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Yellow Vibes

Yellow is not a color that is featured heavily in my wardrobe.  It’s not one of my favorite colors and with my blonde hair I often find that it is hard to pull off.  But, I do have a few yellow items and it seems that I’ve gravitated towards the sunshine color lately!  Last week I paired a pastel yellow cardigan with a deep teal jewel toned dress.  Today, I went with a bright yellow blouse anchored by black trousers and a leopard print blouse.

Yellow and leopard print is not a new/wild/creative/out-of-the-box combination.  As you can see, I’ve paired the same yellow blouse with the same leopard print cardigan twice before–once in a professional outfit with a brown skirt and once in a more casual pairing with jeans.  I’ve also done a lighter, pastel yellow sleeveless shirt with the leopard print cardigan, dark wash skinny jeans, and sandals for a Spring-time outfit.  Lastly, I’ve done a gold yellow sweater and a mustard yellow sweater with two different leopard print scarves and skirts.  Knowing that I’ve done this shirt and cardigan combo. before I actually tried my outfit with a Kelly green blouse.  However, that blouse could not accommodate my pregnant body.

-Carla

 

 

Monday I decided to re-wear this teal dress from earlier in the semester.  Right now, I am basically going back through all of the stretchy dresses that I can still wear and re-wearing them in a more Fall-like manner.  And, as it turns out it was time to wear this teal sleeveless shift dress.  I combed through Pinterest, which is something that hasn’t been too useful to me lately, but this time it was!  I found 3 viable options for styling this dress that are different from how I’ve worn it in the past.

First, was to pair it with an equally saturated and jewel-toned royal blue blazer and brown accessories.  Second, was to go with a khaki blazer and more neutral accessories and third, was to pair it with a pastel yellow cardigan.  Obviously, you can see which option won.  The main reason that I opted for the cardigan was because my blazers don’t really fit very comfortably at this point in my pregnancy.  And, honestly I really liked pairing the pastel color with a deep and rich tone.  I thought that it seemed unexpected but pulled-together and polished.  I further pulled in the lighter colors with a gold and cream layered necklace, cream and white chevron circle earrings, a gold watch, and leopard print ballet flats.  I was originally going to go with brown but I thought that the animal print could bring one more fun element to the party without going overboard.

Here are some of the ways that I’ve styled this dress in the past (bottom row, L is earlier this semester when I was pregnant.)

-Carla

Worth a Try

The other day I combed my Pinterest board for some outfit inspirations and I am glad that I did.  This outfit caught my eye because it looks pulled together and professional but it is so unusual!  First, I would almost never think to combine dark brown and grey on my own.  Nor would I necessarily go for this silhouette– fitted on top and wide-legged on the bottom, but there is something about the color combination and the proportions that I really liked.  And that inspired me to give it a go.  I don’t know that I love my version as much, but hey– it was worth a try, right?

I started off with these Classic fit wide-legged Calvin Klein grey suit pants.  I remember once upon a time when these didn’t fit very well and I replaced them with the Modern Fit in the same color for my suit.  Luckily, that extra room of the classic fit was exactly what my pregnant belly needed.  Believe it or not these pants are zipped, but they are not buttoned– instead they are safety-pinned closed at the top.  Thankfully, the leopard blouse it juuuuust long enough to cover the waist band without having to pull in the Belly Band.  I had a few options for the topper but the one that I thought most resembled the fit and color of the Pinspiration was this medium brown, chunky cardigan.  Lastly, I was so pumped to wear these brown Oxford shoes.  They have a heel so they worked well with the length of these pants but they aren’t heels so they were pretty comfortable.  Plus, they have a rubber sole so that helps.

What do you think?  Would you try to unusual combination yourself?

-Carla