04 /23
Monochromatic Monday featuring my Sister as the ‘Lady in Red’

Would you wear the same color head to toe? With spring trends like colorblocking and neon in full bloom, sometimes it’s refreshingly fashion forward to keep it simple, solid & stylish. Fellow SF fashion blogger Atlantic-Pacific and celebs like Blake Lively have successfully tested the monochromatic trend here & here.

When I pulled this cherry Calvin Klein dress below out of my closet this weekend, I looked at it, glanced at my sister, Jody, and said “can you try this on?” It fit her perfectly, (much better on her than me), so I told her to “keep it” and had fun putting the look together with an abundance of bold red details. Like the Bangles rocking out to their 1986 smash hit, today it’s just another Manic Monochromatic Monday, so let’s roll…

Choose your Shade (colors over neutrals preferably) ~ Whether it’s pink, mint, or in this case red, you can wear the same shade all over. Mix patterns, textures or wear a top and pants in the exact same color. WhoWhatWear spotlighted the monochromatic trend a couple weeks ago here

‘Honey, I’m Home’~ I love this house in San Francisco. And there is something slightly Desperate Housewives meets a modern day Betty Draper about a solid knee-length dress with a ladylike silhouette.

Release Your Inner Jessica Rabbit! ~ These red pumps courtesy of Report Footwear scream sexy and now that super-high platforms are taking a break this spring & summer, this is the perfect patent leather classic heel. (Montauk Report Signature heel here)

(Style Sidenote) Your body isn’t a Fruit Salad ~ I wish articles offering women’s fashion tips didn’t compare female bodies to “pears” & “apples.” Finding the most flattering dress is all about enhancing what you have and creating or downplaying what you don’t. EXAMPLE ~ My sister doesn’t really have hips, so this dress had flared out pleats that mimicked natural curvier hips. In the future, if you must compare your body to produce, be a StarFruit. icon wink
While we were out, we brought Wallace, the neighborhood pup and CEO of The City Supply Co.

(LOL) Only in SF ~ We had to laugh seeing these signs in the sidewalk planter boxes. I hate to bring this up, but due to the large homeless population in SF and the $250 fines plus public humiliation for pet owners not picking up their dog’s mess; this is one of the only US cities I’ve seen where you’ll pass by a pile of you-know-what and say to yourself without a doubt, “Ewww…that’s definitely human.”

Potrero Hill neighborhood in SF
DETAILS by Dale 
Dress -kinda recent Calvin Klein (TJMaxx), watch ~ Michael Kors similar hereHeels~ Report Signature, handbag (recent)~Dimoni, necklaces ~ thrifted & F21, Eyelashes~ Ardell #45, lipstick – Wet-n-Wild ~ Spotlight Red
 If Monochromatic Monday inspired you to try the trend or you’ve already worn it, let me know. Would you wear an outfit in all one shade?
Special thanks to my sister for helping me out with this post and if you’re ever feeling the need for a pop of power in an outfit, wearing anything RED should do the trick! icon smile
Hope you had a great weekend!
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10428695120724281725 Mrs. Baker

    i love the head-toe red! great pics :)

  • Perpetuity

    I think the head to toe shade looks great! Its a major stand out especially in red. BTW your sister is also gorgeous!


    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15994112162655490024 Dale Janeé

      Thanks Heather!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05951120453962899172 gaby

    beautiful dress


  • Rola

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  • Rola

    Great minds think a like, I just did a post on Red. I meant your sister looks amazing in this post:)

  • Char!

    the outfit and pictures are amazing! xx

  • Anonymous

    Great dog signs!

  • Steph

    this is such a classy look

  • Kelli

    cute post, Dale! Love that dress- it is my favorite style.

  • http://frowardfashion.blogspot.com/ Veronica

    thanks for reading my blog, thought i would check out yours and it is lovely!!! :)

    xx Veronica


  • Rasonda @ Lake Cottage Dreams

    I would have never thought that I would have liked head to toe same color but I love it. Your sis is rocking the monochromatic look, and I think that purse breaks it up perfectly.

    PS- love the dog signs- HAHAHA!!!

  • Richard

    Where are the men fashions?

  • MessyDirtyHair

    Your sister looks beautiful!! As much as I am not a fan of matching shoes w ur outfit I am loving this look! It’s fabulous!

  • JustPatience

    Wow, you sister looks striking in red. I love the whole shoot!

  • What Sadie Did

    LOOOVE that dress, you sister has a killer figure. AND OMG that is so gross about the human poops!!! Argh! I’d die!! :)

    Sadie xx

  • AmazinglyBe-AU-tiful

    I love that dress alot and you look gorgeous! :)


  • Dora

    The shoes are just fabulous :) I love them

  • Like Mousse Au Chocolat

    cute dress ~~

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12304596718908705463 Jay

    monochromatic, but still colorful. :)

  • Lola

    I would def wear all one color. Red is classic, as is black. I love CK dresses, they hug the body in all the right places, and go well in the office. Great post. Where does the weekend go?

    P.S. Great job on the pictures…I love the home you mentioned too…architecture at its best!

  • Kate

    Beautiful photos! Red is a gorgeous color for her!

  • Giovanna

    Great photos! Love the all read look! So bright and fun!


  • Ashley Aspinwall

    I am loving monochromatic right now! and you look great in that dress ;)

    xo SideSmile,

    Don’t forget to enter my Rag and Bone Bag Contest ; ) http://sidesmilestyle.blogspot.com/2012/04/rag-bone-giveaway.html

  • CottonCandyINK

    amazing red dress

  • Gracey at Fashion for Giants

    Gorgeous. I’d definitely do monochromatic if it were something bold like this red.

  • Petite and Hungry
  • Anna G

    I love this dress. It looks so good with other red pieces. I like the boldness but it’s so girly also.

  • Akiko

    Amazing look! I’ve never really worn head to toe same color, your post changed my mind :) xo akiko
    Style Imported

  • the creation of beauty is art.

    That dress is GORGEOUS! I have one that is similar and I just love it!

  • Bri

    Yes your Monochromatic Monday has me thinking it looks so good I’ll have to give it a try, typically I would never wear the same color shoes as my outfit!

    Your sister looks amazing in these photos! What a great score for her, getting one of your dresses!

  • 7eventh Letter

    I LOVE Monochromatic looks! And RED is my FAVORITE color. She looks great. The accessories are paired perfectly.

    7eventh Letter

  • Nikki

    WOW what an absolutely stunning outfit! Your sister looks lovely:)Xx

  • Vivian

    Wow! Love this look! That red dress is gorgeous!!
    Love your blog! Would you like to follow each other?
    Have a fabulous day!

    xo Vivian
    Flightgirl Fashion

  • sonia de macedo

    I love this red on red look it’s so classy and chic. That dress is seriously a show-stopper! Love, love, love!


  • Kalina


  • markedbeautyblog

    You look absolutely fabulous! Red looks stunning on you!!

    Sharleena xx

  • Nee

    thanks so much for the comment <33
    these are amazing photos i love to see the whole city in the background! you look incredibly classy xx


  • Stylish By Nature
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    Wooo!! Pretty!!!! I’m always obsessed by the red!!! Just as so shine!!!!
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  • Second Hand Girl

    you look amazing, red dress is very sexy! :)

  • Kate L.

    So Pretty and Elegant!


  • deniz saatçioğlu

    Your dress is so beautiful. You look stunning honey.


  • Beautiful GIRL and Fashion

    perfect skirt!!:)
    you look amazing!!:)


  • Gaby

    Two years ago I would’ve have never worn the same color in all of the outfit. But nowadays I think you can just as long as you use accesories that are a different color. Like how you did with your purse!
    - Gaby
    From Rags to Glam

  • Leslie

    I think the monochromatic look is stunning – not matter what color you choose. The RED definitely brings out the Jessica Rabbit!


  • Biser Sable

    Amazing, amazing, amazing!<3 Love the shoes!<3

  • Megs

    These pictures are stunning, vibrant and just as lively as your outfit! I love the color red… it’s such a statement screaming sort of color! Lovely! xo, Megs


  • That’s My Mama

    Your sis looks beautiful in this monochromatic look. Lol @ the no pooping sign :)

  • Steph

    Wow, beautifuly put together.
    Mademoiselle Chanel was so right about strings of pearls making a woman look so chic.


  • Jayme and Mendi

    Hey there!! Is there anything that your sister can’t wear? HAHA! She looks stunning in all red. Great styling! Those pics about pooping cracked me up!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

  • Maya

    Amazing pictures! Love this lady look! Beautiful! :)

    Check out my new post, you’ll love it!

  • Pretty Affair

    yes, i would wear the same colour head to toe! not every colour though… your sis looks amazing! such a fabulous photoshoot! and the weather – just looks SO inviting :) xx

  • Francesca.

    I generally find myself wearing an all-black outfit entirely by accident, but other than that, I’m not really into monochromatic outfits, although I’d love to give it a try!
    Absolutely loving the dress, fits your sister down to a t! xx

  • Clara Turbay

    i adore your style today!

  • MarmeladenMädchen

    great look! your sister looks amazing.
    and i really think, that it’s fashionable to only wear one colour. it looks really chic and classic to wear this red dress with a pair of red pumps

  • *Glam Chameleon*

    Beautiful!!! She looks so pretty, ladylike, polished, chic!! Gorgeous ensemble!!<3

  • Aurelia (A Pretty Life)

    Stunning look , dear! beautiful lady in red

  • Andi of My Beautiful Adventures

    I couldn’t do it, but wow does she look AMAZING!

  • The Scent of Glamour

    Such a beautiful dress!
    The photos are AMAZING, it’s like I am seeing a magazine! :)

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  • hautepinkpretty

    Your sister looks amazing in the dress!! Such a gorgeous shade of red! Xox <3 hautepinkpretty.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10378565480144076489 Paulina Mo

    I love the all red look, it’s a def sign of confidence… power-red! Your sis looks fabulous as always and it’s always nice to see Wallace making a cameo!!
    ps. those signs are HILARIOUS!! It would be awesome to frame it and use it as humorous decor somewhere ;)

  • Gaby de Modacapital

    Beautiful dress! amazing look! ;)

  • Diva In Me

    I love this dress and monochromatic trend on you! Red makes you look even fairer. Such contrasting color and you look great!
    I can only remember 1 outfit I posted which is monochromatic. I styled everything in Brown =D


  • Elsemiek

    I love the photos! I wish that i could have that climate ! haha it seems very sunny!

    The shoe is also very cute , I could defenitely buy a shoe like that

    want to follow each other?
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  • Nora

    thank you for your sweet comment.
    I would love to follow each other. And I do now :)
    xx Nora


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  • Tiffany

    Absolutely fantastic dress. Red is by far the most feminine color to wear in a dress! Then of course comes black (for me at least :P )

  • Lola Finn

    Oh wow! You look amazing! This dress is awesome! :)

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