Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Scarlet Lady

Don't you think the colour red has magic power? It goes with everything, it can lift your mood, and makes you feel more confident. Red lipstick makes me feel sophisticated. And while neutrals may be eternally cool, red never fails to make an outfit.

When I posted recently about winter-appropriate skirts, I didn't yet own a quilted circle skirt. I sweet-talked my darling into buying me this one so that my winter wardrobe would be complete. Isn't the ballet slipper applique adorable? The shoes are in black velvet, and you can't really see it but they've got red pompoms on the toes. The last time I wore it I teamed it with a black sweater, but this time I decided to go for RED.

Have I mentioned how awesome cashmere is? It's lightweight but very warm - perfect for autumn days - and isn't bulky, so won't add inches to your waistline.

I'm so pleased with my beehive! I know, I wear a beehive practically every time I don a circle skirt, I'm so unimaginative. But, meh - it's just so much fun playing Brigitte Bardot.

Also, believe it or not, this is with no backcombing at all - that's just how much volume my hair has. Sometimes it's good having thick hair.

1950s quilted circle skirt, etsy; Cashmere cardigan, Cath Kidston (hand-me-down from Mama); Hair flowers, New Look (I think - ages ago); Shoes, Marks & Spencer); Clutch bag, charity shop.

13 comments:

  1. A quilted skirt is on my wishlist.....if only I could find one with a 28" waist!

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  2. You look great in such a strong colour, I love red, it goes with everything, and I don't feel "dressed" without my red lippy and nails now! X

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  3. It's a lovely look and really suits you. I have a quilted 'hostess dress' from the early 60's. It's so comfortable and looks amazing, so a big fan :)

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  4. Love it! :) Red is such a good color on you.

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  5. Lucky! I had that skirt on my favorites list ;)

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  6. @ConstantlyAlice don't feel too bad about missing out - I'm currently locked in a dispute with the seller as the waist was fully two inches smaller than advertised (luckily after moving the button I can just about get away with it!) and it has several stains which weren't mentioned in the listing.

    xx Charlotte

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  7. Gorgeous skirt, red is so uplifting

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  8. I adore red!!!! I agree with the cashmere- it's so luscious and soft- I have a red cashmere jumper but it shrank in the wash recently- I am really annoyed with myself! WHat a lovely idea is a quilted skirt- is it thick?

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  9. You look gorgeous!
    Red is a no fail way to cheer oneself up!:)

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  10. I like that cardigan, especially the many buttons on it and the three-quarter sleeves. But most of all - I have to admit - I love your shoes. They look so nice with the white edging. Do they have small heels or are they flat? I can't spot that in the picture.
    Have a colourful day!

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  11. Miss Maple, the shoes have little kitten heels - ideally they'd be a little higher, but I really wanted a pair of red shoes and these ticked most of the boxes. They're from M&S.

    xx Charlotte

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  12. Red totally equals glamour. Especially when it comes in red quilted form with added ballerina details!!

    Lucille xx.

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