Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Little Red Riding Skirt

Hi Everybody! Before I get started on this look, I want to take a moment to thank you all for entering our giveaway. We've had a great response so far and we couldn't be more grateful to you all for all of your support. You still have time to enter on our 2012 Outfit Round-Up Part 1 or Part 2 posts to win this beautiful (and sold out) necklace from Stella & Dot. January 13th is the deadline.
Good Luck!


Now, back to fashion.

For some reason this outfit reminds me of Little Red Riding Hood - the urban edition. We've lost the red hood, but we've definitely kept the red, and more importantly we've kept the feel of LRRH's look. Or maybe it's just the evergreens in the back that add to this classic fairy tale's theme.... any case, I love that this red skirt provides a beautiful and powerful pop of colour against the neutrals. White, black and red has always been one of my favourite colour combos. I also love how the different knitted patterns of the skirt and the top are not identical but still compliment each other.

Since the colour combo here is quite strong we decided to keep the make-up very simple by adding some illuminating highlighter cream to the cheek bones and pairing it with a soft pink lip and cheek. Why, with this rosey flush you'd think I'd been running to my grandmother house all morning long.

No big bad wolf here though - just a big bad-ass scarf. An accessory like this, that combines one or two colours from the outfit, can really pull a look together and launch it into chic status if you ask me. I love the mix of red and black near my face too! I think it brings out my dark features as well as my rosey complexion. Plus it adds some optical interest to the whole ensemble.

I am happy to report that even though we had to tread through this deep, dark forest all day long in order to get these photos (the things we do for you), we did not have any uncomfortable encounters with the wolf. In the end, we happily skedaddled off to grandmas house for some well deserved treats ...

...adventures like these work up quite the appetite.

Thanks for following and happy shopping!

Jacket: Zara - $110, Scarf: Urban Outfitters - $30, Sweater: J.Crew - $12, Boots: ASOS - $36, Tights: Mom's - Vintage.

Location: Toronto
Photo Credit: Emma Kapetanovic


Unknown said...

Such an adorable outfit :)


Mark Bullock said...

I loved this theme! And I particularly appreciate your use of Skedaddle. Visually and literarily pleasing.