Wednesday, February 19, 2014

I pinned that ish and I did that ish.

Okay, I'd say I'm a total weirdo for having a Color Combinations board on Pinterest, but I guess my 275 followers would have to disagree. It is no secret that I love color, and it inspires me. When I browse blogs I like, I pay close attention to the colors of outfits. What do I have that works within the palette that so immediately caught my eye? This pin in particular made me realize two things: one, my favorite color is blue, which I will probably change next week; two, I would like a shorter camel-colored cardigan.

When I went into Banana Republic to return an online order recently, the very well-dressed salesman and I had a nice little chat about how much we love the color blue. He exclaimed, "I know! I love blue. I especially love blue and brown together. One day, I wore black instead of brown, and it just didn't feel right." I think I made a best friend for life. It's a good thing his place of employment is a quick jaunt down the street. (Okay, a quick jaunt in a car, but that's no matter.)

I hope you're in love with this color combination as much as I am. YES, I am obsessed with cobalt blue. Since my Mom takes my pictures, I usually go to her house for the pictures. When I walked upstairs in this outfit, Dad's first response was, "I really like the color of that dress." Good taste, Daddy dearest, good taste.


The Look:
Dress: via Kohl's
Belt & Scarf: Francesca's
Cardigan: Old Navy
Tights: The Limited
Booties: Nine West via Piperlime

Can we talk about these boots for a hot second? I loved them at first internet site. (I kill myself with the pun there.) I found them on Piperlime, but they're no longer there. However, here they are for FORTY-ONE DOLLARS. Go get you a pair. (Of boots...not the other thing.)



Aaaaand because I like to make you smile, please enjoy my large, cheesy smile.
And disappearing eyes.



Funny student moment of the day:
Me: He so kindly offered to bequeath you two pages of the messenger's character so that you can read.
Student: Bequeef? 
Me: Oh my, no, not bequeef. That's a different beast entirely.

...aaaaand then we all proceeded to wet our pants laughing.


Let's end this post the right way with some other inspiration for your camel-colored cardigan.
1. With a maxi skirt
2. In a neutral outfit
3. Over a plaid shirt


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Linking up with
Danielle for Many Days, Many Ways
Shanna for Random Wednesdays
Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesdays

10 comments:

  1. Fun color combo here and the things you can say with high schoolers, oh my!

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  2. I'm pretty sure you've convinced me that I NEED that caridgan now. Especially since I have a red gingham shirt now and everything else to make that outfit. And (sorry I like to start sentences with and! :X) I would so wear this exact outfit. Actually now that I think of it, It resembles of a few of my lace dress outfits put together. Haha.

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  3. My comment just disappeared when I hit "publish" - blogger fail! Anyway, it was basically just saying "Yes, cobalt is awesome! This dress is pretty and it looks great with leopard and camel!"

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  4. Hahaha! I'm dying laughing at your students remark! Oh I love teaching! My mom takes my blog pictures too :) I love this outfit so much!! Cobalt blue is perfection! Looks amazing on you! :)

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  5. I never thought I really loved blue. It was just a color that was good and that I wore (no real attachment, as you can tell) but it's becoming more noticeable to me now, especially in bold shades. This dress is pretty much amazing, the boots too =) Side story: I've been in a mood all evening because I botched dinner so badly it was inedible, but your conversation with your student totally made me laugh out loud!

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  6. You look fab in blue. Also, I don't know why, but your outfit screams "tease" to me. Not in that way. Sorry. I mean in the "spring is almost here... but it's not! psyche!... but seriously, it's almost here!!" ... don't hate because I can't get my message across. I swear, you would laugh if I said this to you face-to-face. Or I'd just divert and talk about how your student said queef. bahaha.

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  7. Your dad was right. That's a great dress! The color combo of blue and brown is gorgeous, I don't think I combine the two enough.
    I know what you mean about a shorter cardigan. I only have solid boyfriend cardigans and I'm not a big fan of the length. More things for the thrifting list...

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  8. Love your Color Combinations board on Pinterest. I think color can knock an outfit out of the park, so to speak! I keep a color combo list hanging in my walkin closet... Did not come up with peach and red, but I will look at that tonight. Clever girl, you!

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  9. STOPIT. You are so lovely, I can't even handle it! I'll be pinning this and recreating it as soon as I can. Also, I used to have a color inspiration board on Pinterest, but I completely redid my boards over winter break and I merged it into a different board...but I totally get what you mean about being inspired by colors so much!

    Also, your student thought you said something about a queef...and that's hilarious. Queef might be one of my favorite words. I can't help but giggle when I hear it.





    Queef.

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  10. Love that blue dress. So cute!
    -Felicia
    Spicy-veggies.blogspot.com

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