Versatile Style by Tracey

Brown & Red

Posted on: December 9, 2012

This look recieved the most enthusiastic reaction from my husband.  I was rather surprised that he liked the tights and booties look.  His praise wasn’t just one comment and even went so far as to suggest that my dress idea for his Christmas party lacked this kind of interest.  Notice my new haircut and color, I love it!


Now it was quite a surprise that my husband was so enamored with this look.  I stripped off the jacket and belt to show him just the dress and he then became even more impressed with how I had styled it.  He wasn’t sure he even would have taken a second glance with just the dress…In fact he complimented my vision in buying the dress.


I almost felt bad that this was not an outfit I had chosen for a night out with him.  In fact he was getting ready to head to work when this entire discussion took place.  I knew he loved this jacket and that his favorite color is red, so his reaction really shouldn’t be so surprising except that he isn’t usually so enthusiastic about my clothing choices. Complimentary, yes, “over the moon”, no…


I have to say that his reaction sure made it easy for me to hold my head high and walk with confidence on my outing… I must have been beaming as I noticed a few looks from a couple of men around my age at Panera Bread…. Definitely going to repeat this outfit on a day when my husband and I have time together.

Linking up today with all the lovely bloggers @ Visible Monday and Watch out What I’m Wearing, so please stop by and check a few of them out.  

Gratitude: I am grateful that I finally figured out what to wear to the Christmas party.  I am grateful that my three kids got together and raked the leaves.  I am grateful for my own inner drive to recommit to the Fluidity exercise program.  I am grateful for the support of my family and friend Sue who endured my search for the Christmas party outfit.  

 Outfit Total -excluding necklace – $37.00

Dress-thrifted $3.50


Boots- Aigner $10.00


Belt-thrifted $2.00

Purse-Nine West thrifted- $4.00


11 Responses to "Brown & Red"

Wow, beautiful new haircut and color, heaped on praise and compliments from your hubby, fabulous legs to show off in that cute outfit….the day just couldn’t get any better, could it. I bet you did have an added bounce in your step! 🙂

Thank you and yes,receiving such high praise brings out my spunky, sassy side.

No wonder your hubby liked this outfit. It’s great! I absolutely love the red belt cinched at your waist. You look great from head to toe. Since my husband doesn’t always comment on my outfits, when he does and says something nice, you know you scored! Heather

Exactly when a man notices it is something really special…

I can see why your husband loved this look! It’s a great jacket with the red belt to show off your waist, and the ankle boots are sassy. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday : >

Thank you and I love your leopard skirt, sassy for sure!

Love your hair and outfit!

I know you’re aware of the personal progress you’ve made this year, but I hope that before the year ends, you go deep within and spend some time really internalizing and appreciating the amazing thing you’ve done. You are an inspiration on more levels than on for many of us.
BTW … so cute outfit on so cute young lady!

Thank you so much for your kind words. When my readers take the time to let me know that I am having an impact, that is so rewarding and really makes me aware of myself and why I chose to write a blog. Thank you again!

I love the red you’ve added to this. Definately what makes the whole outfit work so well.


Thank you and yes just a pop of color changes the entire outfit.

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