Super Saturated

4.18.2012


Thrifted grey little boy blazer, 
Cynthia Steffe mustard blouse (similar style here)
H&M purple silk midi skirt (we love this look too), 
Forever 21 platform heels,
Nanette Lepore handbag (previously seen here and here).


Lately, I've been really into bright color-blocking but after taking inventory of my closet and realizing most of what I own is either black, neutral or navy I realized I would need to live out my fashion inspiration through Lauren.

When I first pitched my idea, Lauren hated it. She may be into crazy prints, but this was a look she couldn't see herself wearing. Thankfully, I'm very persuasive, so I convinced her to borrow my H&M midi skirt (which by the way, was a total fashion misstep for someone who is 5'2) and pair it with the brightest top she had in her closet. Originally, that was a bright blouse previously worn here. Lauren blanched and honestly I did too. She looked like a Lisa Frank sticker. So, instead we settled on the Cynthia Steffe mustard blouse pictured above and, with a cropped blazer to pull the look together, we took off for brunch. 

In the end, Lauren was totally into the look and I tried not to look so smug. Sometimes stepping outside your comfort zone with fashion can be a good thing!

xx, M

47 comments:

  1. super bag : DD

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  2. We love this look so much! The skirt is beautiful - the length is so classic and so feminine, and the colour blocking is awesome! The honest truth is, we've been talking so much about colour, but it takes quite a bit of courage to move away from the blacks, greys and browns we are all so comfortable with!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    xoxo

    A&M

    www.pavlyn.com

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  3. I couldn't agree more! I love the color combo, and can only wish {being a petite girl myself} that I could rock midi length skirts. xx

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  4. love the colour combination!! lovely outfit!

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  5. Good thing you convinced her. She looks so pretty in this outfit! I love the bold purple skirt! :)
    xoxo
    Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

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  6. O i'm surprised the purple and the pink didn't go well. But I like it paired up with the mustard top. This look is a nice take on business casual. It's fun and office appropriate. I always like to punch up my office attire (even though we are really relaxed on the dress code).

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  7. I love the color combination, specially paired with the grey extras!

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  8. I am in LOVE with this look and I am in shock that purple skirt is from H&M. It's one of my favorite shades! =) Great find!
    xo,
    nancy

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  9. I love the skirt and the color combo is just perfect! you look great.

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  10. Midi Skirts Are One Of My Fav Things!! Just Recently Had Spring Post On My Purple Midi As Well:

    Check It Out!
    xx

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  11. Such stunning colors paired together! Love that purple skirt, I want!

    xo
    http://hautecouture3.blogspot.com

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  12. It's a very sophisticated take on color blocking! And my goodness, I love that bag!

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  13. I love the combo of purple and mustard!

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  14. That outfit is just fantastic.The skirt,the blouse,the bag...everything look so amazing:)And such wonderful photos!Thank you for following,i follow you back;)Much love

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  15. Great color combo!! Loving the color purple of that midi skirt! Gorgeous!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  16. Great combination of outfits!

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  17. Laker colors! sorry I'm from LA haha. love the skirt

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    1. haha...I didn't even think about that! And I'm from LA and a total Laker fan too! Good call... ;)
      xLauren

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  18. Those colors are amazing. I love this outfit!!
    Greetings from Santiago, Chile.


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  19. I love yellow and purple and I always will...

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  20. Nice color combo! Thanks for visiting our blog, we're now following you :)

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  21. Beautiful look!
    Brooke @ what2wear, monikabrooke.blogspot.com

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  22. perfect purple skirt!!

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  23. Amazing photography and style on your blog. I love the kind of different combinations of fabrics and accesoiry you do. Something that is really my style!
































    xxx from paris
    natalie

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  24. I love the jewel colours clashed together, with the muted grey jacket and accessories to balance it out.
    Gorgeous!

    Gemsx

    Fashion, Well Done

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  25. Very cool look girls

    Happy I found yr blog

    xx from Amsterdam

    www.detailsofbeauty.com

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  26. love your outfit - very cute !!

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  27. Such a beautiful look. I really love the skirt and it looks amazing with this top. So perfect!
    I love your blog -- I'm following you on bloglovin now!

    www.stylingmylife.com

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  28. Those colors look simply amazing together!!

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  29. I really like this look! Yellow is a great color for you!

    :)
    Allison
    afashionfiles.blogspot.com

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  30. Awesome outfit! thanks for your lovely comment
    xxx

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  31. This color combo is beautiful:) I'm a new follower - Hope you check my blog out and follow back if you like:)
    xoxo
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  32. great combination!! I love color of this skirt and your heels, too!!!
    very interesting blog you have...I'm your new follower, now. feel free to follow me back;)

    xx alex

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  33. I adore this look! love the skirt! :) I´m following you , kisses

    Rollolollo
    Bloglovin

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  34. u look gorgeous!! love the colour of your skirt!

    xx, Sabinna and David
    Broken Cookies

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  35. Love the outfit and the colours!!

    xoxo

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  36. Wonderfull colores!
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  37. I love all the colors in this outfit! They pop and work so perfectly together! Gorgeous! xo, Megs

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