Good morning, and HAPPY FRIDAY!!! I am still half sleep right now, and my brain is not quite working yet…and I gorged myself with nachos last night… I think I am suffering from a guacamole hangover…or a really bad, extended case of the ‘itis. #TGIF
Inspiration Image via HonestlyWTF
I mentioned on Twitter that I was not sold on the pastels trend. Pastel color palettes are just not appealing to me. I like the bold and the bright. I do think pastels are lovely on others…just not me. They are particularly striking on dark complexions. And that is not to say that I don’t enjoy “light” colors, but I think pastels are different for some reason?? Still, when I saw this mint blouse in H&M’s Conscious Collection, I couldn’t resist. I actually like the look of mint and black. (Not that you can even tell that it’s mint in these pictures…the blouse is definitely more of a mint blueish-green, but there is no green in these pics at all. I really need to take some photography lessons…quick! I hate it when my pictures don’t capture the true color of what I’m wearing. I have not yet learned the the mysteries of proper light.)
H&M Blouse (similar, sheer & suuuper cute) | H&M Skirt (last year, almost identical) | SUPER Old Mossimo Cardi (new & improved version) | Old Navy Cap-toe Ballet Flats ($16 in store, SUPER cute orange color available online) | Jewelry & Watch via AmericasMart | Bag c/o Jennifer Lovena
Thank you so much to Sassy for submitting this look waaaaaay back in September when DVF’s Spring 12 collection first hit the runway. Never…and I mean never…in a million years, would I have come up with this on my own. These two colors are a very unlikely pairing for me. Even as I contemplated DVF’s look, and acknowledged that I liked it, I still couldn’t wrap my head around mint green and pale orange? I mean, it totally works, but I just didn’t get it. LOL. And when I laid out my coral skirt and mint blouse on the bed, I was still skeptical. It wasn’t until I had the clothes on my body, that I was able to see how cute the color combination really was. (and here again I am reminded of how frustrated I am that YOU can’t see the color of the shirt in these damn pictures. Sorry!)
Oh, and I wish I didn’t have boobs so I could do the whole unbuttoned blouse thing without looking totally scandalous. LOL! #thatisall
Have you worn any color combinations lately that were totally out of the box for you?