Shorts: Banana Republic
Shoes: Steve Madden
according to Lucky Magazine and their contributor page, so I have submitted my fabulous hot pink dress and it really is perfect timing, because I just took these pics a couple of weeks ago for my blog. Pink is the new red.
Check out this painting behind me with all the crazy red in it, my husbands art.
So looking at my blog and my pictures I’m sure you can see that I am not one to avoid color – in fact I love color. It brings life to my face and I guess it can make me feel a bit cheery sometimes. I was looking for a tight fitting dress this summer something a bit sexy that would hug my curves, now this is a little bit out of my norm, because if you look at my pics I don’t really dress this way, it’s usually jeans, pants a top, but not anything so form fitting. What I wanted to do was challenge myself to wear it and own it and what I mean by owning is own the dress not let the dress own me and by that I mean, let my insecurities show while wearing the dress and I did just that.
How did I do it? Well, the truth is it’s all in your mind. I told myself to just freaking do it, be natural about it and smile and that was it. I promise no photoshop is involved. I am a firm believer that what you believe is sent out to the universe and returns to you. Like being nice and kind, someone will be nice and kind to you, because it’s all over you, it’s who you are, because you have decided in your mind to be nice and kind. Same is for loving your body even those insecurities. Anyway, I guess I just had to talk about the insecurities of a woman, because that was the big thing when I decided to buy and take pictures in this dress, but I am wearing some serious Spanx that’s for sure.
Now, for those of you who have never worn Spanx let me tell you, it’s not that great or comfortable and it does not make you look 5 lbs. thinner either, all it does is hide the rolls, or makes your belly fat flat. In this picture I am wearing the shorts, here is a direct link: Higher Power Short
Love these little shorts, they go up to my bra and cover my back fat making it all look smooth and they also have a hole in the crotch part to go pee, maybe to much information, but just thought I would let you know. I can’t wait to wear this outfit again, it was so much fun. Below are some links on where you can find these items or similar items.
Dress: Nordstrom – LEITH
Watch: Michael Kors
Sunnies: Ray Ban
Clutch: Clare Vivre
Bangle: Nordstrom Rack
Pumps: Kenneth Cole
Photographs: Joseph Alan Productions
I own many many shoes, all different types and colors, but I did not own any red shoes, and I have been dying to buy a pair, but never really found a pair that I loved. When it comes to shopping I have to love it, have to have it, or it’s not going in my closet. Originally, I was looking for red heels with fringe, but I ran into these gorgeous ladies and now they are mine. I ordered them from Lola Shoetique – they are called Cecille and can be found here: http://www.lolashoetique.com/cecille-red/
I’m not much of an online shopper, one because I want whatever I purchased in my hand immediately and two because I hate having to return things, if they don’t work out and I wasn’t sure if this would work, because I have wide feet. I once bought a couple of shoes from ShoeDazzle online and none of them worked out because of how wide my feet are, but when these came in and I tried them on they were perfect. I used them for about 4-5 hours on Sunday and I have no complaints whatsoever.
A pop of color in your wardrobe is a fun and modern way to show some personality if that is who you are. I am absolutely out there at least with my clothes and accessories, so adding color to my wardrobe is no biggy.
If you like dark colors and mostly own black, this is a perfect way to revamp your wardrobe without breaking the bank. Add color by buying shoes, a bag, necklace and even a red lipstick. These small and inexpensive purchases can make a a huge difference. Red Lips Red Shoes.