At the last dance training, the song “Lady in Red” was played. It gave me the inspiration for this work outfit. A red cashmere sweater paired with a suede red straight skirt. I have both items in my closet since late last winter. It had never occurred to me before to wear them together. I really missed out a great outfit for way too long.
I first tried out to go 100% monochromatic on this outfit and added my red high heeled Gloria Vanderbilt pumps. But I did not like what I saw. It looked liked trying too hard or may be even like a costume. It reminded me of “Rosenrot” (rose red), a character in a German fairy tale, who used to wear red roses, a red bow in her hair, a red dress, a red bag, red coat, red shoes, red everything.
Thus, I tried these neutral kitten heel pumps and I liked wearing the outfit with these neutral pumps much better. These pumps do not call for additional attention as their heel is relatively low and the colors are neutrals. Thus, these mixed metal pumps won. I completed the outfit with two colorful bangles, a watch, earrings, and a necklace. And of course, I wore my signature cuff.
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Photos: G. Kramm (2013)
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