Monday, November 25, 2013

Cardinal Red


This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and People StyleWatch and InStyle magazines but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #PeopleInStyle http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO.

There are so many trends on rotation in magazines, on blogs, worn by celebrities and promoted in stores that it can be hard to keep up and almost make your head spin. Pair this with that. Wear that with this. Seasonal Pantone palettes. Popular prints. Must haves of the moment. 

Being a lover of fashion I enjoy challenging myself to styles that I honestly wouldn't put together on my own if it weren't for being mildly obsessed with flipping through the pages of InStyle and People StyleWatch magazines. Yes, I also get an immense amount of inspiration from style bloggers, but these magazines are where I really begin to think outside my "normal" style box. 

Blazer: Lauren Conrad for Kohl's (similar here and here) // Pants: Old Navy Rock Star Skinny Denim // Top: Forever 21 Oxford (similar) // Shoes: Zara Ankle Boot Heels (similar) // Bag: Phillip Lim for Target (similar and similar) // Necklace: Lookbook Store c/o // Glasses: Forever 21 (similar) // Bracelet: Lilac Bijoux c/o // Ring: Kendra Scott c/o Jeweler's Wife Watch: Michael Kors c/o Jeweler's Wife // Earrings: Forever 21 (similar)

This look is a perfect example. I must admit that I first I laid eyes on the monochromatic red ensemble on Atlantic Pacific's blog, but then as I was paging through this month's issues of said magazines and I kept seeing one of my favorite colors over and over again. It's not as if red is anything new, but for some reason it's a current color crush in the world of fashion. The best part, it's a color that I have plenty of in my closet. I have had both the boyfriend blazer and pants hanging for awhile, waiting to be paired together. This look was a little out of the norm for me, but that's what it's all about. Taking risks, stepping outside of our comfort zones and having fun. It's one ginormous experiment except you can't blow anything up if you don't get it right the first time. 

I encourage all of you to pick up the latest issues of InStyle and People StyleWatch. Thumb through the pages, pick a few looks you love (even if you don't think you can pull them off) and rock them before we ring in the new year. Yes, that's a challenge from me to you. Go for it, have fun and take a risk. It's not rocket science...it's called being a girl and playing dress up.

Make sure to swing by Target from 11/29 through 12/7 to pick up BOTH magazines because you will get a $5 gift card to spend at the greatest store on the planet. Plus, both issues have some pretty fabulous holiday gift ideas. Below are this month's covers...just trying to make things easier on you ladies!



Shanna

42 comments:

Grace Lynne Fleming said...

SUCH A GREAT OUTFIT!

grace
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PatrĂ­cia M. said...

So perfectly matched! Love how elegant this looks!

<3
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Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

Love the red suit, you look fabulous.

xo
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Nina Piccini said...

This look is chic and stunning! Red is a great color on you, lady!

xo, Nina
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Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

LOVE that necklace so much. I need it.

Hallie Oceanside said...

That bow bracelet and those shoes! Ugh I love them so much!

Ashleigh said...

I love this. Taylor swift did a red pants suit awhile back (minus a shirt under it but hey, it's Hollywood) and it made me swoon. It gives you an elongated appearance wearing one color head-to-toe, and bonus points for you that it's not black! I like the jeans, but I do wish they were shorter so we could see some ankle. With the shoes, your feet are super covered up! I don't know why that bothers me. It still looks great!
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

Karen T said...

I bought that exact necklace on ebay for $5.

Becky M said...

Love the bright colors for fall, and loved the shopping cart pic!

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Amy Shaughnessy said...

I am SO behind my blog and magazine reads! I love the red though. You look fab! PLEASE show pictures step by step of how you get that bun. BEGGING YOU.

Amy

Fashion and Beauty Finds

Victoria Mason said...

OH MY GOD I love those shoes! I have absolutely no need for them but they are fantastic!

It's funny but I just wrote a post for Social Moms (due Thursday) titled, Red Hot Red. It is such a fabulous color and one of my favorites but I haven't worn it in the last few years. I've been making more of an effort to do it though.

You look FABULOUS!

Alli said...

Love this outfit! I'm never sure how I feel about trying the monochromatic look, but after seeing how you styled it I think I'll try it out!

Alli
http://thecheerfulcloset.wordpress.com/

Erin LFF said...

Absolutely FLAWLESS, lady!! I'm mildly obsessed with those shoes now, omg omg!! :)

Helene in Between said...

girl red is your color!! soooo pretty!

Alyssa said...

Such an amazing combo, Shanna–you look stunning!

TheTinyHeart said...

You look gorgeous in red, Shanna! Festive for the holidays!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Ashley said...

Hottie!!! You look amazing in red, love this look girl!

xo,
Sincerely Miss Ash

Heidi said...

I can't believe that isn't a matched suit! The shades of red are perfect matches and that never happens. Well done you.

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Michael said...

Shanna, you look gorgeous in red!

Rebecca said...

This is a risk that's worth taking Shanna.....head to toe red with the right touches is a winner in my eyes!!!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! said...

Those shoes are amazing!!! You have amazing style girl!

Tori said...

I love this look!! Those magazines always have such great inspiration!! I hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving!

Tori
FashionBlingGirlyThings

Carly said...

The red is PERFECTION on you! Love it!!!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

Red is a great color on you Shanna! You are rocking it in this outfit!!

pretty little things said...

those heels are hot lady!! xo

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Sarah Tucker said...

Lady in reddddd..... ow owww!

Whitney James said...

This outfit is HOT! I love the shoes, as well as the jewelry. I'm often inspired by outfits I see in magazines and on blogs as well. Great styling, Shanna!

~Whitney
www.whitneynicjames.com

Dhruvi said...

You look freakin' gorgeous!!!! Love this outfit!

Dhruvi
Stilettos & Sequins

Because of Jackie said...

I have been obsessing over those shoes since you first wore them….stop making me want to shop! :)

Darcy said...

Red is such a pretty color on you, Shanna! You look great and I LOVE that bow bracelet :)
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Katie said...

i love your bracelet! and you look awesome in that red suit! loved this campaign :)

Stesha said...

Shan you are rocking this outfit, I love it! I remember you talking about it a little while back saying how you loved the same color pants & blazer and you definitely nailed it! love ya!

xxS

Kacie Ellis said...

I have been really into red lately! You look great!

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Kayla MKOY said...

I would be WAY too scared to pair two bold colors like that on top of each other but you rock it so beautifully, of course ;) & I'm loving those shoes!!

Emily said...

Love that necklace! The whole outfit looks great on you!

Berty Morales said...

Shanna, you look AMAZING!

TaraMixandMatch said...

Loving this all red look, you are rocking it girl!

Lauren Scorzafava said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! Love this look!

xx
Lauren Elizabeth
Petite in Pearls

Plum Pretty Sugar said...

Gorgeous outfit! We love the color coordination!

xo

www.PlumPrettySugar.blogspot.com

Sandy a la Mode said...

amazing outfit! this campaign was soo fun yea??

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

Mizz Nashty said...

Hands down my favorite outfit that you have posted. Your blog has provided a great source of inspiration for me and this one was tops!!!

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

My God you are gorgeous! I love the monochromatic red on you!

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