Pops of Red.

Pops of Red.

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.

Pops of Red | Gold-Hatted LoverPops of Red | Gold-Hatted Lover

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”.

Pops of Red | Gold-Hatted LoverPops of Red | Gold-Hatted Lover

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!

  • Laura

    So chic! I’ve been adding little pops of red here and there and I’m loving it! Sidenote…I think the hat rule applies to guys only!

  • Loving the pops of red in your clutch and heels, perfect off of a monochrome outfit! Amazing look!

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

  • Darcy from A Memory of Us

    I like the mix of the text in between the pictures! Fun way to spice it up!

  • Super cute! I like the text mixed between the pictures! I’ve been thinking about doing that as well, to change things up! And obviously a hat can’t come off in a restaurant, psssh, outfit over everything 🙂

    Emily at Style Cubby

    • I’m glad we agree on the hat 😉 And you should definitely try it on your blog, I think I’m going to stick with this format because it just makes it so much easier to write the amount I want to write without it becoming a novel haha!

  • Abby Castro

    Oh gorgeous! I have a new pleated maxi skirt coming in soon, and it is more like this (darker navy) and you just gave me a styling idea. Love it!

    Abby | Life in the Fash Lane

    • Oh you will love it, I wear this skirt all the time in the Spring and Summer! Definitely an easy way to style it that still has an impact.

  • This hat fits you perfectly, I don’t blame you for not taking it off in the restaurant!!:)
    xo, Syd

    • Haha thank you, I was so worried I was going to have to take it off but I think girls get a pass when it comes to hats in places 😉

  • Lauren Scorzafava

    Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

  • Black, white and pops of red is forever my favorite combo! Also, waaaaaay jealous of those 80 degree temps…send some this way please! And I do like how you broke up the text…I think it makes each picture stand out more 🙂

    • Ugh if that 80 degrees had stuck around I would have gladly sent it your way! Back to 60s for the foreseeable future (aka 10 day weather forecast).

      And I am glad you like it! I think I am going to stick with it!

  • I love this black and white look, and the hat looks great on you! Also love the pops of red!

  • ah this is so cute .. gorgeous, girl!