Tuesday, September 14, 2010

How I wore it: Lady in Red, part the second

Last night, late, my husband came home from a ten-day trip abroad for musical stuff. I decided to go pick him up at the airport. I pretty much knew the moment I bought it, that I was probably going to wear my new red Calvin Klein dress. It's my newest article of clothing, after all, and I wanted to show it off in a venue where it would be appreciated. As I said in the original post, I really visualize this dress with contrasting stockings, so I wore my tried and true black stockings (they were my lifesavers during the school year, but, alas have gotten hole-y) and a bright shoe in another contrasting color:

It was a big success, if I say so myself. My husband thought I looked beautiful, and I felt fresh and pretty on my long subway ride to the airport. Have y'all noticed how I've been tending to gravitate toward red a lot? One of my "fancy" summer outfits is my red halter dress. Although I wear so much black and grey and understated colors, red is obviously my go-to color for when I want to look as if I made an extra effort. I always maintained that, apart from grey and black (which I was informed by a student years ago were "shades" and not colors), green was my favorite color. However, if we just judge by my wardrobe, red is obviously near and dear to my heart as my favorite bright color to wear. Huh. You learn something new every day!

Anyways, I'm totally in love with my new red purchase and am already planning to wear it again (gasp - THIS WEEK!). I was so happy with my choices last night that they inspired me to show how excited I was to welcome home my long-gone beloved:

Love, people. It doesn't get purer than this.

Red dress: Calvin Klein, by way of TJ Maxx
Black stockings: Hue
Mustard-y flats: Nine West, by way of DSW, remixed


  1. I love that dress! Although, I'm a resident of matchy-matchy town so I would've loved it a little bit more with matte red flats, but that's just me. I too am a devotee of black tights, but my collection is lacking. :(

  2. Thank you! I usually live in matchy-matchy town myself and I originally thought of wearing it with a pair of red wedges, but I couldn't bring myself to do it this time. However...always a good excuse to wear the dress AGAIN! :-)