Okay, so one thing has become very apparent to me as a part of this whole blogging thing. Taking photos, either of things or of yourself, is not an easy thing to do. Now, I’m not sure why I thought that it was before or what specifically about blogging that helped me figure that out, but it’s the truth. I’ve always thought I was pretty good at taking photos but wow… there is just something about knowing that you have to take a good photo. The pressure. So, I definitely have a much higher appreciation for photographers and for models. You guys rock…
That said, I really wanted to share (photos of) my new favorite ensemble. And yes, it includes yellow. I don’t know…. there has been something weird going on lately. I’ve mentioned before that I’ve never really been a big color person. But oh my… have I lost my mind this year. Who is this person? Corals, blues and greens – bright pinks. I just can’t stop with the colors. I can’t help myself. But there is one color in particular that just keeps calling my name. YELLOW. I actually think I am having a love affair with this color. I am seriously just gravitating to the color – almost subconsciously. And I love it! I mean think about it. Yellow is pretty cool. It just exudes happy doesn’t it? I promise if you put on yellow, you will immediately feel like summer time. And you’ll probably want to see some beautiful Caribbean waters and have a nice cool drink — probably with an umbrella in it.
Anyway, this time — it’s yellow shorts. I love these! As soon as I saw them online (Ann Taylor Loft), I had to have them. They are just so cute. Now, I wanted to dress these up a bit, so of course I immediately thought about a short sleeve blazer! So, I grabbed one from the closet and added a kinda glam rocker tee and there you go. I like this look because it’s casual but still chic. It’s perfect for a day or night out with the girls (which is exactly what I was planning to do!)
What I’m wearing: J Crew Blazer, Hurley Tee, Loft Shorts, Lauren Merkin Clutch, Miz Mooz Shoes
With the arrival of the Memorial Day weekend (and the unofficial start of summer), I am really feeling the color palettes that are available in stores right now. It just adds to the whole summer time vibe. Now, I’ll admit, I’ve never really been a big color person in the past but there is something about the vibrant colors now available that I am really feeling. I love it!! Granted it does take me back to the 80’s and Junior High School for a second (Tears for Fears anyone) but that’s ok…. It’s the modern twist on it that makes it great. So, yes, I have absolutely gone color crazy. And there is nothing that can make you feel more like summer than the great yellows, bright pinks and the other cool colors practically everywhere right now.
So, even if you haven’t gone color block crazy, now is the perfect time to add some color to your wardrobe. There are so many options. A good choice is to start with a basic accessory, like a statement necklace or belt or a purse or shoes. Start with that accessory and build from there. And don’t be afraid to mix colors that typically would not go together – that’s the point. Pinks with yellows. Funky blues with pinks. It’s the contrast that makes it great. And even if your not quite ready for that — take a basic color, like black or white and add the pop of color to that. In no time, you’ll be a pro. Gosh, I’ve got bright yellow skirts, orange pants, hot pink dresses. Add another color to them via an accessory and you’ve got it!
I have a mild example above…. more primary color mixing but I think you get the point. (And please excuse my photo sharing and taking ability — I’m still figuring out the best way to share my ideas in a way that translates well). I’ll share more of my thoughts (and examples) on color blocking for the summer in future blogs. Good Luck! (And more to come on my blazer project — hopefully in my next post).