I have always considered red to be a lovely color! It is vibrant, powerful, and attention-grabbing. It has been a color that I have admired for so long. I have envied this color on many people (especially the red lip look). But I never ever would consider wearing this color myself — until now.
You see, I like to stretch myself by doing things I don’t normally do or don’t want to do. I am a creature of habit and prefer the easier route. But I know first hand that it is important to push yourself to grow and expand — whether you like it or not.
I oftentimes force myself to do something I fear — it helps me emotionally mature and get over my insecurities. In my head, I have thought for so long that red doesn’t look great against my skin, hair color, eye color, blah, blah, blah….I felt that red was only reserved for the most stunning of individuals like Marilyn Monroe, Beyonce, and Jennifer Lopez.
For some strange reason, I thought I was not beautiful enough to wear red. Crazy, how talking about fashion can often turn into psychology and a therapy session! I knew that I need to change my mindset fast because some habits are meant to be broken. I knew that my soul deserved to be loved, valued and cherished.
I decided to head to H&M to find the red-red-reddest top I could find! Lo and behold, this bold red sweater was hanging on a rack right when I walked in. I knew it was a sign I couldn’t deny. The red sweater and I went to the dressing room to get acquainted (poor lighting and all). To, my surprise I liked the way red looked on me.
My take home for you is this — believe in your inherent beauty! God gave you your internal and external characteristics to make you unique and different; trust me, different is GOOD! Do not let you exterior features define who you are inside.
This Christmas season as we think about giving to others, make sure to include yourself on that list. Love yourself unconditionally and make peace with your reflection. You are a gift to this world!
Sweater: H&M Red Knit Sweater, check out Knit Cowl-Neck Sweater & Bell Sleeve Sweater
Scarf: H&M Plaid Scarf (no longer available) but I like this Large Plaid Scarf & Plaid Fringe Scarf
Bottoms: Target Mid-Rise Jeggings Black, also check out Colored Stretch Skinny Jeans &
Luxe High-Waist Skinny Jeans
Bag: Michael Kors Taupe Tassel Purse (not available) but I love Whip-stitched Tassel Faux Leather Tote & Capri Faux Leather Tote
OTK Boots: Missguided Black Fringe OTK Boots (no longer available) but I also love
Mia Thigh High Boots & Black Velvet OTK Boots
Photography by Jeanine Ly Chhim
Red looks great on you! Can’t imagine why you would think not in the first place?!
Cheers beautiful girl,
Hi There! Thank you so much for your compliment and visiting my blog! xoxo
Red is my favorite color to wear during the holidays!!
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Hi Kelsey! I am really starting to love red too! Thanks for dropping by! xo
Tuh! Red looks so fantastic on you! We sometimes believe the opposite of what we should really believe. Glad that you conquered your fear. Make sure that red wardrobe becomes a major staple in your closet. Xoxo
Hi Pentene! Thank you for your support! Sometimes I need a little hand holding when conquering fears. xo
Red for the holidays is a perfect color to wear. I really like your scarf color you added to the look. Great post
Thank you so much! It was such a fun photo shoot – and really loving the color red! xo
Looks great <3
I love your blog so much already !
Thank you so much for stopping by to say hi! xo
You look so pretty here, Debbie! Red is definitely your color. I love how you paired that sweater with the scarf too!
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Hi April! Thank you so much! I am really starting to love red! Thanks for the support! xo
Really LOVE your boots and bag! What a great combo! 🙂
Hi Marieta! Thank you sooo much! xo
You are SO beautiful and look so amazing in red! I just did a post on the exact sweater! I love it so much!
Hi Anca! Thank you so much! It was such a fun shoot! xo
This outfit is so cute! I love your red sweater and the scarf combo. Such a great Christmas look!
Thank you so much love! xo
You look beautiful in red! I love wearing red for Christmas!
Hi Nataly! Thank you so much! xo
Love red for the holidays. It’s such a happy and festive color!
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Hi Vanessa! Thank you so much! xo
Red is your color! I have this sweater too & just love it! <3
Hi Savilla! Yay, we need to be twins! xo
Whoa where do you live? The pictures and your ootd are too cute!!! 🙂
Hi Monica! I live in Laguna Niguel, CA. The photos are me visiting my sweet family in South Jordan, Utah! Thank you soo much! xo
Love this red sweater and it looks so great on you! Thank you for the reminder to always challenge yourself to grow.
Hi Jenna! I am so glad you were touched by this post. Thank you so much for the support! xo
So pretty! I love it!
Petite in Pearls
Thank you Lauren! xo
Agreed! Red is your color, girl! This looks gorg on you. Happy holidays!
Hi Amanda! Thank you so much love! xo
Gorgeous! I love your page!
Thank you so much! Merry Christmas~!
Beautiful girl, merry christmas
Hi Joy! Thank you so very much! Merry Christmas!
You look amazing wearing red! super pretty and it is ideal for this season!!! Happy Holidays beautiful
Hi Belen! Thank you so much!!! Merry Christmas to you too! Thanks for stopping by!
Love this sweater on you and I will definitely be looking for otk boots in the near future.
Thank you so much sweet new friend! xo
1 – You look amazing in red
2- You definitely look as amazing as any celebrity who wears this
3 – Bold and beautiful
4 – Fear is only a figure of the imagination
5 – Love this post, keep growing, keep changing – you are beautiful
Hi Kristina! You are sooo sweet to me! Thank you for boosting my self-confidence! Ha ha! I am so glad we are friends! xoxo
Love the look! Those boots are really nice!
I write Mademoiselle Meets Maquillage and Macaroons and I would love for you to give it a read, maybe we can follow each other’s blogs and social media?
Hi Deepti! Thank you so much! I would love to visit your blog!
Looking great Debbie! Red is sexy a bold and sexy color; it looks amazing on you dear.
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Thank you so much sweetie! xoxo
You look so gorgeous in red!! Great color on you xxx
Thank you so much Ilona! xo
Very beautiful look and photos!! Merry Christmas!!
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Hi Maria! Thank you so much for dropping by to say hi! Merry Christmas!
Lovely outfit and photos dear, you look amazing! Wishing you a Merry Christmas!
Hi Faye! Thank you so very much! Happy Holidays to you too!
Hello New Friend! Thank you so much! xo
I love this red color on you. I have been wanting to find a red sweater like this forever! Thank you for sharing!
You are welcome! H&M has the best on trend clothes for a great price! Just 19.99! xo
Debbie that red sweater looks amazing on you!! I can’t even believe you never wore red before because you didn’t think you could. Red is so so your colour and you are gorgeous!!!
Thank you Jen! Yes, 2016 was the year of wearing red for me! xo