Friday, September 12, 2014

Red Hot for Fall 2014

Ever since I began picking out my own clothes (I’m told that was about age 4), I have been drawn to the color Red. My uncles quickly nicknamed me “Blood” because more often times than not, the color Red found a place in my daily ensembles. 
My love for the color Red didn’t end during my childhood. As I grew toward my preteens I found that I preferred red nail polish, and then as a full fledged teenager I graduated to red lipstick. The years went by,I accumulated way too many red purses, used a red cell phone for years, and even purchased a red sports car (a surprise from my husband). To make a long story shorter, I find brilliant shades of Red irresistible ;)
As Fall Fashion pours down the pike, I am more than pleased to see variations of Red take center stage. Yes, from fashion runways, to the red carpet at the Emmys, we’ve seen fiery monochromatic looks in Red stand at attention.
Completely on trend, Fall 2014 is at Code Red! Now, some women may not feel confident wearing the color Red. It is after all attention grabbing and very memorable. Other women wear Red generously, but they may believe that certain shades of Red are more complimentary than others. Where do you stand when it comes to Red?
I happily try out every single shade/variation of Red that I can get my hands on. I’m not searching for the perfect shade of Red, I believe that each shade can and will be executed seamlessly, with proper planning :)
This two-piece crop top and maxi skirt features a delicious hue of Red, Aurora Red to be exact. It's from Dress to Kill Boutique (click here).The experts say that “Aurora Red has blue undertones which represent a cooling down of sorts”. Well, whether Red is cooling down or heating up (summer temperatures rage on here in SoCal), I will always be partial to it!
Normally I pair Red with other Reds and or neutral shades. I decided to step outside of my comfort zone for this look. Blogging my style has taught me the joy of deviating from previously defined dressing norms. It is liberating!
My goal in styling a look is simple: to choose what makes me feel happy. With that goal in mind, I went with gold accessories, a hot pink lippie, and matching hot pink striped socks.
(Fun filter applied)

Thanks for stopping by & have a great weekend!

Crop Top & Maxi Skirt: Dressto Kill Boutique (gifted)
Sunnies: Nordstrom
Clutch: Vintage
Socks: Nordstrom
Platforms: Calvin Klein


  1. You look FABULOUS, honey! WERK!

    1. Thanks Lisa! RED is all the rage this season and I'm loving it!

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    1. Thanks Robin!!! I went with what you said and posted it to my IG account (@InMyJoi)- it was a hit!

  3. You look gorgeous Joi, Red looks beautiful on you! I love the color red but I don't own very much clothing in the color, I will have stock up this fall since it's one of the it colors for fall.


    1. Thank you Nina!! I love RED, although Blue is still my favorite color :) I'm looking forward to seeing more RED in stores according to Pantone's forecast ;)

  4. Just Gorgeous my dear and I Thought you wearing a dress.. .I love this outfit!

    1. Thanks Neti! I was having difficulty in keeping the skirt from riding up since I'm high-waisted, LOL! RED is all the rage this Fall!