Red & Black Week 2014, Day 1: Remixing

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Welcome to Day 1 of the 4th Annual Red & Black Week!  Last year, we had a total of 49 participants, and 15 of us posted ALL SIX days of the event.  That’s more than 1/3 of our participants!  Can we break that record this year?

Questions about this theme? Visit the Red & Black Week Rules and FAQs or e-mail me.

Gothic Red & Black Necklace

The balance of red and black in my outfits this year is a bit different from previous years. This time around, I decided to focus more on subtlety in the red and let it act as just a highlight for most of my looks, rather than the dominant element. I’m also challenging myself to re-use certain pieces from years past, since one of the primary interesting aspects of following a daily style blogger is seeing how the same pieces can be remixed to create fresh, new looks. Since most of us do not have an unlimited supply of variety in our closets, this is a crucial skill to learn if you don’t want to get totally bored.

Gothic Red & Black Necklace

In this outfit, I’m featuring a skirt that I just wore very recently on my blog, but this time in a very different summery look. I’ve also shown this top before, although it’s been quite some time since I don’t wear it often. I adore the lacey straps, but find that overall it’s not as figure-flattering as I would like. Still, it’s perfect for running around on a weekend trying to stay cool without losing my elegant edge.

Gothic Cameo Necklace

I also wanted to kick off the event featuring a gorgeous creation by fellow blogger Countess Audronasha of Gothically Yours. I ordered this necklace from her Etsy store, Deadly Cherries, and it immediately became a favorite piece in my accessory collection. I love how adding a new detail can make clothing pieces I’ve worn a zillion times feel fresh again.

Gothic Cameo Necklace

Want to participate in Red & Black Week? Here’s how:

  1. Add the Red & Black Week icon to your blog post (copy the code below and paste into your post using the Edit HTML feature):
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  1. Er, not sure if I did the linky thing right, so apologies if you got hit with two requests from me as my Mac did not want to play this morning – if you can please delete them and I won’t make the same mistake again.

    What a stunning necklace, so pretty.

  2. Looking good! I prefer red as an accent too; the flowers are a nice touch. Can’t wait to try and take part everyday!

  3. Wow, Countess Audronasha has amazing stuffand this necklace is no exception. ^^ You look lovely as ever, but I have to disagree on that top; I think it fits you well! ^^

  4. This look is perfect for summer <3
    I love the necklace too !

  5. I love that top. I always find it hard finding nice summer clothes that feel me but that’s really pretty 🙂

  6. Woo! Let it begin!

    I love the rose that’s just barely visible in the photos. 😉

  7. Oh, I so wish I would have had time to participate this year as well, but my life has been so unbelievably hectic lately I just haven’t had the time to create looks or blogposts. 🙁
    Anyway, lovely outfit; I find it very inspiring for my summer wardrobe shopping. ^_^

  8. Hello! Another week of red and black I am here for! And I intend on joining in all 6 days once again ;3

  9. Well,another week of red and black that I am here to take part in!I just would like to say I plan to enjoy this week like I did so last year,and take part in all 6 days.Merry we all meet,and merry we all shall part.

  10. Wow, I love that top! I’ve been looking for something like that for summer, but I fear I may have to make one bec. it’s just so hard to find. Looks lovely on you & I bet it’s comfortable, perfect in hot weather.

  11. Yay, I love red and black week! Always one of my favorite color combos! I love how the little red beads pop on that necklace- cute cameo too!

  12. Beautiful, as always 😉

  13. I love your necklace!

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  15. Lovely! It sure has a summer feel over it. I would describe it even as romantic and pretty. I also love deadly cherries and own a stuffed heart brooch that I featured last year on Red and Black week.

  16. Lovely outfit! I especially like the hair accessory. The necklace is really nice as well, the hanging red beads remind me of little blood drops.

  17. wow, you look lovely :)saw just now when your post started poping on my FB 😀 ahhh, I like how it fits you 🙂 And glad that you like it 😀

  18. such a lovely summer look!

  19. I adore the top you’re wearing. It looks like a great piece for summer time.

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