Embracing a new color (red)

So remember when not that long ago I declared my fear of the color red in my wardrobe? And then remember when I wore this red sweater the other day? Look at me NOW, wearing red pants! Back around November my mom called me to say she’d found me some cute pants at the thrift store “something with a J,” not knowing they’re my new favorite denim brand. She’s my thrifting inspiration that taught me everything I know – basically she found me some J Brand pants, proving again, that she’s awesome. I was kinda not so sure about the red color – but realizing that my wardrobe is bountiful in neutral colors now, it really can welcome a color like red seamlessly, even though I was hesitant to wear it before!

When I went home for Thanksgiving, I was excited to try on my pants, only to find that they were cut too bootleg for my taste. Because I’m 5’8, I tend to stick to straight cuts, because anything with a flare looks like high-water bell-bottom pants on me. But mama saves the day again – because she is a self taught seamstress (remember this cool post about all the things she made me I’ve worn on this blog?!) she reassured me she would be able to take in the pants. And voila! They look exactly how I like them!

Top: J Crew, thrifted. Belt: vintage. Pants: J Brand, thrifted. Shoes: Loeffler Randall, here’s a link to a similar pair without an ankle strap. Glasses: vintage Rayban, thrifted.

Thrift Eye, J Crew cheetah, j brand red pants, loeffler randall erika, rayban wayfarer

Thrift Eye, J Crew cheetah, j brand red pants, loeffler randall erika, rayban wayfarer, short curly hairstyle

Thrift Eye, J Crew cheetah, j brand red pants, loeffler randall erika, rayban wayfarer

I know I said navy was gonna be my color for 2014…but red can be second place right? šŸ™‚

  • I love red pants- so sassy!

  • Amazing! Go red! It always feels good to get out of our comfort zone – especially when it comes to color!