Red Dress Obsessed :: red + leopard + denim

Monday, June 8, 2015

The summer alternative to an LBD is an LRD. Whether you dress it up or down, a little red dress can take you from desk to dinner to casual (or formal) date night. Amp up your dress game with this red hot alternative. 
I've only recently purchased my first little red dress but ever since I got it, I've been wearing it with as much versatility as a little black dress. I treat it as a go-to piece and let my accessories speak to the occasion. 
My leopard Sam Edelmans, which can be purchased here, are a favorite of mine. Adding a dash of wild print to any outfit is never a bad idea and I can't get over how comfortable they are! Polished and practical - can't get much better than that. And notice how fantastic they look when worn with red? It's a standout combo.
This necklace is actually my mom's and it's one of her favorite pieces. The pendant was designed to emulate elephant skin and I think the two-tone is just gorgeous. The necklace goes so well with this look because the black, rubber "chain" compliments the black straps of my heels. 
Just like in my necklace, I'm mixing and matching gold and silver on my wrists too.
How cute are these gold bar stud earrings? My mom found them featured in Harper's Bazaar and with a special $10 price tag, she surprised me with them. They're perfect for that double piercing! Find almost identical pairs here and here
I love red because it looks great on everyone and in a sea of black, it's guaranteed to distinguish you from the flock. I paired my LRD with denim for this look to give myself some casual flair. 
Photos by Dan Harper 
[dress: Ann Taylor (also love this one), vest: Gap, heels: Sam Edelman, sunglasses: Ann Taylor (similar here for only $12), necklace: Roberto Coin, gold knot bracelet: Kate Spade, bangle: David Yurman, black onyx earrings: fine jewelry (similar here), gold bar earrings: Kevia (identical ones here), gold bangle: Alex & Ani, heart bracelet: Tiffany & Co.]

NYC update: I just moved into my temporary New York digs on Friday (after a 7am flight from Chicago - whew). It's been a busy weekend consisting of Bed Bath and Beyond runs, lots of walking, New York style pizza, more walking, a trip through Central Park, and obviously dinner at Shake Shack (the original of course) at 10:30 pm on Saturday. So far so good and my only distress is my almost-vacant bank account. New York prices are no joke!  

Thanks for reading. More to come soon :)


  1. so beautiful, Kathleen! <3 Love those shoes so much :)

  2. Love the dress! Same here, I am quite obsessed with red dresses :)

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  3. Red and denim has such a charm to them! This is so sassy and bold, Kat, and you're rocking it with the leopard pumps so well!

    May x • THE MAYDENbloglovin'

  4. you look great;d

  5. Red dresses are the best! I love the leopard heels you added, and the jean jacket is a great casual touch!

  6. Not to take away from your outfit (because you do look fabulous in red) but I am sooo into your leopard heels! They are so perfect!

    House of Illusions

  7. I never try red dress, but you look marvelous un this! Happy weekend hun

  8. glad to here you are settling in well.You look stunning
    so chic
    that dressis so beautiful

  9. Red looks great with leopard

  10. Gorgeous outfit! I love the heels!


  11. Red really is such a statement color. I love how you paired it with your denim vest to add even more color into the look :)


  12. First off, love the dress. Second, I want your naturally curly hair! SOOO beautiful!

    Kiss Me Darling

  13. I love the red and leopard combo! Great choice!


  14. this dress is beautiful ! <3

  15. Lovely dress Kathleen! I love the casual touch of the vest and dress up of the heels. Looking lovely!
    Rachel xo

    Garay Treasures

  16. Amazing dress

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  17. Amazing post! I'm loving how you styled this vest over your dress here! And your leopard heels are gorgeous!!

    XO Courtney