March 12, 2010

Pops of red

    I love this dress.  I bought it at the end of last summer on sale AND with a coupon.  It is wool and lined and fits me wonderfully. But it is sleeveless.   And as such, I didn't know how to wear it while it was still cold.  I didn't want to wear a cardigan because it would cover up the silhouette of the dress, and to layer something underneath would take some thinking.  So for this outfit, I thought hard and chose to layer a white button down under the dress.  But to give it a pop of color and keep it interesting, I added my trusty red belt.  Well, if I'm going to wear the red belt, might as well add the red slingbacks too, right?  I stopped there with the red; didn't want to go overboard. 
   I've noticed that my style has subtly changed.  For instance, this week I wore a skirt or dress 3 of 4 days I went to work.  I have also been wearing skirts and dresses to school and wearing jeans less often.  I really do think that part of it, if not the entirety, is due to blogging.  Like Tania of What Would a Nerd Wear mentioned here, I too have gotten more adventurous with my outfits since starting blogging.  Then again, since I started wearing mostly jeans and sweaters to class and trousers and sweaters to work, the bar was set pretty low.  Nonetheless, I've gotten a lot of inspiration and encouragement from other bloggers and its driven by style quotient way up.  So thank you all for inspiring and encouraging me to try new things! *hugs*









The Details:
Dress: BR
Button down: BR
Belt: Target
Brown tights: Target
Heels: Nine West 

12 comments:

Law Girl said...

I think this is my favorite work outfit of yours so far. I really love the pops of red! It looks great on you!

La Historiadora de Moda said...

You look great -- very stylish and professional! I love the pops of red!

caffeinerd said...

Love this! Fits you so well and looks great layered/belted.

A-C said...

Thank you ladies!

Leah said...

I love this outfit... so chic. And I love the pop of reds in the ensemble... really interesting! Have a great day! xoxo

Orchid Grey said...

very pretty, professional outfit, I love the red belt! thanks for your comment!

Audi said...

Wow, that dress is such a perfect fit for you -- so tailored and chic! Love the red accents.

J. said...

Stylish, professional, and absolutely fitted. You look great! I can't wait to see how you keep reinterpreting it.

A-C said...

Wow guys, thanks! Now I feel all pressured and stuff, maybe I set the bar too high? :-p

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

i think you looks seriously FABULOUS here! the red belt and shoes are too perfect, and i love the way you're wearing the gray dress as a jumper. and p.s. thanks for the shout-out :)
and p.p.s. when i click on your google profile, it says i can't access it so it doesn't link to your blog. is there any way to enable access to your profile and then link to your blog from there?
xoxo.

A-C said...

Actually, that depends on which one of my two profiles I comment with. If I comment with my personal one, then the profile isn't visible. If I use the blog profile, then it's visible.

Thanks love! And you're welcome!

lorenabr said...

looks good on you I like it :)

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