Most days, I feel so very far from fashionable. My first priority when I get dressed each day is to feel comfortable in my clothes, which means a lot of my attire choices err on the side of loose, stretchy, or worn in. I'm usually at home with the boys or making soap / getting messy with projects in the studio, especially so right now given the pandemic and winter season, so anything fancy feels inappropriate.
Make no mistake, this girl LOVES an excuse to dress up and will gladly pull out dresses, high heels, statement earrings, and bags should the occasion call for it. I have a lot of pieces in my wardrobe that are for special occasions, some that I've had for almost a decade that's how cherished and timeless they are. The pandemic has made it trickier than normal to get good use of these items but I digress.
Moving deeper into 2021, I'd love to highlight some of my personal favorite ways to pair clothing and accessories together, using a lot of things already in my wardrobe. #rhigetsdressedup, folks! I think it's easy to get discouraged by the fast-fashion world where new outfits are modelled, it seems on the daily. While new items here or there is always a treat, and sometimes a necessity, chances are you, too, can pull together something from your wardrobe right now that makes you feel beautiful. I'm so excited to share with you today!
My first outfit is probably my favorite of the bunch. Classic, unexpected, and chic.
Unless it's Christmas or Valentine's Day, I rarely wear red. The color used to always makes me feel frumpy but lately it's felt classic and timeless. This red lace top has sat in my closet for years with tags still on it. Pulling it out for these photos was such a treat and made me realize how great the color is. And I thought the top would pair wonderfully with a pink lace skirt, the two different lace patterns playing off of one another. My classic red heels were the cherry on top, a cherished pink Kate Spade bag following suit.