Color of the month – red

I haven’t done a color theme for a while and thought, with Valentine’s day coming up, I’d feature one of my favorite colors – red! I especially love the deep dark reds that look almost velvety black. What are your favorite shades of red?


Roses and love letters


Red roses for love win the day.


Reds for lips


Various shades of red lipsticks for luscious lips!


Silky red slip


Silky red slips for romance.


Red tropical hibiscus


Red tropical flowers. Hibiscus love right here! Love the golden speckles on this one.


Red leaves


Vines with red leaves in the fall…


Red roses and lipstick


Rose and red lipstick, what’s not to love?


Red Cap Sleeve Scallop Trim Fit & Flare Dress

Red Cap Sleeve Scallop Trim Fit & Flare Dress. Shop this item here.


Red dresses for Valentine’s day. This one with the scalloped edges sure is cute!


Red British Phone Booth


And little red phone booths in London that I’d love to see some day.


And of course, shop-able links for red dresses, lipsticks, slips and chemises


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How to style your summer clothes for cold weather

Ever wanted to bring that wonderful summer style you love into fall or winter, but it’s too cold to wear it when the weather changes? Here are a few tips to on how to style your summer favs for fall and winter instead of pushing them to the back of the closet until the spring thaw begins. Hint, it’s all about the layers…


Black and white and silver all over


Layer up. Add scarves, coats, boots, hats, tights – whatever keeps you warm! I chose to wear a sleeveless maxi dress and didn’t remember to put on a pair of tights. But baby, it’s getting cold out there, so I could have used those tights as the weather is cooling down now in Oregon. Not quite winter weather yet, but upper 40’s are still a bit cold.

Wear a sweater over top of a dress so it looks more like a skirt – adds extra warmth and creates a new fall/winter look.

Depending on the dress, you can wear your dress as a tunic with leggings underneath + boots for added warmth. Or skinny jeans. Any pants that aren’t too bulky will work just fine.

Wear a long sleeved shirt underneath a sleeveless dress. I have one I was looking at thinking it would look good with the new ‘in’ trend of wearing shirts under sleeveless dresses or tops.

Wear a cardigan over the dress with a vest layered over top + tights and boots.

Maxi dresses are great for fall and winter – the longer length equals more warmth.

Wear shorts with thick tights and boots + layers on top for a fun fall look.

Mostly, it’s all about layering – over or under to get the warmth & style you need and want for the colder weather.


Black and white chevron dress


Black, white and silver


Black and white fall to winter style



Black leather jacket, black and white zig zag dress + rose gold purse


Black and white zig zag chevron pattern maxi dress


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~ All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on Flickr and on his blog.

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