Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Once, I Wore Color

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works cited: ruche dress; j. crew cardigan; secondhand j. crew coat; thrifted bag; target boots; we love colors tights; mittens a gift from my mom; scarf from etsy

Lots of bright, cheerful color for a busy day prepping, grading, reading, writing, and spending some time in the National Portrait Gallery. I have to puff up my chest a bit at how many colors I worked in here without feeling like the look is completely overboard (or who knows, maybe it is). Either way, it's galvanizing to change up my uniforms of grays and brown once in a while.

67 comments:

Rebecca said...

I don't think it looks overboard at all. Those colors look extremely good together.

Elegantly Academic said...

You know, the mittens bring this whole outfit together :)
Kel xo

Raquelita said...

You look adorable!

preethi said...

Ooh, I love the different shades of red & pink together!

preethi
lace, etc.

Rachel Kaylynn said...

Love all your colors! I don't think it's overboard at all.

Sehar Bique said...

ohh such a lovely look! even with so many colors you don't look even a tad bit overboard! <3

Anonymous said...

Such a cute pair of mittens! You look gorgeous!

Courtney Erin said...

I really love the splash of color - very cheerful.

Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

Anonymous said...

this combination made me smile!! so bright and lovely! x

Natalie

Erin @ Currently Coveting said...

What a great dress, you wear it well now but it will be great in warmer months too!

Genny said...

You look fantastic in that dress! I'm so happy it worked out for one of us. ;)

2ndhandknowledge said...

I love that purse!

Megan said...

I'm a big fan of being able to wear a summer dress year round. This is an excellent example of how to make a summer dress work in January. I also like how you've accessorized it with the winter colors and textures. Having spent the weekend in DC at all of the museums and witnessed what most people wore to spend their afternoons walking around such beautiful institutions, (mom jeans and white tennis shoes circa 1985), I think this is a great outfit to stand out from the crowd in.

Thrifted Shift said...

You're a brave woman, I don't think I could pull off so many colors all at once!
http://thriftedshift.blogspot.com/

Renisha said...

LOVE every single item of your outfit :)She rockin them Stilettos

Monique said...

me gusta mucho!!! very cute tania!

Looks and Books said...

Love all of this! Of course, I'm a huge fan of color, but I think this is all working really well together, especially the scarf and cardigan. Well done!

Cathy said...

I love everything about this look! SO great with your skin tone!
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Tashia said...

Not overboard at all. I love all the colors, and I love the National Portrait Gallery. I used to live near DC and one of the things I miss most are the free museums!

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Elizabeth said...

That dress is fantastic! I love seeing how you are able to make a warm-weather dress work for those chilly (well, maybe not THIS winter in DC) days when you need the extra layers.

seewhatlindseyloves said...

I LOVE the color combo! It's totally just a happy sort of outfit!

Anonymous said...

this looks FANSTASTIC! you will brighten anywhere you go today :)

Anonymous said...

i meant FANTASTIC, haha

Faith said...

I love this! The colors pair beautifully together!

Sequins said...

I love this outfit! The color palette works really well and isn't overwhelming at all. I think it probably helps that you still mostly stuck with one color (red), and then did variations of it. Plus, the yellow cowl is adorable!

-C. Marcia (Sequins)

modern Suburbanites said...

love this look, i don't think it's overboard at all! really love the mustard paired with the coral dress!

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Kultur und Stil said...

the dress is so cute!
xxx Anita

FutureLint said...

And what fabulous colors they are! I LOVE that dress - the color and polka dots are so sweet!

Lauren Jean said...

all of the colors look so amazing on you! i love the polka dots, the mittens, oh my gosh this just looks perfect.

Molly said...

Looove this. You should totally pull out the pink and red combo again on valentine's day!

gingerR said...

Considering rooting for the 'Skins?

Liz said...

Love love love this outfit T! The colors are so fantastic and it looks so easy-going and fun.

I also kinda want to steal that amazing cowl scarf! The color is perfection :)

SoFashionistica said...

I'm loving all these colors you put together, they all mix well. It looks like you are preparing yourself for spring.I still have to get some spring colors myself, I would like to find either mint-colored skinny jeans or a mint colored skirt.

Sarah-Anne said...

That dress!!<3

Elizabeth Benfield said...

i LOVE these colors together. you look so bright and fun :)

Jax+Puzzle said...

Love the colors in this outfit! You look very cheerful :-)

Shalini said...

I think I need that scarf.

Terri said...

I love all your colors. Looks great! Perfect for the fancy artsy types at the gallery.
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Pheobe said...

That lime color on that sweater is stunning! I love the texture of your polka dot dress and your purple scarf as well. A fantastic way to do color!

-Pheobe
pballoonjournal2.blogspot.com

laura said...

i love this whole outfit - but the mittens are AMAZING! did your momma make those? i want a pair .. they're gorgeous :)

Sidewalk Ready said...

adorable dress, tania! that color is beautiful on you!

Rae Veda said...

That dress is so darling. I'm a sucker for polka dots. xo, rv

http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

Jessica said...

I love this dress! Is it currently available at Ruche? For the life of me, I can't find it on the website - well, anywhere besides the featured image, that is.

Ani said...

Love this outfit and all the colors! That dress is so lovely!

Katrina said...

You look BEAUTIFUL in color!! You should wear it more often :)

jackie mae said...

ooohh I like!! I think wearing different shades of a similar color (aka pink and cranberry) is one of my favorite trends right now---you look great!!

S. said...

Love this aubergine snood, and the combination of aubergine and maroon! Fabulous.

Jackie @ This Is What I Enjoy said...

I absolutely love this outfit! I would never have thought to pair those pieces together myself, but it looks great.

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

Jessica--I think it sold out, sadly :( it may be restocked because they often do that with popular items. I'll see if I can find a link to send to you.

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

Jackie--yay I agree! I hadn't even realized that it's the multiple shades of pink. Now I will know how to try it again :)

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

This outfit is so pretty!! I love the different colors all combined! xoxo

Fabulously Average said...

I'm assuming this is the Ruche dress you spoke about via twitter a couple days ago. I'm lovin' it! Great color and dots? Perfect!

Anja said...

you are looking so great in color! you should definitely give it a go more often!!!

Shannon said...

This is my favorite ever outfit on you!!! So sweet.

http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

Lori said...

Oh my gosh, you look adorable. I'm so in love with that dress. Love the colors you paired with it. Good job ;)

wildchild said...

it's not overboard at all. i love it. you look so alive :)

Think Twice Style said...

I love all of the colors! They're muted so it's not too much crazy!

Court said...

Polka dots are great1

G. said...

I love this! So cute <3

Annie said...

I am mildly (OK, more like seriously) obsessed with that dress! I love the purples and gray that you added - looks awesome.

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Stella said...

Girl, I think the colors blend so harmoniously! Well done. :)

From a fellow grad student whose style has evolved considerably from following your blog and the late academichic (RIP), thanks for continually showing that it is possible to be smart AND chic!

Celynne said...

I think the only thing this outfit would need is a piece to integrate all the colours. You have some awesome colours going on, but none of your items share the colours. But I'm matchy-matchy and that's how I roll. You still look fantastic :D Colours suit you wonderfully and it's great to see you exploring with them.

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Madeline said...

That dress is fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Each of these pieces are super cute separately, but I have to be the lone dissenter here and say that none of them really go together well. (You're adorable, though!)

Kate said...

Love your outfit- such a cute dress and lovely colourful gloves!
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Sierra said...

I absolutely adore this outfit! I can be a bit of a scaredy cat when it comes to mixing hues, but this has inspired me to try harder :)

http://viennawaitsblog.blogspot.com/

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