Tag Archives: neutrals

Black and White Dress Up Day

1 May

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Dress: H&M (similar and unbelievably gorgeous)
Hat: Unknown (similar)
Bag: Coach (similar)
Shoes: Chinese Laundry (similar)
Watch: Micheal Kors
Belt:Unknown (similar)

Best way to beat the heat is go for light colors and hide under a wide hat. And boy has it been hot here lately. So this airy lace dress paired with the beachy sun hat worked well yesterday when I spent almost all day outside.

But the two pieces paired together looked a little too much like a pretty garden party look for my tastes. So to balance that out, I accessorized slightly less girly accessories. A studded black belt, black sandals and a chunky watch worked well to balance out girliness of the outfit.

Tip: Don’t underestimate some of the dressier pieces in your wardrobe. This dress I bought for graduation and haven’t really worn since because I didn’t feel like I had an occasion that suited it, but paired with the right accessories it worked perfectly for a simple day out.

Lately I’ve been drawn towards black and white looks (see here too) which is a little out of character for my color obsessed self, and also out of the norm of typical spring wardrobe, but there’s something so crisp and clean about black and white together.

Tip: Try an all black and white look, you may be surprised how put together the bold colors make you feel (pattern mixing makes it all the more fun).

Why Neutrals Can Be Amazing

19 May

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Dress : c/o Mfandj*
Clutch : c/o Bonne Amie Boutique*
Shoes : City Struts (similar)
Belt : Charlotte Russe (Similar)

I know I’m always obsessing about color, but neutrals also make fantastic outfits. The nice thing about wearing neutrals is that you really can call attention to the gorgeous textures and prints that you’re wearing.

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This dress and clutch are wonderful designs from Etsy sellers Mfandj and Bonne Amie Boutique. The white polka-dot print of the clutch pops perfectly against the soft gray lace dress, and the darker heels and belt balance out the spectrum of colors.

I hope to experiment with different hairstyles in the future. I’ve realized I tend to be really lazy with my hair. Do you guys have any easy favorite hairstyles?

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Bonne Amie Boutique is offering¬†the readers of Dress Up on a Cloudy Day a 10% discount on their products from now until May 30 with the code DRESSUP10 and Mfandj is offering a 10% discount from now until June 8 with the code DUCD10. Take this opportunity to check out both of these designer’s fantastic products!

* These products were given to me courtesy of (c/o) Mfandj and Bonne Amie Boutique, but all opinions and writing are of my own.