Color Blocking

I love color blocking-so retro and mod-not to mention just plain fun. I mean seriously, pairing multiple big blocks of colors together at the same time? Genius!!!  In fact, I love this trend so much, I wanted to devote an entire post to it!

But before I do, I do have a little confession to make.  It’s funny the things you learn about yourself when blogging, and I have clearly learned (in more ways than one) that I am a creature of habit.  In fact, when I decided to write about color blocking, I immediately gravitated towards red and…wait for it…pink (surprise, surprise).  But it also occurred to me that the last two posts I have shared have pretty much been about the color pink.  Fortunately, for the sake of this post, I remembered the below gorgeous royal blue and teal silk blouse hanging in my closet that I picked up when I was in Seattle a few weeks ago-a perfect example of color blocking. Thus, I made the decision not to continue to bore you with my love for pink (you’re welcome), and change things up a bit by letting shades of blue take center stage (although my yellow suede pumps do make another appearance).  Baby steps…

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Blazer:  H&M (sold out in stores)

Silk Tunic:  Forever21 (sold out in stores and online)

Leggings:  American Apparel (in stores)

Pumps:  Steve Madden (sold out)

Bracelets:  Nordstrom Rack (old)

Long Necklace:  Personal Collection of Charms

Crystal Necklace:  Sundance Catalog (sold out)

Watch:  Michael Kors c/o Macys $250 (sold out in silver, but available in bronze)

Besides the color blocking element, I also love how versatile this outfit is.  I could wear it to work, for a date with the hubs, or even for a night out on the town with the girls (would check my blazer at the door).   And since I have to dress up for work, like many of you do, I am sure, the ease of day to night can sometimes be the most important element before heading out the door when we get dressed in the morning.  If only all outfits were this simple!!

xx

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