Little Red Dress

I think I want a Little Red Dress!  I spent years trying to find my own style.  I made many mistakes along the way, mostly because I wanted to “fit in”. 

Yves Saint Laurent says” I have always believed fashion was not only to make women more beautiful, but to reassure them, to give them confidence.”

Eventually I discovered that I enjoy clothes that follow classic lines.  Once I recognized this it made shopping so much easier.  Of course over the years due to age and body shape I have had to make a few adjustments. My goal is always to stay true to myself and not be pulled into the here today gone tomorrow trends. 

It’s not the clothes that make the woman, it’s the woman who makes the clothes!

I enjoy browsing through fashion magazines to see the colors of the season.  I like to see whats happening with the shoes and accessories.  I love accessories!  Necklaces, bangles, rings, hats, scarves, handbags and shoes are the things that can make or break a girls look. 

Most of the time I am a girly girl.  I enjoy dressing up and going out.  It doesn’t happen very often but when I get the chance I try to make the most of it.    I enjoy the process of putting an outfit together.  The whole outfit from head to toe. 

“When you look like you stepped out of a catalog, that’s never good. People shouldn’t succumb to the trend, they should interpret the trend.” ~Rachel Zoe

Just this week I stopped into one of the discount clothing stores I like.  Upon entering a store I like to take my time and look at the new fashion trends of the season.  I take in the overall color theme for the season.  I then proceed to the sale racks.   Sometimes I am lucky enough to find a few pieces that make the transition from one season to the next a little more affordable. 

I was extremely pleased to find a few pieces on the clearance rack that will be a nice addition to my fall wardrobe.  I purchased a sweater (not on sale), a sleeveless grey textured tank.  I added a chunky layered necklace and textured bracelet. I also picked up a cute pair of sandals that will help to transition from summer into the fall.  I spent $60.  I came home and paired my new purchases with a pair of classic (Michael Kors) black jeans.  The outfit needs a little color to pull it together, maybe something plum or cranberry.  

“Some girls on the street don’t have a lot of money, but they have the best style. It’s not about being able to buy everything in the store.” ~Nina Garcia.

I tell you all of this so you will understand why I am so enamored with this little video at the end of my post. 

My friend Howard posted his son Jacobs newest song “Little Red Dress” I couldn’t help but share it on my Blog.  Jacob is one of the nicest young men I know.  He has a wonderful musical gift.  When Jacob sings people smile.  Jacob wrote the “Little Red Dress” song for the 2011 Pearland Prancer Spring Show.  The theme was 27 dresses.  

I hope you like Jacob’s “Little Red Dress” song…I did!!! 

 “When in doubt wear RED.” Bill Blass

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Filed under It's a Girl Thing, Life..such as it is, postaweek2011

9 responses to “Little Red Dress

  1. I am terrible re clothes. I used to love clothes shopping but since I’ve become as wide as I am tall, my interest in clothes has dimininished. Yes, my own fault, I know 😦

    I really need to take myself inhand and become less of a beachbum in shorts, flips and any t-shirt that comes out of the wash. Your post is a good inspiration!

  2. Wonderful post . . . and I loved the song. Jacob has a terrific voice.

  3. Loved the song–Jacob appears to enjoy singing! You know, Nolagirl, as I said in my blog: I am a mood dresser. Plus there are so many styles I like–but tend toward the traditional with some trendier shoes. Like you, I am also a sale-rack shopper and love,love, love the thrift stores! Thanks for the link. (wink)

  4. Beautiful song!
    Have you seen this red dress post from The Bloggess?
    there are more posts about the magic of this red dress, but I think this is the first one. Enjoy!

  5. Great post and I really liked the song. I have a love-hate relationship with clothes. I could really use a personal shopper.

  6. It’s not the clothes that make the woman, it’s the woman who makes the clothes!

  7. I like the fact that you would find time to select at a clearance rack, which me and wife would like to do. We believe that if a person has an eye for fashion, that person would come out totally cool for less. Looks like you can easily make heads turn, red dress or any color for that matter.

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