Love this dress!

    Daniel x

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  3. I love the colour red, but honestly don't wear it enough. You look lovely here and these are such great photos. <3/Madison
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    1. Thank you Madison. I don't wear it enough either. Hopefully I can find some more pieces to add to my collection.

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  4. Your eye makeup is stunnninngg! In fact this whole outfit is, I love the shoot location too. Red is definitely a fab colour on you!

    Sinéad xo Fabuleuse Du Jour

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  5. I love red. I think my favorite way to wear it is shoes! I do love that gorgeous red dress though--it's great year round but it's the holidays especially that make me want to add one to my closet. I love this look Sonia--so classic and pretty!

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    1. Thanks Mme, so sweet! I'm sure I'll buy another red holiday dress too knowing me haha.

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  6. Such a great dress! You look gorgeous hun.

    Gemma x
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  7. You look gorgeous in this. Red is definitely your colour! x

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  8. Definitely the color of the season. Looks lovely on you!!

    Amy Ann
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  9. This is such a beautiful red dress! I really like it with the ankle boots, and a trench coat is always a classic! I bought a cheap trench coat on sale years ago and it's still going strong! I think coats can last so long if we take care of them :)

    Hope you're having a lovely week. After a tough week with an unwell toddler, I'm looking forward to the weekend!

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    1. Thanks Mica! Amen, especially if you take care of the coat! Awh hope you had a great weekend!

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  10. What a beautiful look, babe!

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  11. Red is like everywhere these days and wow, can't believe you got such a great deal for this dress and it looks so beautiful on you too!

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  12. Very nice dress!

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  13. You look wonderful in red!

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  14. Love the cut and color of this dress. You look fabulous!

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  15. Red is most definitely a colour for standing out and you definitely do that! It's so flattering on you, a really lovely shape.

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  16. Oh very cute dress
    Beautiful photos
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  17. I love red! Be it a nail polish, lipstick, clutch, shoes...it is such a powerful colour! It suits you so well, beautiful photographs!

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    1. Thanks so much Naya. Agreed, such a power color!

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  18. Lovely photos! Definitely a classy dress that will last you a long time.

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