Monday, June 6, 2011

Testing the Waters With Red & Black Week

I wasn't sure if I could really do Sophistique Noir's Red & Black Week. Didn't think I had much in the way of red clothing, & if I did, it would just be red top + black skirt, which is kind of boring for a whole week. Especially when I actually do need to be in the office all of this week (thus, 4 outfits, eeek!).

But then I thought about accessories & started imagining ways to creatively interpret the challenge. Ok, well then, maybe this is something I could get on board with. We shall see...

What I'm wearing:
Red knit top with self bow-tie neck, Target
Black pinstripe A-line skirt, gift from Lisa
Black boyfriend cardigan, Chadwicks
Black tights, Calvin Klein
Black pumps with tiny buckles, Payless Shoe Source
Large silver disk earrings, Forever 21
Black & grey flower pins in hair, random accessory store
Red-brown lipstick, Lorac

I thought I'd like this outfit better. But I felt it was kind of frumpy by mid-morning. Also didn't realize how much glare I got in these photos. Better luck tomorrow...


  1. Love the red with the pinstripes. Glad to see you are doing this, I always like what you put together. Funny, I really like red and black together, but I didn't realize until this challenge just how little red clothing I own.

  2. Such a lovely top!! And I don't think a pinstripe skirt could ever look frumpy!

    You don't have to participate in all the days of Red & Black Week, although I'd be delighted if you did. Six just happened to be the number of outfits I came up with, so I figured it'd be fun to give people the option of making it a theme week or just joining in for a day or two. Creative interpretation of the challenge is definitely awesome, in my opinion! :)

    Sophistique Noir - Dark, Elegant Fashion

  3. I love this! I used to have a ton of red and black in my wardrobe, but now it's black and jewel tones. When did that happen? I guess my closet insists on metamorphosing without me.

  4. I also had a hard time finding red clothes in my closet, even though I love to wear them... When I go shopping in regular stores, they never seem to sell many red items. And if they do, it's always the bright red, while I prefer a darker shade. Like the top you're wearing in the picture...very pretty!!

  5. siouxsie - It *is* surprising how little red I have (or rather, how most of it is heavy sweaters!).

    VictorianKitty - I used to wear this top a lot, & I have one in black also. Not sure why I haven't worn them recently.

    lazysubculturalgirl - Closets do that when we're not looking ;-)

    Corin - Finding the right shade of red can be tricky.