April 24, 2010

Red Reed

I was torn over whether or not to keep solid red Reed Shirtdress after I bought it in red plaid. I used my Anthropologie bday discount and got both on sale. I thought I *really* wanted the solid green (I still kind of do) but the orangey red grew on me. I don't usually wear a color this bright on its own, so I styled it a few ways to make it less of an announcement dress and more of simply an outfit.
The Red Reed is sold out, along with all the other combinations, online. But a few occasionally are spotted in stores. I follow the trading community over at Effortless Anthropologie to keep abreast of store stocks.

I like that the solid Reeds are slightly shorter than the plaids. They run a little smaller, too in my opinion. This is a size 8 but it is a little more snug than the plaid was.
Shown with:
Levis denim jacket
Vintage Coach satchel
Coach Shine flats in gray*
Aqua cashmere cardigan (budget similar in cotton here)
Chloe flats (budget similar here)
Linea Pelle belt  (budget similar here)
Hue tights

*I hadn't really thought about Coach lately, beyond the vintage satchel I bought from ebay. But the  incredibly stylish Owls influenced me to take another look. I found those flats on clearance at Marshalls for even less than the above sale price.


sarah skelton said...

i love this on you! the red suits you 100%. i kind of think it might be the best color i've seen you in!

Brianna said...

I love all of these looks!!!

Ashley said...

That dress was made for you! Seriously, the color is stunning on you! I'm not sure I could pull it off, but you definitely do, flawlessly!


Sarah said...

Thanks! I've been lusting after the orange for awhile- I haven't seen many people showing the colour online. I can't wait to pick mine up at a friend's in a couple of weeks (I'm stuck in almost-anthropologie-less Canada)

joelle van dyne said...

oh wow i didn't realize the reed came in red! i really like this color- i think it is my favorite of them all. it's very pretty styled with the grey. i have a red skirt i'm always trying to tone down, and i think grey and also weirdly pale pink are the best bets. that vintage coach bag is really great too- noel and i have both been eyeing them on ebay! it is such a nice classic looking bag. ~joelle

Jesspgh of Consume or Consumed said...

Thank you for the kind words and votes of confidence on this color, Muzzleloader, Brianna, Ashley, Sarah, and Joelle!

It is far bolder than I typically wear but I am going to try the pale pink idea, Joelle! I liked gray and pale blue with it because for me, it soften the harshness in a way that black just would intensify, if that makes sense.


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