October 21, 2011

Today's Everyday Fashion: Candy Colors

What struck me about this inspiration photo is the pop of black. Pastels are often viewed as summer or spring colors, but I think her look is perfect for a sunny fall day! Of course, when I went to re-create I totally wussed out and couldn't bring myself to wear black shoes (it looked way funny). Nevertheless I'm loving both versions and wearing this is like walking around covered in candy. And who doesn't like candy? Tell me - do you wear candy colors? Does this look make you crave cotton candy?

Inspiration photo: Hanneli
Sweater: Express, really old
Shirt: Express, really old
Skirt: LOFT, $55
Belt: Joe's Jeans c/o Marshall's, $20
Shoes: Coach via Marshall's, $70
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Earrings: c/o Mikel Maia

1. YOOK green skirt, $25
2. Target pink sweater, $39.99
3. American Apparel green skirt, $36


  1. I love this! It's so fun and colourful and takes away from the normally darker tones of fall. Very refreshing! 

  2. Love the look! And that pink cardigan is on sale today at Target for 20% + free shipping...woohoo! 

  3. This is a fun and soft look with all the pale colors.  I don't like cotton candy, but I do like this outfit! 

    You should have tried the outfit with the black shoes and maybe paired it with the black belt. It might not have looked so funny to you if you had matching accessories?

  4. Stephanie_walter0409October 21, 2011 at 9:45 AM

    Have you used your last Chinese Laundry groupon yet?  I am still trying to decide what to use it on, and I was wondering if you had any suggestions???


  5. The black looks right on the inspiration photo because of her hair.  The brown looks better with your outfit because of *your* hair.

  6. Um, I always crave cotton candy.  :)  I love the look with your brown/cognac accessories!

  7. Diana from My Daily OutfitsOctober 21, 2011 at 11:58 AM

    Totally agree with you Lizy.  J great call on the tan shoes!!!


  8. Awesome outfit! Love the blue and pink. Cotton candy colors are so fun but I just realized I don't wear them much. I need to make a change!

  9. I love the color of that skirt, it IS like candy!  So YUM to that! :)

    Cup of Tea

  10. Love it Lizy, never would have though of it that way but it's totally true!

  11. Stephanie, no but I need to get on that ASAP! There are a bunch of round toe pumps that I love, especially the Huckster in blue or pink.

  12. I agree, a black belt could have been good with this! :-)

  13. I love love love the candy colours and the outfit!
    you look gorgeous


  14. Wow, J that inspiration photo is breathtakingly beautiful!  I'm drooling over her shirt :)  But, of course, I love your rendition too!  I love that you chose to anchor the pastels down with brown - I just did a similar post by pairing lavender and chocolate to create a Fall-pastel-appropriate look, check it out if you like :)

  15. Agree :-D Also the first thing I thought ;-)

  16. Stephanie_walter0409October 24, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    Thanks J!  Can't wait to see what you choose!

  17. This look is so pretty and feminine! I don't wear colors like this very often but it looks so cute that maybe I'll try it! I wouldn't have done the black shoes either- they look good on the model but I would have felt like they looked too harsh on me!

  18. Love the outfit and especially love the shoes! Do you know if the shoes are still available or at least the name of the shoe...thanks :)

  19. Thank you Cathy! Unfortunately, I've had these shoes for about 6 years. I bought them at Marshall's so they didn't come with a box, and I've never known the style name.


  20. beautiful outfit!

  21. a lovely outfit. How I wish I could wear pastels, but, alas, pastels look dreadful on me :(