March 12, 2012

Let's Get Colorful

Blame a long and not-exactly-wintery winter, and maybe an ever-evolving eagerness to step out of my all-black-everything safety zone, and maybe even more so a quick west coast jaunt this past week - but my god am I thirsty for color. A whole, big, icy-cold pitcher of color; (preferably filled with frozen margaritas, no salt). Being a new redhead, (yes, 6-months in, it's still new) has made this whole color invasion into my wardrobe a lot more interesting. I can't quite jump on the orange-tangerine-citrus medley bandwagon (cause, you know, I don't want to be too matchy-matchy with my hair), but I'm grabbing on to all the neon pink, yellow, and aqua that my minty-green tipped hands can grab onto. I think I'm officially starting to tip the scales when it comes to black versus every-other-color-ever.



Preen x Aldo Rise. These have already proven themselves to be a bit polarizing amongst the favorite people in my life, but damn, I love them. I think they're a gift from the Designer-Collaboration-with-a-Mass-Retailer gods, and slightly soften the blow of not managing to find a single piece from the Marni x H&M Collection. This season at Aldo Rise also brings collaborations with Mark Fast and Libertine! Major home-runs all around. Available here.

See by ChloƩ. I don't have to tell you that neon is a major trend right now (but if I do, please allow me to refer you to my March column in Marie Claire -- where I explore spring trends). I've been waiting to find the right pop o' neon for myself, and a swipe of the good old credit card made this scallop-trimmed beauty mine. Available here.


Dorothy Perkins. Just a few weeks ago I was out in Miami with a great friend from the Arcadia group, and she greeted me with a huge bag of goodies from the team at Dorothy Perkins. Among them, this amazing top - a very "off the runway" look. I've been wearing it everywhere. Literally. Available here.

Karen Walker. Who isn't a huge fan of Karen Walker, the amazingly dazzling Antipodean designer? Covet over her dresses as I do, I couldn't keep myself away from these hot pink sunnies when they popped up on Gilt Groupe last week. I had a $50 credit which put these puppies at just a hair over $30. Score, am I right? Available here.

33 comments:

  1. Cute bag and GORGEOUS top!!

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  2. Everything so gorgeous!
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  3. Those shoes! I loved them when you posted  a peek on instagram and my oh my how perfect with they be with the top as well. Oh springtime, the best time to make even the most ardent black adorers be seduced by pretty colours! 
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  4. okay, those are like the best spring items i have seen so far!!!! and so so original! I love the shoes very very much, sitting here with my mouth wide open! the bag is divine and so feminine, but my favorite piece are the glasses, it is about time that people are starting to wear colorful glasses. i am into color myself, i wasn't last year but this year i am! mint and yellow are completely on my radar 

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  5. I love those preen x aldo shoes too, I've had my eye on them since all of the Aldo Rise collections were announced.

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  6. I'm especially a fan of the handbag and the sunglasses! I really don't know what is up with me this season, I usually shy away from anything with colour, my wardrobe is all wine, black, beige, navy blue and grey, and I get away with it all year around because I live in London. But since getting back from London Fashion Week and seeing all the bright neons and pretty pastels people are wearing I'm embracing it all out. I've purchased pastel clothing (pale purple is my favourite colour anyway, and I've really fallen in love with mint green) and some great neon accessories - maybe it is my excitement for moving to the West Coast at the end of the summer shining through, or my realisation that I can't carry on with my London wardrobe once I get there! 

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  7. I love all of your colourful finds, but I think the yellow bag is my favourite - soooo pretty!

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  8. I had no idea you were a new red-head, having only discovered your blog a few months ago, I assumed you were natural, suits you really well! This post makes me  want a drink, sooo thirsty now X

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  9. oh damn! I just had to go buy the dorothy perkins top. I was trying to be so good.... 

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  10. Love everything here, especially those shoes!

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  11. i love all these items :)
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  12. Great things!! I really love the tee and the sunglasses. <3
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  13. Loving all these items so much! Those sunnies are so fun!
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  14. Great items, they all stand out individually and are so unique! Love that floral print and I have seen those shoes before, they are so unusual!

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  15. Really love that bag but these are all great items. I can't wait for color this season, either!


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  16. Just got the shoes today. I'm so in love with them!

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  17. I have seen those shoes everywhere all of a sudden! I loved this post, perfectly on trend for 2012. 

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  18. I'm DEAD. Where the heck was I with Karen Walker on sale at Gilt. Like I might shed a tear. Also in lvoe with those Aldo Rise x Preen shoes, I've been drooling. 

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  19. All GORGEOUS. Shoes - just amazing amazing amazing.

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  20. Loving the Dorothy Perkins blouse! Amazing and I bet you look amazing in it!

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  21. I am a big fan of Preen's spring 2012 collection and I love the shoes, too cool!

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  22. I am super speechless with how beautiful those shoes are. I love it!!

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  23. Love everything here but especially the See by Chloe bag! That yellow is gorgeous and I like how it's a messenger bag with a feminine twist.

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  26. they all stand out individually and are so unique!

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  27. Man, the 'Poya' satchel looks amazing in neon. I have it in the tan colour-way (I bought it last summer) and it is such a 'go to' bag. If only I could afford the neon....

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