Styled | We Are Red Hot


My brothers and I went to a two-week sports camp in the Laurel Mountains of Pennsylvania, aptly titled, Summer’s Best Two Weeks. During the years between 1993 and 2005, between one to all three of us were dropped off to spend time in the great outdoors. The 350 campers were divided into two teams: Romans and Galatians. My oldest brother was chosen to be a Roman his first summer…and a Roman family we became.

Our team color was red (the Galatians are blue) and throughout the year I would collect red items: shirts, shorts, shoes, bandanas etc. I lived and breathed red. My red collection has waned over the years, but when I saw this shirt on a rack, I knew it was time to reconnect with this color.

My closet is mostly filled with neutrals but I find it useful to keep a few colorful pieces for days when I need a pop. You can’t be having a bad day when wearing red!



At camp, outside food wasn’t allowed (in case of wild animals sneaking into our cabins) but some campers would sneak in Koolaide to dye their hair blue or red for the big wrestling meet! There were several competitions over the two-week period, but the wrestling meet was the kickoff — the big team spirit night: face paint was supplied in the art room, all the while a myriad of red and blue articles were strewn about the cabins as we all hurried to represent our team well.

We shouted cheers across the sidelines throughout the night. “We are RED HOT, we are RED HOT!” 

I have a feeling our chants scared away any potential critters!




Nudie Jeans (similar) | Armani Exchange Blouse (similar) | Old Navy Clogs (similar)

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30 thoughts on “Styled | We Are Red Hot”

    1. Is there a specific one you’ll send her to? Thank you, Amy! I don’t wear it often, but I do really like the color. I love wearing red lipstick too but it is a bit of a commitment color.

  1. You look positively radiant in red! And are you ready for this….I am afraid to wear red clothes…even though I have RED HAIR. ??!?! Makes perfect sense right? 😛 I am in PA, are you in PA too?

  2. This color (and silhouette) is so great on you! I’ve always been kind of scared of wearing red, but this makes me want to. And I love the idea of a camp called Summer’s Best Two Weeks – sounds so fun.

  3. I love pops of red in an outfit. The red top and those jeans look amazing on you. Sounds like a very interesting camp. I love the names of the teams, Romans and Galatians. Was it a Christian camp? Hopping over from What I Wore linkup.

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