My obsession with red continues. Years ago I was more drawn to burgundy, rose, merlot, and maroon. These days, however, I seem to gravitate more towards a true red.
This was certainly true of my latest Britex project. I am embarrassed to admit that its first outing was February 14th – that’s right, Valentine’s day. How utterly clichéd can you get, right?!
I get very cranky with holidays such as Valentine’s Day and do my best to avoid pink and red on the dreaded day. This year, however, a combination of schedules and weather made it the only viable day for photos before my deadline. So with a reluctant heart, I joined the sea of red on Friday the 14th.
Putting all of that aside, I should talk about the fabric. The more I work with wool, the more I love it. This scarlet red deliciousness proved to be just as lovely as I hoped. It does fray a bit, but so do a lot of lovely fabrics. And while some wool can be rather itchy, this one did not rub me the wrong way.
I find that I often avoid solid colored fabrics. A print or texture can often disguise a less than stellar quality fabric, but there really is nothing to hide behind with a plain solid. So being spoiled with gorgeous pieces of wool from Britex may just help me get over my fear of solids. This navy dress was worn a lot this season, and I expect this new dress will become another favorite.
Shoes: Colin Stuart
Earrings: Judith Jack