WiW: 1.31 - Happy Chinese New Year! McQ Inspired!

Red dresses are not a standard in my closet by far - this orphan has been very difficult to style, but as it was the only red option, I guess it is time to come out and play!

I picked this dress up because the pleats and the peplum remind me of that Alexander McQ dress, but I think if I had sleeves on this dress like that one does, it would be more versatile.

There is something off about this; tried a bunch of belts and toppers and nothing seemed to really work.

Regardless, happy new year!

  • Blazer: Anthropologie
  • Dress: Eliza J
  • Earrings: Etsy
  • Boots: Aldo
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  • Emily replied 4 years ago

    First, wow!  That shade of red is fabulous on you.  Is the blazer navy?  I like it a lot.  

  • El Cee replied 4 years ago

    You look stunning in your "column of red". I do not think you need a belt here as the peplum style gives you lovely waist definition all on its own. I think the jacket you have chosen works well with the dress. Love the graphic interest of the dotty cuffs. Happy New Year!!!

  • Suz replied 4 years ago

    Happy New Year, Lyn!! I hope you have some (delicious) celebrations planned. You look wonderful in the vivid red. Plus equestrian boots for Year of the Horse! 

  • catgirl replied 4 years ago

    I love this! I don't own much red either though I am always attracted to it. Enjoy!

  • annaj replied 4 years ago

    Gong Xi Fa Chai Lyn!

  • Diana replied 4 years ago

    Happy new year, Lyn!  I am wearing red today too.  I think the dress looks great.  I don't think a belt would work with the peplum but if you wanted a bit more embellishment, maybe a medium length pendant necklace?

  • kkards replied 4 years ago

    happy new year! i think this red dress is great, color is wonderful on you, and i like it with the boots

  • Neel replied 4 years ago

    I am not sure what is off with this .... I love everything about it!!!

    Have a great year ahead!

  • O replied 4 years ago

    Happy New Year. You look divine in this shade of red.

    Did you try layering tee shirt to 'add' the sleeves you need so you can wear the dress more often? 

  • Angie replied 4 years ago

    Kung Hey Fat Choy

    Happy New Year. Fab combination. The elbow patches add a playful touch. 

  • rachylou replied 4 years ago

    The red dress is lovely. I really like the jacket with it.

    *Gung hay slin nan.*


  • Lynne replied 4 years ago

    Gong Xi Fa Chai!  Red is fab on you, Lyn, please wear it often :).

  • Joyce B replied 4 years ago

    Happy New Year, Lyn!

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