radiating red (aka just enough of a good thing)


I don’t know what it is, but lately I haven’t had much to say in my posts. I think the winter blues have sunk in due to a lack of sun and endless snowy cold days. It’s hard to feel fashion inspiration when you’re wearing a floor length down sleeping bag (ie my coat) and Uggs- day in and day out.

I really dug down deep today and busted out the best pattern mash-up I could muster up. Initially I thought that this was my “too much of a good thing” look, but I decided it was just enough of a good thing, especially in the midst of a dark winter spell. In chatting about fashion and weather throughout the day, I remembered that sometimes we bring our own versions of sun to the day, in whatever form that takes.  When we bring our own sun, we end up bringing just enough of a good thing- a sympathetic ear, smile,  cupcake,  good belly laugh. All just enough of a good thing. For that reason, I call this my radiating red look.


Denim shirt: Forever 21 ($20)

Cardigan: Banana Republic ($18 marked down from $70)

Pants: Gap ($8 marked down from $55)

Scarf: Express ($7 marked down from $35)

Shoes: Banana Republic ($12 marked down from $110)

Necklace: (gift)


Fashion Huntress tips:
1) Gap has a great sale right now. I happened to have been stalking these pants in stores, and finally found them on clearance. Interestingly, each pair of printed pants was a different price, so look through all of the pants you like to get the best deal. I saw some pants marked down to about $5-$10!


2) I really red-ed (clearly not a word, but go with it) up this look. However, I think it would also be nice to change up the look by wearing less red, and adding a simple black, blue, gray or cream sweater. Even though printed pants can seem less versatile than solid colored pants, think about wearing your printed pants differently (and more frequently) by either color clashing, color matching, or adding a neutral tone on top. 

Anyone else have printed pants tips?

Happy Monday, all! I hope everyone had a good start to the week!!

42 replies to “radiating red (aka just enough of a good thing)

  1. Hi Melissa!!! Omg, I love your pants! I don’t think you overkill the outfit by red color, you just made it bright! I like Gap but they charge really a lot of for delivery, I think I’ve complained already:)

    1. It’s too bad the shipping is so much because the clothes are good there (especially on sale), but the US misses out on a lot of other countries’ clothes too- so I guess the grass is always greener, right? 🙂

  2. As a red lover, even addict, I loooove your look. For me, no red is too red!!! 😁😁😁 And I really get what you’re saying, sometimes I lack inspiration too, but, inspired or not, you actully nailed this description. 😏😏😏
    Hang in there, winter’s almost…over??!! 😌😌😌😌


  3. I love this look! Those pants are just amazing – such a fabulous print! I certainly understand the winter fashion blues! Some times it’s hard to feel inspired with all the ho-hum weather BUT I think you did a great job with this look! It’s super fun and inspiring!

    xo, Kenya

  4. I am not very brave clashing prints. It may have something to do with being a Libra: it upsets my balance! You have done a great job though, it looks fab on you! X

  5. You’re so lucky you can wear red. I look terrible in it. *sigh*

    I know what you mean about not having much to say – I often feel the same! 😀 No worries, just post anyways.

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