I have this new relationship with red that I didn’t have before blogging. It’s such a fun and bold color. So I rounded up the different ways that I wear red to wherever I am going.

Like I said before, I didn’t wear red much as I thought it was “too much” for me. My sense was that having a fuller figure meant that I needed to tone it down. I also was told that red was too loud against my darker complexion. I got over all of that nonsense!

This was a piece from Julie Mehretu at The Broad

Now, I like to wear red to add some color. It’s probably the one color I wear most throughout the year. I just wear it in different ways.

This was a piece at The Broad from Mark Bradford

Sometimes I wear a red dress like the one here.  I love ruffle details on the sleeves of this dress!

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This dress is light and airy. The length allows me to wear it to different places like going to lunch on a Sunday with my family or for a trip to The Broad Museum


Other times, I just wear a couple of red pieces. That’s what I did here. I wore a skirt and a bag that were red to hang around Brea Downtown


It’s probably the one color I wear most throughout the year. I just wear it in different ways.

This is a fun little outfit for the weekend. I’ve worn this skirt in a variety of ways. I wear it for work and the weekend. It’s always flattering!

Additionally, I like to have just a pop of red. It can just be my shoes. That’s what I did with this outfit. These ruffle slides are perfect for the weekend. I wore this outfit to California Adventure

Lastly, the pop of red that I am almost always sporting is a red lip. I love my MAC lip color!

Red Dress Size XXL here , similar ,  similar ,      plus ||  Nude Heels similar ||Nude Flats similar || Ribbed Striped Top  Size XL here , plus size  || Red Skirt Size 14  similar ||Slip On Ballet Sneakers here || Mini Backpack here , similar ||Off The Shoulder Top Size XL similarsimilarsimilarplus sizeplus size || Denim Leggings Hue Size XL hereplus size  || Ruffle Slide Sandals here || MAC Retro Lipcolor here

Are you into red? What do you think?

… Because getting dressed (and living life) should feel good!


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This Post has been updated since August 2018.

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