"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 26, 2011

A splash of red, please

Aloha chicas! I am attempting to channel a warm Hawaiian breeze and the airy Hawaiian attitude to get me through the rest of this week. You know how when you have something that you are really looking forward to time just seems to drag on? That is exactly how I am feeling this week because Thursday after work I am taking the bus up to NYC (!!!) to collect my soon-to-be-roomie and help her move to DC! Yes, I know I make it sound like we are getting married and you would think for how excited I am that we were. But I can't help it. We have been talking about living together practically since we met in Paris on our study abroad trip two years ago and now it is finally becoming reality. She has her last day of work Friday so I will pass the time shopping (twist my arm) and then we will celebrate with a fancy dinner courtesy of restaurant week. Then on Saturday we will load up her car, thankfully with the help of her boyfriend, and drive back to DC. We still haven't figured out our official move in date but it will be sometime in the next few weeks. I'm sure you will end up hearing more apartment/moving talk than you signed up for, so I'll try to keep it to a minimum!

So if you check out the Color Brigade today your eyes might think they are seeing green. Yes, they might be a little green with envy over how gorgeous those ladies look but I meant literally seeing green! It was obviously the color of the day. While many of these fantastic bloggers dazzled in lime and emerald, I went with a slightly muter olive and gray combination, with a red accent. It is definitely not a color combo that I usually choose, but hey that is what this blog is all about, right? And it gave me the perfect opportunity to debut my new snake-skin Dany's :) For those of you questioning my sanity wearing such a ridiculous heel to work, don't fear: I didn't. These only made an appearance for my sushi date with the bestie for her birthday! She was questioning my sanity for buying them so I had to prove to her how wearable (and fabulous) they truly are!
Dress: H&M, Cardigan: Forever 21, Belt: Kohl's, Tights: Unknown, Shoes: Jessica Simpson
I have been wanting to wear this dress ever since I saved it from it's lonely existence on the sale rack this summer. It isn't a color I usually wear, but the flirty bow tie was too much to resist. I just wish it didn't get so wrinkly so fast! Would you believe I fully ironed it this morning, and it was already looking like this after work? Annoying.
I had a long debate with my mirror this morning over the red belt. I loved the pop of color but I just wasn't sure I was feeling it. In the end, the mirror won.
What you don't lounge around on your sofas posing for pictures? Oh I guess that is just me :)
I was totally in love with this lace back cardigan from the moment I saw it. It is actually a lot harder to work into outfits than I would have imagined, though. I have found a couple of options so far and will just have to keep working on it.
My dreams have been Dany-filled for quite some time now and when I saw that they had miraculously gone on sale for under $50, I just had to make them mine. Or I might have to had to make two pairs mine :)

All in all this outfit is certainly darker than many entries you will see over at cute and little but I think the genius of Color Brigade is that it means something different to us all. And for me, it is all about having fun with different color patterns. Some days they will be bright and wild and other days they might be darker with unique color pairings. Who knows. The mystery of not knowing where my style will go next is one of the many reasons I love blogging. What about blogging keeps you awake at night with excitement dears?

Last but certainly not least, a big birthday shout out to the BEST FRIEND a girl could have! Since I know you read this, I wanted to make sure you know how much I value you in my life. Love you babe and hope you had a wonderful day!

Bisous!

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39 comments:

  1. I need those shoes....just sayin'...and wow...love the whole outfit..the red makes it:)

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  2. The outfit is totally incredible and the heels...wowo..In love! Such a great post,sweetie
    Hugs and kisses

    Ps: I am hosting a beautiful Garnish party supplies GIVEAWAY today :) ...Just in time for Valentine’s Day!

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  3. i love the olive green and i'm so excited to see you wear your Dany's! i just got these shoes and can't wait until the weekend to wear them (they're not gonna work in my office attire, unfortunately). and the red belt adds a great accent.

    another great win for the Color Brigade! :)

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  4. what a great deal! just might have to snatch them up myself--are they comfy?

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  5. I love this whole look - the shoes are seriously awesome! Good luck with everything this week - it all sounds so exciting and fun.

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  6. Whoa!!! Those shoes are amazing!!!

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  7. Girl, you have a mad ability to wear shoes that I would kill myself in. Walking is pretty much a challenge on it's own for me!

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  8. Wow, those shoes. I've seen them on Keiko Lynn and I still wonder how hard/easy it is to walk on those. They look chic and I love platforms and heels but I'm kinda scared of this pair... But you look so nice and comfy! I love the sofa shot!

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  9. so happy for you and your new roomie, and those shoes are so unique and amazing!

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  10. I love this red and green combo, and those shoes are awesome!! I'm always hesitant to pair red with green for fear of looking Christmas-y, but you look great, and no holiday references entered my mind :)

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  11. Those shoes are UNREAL!!! I love your cardigan too, but I agree- it would be one of those things I would die for, but then not QUITE know how to style it. I love how you did it here though! :)

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  12. loving the layers...great dress. sweet shoutout to your bff :)

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  13. Having a new roommate is exciting! Good luck with the move! :)

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  14. im always channeling a hawaiian state of mind! :) good luck with the new roomie! & i love your outfit. olive green is my fave shade lately & those shoes are SO fierce

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  15. those shoes! i'm feeling a little shoe-envy coming on right now just to be honest

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  16. Love the outfit.. your heels are to die for
    lee x

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  17. Ah, I am so excited for you, Laura! It sounds like you are going to have a true adventure this weekend!

    But ohmigosh Dany...I am in love! Are they are to walk in?? :)

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  18. *Are they hard to walk in? Sorry. :P

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  19. Thanks everyone for your sweet comments! The Dany shoe is surprisingly comfortable and very easy to walk in! I know it doesn't look like it, but it is. I highly recommend the shoe!

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  20. LOVE the shoe, I'm a big fan! :)

    xx
    Jen

    http://belledecouture.com

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  21. New roomie....yay! :) I really am loving this outfit. Beautiful dress, gorgeous heels!!! I want them. :)SArahD

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  22. Great outift! Love those shoes =)

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  23. ooohhhhhh those shoes!!!!

    kasey

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  24. I love love love those shoes! I don't know if I could walk in them though!

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  25. i am dany platform obsessed! they go with anything. you look gorg:)

    xxx

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  26. That is so exciting!! Like everyone else has said, I also love your shoes! :)

    Have fun!!

    Rachel

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  27. Great shoes! Just ran across your blog. So cute.

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  28. those shoes are heaven... Good luck on the move. We will be in DC in a few weeks visiting.


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  29. If I'm reading you right, you live in DC...at which point I am infinitely jealous! I went to school there and spent two years there after graduation. I miss it terribly! I'll just have to live vicariously through you ;) love your pop of red! so happy to have stumbled on your blog...make sure to stop over at mine, I have a fun giveaway running now! xoxo {av}

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  30. about the danys...i know, right?? under $50...had to get a second pair. still wishing for the black, but none in my size. have the tan and gray snake. aren't they fab??!!

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  31. I absolutely love your shoes! It is gorgeous.

    xx
    Meera

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  32. oh wow! those heels are to die for!

    theblogofworldlydelights.blogspot.com

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