My first use of it was conservative. A peek of bright sequinny red from under a cardigan. Today, I headed in the other direction -- bold, open display. In contemplating this look, two things came to mind.
First, sophisticated bloggers have taught me that when dressing boldly, you can show skin up top or down below but not in both places; doing that is too much and looks trashy. So I decided to expose my arms and shoulders but conceal my legs behind opaque black tights.
Second, red reminds me of Christmas and, hey!, we're only two weeks away from that, so why not tailor this look to the holiday. I added red booties to complete the outfit.
What do you think? Do you ever dress to match the holidays?