Saturday, 4 February 2012

red dresses are not just for holidays

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Well, that was a bit of an absence for me! I'm usually a pretty regular poster, but life has suddenly just decided to be madness. Right after my last post I got really sick, got handed a lot more work at my job, got way more into the task of finding another job, tried to keep up with my writing schedule... I'm tired. Also it's 0°C in Barcelona! It even snowed (briefly, and I have never seen such over-reactions) on Thursday. Posts might be patchy around here for the next week.

This red dress is my winter uniform. When I first showed it on the blog in December, several people rightly pointed out that it was perfect for Christmas. It's also I guess perfect for Valentine's day. My friend pointed out today that I can wear it for my Carnival costume, holding a syringe, and be a naughty nurse. In fact, today I wore it with polka dot tights and looked pretty Minnie Mouse. It definitely veers on the extreme/cartoonish side of things, but one thing I can't argue with is the colour. When black and grey and navy make me look dead in the winter, fire-engine red is there to reignite some signs of life.

These pictures were taken in a hurry, but I wanted to show the fantastic red wall of my flat, especially since I'm moving out next week... oh right, another thing to do...

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Disfraz de enfermera cachonda: Kling, tights: Dorothy Perkins, shoes: ebay, cushions: Spitalfields Market, everything else is just part of the decor!

41 comments:

Annebeth said...

I figured you were busy and I noticed your absence, I hope all is well again! :) it's supercold here as well (like -12°, UNHEARD OF) and snowy but I can see the charm in it as long as I don't have to walk far. I'm always scared of falling on my ass.

I adore your dress and yes, it is perfect year round!

Terri said...

I am glad to hear that you are on the mend. I imagine your years in Canada may have served you well when such cold strikes in Spain. I personally do not mind "re-runs" on blogs. I suspect that readers do not recall how many times you've worn an item. These photos for being quickies are beautifully composed. Hope life calms down for you soon.

Mary Lou said...

i love love love este vestido de enfermera cachonda, well okay truth must be told i think it´s way to stylish to be taken for a nurse´dress haha really adorable collar and cuff details and i like the little gold buttons, you look amazing!
love and kiss,mary
http://maryloucinnamon.blogspot.com/

niki said...

ooo your pictures are so pretty! and your tights are amazing!
~niki <3
http://youngandimmortal.blogspot.com/

Virginie's Cinema said...

Hugh, being sick socks, I hope you feel better my friend!

Great job on doing inside photos, I completely adore this dress (anything Mini Mouse referent is cool with me!).

I can only image the reaction of the Barcelonian (??) when it snowed, it was -11 and sunny today here and everybody kept saying "It's SO nice outside today". I live i the wrong part of Canada...

Happy week-end!

Virginie ♥

Nina the Little Nomad said...

Sorry to hear you were sick! We had a complete overreaction to the expected 12 centimeters of snow that never showed up in the end. Typical southern French style. The dress looks amazing with those tights, I'd never be brave enough to pull that off.
Good luck with your move!
xxx

Deppa said...

Jajajajajaj me pregunto cuántas personas entenderán realmente el significado del nombre de tu disfraz! Es muy gracioso :)

De todos modos el vestido es hermoso, yo igual estoy muy inspirada por el color rojo ulimamente.

Nos vemos!

anna said...

the dress looks very good on you! good luck with work and moving out! i totally understand you, i also feel exhausted...
we also had some snowing in greece, the overreaction is typical for the mediterraneans i guess!

xoxo,
anna

http://annoulirulez.blogspot.com/

maggie said...

I love your dress! So beautiful, especially paired with the tights <3 Don't worry, on my blog I constantly re-use clothes. There's no way I could always be wearing new clothes....

Glad to hear that you're feeling better!

xx maggie
saltandleather.blogspot.com

Closet Fashionista said...

Ooh I love that dress! Definitely a winter staple! :D
And iiick, being sick is not fun :(
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Norbyah said...

good luck with your move! the dress is very cute. good for many seasons....a little bit orphan annie, too.

xo
n

Laura said...

Ahhh, I love a good red dress - probably even more so than the classic LBD. Well, while you've been having unusual snow, we've been having unusual...not snow. I don't know where winter went, but I'm loving it!

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dusanabotswana said...

enfermera cachonda, haha that cracked me up but def a possible carnival costume for that lovely dress (any time of year!) Do people dress up & basically drink, yell, and stumble around in the streets? That's what they do in Alicante where I lived, it was amazing. Hope you're feeling better now.
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Katie said...

Great dress! I definitely want a great red dress. Red is one of my favorite colors!

Shybiker said...

I thought you were abducted by aliens! The dress looks great. I envy your ability to look good in virtually everything.

Ashley said...

Where are you moving lady? You're always moving!

Well anyway, good luck with that :)

I vote for the naughty nurse option, btw. Oh, and feel better!!

Valerie Enríquez said...

That color looks great on you! Also your hair is so lovely (I can't pass up a good side part) x

Elyse (Give Me Bows) said...

I hope things are looking up for you now :) You look absolutely gorgeous in red, these photos are lovely <3

carooolyne said...

Your photos are beautiful. I really like your classy dress.
I also hope that it'll get warmer outside soon (we've got -15° C at the moment)...

Frosty Greetings!

Hannah said...

Adorable photos, your flat looks so fascinating, I crave a red room for my imaginary house that I cannot afford yet! x

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Dusana: I've actually never been to Carnival since I'm ususally not here in February, but my understanding is that yes, that's pretty much it!

@Ashley: This time I'm only moving flat, thank goodness. The lease was up on this place, plus my flatmate and I have the impression it's gearing up to explode, so we're moving on... I'm so sad to lose the terrace though!

Rebeccak said...

Oh dear! Seems like everyone is being hammered at the moment!

Well the dress is great - completely lively - hope it helps energise you out of the crazy!

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

Hey, that is an amazing outfit. I never would have out it together myself, but I am so impressed with the outcome. Excellent work. :)

Raquel, Black Sheep said...

Ahhh please on't got as naughty nurse for carnival! Minnie Mouse is much more fun. (And I always hate people disguised as "sexy" nurses)
But the dress is beautiful and so is the room, from the little I can see. Sad that you're moving, red is a great colour, for everything really, clothes to decor. I just bought red pillow covers yesterday, haha.

Raquel, Black Sheep said...

OH, and hope you're feeling better! I'll send your prize skirt this week, didn't have time to go the post office yet.

The Daily Fashionista said...

Woah!! Busy lady!! The pretty red dress is to die for!!! I think its perfect for all year long. So versatile and with the floral tights, it's just da bomb diggitity. Love it. Good luck with all the moving!!

Zane said...

adorable dress and gorgeous tights, love the shoes too

ttFNx said...

that dress is just gorgeous! x

Monique said...

Missed you Emily, I'm glad your feeling better. It sounds like you've got a lot on your plate. Good luck with the job search and the move. This dress looks fantastic on you.

Circus Girl (Zoë) said...

What a wonderful dress! I agree, not just for holidays! I have black henna in my hair as I type! I can't wait to wear red again! (it clashed badly with my red hair!) :) Hope you had a lovely weekend! Zoë x

Nicole, Coco Maria said...

My goodness, that sounds like quite a hectic week! I hope you're feeling better, and that all goes well with work and moving and such.
That red dress looks wonderful on you! And I can see it being super versatile as well.

Rebecca said...

That's a lot of things at once. Good luck with everything! There is always so much black/navy/grey in winter it's nice to see some colour. Your hair looks lovely too.

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

I'm so sorry to hear that you were feeling sick. How is the job search going? It never really snows in San Francisco, but I wonder what sort of fun photoshoots I could think up if it ever did arrive. You look absolutely lovely! The dress and flowers compliment each other so well. Hope you have a great week.
XOXO

Eleni said...

Gosh, you have been busy! Nothing like an illness to hit you in the face right when you have the least amount of time to rest! Hope you're feeling better and wish you lots of luck for a nice easy move!

celia said...

Such a pretty dress, red makes everything better! I love the tights and I chuckled at the dress description at the end of the post.

Hope you're feeling better now, and best of luck with the moving.

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

You really do have a lot on your plate! Just remember to breathe. And, I do hope that you're feeling better. I thought I was getting sick again (I was sick for 2 weeks during Christmas/New Years), but I really can't tell. My immune system seems to be playing tricks on me.

Great look, Emily. The floral tights really amp up the fun vibe of the dress.

The Braided Bandit said...

Ah, Barcelona, how I would love to be there right now! Though perhaps not while its is so cold. Good luck with everything you have to do and I am loving the red dress! Would have never thought to pair it with the floral tights but you pull it off seamlessly!

rose japan said...

holá Emily...lindo su vestido..siempre linda besos
rose jp

Cat said...

I hope you're feeling better now? You look absolutely gorgeous, not like a poorly person at all! Red really is your colour. I'm always stupidly busy too (and I always get sick because of it) - just remember to get an early night when you can!

Cat xxx
http://www.takecourageblog.com/

Hannah said...

Gorgeous dress and gorgeous tights! Fabulous.

hattitude said...

Hattitude Artistic Style Blog

just stumbled on your blog. i think your adorable! i love this shoot. you look much warmer inside then your other posts :)
those tights and red dress are some of my favs!
i'm from canada as well. i'm living in vancouver for the next four months.
i like the way you kick it. i'm going to stick around. your newest follower.

talk soon wild child
-Hattie
Hattitude Artistic Style Blog