A brighter alternative

Since I've been wearing so much denim lately, I thought it was time to switch things up a bit and opt for this bright red pair. No gloves today either, I have a fresh manni (which always puts me in a good mood) to show off, and since temps are in the mid 30's, I'll deal with the cold for a few minutes.

A week from now the sun will be setting at 5 pm! That might sound like a strange thing to be excited about, but longer days mean more opportunities to take outfit photos after work, and in general. I'm really hoping I can soon regain my backlog of outfit photos and get back into my routine of having my posts done over the weekend, rather than the night before.

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The Rundown
Plaid Shirt J.Crew similar
Navy Sweater Target similar
Red Jeans Urban Outfitters similar
Boots Crown Vintage via DSW similar
Bag Tahari c/o TJMaxx similar
Wool Baseball Cap San Diego Hat Co. via Zappos
Knot Bracelet Banana Republic
Gold Chain Bracelet Thrifted similar
Gold Bracelet The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Gold Framed Monogram Ring c/o Onecklace
Gold Open Ring c/o Lumo
Nail Color "50 Years of Style" OPI


  1. Can I copy this look? I must find my red pants for this because it is FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Absolutely love the red pants!! Isn't it amazing what a little more sun in the day can do?!


    La Joie de Vivre

  3. Loving the gold mani! :D And yes, these warmer temps are lovely! Was 40 yesterday when I went out to lunch, haha

  4. we're kind of on the same page with today's post, though i'm in the army green zone. Love the layering and gold mani -- a personal fave, too.


  5. I've always wanted to try red pants, but I never know how to style them. You are giving me great inspiration!! -xx



  6. I (and every other blogger) can certainly concede with the later sun setting. Hooray! That means that warmer weather is closer than ever! I love the red jeans. Great look! I fully appreciate my backlog and I think it is a great idea. Good luck getting it back up!

  7. Those red pants look fantastic on you! And I completely agree with your excitement about longer days!

  8. Wish I could look that amazing in red pants! I really love the navy cable knit sweater.
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  9. Love the red pants! We struggle with times to shoot as well, dang sun!!
    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

  10. I love red pants and the whole outfit looks great, darling. xoxo

  11. Again with the cute hats! You're killing me woman....

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  12. As you know I am probably a red jeans fan because of you :)
    Glad to see you're outdoors again !

  13. Wonderful pop of color! This is really something great in the winter time now!!

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  14. Those red jeans are fabulous and your hat is super cute! Love this layered look!

    Doused In Pink

  15. Just one more hour of daylight can make such a difference, can't it? I have to say, I love seeing you break out these red pants. I was just reminiscing about my red jeans the other day. I didn't wear them often, but when I did they had some moments of true glory. I'm not sure I'd ever invest in another pair, but it was nice living vicariously through you today :)

  16. The whole lack of light at night thing has been super annoying...especially when the weekends keep getting washed out! Loving your color combo here!

  17. Love the red pants! Great styling for winter!! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    Style Delights Blog

  18. I can't wait for it to be light enough to take outfit photos after work again! I have a nice backlog of photos, but that is because I change into all my week's worth of outfits over the weekend and take quick photos. It will be nice not to have to do that!I really like the pants you have one and the ones you linked to!

  19. I love this look! Bold colored pants are thing with me right now. I'm desperately in love with green ones, but these red are outstanding! I love how the plaid top mixes in just a touch of red to match. Plus I love the monogram ring!

    Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

  20. Love these layers!! I need red pants like these!


  21. Love the red jeans! Such great layering!


  22. Your mani is so pretty! I can't imagine creating posts the night before, that's way too much pressure. I do like doing my post for the week on the weekends too.


  23. I love the pants, the color is beautiful!!!


  24. Love how you play with the colors. Red and blue is my all time favorite combo.
    Hourly cleaning rates Kensington

  25. Love this color combo. That navy sweater looks so warm and cozy. Love that you added the cap. I'm excited about longer daylight as well! ~Cynthia

  26. Yay for longer days! You look great in the red and blue and I hope the weather gets warm enough for you to take more outfit photos!

    little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

  27. I love that you switched it up with the red pants! And I love even more that I have similar pieces, so I can put together something similar. Pinning this one for sure! :)