A caveat if you will – I’m no fashion blogger and never will be, so this is one of the rare “What I Wore” posts I’m doing because I’m in the mood for some fun I’m clearly still in the Chinese New Year mood (it officially runs for 15 days woohoo!) and this year, I left my new year shopping till very late and horrors of horrors, found nothing red that caught my eye.
It is tradition for me to wear something red on the 1st day of the Lunar New Year because red = luck and what would be a better way to herald the arrival of luck than to entice it with a red outfit? Instead, I had to make do with a simple burgundy shift which happened to be new. But I hope the red clutch (not new) more than made up for it
The dress was a very simple one I picked up on the sale rack at Dorothy Perkins and bought it for a lark because it wasn’t very expensive and it reminded me of the mod 60′s style shifts. Its just a very casual simple dress with 2 funny patch pockets on the front and a contrast leather-look patch on the shoulder and collar. I go through funny fashion phases and this was one of them
Ooh err… knobbly knees! LOL!
I broke out my deep green shoes with the interesting heel for footwear and have also worn this with black flats. I think the length of the dress allows me to get away with wearing flats with it which is great because ever since finding comfortable flats, that look cute, I have been wearing flats a lot for casual days. Just needed a decent sort of dress to go with it.
Naturally the clutch had to be a big one. I mean, I needed somewhere handy and roomy to put all the ang pows (lucky red envelopes) that I was collecting, didn’t I?
Did you wear something red this Chinese New Year? What is your favourite red accessory/clothing that you own?
This clutch/bag has been one of my best purchases to date. I wore it with a black dress for a wedding dinner recently, and it set it off very nicely, so I’m very pleased with it. It also fits my big camera (I know, surprise!) and also my essentials = win! And I just realised that everything I was wearing was bought on sale. Tells me a lot about my shopping habits LOL!
Dress: Dorothy Perkins sale rack | Clutch: Rebecca Minkoff Beau Embossed Clutch from shopbop.com | Shoes: Sergio Rossi | Lipstick: Revlon Colorburst True Red