Sunday, April 17, 2011

My Interpretation of the Color-Blocking Trend

Color Block Outfit

So I went shopping again this weekend for a colorful striped top for my Bloggers Do It Better outfit. Again, I didn't find anything that inspired me. I even tried on a few bright-colored tops to go with the FRAAS red scarf that was gifted to me from Lipton Publicity...and nothing. I guess it's just not my week for shopping...

Instead, I decided to pull something out of my closet. I thought this magenta-colored Shabby Apple dress would complement the red to create an elegant color-block look. I like this scarf because it's made of lightweight fabric and great for warm weather wardrobes.

To finish off the look I added a straw hat from Forever 21, sandals by Steve Madden, and a beaded bracelet from my own jewelry collection. I went for a natural makeup look and just wore lipgloss from Loreal's Never Fail Infallible collection in Plumped Pink.

Spring Dress & Scarf

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  1. I actually love your dress!! The colour is just beautiful. Have to admit though I found this first assignment very challenging. I couldn't find anything great at the shops and I could only work with what I had in my wardrobe.

  2. I love the elevator shots. That's original!

    Please visit me here and see how a 49 year old does Color Blocking!
    The Chief Blonde!

  3. your outfit looks cute!! love that you went shopping for the bloggers do it better challenge - i have a feeling i will be doing that in the future :)

  4. Maria @ Beauty Is Within11:27 AM

    I don't know why this challenge was difficult for me too! I guess I took it too seriously, plus I rarely wear bright colors together. Excited for the next challenge though!

    @Still Blonde,
    Thanks! These stairs in the backyard do make for a great backdrop.

    Thank you :) I do need new pieces to add to the spring wardrobe, but this time around I couldn't find anything!

  5. This worked out perfectly! I love it. You didn't need to buy anything at all. Great job!

  6. I really love your dress too- the detailing on the front is so pretty! :)

    star-crossed smile

  7. Maria9:47 AM

    @Ife': It is nice to save some money by pulling out stuff you haven't worn in awhile!

    @Nnenna: It is all in the details, huh? I'm going to have to wear this more often. I seem to have taken it for granted.

  8. I love this color combo - i think it looks very pretty against your sking tone!!!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog, you have a new follower


  9. The dress looks so modern and sophisticated. I love the ruffle in the front. Surprisingly that magenta color goes well with almost anything.

  10. Colour block fashion is one of the hottest new trends for the season. Generally a color blocked outfit will work best if you stick to the usual rules for your body shape.

  11. I'm one those women who was hesitant at first. Now, I'm loving color-blocking. I just keep textures to a minimum, and wear nude shoes. I have also learned to stick to same color pastels.