Monday, November 18, 2013

What I Wore: The Power of Red

In recent months, and after some very sweet compliments, I vowed to start adding red back into my wardrobe.  I know I used to have a decent amount of red clothing but, for whatever reason, that number greatly diminished.  Maybe I just didn't feel confident enough to wear red for a little while?  I have been working on getting my mojo back, and this top definitely helps with that!  Wearing red makes me feel powerful! - Kiyonna Haven Faux Wrap Top, Lane Bryant Weekend Jean, Torrid Booties

I was thrilled when Kiyonna sent me the Haven Faux Wrap Top.  It is an absolutely beautiful shade of red in a soft, stretchy fabric that is so comfortable to wear.  As with all my Kiyonna pieces, I love it!  The sleeves are comfortable.  The neckline is a bit adjustable to offer more or less coverage.  The ruched waistband sits at a great place, while the A-line cut of the "skirt", as they call it, gives ample room for the hips. - Kiyonna Haven Faux Wrap Top, Lane Bryant Weekend Jean, Torrid Booties

I paired this top with some slightly distressed skinny jeans and boots for a more casual, laid-back look.  This outfit adorned me at our annual Friendsgiving dinner.   Every year, my friend (and fam) Nigel, hosts this awesome dinner of a wonderful assortment of friends in his tiny apartment.  This year we fit 32 people in there!  Every one brings a tasty dish to share, as we drink wine and enjoy the company of great people.

I highly recommend starting your own Friendsgiving tradition! - Kiyonna Haven Faux Wrap Top, Lane Bryant Weekend Jean, Torrid Booties - Kiyonna Haven Faux Wrap Top, Lane Bryant Weekend Jean, Torrid Booties - Kiyonna Haven Faux Wrap Top, Lane Bryant Weekend Jean, Torrid Booties

And because I have such a fun time trying items different ways, I also dressed up the top with some fancier pieces you could wear to a holiday party.  Here the Haven is paired with a matte sequin pencil skirt, black pumps, and a statement necklace.  I really love how this turned out as well and hope I have a party to go to soon! - Kiyonna Haven Faux Wrap Top, Lane Bryant Matte Sequin Pencil Skirt
Haven Faux Wrap Top in Crimson - Kiyonna
Distressed Dark Wash Weekend Jean - Lane Bryant
Booties - Torrid (similar)
Matte Sequin Pencil Skirt - Lane Bryant
Black pumps - Avenue (similar)
Necklaces - Forever 21 and Etsy

Now a few photos from Friendsgiving: - Friendsgiving 2013 - Friendsgiving 2013 - Friendsgiving 2013

How would you wear this top?  Is there a color you want more of in your wardrobe?

Disclosure: I am a member of the Kiyonna Blogger Brigade and they provided me with the top in this post.  All opinions on the item are my own.


  1. I really love your Friendsgiving get together, it looks like so much fun :) , and the red suits you!

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE the red. I like it with the jeans and sparkly scarf, but the dressed-up look with the skirt is amazing. Black and red is just classic.

    As for colors I want more in my I don't think I'm particularly skewed in any direction right now, which is a first for me. I mean, there are colors I don't own (or don't own yellow, orange, and pink), but those tend to be less than optimal on my skin tone and/or with my hair.

  3. You always dress so cute! I am plus-sized as well, but oddly shaped and I don't know that I could pull off some of your looks... though they're TOTALLY adorable. :)

  4. OH MY GOSH!!! I know LUKE!!!! He's awesome!

  5. You know Luke?? OMG Small world! He is definitely an awesome guy!

  6. I don't know how I missed this comment from so long ago, but I wanted to say thank you!


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