Monday, March 26, 2012

The Least OBVIOUS Color...


I took it upon myself to give a commenter to one of my posts, tips on adding color to her wardrobe.

One of the things I shared with her is one my rules for a multi-colored garment such as this...011

Pick the LEAST Obvious Color,

And Accent.

 

When I first spied this dress, in all of its bold splendor, Peach is the color that caught my eye. [Navy could also be one that stands out, or Orange, or Tan for that Matter!]

But,

That might be because I LOVE Peach! Which is a cousin of Coral.

Today when I was getting dressed, I saw my discarded White Pumps...

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Ding, Ding, Ding! We had a winner.

They were PERFECT to illustrate my point.

I love the way the white POPs out against my navy blazer.

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And to add a funky twist, I incorporated my fringed bag to the look.

I love the way it's a cross between a satchel, with the long strap

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Or a Boho Chic tote...

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So versitile...

So Me.

For work I toned down the look with flats and my matching Peanut butter Carry-all.

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Also a tote or shoulder bag... I carry it as a tote though.

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Navy Blazer: Forever 21

Warm-Hued Dress:Target

White Pumps: Charlotte Russe

Fringe Bag: Rue 21

Tan Lace-Up Sandals: Mia Brand via Piperlime

Peanut Butter Carry-all: Marshall's

Oh Yeah!

My Sperry's Came Today!

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They will make a Nice Addition to replace my Leopard Loafers!

I liked the ALL Leopard pair. But I wasn't about to pay $70 bucks!

I found these for much cheaper! Score!

If you're interested, They can be found on DSW.com!

14 comments :

  1. Those shoes need to be mine! You look so amazing. I love the bag as well. I am drouling over here. You better wurk with those legs chica!
    You look so great!
    Im still dying over that bag!

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  2. Thank you ma'am! Its so nice to wake up to great comments from new posters! Welcome.

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  3. Love the dress and how u styled it!

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    1. Thank you Natasha! Target has some amazing pieces!

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  4. Luv the outfit!!! The colors on your dress are a gorgeous mixture!! and those leopard shoes...POPPIN!

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    1. I know right! Sperry got on my nerves when they first hit the scene among teens last year. The preppy look was so in and I wondered why everyone was wearing those "ugly" shoes with buttoned-downs and skinny jeans. That was the uniform I saw EVERYwhere! Now I have a pair. Only takes the right VERSION of the shoe one first deemed as SO WRONG to change a person's mind!

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  5. Love the colors in that dress!! Is it sleeveless? Great advice on color. I sometimes struggle with color as well. I gravitate towards natural tones for some reason. I'm trying though!!!

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    1. Nope, the dress is not sleeveless, its short sleeved. And the back has this criss-cross detail that sits right on the shoulders so it's kind of opened back there...Hence the blazer.
      I should have done a few shots without the blazer, but the jacket is why this look works so well. I would have to style it TOTLLY different without it.

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  6. love that dress!!! girl I swear by TARJAY(target)!! lolol.. i will literally go there b4 I go to the mall. as you stated those Sperry's were sum kinda popular!! everyone was wearing them.. BUT now those right thurr(n my Tamar Braxton voice) are HOT!!! those make me want a pair n im sooooo not a Sperry type chic!!! but imma see now if i am tho!! lol

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    2. I was soo embarassed by the typos that I thought I'd try it again.
      Thank you for your comments and Welcome to My Aura!
      As for the Sperrys, get you a pair girl! got 'em on DSW.com and they have them in other colors as well...Zebra print to tempt you further!

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  7. omGGG!!! girl not zebra print!! ilooove zebra..lol i think that I just may have to get me a pair. thanks for the heads up and letting me know where to cop them at. I was in atlanta the beginning of this month and I finally was able to make it to a dsw...I also just register the remainder of my info online to get the latest deals etc with them,, I AM SOOOOO STOKED!!!! LOLOL,,,, Thanks again!!!

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  8. Sharing is caring and that's what I'm here for! Annd if you can't find them in-store, try the website. That's where mine came from and where I saw the other prints. Also, I thought it was cool you read my replies. I wasn't sure if people did that or not.

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  9. lol!! yes I do.. i so enjoy this blogging thing and I have just gotten me an tripod so i cant wait to post myself. i so enjoy all the post and fashion that you and everyone has shared!! it has been sooo AWESOME!!!!!!

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