Sunday, 22 January 2017

When in Doubt, Wear Red

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I did quite well in the sales this year...

Given that I actually don't like shopping (as in looking for something specific) and absolutely hate the sales with a passion (the crowds, the mess...), I surprised myself by finding a few nice things. Such as this knit dress (which is both more casual and curve-hugging than the fitted ponte dress I showed you a while ago...) and the loose-fitting cashmere cardigan.

Black and white has never been a favourite colour combination of mine, mainly because it really does nothing to enhance my natural colouring. In fact, it tends  to make me look a bit - dare I say it - bland... Of course, there are lots of women out there who look fabulous in black and white, but I will never be one of them. No, my face needs colour. Which is why I always wear anything black and white with bright colour.

And red... Well, red is my colour, always has been. Although these days I tend to wear more pink and fuschia than red. Anyway, my point is, I can't go wrong with red, and it's time I add more red into my wardrobe.

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Outfit details:
dress: Comma / cardigan; Comptoir de Cotonniers / 
bag: Chanel / boots: Bronx (old) / sunglasses: Marimekko

Do you like black and white?

Tiina
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PS: Did you notice the fabulous new blog template? Take a look at some of the new features (the revamped 'categories' section makes it easier to find older posts that might be of interest to you). There are still a few tweaks here and there that I need to make, of course, but I'm quite happy about the new look.
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18 comments

  1. Totally agree with you about red. Its vibrancy adds excitement to your outfits.

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    1. Thanks, Ally. I've been avoiding red for a few years, I guess I just got tired of it (I used to wear a lot of red when I was younger). I guess I'm ready to give red another go...

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  2. Me too, agreeing with you and Ally - the red is brilliant on you. Love your new blog layout too. xox

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. Thanks, Patti. I spent months thinking about a new blog layout. Talk about procrastination...

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  3. I totally agree with you, I think I need colour rather than black and white, You look fabulous in this outfit, a great way to wear the black and white and still look great! Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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    1. Thanks, Jacqui. Colour makes all the difference, doesn't it?

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  4. Wow! I love love love this outfit! And the background goes so well with it! That is a perfect shade of red!

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    1. Thanks, Nancy. A big secret: the 'background' is just the facade of the building I live in...

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  5. Tiina, you are wearing my all time favourite combination, black and white with a red contrast. Everyone has their perfect shade of red and this brick red is certainly yours. Well done on actually finding things in the sales, something I rarely do. Your new blog design is so crisp and easy to navigate, I noticed it is a Pigdig, I was very impressed with them when I did my blog.

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    1. Thanks, Jill. Oh, I hate the sales. I was just lucky.
      Yes, I'm happy with the blog design; it's functional and an update was long overdue.

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  6. Yes! I noticed and loved your tag line too. Love the clean look. Tiina this rich dark red looks fabulous on you, and I love a great black and white dress that will serve you year round! I hate shopping in the stores too!
    Thanks for linking up !
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Thanks, Jessica. The new tagline came about quite organically, in fact: I just thought I needed something to show my new attitude...

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  7. I love red with black and white stripes. Looks fabulous

    Life is just Rosie
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  8. The black, white and red combination looks fab! I love the new blog layout too! Thanks for linking up with Style With a Smile :-)

    EMma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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  9. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Isn't is a pity that we always have to wear boots?

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    1. Oh well, boots are fun... for a month or two. Getting tired all my winter gear now, though...

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