Summer Fab Series – Colors

Hi there! I know I’ve been a bit lax with posting – I’ve admittedly fallen in to the once or twice a day post a photo on Instagram instead of blogging slump. But I wanted to share some of my favorite summer work looks since somehow we seem to be halfway through summer! I’m admittedly already eyeing fall clothing but…it’s not fall yet so, it’s still time to share summer looks!  I seem to be in a constant rotation of colors, pattern mixing and classic neutrals. So…I’m going to work on a few posts centered on these three items. First up – colors! I’ll be honest – I wrote this before I looked through my photos from the past few weeks and I was a little disappointed to see I haven’t been showcasing as much color this summer (or I should say color that doesn’t involve pattern mixing) – something I think I need to work on for the rest of summer!

But for now…here are a few of my favorite summer looks focusing on colors:

20140709_083505I’m not going to lie, this is probably one of my favorite summer outfits. I bought these Kate Spade Gabe flats on super sale (well super sale for KS) last month and I am soooo in love with them. I want to wear them all the time. They were a perfect match for my J.Crew Neon Tweed skirt. With all of that color I had to tone down the top but I added in some pops of yellow too with a belt and necklace. And well…why not a pink bag too?

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Top & Skirt : J.Crew (last year), similar top here  / Necklace : J.Crew Factory / Shoes : Kate Spade (sold out, similar color here )

Next up…mixing some colors I wouldn’t usually think to pair together. The cove floral print at J.Crew this season featured a lot of items, and I decided on the lightweight sleeveless drapey silk blouse in the pattern. Many people noted that this blouse is very lightweight and I agree – I haven’t had issues with it snagging though.

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Blouse : J.Crew / Necklace: J.Crew / Skirt: J.Crew Factory / Flats : Banana Republic

There are so many colors to work with in this blouse and while wading through my closet I somehow settled on a cotton pencil skirt in mint. Huh. It worked. And with neon yellow no less. I’m telling you, some days I don’t know how it all comes together, it just does. The neon yellow was a given with the blouse…the mint, well, I just had to take a chance.

Last up…a blouse that I most definitely bought from a little peer pressure via Instagram…but, now that I have it, I think it’s going to be a great summer and fall piece and the color pairings are endless. It’s also some colors that are a bit out of my comfort zone so it’s been a good challenge to encourage me to wear it.

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Blouse : J.Crew Gemstone Floral Silk Tee / Pants : Banana Republic Jackson crop (old)/ Shoes: J.Crew

I’m still thinking about some brighter combinations for this blouse…so stay tuned.

And last but not least a look with the Racer Back floral dress that I wore to a recent family party. I really loved this combination and it was a great weekend slightly dressy look. Less of a necklace and it could be dressed down more but it’s me…so of course there’s some bling involved!


 Dress: J.Crew / Necklace : J.Crew (last year) / Cardigan : J.Crew Factory

So, what do you think of these color centered outfits? Any favorites? Would love to hear what you think and thanks for visiting!


3 thoughts on “Summer Fab Series – Colors

  1. Oh, I love every single outfit!! I never snagged the yellow tweed skirt and Im sorry I missed it. I love how you paired it with pink!

  2. I have the retail pencil in mint. I’ve been struggling a bit with how to style it. I love it with the floral top. I’ll have to see if I can snag one. Thanks for all of the great ideas. Your outfits are so lovely.

    1. Hi! Thank you – I picked up this skirt for $15 at the outlet and was also having trouble pairing it – glad I could provide some inspiration! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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