Monday, April 4, 2011

Color Blocking

Color blocking is a fun way to build an outfit.  It can be a little intimidating, but luckily I have Princess Sparkles to help guide me with her toy inspirations...

"THE POPPING RICE BALL"
(aka green pom pom in Potty Elmo Toilet)

Sparkles asked me to put my mouth on this and then let it pop up in the air (not exactly sure what that means, but she finds it amusing)...



KAI LAN AND HER "CHAIR"
(aka Kai lan doll stuffed into kitchen mixer holder)

Princess Sparkles uses this special contraption to help Kai lan sit up so she can demonstrate to her how to do things such as wash her hands and eat food (she also scolds her for not doing these things). 


Princess Sparkles is fantastic at mixing colors!  But if you find it intimidating (like me), try mixing one or two bright colors with black or white (or both!).  Keep the pieces simple and structured, without too much texture (i.e. ruffles).  You can even do something as simple as adding bright colored tights to a black dress!

#22 - LUGANO
BLUE MILITARY JACKET - Forever 21
PINK TANK TOP - Express
WHITE JEANS - CAbi
ANIMAL PRINT SCARF - Nordstrom Rack
BLACK STUD HEELED CLOGS - Forever 21



It's easy, fun, and can really look great (just like stuffing a doll into a kitchen mixer holder or a pom pom in a toilet)!

37 comments:

Tinfoils Tiaras said...

Kai is such a great kid's toy! I always forget you're remixing because all your outfits looks so different! I love colour blocking- I just started doing it-challnging but funky!

Andrea Grace said...

love your blog!! I'm a mommy trying to remix my clothes up too, only I have 1 little boy:) I'm a new follower
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AlbeeLucky said...

That's a great shade of blue on you. You've executed the color blocking technique well. You have inspired me to try it too :)
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Kimberly said...

cute outfit! love the white pants and the shoes! thanks for the comment i think i might go for a bang!

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GretchTM said...

Aww...sweet look! You both did great with this outfit. I love the color blocking trend!

Gracey said...

Very nice color blocking. This is a trend I want so badly to try but can't seem to wrap my mind around. You've done wonderfully though, with Princess Sparkles' help.

Lacy said...

I love this outfit! I am so fashion-challenged I didn't even know what you were talking about, but you look great and now I feel brave enough I might even try some color blocking. LOVE the color!

LyddieGal said...

I love color blocking, especially with a fab leopard print accent!

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Roxy Heart said...

Cute outfit!
I love color blocking!
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Jen HaHA said...

Princess Sparkles is hilarious! A contraption for Kai Lan. Love your outfit! You go on with your white-panted bad self!

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Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

Great tips I have a hard time mixing colors send Princess Sparkles my way. hehehehe.


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Daphne said...

Loving your daughter's creations. So funny.
Great outfit colors.

Burning Skies said...

I love your color blocking outfit! Great pops of color!

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Kimberlee said...

Thanks for the tutorial. Fashion dummies like me appreciate you (and your daughter) putting it into layman terms.

Lydia Marie said...

I love this outfit, the white jeans are so cute! And the picture of the doll in the 'contraption' seriously cracked me up!

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Michelle's Style File said...

Great outfit- love theose colours.

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Debbie Baker Burns said...

You make color blocking simple and doable with what's already in my closet. I especially like the leopard scarf against the solid colors. I scrolled down to your next post...I remember those days! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. I love meeting new bloggers and finding new blogs.

Mom Fashion World said...

You have cool stuff. Nice outfit.
I like your jeans..I am in a mission for white jeans.

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Pau Villafuerte said...

I agree! Mix bright colors with black. It makes the colors pop out more. You have a nice outfit as usual! Love it!

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Courtney Erin said...

I love your color blocking, mixing the brights with darker shades is definitely the way to go!

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Tara said...

I think your daughter may have a career ahead of her as a stylist :)

Love the inspiration behind the outfit, and love, love, love the pink and blue together. Perfect!

Marisa Violeta said...

That new color blocking trend is so great! I love how it fits you :)

Eli said...

learn to not be afraid of colors! I think an easy way to start too is to find a dress that has a lot of colors within itself. That way you can pair it with a simple pair of shoes

Dilan Dilir said...

great outfit!

unladylikebehavior.com said...

I have to confess, color mixing intimidates me! I usually stick to one unless I have a bright pattern with multiple colors in it, but, yeah, that's cheating. I usually stick with 'well, I'm wearing one color, so the rest needs to be _____' (Fill in the blank with brown/black/cream).

Sunny & Star said...

I love your outfit. The colors are so pretty. And your scarf is amazing.

Mrs. J said...

Color mixing is so much fun and I love the easy tips you gave for beginners. Your outfit is a perfect example of simple ways to incorporate 3 or more colors...Love it!!


ps. I would love a close-up of those cute shoes!! :)

Bonnie said...

The white pants look amazing in this outfit. Very few people can pull off white pants and look this chic. :)

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DaniellaBella said...

Princess Sparkles sounds like she knows a thing of two about life!! I love the colours of the outfit! Bright, complimentary, wonderful!

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shealennon said...

I can't tell you how much I love this! It's so bright and pretty--perfect for beautiful spring weather!

Style, She Wrote said...

Love the leopard scarf! Great pop with the pattern! xo style, she wrote

Melissa said...

Hysterical! :)

You look fabulous in those bright colors and the white pants!

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