Style Me Friday: Inspired by DVF

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?

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25 Responses to “Style Me Friday: Inspired by DVF”

  1. Great inspired look!
    Love this colour combination on you. :)
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  2. askniab says:

    lovely. the leopard bag really makes the soft colors pop (i ALWAYS keep "something" leopard in my closet)!
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  3. eeeeeek! i love this outfit!! such pretty colors!!!

  4. Cute, cute, cute!
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  5. Cute, cute, cute!
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  6. Gorgeous as always Ife! I was always a brighter color person myself as well, but seriously I am def on board as of late with the pastel trend! Love this pretty skirt and blouse! And you're right, it looks great against your skin. Have a great weekend!
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  7. Kim says:

    You are so freaking adorable!!!!
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  8. Katie says:

    I love your take on this look; so chic and those colors are precious together.
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  9. Kay says:

    I just have to say, I heart you mega time. I just found your blog a couple days ago and I've been reading through the archives, loving every minute of it. This morning it was so easy to get dressed because I have so many ideas thanks to the things you've put together on this blog. You also reminded me that inspiration doesn't have to be so literal, making things even easier! So thanks for being awesome and making me feel like my shoe collection is a normal thing :)

  10. Kiki says:

    Love the colors together, I would never have thought of wearing these colors together either!
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  11. Fantastic combo!! Very cute look!
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  12. Shasie says:

    Super cute! Mint green is so popular right now! I've been seeing it everywhere from jeans to nail polish to tops! Very cute inspired look!
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  13. Tiffany says:

    The fact that the shirt is sleeveless=sold!!!!!!
    I like pastels. I wear grey A LOT so the pastels work well with those.
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  14. Taliah says:

    This color combo is so calm and cool but still spring/summer appropriate! Love it! I always look forward to your style me fridays! Great job!
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  15. Diana says:

    HI! I just saw your photos on Jessica´s blog, then I came to check your blog and I liked it, I´ll be following you on Facebook and if you you want to visit my blog or follow me back you´ll be very welcome…

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  16. You look lovely! I love this look and great look by DVF!

  17. Channing in The City says:

    This is so sophisticated! I want to see if I can recreate this in my closet!
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  18. Hiedi19 says:

    You look stunning with that outfit and i love way you carry it. Thanks for sharing this with us and i'm looking forward on your next post!
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  20. Love this look. The colors complement each other well. The accessory choice works well also. Simple and Chic!
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  22. chioma says:

    this is super cute Ife! Love those flats with the look! :)

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  23. Lindsay says:

    I think I like your look better! That clutch is amazing! Love how you styled everything from head to toe!
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  24. alyson says:

    This is the cutest!!! Love it with the pop of animal print.
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