Monday, April 23, 2012

Vintage Red

[Jacket: Forever 21; Shirt: Crossroads Trading Co.; Jeans: Joe's Jeans; Shoes: Old Navy; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Boyfriend; Earrings: BaubleBar (only available in other colors now); Ring: Old Navy; Bracelets: Flea market and J.Crew (on mega awesome sale)]

I was all ready to splurge on a spring jacket until I came across this red number in Forever 21 for $35. The shade it comes in is called Lipstick, which is right on. It also reminds me of the color of a candy apple. Yum. In any event, it's functional and cute, and can dress up jeans for a night out with friends. That's what I did on Friday, when a bunch of us dessert picnicked in the North End for my best friend's 25th birthday. 

And the shirt. This is the third and final purchase from Crossroads Trading Co. that you will be hearing about (following the blue watercolor-esque dress and black Theory pants). It's worth mentioning, because I tried it on and felt like I didn't really "need" it.  So I brought it out of the dressing room and placed it back on the shirts rack. I was at the register pulling out my credit card when I turned around to grab it. The unique vintage shape just wooed me. And it made me realize that I don't hate the color red on me like I thought I did. So thanks, shirt.

 All photos by Mikhail Glabets

30 comments:

  1. Hi.!
    Great blog.♥ I love the jewelry.!
    If you have a while please, check out mine and enter my ROMWE giveaway!
    xoxo

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    1. Thanks! I love that awesome blue sheer maxi dress you have on in your recent post. So cool!

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  2. Super cute look! Loving your blouse!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  3. Love the color combo, beautiful top!

    xo Ashleigh

    www.thedaileigh.com

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    1. Thanks! You are ROCKING that bit of skin in your most recent outfit post. So well done with the simple but awesome black palette! Love :)

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  4. This outfit is just adorable! My favorite spring coat came from Forever 21 too--who knew??

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    1. Seriously! I love when I can find a great, cheap staple from that store!

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  5. Love that top with the jacket. Impressive for F21.

    best
    Asilia
    reasonstoprocrastinate.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! I was so happy to find it there!

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  6. Great jacket! I love your thrifty style!

    Lindsey Turner
    thriftandshout.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! I am always on the hunt for a good cute bargain.

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  7. I have seen that jacket at F21 and am always thinking it would be a good purchase --looks really great on you!

    http://seizethestyles.com

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    1. Thanks! It feels really well made too, so definitely seems like it will last.

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  8. How could you have ever hated red on you, it's so pretty! Suits your complexion beautifully. I love how fresh and strong this look is, the red really pops!

    Alexandra xo

    http://tovogueorbust.com/

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    1. It was never a go-to color for me, but I've seen it so well done on other bloggers I finally gave in! Hope you have a great vacation!

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  9. red looks amazing on you!!! I just stumbled across your blog; LOVE it! Can't wait to see more! Definitely following you now <3

    Sarah
    sarahsavvystyle.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Sarah! I love your outfits too :)

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  10. That is a fantastic color! And what a great deal!! I love your blouse too.
    Sarah
    www.comingunstitched.com

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    1. Thanks Sarah! Both were great finds :)

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  11. Love the red with the teal flats! And $35 DOLLARS?? That's not even fair! Love the styling and reading your blog!

    Amanda
    It's an Easy Life

    Ps. A dessert picnic sounds just perfect!

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    1. Thanks Amanda! I checked out your blog too and it's super cute. I love that you blog with your husband. Congrats on being a newlywed! I had my six month anniversary a week ago.

      And yeah, dessert picnic was awesome. I think we all ate too much cake/cookies/cupcakes. Yum.

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  12. ahh such a great post! this top is awesome and i love the jacket! xoxo linds of http://www.rubygirlblog.com/

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    1. Thanks Linds! I love your blog. Appreciate you stopping by!

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  13. Wow, you sure know how to rock red! There's something about blondes and red that just goes so well!!

    www.houseofhemingway.com

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    1. Thanks! I'm having fun buying more red pieces lately!

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  14. I love that top! What an adorable outfit. Great pic and great blog.

    xo
    Dana
    http://bigcity-farmgirl.blogspot.com/

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