Thursday, November 29, 2012

Two reds

This is what I mean when I say I'm a Christmas-themed-outfit dork of the purest dye. I just had to find a way to action some red today.

I ordered these Banana Republic cords in a fantastic mulberry color and was delighted with them. I don't think I'd bought a pair of cords since the manufacturers started adding a little spandex to every pair of pants being manufactured. Years ago, cords sagged and bagged and even worse, shrank horribly when I put them in the dryer. Either my legs have gotten shorter, or manufacturers have figured out to add a little extra fabric to factor in shrinkage. This is straight out of the packaging, and there's actually almost too much fabric breaking on top of my foot--hallelujah!

Banana Republic skinny corduroys in Saucy Red
Tory Burch Simone cardigan in black with gold buttons
Lafayette 148 white cotton shirt
Jimmy Choo Youth motorcycle boots

Inspired by Une Femme's recent post about red lipstick, I also decided to deploy some red lipstick, as that would be fashion-forward and not at all Christmas-season-dorky, no sir.

Boots No 7 Restore and Renew serum (discontinued; similar)
Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45
Maybelline Age Rewind concealer (discontinued)
Benefit Dandelion blush
Lancome Definicils mascara
Chanel Holly lipstick (discontinued)


  1. That red is amazing on you. Wear it often!

  2. The whole ensemble looks wonderful on you! I want that cardi. Bad.

  3. You look fabulous in that shade of red and your skin looks dewy and youthful.

  4. Thanks, everyone!

    BTW, Hostess, I've discovered that Lancome's Definicils comes off really well if I stay away from oily cleansers and use my Bioderma Cráline H20, instead. So your favorite mascara is well on its way to becoming my favorite, too!


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