I don’t know why but lately, most of what I’ve been buying seems to be red and black. Perhaps it’s simply because there is a lot of it in the shops at the moment, or because I’m just drawn to it, I’m not entirely sure. But red and black is a colour combination I love.
Let’s go back a couple of months ago, when I bought a white v-neck tee in Mango. I loved the fabric and the way it hung so much that I immediately went online and bought the same t-shirt in white and in red (although it turned out to be more orange than red). A few weeks later I picked up a round-neck black tee and a red wool sweater in Benetton—it was during the same shopping spree that I bought my gorgeous red and black handbag from Desigual.
Some time later, I spotted these fabulous red and black sneakers in Asics and they were so massively reduced that I simply could not say no. They came home with me (naturally). Last week I ordered a long sleeved red tee from H&M and a little black sleeveless sweater. The tee is a bit snug though, which is annoying because I picked up my usual size (S). But it’ll do to wear underneath my sweaters.
A few days later, I stumbled upon another bargain in the Cyber Monday sale. A pair of red mom jeans. I ordered them immediately because I thought they were the exact same pair of jeans that I bought in beige a few months ago. They arrived yesterday, but I stupidly realised they’re not the same pair because they’re from a different store! My beige jeans were from Stradivarius and the red ones are from Bershka. DOH! I ordered them in a 40 (like the beige ones)…but I haven’t tried them on yet. In Bershka, I often need a 42 or sometimes a 44, so it should be amusing to try, to say the least! I’ll keep you posted.
I sound like a massive shopaholic, don’t I? But to be fair, almost everything I bought was reduced in the sales lol. I have bought a few other things lately though too…but I’ll keep that for another day 😉
So what am I wearing in these very boring walking the dog photos? Well, the black / grey jeans were a bargain buy earlier this year from H&M. They’re a very flattering shape—thigh-hugging flares with a high waist. I’m not over keen on them though, because they don’t have front pockets, but I hid that with my red Benetton sweater. I added a black cotton snood, my red and black Asics, my black Stellar jacket and some red earrings (as well as some red lippy!) for a casual look.
Are you a fan of red and black? Or do you find the combination too stark?
Monday’s post is 2 red and black festive outfits! For me, right now, I am buying lots and lots of tan and cream pieces. I am enjoying the neutrals.
Mireille, I’ve also been drawn to tans and creams lately too. As well as the reds and blacks, I’ve found myself buying a few neutral pieces too, which is highly unusual for me lol! I’m looking forward to seeing your festive pieces!
I adore black and red together. I find myself buying a lot of black and white, especially patterns, and then accessorizing with a pop of red or other bright colour. Your red lippy is fabulous, Suzy! I have similarly shaped jeans that I wear around the house (they’re very stretchy) so that I maintain a modicum of class for my husband, lol.
Thanks so much, Sheila! I often wearing stretchy jeans around the house…I want to be able to move and stretch whenever I feel the need!
Those sneakers with the red rim are terrific – I can see why you chose them! I definitely start wearing more red and black as Christmas approaches.
Thanks Sally! You know, I hadn’t even thought about the red for the festive season lol. Perhaps that’s why it’s appealing to me so much at the moment xx
One I’d wear too Suzy. You look well and I hope the weather is being kind to you. Jacqui x
I love to mix black, white and red. The trainers are fab – I’m addicted to buying trainers! Thanks for linking up!
I love red and black and recently realized that it is the color combination that I probably wear most frequently despite green and blue being my first two favorite colors. I wore red and black to a Christmas party last week. You look so cute and cozy in this red and black outfit! And how great are those sneakers…fabulous bargain, too!
Thank you so much, Shelbee! Yesterday I did an online quiz (Kettlewell Colours that Gail—Is This Mutton—frequently talks about) and discovered I’m a ‘Winter’ which explains why I prefer to wear brighter, more joyful colours. Although this neutral look was a break from the norm, I think I’d much rather stick to what makes me happy <3