Painting The Town Red... My Way!

Monday, August 3, 2015

"Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman." ~~ Coco Chanel
This summer has been brutal and I've been having my up and down days. Grief is no joke and add a busy schedule to that and being sick... and well, I've been having a bit of writer's/blogger's block lately. So when I got word that Catherines chose me to be one of their four style ambassadors for August, it was just the thing to get me back into the swing of things.

I love a pop of color and love to make a statement wherever I go with what I am wearing. I also like to keep it classy and stylish. Red is such a great color for that, especially in a print (y'all know how much of a print girl I am). It's a color that is definitely classy. Not to mention, it's alluring, vibrant, bold and fun. Yep, that's me in a nutshell. LOL!

So when this Catherines opportunity presented itself, I seized the opportunity to rock a red print and paint the town red my way!

Since the red print was bold, I wanted it to be the focal point of my look so I was happy that when recreating this look for the Catherines "Art of the Mix" campaign, their model was wearing black leggings and shoes.

Side by Side - Model vs Me

I added a gold necklace, gold earrings with black stones and a pewter metallic clutch to my look. I didn't go crazy with accessories because the print top can carry itself on its own.

This look is a great day-to-evening look. During the day, I can pair it with some sandals or flats (as I did here) and then switch to some booties or wedges for evening, maybe add some statement earrings and put my hair up.

I love outfits that are effortless and versatile. I'm on the go frequently so comfort and style are both important to me. I like to keep things simple. I am a low maintenance girl.

It's worth noting that the top has no stretch to it but is lightweight and flows well with you as you move. The sleeves can be shortened by rolling them up and buttoning the tab on each sleeve. I love the envelope hem - gives this top that extra modern detail that stands out.

You can shop my look here:

Masterpiece top - available in sizes 0X - 5X - click here
Black Legging - available in sizes 0X - 5X - click here
Earrings and clutch were borrowed from a friend
Black Patent Flat from Lane Bryant - click here

Catherines is also having a great contest where you could win a $500 fall wardrobe. All you have to do is visit their Facebook page here and vote for me! Or you can vote for your favorite look among the 4 style ambassadors. I just hope you'll vote for me. :-)

Here's the fine print and all that good stuff:

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND WASHINGTON D.C. AT LEAST 18 AND THE AGE OF MAJORITY AS OF 8/20/15. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Begins 8/3/15 upon posting of entry form on and ends 8/20/15 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Subject to Official Rules at ARV of prize: $500. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Sponsor: Catherines, 3750 State Road, Bensalem, PA 19020.

What do you think of my look? Would you wear it? What would you pair this top with? Please leave me a comment below and let me know!


  1. Marcy you look AMAZING! I love the pairing of the gold necklace with the patterned top! I think a chunky bright red or black necklace would look amazing as well! xo

  2. I love that tunic. Haven't shopped at Catherines in a while. I need to check them out.

  3. I hoped you'd pick this top, Marcy! I had a feeling it would look fab on you. This "painterly print" is gorgeous on you, and I love how the necklace ties everything together. You're making me want to try this top for myself! I'd probably style it similarly to your look here. I already have the leggings and flats! For something different, I might try it with a heeled ankle bootie and black chandelier earrings.

    <3 Liz

  4. You look fantastic Marcy!! love it!! red is your color for sure..xoxo