November 9, 2010

Red Threads


3 of 30 [11/8/10]
{Dress & Belt: H&M, Sweater: Limited, Tights: Express, Boots: Steve Madden}

3 of 30 [11/8/10]


When Kendi sent out the call for 30x30 duty there were a few pieces I instantly knew to include - this dress from H&M being one. I scored this beauty last fall when I was trying to make a conscious effort to add more (and different) colors to my wardrobe. Nothing against the color red, in fact, I love red! But it just so happens that red typically isn’t a color I gravitate towards for clothing.

Take my apartment, if you walked in you might think red is my absolute favorite color. My living room furniture is red. I have a lovely black, white and RED framed photograph of Amsterdam above a piece of said red furniture. I even have quite few pairs of red shoes in random corners of my apartment. It’s just that when it comes to clothes the color red is rarity in my closet.

Now, blues, greens, purples – those are the colors that take up a significant amount of space in my closet. It’s almost as if these colors speak to me to when shopping. They say “pick me”, “love me”, “wear me”. I’m sure that if given the option between this dress in red or blue, I would take the blue 90% of the time. Luckily, I wasn’t presented that option on that fall day in H&M and red won out.

About a week later, on another random trip to H&M (and to my amusement I might add), a patterned dress in a blue/green/purple motif caught my eye. There it was – the same dress – only now in my favorite colors! I almost snatched it up but instead I chuckled. It was at this point I became fairly certain there was a closet god out there somewhere and I’m pretty sure he helped this red dress win out.

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19 comments:

  1. I passed this dress a hundred times in the store and could never visualize it on. It looks great on you and I'm thinking it is going to have some serious remix potential. - Katy

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  2. Hey! Thanks for stopping by and following! I'm loving the outfits you've remixed so far!! (:

    linley.

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  3. OH WOW! You look stunning in that dress! I wish we had an H&M... I miss shopping there when I was living in the UK. Looking forward to the rest of your remixes Liz!

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  4. i really like this print & the way you styled the dress. and i agree with KT, it's got a lot of remix potential.

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  5. Hi there! I agree on the remix potential too ... with all the colors, the fact that you can dress it up or down - it was a great choice! You look beautiful, can't wait to see what else you come up with!

    -Jenni (www.theladyboard.com)

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  6. that dress is great! and i love the belt.

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  7. You look so adorable! And I totally get you on the red thing...I put a red sweater in my 30 just so I would have to wear it. I'm really excited to see how you remix this dress!
    toboldlywear.blogspot.com

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  8. That is such a great dress! I love how you layered the black sweater over it!

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  9. beautiful dress and i love the bright red color!

    kileen
    cuteandlittle.com

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  10. Cute outfit! I love how you styled the dress!

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  11. oh i LOVE this. the layers are perfect--you've totally winterized a summer dress, and the colors are amazing!
    i would steal this look in a minute :)

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  12. This is fantastic! I love how you styled the belt and the shirt with the dress. Gives me ideas for my own remix! :)

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  13. I'm the same way, sometimes I have to force myself to buy or not buy certain colors/patterns to mix up my wardrobe! I really love this dress! I wish it was a recent purchase because I would run out and pick it up (on day 31 of course)

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  14. That a wonderful dress and I can see it being a great remix item.

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  15. love this dress - oh the possibilities!

    I think you might be a 'natural' at remixing. :)

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  16. LOVE this dress! The colors are gorgeous!

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