Pops of Red.

Pops of Red | Gold-Hatted Lover

Sticking to a neutral palette exudes an air of sophistication – you can’t deny that a carefully put together black and white outfit looks tres chic.  However, sometimes a punch of color adds just the right amount of playfulness.  A red lip, bright clutch, and red flats ala Wizard of Oz were just what I needed for date night over the weekend.

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It had been a while since we had shot outfit photos for the blog because honestly, I just couldn’t deal with the cold anymore, haha!  But over the weekend we were graced with the perfect weather: 80 degrees and just enough humidity that the warmth stuck around after the sun went down.  We made the most of it and shot a few outfits, walked around downtown, and then popped into our favorite Thai restaurant.

Side note: Matt told me I had to take my hat off in the restaurant.  Is that a rule I didn’t know about?  I told him sorry but I couldn’t, it was part of my outfit.  See also: “hat hair”.

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It had been a while since I’d pulled out my beloved black felt hat, not sure why since I feel most like myself in a hat and big sunglasses.   This particular one comes in three different sizes so it’s perfect for those of us with weirdly tiny heads and you smarties with big noggins 😉

Pops of Red | Gold-Hatted Lover

Hope you all had a great weekend and your week is off to a wonderful start – thanks for stopping by!

PS: Did you notice that I changed the layout of my posts to intersperse the text throughout?  My thought was that it would be easier to read since otherwise I tend to ramble and it can be hard to read – haha.  Do you like it, or prefer the old way??



*Sorry, a ton of my pieces are old because they are classics and I don’t buy to wear once, so I found really similar options at comparable price points!*

Topshop Tank the best tank!  Current style linked, order using size in parentheses || Similar Maxi Skirt

Similar Red Flats || Similar Clutch || ASOS Hat

Kate Spade Earrings || AIBI Watch c/o – also seen here || Taudrey Necklace c/o

Karen Walker Sunglasses, rented via DITTO – use code GOLDHATTEDLOVER for a free month!


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