WHAT I WORE: Red on Red

Mandi from Making Nice in the Midwest

Before the days of blogs, I would spend hours pouring over fashion magazines, annoyed that most of their content was just ads. But now that I’m all grown up (Ha!), I’ve realized that the ads are half the fun! Such thought goes into styling each ad campaign in fashion magazines, that it’s pretty easy to look past their motives and just enjoy them from an artistic standpoint. I mean, it’s not like I can usually afford what they’re shilling anyways!

The most recent ad campaign that took my breath away was the partnership with Cole Haan and Tavi Gevinson. I just love how old-Hollywood chic Tavi looks, and the red-on-red look is absolutely stunning. Something I definitely want to try out for holiday parties. But I just couldn’t wait for a fancy opportunity to try out the look, so I tried a casual version of Tavi’s ensemble for Thanksgiving. Plus, this thrifted midi skirt has an elastic waist. Made for Thanksgiving day, methinks!

O U T F I T   D E T A I L S :

top here / tights here / similar shoes / skirt & belt thrifted

Mandi from Making Nice in the Midwest

Mandi from Making Nice in the Midwest

Mandi from Making Nice in the Midwest

Mandi from Making Nice in the Midwest

22 Responses

  1. Rona says:

    Amazing red outfit! so lovely :)

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  2. Kristian says:

    Wow! A great reinterpretation of Tavi’s look

  3. rachel says:

    It’s so nice to see your face back round these parts. you look lovely.

  4. Brittany says:

    You are so adorable! I can’t wear too much red because my clothing distracts me often throughout the day. But, this looks amazing on you!

  5. Tiffany B. says:

    You look beautiful! Love the red on red with the matching lipstick. How cool is that red brick wall you found.

  6. Ashlee says:

    I’m seriously loving this red on red outfit! Everything about it is so festive and lovely. It feels like something you could wear to a holiday party. I’ve been keeping my eye on ball gown / A line skirts this holiday season!

  7. You look awesome! I can really see all the hard work you’ve been doing. I really like this outfit too. I think the red on red works really well with the stripes :)

  8. Sonya Mann says:

    I totally agree about the ads–they’re often so beautiful! I save fashion magazines to use as collage materials. I really really like this outfit, and the glimpse of the petticoat is too saucy and fun! =)

  9. Dom says:

    Oh my! You look so pretty. You wear red so well! Plus – PETTICOAT! That’s a wonderful surprise!

  10. I still think ads are terrible, but these photos and your outfit are delightful!!!! Very nice!

  11. Katie says:

    You look fantastic, Mandi!

  12. I saw the first picture and went “Oh my gosh, that’s so cute!” I love the red on red (on red). I’m jealous of that brick wall.

  13. Meredith says:

    Red cubed. Love it!

  14. Stacia says:

    I love your petticoat! Such a cute outfit!

  15. Becca says:

    I love this outfit and you look amazing in red! I hadn’t seen that Tavi/Cole Haan partnership yet, so I’m thrilled you shared that. Love her!

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  16. Evi says:

    Red is my favourite colour! Great outfit (and loooved the shoes!) xxx

  17. Liv says:

    You look stunning in red, Mandi! And, I’m totally loving your hair! Beauty! And another exclamation point! ;P

  18. kendra says:

    Mandi! Look at your hair! i love the center part bangs

  19. lauren says:

    You are perfect! Red suits you beautifully. That smile of yours is infectious–I’m guessing Lucy was near by…? :)

  20. pretty! loving your hair like that

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  21. skye says:

    Romantic with a bit of funk! I love the peek of petticoat, and the brick backdrop is perfect.

  22. This is a BEAUTIFUL outfit on a beautiful lady!