I will never forget the day another tall woman came up to me and told me that I shouldn't be wearing red because it would bring MORE attention to me (it was a super cute shirt btw). I was baffled, astonished, mad and then sad. Before I could even react, she was off. Clearly she tried to paint her insecurities on me. Thank God they didn't stick. I hope they aren't sill stuck with her.
I am all about red (really any color) this season. It highlights your amazing presence. I LOVE these pants from Ann Taylor LOFT (10T). They are super flattering and the fabric is comfy (it's almost like wearing sweatpants). The pants were long enough with flats (36") but I wanted to wear them with the platforms (Payless pick-ups) so I had a tailor bring them down (a good tailor should become your best friend. I wish I could legally adopt mine).
The shirt is also Ann Taylor LOFT. I really bought it because I had a promo code and needed $10 more dollars to make the $20 off quota (I live for a sale). So really, I feel like I almost got the shirt for free (which we know isn't really true but I'm going to roll with it). However, I wear the shirt all the time. With jeans, skirts, suits, you get the drift. Most of the time I keep it tied but I also leave it long for a "tie" look.
Last but not least, my baby, the vintage blue handbag. Can you believe I picked it up for $12!?! I was as shocked as you are. I stumbled upon this watch repair shop by my office that doubles as a vintage handbag shop (SCORE) and have been going weekly ever since.
I say all of that to say this. No matter what ANYONE says, rock whatever you want to rock when you want to rock it. That is all.
PS. Don't sleep on the bracelet. It was the perfect period to the fit and is a Candid Art origiNAL.
Shirt and pants - Ann Taylor LOFT/Handbag - Vintage Corelli/Bracelet - courtesy of Candid Art/Shoes - Payless
Photo credit: Kate Bower (Ybowyer Photography)