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Cruising in Style

4 Apr

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T-Shirt: H&M (similar)
Cardigan: American Eagle (similar)
Jeans: 7 for All Mankind (similar)
Scarf: Charlotte Russe
Shoes: Abella

I promise I’ll post copious stories about my conference as soon as I get back, but until then I wanted to share one of my cruise looks with you. I wore this for our day in Catalina, and somehow I matched everything in the town! It was funny. So apparently Catalina uses a bright blue as an accent color all over the city so I matched all of the railings and window panes. And there was yellow everywhere too. I guess the city and me were made for each other.

I love these colors together because the yellow is soft enough to play a secondary role, but still bright enough that the blue doesn’t overwhelm it. And balancing the bright colors with a few neutral prints created a captivating look that is just plain fun.

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Playing with Colors and Prints

16 Oct

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Button-down: Old Navy (similar)
Cardigan: Gap (similar)
Jeans: 7 for all Mankind
Shoes: Unknown (similar)

Had so much fun playing in the playground early in the morning during this shoot. I love how fun and cheery, bright colors and print mixing can make an outfit.

Tip: When layering a cardigan or a sweater over a button-down, or anything with sleeves, cuff up the sleeves so you get a pop of color from the lower layer showing through.

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Playing with color theory again in this outfit. Yellow and blue are part of a triad on the color wheel, which you might remember me talking about in this post. That means that they complement each other well, with a perfect balance between boldness and subtlety.

This photoshoot was also shot by the amazing Bhavna’s Photography.

Fall Fashion: 5 Ways to Style Emerald

4 Oct

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Myself and some of my blogger buddies have all come together to give you some tips on how to rock this fall’s biggest trends. We’re starting this series with Pantone’s color of the year, and also one of the most popular colors on the fall 2013 runways: emerald green.

I love the richness of jewel tones in general, and their deep intensity makes them perfect for fall. Emerald green is a new vibrant addition to fall wardrobes that leans away from traditionally warmer tones, while still capturing the feel of the season.

Here are some of our favorite tips on how to incorporate emerald into your wardrobe:
1. Dress up emerald with luxurious details like leather and sparkle.
2. Pair emerald pieces with bold black and white prints to add interest to an outfit while letting color pop.
3. Don’t be afraid to layer a sweater (or top) over a more summery emerald piece to make it appropriate for fall.
4. Wear emerald elements with other rich textures that complement the opulence of the color.

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Top: Levi’s (similar)
Skirt: H&M
Scarf: Knit by yours truly (pattern here)
Belt: Unknown (similar)

Here I used my chunky emerald scarf to turn a basic outfit into one that really embodies fall. I then added an edgy belt and some dark booties to round out the look.

I love using the color emerald to dress up a look and make it more formal, and this scarf does double duty because it adds a pop of color as well as a touch of texture to any outfit.

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Also I love this skirt so much because it has side-seam pockets. I was looking at it on the rack (and didn’t realize it had pockets) and my hand slipped into the pocket when I was hunting for my size and I decided right there that I had to own it.

And don’t forget to check out the breakdowns for the rest of the fabulous emerald outfits featured in this post:

Kristina from Kristina Does the Internets

Jessica from Jeans and a Teacup

Ashley from Ash ‘n’ Fashn

Elizabeth from Undeniably, me