Sunday, May 26, 2013

Simply Red






      One of my earliest clothing memories is about the color red.  I remember standing at the closet door on the school class photo day and with complete clarity declaring I was going to wear this red dress. My mom said, "You don't like red." And I came back "I like red." Looking back my mom just wanted a picture of her daughter she liked. She never wore red and probably really disliked it. Well I wore the red dress and have always had opinions on what I want to wear.

     Today when I'm feeling good I wear red. I wear red when I want to be seen and feel at the center of my own life story. 

blazer--jones new york
blouse isaac mizrahi
sandals--sofft
jeans--style and company 

links
bonbon rose girls
my thrifty chic
style elixir
the pleated poppy
rolled up pretty
because shanna said so
the mummy chronicles
penniless socialite
peacoats and plaid
the mrs. and the momma
coffee beans and bobby pins
plane pretty
not dead yet style
IFB project #105

62 comments:

  1. Ann, this is fabulous and I mean everything: Your outfit, the colours, the photos and your added "fun factor" - I feel your art influences your posts more and more and I love that.
    Your blog is really special.

    Annette
    Lady of Style

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    1. Thanks for your supportive comments Annette. I so appreciate your thoughtful remarks.

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  2. You look fabulous in this outfit and the color red. Not all people can wear red, as it takes a lot of energy to wear red. It can wear a person out who is low key. My mom always put me in black with my blonde hair!

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    1. My mom dressed me in a lot of brown and navy. Looking at pictures, it was fine on a blond child.

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  3. I always love a red and pink combo, and this is no exception! You look fabulous and vibrant.

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  4. It's always a pleasure seeing you and your fabulous style and your great pics! I love the red jacket paired with the pink pants, you look gorgeous!

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  5. That blazer is very striking. Fabulous photos as usual with a great coloured backdrop.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  6. hurrah for red!, you look gorgeous, love the colors, love the background contrast and love your pretty sandals, and your jacket pattern is fabulous!
    besos & rojo

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  7. I adore red, and red adores you.
    Wonderful pics and backdrop, Ann.
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  8. What an amazing blazer! I haven't seen as much red in the stores lately, and I've wondered why that is? Red rocks! Fun shoes too!

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  9. You're blog is just too adorable- I love your pictures and your style is so pretty <3 Alex

    tobebeautifulingodseyes.blogspot.com

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  10. Ann, I see the little girl you in your jumping photo. Well done, as always. I love red too, and red and pink...well it's like icing on a cake. Yummy!

    Sue xo

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    1. Hey thanks Sue! I think you are right about that jumping girl being apparent in the second picture. I knew that picture was important to this post, but you defined the real meaning.

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  11. Excellent outfit!
    I love red, too.

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  12. What a great way to look at wearing red! It does have its own special energy, something yellow and blue just don't capture. And it looks great with this shade of pink - very vibrant and delicious (red and pink candy is always the best!).

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    1. Thanks Val for your fun comments!

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  13. Me gusta mucho cómo has combinado la chaqueta con ese tono de pantalón.
    Precioso
    Besitos
    Sonia

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  14. A lovely outfit, love the jacket design and printing, and also the color of the pants. The color combination is cute. The look is fantastic.

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  15. What a stunning outfit. I would never have thought to combine the bright pink pants with a red and white jacket. The photos are delightful and playful. I look forward to your wonderful blog.

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  16. Pink and red is such a happy combination. I adore your 'action' shot and as always I find your photos so creative and interesting. This is such a lovely oufit. The pink and red works just so beautifully against your hair and skin tone. Beautiful.

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  17. Oh, red! But moreover, red and pink, oh oh! I hated red as a child but adored the combination of red and pink. Everyone told me they can't be worn together.
    Not until art school I found out about the Japanese basic color palette - that was such an empowerment. Red and pink were not only tolerated but mandatory.

    No small wonder then that I love your today's outfit, print and solid and the perfect harmony they create. Yay to you Ann!

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    1. Thanks Juli for your interesting comments. I tried different colors of red for the pants but I thought pink would balance out the photo the best. My hair and coloring seems too light for all bright red.

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  18. I love the color combo here! So bright and fun. Those pants are perfection and I love the color and pattern of your gorgeous blazer! Such a great Spring look :)
    Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  19. Stunning weekend look and I love the retro-ish print! I missed your last post and I just went through it, OMG, I love that pairing! The gorgeous color and the lace! As for red, I guess I was born with red in mind.. always love red :)

    GREETINGS FROM DUBAI
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES (a fashion and life-style blog)
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.ae/

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  20. Stunning. I would jump for joy in that outfit too! x

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  21. Such glorious colours! I love the pattern of that red blazer, and the photo of you jumping is fantastic! Looks like I missed your last post - the lace amongst the blossom is also so beautiful.

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  22. YES, for the woman in red! Wearing red does just what you said, it lets you be seen, heard and felt. Love the pairing with the fuscia, that just adds even more fun to the entire picture and mood.

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  23. Lovely you! Great in red shoes ... something poetic there, and typical of your great style.
    Just stopped in to wish you a good Memorial Day.

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  24. Such fun pictures. I love red and pink together. So cool against the bright background.

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  25. Whatever I see you in you look gorgeous. These bright colours suit you perfectly. Love you jumping photo :)

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  26. Love everything about this outfit and you in it!

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  27. That's a really great blazer. I have been adding red to my wardrobe ever since I joined the Junior League - their color is red.

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  28. LOVING your pattern and color choices! I found you Style Elixir! I'd love for you to join my Tuesday blog hop as well!

    http://www.mythriftychic.com/2013/05/a-blog-hop-and-sun-dress.html

    xoxo Tori

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  29. I really like it when people combine bright pink and red. It's such an amazing color combination! Also red makes anyone look 10% better-I don't know how anyone could not love this color!

    xx
    Sophisticated Lace

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  30. Gorgeous color combinations and very creative poses. You are simply beautiful in red. And every other color that I've seen you wear.

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    1. I've been trying to think more creatively about posing. Thanks for noticing!

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  31. You are very nice and it looks as though you have a great joy of living. And it is catching. . .thanks for sharing!

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  32. great photos and snazzy outfit! I love the picture where you are jumping. so fun!
    PS. I'm visiting from WIWW. Check out what I wore at Olivia Cleans Green.

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  33. Such a cute and fun outfit! I love your shoes.

    ~FringeGirl

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  34. Hello, gorgeous! Loving this pairing of fuchsia and red. :)

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  35. What a cute outfit and I love the shoes and shoe pic!

    Come link up with me at Watcha Wearing Wednesday! I'm giving away a $100 gift card. http://www.themummychronicles.com

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  36. Love your pants - so cute! Those shoes are fab too!

    If you have a sec, I would love to hear your thoughts on my latest: http://fashchronicles.blogspot.com

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  37. Really cute outfit, perfect colours for your blonde hair..

    Popped by from Penniless Socialite Blog Hop

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  38. CUTE!!! :) Following
    http://abeautifulheart07.blogspot.com/

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  39. I love Sofft sandals I just bought some (these:Sofft wedges) and I have been wearing them like crazy!

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  40. Hi Ann! I am stopping by from The Pleated Poppy's blog hop. I love wearing red - it's always makes me feel so vibrant & strong when I wear it. Love your photos!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  41. I LOVE the pic of the FAB sandal on the ribbon!

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  42. This outfit is amazing. I'm totally too scared to try red and pink together but you just make it look effortless. I'm glad you decided you finally like red :)

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  43. You're looking gorgeous...
    I've always loved the pink and red color combo.

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  44. Love everything about this. The colors, the environment. Everything!

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  45. I have red on my blog too! You look amazing in these gorgeous sandals ! X

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  46. you look awesome I'm crazy about your jacket, fantastic!

    www.ladyparisienne.blogspot.fr

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  47. You are looking so pretty and I love your posts. I like your pair of shoes as well.

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  48. Keep wearing what you love! You look beautiful and independent, and your photos are wonderful. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

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  49. My mother always dressed me in pink. I hate pink on me. Red I love. Now I am an orange girl... you made me smile and I love your outfit.

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  50. Wonderful red and pink in a blue backdrop perfection.
    Always soooooooooo arty and inspiring, dear Anne.
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