Red Dress

I got this dress months ago when I was in Portland and this is the first time I have actually worn it. I bought it with the intention of altering it a little just so it wasn't quite so big, but life happened and I just never got around to actually getting it done. Because I never got it altered and I had decided I wasn't going to bring my sewing machine with me to Phoenix (which I am kind of regretting now) I thought I would just bring this dress with me and see if I could figure anything out with it. I went through my mom's old things and found this little belt that I think works well with it (I still think I would like to alter it to fit a little better though). 
Obligatory silly pose :)
This dress is really kind of the perfect throw on and go outfit. It's not too bulky which is good so I don't look like a giant when I layer up and put on a big jacket. That is probably the one thing I dislike the most about cold weather: being larger in the hips/booty area I can tend to look a little bit like Violet Beauregarde when I have to layer up with a coat, haha! Thankfully Phoenix doesn't get too chilly, so I am usually pretty safe from my becoming a giant *insert fruit here depending on the color of my coat* hehe. 
shoes // Blowfish
scarf // gift
tights // Target
watch // c/o Timex (save 20% with code SAVE20)
belt // my mom's
I've really been wanting to make cookies lately so I think this weekend I'm going to get on that, especially because I have to break in my new awesome Ikea woodland creatures cookie cutters! I'm slightly afraid I might go a little overboard on making them, because well let's be honest, that is usually what happens haha! But if I end up with too many for my little tummy I can always pack them up and share them with friends. What are some of your favorite holiday cookie recipes? I'd love to try some of them out this weekend! 

x's and o's


  1. I love this dress and how you styled it! Too cute! And I know what you mean about the layering and feeling bigger than normal business during the winter. We unfortunately get pretty chilly over here so I often feel like a huge blueberry haha


  2. I love your dress, too! It's amazing! It makes me want to take off my sweater and jeans and put on a dress for work...buuuuut it's -20*C here right now, lol!
    My favorite holiday cookies are sugar cookies! I tried to make some gluten free shortbread, but those failed miserably :/

  3. I love a looser fit dress for pure comfort! I think it looks great!

  4. I love that dress so much! It looks great on you and it's perfect for this time of year. One of my favorite holiday cookies is cranberry + white chips. I think the recipe is just regular chip cookie but with those subs ;)

  5. I love this dress! Red dresses always reminds me of the Motion City Soundtrack song-
    Lisa | c/oMKE

  6. Vintage By The Pound looks like the most awesome place in the world.

  7. Ooh so pretty! I love it with the belt :3 You must share pictures when you make those cookies!!!

  8. Love this dress on you! It's adorable!

  9. This is so cute! I'm in the mood for a bold red dress. This one is really nice.

    The Rambling Fangirl


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