It's easy to feel Spanish when wearing the color red. It just makes one feel a little more sexy & confident.
Now, put beautiful lace with it & you feel even more authentic, like if you just came out of flamenco bar in Madrid.
This special piece is from Carolina Herrera Spring-Summer Collection 2016.
I was lucky enough to have my mama send it to me all the way from Spain as a birthday gift.
It's a statement dress, with real lace, making it a bit heavy for summer, so I did have reservations to wear it, as I felt it was too much dress for me.
To be honest, I felt guilty as I knew the effort that my mama had gone through to get me this unique dress, so I knew I had to make her proud & wear it.
After working through my silly mental block & deciding to showcase it as the festive season approaches, I styled it with my wedding heels & earrings. It was so much fun shooting it! I realised it made me feel elegant & of course authentically Spanish!
My learning experience - don't be afraid to try different & unique pieces from what you are used to having in your wardrobe, specially if your worry is what other people might think! Dressing is a way of expression, so not everyone has to like it nor agree with you. Wear it for you, give it your own flair & wear it with confidence!
Have you experienced, like me, something you didn't want to wear at first, but then opened your mind to it & loved wearing it?
Thank you to the best glam squad from Orabelle & the very talented Landi, for helping me bring this look to life!