Monday, December 30, 2013

Street Style: City Brights

Today's post is an example of how sometimes an outfit can come together without any planning. I woke up, was running late for work, and needed to get ready in a hurry. I picked the tomato red blazer first, due to the slight chill in the air. Then I decided I wanted to wear it with a dress versus looking for separates, i.e a top and a bottom. As clear as day it popped into my head that I had the thought sometime ago of wearing this mustard beauty, but transitioning it into a fall piece. I instantly knew what color tights and shoes I would wear with it. Now to pick a scarf. Should it be another bold color or a neutral? I decided on my idea of a neutral, black & white (as seen here, here, and here).

Oftentimes I have in mind what I will wear a week or so in advance. Years ago, I actually kept a journal of what I wore so that everything stayed in even rotation; A clear sign of way too many clothes! At present, every now and then, I don't have something planned to wear.  Or, I decide the morning of, I don't feel like wearing what I had planned to wear.  Perhaps nothing else speaks to me, i.e the dreaded: "I have nothing to wear" syndrome... :)

The spontaneous method is a hit or miss for me. Sometimes while searching for a last minute, pulled together look, I end up wearing something that I have recently worn because I can't seem to think of anything else.

How about you? Do you find that your best style creations are planned, or spontaneous?

Wool blazer: Pendleton (Vintage, thrifted)
Scarf: Gifted, from Iraq
Dress: Miss Sixty (Also seen here)
Tights: Hue (Similar here)
Shoes: Nine West (Seen here and here)
Handbag: Kate Spade (Seen here and here)


  1. Oh I love the bright colors all together, your outfit came out great! I think those times when you don't have anything planned you can create really great outfits and yours is a great example! :)


    1. Thanks Nina! I just love it when it works out, versus me standing in my closet thinking I have nothing to wear for 30 minutes, LOL!!!

  2. Spontaneous dressing certainly works well for you and I love it all. It was such a Joy to meet you this year, wishes for a Happy 2014!

    1. Thank you Neti!! I am so happy to have met you as well and I look forward to seeing what the future brings!!!

  3. I love this colour matching!
    Have a wonderful 2014!
    Oriana xxx

  4. OMG! Tons of colors! :)
    I think it's really cool for adding some happiness to winter outfits, usually really grey and black... D:
    Cool, see ya!


    1. Thanks Amanda!! I'm so happy to have met you over on Beau Coo ;) I love color, especially in the winter!

  5. I'm in love with all the bright colors and color blocking…so cute! I have to say that my best outfits are always spontaneous which works for me because almost all of the time I wait until the last minute lol….I'm such a procrastinator at times.


    1. Aw, thanks Tye! Wow, I wish I had more success with spontaneity! Although I am a life long procrastinator (LOL), I generally have a good idea of what I will wear ahead of time :D

  6. Gorgeous bold colours! I love that red blazer! Happy New Year! :)


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