The Bee’s Knees

Sed Bona Plaid Blanket Scarf OutfitRay-Ban Wayfarer Folding Tortoise Shell Sunglasses“Red is the great clarifier — bright, cleansing and revealing, it makes all colors beautiful. I can’t imagine becoming bored with red — it would be like becoming bored with the person you love”
— Diana Vreeland

Gold Bee Ring Camel Small Alexander McQueen HeroineSed Bona Autumn Plaid ScarfLK Bennett London Red Sledge Pumps Heels Alexander McQueen Small Heroine Purse Blanket ScarfZara Plaid Blanket Scarf and Gold Bee RingAutumn Leaves on BrickDress – Trina Turk ‘Monarch’ (previously seen in my Crain’s Business Model shoot here, no longer available but is usually offered most seasons)
Jacket – Express ‘Minus the’ Leather Peplum (old, new season available here)
Scarf – Zara (a different color-palette from this Zara blanket scarf, available here)
Purse – Alexander McQueen (as seen here and here, sold out but on sale in red here)
Heels – LK Bennett (as seen previously here, not currently available but similar here and here)
Sunglasses – Ray-Ban Folding ‘Wayfarer’ (here)
Nails – OPI ‘Ice-Bergers and Fries’ (a rich milk chocolate shade, here)
Lips – Kevyn Aucoin Matte ‘Eternal’ (as seen here, available here)
Ring – Gold & Ruby Bee Ring (antique inherited from my grandmother)

There’s something so powerful about the color red — especially when it comes to red lipstick. Finding the right shade can be tricky but once you do, the charisma you instantly feel each time you wear it is incomparable. No matter how little sleep you had or how over-whelmed you may be with work, when you wear red lipstick, you are ready for anything! It’s like war paint, preparing you to do battle with the world even on those days when you would just rather curl back up in bed. Red is particularly lovely in fall too since it compliments all the incredible color of the changing leaves. #FallWarPaint

This gold bee ring is also very special because it was a rather personal gift from my grandmother. She and I both share a deep interest in all things apiary so she gifted this ring to me after my grandfather had gifted it to her years and years ago. It’s very unique as far as bee rings go since the bee is actually standing on little golden legs on top of the actual ring. Like a ruby-eyed bee just landed on your finger and was forever preserved in a sort of gilded cage. It’s a delicate piece but one of my favorite treasures to mix into my fall wardrobe.

Many thanks to beautiful Katharine for these photos!

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