November 3, 2011

Today's Everyday Fashion: Risk Taker
































I like to get dressed up for the airport. Call me crazy, but it's one of the few times in my daily life that I encounter that many people. And I always, without fail, wind up running into someone I know. It can be a business contact, someone who reads my blog, or an ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend (yes, all of those have really happened). So after enough embarrassing moments in a sloppy t-shirt, I have forever vowed to look great when I fly (even on overnight flights to Europe, see here and here). Today I'm going all out though. I'm flying to Atlanta for a friend's wedding (my first bridesmaid experience!) and this is what I'm wearing. Call me a risk-taker but red pants and red shoes seem totally appropriate for the airport, yes? :-) Would you wear this to the airport?

Inspiration photo: Gap
Shirt: Violet and Claire c/o TJ Maxx, $17 (recent)
Pants: Gap, $15
Leather jacket: Banana Republic, $150
Shoes: c/o Express, $33
Purse: c/o It's in the Bag, $99
Necklace: My Stella & Dot website, $19



1. American Eagle red skinnies, $45.50
2. Delia's red skinnies, $39.50
3. Tilly's red skinnies, $29.99

24 comments:

  1. Do you have time to meet up while Atlanta? I'd love to grab coffee with you!

    ReplyDelete
  2. La Chapstick FanatiqueNovember 3, 2011 at 9:12 AM

    love this! and my husband always gets annoyed with me that i dress nice for plain rides but i do. however i always make sure i am comfy so i am normally in a dress or leggings. i try to stay away from jeans.

    **the holiday gift guide is back** http://lachapstickfanatique.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. Katee, aw I wish I had time! I won't have a car and the schedule is jam-packed with wedding festivities but thanks for suggesting it.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Cute! I dont think I would be as adventurous...I would probably swap out the red shoes for a neutral pair, but I like this on you! Have a great time!

    Erica
    www.theprettyfactor.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love the outfit, but I'd probably only wear the red shoes if I was going to be able to wear them again on my trip. I'm such a nitpicky packer, things like shoes need to be worn at least twice if they're traveling with me! :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Cindie, we are totally on the same wavelength! I'm planning to wear them on the return flight, too.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Totally worth the risk! You look great!!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I find myself agreeing you again on this. I always believe in dressing up for the airport bc there are so many people in one place. Look good feel good.

    ReplyDelete
  9. love those pants, you look adorable!
    www.modernsuburbanites.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. I always look nice when I fly. You never know who you will see or where you will end up- so be a little fancy!! I love those red pants :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. I would without a doubt wear this to the airport. I have to know, did you get these recently at gap?? If so, i will be purchasing today!! Please let me know =)
    -Lauren
    http://dirtnpearls.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  12. I absolutely love the blouse!

    Love
    labelpurple.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  13. i love this look and would totally wear it to the airport
    i hate see people in pj's and sweats all over the airport although i will admit that back in Sept. when i had a ridiculously early flight i did wear a hoodie and drawstring pants.
    brett

    ReplyDelete
  14. I love dressing up for the airport too!  (Even though I don't travel often.)  I love your gutsy red outfit.  The pink blouse gives it a subtle, pretty Valentine vibe.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Love it! Although I'd probably wear flats instead, only because I always seem to having connecting flights on opposite ends on the airport!

    ReplyDelete
  16. This is fab girl!  I love the combination of red with that mauve-ish colored shirt!  Looking great as always and you make the red pants easy to style worn this way.  :)

    chicstayathome.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  17. Fabulous! love the red pants and shoes! I also travel a lot for work and usually turn up to the airport looking like a hobo...... and always run into people i know!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I never thought of pairing red shoes with red pants, but it looks FAB, J! I feel you with the airport dilemma.  It's like you must always look "decent" when travelling lol.

    Janell
    www.fashionableyoubyj.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  19. As you know, red's Color Symbolism can be at both (intense love-or-hate) ENDS of the Emotional Spectrum;  but since you flew to Atlanta today for a friend's Wedding, you *very stylistically brought* the POSITIVE end of the Emotional Spectrum ............ (i.e., for *Health* ............ for *Love* ............ and for *Good Fortune*!!) ............ right along WITH you, to your friend's Very Special Weekend in Atlanta ............ BY wearing a very flattering, joyous *double-dip of RED*.    May Your Friend & Her Husband Have A Lifetime Together Of Health, Love, And Good Fortune ............ (and may your friend keep beautiful/smart/stylish/strong *you*, J, as her friend forever, too)!! 

    ReplyDelete
  20. Eh, not really liking the intensity of this. Maybe just the red shoes. But red pants... whaaaaa!

    ReplyDelete
  21. I went to buy those wedges at Express today, but the red was a weird orange-red color. Not at all a deep red like yours! I was so bummed.

    ReplyDelete
  22. I love the red jeans! So chic... your version looks great, I like it a lot more than the shorts.

    I too like to get dressed up for the airport... similar philosophy, I tend to stay pretty low key with life so the airport is like a runway sort of ;) haha.

    xo Teresa

    ReplyDelete
  23. Sarah, I just got these red shoes so mine should definitely be the same color as the ones in the store!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Lauren, thank you! I got these pants last Christmas so I've had them for about a year! :-(

    ReplyDelete