April 19, 2012

Today's Everyday Fashion: Blue-Green













































I originally set out to re-create this inspiration from head to toe. The skirt and shirt were the same color, and I had my orange purse and black pumps ready to go. But as soon as I put on the shirt and skirt, I knew I wanted to go a different direction. I started digging for more blue-green in my closet - the shoes are almost an exact match, and the green belt and purse felt like the perfect finishing touches. I love office looks like these that show you can be appropriate (skirt to your knees, no cleavage or small straps up top) and yet fun and colorful at the same time. Would you wear this to work?

Inspiration photo: Cut25
Shirt: Limited, $33
Skirt: Limited, $25 (similar, similar, similar)
Belt: TJ Maxx, $5 (similar)
Shoes: Urbanog.com, $24 (similar)
Purse: Melie Bianco c/o It's in the Bag, $28
Earrings: c/o INPINK, $34
Rings: c/o INPINK $18, My Stella & Dot website $49
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Bracelets: Banana Republic $10, My Stella & Dot website $49


1. Ann Taylor electric blue top, $78
2. Mango electric blue top, $39.99
3. Limited electric blue top, $49.90

Also, a few links you might enjoy!
  • I'm so honored to be the shoe judge at this year's Wine, Women & Shoes event in Orlando! They have just a few tickets left, and 100% of proceeds go to Second Harvest Food Bank. Go here if you are interested in attending.
  • Check out this great article on how to save money by Consumer Retail Network. I'm honored to be quoted in the article, which is full of great tips! 
  • You may recall I spoke at UCF last month. Check out this great write-up on some of the Facebook and PR tips I shared with Quotes, the UCF PR Club.
  • Get to know me a little more with this interview I recently did with Lovely Girlie Bits in Ireland.
  • Watch the honey badger video on YouTube if you haven't already. It's hilarious.

30 comments:

  1. I love the colorblocking combined with the tone-on-tone purse and belt!  And those shoes could not be more perfect to tie the outfit together!  I would definitely wear this to work - we don't really have a dress code at the university, and it's not an environment where I'd be worried about bright colors being distracting.  The one thing I am careful about is skirt length, and that one is perfect - cute and modest at the same time. 

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  2. I love this!  I would definitely wear this to work.  It's so fun for the spring/summer!

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  3. Yes, I would. I really love the color blocking with blue & green (I'm not totally sold on the pink and red combo- too Valentine's Day for my I guess). I love the direction you went with it and carried it head to toe vs added more colors. I have this great blue python clutch from Banana Republic that would look great with this look- thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  4. Absolutely!!! That is super cute!!!! Love the color combination!

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  5. i LOVE these colors! such a fun and springy combination! i'd also throw in a pop of blue nail polish with this. :)

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  6. Constanze SchmittApril 19, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    Beautiful combination! :)

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  7. I definitely love this bright mix! so cute!

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  8. I LOVE this look and would totally rock it for work! I love your blog and the tips you offer :)

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  9. Ooh, I love this for work!  It is a perfect way to tie in color blocking, but still work appropriate!  I think for me personally, I would add some black with a belt and shoes just because I love black with bright colors!  Your shoes really are almost exact with this outfit, which is really great!  xx

    Pip
    http://chicstayathome.blogspot.com

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  10. If i looked like you in that outfit yes i would wear it....as of right now i think i would look more like something used to direct traffic so no for now 

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  11. Love that skirt and I would love to go to the Wine, Women & Shoes event in Orlando. Too bad I don't still live in Tampa or I'd be there in a heartbeat!
    Niki
    www.fashionatforty.blogspot.com

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  12. I ADORE YOUR HEELS! They are so so cute and perfect for this outfit!

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  13. Your outfit with the fun shoes is way better than the inspiration photo with the black shoes!  I would totally wear this to work in the summer.

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  14. Of course i would wear this to work! this is one of my favorite color combos!
    work-it-blog.blogspot.com

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  15. Your version looks better and I especially love the kelly green clutch with the lime skirt -- I would never have put those together on my own.  My 6 yo son looked at these and said your "dress" was really pretty, but that he prefers the darker version since yours is "a little on the bright side" and my 4 yo son said that the orange & blue bag in the inspiration picture was really cool and that he wanted it for me. :)  Thought I'd share (hope it makes you smile) how much you are helping to teach my little men and me about creative style.

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  16. I love that the shades of green are slightly different from each other...so they don't match, but they "go".  Very fun mix of colors! :)

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  17. cute!! makes me think of Summer 

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  18. I love the colors, I would totally wear this to work on a summer dat! You rock this outfit!

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  19. I would wear this to work (if I weren't a dance teacher, that is). This look is so great!

    Amy

    fashionandbeautyfinds.blogspot.com

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  20. I teach Kindergarten, and I've actually worn that color combination to work. It was our St. Patty's day, and it was wickedly hot outside. It was such a fun look though. I love your look! 

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  21. I love your blog, just by looking at your outfits, I get so inspired! Thanks for sharing your love for fashion. Not a day goes by that I don't check your blog!

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  22. You are so beautiful

    http://goo.gl/K2CgI

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  23. I would change out the shoes for nude pumps, but yes, I'd wear this to work.  

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  24. This post is actually a little timely! Tomorrow (April 20th) is National Donate Life Blue and Green Day! Donate Life America is actually hosting a contest on Facebook and I think you should enter!

    Check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/events/372689076108749/

    I do love this outfit, though, and am mildly obsessed with pencil skirts this season! 

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  25. I love the idea of combining blue with that color green!

    http://fiveminutefashions.blogspot.com

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  26. great color combo, but the shoes are too matchy for my taste.  i would have gone with nude or black. 

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  27. I would wear this to work. Your photos are really inspiring.

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  28. 'Just love your electric-blue-and-lime-green outfit, as I did another *gorgeous* combination of these two colors, which you had previously paired together............ (i.e.,  http://www.jseverydayfashion.com/2010/06/satc2.html  )!!   

    In another Reader's Comment, "Molly" had so kindly noted that today (April 20th) is THE FIRST "National Donate Life Blue and Green Day";  and I can certainly see WHY blue and green are............ the colors of  *H.O.P.E.*, too, because they're the "Water" and the "Earth"............ (i.e., of Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water)!!    Thanks to Molly for the genuinely-inspiring/*very-VERY-touching* link!!

    Lastly, I also super-enjoyed reading/watching each of your #5 links, Above----thank you so much for posting them, too!!    In the Consumer Retail Network link, "Lesson eight: Be nice" is (in my opinion) one of the PRIMARY reasons............ (i.e., in addition to, as Paige Goodwin noted, your "Bringing The Fashion World Back To REALITY," haha!!)............ that you're now being interviewed, J., by those of note in Fashion even  o.v.e.r.s.e.a.s.,  (e.g., like in *IRELAND*!!)............ so "Welcome!!" here............ TO all the lovely ladies of Ireland, as well!!

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