Little Red Dress

November 2, 2017


loving this plaid poncho this fall - M Loves M @marmar

Can you believe it’s November?! I seriously can’t. Most of the time I still feel like it’s August. Maybe because it was just in the 90s last week! But I have to say I am so happy November is here. It feels like we’re now officially in the holiday season. Matthew and I have a couple holiday parties we’re attending this year, and one we’re hosting, and I’m already thinking about what to wear. While a black dress is always a classic, I have to say, I’m a big proponent of the little red dress. While I know a lot of people reach for the darker colors, I love love love a bold red. It’s festive and perfect for this time of year. You’ll stand out in the best way too! This little red dress is under $150 and has such a feminine silhouette. I’m also rounding up a bunch of other little red dresses that won’t break the bank below!

paired a neutral plaid poncho over this little red dress - M Loves M @marmar a stunning bright red dress for the fall and upcoming holidays Toning down this bright dress with a black bag and neutral poncho love the versatility of this dress love these strappy suede heels with bright colored dresses a perfect dress for date night with my man - M Loves M @marmar i rarely wear black bags but love the contrast with this red dress this dress is so pretty even without anything layered on, such a statement piece! - M Loves M @marmar this dress would be so stunning for a holiday party

poncho {on sale} . dressheels {under $35!} . similar bag {same style} . sunglasses . lipstick in Scarlett

Another color in the red family I love is burgundy. I can’t wait to wear this lace midi again. I also love this floral and velvet dress that I wore last month. It’s so beautiful on!

I’m definitely looking forward to all the fun festivities this season will bring. What about you? I’m also curious, when is it acceptable to start decorating for Christmas? Usually I wait until after Thanksgiving but this year I’m so tempted to start earlier!

Also, in case you’re looking for other red dress options, I found a bunch that are under $150! There were a few I loved that were slightly over but I wanted to keep it fair, so I didn’t include them. Would love to know how you feel about red dresses? Love? Indifferent?


Also, there are some awesome sales going on right now that I wanted to share with you!


Shopbop is having a SECRET Sale. I love how they say it’s secret when it’s really not. But they’re having a sale of 40% off select styles! I really love. This bag is a knock-off of the Chanel one for way less! This bag is a cult-fave and on sale. And you can’t beat the fit and price of these jeans!  Shop the sale items here!

World Market is having a 40% off all furniture sale! I’m super excited because I was just looking at this desk for my office! Also, I really love this white ladder for decor. So so cute and would be fun to use in the bathroom and hang towels on it. Shop the rest of the sale here!

J.Crew is offering 25% off coats and boots, which is perfect timing considering our recent drop in temperatures! This coat in sandstone is stunning! And I would totally wear these suede booties all season long! Shop the rest of the sale items here!

Happy Thursday everyone!

photos by Priscilla Frey

  • mybeautrip .com

    This dress is full of energy. Love red shade on you!


  • Natali

    Good Lord Mara, you’re looking like a Hollywood star here, very much like a modern day Audrey Hepburn!

    • awww Natali you are sooo sweet and your comment totally brightened my day. Thank you!!

      • Natali

        You deserved it sweetie! 🙂

  • I love red on you. This dress is particularly pretty because of the long sleeves, which is perfect for autumn. I actually don’t have a red dress in my wardrobe.

    Mich x

    • I really really love the sleeves too!! I bet red would look gorgeous on you Mich!!

  • You look stunning in red.


    • thanks Rachelle! You’re always so sweet. I love red!

  • Loving this red dress! You look gorgeous!

    xo, Carey

    • thank you Carey! You’re so nice and I appreciate your sweet comment!

  • Rach

    I can’t believe it is November! This red dress is so pretty for the holidays! Such a perfect hostess outfit!

    • I can’t even believe it’s November! This year has really flown by!

  • Louis Dupond

    Very elegant outfit and the sandals are superb 😉

  • I’m loving the red dress! I feel like you do such an awesome job putting together festive outfits for the holidays. I’m not sure if that’s what you were going for, but I am already in that spirit!

    xoxo Mollie

    • aww yay! Thank you Mollie! I’m so excited for holiday time!

  • Shantall Melody Franco

    Red looks great on you! I can’t wait to decorate for Christmas it’s my favorite time of year . I’m sure your Holiday party will be a hit 😉

  • Mallory Thompson

    Mara, you look so gorgeous in red! Can’t wait to see more holiday looks on you!

    • Thank you so much Mallory!! You’re so sweet. Shooting another holiday look tomorrow!

  • Girl! This dress and lip color are stunning on you!! Red is totally your color.

    • aw thank you Megan!! that is so nice of you! i love this shade of red!

  • You look AMAZING in red, Mara! I love your Chanel!!! And it’s acceptable to put decorations together now if you want! It’s your house! Christmas lights on the house on the other hand, maybe the week of Thanksgiving??? I adore red and wore a ton of it in high school. I had enough to wear red to school every day for a month, lol! Now, my favorite colors are black, grey and nudes/nude pinks…but I still like red!

    She Sweats Diamonds

    • I put some up today! I couldn’t help it! It was also for a shoot and I don’t want to take them down, bu Christmas decor just makes me so so happy!

  • Great look!

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