Coming back after a holiday break, no matter how short, feels like a new beginning. Add to that a new project and it’s time for a fresh perspective, especially when getting dressed in the morning. When I’m in this mood I prefer a relaxed and simple dress to try and hang on to that vacation feeling as long as possible. Still, bright colors and a complicated pattern give the impression of quick wit and high energy. Top it off with an equally bold and structured bag that gets down to business, plus a fun and freeing pair of strappy heels in can’t-ignore-me burgundy red. It’s the new start to a new day and a fresh slate. Couldn’t we all use that once and while?