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?



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.

Linking up with: 

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  1. Shybiker
    22 January 2017 / 3:15 pm

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

    • Tiina L
      25 January 2017 / 12:09 pm

      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…

  2. Patti
    22 January 2017 / 11:50 pm

    Me too, agreeing with you and Ally – the red is brilliant on you. Love your new blog layout too. xox-Pattihttp://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • Tiina L
      25 January 2017 / 12:09 pm

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

  3. Mummabstylish
    23 January 2017 / 9:04 am

    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! Jacquiwww.mummabstylish.com

    • Tiina L
      25 January 2017 / 12:10 pm

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

  4. Nancy's Fashion Style
    23 January 2017 / 2:41 pm

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

    • Tiina L
      25 January 2017 / 12:11 pm

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

  5. Jill James
    24 January 2017 / 4:20 am

    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.

    • Tiina L
      25 January 2017 / 12:13 pm

      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.

  6. Jessica Jannenga
    24 January 2017 / 5:04 pm

    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 xxwww.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • Tiina L
      25 January 2017 / 12:14 pm

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

  7. Rose Nika
    26 January 2017 / 12:27 am

    I love red with black and white stripes. Looks fabulousLife is just RosieInstagram

    • Tiina L
      26 January 2017 / 3:37 pm

      Thank you, Rose.

  8. Emma Peach
    26 January 2017 / 11:17 am

    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 xxxwww.style-splash.com

    • Tiina L
      26 January 2017 / 3:38 pm

      Thanks, Emma!

  9. Nicole Mölders
    27 January 2017 / 5:39 am

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

    • Tiina L
      31 January 2017 / 6:40 pm

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

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