18 April 2011

Rainbow Brights

My appreciation for all things bright and colorful has been a part of me from a very young age.  When I was in the seventh grade, I attended a weekly jazz dance class and I remember vividly a girl in my class with beautiful red locks who wore bright purple and red together and oh I how I loved it.

Boston is my home and I adore living here but one of my biggest fashion frustrations is that it can sometimes be difficult to find the brights that I am so attracted to.  Several years ago, I fell in mad shoe love with a pair of kelly green patent Louboutin mary janes.  The shoe could be found in Boston but only in neutral colors which is typical here.  Ever the industrious and persistent one, I eventually found them in the bright kelly green that my heart desired.  This spring, you can't imagine my joy at having so many bright options available in so many of the local shops. 

And this leads me to today's outfit and the real point of this post.  Kristina of Pretty Shiny Sparkly is going to be posting regular fashion assignments and this one is right up my alley; it's just sheer fun!  Today's challenge is colorblocking which you've seen plenty of on this blog (here, here and here).

Equipment blouse, Zara pants, Valentino shoes

I wore a hot pink Equipment blouse, bright red pants from Zara and added even more color with an orange coat from H&M.

Necklace Sequin Palm Beach, flower Elisha Daniels, bag Tiziana
I feel compelled to say more about this H&M coat.  I often say it's better to be lucky than good and that's how I feel about having found this coat.  I found it several years ago and sometimes H&M is great for what it's expected to be;  inexpensive, trendy items that satisfy a need for a season.  But quite frankly, this coat is really timeless. 

The details are really superb.  Look at the pleating in the back of this coat.  And what you can't see is how lovely the stitching is.  This was really a great buy.


  1. Wow, fantastic colour blocking here.

  2. StillblondeafteralltheseyearsApril 19, 2011 at 7:50:00 AM EDT

    Girl, Those shoes alone were worth coming here for. Blonde Unite. Great Job on the assignment. You look fab!

    Please visit me here and see how a 49 year old does Color Blocking! http://stillblondeafteralltheseyears.com/2011/04/color-blocking-two-ways-outfits-modeled-by-women-over-45/
    The Chief Blonde!

  3. Thanks for visiting! I am having so much fun with the color blocking!!

  4. Thanks for your visit and your comment!

  5. Thank you Lizzy for following me. I like you, and your blog very much, too. So I am adding you to my blogroll and follow.

  6. SO CUTE!! I love orange and pink together, and the red is great with these colors! The details of your coat are gorgeous.

  7. This outfit looks great, so nicely put together :) I love the bag <3

  8. Great Colorblocking! PS- I'm obsessed with your bag!

  9. I love your orange, pink and red hues you styled here. Good job!! That is a fabulous coat. You definitely did good with that purchase. I understand your shoe color frustration - the same thing happens to me in Richmond, VA. Conservatism takes over the shoe choices!!

  10. BAH! hot momma!
    I love this look. The coat just makes it perfect - wow - although I did stripes, a lot of these posts are inspiring me to try the color blocking this weekend, I think I am going to do both!! thanks for the inspiration!!

  11. Eeeek, that coat is pretty fabulous!


  12. Thanks for your comments and I love your bold stripes!!!

  13. The conservative shoe choices can be so frustrating! It's good that I can make frequent NYC trips and thank goodness for online ordering!

  14. These shades look great together! Love your accessories!

  15. Cute - love all the coral and orange. A great color this season, for sure.

    Meggy from Chasing Davies

  16. A combination of colour that I would not have thought worked, but it really does!