In today's post, I'm returning to bright hues. I've been slipping in and out of color consciousness these past couple of weeks. If I'm going to have one foot in and one foot out, so to speak, I'd prefer that my foot be submerged in a radiant, iridescent puddle. So, with that, I decided to do some color blocking. :D
In fact, what I've done here is so simple that it doesn't require much of an explanation. Hehe. I will say that my goal was to combine as many warm colors as possible, but without looking as drab as the lifeless bushes and bare trees all around me. So, I tempered the darker earthy tones with bright pops of color like orange, yellow and red and I threw in teal and mossy green as a little something in between.
Of course, by now, you know how much simplicity grates on me. In order to satiate the part of myself that craves complexity, I simply added a patterned backpack. The colors blended in nicely and the tribal patterns made the overall outfit just a little more interesting to look at (at least in my warped view hehe).
Oh and these boots may look familiar to you. They're the dark brown version of these ModCloth boots that I wore in this post. With some expert sleuthing, I was able to find the black version elsewhere (the ones I had received previously were defective) and repurchase it thanks to a generous gift certificate I received over XMAS. I was so happy when I found them, because they were sold out on ModCloth and I really loved them. They're comfortable and the heel height is exactly what I was looking for. When I had discovered the dark brown version, I had to get it, too. So, now I have this boot in three colors. :D
The carrot orange sweater is from Jollychic and it's one of many purchases I made as a winner of the giveaway mentioned in this post. It's rather thin and it has gilded perforations throughout, so it's perfect for Spring/Summer/Fall. I adapted it for Winter by wearing a warm thermal underneath. I look forward to wearing the sweater often (and to showing off the entire garment without freezing to death hehe). The color is great and it has a vintage vibe that I love. I got a Size Large which is two sizes up from normal. The arms fit perfectly and the torso is only a little roomy. Definitely size up, if you're going to buy it!
The sweater also comes in cream and mint, I believe. Oh and be aware that the opening at the top is rather narrow. Trying to get this thing over my head gave me a glimpse into what it must have been like for my mother to give birth to me. Haha. o_O I have a big head, I admit that, but this is the first time I've had to squeeze my noggin into a sweater. So, if your head is shaped like a bowling ball, beware!
Finally, I just want to say that sometimes I feel like my blog is the one place where I can truly be myself and it's OK. No harassment or judgments. Just laughs and fun. ^_^ I wouldn't feel so comfortable expressing myself and sharing my life publicly if it weren't for the wonderful comments you leave for me every week. Your attention to detail, inquisitiveness and kindness keep me going. So, thank you! <3
Thrifted - Olive Infinity Scarf (Cotton On), Brown Cat Ear Hat (Gift), Patterned Backpack
(Swap Group), Tortoise Cat Eye Glasses (Swap Group), High Rise Corduroy
Cigarette Pants (Buffalo Exchange - Austin) & Brown Boots (Gift)
Tobi - Slouchy Teal Sweater & Taupe Skinny Belt w/ Gold Buckle
Good Style Shop (Local) - Vintage Gold Knitted Mittens
c/o Jollychic - Orange Sweater w/ Crochet Collar
TIL Darling - Braided Wrap Watch in Cream
Chicnova - Cherry Red Buckled Satchel