I grew up celebrating the Lunar New Year and collected plenty of fancy red envelopes embellished with gold Chinese calligraphy (and sometimes some with cute Hello Kitty designs)! To celebrate the recent Lunar New Year, I decided to showcase my favorite (and currently only) red pumps. I can’t resist any reason to wear these shoes.
These Nine West beauties are unbelievably comfortable for extended-time event wear, or all-day work wear. Someone once told me that they dressed from the shoes up, building her outfit based on the shoe that fit the day. I can’t say that’s my general approach, but that’s what I did here!
These pumps are too pretty to hide, and so a midi skirt was the perfect complement; just enough length to show a little leg and highlight the shoes amidst the winter cold! This skirt was a recent pseudo-impulse buy from Banana Republic’s sale rack, but I’m so glad I did. It’s a beautifully crafted skirt that does well to highlight the smallest part of my waist, and features a soft natural flared drop to give me some lee-way when feasting upon Asian lunar year delicacies :) And, they have pockets!
To tie the outfit back to the red pumps, I wore a ribbed red peplum top and tucked in the flared peplum-half into the skirt for a more defined look (although I would consider leaving it out next time, and wearing a thin belt at the waist to maintain the definition).
I finished off the outfit with a simple obsidian-colored necklace and rounding off the red-black-gold color scheme of the Lunar New Year.
Nine West Pumps (sale in taupe), Banana Republic Midi Skirt, Red Peplum Top (boutique), H&M necklace (similar)
Thanks for stopping by and be on the lookout for a Lunar New Year-inspired recipe in a post to come!
photo cred: Caitlin Pomeroy
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