If you grew up in the vicinity of Pittsburgh, PA, the term “red up” can be a cringe-worthy phrase, as it would usually be in the context of, “you can’t go out until you red up your room!” Red up, or rather it’s more mainstream component, clean up, is something that most of us are doing this time of year as we hibernate in our homes where straightening up, organizing, and purging are common activities that we participate in. I’ve been doing my fair share of that, which has also been fueled by the incredibly popular book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo.
As my small apartment is becoming more tidy and streamlined, just in time for the explosion of things that is fashion week to happen, I also took on a different version of “red up” to get ready for the fall/winter 2015 collections by literally upping the shade of red in my hair to a more vibrant one. The incredibly talented Nicole Tresch at Rita Hazan was game to give it a try, and here I am before you, as a slightly redder version of myself. It also rings as a coincidence that red is the color of the week, with Valentine’s Day falling on an oh-so-convenient Saturday this year.
Here’s a look at some of my favorite pieces that I heavily rely upon on the weekend, with some new accents thrown into the mix. I hope you have a great week, and Happy Valentine’s Day!