"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles."
Audrey Hepburn

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Can I get a little color please?

Good afternoon dolls! Hope you're all having a wonderful Wednesday so far. Mine is pretty good- I've gotten to learn a lot of twitter tricks at work today, which is always cool. I love when I can apply things from my day job to my outside interests (aka blogging)! So I mentioned this already, but I am living alone for the week as my brother is now back at college and my mom is traveling on business. I can't decide if I like it or not. Pro: It feels great to be in my own space (I am staying in my grandmother's old condo) and to truly feel like a responsible adult. Con: It is lonely. To be honest, I think the con wins in this case. Luckily, it is only for a week and in just 10 days I will officially be living with my roommate so I can have the best of both worlds! 
I am sure many of you have heard that Kendi from Kendi Everyday is hosting a winter edition of her very popular 30 for 30 closet remix project. I have admired (from afar) the brave bloggers that partake in this challenge and thought about joining the fun myself. But it wasn't until a lovely twitter convo with Katie and Collette I finally decided to make the leap! So come on girls, just go for it and head over to Kendi's blog to sign up. I need more of you with me :)

So I definitely meant to sure this with you lovelies yesterday, but having forgotten that my grandmother's condo does not have internet access, I was left stranded. Two weeks ago the fabulous Kileen from cute and little (don't worry she lives up to the name) launched an awesome blogger project called Color Brigade where she encourages bloggers to put their creativity to the test and style bright outfits using at least 3 colors. I absolutely love this idea and have been itching to put together colorful outfits to combat the dreary winter weather we are experiencing. I mean who doesn't feel a little better when they throw on some pink and colored tights, even if the weather outside is frightful? And sleeting rain definitely counts as frightful in my book!
Blouse: H&M, Skirt/tights: Kohl's, Pumps: Steve Madden, Watch: Michael Kors, Rings/bracelet: vintage grandmother's. Highly annoying sleeting rain and ice covering everything that causes Virginia drivers to act like they just got behind the wheel of a car yesterday: c/o Mother Nature.
I have been wanting to add a fun pair of colored tights to my arsenal to utilize on days like yesterday when everything around you is just screaming drab. And these babies worked. Not only did I feel lighter and sunnier, but my coworkers commented on how my outfit made them smile. I couldn't have been happier!
My only complaint about this blouse is that it is SO staticky and it clings to everything, making it look wrinkled when it isn't. But I just haaaad to have this color combo so I wound up doing that awkward "tug and smooth" game all day. No bueno chicas.
And the Pièce de résistance of the outfit: the coveted gold glitter Steve Madden pumps! Yes, you have patiently let me editorialize my love for these beauties time and time again and they finally nestled up in my closet right before Thanksgiving. It was a touching moment. I cried. Just kidding. No really. It was the happiest ending to a love story that this little romantic could have imagined. 
To see all the fierce day-brightening-with-color members of Kileen's fearless brigade, head over to her blog! I mean it. Go now. Or else :)


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  1. OMG those shoes are incredible..I really love the shoes and tights combination...It gives such a great vibe to the outfit...You look stunning,darling
    Hugs and kisses

    Ps: I am hosting a natural cosmetics GIVEAWAY today! Hope you’ll join in :)

  2. Those heels are just amazing!! Love the tights, also. :) Great outfit. :)SarahD

  3. Very brave!! I'm too scared to try that, ha ha XD
    And I looove the outfit!! :D

  4. yay for colored tights!! i have to admit that i have the same static problem with my tights. i've noticed that it only happens on my cheap tights though (think F21) and doesn't seem to happen with my more expensive DKNY ones from Nordstrom. maybe that's where the extra $10 comes from... :)

    anyways, i love your color combo and thanks for joining the Color Brigade this week!

    cute and little
    come join the Color Brigade!

  5. You look great. Love the heels. For static on your shirt, try attaching safety pins to the inside seam of your shirt (I usually do one on each side and that seems to do the trick).

    Amber Lena

  6. gorgeous heels!

    Thankyou for the comment on my blog :)

  7. hot shoes! i wore similar colored tights today haha

  8. I like the purple shades, the tights with the button blouse! I think it is a great pair:)
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  9. Yay for joining in the 30 for 30 fun! Yay for colorful outfits! And SUPER yay for those shoes!
    Girly, those are incredible!!!

    Leaving the House in THIS?!?!

  10. Love the maroon leggings and the heels :D

  11. I've been staring at that last photo for the past few minutes - the burgundy/gold combo is mesmerizing! You look lovely.

    xoxo Hannah

  12. the heels totally love them ! Cool blog! I love it! come to mine please :D!

  13. I love those shoes! I oggled over them somewhat myself before Christmas! Cheers on the 30-30 challenge...can't wait to see what you drum up!

  14. I'm not sure which is making me swoon more, Laura - the berry-colored tights or the glitter Steve Madden pumps. Gah! I am DYING!! :)

  15. I can't wait to see all the fun looks you come up with! And I think I'm in love with your shoes. I would so break my foot in those but wow.

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  16. love those tights!! what a great color - and you styled them wonderfully!

  17. yay! we can be challenge buddies. One won't let the other quit and we'll give each other words of encouragement and tips along the way. lol
    good luck !

  18. I LOVE the color combination! The tights and the shirt look so great together! I hate when my shirts have static cling, so I usually always wear a tank underneath, or you can try rubbing a dryer sheet on it. And yay for signing up for the 30x30 challenge!

  19. nice post!

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  20. I love the tights + shoes!!! Looking forward to seeing your 30 for 30 challenge outfits!

  21. I LOVE your tights! What a great color! Those shoes are fab as well.

    I'm glad you will be 30 for 30ing as well! Can't wait to see your picks and what you'll come up with!

  22. I'm in on the 30 for 30 too! And you're looking fabulous! I love this color combo, and those shoes are freaking stunning!

  23. i am loving all the 30 for 30s!! your purple tights look great!!

  24. those shoes are fab! i saw some similar ones at target tonight, but i almost fell over in them twice. haha.

  25. love those shoes! x

    p.s. I'm having a giveaway on my blog for a fox tail if you'd like to check it out. xx

  26. Love the shoes! Im totally freaking out about 30X30 - ahh!

  27. i've thought about doing it, but idk.

  28. I did kendi's challenge last month and it was soo soo much fun! I would totally recommend doing it to anyone. You really learn how to use your clothes in more creative ways! Good luck with the challenge!
    Wearing It On My Sleeves

  29. I love those shoes and tights, they are perfect together too!

    Have a great weekend!

  30. Hi Sweets..you KNOW IM all about those tights!! The shoes are gorg!! Cant wait for the 30x30..we are gonna kill it!!

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  31. The heels really are amazing! So glad you got them!

    I actually live alone and I adore it. So much freedom!

  32. Wow, I LOVE the tights and heels. Totally killer!


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