Monday, July 23, 2012

Smug Mummy Style: Colorblocked

I was inspired to throw together a little colorblocking for church yesterday - as in, a house of worship, and not one of handbags. Yes, we think about other things here on very rare occasion.

In any event, I based this ensemble - which I like to call "Blues for Jesus" - around this new Target Merona maxi tie-waist dress, an inexpensive way to get in on the trend:


Smug Mummy Style: Colorblocked




Here's another situation where the blazer + maxi works well - after church, I just subtracted my slouchy jacket (ancient Banana Republic eyelet version of above), added those sunglasses, and voila - was ready for lunch & lazy Sunday with the family.

For anyone intimidated by the BRIGHT COLORS OMG of colorblocking, there are different, less eye-searing ways to approach this. I think of this pairing here, where the colors are next to one another on the color wheel and around the same level of intensity (i.e., brights with brights, vs. bright and pastel), as the easiest way to do this look. The white blazer and the neutral shoes, watch & sunglasses give the eye a break from all of the color color color.

Once upon a dinosaur, the Invisible Rule was that you didn't wear blues with greens like this - too bruise-like, I suppose. I say in 2012 that's ridiculous, and we should throw together any ol' colors we think Prettiest.

Whaddaya think?

(With thanks to my Invisible Internet Friend Sea and Tea, whose Twitter pic of the same frock reminded me to play around with this.)

9 comments:

Mrs. Type A said...

Very cute dress!

Courtney said...

Saw that dress at Tar-jay and loved it!

ms. mindless said...

Love. I tried that dress and it did NOT work on me because it is not flattering on the larger hipped ladies. I was very sad because it is adorable and I am sure you rocked the hell out of it since you are adorable!

Nat said...

Love it! I haven't seen that dress in Target- I might need to go looking for it now! I need a white blazer too because that is a brillant idea.

Happiness Is... said...

Love this outfit!! I really love color block but don't have any yet!

The Waspy Redhead said...

Loving that blue pedicure - after our meet up Saturday I totally ordered that shade at Sephora.

Marta said...

Oooo I love it. Very pretty! I need to start wearing maxi dresses.

Amy @ Forever 29 said...

Another nosy question, Mrs. Pretty, but how tall are you? I'm 5' 5" and feel like I'm in no-mans land as far as maxi's go. Maybe if I threw on a tall wedge I could work it, but then that kind of takes away from the "easiness" of wearing. Anyway, color me jealous.

Perfectly Imperfect said...

I really like that dress. May need to go find that one.

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