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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Seeing Red (Tops)

About two years before we started Fashion Me Fabulous, Jael Paris evaluated my wardrobe and banned me from buying any more basic black. She was right--the color dominated my closet save a few dashes of blue and pops of red. I took her advice. I reintroduced pink into my world, went plum crazy (seriously I lose control in the presence of purple), grew an unhealthy green obsession, took teal to a new obsession level, and began to despair when a pair of shoes only came in black.
Pictured: (l to r)
Basket Weave Tee, Anthropologie, $48 (also in white, brown, yellow)
Shirred Polka Dot Tank, Lord & Taylor, $28.99 (also in navy)
Origami Pleat Tee, Antropologie, $34.95 (also in aqua, moss green, black, magenta)
Ruffled Sleeveless Top, Lord & Taylor, $15.89 (also in orange, hot pink, white)

Then something happened (well, that something was unemployment), and my wardrobe stagnated. For interviews and freelance gigs I replaced black basics as they wore out. Black is professional, versatile and the best bang for my buck. I mixed it up with a little grey and purple (my favorite neutral), but that's all I could do. As my rainbow of clothes grew old, I had to let them go. My pops of color are subject to the whims of the clearance rack.
Pictured: (l to r)
Cut-out Shoulder Top, Forever 21, $9.80
Doman Sleeve Top, Nordstrom, $48 (also in red, blue, green, magenta)
Slub Knit Tunic, Forever 21, $17.80
Basic Sleeveless Tee, Mango, $19.99 (also in petal pink, navy)

Sunday, I envisioned the cutest outfit, but I couldn't put it together. It relied on red top, and all I could find in my closet was one red cami with the hem coming out and a red blouse so pilled and faded I moved it to the "painting clothes" stash. Red has always been a favorite of mine and I can't believe I don't have any of it left. (I do have two dresses, but they aren't the most versatile). Now I just need to pick which red tops I'll add to my closet. (I've also listed the other colors options for each top in case you have a different color void in your wardrobe).
Pictured: (l to r)
Eyelet Trim Top, Target, $24.99 (also in turquoise, white, navy)
Racerback Colorblock Tank, Target, $17.99 (also in grey/yellow, blue/green, black/white)
Linen Cargo Tee, Madewell, $49.50 (also in white)
Slim-fit Button Down, Mango, $39.99 (also in white, blue, black, petal pink)

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