Versatile Style by Tracey

Red Dress

Posted on: December 18, 2012

I found this red dress at Ross Dress for Less when I was searching for a dress to wear to the holiday party and couldn’t resist buying it.  After all it was only $17.99!

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I love the polk -a- dots and the straight cut.  I couldn’t wait to wear my newly thrifted grey shooties, so out came the grey sweater.  I am not super fond of this sweater and think the ruffle detail takes away from the dress.  It ‘s the only grey sweater I own, so it will have to do…

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I attempted button a few buttons and belting this look but really liked the cardigan open better.  I added the necklace since I ditched the belt and think it helps to elongate me.  I will have to think of another way to style this dress, as I really do love it a lot! I also love my red ruffle front coat:

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This is what I wore yesterday to my WW meeting when I found out I lost 2.2 lbs for a total of 30lbs.  Those first 20lbs seemed to come of so easily and these last ten were so slow…. In reality, I lost about a pound a week and I am satisfied with that…I highly recommend WW and going to meetings if possible, I learn so much from other members…

Linking up with What I Wore Wednesday, so head over and see the lovely ladies..

So dear readers any suggestions?  How would you style this dress differently? It is short sleeved and needs help winterizing it….

Gratitude:  I am grateful that if my son had to face dealing with the death of a school mate that it happened the way it has.  The school rallied around the daughter of his math teacher  who had brain cancer.  They sold pink ribbons, the chorus went to her house and sang, a larger group filled her backyard and sang Christmas Carols the day before she passed.  Our local tv station ran a story about her and had one of the Jonas Brothers call her.  She was in a fashion show for those with Cancer.  Her last days were one where she experienced an outpouring of love.  She passed on Monday.  Her mother, my son’t math teacher and his favorite ever teacher, had a statement read at school that said, “She ran the race and finished first straight into the arms of Jesus”.  That statement was the most comforting to my son and hearing his teacher’s words let him know she was ok.  The entire school is wearing pink today to honor her… They are scheduling a funeral for after school hours and searching for a church big enough…here is a you tube link and another one. My prayers go out to the family and friends of Becca Parcells.  

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9 Responses to "Red Dress"

I love this dress! You are spot on about the necklace lengthening you, but that sweater is just too big. Why don’t you try a black cardigan or your moto jacket? Your short black jacket or denim jacket maybe? You don’t need to stay grey on top just because you are wearing grey on the bottom. Still loving your blog, Karen C

I put this outfit together after no sleep this morning and grey was where my brain went…. thank you for taking the time to offer me other solutions…

I love this red dress. I like the design and the tissue. The outfit with pearl colored jacket is very nice,

A shrug, because you definitely want the dress to be your stand out piece! Anything longer would take away from the dress!

Have you tried putting a white button down underneath? The dress has lots of detail and a simpler cardigan would work better (I would try black or grey) with a skinny belt just to give you more of a waist. With the belt you could try black or even gold. I hope this helps.

Thank you, I did try a skinny belt over this sweater,but didn’t like that look. I white button down sounds interesting and doable…

Really loving this, the ruffles look great with the polka dots. So many textures, especially love the ankle boots in that gray wool look. Gorgeous!

So sorry to hear about your son’s classmate. I think it’s just harder maybe because they are young and have so much ahead of them? Don’t feel bad, I have been weepy all week too. Please feel free to share the info from my post.

This dress is beautiful and the color is gorgeous. Maybe you could try it with a thin turtleneck under it?

Heather

Great find and congrats on the weight loss!

✰Transatlantic Blonde✰

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