Memorial Day | Got My Red Dress On

First and foremost, happy Memorial Day.  I think it’s sometimes too easy to forget that we celebrate this holiday in remembrance of those brave men (and women) who have lost their lives in service to our country.  I recall many years back, during my first trip to the UK, my husband took me to visit an American Cemetery on the outskirts of Cambridge.  It was a vast expanse of gravestones dedicated to American soldiers who had died overseas during WWII. We visited during the peak of summer, on an absolutely beautiful sunny skies kind of day.  We were the only people there for miles, wandering between rows and rows of gravestones amidst the rolling greens hills.  It was incredibly peaceful but also sad.  These were the men who never made it home, buried in a foreign land.  Yet it’s oddly comforting that we commemorate this holiday with backyard barbecues amongst family and friends.  It’s often nicer to pay your respects on a happy note than a somber one, hence the tradition continues.

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“I Got My Red Dress On Tonight”

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I scooped up this little red dress at H&M just before the holidays last year.  I fell in love with the silhouette, especially the asymmetrical hem that’s cut higher on the sides and longer in the back.  It’s fun and flirty and feels like the right kind of dress to go dancing in!  It’s also the perfect dress for a Valentine’s date night.  I added a black patent belt for additional waist emphasis and kept the other accessories to a minimum.  I absolutely adore the shoes – metallic gold film strip heels by Paper Fox by ShoeDazzle…could they be any cuter?!  I finished off this look with a classic quilted bag, for an outfit that’s equal parts chic and sexy.  How do you plan to get wrapped up in red this Valentine’s Day?  Share with me in the comments ❤ ❤ ❤