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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Color Blocked Bella

The New Kid on the (Color) Block. One spring trend that has taken the interwebs by storm is the Color Block. I'm not sure why this one-two-one-two pow! of a bright color combo just feels right- is this over-the-top expression of optimism the antidote to our sunken (but hopefully on the rise) economy? This season, bright on bright is THE THING, and I couldn't think of a better pairing for a color-block-party than cardinal red and robin's egg blue. The blouse is a vintage top that was re-worked: a navy blue net-lace border was added to the bottom for a bonus block of color. The simple sundress, a stunner in bright red looks brand new, it's yet another amazing score from the Goodwill. I'll be posting the blouse for sale in my ETSY store, so if you're interested, shoot me a message and I'll reserve it for you.



Last week, Jill of Everything Just So, along with Adrienne of The Rich Life (on a Budget) co-hosted a Color Block blogger event, and the blogger's colorful outfits posted are worth a peek- so do check them out by clicking HERE.

Now Wearing:
  • re-made vintage blouse (coming soon to ETSY)
  • thrifted red sundress, Goodwill
  • satin ribbon as belt
  • We Love Colors red tights
  • Steve Madden ruffled patent T-straps

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37 comments:

Wendy said...

Looking fab as always :-)

SACRAMENTO said...

Brilliant blocking, gorgeous YOU, my dear friend in Seattle.
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jaljen said...

Great look. I've pinned you.

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Beautiful...love all of it...styled perfectly. I don't think I have told you how great your hair looks!!

Misfits Vintage said...

I love that beautiful blouse - and what a fabulous combo. Happy and optimistic and... hey, I think Curtise has those shoes in red!

Sarah xxx

déjà pseu said...

Ooh, I like it! That particular blue is one of my favorite colors.

The Style Crone said...

Stunning, especially with your hair. You look ready for a new and brilliant life.

Heather Fonseca said...

Bright blue and red looks great together. Love your look, and the whole color blocking trend.

sylvia @ 40PlusStyle said...

Absolutely gorgeous Bella!

Meghan Edge said...

i LOVE that top! I want it.

Actually I love the whole outfit but that jacket/top is AWESOME!

RETRO REVA said...

i lovey love red and light blue together. You are rockin the color block ;)
Pop by, i think you might just gain a smile!
Hugs
Reva

Jenmarie said...

Great color blocking! The ruffled details on the cardigan are super cute.

P.S. LOVE the new look here :)

theequinebovine said...

rawwwrrr!

jeanofalltrades said...

I love the robin's egg blue and red combo! It's even more dramatic with red tights!

Lindsay said...

What a great color combo! And thanks for the retweet on my post the other day. You're too kind :)

I love what you've done to that top! It looks great and what a brilliant idea :)

xo,
Lindsay

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

You're rockin' the colors I decorated my kitchen and family room in, so I of course love this look!

señora Allnut said...

fabulous color combo, love how you wear red and more red and that pretty blue-turquoise cardi!!, with your absolutely gorgeous hair and smile!!
besos

Forest City Fashionista said...

In love with that red dress, and it looks yummy with the blue. I think Sarah's right, those are the shoes that Curtise has in red!

La Dama said...

Bellita,
Robin egg blue and red blocking kicks ass!
All the colors go so splendid with your firebird hair.
Love the pink bag your holding.
Besones

Terri said...

Oh I love the detail at the neckline on the little jacket.

Melanie said...

Rock 'em sock 'em robot! You knocked my (colour) block off!

I see you and I smile, a big one!! I loooove this!!

pastcaring said...

Such wonderful colours, they work so well together. Love that little blouse, especially the frill detail. xxx

GRIT AND GLAMOUR said...

I like color blocked Bella! That blue is gorge on you! And it goes so well with the red. You're like the Christmas Tiffany box...robin's egg blue with a red ribbon!

Hope you're settling in, love. You know Alexis of North on Harper is kind of going through the same thing right now.

Soccer Mom Style said...

new kid on the (color) block!! ha-ha-ha! I remember that band! loving your bright interpretation. Beautiful chic and fun as usual!
xx
maya

fdiary said...

I love that jacket, its the perfect color! Nice find!

The Closet Shopper said...

Color fabulousness. You look great. Outfit is really fun. Plus I love seeing your smiling face. It brightens my day.

xo,
Tracy

The Closet Shopper said...

Color fabulousness. You look great. Outfit is really fun. Plus I love seeing your smiling face. It brightens my day.

xo,
Tracy

luxus said...
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luxus said...

Normally I'm afraid of bright on bright combinations, but you really rock the red and blue. The colours compliment each other nicely. Yes I'll see you coming from a mile away but I totally dig the outfit so I would enjoy the view!

Miss Peregrin said...

I love these two colours together! I'm really enjoying the bright-on-bright trend that's going around at the moment. It's so much fun!

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

Your hair color is AMAZING!! Love your bold adventurous style! =)

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Fashion Tales.... said...

I loved this colour blocking look on you when I saw it over on Jill's blog. That bright blue and your fiery hued hair makes this outfit so wonderful! Hope this week is amazing for you Bella. xx

zlittlesavingwithstyle said...

I really like to see the happy spirit from you. You seems like such a really fun person to be around with.

Hey! love the color block outfit. Red and blue, they are gorgeous together.

Thank you so much for adding my in your 40+ list. Time goes by pretty fast and we are in the list of 40+ already (heheh...

zlittlesavingwithstyle said...

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I just posted a comment.

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Cheryl van den Berg said...

Bella, I am loving the red hair and the red tights!

Liesl said...

Love, love, love this...your personality and FUN just shines through this look! :)

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Glory be!!! Can I just give a you a big arse-squeeze right now? You look flippin' gorrrrrrrrrrrrrrgeous!!! xoxoxoxo

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