The Mean Reds

February 10, 2019

I'm not sure when I became obsessed with red dresses. Within the past year red has been one of the fastest growing colors in my wardrobe. Red takes about 8% of my closet. Not as big as black, white, or blue but getting there! I blame Jackie O. for part of my red dress obsession. She knew how to wear red so well. Whether it be a two piece evening suit or a sleeveless dress. Jackie has become one of my biggest style inspirations. Now I tend to opt for solid colors and styles I can wear frequently. I still need a leather jacket usually but I run cold.

I had been eyeing this Hanna Racerback Dress for a long time. Its an older Anthropologie style that once retailed for $228, but I found it online wait for it... $28! Crazy how time can change the price of clothes. Initially I bought this dress with the hopes of wearing it for Christmas. Not sure why I thought this dress would be good for a Kansas City Christmas considering its usually Mr. Fries weather, but it was a good investment. If it wasn't so damn cold in KC I'd wear it this weekend.
I've never found a dress with a back that spoke to me like this one. I think its both a blessing and a curse. Its hard to find the right occasion to wear this dress since its not necessarily work appropriate or ideal for Christmas time, but I could definitely plan a date around this dress. In my opinion that's how you should do it, right? 
I love pairing this dress with a great pair of heels. One of my favorite pairs is from the Altuzarra x Target collection.
My makeup is definitely Valentine's Day inspired. I love finding eye shadow looks on Instagram. There are so many for the Modern Renaissance palette. I used this IG post as my guide.
So who knows what'll happen with me and red, but there's definitely more headed to the blog. I have a romantic night of business ethics planned for Valentine's Day. I hope everyone has a beautiful Valentine's Day! I'm looking forward to the weekend though. Grabbing coffee with an old friend on Friday. Plus, I'm going to the Nelson to see the new Napoleon exhibit and grabbing Indian food. What are you upto?!

Wearing: Dress - Anthropologie (old but similar), shoes - Altuzarra for Target (old but similar), nails - O.P.I March in Uniform

Photos by KKelso Photography and KTLockyear Photo. A huge thanks to these talented girls!



  1. You look so pretty! Such a gorgeous dress xx

    Gemma • Gemma Etc . ❤️

  2. This dress is perfect for Valentines! I also love your makeup look! That eyeshadow color is gorgeous on you!

  3. Looking so pretty + festive here in red, doll! This color is gorgeous on you!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  4. That is such a pretty dress and while you didn't get to wear it for Christmas I'm glad you could give it a wear now! A definitely bargain and I love that it has pockets!

    Hope that you are having a good week :) We finally got a break in the heatwave last night and it was so welcome!

    Away From The Blue

  5. Ah Oui rouge! J'adore une rouge robe! Red is having a moment for sure. I saw a lot of red on the streets during NYFW. Lots of red, pink and pink and red together. What a great deal on that dress! It looks sublime on you :)

    Allie of

  6. Red dresses are fabulous, so empowering and full of passion! you look fantastic xx

    Have a fabulous weekend
    Much Love,
    Elegant Duchess xx

  7. You look fabulous Sonia, red is absoloutely gorgeous on you and I LOVE this dress. Can't help but think how perfect it is for Valentines or even for our recent engagement meal it would have been ideal!

    Musings & More

  8. You look stunning in red! That's such a gorgeous dress- I love the back!
    Julia x

  9. You have found the most perfect red dress. I love the fact that it has pockets and the dramatic bow in the back is such a lovely detail. I love the way you styled it and I am so happy you enjoyed Valentine’s Day.
    Have a great week ahead.

  10. You look so stunning in this dress!

    Have a great week.

    Gemma x


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