When in Doubt Wear Red.

September 15, 2014

Los Angeles, CA

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For me, getting back to the workweek after a relaxing weekend is always a bit of challenge.  Now couple my usual “case of the Mondays” with the recent heat wave that’s kept temperatures in my third floor, un-air-conditioned apartment well into the 90’s, and imagine the snails pace that I am moving at this lovely September morning. Oh yes, I was feeling more like a seventy-five year old lady attempting to hold the triangle pose in a hot yoga class than the young sprite that I am when I first rolled out of bed this morning.

Therefore, I decided to skip layering for today, seeking refuge in just one perfect lightweight item in my closet.  Without having to think about putting a whole ensemble together- one of the many perks of wearing a dress- this flirty number from Ruche has a vintage fit-and-flare silhouette and manages to make even the most unpolished of ladies (like me!) look put together. 

The deep red color is also great for Mondays because, believe it or not, wearing brighter colors, like red, has actually been proven to give the wearer a boost of energy.  So if, like me, you are in a bit of a rut, or you're constantly reaching for grays and blues, it is great to change up your color palate.  You’ll quickly pull yourself out of that funk that you’re in and find yourself with a bit of added confidence.  Try it out!  In the words of designer Bill Blass, “ When in doubt, wear red”.

And for all of you lucky ladies who are enjoying cooler fall weather, this dress pairs well with tights and a cardigan too!

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Dress: Ruche

Booties: Ruche (also love them in black!)

Rings: TopShop

Lips: Urban Decay from Sephora color 69

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Photos By: Courtney Locks