A few years ago, my sister and I were planning a surprise birthday party for our mother’s birthday. In light of her spring birthday and Mom being a two-time breast cancer survivor, we decided to have everyone wear pink to the party. Festive, right? But I had the hardest time because my wardrobe had no colors! What can I say, I really like neutrals, especially white and black. In the past year or so, however, I have really been making an effort to bring color back into my life!
When I first saw this bright red Tularosa tunic dress, I immediately put it in my online shopping cart. I could envision this dress accompanying me all summer long, and the color was just what I needed in my life! Tularosa is one of my new favorite labels, with its chic and effortless designs; I seriously love everything in this collection. So of course I was super bummed when I went to check out and realized this dress was on back order. Normally, when faced with a back order situation, I just figure it was not meant to be and delete the item from my shopping cart. This dress though…I just could not quit this dress! When it finally arrived two weeks ago, about a month after I initially ordered it, my whole week was made! And now I’m well on my way to a more colorful closet!
Photos by Justin James Photography
Dress: Tularosa (top here) | Clutch: Sole Society (here and here for other fun colorful options) | Booties: Elizabeth & James, old (similar here, here, here, and here) | Cuff: similar here and here | Ring: here for similar | Earrings: here for similar | Lipstick: Nars Heat Wave | Nail polish (on fingers): Essie Ballet Slippers (bottom coat) and Essie Mademoiselle (two top coats) | Nail polish (on toes): OPI Big Apple Red