I’m Playing Favorites
I hope your day has been a good one! Unfortunately, I’m having some hiccups with my “favorite” car… Favorite, you ask? I say “favorite” because it’s the only one I have. Let’s just say if this was a bio page and my car was my boyfriend I’d be checking the “It’s complicated” box heh heh. I’m due for a newish one soon but need to wait a few more months and in the mean time this baby is working my last nerves! Don’t you hate spending money on something you know you’re not going to keep? That’d be like altering a cute dress just to give it away… Terrible idea! Well my “favorite” had to see the car doctor ASAP or I might have been seeing a doctor myself. In the meantime my rental choice was a SUV or Crown Vic… Seriously? I asked for something smaller, since parking in SF is a nightmare but they told me a smaller car would be more expensive. I couldn’t help but laugh because I think that’s an answer you’d only hear in San Francisco.
Since my “favorite” is on the brain I thought we might tackle fashion favorites too. Do you have a favorite color? Is that also the color you wear most or gravitate towards when buying a new item? It’s funny how that works. As a kid my favorite color was purple and green. I was always upset that M&M’s didn’t come in purple so green was my back up. My favorite color has changed over the years but it’s currently in the red/orange realm. Has yours changed too? I normally gravitate towards strong, bolder hues but these days I’m trying to rotate in more colors that I didn’t like as much when I was a kid. Today’s post centers around this very topic. Obviously I’m new to blogging but I’ve kinda decided to dive in head first. Smart or stupid?… The jury is still out. With that being said my girl Angie http://thehotnessyourmommawarnedyouabout.blogspot.com/ told me I should get involved with Bloggers Do It Better. It’s a style challenge series that’s presented and then bloggers submit/post their interpretation of the challenge. It’s real women sharing their personal point of view and styling the challenge in a way that works for them. It’s a great way to be creative, meet new people and play in your closet while testing your own fashion point of view. What’s not to love?! This time the challenge was mixing coral and mint. It wouldn’t have been on my “favorites” list when I was younger but admittedly I’ve been swayed. I would describe coral & mint as “sweet” so I wanted to balance them with more grounded/darker colors in the t-shirt I’m wearing. The same is true for the textures and individual pieces. The coral skirt is sequined and sexy but I liked the idea of pairing it with a darker t-shirt to keep the look chic and modern. The mint necklace you’ve seen before and I think it adds a nice lightness to the shirt. These shoes keep the bottom half light in color and the bag adds that je ne sais quoi. My jewelry is a mix of colors and metal but I think the pieces compliment one another.
Given a coral/mint challenge how would you style a look? Remember it’s your interpretation using those colors so there’s a wide range that allows your personal style to shine through. Mr. T originally thought the t-shirt was too casual but after taking the photos he said he’d still be seen in public with me heh heh. What do you think of my attempt at this challenge? Success? Fail? Somewhere in between? I ended up really liking this combination together but I’d love to know your thoughts. Maybe it will end up making my REAL favorites list 😉
T-shirt – Urban Outfitters
Skirt, silver mesh bracelet – H&M
Shoes – Zara
Bag – Ambiance (SF boutique)
Orange bracelet, necklace – J.Crew
Watch – Seiko
Glasses – Charlotte Russe
Belle Du Jour ring (square/lavender) – Jewelmint
Other bracelets, earrings & rings- raided from Mom or bought at antique stores