For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a love/hate relationship with the color red. Whether it’s clothing, makeup or even a car ….I’ve never quite been in love with red. People always tell me it looks great on me but I just can’t seem to love it. Then I found this top in Nordstrom the other day and it totally changed the game. The color is called red raspberry and it’s more of a pinkish red so it’s not an in-your-face kind of red. At first I was also unsure of the surplice cut because I have a smaller chest and this cut tends to be too open in the front. In other words I don’t fill it up!
When I got home and tried it on though, it totally worked. It’s snug enough to stay closed in front but also has enough room that even if you are petite with a bigger chest you could still get your normal size. The brand is also Leith which I love because they have XXS for us petite girls! This red top is a winner all around!
“If I could tell you about red I would sing to you of fire sweet like cherries burning like cinnamon smelling like a rose in the sun. ”
-Dixie Dawn Miller Goode
OUTFIT DETAILS & SIZING
For reference, I’m 5’1″ & under 100 lbs. I normally wear the following sizes: Shoes (6), Tops (XS), Jeans (24/00)
I’m also loving cheetah print everything right now. Animal prints can work for any season and in my opinion are a neutral! Pairing cheetah print with a pop of red is a perfect combination for a transitional outfit going into fall. My cheetah print clutch has been a favorite piece for several years. I originally bought it during the 2016 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale but sadly, it sold out. This was such a popular item so I’m surprised Nordstrom hasn’t brought it back yet. I’ve seen the ones by Clare V that are similar but they are also pretty pricey so I created an almost identical one just for you! It’s now available in my ebay store and on my boutique and under $25! I’ve also linked it below for you!
My sandals are also cheetah print and have just enough heel to dress up your outfit. They come in black and cheetah print and are 40% off right now too! My denim is of course my favorite brand and style. They are the Topshop Jamie jeans which I have talked about before here. I love the high-waisted cut of these jeans and the fact that they come is different lengths is always a plus since I am only 5’1″. They do run about 2 sizes small and my normal jean size is 24 but I always get 26″x30″ in these. These jeans also come in petite sizes but because you can get shorter lengths anyway I just get the regular. I loved how these black ones paired with my red top too!
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