February 14, 2011

Today's Everyday Fashion: A Touch of Red






































In a conservative office, a full-fledged pink and red outfit will just not fly on Valentine's Day. Still want to show your V-day spirit? Go with a pop of red and a fun printed blouse, and keep the rest of your outfit professional. A wink to the holiday of love, without going to far!

Why this works: Do you have a high-waisted skirt like this one? Layering a thick, elastic belt tricks the eye, making the rise of skirt seem lower and creating a defined waist. (ps. In the left photo my belt was down a little lower than it should have been, whoops!) ;-)

On a personal note - what are you guys up to for Valentine's Day?! Would love to hear how you are celebrating!

Occasion: Work
Blazer (left): Express
Shirt: TJ Maxx, $15
Skirt: Banana Republic, $40
Belt: Forever 21, $5
Shoes: Calvin Klein/Filene's Basement, $70
Earrings: Urban Outfitters, $5

19 comments:

  1. That belt trick is a great one! I hadn't thought of that before!

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  2. I am loving this look!

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  3. omg this is seriously unbelievably gorgeous!!!! in love with this outfit!

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  4. ok, that's officially fabulous. love.

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  5. I love this outfit.... the touch of red is perfect.

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  6. I simply love this look, its great for work! Is the belt a recent purchase? I have been searching for a red belt to spice up a few outfits.

    Teresa
    www.teresalifeandstyle.blogspot.com

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  7. I really like this outfit combination!
    Our V-day is going to be pretty similar.

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  9. That touch of red changesthe whole outfit,really like the blazer it's so versatile.
    Katou
    http://insidekatouscloset.blogspot.com/

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  10. My hubby and I are going to the Reagan Library tonight! We'll be dining and dancing under Air Force One! I hope it's romantic and elegant.

    Love the red belt too!

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  11. Very nice! Looks sophisticated and fun! I did a similar color palette today mostly because I have not yet made friends with red.

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  12. this outfit is really sharp and I like that it is not quite so overt about the holiday. I actually like the placement of the belt better in the left photo.

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    YOU ARE A GENIUS AND I LOVE EVERYTHING YOU POST ABOUT.
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  14. Thank you so much Francesca! So glad you like the blog!

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  15. Hope you had a great time Kelley, that sounds amazing!

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  16. Teresa, I've had the belt for about a year, but I would keep an eye out at Forever 21, they had the same one a couple years ago!

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  17. This outfit whole is awesome! But the shirt is my favorite!
    http://work-it-blog.blogspot.com/

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  18. I have a shirt just like this one and I never know what to pair it with for work since it doesn't match any of the black bottoms I have! I never thought to wear it with grey and red! Awesome! A new outfit for next week!

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