I rarely wear red, except as an accent, but when I found this dress at the thrift store, I thought it would be perfect for the holidays. So, here I am: a redhead wearing red. I like wearing pink, so I’m used to breaking old school rules, but I’m not sure how I feel about this one. Red is probably not my colour, let’s just say.
I’m also not sure how I feel about a red and black pairing, where black is the accent not the predominant colour, but I needed a cardigan, so there it is. I suppose I could have attempted a bolder colour pairing but I was experiencing some holiday fatigue, and decided to go for something (a) simple, and (b) not too eye-searing. I will say that, accessorizing issues aside, this old-ish (?) Anthro dress is quite nice – soft, comfy, and flattering. It’s got pockets too, which always comes in handy (no pun intended). The ruffle detail around the necklace is a nice touch. Altogether, not bad for $13 and change.
Realistically, it’s florals every day of the year for me – or pretty darn close – but this is the version I wore for Christmas dinner with my folks. It was a low-key get together (although the kids made it loud enough for a party five times the size of ours) so my outfit was probably on the dressy side but I couldn’t resist the chance to wear one of my fave dresses. Worn under a sweater, even a fancy dress can look fairly casual. Most importantly, a fit ‘n flare style can be just as comfy as stretchy pants when it comes time for a festive feast.
I will admit, I was pretty cold when we took these pictures but blogging needs must and all that. A coat, while practical, would have just been in the way. (Don’t worry, mom, I put on my coat right after we took these photos.) I was more laissez faire about my outerwear on this occasion since I already had my traditional Christmas cold, and I operate under the firm belief that it is not possible to catch a cold while you’re already sick. Well, I probably should revisit that theory because, yes, apparently it IS possible to get sick whilst being sick … as my second sore throat in 2 weeks can attest. (Can one get sick from not wearing appropriate outerwear, or did my mom lie? Fran would know the answer, I’m sure.)
I hope you guys are staying warm, dry, safe and healthy this season.