6.18.2011

Cracks In the Street

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Outfit Details:
Yellow cardigan: borrowed from Grant
Polka dot tie neck: thrifted
Gray shorts: altered pair of grandpa slacks
Gray loafers: thrifted


Minty green and yellow, a color combination I've never worn before.  Ever since coming back from Europe, I feel more inspired to play around with colors. I blame it on the houses. Virtually every house or apartment I saw had some sort of bold color feature. Whether it be a light blue painted building with deep yellow shutters or a a soft pink home with a kelly green door, these combos are definitely a far cry from the uniformed stucco beige-ness and "tasteful" spanish tiled roofs that have come to define a sizable part of  Orange County.  The word boring doesn't even begin to cover it.

19 comments:

  1. I love these color combinations, though on paper I don't think I would have.

    :)

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  2. I'm usually more into neutrals myself, but I've been trying to break out and wear more color and I love this! I like that its different, but still calm and not too "out there". Lovely as always, friend!

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  3. Mint is one of my favorite colors, and I think it looks lovely with yellow. Now I'm tempted to try some new color combinations :)

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  4. all the houses here look just like that too. i love the color combo.

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  5. i love the blue and the yellow! adorable little shirt!

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  6. i love the combo and that shirt is so cute...i too have been trying to play around more with color!

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  7. Love this look! The polka dot top is so cute!

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  8. MInt is one of my favorite colors, but I never tried it with yellow before...it's absolutely brilliant! The blouse is dear:)

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  9. Color blocking is definitely a trend nowadays, but I find that this is more a careful, delicate way of portraying it so. The top is beautiful! And thrifted? Genius.

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  10. Yea, I love when buildings are fun colors! Its a nice change from all the boring gray around here :)
    and I love your shorts! :D
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  11. i love this outfit! you have great style!

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  12. This is a great summery look. I now must go find a great pair of "grandpa slacks" to convert to cute shorts!

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  13. I'm loving the colour combo. You look gorgeous as always.

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  14. Nice to know that you found inspiration in Europe. :)

    xxx

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  15. I love putting colours together that don't necessarily go together. People always say you shouldn't put pink and red together but I love how they clash.

    Those shoes look so comfy too!

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  16. Such a great combination!! I've never thought of these colors together either but they're awesome! I definitely was inspired by the buildings in Europe too. I took so many pictures of homes in Provence because of the color combos. They were so original.

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  17. Europe does that to you doesnt it - makes you see things (or want to see things) differently. Those colours look gorgeous together, xx

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  18. Yep, I'm all about color. Even though I'm as pale as one can be and sometimes feel like my clothes are wearing me! That rhyming was unintentional. Anyway, know what you mean about the colors in Europe. The closest thing we have here on the east coast is blocks of colorful row houses, which some are really pretty and candy-colored, but it's not like the whole town is colorful (like in Europe).

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