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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

EBEW: Color Blocking



tee: Walmart, skirt: Target, shoes: DSW, necklace: Francesca's

Last night, when I remembered that it was EBEW time again I thought so hard about what I could color block. Seriously, I fell asleep picturing outfit combinations! When I woke up, I still hadn’t thought of anything so I threw on a non-color blocked outfit and added my trusty old yellow wedges.  Right before I headed downstairs and out the door, I had an epiphany…teal skirt with my navy blue tee! I have to admit, it’s possibly the only color blocking I’ve tried. I decided to keep the yellow shoes for color overload, but let me tell you about the dilemma I had first…
I’m a Buckeye, born and raised. Going to Ohio State was the only major life decision that I didn’t seek guidance from my parents about. I just knew. One of the things about being a typical Buckeye fan is that you really can’t stand the University of Michigan. I’m sure it’s a fabulous school and maybe even in a fun city to live in, but you just don’t like that school in that state up north! 
Getting back to my dilemma, when I looked down at my final outfit choice for the day, I realized that my shirt and my shoes are U of M’s school colors. Ew. I’m not kidding; that thought stopped me in my tracks. I don’t think I’ve ever mixed these two colors together, but I finally decided that the teal skirt broke up the colors enough. Does anyone else have crazy aversions to color combinations for reasons that make no sense at all, or am I all on my own here?! :)

Color Blocking: Everbody, Everywear

37 comments:

  1. I love your color blocking outfit! I think all these colors look fantastic together. Love the yellow shoes!!!

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    1. Thanks Sylvia! I think I need to give color blocking a try more often. :)

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  2. I love it! I love the skirt and those fun shoes. :)

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  4. I think this outfit is great! I totally do the same thing with certain color combinations. I didn't wear purple for years because of Kansas State. Now I am nervous about wearing red because I live in Nebraska and everyone wears red ALL. THE. TIME! I'm a Husker fan, I just hate matching everyone else!

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    1. I went to Kansas State for grad school (just online though), and I have to admit that I loved buying their apparel mostly because of their colors. (ok, that and my addiction to sports team related clothing...haha)

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  5. I love the color combination. I think it's because we end up over thinking things that if we just let the outfit happen, then it'll actually happen. Haha. :) My school's rivals' colors are maroon and white, and I don't really like maroon, so it's a good thing that I haven't ran into that problem. Anyway, back to the look, I adore the skirt and great addition of the yellow shoes. :)

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    1. Thanks Trinnah! I think you're right about over thinking things - I need to just go with the initial idea more often!

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  6. ROFL about the school color combo! I totally dressed in my old high school colors yesterday without meaning to. I think that color blocking and school colors kind of go hand in hand.

    Oh well, I like your color combination even if you did end up looking like a walking Michigan fan! :)

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    1. You're right Beth - color blocking does go hand in hand with school colors. I'll have to remember that for football season this fall. I have the perfect gray jeggings to pair with some scarlet. Go Bucks! :)

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  7. I've had dreams about outfits before, haha! I love the three bold colors in your outfit, so fun!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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    1. Hopefully your dreams brought about some great new outfits!! :)

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  8. So cute, I love these colors together! You look so pretty.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  9. haha, ditto! I often doze off in the nite thinking about mixing n matching outfits :)
    the colors look fab n you, and the extra touch of yellow shoes, superb!
    ~ashy
    http://thezingofmylife.blogspot.com

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    1. It's so much fun though, isn't it?! I love coming up with new outfits from what's been in my closet.

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  10. Really adore this outfit! Colorblocking has been one of my favorite trends for a while now, so it was great seeing all these EBEW inspired looks. Love those yellow heels!

    Callie
    www.coffeeandcardigans.com

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    1. Thanks Callie!! I just need to talk myself into trying colorblocking with some new combinations!

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  11. So adorable. Perfect color combos too. You look stunning!

    Clare
    Understated Classics

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    1. Thank you Clare! It was fun to go a little further than I usually do with the amount of color in a single outfit. :)

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  12. Love the outfit. Your shoes are so cute!

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    1. Thank you! They're definitely one of my favorite finds!!

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  13. What a great color combination! My college's colors weren't nearly so fabulous (black and yellow - we were hornets).

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'm now your newest follower. :)

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  14. What a fabulous skirt. The local high school colors are green and yellow. I didn't go to high school here, so I don't have the association, but I've had comments before when I've worn the color combo.

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    1. I have the same skirt in pink too...so comfortable and both were great deals at Target!

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  15. As a UW Graduate, I'm supposed to hate you. But I like your outfit too much, so I'll just agree to both hate Michigan ;)

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    1. haha, I will definitely show your Badgers some love long before the Wolverines. ;) How fun to have another Big 10 grad stop by my blog!

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  16. This is lovely. Great colour combination!

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  17. oh my gosh, navy & teal are two of my favorite colors to wear together and the yellow shoes are such a fun surprise, i love it.

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    1. I just love how well they go together!

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  18. I actually love the blue and yellow together-they're my high school colors. Those yellow shoes really took it over the top though!

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