Friday, December 10, 2010

Color Collision

Shirt: Urban Outfitters, $10 // Sweater: Thrifted, $1 // Jeans: Forever 21, $15 // Shoes: Merona via Plato's Closet, $6 // Earrings: Courtesy of Awava // Armwarmers (see below): On loan from KitMit

While I love bold colors, I tend to use them fairly conservatively by pairing them with neutrals. Lately, though, I've had the urge to mash up bright hues to create crazy combinations. This ensemble started with these gorgeous beaded earrings from LOLA participant Awava, a fair trade organization that provides economic empowerment to women in Uganda. From there I added the blue cardigan and fuchsia shoes. All in all, it's a pretty basic outfit, but the colors make it feel fun!


Now that we're in the thick of winter, keeping warm has become a priority. Luckily, there are lots of cute outerwear and accessory options out there, like these adorable handmade armwarmers by LOLA artist KitMit!

13 comments:

upatreecupatea said...

love these photos! I'm in a color mixing mood as well. Lots of mints, blues, greens and greys in my wardrobe this week.

stay warm! :)

TrophyBoutique said...

Your new hair color looks amazing with the blue sweater.
xo
Laurel

From Suns To Moons said...

Lovely! I say, you can go even bolder and brighter in your palette. Now that you're a blond, icy blues will make you the perfect Hitchcockian heroine.

Chelsea said...

Love the picture with the gloves. I'd like to do the same, if only the weather would cooperate.

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veronika, tick tock vintage. said...

i love those earrings! they look beautiful with your new hair color.

Kellie W. said...

Cute armwarmers!

Shallow Mallow said...

Awesome handwarmers :)
Looking great!

amberly said...

Whenever you wear the white amazing collar shirt from Urban, I am so jealous!!! I've been searching in thrift stores for something similar since you first got it at the $10 sale, but had no luck, just a lot of mediocre white shirts...

Between Laundry Days said...

Oh my gosh, that last pictures is SO cute. SOOO cute!

emilypanda said...

I'm really loving all the colors in your posts lately! Brightens my grey winter days :)

Emily//TheLesserPanda

Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...

That last picture is sooo cute!

A La Mode et Plus! said...

I like the shoes! They add such a nice pop of color.

Eli said...

reallllllly cute. Love the earrings with the sjoes!