Hello, my friends! I hope everyone had a great Monday. Mine was rough. It’s about 7:13 pm and I am definitely still sleep :) I think I told you guys a while back that I had started watching 24 aka THE MOST ADDICTING SHOW OF ALL TIME! I am so glad I didn’t watch the show when it was actually on the air. I would have had a major anxiety attack. Lol (just kidding). Anyway, I am watching it on Netflix instant queue and I have been staying up waaaay to late trying to watch as many episodes as possible at once. This really has to stop. Thank goodness I only have two seasons left.
Anyway, this post is not about 24. It’s about COLOR BLOCKING and most importantly how Bloggers Do It Better. Lol! Bloggers Do It Better is actually a new style challenge started by the lovely Kristina of Pretty Shiny Sparkly. You may have seen the new badge on my sidebar… well go ahead and click it, learn more, and join the fun if you are so inclined! I’ll tell you the gist of it… Kristina will be charging bloggers to showcase how real people (us) rock the latest trends in a real way… and with real style. She’ll assign a trend, we’ll rock it, post it, and link up on her blog the following week. Needless to say, our first assignment was ——–> COLOR Blocking!Forever 21 Tank | Vintage Pleated Culottes (SFAM Vintage Boutique) | Target Belt | Jessica Simpson “Astor” ($59.99 on sale now!) | Vintage Clutch (Gifted) | L.O.G.G Jean Jacket (H&M) | H&M Flower Pin in Hair | Dots Beaded Necklace
I previously told you guys how excited I was about color blocking here, so clearly I was up for the challenge! It also gave me the perfect excuse to rock my new cobalt blue pleated culottes. Seriously, how cute are these things??? I LOVE THEM! Thanks to Reiko & Jaunette for scoping them out for a sista! For those that don’t know, Reiko of Gods Favorite Shoes and Juanette of Fashion Nette-Work have an amazing little vintage boutique loaded with goodies for those of us who are into vintage duds. When I saw these “Skinny Jeans Be Gone” pants as Reiko and Jaunette affectionately called them, I had to have them! Pleats…Cobalt Blue… Culottes (Yes, I said CULOTTES)… YES, PLEASE! Lol! (I am sure you guys can probably guess who was not amused by these pants Lol).
Now, I actually wore my new culottes to a Style Envy, a mixer and accessory trunk show hosted by Seven 74 Boutique and Urban Suite PR. Seven 74 Boutique is THEE cutest little accessory boutique here in Atlanta. They had sooo many cute pieces! I met up with a few of my Fashionable Atlanta girls — Charee, Adrienne, and Jai and we were all like kids in a candy store! I took lots of pics and of course, I bought a couple things so stay tuned for a follow up post complete with pictures soon!
So, Fab didn’t even realize these were pants until I got home from the event…
Fab: Wait, are those pants? What are those?
Me: Yeah, they’re culottes
Fab: Ugh! Now, I really don’t like those. I was wondering why that skirt was so wide?? *shaking head in disdain*
Me: OMG, babe, these pants are so cute! Seriously, I got so many compliments on them. Everybody loved them.
Fab: No, I don’t like them. They look so wide. *shakes head again*
ummm, wide? Hmm, I am pretty sure “wide” is not a good thing. Lol!!! I was just talking to my girl Tysha on Twitter and we both agree that there should probably be a support group for husbands of fashion bloggers. Lol! They really try their best to understand, but we are a crazy lot. Lol!