Sunday, December 9, 2012

Weekend Wardrobe: Black + Red

This afternoon the temps finally dipped, the dark clouds rolled in and a biting wind drove everyone inside.  Winter has arrived in ABQ!  At least for today.

Red just feels like a perfect winter color to me and I think it was in every outfit I wore this weekend.  This was my outfit for church....I was going to see "It's A Wonderful Life" at a little theater with a  friend later that day, so this outfit took me to Mass, a play, and finally out to dinner. 
The black and white scarf/infinity scarf/snood (?).... whatever you call the warm fuzzy thing.....it's my new favorite accessory and was constantly around my neck.

 Except for the 30 seconds I took it off to grab this picture without the coat.


 I tried to zoom in for a close up of the necklace and this was the best pic.  I'm pretty sure I'm prepping for the world's best snot rocket at this moment.  Consider yourself lucky that the photos stop here.
 The necklace is a small diamond on a delicate chain and it belonged to my grandmother.  This probably would have been a good outfit for a big statement necklace, but I'm also a fan of subtle and meaningful.

Now the shoes.  These were a Target clearance rack steal for $8.....when I saw they actually had my size, I about fell over - hooray for a red heel!!

The heels went to Mass in the outfit above and also went to the Mr's Christmas party with the dress below.  This was a completely lucky gift.  My friend Andie (over at Style With Andie) and I swapped a few items that didn't fit us or that we didn't wear/use anymore.  She is the ultimate thrifter and found this dress for a few bucks at Savors.  It didn't quite fit her and I couldn't believe that she just gave it to me!  It is one of the few dresses I have ever owned that fit right in every aspect (length, waist, chest, hips)....and I didn't have to stand a certain way or suck something in for it to look right. 
Dress:  Isaac Mizrahi for Target via Savers via a friend | Tights & shoes: Target | Pearl cuff: Forever 21 | Necklace: Grandmother's


Maybe it was finally getting our Christmas tree this weekend that put me in the Christmas/winter mood.
Sweater: Forever 21 | Checkered shirt: Old Navy via Goodwill | Jeans and shoes: Old Navy

The red gingham and polka dots may have been overkill together, but I felt comfy and full of holiday cheer....the pant-less baby in the red lumberjack-esque shirt may have helped.  I promise he was wearing pants when we picked out the tree.

Rundown on the Mass outfit:
Black trench: Costco (about 5 years ago)
Snood/scarf: Target
Shoes & green shirt: Target clearance
Pants: Gap online (on sale and with coupon code)
Necklace: Grandmother's
Pearl bracelets: Target


I hope you all had a great weekend!  Anyone else pick out their tree?  Anyone else taking several days to actually get it decorated?  Who else is rocking a snood?


Check out the other ladies over at Fine Linen & Purple for more Sunday outfit inspiration!



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22 comments:

  1. All three outfits are lovely, and i want to know your hair secret. I've given up hope that I'll ever be able to use a curling iron successfully.

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    1. Thanks Martha! I do use a big barrel curling iron to help smooth and curl it, but it's more about the cut. I have lots of choppy layers, so even if the curl falls out I still have some body in there.....and it's takes me less time to dry my hair ;)

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  2. Obsessed with the polka dot sweater over the button down...way to mix patterns!

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  3. I drool over your outfits EVERY WEEK! Also, we were looking at houses online tonight (it's a disease) and I actually thought about you as I imagined houses with better colors on their walls: "All it needs is a fresh coat of paint!". Does that creep you out?

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    1. Love it! A fresh coat of paint can make all the difference ;)

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  4. Love every outfit! Those red shoes are killer, that dress is so cute, and I love the polka dots w/ checkered shirt!

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  5. You seriously look like a model! I especially love your green shirt and the polka dot/checkered combo! :)

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    1. You are way too sweet - thank you! I'm trying to be brave and venture into color a bit more :)

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  6. Oh my goodness, all of these outfits are just darling! I especially love the Christmas Party outfit - that dress! Those to-die-for red heels! Love it. :)

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    1. Thanks Tess! I'm just glad I haven't twisted an ankle in them yet ;)

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  7. That black dress ROCKS! And, I really love the scarf, too. I always forget to think about how the outfit looks with a coat. You look smashing, as usual.

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  8. Love your outfits Deme (especially the last one) ! ps I nominated your blog for the Liebster Award! See more details here: http://designerinteal.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-liebster-award.html

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    1. You are too kind, Samantha - thank you!! Heading over to check out the link now :)

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  9. Omigosh, I love all these outfits! The blouse colour is so nice and I love the shoes. And I would steal that black dress for sure!

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  10. Deme, I am in love with every one of your outfits! The polka dots and gingham definitely aren't overkill...my fave, so Christmassy. And It's A Wonderful Life! How awesome that you got to see it as a play!

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  11. I love the turquoise/black combination of your first outfit. So classy! I wish I had a good pair of pants for church--all I have is jeans, and in the South that is Not Acceptable.

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  12. I love the green shirt and that color looks so good with your hair! I might have to look for a similar one since I think we have about the same coloring :) The polka dots and gingham are perfect together, so fun!

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  13. All so stunning Deme, but you look especially good in that cute little black dress! I need some fashion sense. Hope you're staying warm!

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  14. Deme, you look wonderful in all those outfits! I was just drooling over that sweater on Jcrew's site today. I always forget pretty much all their stuff is at Forever 21. I am heading over their pronto. And so not over-kill I love it! I just knew-JUST KNEW that dress would fit you well. You look fantastic!! I am so glad you got to wear it so soon! You were surely a knock-out accompanying the mister.

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  15. Deme, I missed this post last week and I'm reading it for the first time. I LOVE all your outfits and I especially love the green blouse . . . and the polka dot/plaid combo.

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  16. Whoa, how did I miss this one?! Your shoes are fantastic... $8 whoohoo! They're so sassy and they look awesome with the tights and the cute dress! And I love the polka dot sweater... I always love me some polka dots.

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