Thursday, April 17, 2014

16 of 30 and 17 of 30: Red Portofino Shirt.

First of all, I am being featured for the "Sit-down Style Session" round-up today over at The Brandied Pair. Beautiful Hosts Jen and Londyn who are two Amazingly Stylish Fashionistas chose me to be featured today. So read on because it was a cute little interview. Thanks!

Finally guys! It only took close to two weeks, but I am finally wearing my Beautiful, Bright, Red-Hot Portofino Shirt by Express. I have no clue why it took me this long but then I wore it twice on the same day. The first Outfit was worn during the day and lunch-time, while the second Outfit was worn in the late afternoon through the evening. Let's look at each Outfit closer now.
For the first Outfit I paired the Red Portofino with my Brown Corduroys and added a White Faux Fur Vest.  Of course I showed you a more Work-ready, Tailored, Sophisticated Outfit featuring Brown and Red earlier this week. But this time it is a Bolder pairing of these 2 Colors. The Outfit has a little bit of a Masculine feel with the Brown Belt looped inside the Trousers, the Big Round-face Watch and the Vest, similar to this Outfit (that features the same Cords, my Cobalt Plaid Button-down & a White Vest, also). But I added feminine touches of course such as Red Dangly Earrings, a Chunky Chain Necklace & Leopard Flats. Because you know Leopard+Red are always perfection, don't you think? I think I pulled off this Masculine Look (twice now) because I did receive compliments on each Outfit, especially this one. This Outfit, also is perfect for the Menswear-Inspired theme today over at Spotlight Weekly, to which I am linking up.
Pros: I actually quite like it. It is different and not what you see every day or what you expect a 'typical' fashion blogger to wear.
Cons: Like I said I like the Outfit but it can be missunderstood. Not everyone will get it. But I dress for me, first and foremost. So that's OK.
Red, Loose-Fit, Silky, Button-Down "Portofino" Blouse: Express.
Winter White Faux Fur Vest w/ Elastic Band/Belt Detail & Gold Hardware: Pelinki.
Hazelnut-Brown, Corduroy Pants (come with Skinny Belt): Bershka (New).
Red Crystal & Silver Rhinestone Beaded, Drop Earrings: Fred's Jewelry.
Thick, Faux Gold, Chain Necklace: c/o A Local Accessories Boutique (New).
Light Orange, Round-face, Quartz Watch: Gift from My Husband (New).
Teal Metallic, Small Butterfly Hair Clip: Random Street Vendor.
Leopard & Black, Calfskin & Patent Leather, Cap-Toed Ballet Flats: White House Black Market.

The second Outfit of the day is so Bright, Colorful and totally Feminine, definitely on the dressier side. Red looks great against Cobalt and I will remember this for future pairings.I kept the same Necklace as earlier because it worked plus the Gold Chain Necklace adds to the Nautical, Americana feel. I ended up wearing the Denim Jacket to keep me warm, but this Outfit looks great even without it. I am so glad I finally added a Cobalt Pencil Skirt to my wardrobe. This Skirt was originally $60 but I got it for 40% off  $19.99 and it is Ponte! What do you think of this Outfit? Are you in love with it as much as I am? Yesterday's Color for the Pantone-themed Week was Dazzling Blue. I am linking up a day late but this Skirt totally qualifies because it is totally Dazzling Blue.
Pros: I love it head to toe. It might be my Favorite Outfit from this 30 for 30 Remix Challenge, so far.
Cons: Nothing. You can't go wrong with Red and Blue.
Red, Loose-Fit, Silky, Button-Down "Portofino" Blouse: Express.
Light Medium Wash, Classic Denim Jacket: H&M (Thrifted; New).
Cobalt, Ponte Pencil Skirt w/ Gold Buttons off the Left side (on the front): The Limited (New).
Royal Blue, Crystal, Beaded Dangly Earrings: White House Black Market.
Thick, Faux Gold, Chain Necklace: c/o A Local Accessories Boutique (New).
Light Orange, Round-face, Quartz Watch: Gift from My Husband (New).
Orange+Silver Beaded, Charm Bracelet: JC Penney's.
Navy+White, Suede Leather, Pointy Toe Ballet Flats: Gap.

P.S. Also linking up with Tara, Lena, Renae, Allison and Lauren.
Happy Thursday Evening and Enjoy Your Weekends, Ladies!