I adore that red is having such a moment right now. It’s one of those colors that can instantly make you feel bold, powerful, and sexy. The trick to pulling it off is finding the right shade of red that works with your skin tone. I for one gravitate to cooler shades of reds and avoid warm, orange/red tones as they tend to age me.
This silk DVF beauty ended up being my birthday dress. I love the way the bias cut follows the lines of my curves giving an otherwise modest dress some sex appeal. Below I’ve rounded up beautiful red dresses to add to your wardrobe just in time for Valentine’s Day (I also snuck in a couple of jumpsuits).
Leave it to the pink jacaranda trees blooming in the middle of January to make you completely forget that winter exists in the city of angels. Taking advantage of this unreasonably inviting weather to take my new sneakers out on a ride around in Baby Blue. I love cruising down the coast or up through the canyons in the Westy, pulling into hidden spaces to explore a new hiking route, or reading a book under the shade of ancient oak trees that dot the canyons. The Westy gives Sam and I a sense of freedom. It’s our happy place on wheels that has the potential to take us somewhere new.
This pretty little number ended up being my New Year’s Eve dress. The beautiful floral print and delicate flutter sleeves give it that charming 70’s vibe I love so much while the color palette keeps it appropriate for winter. Below I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite winter dresses for any occasion from a winter wedding to a casual weekend brunch. Happy Shopping!
Sam and I spent our New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in San Francisco. Whenever we’re in the city by the bay a feeling of nostalgia washes over eyes. We always spend our time doing all of the things we used to do and visiting the places we loved. For our stay we rented a room in a hotel directly across from our very first SF apartment. We had dinner at our favorite French cafe, Café de la Presse, and drinks at our favorite dive bars, Owl Tree and Kozy Kar. We popped into our favorite Korean spot, Cocobang, for a late night snack before heading down to the Embarcadero to watch the fireworks. The next day we woke up to have breakfast at our favorite hole in the wall diner, Golden Coffee, before strolling through our favorite streets for hours. We popped into our favorite cheese shop, Cheese Plus on Polk for lunch. Dinner was burritos from you guessed it, our favorite Mexican counter, El Sol. As we visited our old haunts we recounted the days when life was simpler, rent was cheaper, we were younger, and responsibilities weren’t as heavy. It was a great time in our lives and one we will always look back on with fond eyes.
Do you have that special time in you life you wish you could revisit even just for a short time?
2017 was not a great year for many of us. I’ve personally spent much of the year trying to get my anxiety disorder under control and dealing with insane landlords. 2018 isn’t going to erase any of the problems we’re facing, but the new year brings hope and with it a renewed desire for change.
Here’s to a bigger and better year. May it bring you joy, adventure, and good health.