Red Dress + Black Military Jacket & White Pumps

Red is such a fun color to wear because it looks fabulous on everyone! Banana Republic is one of my go to stores because of its vast collection of petite styled clothing. The scalloped pocket dress featured in this post offers a lot of versatility that you can use at work and on a night out. The dress is made out of a thick (but not overbearing) fabric that is very flattering. I love that it is slimming at the waist (something we ladies can never get enough of haha). Certainly, this is one of the best investment pieces I have made this year!

Dress: Banana Republic in size 2 ; similar here | Jacket: Express (SOLD OUT) similar here | Pumps: Charles by Charles David


Because of the gold acsents on the military jacket, I decided to use my cork clutch that has gold undertones in it. I didn’t want to over-power this look with too much black, so I chose to style this look with white pumps. This dress is also perfect to pair with your set of flats. As consider pairing this bold red dress with your favorite blazer. The jacket that I chose to pair with this dress is a miliary jacket that I purchased from Express (similar one can be found here). The scalloped detailing of this dress gives a fun, flirty touch. As such, I chose to add a masculine piece to help contrast a this classy piece. Doing so allows for you to have a polished, modern look.



All in all, this is a look that is effortless to put together and will be a knock-out wherever you go. This is a dress that you will be sure to use over and over again. The best part? It is currently on sale! This is a piece that will defintely going to be my go to dress for holiday parties. It’s never a bad idea to plan ahead of these things after all. 😉


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Timeless Optimist is a petite fashion, beauty & lifestyle blog by Cristina Medina. This page focuses on creative storytelling, photography and positivity.

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