Tuesday, February 15, 2011

RED Between the Lines...

So, as promised, here I am posting the outfits I have worn so far for Go Red for Women month. Despite posting them horrifically late, I promise I wore them right on time!

OH! and before I get to showing you the outfits, I wanna point out my new haircut! I got really tired of my hair, having to grow it out for the wedding, and I was beyond ready to trim it up. Seriously, my hairdresser thought I was going to be at her house the next day, ready to have my head shaved. Well, I didn't shave it all off, but I did go drastic -- pixie cut! I'm amazed at how versatile this cut is, but I am still learning how to style it. Most days I just wake up and see what sort of shape my hair is creating and just sorta go with it. But I'm not quite at the point yet where I can make it do what I want it to do... Either way, I'm loving it!

On with the photos!

First up, Friday, February 4:


Top: Charlotte Russe
Vest: H&M
Pants: Torrid
Boots: Torrid
Scarf: gift
Earrings: gift
Charm Bracelet: gift
Garnet Bracelet: old
Nail Polish: Wet-n-Wild


The charm bracelet was a bridal shower gift from my mother. It is a Troll Beads bracelet, which is perfect because you can buy beads from any charm bracelet company and they will work on there. (Most companies have theirs designed so you have to buy their beads.) When she gave it to me, she had a few beads on it: 2 stoppers, a white wedding bead, and 2 beads with an S and a C -- my husband + my initials. Then for Christmas she gave me 2 Christmas-themed beads, and for my birthday, she gave me another bead with my birthstone. All of the other beads were Christmas and birthday gifts from my husband, and all of them have meaning to me. I never thought I was a charm bracelet kinda gal, but I really love gifts with meaning, so this is perfect!

And these earrings. YOWZA! These were a birthday gift from my husband, and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them! We went to the jewelry store together, and he let me pick them out -- I love them because they mirror the shape of my wedding ring, but aren't exactly the same. So they coordinate, but don't look like a matched set. Hubby (and the salesgal) actually tried to talk me into a bigger set, but I love these because they are still demure enough for everyday wearing. Anything larger, to me, would look strange with an everyday outfit and would be relegated to "special occasion only" use -- and really, what's the point of that? I have worn these ever day since he bought them for me, and I'm in love with them.

Moving on to Friday, February 11:


Gingham Top: thrifted
Black Top: JC Penney
Pants: Marshalls
Belt: unknown
Shoes: American Eagle for Payless
Earrings: gift
Charm Bracelet: gift
Glasses: Versus (by Versace)


First, you probably notice that I'm wearing glasses in this set. I don't usually wear my glasses during the day -- not because I don't like them, but simply because my eyes are so sensitive to light that I need sunglasses if I'm outside. Like ever. Even at night if there's any hint of sunlight in the sky. But the 2 nights before sporting this outfit, I had fallen asleep in my contacts, so my eyes were bugging me. Hence, the glasses. I'm actually getting ready to have my eyes re-tested, and I think I will get new lenses put into these frames that tint in the sunlight so that I can wear my glasses more often. (It's an added bonus that my hubby LOVES it when I wear my glasses!)
I love these glasses. I received several comments at work that they made me look very intelligent (apparently I look like a doofus most of the time?). The brand is Versus, by Versace. I never chose them because of the name -- in fact, when I bought them, I had no idea who made Versus; I actually thought they were a no-name brand. I simply bought them because I really liked them. Then I got home and felt all posh that I bought Versace glasses.

The other piece of this outfit that I really love is the red wrap/poncho thingamajiggie. Yes, that's the technical name of it.
It was a secret santa gift from one of my coworkers. (His lady-friend has impeccable style!) I love that it can be worn in several different shapes (as I attempted to show in my collage). Most of the time I wear either the back or the front belted and let the other half swing free. Belting it still give ME a shape while I can still cuddle in the warm coziness if this thing.

Seriously, if y'all are still with me, reading this novel, you deserve an award. A MAJOR award. ::snickers to self while thinking of A Christmas Story::
I'm not back to taking daily outfit photos just yet, but I really appreciate your comments telling me to just ease back into it. I'm glad you're still with me, and it feels like a homecoming getting back into posting here.


  1. I love the group hug. :)

    Your hair is ADORABLE! I love it!

    My favorite is the red poncho. That is super cute and the red flats, too.

  2. I love the haircut AND I love a girl in glasses so this was a win/win for me. <3

  3. Love the new 'do! The red pants are fabulous. I think think the glasses look cute~ Hopefully you'll get to wear them more with new lenses.

  4. definitely lookin FAB! and that hair cut is too too caauute!
    Mrs Hall In Training

  5. Red is definitely your color! I love your haircut, too!

  6. EEEEE! Look at that awesome cut! Love it, love the sassy glasses with it!

  7. Oooh, these are cute! You look really great in red. I really like all of the volume of the first outfit, the scarf, the sleeves. It's really nice, and compliments the slenderness of the rest of your outfit. Love it!! :)

    Thanks so much for stopping by and for your comment. I really appreciate it! :)

    Kirstin Marie