Monday, August 29, 2016

Lady in Red


Oh my goodness, you all are probably going to laugh at me, but I am wearing this red ruffle dress the WRONG way!  There are actually two slits in the ruffle that you're suppose to put your arms through, making this dress a cold shoulder cut (see here), but I totally forgot to wear the sleeves when shooting these photos (which I'm blaming on the fact that I was sick all weekend)!  If you know my style, you know it was the cold shoulder cut that drew me to this dress in the first place, so I'm laughing at the fact that I didn't completely put it on the right way.  I didn't realize my mistake until I was done editing these photos, and was about to delete them, when I realized that I really liked how this dress looked styled without the sleeves.  I don't have to wear it the way it's shown on the model, and if I feel good in it, that's all that matters.  That's the thing I love about fashion, there is no right or wrong, it's all about having fun and styling items to work for your personal preferences.  Because I love the dress worn this way, it's like having two dresses in one, and I can't wait to restyle it with the sleeves soon!

Now, red is not normally a color that I gravitate to, but when I saw this dress I had to have it, and am thinking every woman should have a red dress in her closet.  There is something that is simply sexy about a red dress, which not only makes it perfect for a date night, but also a fun option for a wedding, drinks with the girls, or a holiday party.  I have a feeling that I'll be wearing this dress for many occasions.  I paired it with my black fringe heels and clutch for a dressed up look, and finished my outfit with gold jewelry.  My earrings and bracelets are from Color by Amber, a jewelry line that is Eco friendly, and empowers women though work at home jobs and giving programs.  Their pieces are not only beautiful, but I love that by wearing their jewelry I'm doing good for the world.










Dress: c/o Chicwish| Heels: Steve Madden (very similar here)| Bag: GiGi New York| Sunnies: BP| Earrings c/o Color by Amber| Bracelets: c/o Color by Amber



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31 comments:

  1. I would have NEVER known that you were wearing this the wrong way unless you said that. I just thought it was a ruffle decal thing, lol. But either way, it looks amazing and you rocked it!

    Nina
    aworldofdresses.com

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  2. That is such a pretty dress. Love the ruffles never would have guessed it was being worn wrong. I like it

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  3. I am a sucker for red dresses.. the flutters on this one makes it look more feminine!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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  4. I love this color on you! That's too funny about the sleves! I think it looks amazing the way you are wearing it!!

    <3 Shannon

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  5. Such a great color on you! you look beautiful!

    xo, Maryam
    www.glamandposh.com

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  6. Lovely post ;)
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: MEET ME AT SUNSET

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  7. I would have never guessed that the dress was actually a cold shoulder one. You look stunning in that red color
    XO, Kate
    Katekoutures.blogspot.com

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  8. I would have never guessed that the dress was actually a cold shoulder one. You look stunning in that red color
    XO, Kate
    Katekoutures.blogspot.com

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  9. Perfect in Red
    Stunning!

    xx, Zayda
    http://www.higherthanheels.com

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  10. I have a dress like this and I have totally worn it both ways! I think this looks great as is and would never have known. Such a pretty dress, and red looks great on you!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  11. what a beautiful dress and if you did not say anything I would have had no clue it was that way. It looks fabulous on you. Now you can have one dress two ways! Even better

    Life is just Rosie
    Instagram

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  12. That's too funny about how you're wearing the dress, but it looks great that way, too!

    Sincerely, Jennie

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  13. SUCH a gorgeous dress- you're a stunner, babe!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  14. I love that you wore this dress 'wrong' it looks so right, and works so well!! you can wear it different ways. How versatile and fun!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  15. I actually really like it without the sleeves as well! It makes the whole look more streamlined and classic! I don't normally get red items either, but for this dress I would make an exception!

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  16. that red dress is amazing! you look so chic and gorgeous!

    kelseybang.com

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  17. This is such a beautiful dress! You look so elegant and stunning. I love how you styled it with black accessories. Thanks for sharing. Xo, Ellese

    Rock.Paper.Glam.

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  18. This look is so great!

    www.theeditorialistla.com

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  19. That dress is fabulous! I love how much is pops!

    xo,
    Lauryn
    www.lauryncakes.com

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  20. Ha, so before I had even read the post, I already pinned the first image! I wouldn't have been able to tell that it was meant to be worn a different way! Love the accessories and shoes paired with this.
    Emily
    http://darlingdearestblog.com

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  21. That's such a pretty dress! I like it worn as a cold-shoulder style dress, but the way you wore it looks great too--either way I think it totally works! I hope you're feeling better now :)
    Shea | www.shealennon.com

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  22. I adore you and your sense of fashion and style. Red is color of love and passion. I think you are so stylish in this outfit!!! Have a nice day, kisses and thank you for your visit,
    Eni

    Eniwhere Fashion
    Eniwhere Fashion Facebook

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  23. the red dress is show stopping and paired well with the shoes. such a good dress that i can imagine being paired dressed up or casual!

    www.dearyoufrombre.com

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  24. Oh my gosh that's so funny! I really like it without the sleeves too, actually. I can't wait to see how you style it WITH the sleeves! I need a good red dress in my life.
    --Roxanne
    Glass of Glam

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  25. Such a lovely style! Love it
    Have a nice day!
    - Neslihan <3
    www.stayclassi.wordpress.com

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  26. Wow! You are stunning in red lady! Love that dress!
    xMC
    http://mc2squared.blogspot.com

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  27. What a fun dress! The color is gorgeous ;)

    xo, tasha
    twenty-something blog

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  28. I actually purchased a similar red-ish coral dress this Summer I have yet to wear. You styled this to perfection and the photos and background are beautiful, Rachel.

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  29. Red is your color, girl! This dress is beyond amazing on you!

    http://www.michellespaige.com/

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