The Red Skirt Diaries
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The Red Skirt Diaries

I’m still working on adding color to my wardrobe, and right now I seem to be obsessed with bright bottoms like this red skirt and those green jeans. I’m pretty proud of myself for (mostly) sticking to my palette!

H&M sweater; Forever21 skirt & earrings; Jessica Simpson Boots; eight sixty striped top. Who says I’m not a mallrat?

Sometimes I have to laugh at myself, because anyone who’s ever taken self-portraits in public knows it can be embarrassing, empowering, and downright amusing all at the same time. Props to my fellow bloggers who have the cojones to hit the streets with nothing but a tripod and a dream.

Speaking of a dream, the Cincinnati Boutique Sale starts tomorrow! I bought what turned out to be my go-to summer shoes for, like, ten bucks at last year’s sale, so I can’t wait to see what I can’t live without this time around!

  • kenda

    January 12, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    i like how you layered your sweater & shirt. the whole outfit is really cute.

    • tamia

      January 16, 2012 at 10:45 pm

      Thanks! I love that sweater, but layering is a necessity because it’s so friggin’ sheer.

  • Sara

    January 12, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    I have that exact skirt. It is probably one of my all time best Forever 21 finds. I bought it to wear with stripes too but I don’t think I ever would have come up with layering the way you have here. The boots are a great finishing touch.

    • tamia

      January 16, 2012 at 10:44 pm

      Neat! I thought the skirt was surprisingly thick (for F21, anyway) and stretchy, and I loved the color. It just seems right with stripes, no?

  • Kiffe Coco

    January 13, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Love this look! You look awesome! Werk!

    • tamia

      January 16, 2012 at 10:42 pm

      I’m trying, girl!

  • One Woman's Style Evolution

    January 15, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    I am working on adding color to my closet also. I bought a similar red skirt on eBay. I’ve been looking through my closet to see what I could pair it with. This is a great inspiration. Thank you.

    • tamia

      January 16, 2012 at 10:41 pm

      You’re welcome! I think we should officially declare red a neutral and wear it with whatever we want!

  • Lena

    January 16, 2012 at 1:04 am

    I like the color/pattern combo here…and the skirt is great.

    • tamia

      January 16, 2012 at 10:40 pm

      Thanks! I usually tend to avoid Forever21, but it was a good buy.

  • Laxmi

    January 17, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Love the look, werk it! And I just saw you featured on Curlynikki! yayyy :-))

    • tamia

      January 18, 2012 at 9:09 pm

      Haha, thanks for stopping by!

  • caramelnaps25

    January 17, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    Hey Tamia,

    Congrats on the CurlyNikki gig! You know I’ve been following you forever so I could only chuckle when I saw you over there. I love the red and blue, you know I can come shop your closet anytime:)

    • tamia

      January 18, 2012 at 9:07 pm

      Come on over! Good luck digging through the mess, though 🙂

  • Dazzlynne

    January 20, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    What’s the name of that JS boot?!

    • tamia

      January 22, 2012 at 10:34 pm

      I’m not sure! They were a gift a few years ago.