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I Should Wear Red More Often.

I have this fantastic cherry red Saloni dress from a few seasons back that I pull out every summer and it always makes me feel like a million bucks. Sadly, I think Saloni has retired the shape (the Fara), but it was more the color than the style anyhow. (Although, if you’re a fan of the label like I am, get thee to The Outnet for their latest drop of discounted Saloni. This just came in and I think has dethroned the picks in this post for my optimal FOJ look. And OMG this! A great everyday dress!)

Red is such an unexpected color for me — I tend to gravitate towards blues, whites, and pastels — but it’s an instant mood-elevator. Red is sassy and confident and eye-catching. It calls to mind a smear of lipstick, or a sip from an ice-cold coca cola bottle: the color is sensory on its own. Pair it with a wonderfully designed article of clothing, and we’re off to the races. Note to self: wear red more often.

A few of my favorite red finds this season…

red fashion finds 2021

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The items above and even more great finds below…

SWOONING OVER THIS $69 ORTIZ-INSPIRED FLORAL

THESE EMBROIDERED SHORTS!

ANOTHER SHOWSTOPPING SALONI

GUCCI POOL SLIDES

ADORABLE CHERRY-PRINT BLOUSE

THIS TIMELESS SHIRTDRESS IN FETCHING RED IS MARKED DOWN TO $65

RED LACOSTE HAT — IMAGINE WEARING WHILE RUNNING IN WHITE SHORTS/TANK OR PAIRING WITH A RED BIKINI

GET THE ILLESTEVA LOOK FOR $12

OKURRRR THESE KISS-PRINT SAINT LAURENTS ARE BEYOND — IS IT BECAUSE I WAS IN LOVE WITH RACHEL ZOE IN THE AUGHTS AND TEENS THAT I AM DRAWN TO A PLATFORM? I CAN’T HELP IT!

A GREAT COVERUP IN COCA COLA RED

TIERED GINGHAM SKIRT

FLORAL DROP EARRINGS

FUN WOVEN TOTE

DO I NEED THESE RED RUNNING SHOES

FOLD-UP DUFFEL – PERFECT FOR GYM OR TRAVEL

SUCH A GREAT PRINTED DRESS

NOT TO WEAR, BUT THESE RED ACRYLIC GLASSES ARE AMAZING

P.S. The three most popular items featured on my blog in 2021: these under-$50 sandals, this Target dress, and this fun stationery. Last year in early May, we all bought a flutter-sleeved white top from J. Crew very similar to this year’s style — just so easy to wear with shorts, skirts, jeans, etc. A little more interest than a basic white tee. And I love this flutter sleeve style for little ladies, too — such good colors.

P.P.S. In need of a glassware refresh? These $6 juice glasses are still my favorite glasses for everything, from a little sip of OJ in the morning to a light pour of rose in the evenings.

P.P.P.S. Sweet reunions.

2 Comments

  1. It’s funny that you wrote about this — I was just thinking about how I never wear red, but was quite surprisingly drawn to the sprinkling of red in that Brooks Brothers shirtdress you posted recently! And a few Christmases ago, we were gathering with a group of friends and one of them requested that we all wear red for a group picture. It was a text message sent to us the day of and I couldn’t pull it off on a short notice. I had to respond by saying sorry, no one in our family owns anything in red! Especially not my husband, who dresses like Steve Jobs — black shirt every. single. day. I’m not entirely sure why I avoid red, but that BB dress is a start!

    I’m so intrigued by Saloni, as I know you’ve raved about her designs before — they look so unique and elegant!

    1. Hi Mia – I totally agree! That BB dress is sort of like a gateway drug to more red — HA. It is such an unexpected and festive color!

      xx

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