Pop of Red

I’m so sorry for disappearing again! Just like that saying, “when it rains it pours” — wait, is that a saying or just the Morton Salt motto?? — everything in my life got incredibly busy at the same time, and suddenly there wasn’t enough hours in the day to do everything again. But I’m not complaining, because everything that has been happening has been full of new and exciting challenges, and I can’t wait to share more later!

Anyway, back to the outfit. 🙂 On days when I have no time to plan a look, I always reach for a classic black and white combo. It’s effortless and timeless, and to take it to the next level, all you have to do is add a pop of color… in this case: red!

85_02_laundry_by_shelli_segal_chanel_coatWhen I want to elevate a seemingly casual outfit into something fancier, I throw on the right coat or jacket that will take it up a notch. This particular coat is a favorite of mine because it has many elements that say “Chanel,” but it actually isn’t!

85_03_kitace_mara_alexandar_mcqueen_scull_scarfI recently discovered Kit and Ace, a Canadian brand founded by the same people who founded lululemon. Kit and Ace specializes in creating amazing tees and tops with a fabric they call Technical Cashmere (machine washable cashmere). Their fabrics are exactly what you would expect considering the name: super soft and incredibly comfortable.

Over my holiday road trip with my dad, I wore this black/white top and this tee on repeat because they were so travel-friendly. With more traveling on the horizon, I am already thinking of what other tops I need to add to my closet! (Should I splurge and get this blanket wrap? It’s expensive, but it would be perfect on a really long flight, since it could double as a pillow or blanket!)

85_04_kitace_mara_alexandar_mcqueen_scull_scarf 85_05_bcbg_darron_valentino_rockstudsAre those Valentino? No, they are not, but they sure made you wonder, didn’t they? 🙂 I can’t believe my find either, to be honest. I scored these lookalikes at DSW and they are surprisingly very comfortable.

85_06_alexandar_mcqueen_scull_scarf 85_07_kitace_mara_jbrand_leather_bcbg_darron_valentino_rockstuds

Okay, guys, see you on THURSDAY for a special Valentine’s Day-themed post! 🙂

Outfit details

Jacket: Laundry by Shelli Segal (old)
Top: c/o Kit & Ace
Pants: J Brand
Shoes: BCBG Generation (love this other color too!)
Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim x Target (similar here)
Scarf: Alexander McQueen
Rings: Melinda Maria (old), Svelte Metals
Bracelets: Stella & Dot (old)

Photographer: Jordan Chung

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  • Reply Carolyn

    gorgeous shoes! love that they’re an affordable version <3

    February 9, 2015 at 4:59 pm
  • Reply Diana

    Lovely outfit, I love your scarf!

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    February 9, 2015 at 7:52 pm
  • Reply allygong

    Love it!! I remember those DSW shoes from Jyo’s party!! 😉 <3 Cute cute cute!
    -Ally Gong

    February 10, 2015 at 8:47 pm
  • Reply Carine

    Love your outfit! The color of those shoes is beyond cool!

    February 11, 2015 at 2:40 am
  • Reply zarrahjaneamagan

    That valentino shoes 🙂

    Very nice 🙂

    February 11, 2015 at 5:48 am
  • Reply KristiB

    SO goood:))) Love the heels and coat;))


    February 11, 2015 at 1:12 pm
  • Reply Eva

    Can you please tell me the exact color of the shoes as written on box? TIA!

    June 15, 2015 at 11:37 pm
    • Reply Christina

      Hi Eva, unfortunately I threw away the box! I looked at and I don’t think the current nude/pink color is the same shade that I have. I got my pair before XMas and it really is a bright red, not a pink. Hope that helps!

      June 16, 2015 at 10:10 am
      • Reply Eva

        Thanks, i bought a pair a couple of months ago and the sight said it was red but the shoes came and they LOLOL red orange and wants to see if they were the same because your pictures look more like a true blue based red. Thank you!

        June 26, 2015 at 6:09 am
      • Reply Eva

        EDIT due to autocorrect mistake.

        Thanks, I bought a pair a couple of months ago and the site said it was red but the shoes came and they are red orange and wanted to see if they were the same because your pictures look more like a true blue based red. Thank you!

        June 26, 2015 at 6:11 am

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