It’s the Chinese New Year Collaboration

Chinese New Year with Red & Gold.

Red & Gold for the Chinese New Year: Glamming It Up With Sheela & Eve

Quote of the day: “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.” Proverb

The Chinese New Year may not be on your calendar as an anticipated holiday, but why not take the opportunity to celebrate? If you are aware of this feast, then you might realize that it started last week. But since this festivity lasts for 2 weeks, and we had to work this around our busy schedules, we are good to go to celebrate with these outfits!!  Besides you could also interpret them as fabulous Valentine Day outfits!

Since Sheela & Eve are of Chinese nationality, you can probably guess that this was their brain child. But you should know by now, that I’m always up for a challenge and enjoy styling different kinds of variety to a theme!

We are talking about the year of the rooster for 2017, so if that doesn’t get you cockadoodledooing, I don’t know what will?!! Hopefully these glammed up outfits will bring a smile to your face and some ideas of how to gussy up your red and gold!

Eve (The World According to Eve): Let’s talk about how Eve & my mother are basically wearing the same items! A red dress & gold topper! This is why I love our collaborations. It’s more proof that style is ageless!

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Sheela (Sheela Writes): This wonderful, lace dress is a knockout on Sheela. And isn’t it perfect how it matches her hair color! What a standout!

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Red Lace Dress – Cynthia Rowley~~Necklace – gifted~~Gold Booties –

Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: I discovered when getting ready for this series, that I have no shortage of red & gold in my closet. On top of that, I love being able to glam it up with outfits!! To me, it’s so fun to get all dressed up, even if I’m just posing for blog pictures behind the strip mall…LOL (full disclosure–I did wear this to church that evening, so it did get appreciated)! So here I am in a gold, sequinned skirt, and red silk blouse (with hidden layers under it to keep warm).

Chinese New Year with Red & Gold.

I had gotten this faux fur wrap from my book club holiday party exchange and figured it would be the perfect accessory to this outfit. Who doesn’t remember their mom or grandma sporting a fur wrap when going out for a special night? And if you didn’t see it on your relatives, I certainly remember seeing it in the older movies! So that’s what I felt like in this! And the wrap has pockets…you can see me  playing around with them in the last photo of me below.

Chinese New Year with Red & Gold.

I’ve been so much more conscious of trying to style my brooches since we just recently styled an entire series around the little items. This could be another addition to adding them to our accessories, here, and it has a function. I pinned them (there are 2 side by side) such that it acts to keep the wrap closed together!

Chinese New Year with Red & Gold.

Since I had the brooches as my bling, I didn’t add in a necklace, but I did wear my sparkly snowflake like earrings, that my Aunt Nancy bought me! The skirt has been worn quite a bit on this blog, the last time was for our Christmas collaboration, here.

Chinese New Year with Red & Gold.

Skirt: INC-thrifted (similar here pleated or here plain)~~Blouse: The Gap (similar here as a wrap version)~~Boots: Diba (similar here without the ruching)~~Fur Wrap: Restoration Hardware—I know, right? (similar here in navy)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Headband: (similar here)

Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: This series about gold and red was the most challenging for Nancy’s closet. She has a good amount of red, but very little gold in her clothing items. Thus for her dress up look, we went with all red and used the gold in her jewelry.

Chinese New Year with Red & Gold.

I wanted to add in a little spunkiness by having Nancy wear her leopard wedges! For those of you interested, she is wearing nude hose in this photo. It was quite nippy outside, and I know many older women feel more comfortable in some kind of hosiery.

Chinese New Year with Red & Gold.

Nancy does have quite a bit of gold jewelry, so that made the accessory part of this outfit easy. I pinned on a brooch since I’ve been more in the habit lately. This in part, because our latest brooch series that you can visit here, here & here.

Chinese New Year with Red & Gold.

Nancy was having a fun time taking these photos! It reminds me of the movie “The Woman in Red!”

Chinese New Year with Red & Gold.

Dress: Peter Ngyard (similar here)~~Cardigan: Zen Knits (similar here)~~Shoes: Franco Sarto (similar here)~~Brooch: (similar here)~~Necklaces: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelets: (similar here)

Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: Since both mom and Nancy had red dresses in their closets, it makes me wonder if this is a common item in most women’s wardrobe? I could see how it’d be very versatile. We styled this same one for mom in our first holiday party series, here, here & here. And then how perfect for Valentine’s Day too!

Chinese New Year with Red & Gold.

Check out this stunning purse, mom is toting along for the post. I actually borrowed it right after seeing it here, for a date night!! The funny thing? It’s actually a jewelry box that mom picked up at Tuesday Morning awhile ago. Isn’t that so smart? Because there’s plenty of room in in for my phone and essentials!!

Chinese New Year with Red & Gold.

For mom’s accessories we piled on some gold pieces, and then she chose the red, print scarf. It’s a little hard to see in these photos, but she’s actually wearing 2 earrings at once. The long dangly ones are separate from the gold swirl. The swirl earrings just wrap around the ear canal and wrap around the lobe. I’m sure there is a name for them; however, I just don’t know it?!!

Chinese New Year with Red & Gold.

The gold jacket my mom wore in her Christmas Memories post. It’s a very boxy jacket, and there was a suggestion to take it in on the sides, but my mom decided to leave it as is.

Chinese New Year with Red & Gold.

Dress: Liz Claiborne (similar here)~~Jacket: Blair (similar here in a faux leather)~~Boots: (similar here)~~Scarf: (similar here)~~Purse: (similar here in fabric)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Ring: (similar here)

I may say it all the time, but I mean it all the time—thank you so much for reading! 

Charlotte’s photography by Kari Strand Photography

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  • You all look wonderful! I love red and pairing it with gold looks fab. Using the jewellery box as a bag is such a great idea!

    Emma xxx

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Emma!!

  • pabbe

    Loved those danglers 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Pabbe!

  • Nikki Frank-Hamilton

    I must confess, I don’t have a red dress in my closet, but I think, after seeing this, I need to get one! You look so adorable in your outfit, love that gold skirt and the red really makes it pop. And the fur wrap is so cool. Nancy’s dress hemline is one of my favorites, I don’t have anything with cutouts like this and I have been admiring them. And the purse/jewelry box? Love it!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      What? No red dress, Nikki? I’d actually call that a fashion emergency!! I’ll be right out to go shopping with you!! It’ll be a blast!!! (i guess it might help to know where you live, LOL)
      Thanks for the wonderful, lovely thoughts!! It really makes our day!!

      • Nikki Frank-Hamilton

        Ha! That would be so much fun! I’m in Indiana, where are you?

        • Jodie Filogomo

          Really!! I’m in Denver, Colorado.
          But both my mom & step mom are originally from Indiana!! My mom lived in Kokomo and Nancy lived in Michigan City!! I actually grew up in Toledo, Ohio!!
          Mom and I just went back to Manchester about 2 years ago to see some relatives, but she doesn’t think she’ll travel back again—I keep telling her to never say never!

  • ADA

    Who comes up with the ideas for these collabs?! I love this one of you beauties celebrating the Chinese New Year. I love red and a red dress is my favorite thing to wear. Check out next week’s Thursday Moda for a red dress. Love your outfit and how you added the brooches – old glamour. Also your mom looks fantastic! This is one of my favorite styled collaborations where all five of you look stunning!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      This idea was all Sheela’s brainpower, Ada!!
      It’s totally fun to get in on an idea that you never thought of!!
      Thanks for such a positive comment—I really appreciate it!

  • Happy Chines New Year – Year of Fire Rooster. You look great! All of you. I really can’t choose my favorite one this time. o) Thank you for linking up with My Red Carpet.

    Anna xoxo

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Anna!!

  • CathyLynchLawdanski

    I love red and gold. You all look fabulous! Great theme!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Cathy!!

  • I love this theme. You all look so amazing in red, and I love your fur vest!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Annessa!!

  • Love these Chinese New Year outfits! You all look amazing! =)

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Cielo!!

  • dan

    I am a fan of faux fur accessories and love your wrap! A feminine way to keep your shoulders warm…the skirt and earrings are very nice…beautiful Chinese-style brooch in theme for the celebration!
    Your mom’s purse is cute!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Dan!!

  • Nicole Mölders

    Thanks for linking up to the Ageless Style Linkup!

  • Jacqueline Rendine

    What a great reason to celebrate! Love all the red!
    Stylin In St. Louis

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jacqueline!!

  • Judy Gramith

    Red and gold are such lush, jewel tones and I think together they have a royal vibe. I also think they bring out lovely flesh tones regardless of ethnicity!
    All of you are splendidly rockin the red.
    Love your introduction photo Jodie. Looks like you almost blew away!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I have to admit, I don’t think I’d have put these colors together myself!! Yet I love gold & red individually!!
      Thanks for the love!!

  • Such glam outfits for Chinese New year! How festive

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Michelle!! It’s so fun to get all dressed up sometimes!!

  • Laura

    Red and cold are such pretty colors to pair together! I love the outfits you came up with! Your fur wrap is so glamorous!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Laura—it’s funny because I don’t think I would have thought about this combination on my own. I’ve paired burgundy with the gold, but not red!!

  • Wow! Everyone looks so amazing in their attire! Gold and red is such a nice combo.


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Liz!!

  • Everyone is looking as fine as wine in celebration of Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day – but keep that snow over there! #Agelessstylelinkup

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Ha ha, Antionette!! You get plenty of snow, don’t you in Delaware?

  • Rebecca Diemer-Mclellan

    Love this post and the fact that you use all ages of beautiful models!!! As a senior citizen it is nice to see clothes on people my age. And of course red and gold is always fabulous!!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I have to agree Rebecca. For some reason, it’s so nice to see outfits on people that I can relate with!! In fact, there’s a new campaign starting for women over 50, that you’ll read about on the blog here in a couple of weeks!! At least for me, the hope is that companies will start using older models!!
      Thanks so much for giving your voice to this!!

  • Your mom’s look is so on point! Stopping by from the #RaRaLinkup
    ~Sherry Stahl

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Sherry!! That will make her day to read that!!

  • You all look like you’re in the mood for dancing! Great theme. My highlights: your fur wrap and brooches, Mom’s bag, Nancy’s gold jewelry. Now you mention it, I DO have a red dress but although it’s been in the wardrobe for 2 years, I’ve never worn it! I need to put pressure on Mr Mutton for us to go somewhere glamorous for a change!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      What???? That’s shocking that you have a dress and have never worn it!! Valentine’s day is right around the corner—let me suggest dinner?? Ha ha!!
      Thanks for the kind words, too, Gail. I know mom & Nancy will just love reading them!!

  • Lovely looks! That jewelery box is to cute! What a fabulous Idea!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Isn’t that brilliant, Nancy? It makes me want to go to the store, just to see the options!!

  • Mary Kalpos

    Ohh all that red is really gorgeous. My favorite is your mom’s outfit. We should start a fan club for her! 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Awww, Mary!! That’s the sweetest thing ever!! She’ll be on cloud 9 after reading this!!

  • Neha 14wow

    Wow Great Post….xo, Neha

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Neha!!

  • Of course everybody looks good, you are professionals. But this time Nancy steals the show for me. That red dress is very flattering on her. Looks terrific. And please thank her for the “hands” 😘.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      How nice, Greetje!!
      You’ll make her day with that comment!!
      And it’s cute that she’s having fun while taking photos, right?

  • Charlotte’s outfit is my favorite!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Jeanne!! My mom will be tickled pink that you said that!!

  • Oh, you ladies are just so stylish! I love red and gold combination. x

    Ann-Marie |

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Ann-Marie!!

  • Wow this coat is so fabulous! Love this dressy looks!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Laura!!

  • Love the color combination. You ladies look great!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Aracely!!

  • Neha 14wow

    Beautiful Post…xo, Neha

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Neha!

  • Love that old school Hollywood glam!!! 🙂 Such great outfits! 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Stephanie!!

  • I love the gold and red together. Your mom is so lovely!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Lisa!!
      My mom will be tickled pink to hear you say that!!

  • Love this idea of doing red and gold to celebrate the new year! All looks are amazing and dying over that box bag that your mom has. It’s a work of art!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Isn’t that box just so pretty, Katherine??
      I really did borrow it for a night, but she has so many, that maybe I need to give it a new home, ha ha!!

  • How fun! Red and gold or tan has always been one of my favorite combinations.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It does seem to play well together, right?
      Thanks Amy!!

  • I am absolutely LOVING all these fabulous stylish women. The addition of brooches is such a great idea!

    Sarah Bell and I are hosting our first link-up today! We’d love if you would stop by and add your amazing links!

    Glass of Glam

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much for the invite Roxanne!!
      I’m there!!

  • jess

    Jodie, that stole! love it , a very nice gift and it looks amazing with the brooches. The gold skirt so fancy! I love everyone’s looks as gold and red do look so sdressy and festive. What a cool idea about the jewelry box as a purse, Ill have to remember that!
    have a great week!
    jess xx

    • Jodie Filogomo

      And the best thing about that jewelry box (as opposed to some of my vintage clutches) is that my iphone fits in it with no problem!!
      Thanks for the love, Jess!!

  • I would never think of red and gold together Jodie. All of you look great, including Sheela and Eva. I love Sheela’s blog too. I actually only own one red tunic, so for whatever reason, I am not drawn to red. Actually, I’ve never thought about that before. I really love your skirt and feel inspired to not save those glittery items just for the holidays but to bring them out all year. Keep it up ladies!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Julia!!
      It really is more fun to wear all of the fun things we have—because what are we saving it for–the grave, LOL??!!
      I’m shocked you don’t have much red in your closet—I would think it would look great with your complexion!!

  • Queen of Rods

    You’ve styled everyone so well again, Jodie. Nancy’s leopard shoes are perfect with her dress. However, your mom’s handbag is the standout item today. What a great idea!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Isn’t that a terrific idea for a handbag? My mom is constantly amazing me at some of the items she uses!! Who wouldn’t thunk???

      • Queen of Rods

        Well….I will now confess that I’ve been known to carry a Barbie doll case as a handbag from time to time 🙂 (Don’t tell anybody)

        • Jodie Filogomo

          Your secret is safe with me—although it’s quite brilliant, Janet!!

  • donnaduck

    Love a red dress, but I don’t currently have one in my closet 🙁 However, I think you three look great in yours! I was just thinking this morning, “hmm, Valentine’s Day is a week away and I have no idea what I’ll wear…” Didn’t give Chinese New Year a thought, but now that I see you all in red and gold, and how nice it looks, I think I might be able to pair up some items I own and pull off an outfit! Thanks for the inspiration, Jodie!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I think red is one of those colors that is quite stunning on most people (of course, there are many different shades of red—but still!!). And it’s still fun to pull out the expected colors for V-Day!!
      I’m not even sure I would think to put gold & red together except for Sheela’s urging—but it’s an interesting combination!! Have fun with it and let me know what you came up with!!

  • Tina von tinaspinkfriday

    Oh a great post Jodie. All Ladys look soo fabulous. Love the red colour and your very cute chinese brooch. Hach!
    xoxo Tina

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Tina!!

  • Mireille

    Every one of you looks lovely! Red and gold is a beautiful combination!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Mireille!!

  • Amy D. Christensen

    You ladies, all look fabulous! Love Eve and Sheila’s outfits, so chic and class! And all three of you….there are not even words for how pretty you all look. Red and gold is a winning mix! A job well done! – Amy

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Amy!!
      I always think it’s so fun to get gussied up!! Maybe just that fact, makes us look nice?

  • Jodie, you knocked this out of the park! All the ladies look gorgeous and the other bloggers you featured do too! Love this!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Carrie—everyone will love to hear those kind words!!