February 11, 2011

Laker-ish

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{Top: H&M, Skirt: J Crew, Belt & Bracelet: Limited, Necklace: UO, Tights: Gap, Boots: Steve Madden}


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I’m feeling a bit like a Laker girl. That is if Laker girls were knee length wool skirts and turtleneck tops. So maybe, a 1950s Laker girl? Not sure if it was the yellow skirt or the false fa├žade of warmth the sun was creating this morning, but I felt the urge to brave the cold {here we go again} weather. For the record I lasted a whole 2 self timing sessions before I literally ran back to my {still running} car. Oh the things I do in the name of blogging! Come to think of it, I suppose I've adopted some other lifestyle changes since blogging.

- Like waking up almost an hour earlier than I did during my pre blog days {who knew blogging was so much work?}

- Or wearing bold lipstick because I think it makes a photo just a tad bit better {and it adds a pep to my step}

- And finally opting out of wearing black pants for the umpteenth time {um, boring}


Today's Friend Friday questions are coincidentally about color. As always, check out Katy's blog Modly Chic for more info on #FBFF.


1. What color dominates your closet?
I have a lot of neutrals – especially black and gray, but neutrals aren’t really colors are they? So rather than getting off topic {I'm bad about that} I’d say purple, blue and green dominate the other colors in my closet.


2. If money weren't an issue how would you change the color emphasis in your closet? Adding more color has been a project of mine for the last year or so. While I do still pick up the occasional black piece, I have added a good amount of color. Going forward I’d like to focus on adding a few colors I don't have much of. Recently, that was pink. Up next? Maybe orange? Or more colored patterns.


3. What is your mantra about mixing colors?
I used to have a mantra. It was called no mixing brown and black. Once I realized how idiotic that was, I threw all other would be mantras out of the window and just started experimenting.


4. For you, how do you incorporate color into your outfits?
Having a primarily neutral based closet, it took me a while to get used to wearing color. But wearing color, slowly developed into coordinating colors, and now I'm well on my way to being plain old colorful. Now that I gravitate more naturally to color, my choices are more a reflection of my mood. In addition, I'm been trying to buy signature pieces that are colorful. This J Crew yellow skirt is great example, as are a few of my printed Anthro tops.


5. Which blogger(s) do you think do a good job of incorporating color into their wardrobe?
You know there are a lot color experts out there. Monkeyface is excellent at mixing colors in a professional and fun way. Suze is also a great color master. Linley, Kinsey, Kristine! I could go on and on. They’re all color inspiration-istas.

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40 comments:

  1. I love how all of your answers are about being wary of color, and yet you are ROCKING mustard and eggplant today! Such a rich combo, and it looks lovely with your coloring. And I'm ridiculously jealous of the skirt...

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  2. new follower..

    love the blog

    loooooove the skirt and kicks!!!

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  3. a laker girl was the 1st thing i thought of (in a good way). lovely color combo.

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  4. You are so stinkin' cute! And you do an amazing job of incorporating color into your outfits. :)

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  5. I KNOW, my morning routine completely revolves around blogging now instead of...well I guess just laying in bed till the last possible second. I am a color expert?! No way. But thanks. And I think you'd make an adorable Lakers PR person or something :)

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  6. Yes, many lifestyle changes from blogging, that's for sure. I work from home, so the biggest change for me is actually getting dressed and putting on makeup everyday!

    I have to say again how much I love that skirt.

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  7. Oh yes! Kinsey! I forgot to mention her but I'm so glad you did!!! Blogging is a lot of work, but it's so fun, right? I love your look, today- and you do look like you're braving the cold, but just aren't too sure about those 8 degrees. ;) PRETTY girl!

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  8. Yay for the Lakers reference!! Can you tell I'm an LA girl? lol

    These pictures are great, specially for being done so quickly!

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  9. Lol you say Lakers I say loved the combo! ... I love you dare to mix colors, I can never pull off outfits like this, not sure why, wish I looked this pretty!... Have a lovely Friday! xo

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  10. I love this look Liz! You look absolutely gorgeous and I love that J.Crew skirt. I have noticed that a few bloggers are wearing it today. Is this a sign, that I must buy a J.Crew skirt? I will take it as a yes. ;-) Love how you have mixed your colours and those booties, are adorbs. Happy Friday! xx veronika

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  11. such a pretty look once again. You really are a fashionable Laker girl!!

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  12. That is a great Laker girl look, and I normally hate the Lakers, but those colors are so right.

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  13. I love your yellow skirt. It makes me nostalgic for my yellow skirt from the last 30 for 30, which I purposely didn't include this time around. I guess I can live vicariously through your yellow skirt now. Keep up the good work.

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  14. I have a skirt that color. You are a girl after my own heart. Love your style!

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  15. I love that blogging has inspired me to stop wearing black pants every day. It was getting really old! I love the Lakers-ish look today. You're so bright!

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  16. I Love this whole outfit! So bright and beautiful and fun. I got some shoes like that recently, but I don't know how to wear them, so thanks for the inspiration!

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  17. i'm loving this backdrop! it really frames you and your outfit well! (if that makes sense...? haha) you definitely are playing the role of 1950s Laker girl. The girls today probably wouldn't even know what a pencil skirt is (so sad). i personally love the gold and purple combo! and i understand the harsh cold. i've been shooting outside our patio lately - it's just too cold not to have something to run into right after being done.

    hope you're enjoying the day off! (and sorry this comment is book-length).

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  18. Go Lakers Go! HA! I know it can be hard to get away from just black pants. I think you do a wonderful job of mixing colors.

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  19. I love purple and yellow together! Those were my school colors, so I'm partial.

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  20. I don't like the Lakers, but I LOVE your style. You make me want to add more colorful skirts to my universe! <3

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  21. Love that skirt! Your style is so great! :)
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  22. yeah another perfect outfit and hair:)

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  23. If only those girls had as much class! Not the Laker ones in particular (Lakers are my team being from Orange County), just in general. They should hire you as a consultant to get them your look! :)
    P.S.- Is it sad that I'M still sad about not getting to participate in EBEW Blazer edition because my Target blazer REFUSED to shrink no matter how many things I tried the night of picking my items?! Go figure, the one thing from Target that hasn't shrunk yet... But anyway, next time! Can't wait.

    Finding Fashionista Friends

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  24. love your color combo! that pencil skirt is fabulous!

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  25. I'm pretty much on the same page for colors of my closet. Being pale makes blues and greens look better haha.

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  26. Heyy, you're like me. I also have a lot of blacks and greys. And I have added colour in my closet by buying plain tops of every possible colour. But I still occasionally buy black. It's a habit.

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  27. And by the way, the palette you are wearing is very innovative. I'm off to colourlovers!

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  28. I love the yellow and purple, it's almost there with my love of navy and yellow... I love your dedication :)

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  29. i love purple and yellow!! this is a great outfit and you do a great job of mixing color into your outfits. you're definitely a color inspiration to me!

    cute and little

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  30. Aww, I'm bummed too that you missed out on EBEW. Hopefully you can participate next time!

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  31. book length comments are always welcome! Thankfully it warmed up this weekend....50 degrees, what?!

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  32. This skirt actually just went on sale...just a little shopping fyi :)

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  33. I might not be a fan of the Lakers, but I do love that skirt, especially paired with the blue blouse. I think using mustard and navy, etc., as the "new neutral" keeps things from getting boring and staid. Well done!

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  34. Oh yes, I wouldn't dare miss it. It's such a fun idea!

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  35. What a chic ensemble this is! J.Crew sure doesn't disappoint in the pencil skirt department.

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  36. http://palettediaries.blogspot.com/

    Hey I have made a palette based on this look. Love your blog!

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