Red Cures What Ails Ya

red-pants-1Like a switch, as soon as I got home from LuckyFABB, I got horribly sick. I don’t get sick often, but when I do, it takes me down for the count. For about 5 days straight, I couldn’t even muster the strength to get dressed, and only left the house to eat (the boyfriend dragged me out for a Cinco de Mayo lunch at our favorite Mexican food restaurant, after which I promptly went back to bed). I’m still fighting off the lingering cough…ugh!

So when I finally felt well enough to put on real clothes and get outside, I had these red jeans on the brain. I guess I needed to be bright for my first day out after a week of being a shut-in. I believe some colors just have the ability to make us feel certain ways, and on this particular day, red felt very, “I’m back!”. Apparently Wendy felt the same way, who caught the same bug I did, and whose bright red jacket popped out at me from my back log of blog posts to read that piled up while I was sick.

red-pants-4These red jeans are yet another member of the “cuff it till I hem it” club.  After being forever traumatized after washing a pair of jeans a few times before hemming, only to have them shrink substantially short after the next wash, I’m making sure to get some wears and washes out of my jeans before committing to a length.

And, thank you to all the ladies on Twitter who helped convince me to keep these red jeans. I was unconvinced about their versatility, but after all your helpful tips I think I’ll manage to make them work. =)

And…yet another thank you to the boyfriend who helped me scout out photo taking locations over the weekend (and played photographer to take these photos)! A little better than the SUPER green garden, huh?

Outfit Details - LOFT shirt (altered) :: Gap jeggings (new colors!) (post) :: Cole Haan shoes :: J.Crew handbag :: Ann Taylor belt :: Lux Accessories necklace :: Kate Spade watch (customized) :: Stella & Dot bracelet (c/0) (in silver) :: Daisy Knights ring

What colors make you feel better and put pep in your step?

21 Comments

  • Reply May 9, 2012

    witheachpassingday

    Poor Kelly. I’m glad to hear that you are feeling better.  Major props to your boyfriend for find a great location and the awesome photos.  The red pant looks amazing on you.

    •  Thank you Ying! Yes, the boyfriend was such a good sport driving around with me scouting photo-taking locations. Love that kid. =)

  • Reply May 9, 2012

    Hieuy

    Yay! Loving the new backgrounds!

  • Reply May 9, 2012

    Mancil

    dont really like the rolled bottoms – but other then that those are hot hot hot 

    •  Thanks Mancil! Yeah, these definitely need a hem, and it looks like an ankle slimming as well. They just need a few more washings/shrinkings first. =)

  • Reply May 9, 2012

    Fifi

    I am with you on folding the cuff and washing a few times before altering had the same experience with a great pair of jeans! :( except i usually fold under… glad your on the mend!! xo

  • Reply May 9, 2012

    TOBeautyReviews

    Red is definitely your colour! I hope you’re feeling better Kelly!

  • Reply May 9, 2012

    Michelle

    I love your photo location!  That was nice of you bf  :)   Glad you are feeling better! Red is definitely your color!

    I just checked your last post….LOVE what you wore to the FABB Conf!  I can imagine feeling the pressure to dress in your best!  :)

  • Reply May 9, 2012

    New Petite

    I love your red jeans! :-) Good to see more walking photos here!

  • Reply May 9, 2012

    Jenny

    You look fabulous!  Those red jeans really flatter you and make you look super tall!

  • Reply May 9, 2012

    Amber

     yay, glad to hear youre feeling better!! i love the red jeans on you, they for sure stand out (in a good way!!!). i love the background, too :)

  • Reply May 9, 2012

    Janey

    Great look! I love the color in those jeans.

    http://fiveminutefashions.blogspot.com/

  • Reply May 9, 2012

    Caroline

    Great jeans, minus the cuffs! :-) love the pics too – good bokeh!

  • Reply May 10, 2012

    Mady

    the shirt has amazing details! love the outfit!

    xoxo
    Mady

    thegirlfromthemirror.blogspot.

  • Reply May 10, 2012

    FreeA

    I like cuffs, but I normally just fold in, just above the ankle :)

    Question for anybody though — Are any of you into Hudson jeans? I just am because it gives me some much-needed bum :) I do like their petite options (I’m 5’2 and i can wear flats or a very low heel with it).

  • Reply May 11, 2012

    Angie

    red is a color I’m discovering and always makes for special outfits.For some strange reason it wasn’t the jeans that caught my attention.It was the details on your loft shirt,tha flowers.

  • Reply May 11, 2012

    Liz

    Oh my goodness, I finally made it!  It has taken me literally all week to go thru all of your posts.  I recently discovered the wonderful world of petite blogging and am thrilled.  I am petite, although not “tiny”, in comparison I feel like a giant.  I’m 5 ft 1/2 in, ok lets just call it 5 even and take a size 4 regular or 6 petite.  My fitting whoa’s are mostly due to my generous bust and boo-tay (so I guess I’m “curvy”).  I honestly sometimes do not feel like a true petite.  Mostly I feel like a short person with with narrow shoulders, tiny feet and boney wrists.  I miss the days of being 110 lbs and a B cup but things change and we either give up in tears or move forward.  Reading and now following several of the petite blogs have reinterated what I have had to deal with since being a grown up; fit, fit, fit.  I decided not too long ago that it was time for a closet cleansing and have been purging all things that A) no longer fit B) do not work for me fit wise C) are worn out and need to go.  The next order of business it to break out my measuring tape and get real about my body.  Thank you and the rest of the petite blogging community for never letting us forget about fit and the importance of tailoring and of course style.  Women of all sizes need to be better educated about fit for their bodies and stop cursing ourselves for not fitting in things off the rack.  Kelly you are beautiful, keep up the good work.  The rest of you petite bloggers, I’m making my way to you blogs!  Thank you all sincerely for all of the effort and hard work you put into your posts.  They inspire and give much needed insight and advise.  LOVE the “shoe story”, I laughed and laughed because I think we have all been there in some sort of way.  :)

    • Reply May 11, 2012

      Alterations Needed

       Hi Liz! You just made my day! So happy you found us and wish you the best of luck in building your wardrobe! Thank you so much for the comment. Have a wonderful weekend! =)

  • Reply May 12, 2012

    Belaanzu

    Hi Kelly, You look great in this outfit.  The white background and walking photos that Mystery Man suggested really do make a wonderful difference!  For some reason, it adds more interest to the photos.   

  • Reply May 14, 2012

    Lisa Ng

     Glad you feel better and the red certainly perks up the outfit! Beautiful pics, great job BF!

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