Friday, May 19, 2017

Let's Go Steady Again


Watch: c/o HERE 💨now offering watch engraving| Hat: Nordstrom, similar HERE| Statement necklace: Nairobi, Kenya| Top: Zara (worn HERE)
Pants: c/o HERE (size up 1)| Shoes: Vince Camuto, another option HERE (apparently this color is hard to come by now)


Alongside my very first style love, vintage fashion - lies a close runner up: bold color. If you know me personally, or have been following my style blog over the years, you may have become accustomed to seeing me clothed in bold color. However, as is the inevitable for a personality such as mine (I like to switch things up), over the years I observed a noticeable shift. What do I mean?
Well, prior to my move to the west coast, I only had a handful of black colored clothing in my possession. However, within the last two years or so, I have acquired a considerable number of black dresses/jackets/skirts/pants. My wardrobe is organized/grouped by color - I can clearly distinguish what’s what. Each month when I do my necessary closet purge (I try to follow a one in, one out rule – donating my rejects), I notice how my wardrobe has changed. What was once a vintage saturated inventory boasting every bold color and pattern, now more so consists of modern investment pieces, a dash of trends (because of the brands I work with), glimmers of vintage (hats/dresses/bags/jewelry), and a new adequate supply of dark clothing. I had to ask myself, why the shift?
Of course, there are a few reasons, but one stood out in the center of them all: The more that mainstream fashion/the blogger world became saturated with bold colors, the less interested I was in wearing them! LOL! 
But where does that leave my love for bold color?
Basically, I took a break from it. I needed time to reassess and revamp my style intentions. Alas the time has passed, and I’m back! I’ve reinvigorated my love for bold color by challenging myself to experiment with unique color combinations 😊 Today’s look is one example of such. Like who thinks to pair yellow, burgundy, and cobalt together?! Thanks to my trusty Pinterest account, I am restocked with a plethora of ideas for color loving combinations 💓 I am so happy to be back together!
Have you noticed me sporting a new wood watch in my posts over the last month? Here's the scoop: I got it (FIELDCREST series) from my pals at JORD Wood Watches, whom now offers custom wood engraving! Watches are ideal graduation gifts– top that with an engraved gift – you are now equipped with a perfect touch of sentiment & meaning!
When I thought about exactly what I wanted to have engraved on the back of my watch, something that I constantly tell myself came to mind. Live in each moment, enjoy every single second possible, leave worry/planning in its proper place. After all, there is only one moment, exactly like this one.
Score this great gift for the grad in your life + check out all that JORD has to offer HERE.

Until next time Babes,
XO

21 comments:

  1. Love this colorful look! So fun against that polka dot wall!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  2. YES! You already know that I am going to smiling when I see this outfit. Not that you do not look Fantastic wearing every darn thing, but vivid colors just speak to me more. Enjoy. .

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    1. Melanin was made for vivid colors!!! Thank you Neti :)

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  3. You look beautiful! I love the colors together. Pinterest is such a great place to find inspiration and get ideas on fashion!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  4. You look amazing!! Love all the bright colors!

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  5. Wow! What a curves! You are very beautiful lady!

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  6. You look amazing dear!! :D I followed your blog! Kiss

    The Brunette's TofuInstagram

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  7. I love wearing bold colors, too! Thanks for sharing this with us at #FridayFrivolity this week!

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    1. Thank you Lisa!! Bold colors are LIFE!

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  8. This look is absolutely beautiful! I love the yellow and burgundy colors together!

    Rachel's Lookbook

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  9. My goodness! I would never think of this color pairing but it totally works! You're a genius!

    xoxo from Napa Valley!

    Paulina | Shenska

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    1. Thank you very much Paulina!! I get so many ideas from pinterest browsing :)

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  10. Yassss!!! That's all I have to say!

    Edwige | http://www.hypnozglam.com

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  11. Great look! The hat is the icing on the cake. Great statement. Thanks for joining the Top of the World Style linkup party.

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