Big Red

Is it really Monday again? As usual, the weekend flew by too fast. I wish I had some exciting Easter plans to recap, but I was stuck at work all day yesterday. Fortunately, the staff planned a potluck so we still had an Easter dinner complete with mashed potatoes and Bagel Bites. My kind of dinner if you ask me. 

It's funny how much blogging affects what put on each morning. There outfits I wear when I know I'll be able to take photos during the day, ones that I wear when I know I won't be able to get pictures, and ones that I wear when there's a possibility of documenting it, but I don't for sure. I wore this yesterday and it was one of those outfits that I was hoping to get pictures in, but didn't really care if I didn't. I'm glad I did though because I love the simplicity of it. I've made no secret out of the fact that I love minimalism and a simple white dress (you can see the tiny polka dots in the detail shots) and a bright red cardigan are right up my alley.

Bear with me while I'm still trying to figure out how to use my new camera. Blurry shots may continue.

Can you believe these oxfords were only $5? After my friends' wedding shower on shower, a few of my other friends and I stopped at a nearby consignment store since one of them had a gift card. The store itself was...not really my style, but I kind of freaked out when I spotted these and realized how cheap they were. 

Also, I can't explain how much I love my camera! Like I've said, I'm still trying to figure out how to use it, but I'm just so excited to have good quality photos. Plus, I'm really looking forward to having that skill once I do learn. It's so important for journalists to know how not only write stories, but how to take photos and edit video and I figured now is the right time to learn since I work with so many photographers. Plus, it definitely can't help going into fashion as well.

Dress: Francesca's Collections
Cardigan: Thrifted
Shoes: Thrifted
Necklace: Ebay
Belt: Thrifted


  1. I love this look!! Sometimes simplicity really is best. The polka dot dress is fantastic and the pop of red looks wonderful on you! 5 dollar shoes?! What a steal!

  2. This is so cute! I love this red cardigan :)

  3. Love the black and white dots with the red. Those oxfords were SUCH a good find! The dress reminds me of one I have that was going around Flock Together for awhile, I actually though thats what it was at first!
    Hope your week is off to a good start!
    xo Hannah

  4. Congrats on your new camera! I've had my DSLR for nearly 2 years and I still have SO much to learn about how to use it- need to get on that! Also, I love your bright red cardigan :)

  5. Polka Dots! I am a huge fan!
    Congrats on your new camera!

  6. Yay for your new camera! Must be so exciting! :D This is such a cute outfit too - I deifnitely have outfits like that too. I actually wear outfits to work during the week adn note if they are cute and comfy and what nto then wear them later. When I pack for vacations, I often wear versions of the outfits beforehand to test them out! I might be weird....Anyhow - those oxfords for 5 bucks?! Awesome!

  7. Oh CUTE! I love when I find a hidden gem like that at a thrift store. Those shoes were definitely a steal. I'm terrible, I've had my dslr for like two years and I still haven't really had time to figure out how to take better shots with it. I usually just use auto which is so lazy, I know! How exciting you get to explore yours now! Love this red color on you too-darling as always!

  8. Such a cute look! And I'm the same way, haha...Except during the week I take a picture of every outfit in the morning, though sometimes I don't try as hard since it's only 1 photo...

  9. You always have the cutest shoes and these are no exception. Lucky I guess that you stopped by a shop even when it wasn't your style.

  10. Yup, a simple yet perfectly put together outfit can make the best statement :)
    I love the cute pairing of the polka dot dress and red shrug!
    Also, yaaaay, so excited about the camera. Haha, don't worry, you'll improve. I remember getting so frustrated with my Nikon because it wouldn't focus on what I wanted it to. All I can say is, learning your aperture setting is key!

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  11. I love this outfit! The polka dots are so cute and that cardigan is amazing! I have been keeping my eye out for a red cardigan for awhile with no such luck! Hopefully, I'll stumble along one just as cute as yours soon!


  12. i've found that simplicity often makes the best outfits! i find it refreshing when you don't have to think too hard about putting it together. i also love the bright red cardigan with the dress.

    erica | sweets + hearts

  13. You look adorable! I love the white and red together, simple yet chic. And I can't believe you got those oxfords for $5! What a fabulous find!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  14. Cute, I love your red cardigan and your oxfords!

  15. Really love this outfit! Simple yet gorgeous!
    You put all together the statement so well.

    crunchy cheese me

  16. I love this simple outfit! And I know what you mean about certain outfits being caught on film. I always hate wearing something I really like and then not seeing anyone "important" that day or not having a reason to put it on my blog lol


  17. I love those oxfords! And I love them even more knowing you got them for $5!

  18. YES. I love the simplicity of this outfit! The polka dot dress is so adorable. And can we talk about your oxfords? FIVE DOLLARS?! That is just too good to be true. They're so cute!

  19. I love the cute subtle polka dots on your dress and the bright red cardi goes with it so prettily! And those oxfords are only $5?! haha I swear, I am always so amazed by the amazing deals you find!