Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Mixing Bright Colors, Prints and Everything You're NOT Supposed to Do

BLUE HANDBAG - Linea Pelle for Target
MULTI-COLORED WEDGES - Cynthia Vincent for Target
Pigtails loves to get into mischief.  This morning, she woke up before everyone else so I took her out to the living room and I lay down on the couch.  I was starting to fall asleep and realized it was much too quiet so I forced myself up and found Pigtails on Princess Sparkles' bed playing with all her Yo Gabba Gabba dolls.  Then this afternoon, Princess Sparkles, who NEVER naps, fell asleep in the car so I put her down on the rug.  I went to get some laundry and came out to find Pigtails, with a huge smile, leaning over Princess Sparkles whom she had "dressed up"  with a hat!

Today I was in a rush to get out so I threw on this dress I recently bought with a groupon (Thanks, Polka Dots!) at a local boutique.  I know, you're thinking I have way too many dresses, but the groupon was expiring so I had to use it!  The dress fit really well and was the EXACT price of the groupon so I didn't spend any extra money.  Yay! 

I was also feeling energized from my run this morning (wish I was still feeling that now!) so I decided to pair this outfit with lots of brights!  I know, the colors don't really match whatsoever.  But I liked the idea of wearing pink and yellow.  Then I thought why wear neutral shoes?  My favorite wedges have both these colors in it.  And finally, if I'm already wearing every bit of color from my wedges, why not carry a bright blue purse to finish off the superfecta?

Anyway, I know, I'm a rebel.  I'm breaking all the fashion rules, but I don't care.  Guess that makes me mischievous too, huh?   


Rebecca said...

I like pink and yellow together, and that hat photo is hilarious.

Gracey said...

This is perfect. The colors compliment each other so very well.

And I can't believe how Princess Sparkles "dressed" Pigtails up! So cute!!

Courtney Erin said...

You look really good while breaking all the rules so it's totally okay!

xoxo ~ Courtney

Baby Budget Blog said...

Nope, I say mix away! Loving it, especially the colors!


Mandy said...

Groovy, stylish, refreshing!
What a lovely sunshine!!

Meagan said...

Who needs rules? This looks great together. Just trust your instincts. They're all the fashion rules you need.

Jen HaHA said...

I don't know what fashion rules you're breaking because it all looks good and lawful in my book! Pink and yellow, why that's just lemonade. Perfect for a sunny day.
Jen Hemming and Hawing Again

The Cat Hag said...

Hehe I love this outfit!!

Now I am not the only one exploding in colour in my outfits haha.

You look fabulous babe, and your girls are such darlings. The things they get up to are hilarious. ♥

The Cat Hag

Flashes of Style said...

Lovee those sandals! <3



Francesca R said...

It works quite well! I like the mix and match!
And I absolutely love the way you refer to your kids!!!

Sophie - Country girl said...

It makes for a fab bright look, I love a bit of clashing and mixing. Spring and summer is for being bold. Your wedges are great!

Roxy Heart said...

Love the bright colors with the pink print!

Shea said...

I love breaking fashion rules! And you look great doing it--I love the pink and yellow together! The shoes make it even more awesome!

Ellie said...

Breaking the rules is fun! I love this, it looks perfect together!
Have a great day :)

GretchTM said...

You definitely pulled it off. You look nice and bright! :)

Your daughters are too funny.

Lacy@uphillandsmiling said...

I LOVE this outfit... I don't know any of the rules you're talking about, I probably break them all the time... you are my fashion guru and you look GREAT!

I love the picture of your daughter :)

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

this is too precious how funny. I love it when siblings tease eachother.

P.S. your mens wear yesterday was da bomb.

Jaclyn said...

And, once again, LOVE your outfit.

LOIS said...

Hey Claire! Thanks for all your lovely comments :) The post is now there if you want to check it out :)
Love Lois xxx


Mongs said...

Princess sparkles is so cute! You always look so nice in brights, nothing is too bright for you!


Karro said...

Lovely colors!! :D M~~ summer is almost here :)

Best wishes,

LikeSpinningPlates said...

I love doing everything you're not supposed to do =p This is really cute! I love all the bright colors. The yellow cardigan is so much fun and those rainbow colored shoes are so awesome. Give me themm =)

Kimberly said...

great outfit love the bright patterned dress with the yellow cardigan!


Amber Lena said...

I'm sure you've heard this before, but you could wear a paper sack and look great.

Style Journey said...

That picture of the hat is hilarious! Too cute. I say mix away also. Pattern mixing is out of my comfort zone, but it sure looks great on you!

Ria S. said...

well, even if you're not supposed to do sao- I really like though =D Great outfit, love the colors! Your blog's awesome, I am now follower N° 150 :):) http://www.indie-and-fashion.blogspot.com/

D said...

Bright colors make everyone happy! Regarding Pigtails' mischievous nature..yup, the apple does not fall far from the tree (does anyone still use this phrase but oldies?!)

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