Monday, September 16, 2013

Fuchia and Green

I know the saying is "a pop of color"... as in one singular color, but I find myself emphatically drawn to overdoing most everything in my life (except for cleaning my house and jogging). So here I am popping 2 colors. In retrospect I can see how just black with fuchia may have been a more streamlined or chic choice, but I wouldn't change a thing about his outfit. 

In my years of overdoing it, particularly in the sartorial category, I feel I have found the balance of overdoing things without overdoing them if that makes sense. (Keep in mind I may be completely delusional). The goals when I get dressed are to feel good in what I'm wearing/stand out a bit in a crowd/find a little bit of hilarity in some aspect of my outfit. (The humor in this look is obviously the black-man-church-going-shoes I found in the men's section of the thrift store. I imagine them once being worn with a full green suit and matching tie one fanciful, soulful Sunday).

After multiple attempts to be more chic or elegant over the years, I've given up and found comfort in this aspect of my style. I understand this isn't the craziest, far out look I've ever rocked, but the simple rule breaking this outfit displays (2 pops of color as opposed to 1) is a unabashedly me. And there's not a damn thing I can do about it. 
Entire outfit thrifted.


  1. such a beautiful, beautiful outfit.

  2. This is awesome and so perfectly you..
    Love the teal and fuchsia.. slammin...

  3. Sister- you look ggooooodd! :) Those jeans fit you like a glove, and I am digging that lip color on you. Of course I am all about the color-popping, so well done! I love the possible story behind those church-going shoes...pure awesome. Thanks for the great post, as always!


  4. I love that you're so confident with your style and don't try to be something you're not- like elegant! You've got such a unique take on fashion that I truly love!

    Xo, Hannah

  5. i'd say, pop as many colors as one can. :) love that green color, emerald? and yes, those shoes, absolutely soul sunday with gospel songs. xox

  6. Pop of color, pops of colors, what's the dif! Haha, it looks great that is what counts!

  7. Hahah, I think you're the queen at overdoing things, without overdoing them :D

    I always feel so jealous of your gorgeous style and combinations ^_^

  8. BEAUTIFUL! I love these colors together.

    Kate from Clear the Way

  9. You look AWESOME. That shirt is just amazing. But of course, you can't really go wrong with sequins. Or green. Or man shoes. I just don't think you can ever go wrong.


  10. I really like the green, it makes it much more interesting!

    Maria xxx

  11. I always heard the rule was: no more than 3 colors in an outfit, so you're good to go! And I love the green, it makes it something less boring than the fuschia with black only. It's like too obvious and your outfit works even better!

  12. I love the matchy-matchyness of your shoes and bag! I totally know what you mean about overdoing it without overdoing it. There is a fine line and you always seem to know where to draw it!

  13. This is not a productive comment at all, but like -

    I don't understand why you're so perfect.

    PS: I'm an all-or-nothing person except when it comes to productivity.
    Then again, all in for procrastination is probably the inverse of that one.

    PSS: All thrifted? Does your thrift store have a tailor? How the hell does this all fit so perfectly?

    PSSS: Have I ever mentioned how babelicious you are?

    PSSSS: You're babelicious.


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