Seeing Red

I was staring at my haggard reflection on the subway the other day and realized that I rarely have time to dress up. Coming from the chick who used to schlep her bags wearing 3-inch heels in high school (I still wonder why), I’ve disappointed myself in the fashion department as of late.

With that said, I decide to do it up a bit—quite literally. Like most, I’m loving black and white for spring, but I wanted to add spice with tomato-red trousers. The result? A work-appropriate outfit that could translate to a dinner meeting or night out. With my crazy schedule, comfort is key. These pants are soft and barely wrinkle despite endless subway rides and sitting in meetings.

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For those of you who checked out Instagram and messaged me to ask how I created my colossal bun, I’ll let you in on a secret: Theodore Leaf’s Top Knot Kit. He exposed me to this little beauty when he visited Glamour to give our staffers a trim (yes, that occurred in our office). Now, I can’t live without it when I’m in the mood to get my ballerina on.

Bluebird trousers (similar style here—so affordable!), Zara blouse (similar style here), Elizabeth and James T-straps, Rebecca Minkoff Mini M.A.C., vintage chain link necklace, Jennifer Zeuner Theresa necklace and Catbird stacking rings.

Quick wrinkle-related footnote: This is the best steamer ever.