Wednesday, March 23, 2011

outfit post: Blue Bird

Thanks, peeps for all the pep talk, but just to let you know I wasn't blue-blue, just blue with cold, and soaked with grey. It's been a soggy and grey Sacramento; the norm are mild winters but this one has been a rolling roller coaster of storms, so it's very wet, very overcast and a lot colder than normal. Since I don't drive, my feet are cold from walking over the flooded sidewalks and muddy lawns, I don't care much for biking on slippery bike lanes, or waiting at rained-on bus-stops. My bones are chilled, well to the bone, and I NEED MAH VITAMIN D. As I said before, these grey overcast skies don't make for a good outfit post, poor lighting and such. Also, it's hard to dress cute when you are braving slosh-y elements.

Well the sun must have heard my complain', because it came out today, a lovely respite from sodden misery. Much needed. Almost feels like a day in March and not late December. Here's what I wore right before our current storm session. Hopefully tomorrow will bring a few more rays with it as well. Cheers! 


Now Wearing: 
  • Vintage Sunnies
  • Gifted, Striped Scarf
  • Thrifted, Cobalt Wool Blazer
  • Target, Striped Cardigan
  • Target, Polka Dot Tshirt
  • Jean Skirt
  • We LOVE Colors striped tights 
  • Target, the new shoes

42 comments:

Glocal Girl said...

You shine even when you're 'blue'.

X

the Citizen Rosebud said...

I love you Glocal Girl!

Sara said...

Lovely! I like the blazer, the skirt, the flower, the scarf, everything in this outfit. Great!

Sounds like a bad weather you have there. I will send you virtually some vitamins so you don't get flu!

-Sara
xo

Please may I? said...

Well you look fab! I adore that blazer the colour is lovely.

We always have pants weather, although to be fair the sun shone yesterday and today is looking promising too. The joys of good old England!

X x

Vintage Vixen said...

Look at you! A work of art in those clashing stripes and polka dots. You bring a ray of sunshine to my life everytime you post an outfit, you gorgeous woman. xxx

That's Not My Age said...

Love the combination of blue and black - after a long dreary winter, the sun has finally come out to play in London too. It's such a tonic.

Collette Osuna said...

Yayyyy for sun...you look like a little ray yourself:)
I love this pick me up outfit....the dots, stripes....its gorgeous, and made me smile BIG:)

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Marta said...

polka dots, strippes - perfect combination! and i need vitamine d too...

QueenVII said...

I'm glad the sun came out for you! I am in utter love and totally jealous of your cobalt blazer!!!! OMG!

Leia said...

Dear sun, please continue to shine on Bella!
You look fab in your stripes and polka dots and blues. Those tights are SO cool, too!

The Daily Fashionista said...

Oh I feel your pain. When rainy weather hits and stays it's just an annoyance and it especially sucks when you have to walk/bike in it.

But your outfit is really pretty. I love the stripes and polka dots you've got going on here!

brookemeagan said...

I hear ya! Winter is not going down without a fight in my neck of the woods either. I long for the day I wake up to the sound of the blue bird, but waking up to Bella the blue bird is even better.

I love the collaboration of spots and stripes. Your tights are amazing and I'm even more jealous of your blazer collection than ever. I need to get more colorul blazers. I only have grey and black ones. And thanks for the feedback on my post. I'll be liking you on facebook in no time. xo

Ellie said...

I find this outfit absolutely fantastic! The blues, the vintage sunnies, the shoes! All great!
So sorry that you're feeling under the weather, but at least there was some sun to make up for it!

Love your blog, definitely a new follower!
Have a great day :)
-Ellie

jessica said...

You look fan-bloody-tastic! I have not been brave enough to try mixing patterns yet, but, when I do, I doubt Ill be looking as cute as you are here!
the tights are my favorite part..

WendyB said...

It's sleeting here right now. Am ready for spring.

Stylish Thought said...

Love your blue period!

My Heart Blogged said...

I love all the pattern mixing you have going on. The electric blue blazer is fantastic. My boyfriend, and I have contemplated moving to Cali (he lived there until he was 18) plenty of times because of Ohio weather. It seems like no matter where you go you can't win.
My Heart Blogged

Ashe Mischief said...

I love how you mixed such bold colors and bold patterns in a way that isn't overwhelming or over-the-top. It's actually really..calming.

Ofelia said...

Pablo (Picasso) would be proud!!!
A blue period done right!!!
Great combinations of blue shades and prints!!!

Ife' said...

ooooh! I love those sunnies.

It's so funny, I remember Sacramento winters being FREEZING! I was spoiled by SoCal winters. When I'd go up north for holidays, I would be freezing my buns off!

I love your stripes and dots! I FINALLY found a polka dot blouse AND a polka dot skirt this past weekend! woohoo! I am looking forward to mixing it up with spots and stripes, spots and leopard, spots and EVERYTHING... real Citizen style :)

Santina said...

You look so pretty and happy in these pics! A little Vitamin D does every girl some good. I hope more is on its way!

Okay, you know I love this look. I can't stop wearing blue, but more than that, you know how much I love me some stripes!

the Citizen Rosebud said...

You all put a big smile on my face. Today is cold and blustery- something like 45 mph winds. But inside I am warmed by your sweet comments.

@IFE: one- happy birthday girl! 2)LOVE your outfit- leopard and stripes big puffy hearts!

@Santina- this outfit reminded me of you- perhaps the cool colors and of course the stripes, my soul sister! <3

Sal said...

What a fun, fabulously bold pattern mix!

northeastchic said...

I've never met a pair of striped tights that I didn't take home with me :) Love that outfit! Clearly your polka-dot love also knows no bounds.

Rebecca said...

I really like all of those blues together.

Carolann DeMatos said...

I love that you totally mix different patterns and colors together. I do this all the time and get tons of strange looks from friends and strangers alike ... and let me say I feel better knowing I have a pattern mixing soul sisters out there.

Carolann

Polka Princess said...

Loving the play with stripes......& that blue blazer looks great too!! Hope the sun's there to stay! :)

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

Flipping fabulous tights.


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Fabienne Jach said...

I think the best weather compromise would be sunshine Sun - Wed, then a good snowboarding-friendly storm Thur-Sat! I hear ya, though, I was never fond on cycling in the rain:(
xo,
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Fashion FyoozD Culture said...

Love the strips and polka dots combo. Very cute. And I just love blazers, how they put a outfit together and makes it look neat and constructed.
I love it all around
You make the blues look good <3
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Marissa said...

I know how you feel, lady. New England weather is the pits, and we're supposed to get snow tonight! I thought winter was over. :( Well, at least your blue tights are there to cheer me up. I've been meaning to go on an ordering spree at We Love Colors, but I keep trying to convince myself that spring is here and I won't need them for much longer. Apparently, that's not the case.

Beautifully Invisible said...

I'm looking at the hail falling outside of my office window right now, and the only thing keeping me from becoming extremely grouchy is the sunshine I am getting from this post!

Love the outfit - love blues (my fave color). You look fantastic and the tights are super-cute!

Laura Connell said...

I am so jealous I can't speak. It has been snowing all day here and I mean ALL DAY and has been continuously snowing pretty much since November. I need to go to California.

La Historiadora de Moda said...

Oh, Bella, you have blown my mind with this amazing pattern mixing!

I have been blue with cold too. It has been a long, cold, snowy winter with more white stuff today....

Dusk said...

Ohhh you're making me feel blue... but see... blue is a happy colour for me!

(and dayam, I'm a poet. :)

You look spectacular and I know how you feel re lack of Vit D! I'm a solar gal. I need sunshine.
....I love patterns mixed like this.

Elle Enchanted said...

Ohh Bella you're a vision here! I love this outfit and you're wonderful at pattern mixing. Those tights are KILLER. :D

fashionoverfifty said...

Love all the stripes and the blue but most of all LOVE THOSE SHOES! Brilliant. Paula

NikkNaks said...

yay blue tights! I just won some on another blog that I get tomorrow, I can't wait! We can be tights buddies.. ;)
Miss you!
Nikki

any2ndnow.com said...

Love the cascade of blue. I must have those tights!

xoxo
Cyrillynn

Oh to Be a Muse said...

isn't it great that the sun is finally coming out? i love all these colors and those vintage sunnies!

Heather Fonseca said...

I LOVE your outfit! What a great color combination. Bright blue really becomes you.

It's been soggy down here in LA too, but I'm trying to focus on enjoying it. Be the time August rolls around I'm sure I'll be sick of the intense heat and wishing for rain!

But then again I do have a car. I don't think I'd be very happy having to take the bus or bike in this weather.

Love,
Heather 
http://heathersdesignblog.com/

GRIT AND GLAMOUR said...

You've tripped the stripe fantastic. Love! Blue looks fab on you, too, for the record.

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