White House Black Market: black and white and red all over
Yesterday I opened an e-mail that declared, "RED IS THE NEW BLACK." I am so sick of things being "the new black." Gray is the new black. Green is the new black. The 2010 Toyota Prius is the new black. What?!
Then I gave myself a once-over, top to bottom: red and black earrings, red and black necklace, red T-shirt, gray skirt with red pinstripes and red peep-toe flats.
Huh. Perhaps red is the new black. So I kept reading.
The e-mail was an ad for White House Black Market, which is touting its new crop of crimson merchandise. A few months ago, Deal Diva Letitia raged against WHBM for expanding its color palate, and she's really gonna lose it when she sees what they've added for fall: a sanguine wrap ($48), a rosy chiffon pin for a pop of color ($25), a faux-croc handbag ($58) with matching clutch ($28), belt ($58) and strappy heels ($88). Plus there's a small selection of scarlet jewelry ($20.40-$37.40) and my faves, this sassy two-toned halter and ultra-feminine flowery one ($88 each).
Letitia, forgive me, but I want these tops -- preferably a few months from now on the clearance rack at the Ellenton WHBM, but still. I want them. Is that so wrong?
I realize buying a red blouse at White House Black Market is like ordering the grilled chicken at KFC. It's surreal. But a splash of color goes great with WHBM's basics. Plus black, white and red are a fool-proof combo that easily transitions from summer to fall.
So I'm taking this to the masses. Divas, will you partake of WHBM's colorful new offerings? Or will you put the store's red merch on your blacklist?
~ Deal Diva Dalia
Photos: White House Black Market