Monochromatic Passion

- Outfits

When I found out my second Bloggers Do It Better challenge was to wear red, I immediately thought of my Kenneth Cole shirt dress, a piece in my closet that has been worn for a nice dinner out during the summer as well as paired with boots for Christmas. As much as I adore the color red, I only have a few pieces in my wardrobe, so I knew for sure I wanted to wear this dress. The next question was how to style it… do belt it? What kind of shoes and accessories should I go for?  Monochromatic with the color red… dare I? I dare to!

Red, no matter what form, encompasses such a powerful, passionate vibe and that’s exactly what I wanted to go for.  I love the color, and I am a very passionate person so this outfit also reflects my personality.  At first I thought it might be too much with how bright my dress is, but then I thought, since when have I cared about what I wear being “too much”?  Risk and reward is true for many aspects in life, including fashion.  I also decided to do a search to find some other red monochromatic outfits and found celebrities such as Heidi Klum, Kate Bosworth and Rihanna (even with red hair!) to other fashion bloggers going for all red ensembles.  So what do you think?  Would you go monochromatic with red or any non-neutral color?

Shirt Dress – Kenneth Cole (Old)

Audrey Brooke Pumps – DSW  (Available here)

Bobby Pin – F21 (Old)

Headband turned Choker – Cameron’s Gift Shop in Chapel Hill, NC (Not available online)

YSL Rouge Volupte 17 Red Muse – Sephora (Available here)

 

 

 

P.S. I have been wanting to participate in all of these wonderful blogger challenges and was waiting to see what the Everybody Everywear challenge was for sure… but since I already had this dress in mind for BDIB, I just decided to do two outfits! Check back this afternoon for the Everybody Everywear outfit post!

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Monochromatic Passion

Tshirt dress
$125 – warehouse.co.uk

Miss KG synthetic shoes
£29 – kurtgeiger.com

Red stone jewelry
$47 – fantasyjewelrybox.com

Hair clip accessory
$14 – fredflare.com

Rouge Pur Couture
$30 – barneys.com
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17 Comments

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    Alexa Bennett
    February 13, 2012 at 5:07 AM

    I love this dress! You look amazing in red!

    http://brightandsassy.blogspot.com/

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    lidiya
    February 13, 2012 at 9:58 AM

    You look adorable, gorgeous dress <3
    http://cupcakesandtreacle.blogspot.com/

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    Fashion By Alicia
    February 13, 2012 at 5:20 PM

    Love this dress and these photos! So fun!

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    FASHIONHYPNOTISED
    February 13, 2012 at 5:27 PM

    I LOVE HOW YOU PULL OFF THAT RED OUTFIT, YOU SURE LOOK GORGEOUS SWEETIE!
    XOXO,
    FASHIONHYPNOTISED GIRL

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    Beauty Follower
    February 13, 2012 at 5:43 PM

    Red is my favorite colour on dresses.
    Your heels are so chic&sexy!

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    ANTONELLA C'EST MOI
    February 13, 2012 at 7:14 PM

    great post!!
    xoxo
    a_c’est moi
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    Tariro
    February 13, 2012 at 8:13 PM

    I really love your dress!
    xo,
    http://peppermintandivy.blogspot.com/

    P.S be sure to check out my newest giveaway & enter to win a gorgeous pair of earrings!

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    Samantha
    February 14, 2012 at 12:27 AM

    RED is definitely your color!! You look gorgeous!! What a lovely shaped dress! This red and your red/pink are my two faves so far!

    xo, sam

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    Imogen
    February 14, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    Wow you are gorgeous and so incredibly sweet with the Valentines balloons. I adore your dress and the shoes are beautiful. I loved the current bloggers do it better challenge because I love red. It has been my favourite one so far.

    tia-cherie.blogspot.com

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    Tiffany Elam
    February 14, 2012 at 7:34 PM

    Hi! I found your blog by participating in the recent BDIB Challenge. Love how you styled your red. Cute blog!! Please visit mine if you get the chance. Have a wonderful day!!

    Tiffany
    http://shoeschampagne.blogspot.com

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    Neris
    February 15, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    super cute look hun! i love red on you!

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

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    WestmountFashionista
    February 16, 2012 at 4:22 AM

    Great dress, red is such a perfect color on you!
    xx
    Jessica
    http://westmountfashionista.com

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    Cathy@Vanity of Vanities
    March 9, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    Wow! That shirt dress is so flattering. The shoes are great too. And you look lovely. So chic!

    Cheers,
    Cathy@cheap digitizing

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      Rachel
      March 9, 2012 at 3:13 PM

      Thank you so much Cathy! :)

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    February 7, 2013 at 9:11 AM

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    Fierce & Fashionable
    February 7, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    That red dress is stunning! Love your necklace too :)

    xx Michelle

    Fierce & Fashionable

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