Thursday, January 31, 2013

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

Source: weheartit.com 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.

Are you a Pinner? Etsy stalker? Blog hopper? Photographer? Have cute kids? Loving life? Always looking for pretty things? I would love to see what your loving lately!

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Loves ona Thursday



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11 comments:

  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!!!

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

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  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

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

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

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

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

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  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!

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  9. ooohhh Drew does perfect red lips!!

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  10. I LOVE the color red....it'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 hair.....love them (took me a while to get used to)!!

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

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