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Monday, May 2, 2011

Today's Outfit: Lighten Up

  • T. Babaton 'Carter' trench
  • Banana Republic cardigan
  • Talula oxford shirt
  • Joe Fresh belt
  • H&M shorts
  • Dynamite tights
  • American Apparel oxfords

Blame it on the lacklustre spring weather we've been having lately, but I realized after my last outfit post that what I was wearing was dark, wintry and not at all spring-like. Where were the bright colours, light layers and latest spring trends? Well, just as Mother Nature is taking her time easing into warmer weather, I seem to be edging towards spring in baby steps. Before I dive headfirst into this season's colour-blocked clothes, I'm piling on clothes in lighter neutrals: olive-y khaki, light blue, gray, tan. Not a bright hue among the bunch, but the overall lightness of these combined pieces is a lot better than black on black. If you're looking for an alternative to colour-blocking, how about non-black neutral-blocking?

6 comments:

  1. Hey girl! :) can you please send me some cool weather?! It's been extremely warm the past couple weeks... urgh. I'm not ready for summer just yet.

    Well, you're looking fabulous. I hope you're well.

    xx Love & Aloha

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  2. I like how you paired the tights with the shorts, it's got that ralph lauren classic look to it :D

    and continuing our convo for Chanel, I find it so strange that some chanel bags are expensive but some are stupidly expensive, like the square looking one with the handles is only $1700 but the small 2.55 is $3300!! I guess too many fakes causing it to price hike a bunch :(

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  3. cute..like a mix of safari-ish and office chic casual. Good outfit for this weather for sure. Not too dark for Spring but suitable for this cloudy day

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  4. i love your trenchcoat. i've been looking for the perfect one. xx

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  5. Your outfit is actually so refreshing among the sea of brights all over the blogosphere right now: classic and tasteful with a pop of quirkiness in your patent oxfords (btw don't know if it appeals to you, but I think they would be so cute with the thick ribbon shoelaces!).

    Re: the Joe Fresh skirt, yes too big for me too (just a tad though, my generous hips have . But the material is pretty darn good, it is lined, the print is unique and it was $29.. so I intend to get it altered!

    Hope you're having a great week Lisa!
    Jen

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  6. Lisa the shorts over tights is so very nice when you dress is up this well. Beautiful, one of the best I have ever seen sporting this look.

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