Sunday, 27 November 2011

em poso com un tomàquet

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There was a point on my blog last winter when it seemed I was incapable of wearing any outfit that didn't include some red. All my basics seemed to be red, from my lumberjack shirt (life-saver before I found a coat), to the coat itself, to my beret... This year I've been a bit calmer on the red front... I guess I got a bit tired of it. But well, red is back for me. The funny thing is, in a non-fashion capacity, it's not even my favourite colour (that would be green or yellow). But red does wonders in the winter for slightly anemic people like me. When early mornings start to turn me that disagreeable putty colour, a red hat or scarf do help to put some colour in my cheeks. On this particular day, I decided to have colour on my legs instead...

The skirt twirling photos were kind of fun to do, but there were a goodly number of indecent ones. Note to self not to try this at work!

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bicycle brooch!

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Photos by Albert

Dress: River Island (last years summer sales), tights: Boots, boots: gift, from Barcelona circa 2007, socks and trenchcoat: H&M, scarf: The Hudson's Bay Company, bag: vintage via Mom, necklace and bicycle pin: gifts from my mom

P.S. If I hadn't bought this dress right before I started blogging, it would likely have made it onto last post's list of treasured blog items!

33 comments:

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

Fantastic tights! The dress is also super cute!
Haha, I did a twirling post a while back and quite a few ones were twirled too high...little peep show anyone?!

Wren said...

I am in love with your bicycle brooch. And the HBC scarf. I haven't seen those yet. It adds a nice touch.

Laura said...

Last time I took twirling photos I had the same issue...I was shocked when I took a look at the photos later! Twirling decently is an art, it seems :)

I'm finding myself drawn to red lately as well - though my standby color is still mustard yellow. Isn't it wonderful to find a color that makes you feel great no matter what?

Shybiker said...

Very cute look. Love the tights.

Closet Fashionista said...

Loving the outfit!!
That's like me and purple :) But purple is my favorite color too, haha :D
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

Swans and Lists said...

I love the bicycle badge, it's so cute!

Chiana Lia said...

I love bright tights, you really pull them off!
I'm slightly anemic too, so I know exactly what you mean about turning putty colored. I've never worn much red though, maybe I should try it out.

Natalie Suarez said...

super amazing!! love this :)

xx

natalieoffduty.blogspot.com

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Vanessa and Laura: Haha, over-revealers united!

Annebeth said...

absolutely super pretty, definitely an outfit I would wear in a heartbeat! great dressssss

Kirstin@CrimsonRosella said...

Such a pretty dress! Your photos are always so lovely, thank goodness for Albert!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Kirstin; Seriously! Although I really should practice more myself! Hopefully now that the weather has cleared up and I"m working a bit less...

maggie said...

Love your dress! So pretty, and it looks so fun, twirling around in it!

xx maggie
saltandleather.blogspot.com

Galine said...

Loving the BAY scarf!!! And that dress, sooooooo cute! Love the outfit! :)

Ashley said...

I'm really into those red tights. And red is in my top 3 favorite colors. You gotta love the boldness and passion of it. :)

Deppa said...

Que graciosa nota al final, siempre suceden imprevistos con ese tipo de vestidos y con el movimiento que les damos al movernos, yo trato de ser muy cuidadosa.

Me encanta el estampado, además el color de las medias es genial.

Que comiences una linda semana.
Nos vemos :)

Mackenzie said...

Red looks amazing on you! It's definitely one of my favorite colors to wear too because it not only looks good, it makes me feel a little more cheerful.

Monique said...

Emily, these photos are so beautiful. I love the twirl and red looks great on you and it's certainly a pick me. I love seeing the color red against a winter backdrop...long after the holidays.

Lina said...

I'm a big fan of the pop of red myself, as I tend towards neutrals for the rest of my wardrobe. And the HBC scarf is wonderful. I would love to get some of those iconic pieces in my wardrobe!

Diana said...

i am right there with you! theres something about red this season for me -- i can't stop wearing it!! i love how you mixed it with this darling floral dress -- perfection :)

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Zane said...

lovely dress and I adore that bicycle pin too

Ki said...

Love the tights and the bicycle brooch :)

Nicole, Coco Maria said...

Red's one of those colors I hardly ever wear, but I recently bought a red wintery coat, so I suppose I'll be wearing the color a lot more now! That bicycle brooch is wonderful, and that floral dress looks wonderful on you :)

the style crusader said...

Love this dress on you! The fit and print are gorgeous. When I was a kid I liked dresses solely based on how far the skirt would go out when you twirled... by these photos I'd definitely say this one is a winner!

Totally agree about red in the winter. Somehow I always wind up sticking to black/grey/navy though! I need to break out of my comfort zone. xx

Virginie's Cinema said...

Those photos are gorgeous Emily! That portrait is just so beautiful, Albert sure had the eye!

And the outfit is so adorable too, I love these boots and twirls are my faves (though sometimes indecent yes... but with tights it's not so bad!).

Virginie’s Cinema ♥

Amber Rose, Laughing With Broken Eyes said...

You are so beautiful.
Red is a color that I hardly wear-- I've always strayed from it because I have such a rosy complexion-- but I've seen it worn so wonderfully (ahem, swissy missy) and am inspired.

The twirling photos are fantastic. I've never tried them before but will try soon. :)

Jenny said...

haha, I love the reference to the "indecent" photos :-) And the red tights add a nice pop of color. I keep on meaning to e-mail you, but send me your address! I have the dress if you still want it.

islabell said...

I love you moving around in that dress. I also am digging those tights. me and tights, we don't get along that great. I have such a hard time styling them. clearly you dont have the same problem.
xx

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Islabell: Tights aren't my favourite thing either, I've been avoiding outfits with them... but every once in a while they just work!

LoveCharlesVintage said...

Cutest outfit!

Anthea said...

I think adding bright colours can make it so much more cheerful when it's cold! You look lovely as always.

Anthea,
Embracing Style

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

Yep, this dress looks great with red tights. You always wear red so well. I'm not big on it, though I like it alright. It can definitely be a color that's fun to experiment with.

Courtney said...

i really love the scarf. we had an identical blanket growing up. it's pretty and nostalgic.