50 Shades of Red

Several months ago, one of my best friends who now lives in Pittsburgh texted me to tell me that she found a red purse in her grandma's closet that she was going to give to me. I knew I loved it already--I mean, what is there not to love about 'red' and 'purse'?

I finally got to see this friend last weekend for her engagement party (CONGRATS COURT!) and she was finally able to pass the bag on to me! Naturally, I went and Googled it, because I love to know the story and value behind bags I thrift (or snag from random friend's family members). This is a Daisy Fuentes purse that you can find at your friendly neighborhood Kohls. I love the bright color not to mention this is probably the roomiest bag I own! It might look on the smaller side, but I felt like Mary Poppins when I was able to fit my hairbrush, a book, my wallet/keys/phone, and a can of soup for lunch. Stuff just, like, disappears inside this thing.

You may be thinking "Oh, there's that orange bauble-y necklace--again. Does she wear any other accessory?"  Because I wear this necklace every day (or so it seems) I was a little hesistant to pair the orange accessory with a red bag, a red striped shirt, and newly-dyed reddish hair. And red nails. 

OK, I actually wasn't hesitant at all.

 Somehow, it all worked and it was a perfect outfit for a cooler-than-usual August day where my bangs didn't stick to my forehead.

The shirt is an American Eagle top that I got from a store in Everett, PA called Addictive Apparel, a discount name-brand clothing store I discovered while I lived in Bedford for the summer. The skirt came from a thrifting adventure at Unique several months back and is one of my workplace wardrobe staples, mostly because I no longer fit into the skirts I bought at the peak of my wedding bod. However, along with my new job came a free employee gym in the building which I have yet to utilize, but it will happen...next week.


  1. Yay for a new purse! How sweet of your friend to give it to you :) I Love your necklace so I'd wear it all the time too!

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  2. what a fun purse...i love the braided/knotted detail of it! and i love your necklace, wear it as much as you want!

  3. If I had that necklace, I'd wear it every day. ;) Love the purse too -- super cute.

  4. Love it, can't wait to see what you do next! Come check out my blog, maybe we can follow each other!
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  5. Cute purse! I've been on the hunt for a nice over-sized red bag. do you remember when Daisy Fuentes was on the that TV show with Joey from Full House? I think it was called America's Funniest People?? Anyway...lol

  6. I love scoring killer hand-me-downs! Looks like that new red bag (or red black hole) will serve you well. (:

  7. Great purse! I love 'Mary Poppins' type bags ;) You look adorable.

  8. Wow, a fab red bag that was free! What a gift! You styled this outfit perfectly. I love all the red!

  9. That's so great your friend gave you this bag! It looks great on you! I wish I had a gym at my work...


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