All the red things: The outfit

  Sweater: J.Crew • skirt: H&M • Belt: Forever 21 • Handbag: Promod • Shoes: Boo • Earrings: Six
I thought about titling this post 4 shades of red, but that’s a bit of an old joke today, isn’t it? I know you’re probably sick of my seasonal obsession with red, but I was inspired to combine my maroon skirt with this poppy red sweater after seeing a girl on campus wear a cardigan with these two colors in it. It might be an unconventional combination – right, mom? – but I prefer this all-red look over the all-white trend that’s been going around the blogs this winter season. There’s another reason why there has been so many red in my outfits lately: I am a terrible packer. I live on campus during the week and only go home on the weekends to do my laundry and pack fresh clothes. On Sunday I tend to pack the things I am in the mood for in that moment, and  this weeks mood was especially influenced by the boyfriend listening to American Christmas carolls. I wore this to classes today, tomorrow I have a red dress on the menu and on Wednesday I planned an outfit with my red/blue flannel shirt. The new red blazer is going over an LBD for a dinner party on Thursday and on Friday I’ll probably be so tired I’ll go with a jeans and repeat this comfy sweater. No matter how cold and dark the days, my wardrobe will lift my mood right up!
I hope you guys had a lovely weekend. I spent mine finishing my last paper of the semester and marking a few chapters in one of my books to prepare for my upcoming exams. I wish those of you who are already combating finals  the best of luck, and to those who’ll only start in january: happy marking! – Use the yellow marker, it’s the most happy-making one in my opinion πŸ˜‰  xo

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  1. 16 December 2013 / 21:57

    I love that you mixed bright red with maroon! I wouldn't think it would work, but it does! It looks very sophisticated!! I'm obsessed with red right now too! It's so festive!

  2. 16 December 2013 / 22:19

    mooie combo, het past bij je πŸ™‚ en je closeup foto is geweldig mooi! Sabrina, x.

  3. 16 December 2013 / 23:33

    Love the colours in this outfit! You always manage to look so stylish and put together! πŸ™‚

    Enjoy your week of red outfits, and congrats on finishing the last paper of the seemester! πŸ™‚

    Away From The Blue

  4. 17 December 2013 / 00:47

    I LOVE this monochromatic look. So happy and adorable.

  5. 17 December 2013 / 07:07

    I am so in love with the sweater! The colour combo = gorgeous.

  6. 17 December 2013 / 10:18

    ik zou er echt nooit aan gedacht hebben om knalrood om bordeaux te dragen maar ik vind het resultaat echt meer dan geslaagd! haha ik gebruik ook altijd alleen de gele markeerstift πŸ˜€

  7. 17 December 2013 / 10:59

    gorgeous en héél classy! die laatste foto is ook echt the money-shot! x

  8. JC Carter
    17 December 2013 / 12:06

    GOOD LUCK!!!!

  9. 17 December 2013 / 12:40

    OOoh love deze outfit! Mijn gele fluo is steeds onmiddellijk op :p

  10. Pastellics
    17 December 2013 / 15:45

    Prachtige outfit! Heel mooie combinatie van kleuren; staat je zo goed. Die rok is heel erg mooi, top. En succes met onderlijnen! Mijn favoriet is de appelblauwzeegroene markeerstift, en uiteraard de gele ook! πŸ˜‰

    XO Imke

  11. 18 December 2013 / 10:41

    Veel succes met de examens! Ik moet er jammer genoeg ook in vliegen πŸ™ En ik vind dat rood op rood super mooi! πŸ˜€

  12. nancy @ adore to adorn
    18 December 2013 / 19:47

    I still love the seasonal red! Since the season is only so long, I don't mind being "overloaded" on it. haha


  13. Merel van Hooren
    18 December 2013 / 20:56

    Succes met je komende examens! You can do it. Ik vind de combinatie van bordeauxrood en felrood eigenlijk best leuk! Had ik niet verwacht.

  14. 19 December 2013 / 02:37

    You are rockin' that head to toe red, girl!!! Seriously, I wouldn't have imagined a red top with red skirt, but the shades you chose go SO WELL together!! I'm obsessed!

  15. 19 December 2013 / 09:11

    hele mooie klassieke outfit! en wat een mooie haarkleur heb jij

  16. Hilary Ayers
    19 December 2013 / 16:21

    I would have NEVER thought to pair these colors together. This outfit is fantastic! I feel like I get some of my best outfit inspiration from others.


  17. Linn
    20 December 2013 / 15:51

    Nikki, you are extremely beautiful.
    Have a good weekend.

    Natalie-ginger from Poland
    (and from

  18. AmΓ©lie De Rycke
    21 December 2013 / 11:57

    Wowie, prachtige outfit! Dat rood staat je super!

  19. 24 December 2013 / 03:16

    Love the mixture of maroon and red! It's so festive and classy. Pencil skirts look so fabulous on you!

  20. 25 December 2013 / 02:13

    I love that you paired a red top with a maroon skirt– the warm hues really compliment each other! You look so sultry!

    Xo, Hannah

  21. Emma
    31 December 2013 / 08:11

    i love love LOVE the color palette in this outfit.

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