STYLE JOURNEY: RED AND BLACK MESH

Hey curvy girls all over the world,
One of  my favorite color combinations is red and black.


The two together creates such a striking look. Two weeks ago I found this red dress with a black mesh and sequin top from Simply Be. I thought the mesh offered a sexy understated vibe to the dress while the sequins added a fun effect and made it worthy for a night out.

Right now I am obsessed with my Jessica Simpson platform suede and patent leather heels and thought they would look great teamed up with the dress. Simply Be has some amazing styles on their website. I also ordered the white tuxedo blazer and can’t wait for it to come.

I do want to share with you guys a little story about how I stopped wearing red for an entire year. Back in my early 20’s I had worked for an education center. I was around alot of little kids. One of the kids that I was working with had gotten upset with me because I told him he needed to pay attention. On that day I was wearing a bright red boat neck sweater with a bow on the side. After I had told him that he needed to pay attention, he turned to me and said, that’s why you look like a big red Fat Albert. OMG! I was crushed. I couldn’t believe he said that to me. SO from that day on for an entire year I never bought or wore anything red. Silly, I know! But it showed me how uncomfortable I was in my own skin. After some self meditation and reflection. I worked on becoming comfortable with my body and as you can see, I have no problem wearing red or bright colors. And, I no longer allow what people say to me to affect how proud I am of my plus size body.

What I’m Wearing
Dress: Simply Be
Shoes: Jessica Simpson
Cuff: H&M
Bracelets:Ashley Stewart (gifted)

14 Comments

  1. MELISSA
    April 14, 2012 / 5:35 pm

    Great story… And you look fab in all colors

  2. STORYTALE
    April 14, 2012 / 6:26 pm

    Great Shoe !!!!!!!!!!!!1

  3. colleen n
    April 14, 2012 / 7:08 pm

    That dress looks amazing on you. I like the length as well (for me). I hope they ship to Canada!

  4. April 14, 2012 / 7:19 pm

    The dress is spectacular…but what seals the deal is the patent leather in the belt & shoes. That gives it just that “umph” that makes u say – that is a showstopper!
    S Nicole

  5. Maria
    April 15, 2012 / 3:33 am

    the length of the dress is perfect, it complements the lace so much, i always love your accessories, you are tres chic x

  6. Clara Turbay
    April 15, 2012 / 12:51 pm

    Good taste and grace for the fashion.

  7. Ashley Rose
    April 16, 2012 / 12:02 am

    Simply stunning dress Alissa, wish i could pull of that colour as well as you can! xx

  8. Nic
    April 16, 2012 / 11:21 am

    love the dress! very flattering on you. i too love red and black together, so much so that they are my wedding colors (red, back and white). 😉

    ~nic
    http://www.nics-picks.com

  9. Anonymous
    April 17, 2012 / 3:56 pm

    I love this dress and think you look so great! I have just started following your blog and I like all the ideas I am getting.
    One question on this dress, hard to tell in the photo but can you wear a normal bra with it (because of the mesh)? Or are you doing strapless or something else? Thanks!

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