Loves on a Thursday: Red-y for my first cohosting gig!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Source: via Sarah on Pinterest

I think the drab weather has me craving color. Bold color. Between that and all the lovely Valentines Day posts I have been seeing, red is really striking my fancy. There are so many interesting ways to experience this mood-brightening color.

In the spirit of full disclosure, I must admit that although I admire bold, bright reds, they are a little outside my comfort zone. I have come to realize that this wallflower tends to shy away from colors that draw attention to myself. I often find them beautiful on others, but usually admire them from afar. Besides, wearing a bold red lip to a class full of girls wearing Uggs and sweatpants might just be a skosh out of place.

Over the past year or so, I have been working to step away from 'safe' and take risks in the beauty/wardrobe department. Starting this fall, I hope to be a part of the working world for the next couple of years before grad school...and a career woman after that. Self confidence is a must! As is a professional (but contemporary) wardrobe that may just set me apart from other applicants/employees. Embrace color! is my new motto.

1. My brother-in-law told me years ago there is research showing people who wear red perform better on exams. I don't know if it is true, but I think about that every time I get dressed before a big test. It can't hurt, right? This Boden blouse has the cutest leaf pattern. [Boden Soho Blouse in Vermillion Leaves2. The second I saw these glasses, I was sold (but not on the $500 price tag...youch!). They are the perfect pop of color and have a fun shape I wouldn't normally choose for myself. [J. Crew cat-eye sunglasses3. I am not one for western wear, but these ankle boots are definitely the exception. Imagine how cute they would look with a skirt in the spring and fall! [Sundance Catalog Blooming Boots4. These earrings are darling and would add the perfect touch of red. [Red flower earrings by SharonClancyDesigns5. These dishes might just make eating veggies fun. [Pottery Barn Cambria Dinnerware 6. My husband loves Marimekko designs. This sheet set is so vibrant, they may just help me get up on these dark winter mornings. [Marimekko Pieni Unikko Red sheet set7.  Red lips well done? Enviable. I bit the bullet and bought my first red lipstick last year. I really do love it! Its pencil form makes it a no brainer to apply. You can find it here. I love how Drew Barrymore paired the perfect red lipstick with minimal makeup in this photo. So pretty!

I am so jazzed to be co-hosting Loves on a Thursday with Lish and Colleen! This was one of the first link-ups I participated in and I absolutely love it. I learned how to create collages and embed Pinterest photos thanks to this link up. Needless to say, I am beyond honored to be included.

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  1. What a fun party! I love those sheets, too, and I totally think you'd look amazing in a crimson coat! Bring on the color, girl ... what do YOU have to fear? You're SARAH!!!

  2. not a red person here - having red hair that is - but I'm all for pink right now!

  3. Love the bokeh in that first pic and Drew looks gorgeous with those red lips! Red is truly an inspirational color! Thanks for co-hosting! Hugs xxx

  4. HI! new follower, glad to have come across you. love your little bird illustrations on your blog header. Best wishes. Kat.x

  5. I love anything red, my favorite color! :)

  6. LOVE this color, and I do love me some red lipstick! New follower from Loves on a Thursday. :)

  7. Well for a girl that just arrived back home from Texas TODAY....I LOVE the adorable red boots. Thanks for the party.

  8. I love all the red!!!! As much as I drool for pastels, I still like my brights :) Those boots...oohhh...I want. And I wish I could pull of red lips like that!!! Thanks so much for co-hosting this week with us, hope you had fun!

  9. ooohhh Drew does perfect red lips!!

  10. I LOVE the color's my favorite but find it hard to wear. I do have a red floral purse but that's it! Love all your samples of red.....I want those boots! I went out of my comfort zone this year as part of a new me by getting men's square tortoise shell eyeglasses to wear with my short them (took me a while to get used to)!!

  11. Love the girl's hair in the first pic -so romantic! Thanks for hostessing!!!
    ~Sarah of Sarah Hulbert Style


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