January 12, 2013

30 x 30 Day 8: Black & White & Red All Over

I'm curious how other people go about choosing their outfits. For me, I usually think "I really want to wear THIS item today!!" and then find things that go with it. Today, it was this red blouse. I was able to get this blouse at Bebe (when I returned a blouse my mom bought me for my birthday that had sheer panels in places that showed your bra??? WTF Bebe!) for something like $20! I hadn't shopped at Bebe in years but they had a LOT of cute stuff on the sale rack with an extra 30 or 50% off. I like this outfit because it's got a simple color scheme that I could also easily translate for work by switching out the bottoms and shoes. I really don't own any red in my closet except this blouse and my new red dress pants (which the blog hasn't seen yet!). Aside from making me look even more pale than usual (but pale is the new tan, right? RIGHT?) I don't think I was giving red a fair chance. Maybe I'll have to get some more red items now. Do you have any colors that you just don't wear for some reason?
Jacket: Theory
Blouse: Bebe (extra 30% off online)
Jeans: Forever 21 (similar)
Booties: Madden Girl (similar)
Necklace: Forever 21 (similar)
Bracelet: Ann Taylor
Bag: Loeffler Randall (bag also now comes in a pretty mint and MINI size!)
Lips: Revlon Lip Butter in Candy Apple


  1. uh, as soon as I saw the preview image on Bloglovin I literally went DAMN GIRL. Out loud. You look amazing! Seriously, I might have to go hunt down a Bebe ;)

    Samantha @ Sam ipsa loquitur

  2. This particular blouse is on sale for about $35 online and less in-store!

  3. I literally just blogged about how white jeans and how I don't think I'd be able to pull them off. You look amazing in them! Whenever I wear red I get compliments on how good the color looks with my skin tone/hair color but I think I shy away from wearing it because thats the color I HAVE to wear while I'm at work. I also despise wearing orange! And royal purple. haha strange colors, I know!

  4. I'm with you on orange. I used to hateee orange (I still don't own much of it) but then when I went to law school one of my school's colors was orange so I had to get over it quickly :)

  5. Girl you look beautiful in these pictures - seriously, your hair and lips! Do this more often please :)

    I usually do what you do - pick 1 piece and work around it.

    Like Jenna below, I also always want to wear white jeans but I just don't think my thighs can handle it which sucks because there are so many cute outfits I would wear with them!

  6. Love the way the chains look over the red blouse. Totally makes the whole outfit!

    And yes, pale is the new tan. Just say "no" to the sun and skin cancer. :-)


  7. I think you should try white jeans! Thighs be gone! They are the best substitute when I don't want to wear real jeans and want to try to feel more dressed up

  8. That is exactly how I get dressed virtually EVERY day. Glad I'm not the only one.