Fables to Fashion

January 30, 2013

Club Monaco skirt, H&M booties, bag c/o Mary Nichols,
blazer c/o Spank, Pollen Sweater Inc. sweater, bracelet & earrings c/o Keltie Leanne Designs

This is a very Little Red Riding Hood look. It’s a theme I seem to revisit quite often (see Exhibit A), which is weird. I don’t even think I remember ever reading the story as a kid. I was a Frenchie at first so I mostly just watched this French show about a bunch of sailors and read books about this craaaazy girl with curly black hair and that’s about all I can remember.

At any rate, I do think I may tap into my inner LRRH as a means of playing up red tones…there’s such a close association between the colour and the fable that I must subconsciously just pull together LRRH-esque ensembles when I’m enamoured with red. These delicate India earrings and bracelet from Keltie Leanne Design‘s latest spring line feature these stunning coral beads that just went altogether too well with my favourite cozy Pollen Sweater Inc. sweater and warm, copper-toned pieces.

Can’t believe it’s Wednesday already! This week has been a productive one, albeit a less than joyful one. Nothing bad has happened per se, but it’s just been so…grey. Less than inspiring, to say the least. What do you do around this time of year to cheer up when it feels like spring will never come?

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  • Reply Tata Mo January 30, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    I like your earings 🙂

  • Reply Naomi January 30, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Exhibit A feels a little for fairytale-esq with you walking in the woods. Haha I quite like this look! Especially your skirt~

    The Occasional Indulgence

  • Reply pretty little things January 30, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    loving all the rich reds and camel colors in this outfit! plus the red lipstick is great too! xo

  • Reply Tracy Hodgson January 30, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    This is such a cute look and the red is fabulous.

    another style knock out!


  • Reply Georgina Castellucci January 30, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Super cute! I never thought to mix red and tan but it looks wonderful xo

  • Reply Wren KW January 30, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    I love the layering in this look. And of course the Keltie Leanne earrings. She has the most amazing pieces.

    Also so glad this week has been productive for you. Now could you send some productivity my way please and thanks 🙂

  • Reply Megan January 30, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Sexy Red Riding Hood! You look gorgeous, and I love your haircut. I like to start looking for new bathing suits around this time to get me excited for warmer weather 🙂

  • Reply Love Sushi and Fashion January 30, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Love this look, so elegant! <3<3

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  • Reply sugarhoneybaby January 30, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Really nice!:)

  • Reply Melanie Liliana January 30, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    I love this! very school girl but so chic! and I love your haircut 🙂

  • Reply JennaStevie January 30, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    This is a wonderful layered look!! I am loving the red and brown together, I think I'm going to have to pair those two together in the near future. I am desperately desiring spring at the moment, it's so cold!

  • Reply McKenna Bleu January 30, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Love this look, especially the red sweater!! Beautiful as always!

  • Reply Well... January 30, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    I love it! You make a gorgeous modern-day Red Riding Hood 😉
    Haha, the red lipstick is so lovely on you.

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  • Reply Kati January 30, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    You look so stunning – love the sweater so much!
    Also, thanks so much for your sweet comment!

    Have the loveliest day,

  • Reply LoveCaroline January 30, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Love your looks! The sweater over the plaid looks so cute!


  • Reply Carmen January 30, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    Again a great red/brown combination. I should definately try that trend too but I don´t have any bright red clothes xD Also thanks for following me on GFC, I just checked my list and saw that I have just been following you on Bloglovin but now I also added you to my GFC list 🙂
    Have a nice day!

  • Reply Manda January 30, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    I love the overall neutralness of this outfit- and how the black actually screams "LOOK HERE!" Whereas black usually isn't the "look at me" color, in my opinion.
    Good thing you have nice legs, Miss! 🙂

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  • Reply Sam January 30, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Hi there,Thank you for your lovely comment 🙂 The layering in this outfit is brilliantly done, love the rich shades of red and brown! Looks fantastic

  • Reply Lisa January 30, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Red suits you!

    As for cheering up when the weather is dreary, lately I've been cooking a lot of comfort food like chilis and soups. Few things are more cheer-inducing on a wintry day than a hot meal and maybe curling up on the couch for a movie afterward!

  • Reply hannah January 30, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    This is such a cute look – very Love Story! x

  • Reply Kimberly January 30, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    LOVE this preppy look on you – it's like a modern schoolgirl outfit! 🙂

  • Reply Courtney Starr January 30, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    You look gorgeous in camel!

  • Reply January 30, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Red looks amazing on you! I love the whole look and the lipstick to match, so cute!

  • Reply Bree TheUrbanUmbrella January 30, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Gosh what a beautiful outfit! Loving the fabulous jacket and skirt! Also loving the plaid shirt thats been layered!

  • Reply Stylelista January 30, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    I LOVE this look! just added you to my blog roll!
    xoxo stylelista

  • Reply Style Isle January 30, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Love the pop of red. Perfectly styled


  • Reply Sweet Harmonie January 30, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    lovely look!!!! i love boties.. kisses 😉

  • Reply Chioma January 30, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    what a cute look!i love the layers and shades of brown 🙂

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  • Reply Katie- Hems for Her January 31, 2013 at 12:07 am

    My son LOVES for me to read LRRH to him (from my mouth, aka from memory), so I am in love with this outfit.

    And I know EXACTLY what you mean about the week, I'm ready for it to be over!

  • Reply Kacie January 31, 2013 at 12:34 am

    I know that I've told you this before but…you look AMAZING in red!

  • Reply Claudia January 31, 2013 at 12:46 am

    Love these colours xxx


  • Reply Kelly January 31, 2013 at 5:45 am

    Your hair looks fabulous! makes me want to trim mine!

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  • Reply CoastWithMe January 31, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Red is a gorgeous color on you! Love this look:)!

  • Reply t January 31, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Love how everything in this look matches!

  • Reply Mounette January 31, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    I like this color on you. I like it but here, we don't have so lot this color. I am sorry about that because I don't find some items I wants

  • Reply Faith January 31, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Such a great look! Now I want to look like little red riding hood! 😉

  • Reply Petite Adventures January 31, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    Very collegiate chic!

    Kate xo

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