Sunday, February 28, 2016

Color Just Makes Me Happy

Last year I was interviewed by a fellow blogger and one of the questions I was asked was: How do you make yourself stand out? Well, obviously my response had to do with my usage of color...lots and lots of color. As a rationale for my choice to saturate my wardrobe with bright colors, I stated, "Color just makes me happy". When my husband read this he laughed, claiming it makes me sound "simple", but who doesn't smile simply just a little bit when they see something that's colorful? Simple joys, like color, are important. As you might already know, my love of color isn't confined to just my wardrobe and accessories. It also extends to backgrounds! As you will see in the pictures below, I found a very colorful backdrop thanks to these funky bike racks at a Southern California outdoor mall. Again, they just happened to match what I was wearing to a T!

Speaking of colorful accessories, the shoes I am wearing might be my all time favorite style of shoes period and that's saying a lot because I have a sea of shoes in my closet! These "Dulci" kitten heel pump from J. Crew have everything I want in a shoe. The heel isn't too high and can be worn for work. On top of this, the variety of colors and patterns they come in are out of this world. I am on my third pair and looking to add to my colorful collection every time they come out in a new shade or pattern. The ones I am wearing today with the colorful jewels are probably my favorite, but I wouldn't mind a leopard print pair or one of the options I've featured below either.

Shirt: Forever 21
Pants: J. Crew Factory
Shoes:  J. Crew "Dulci" kitten heel pumps
Bag: Prada Saffiano Lux tote in Papaya
Necklace: Anthropologie
Sunglasses: Prada

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  1. I love this look. It's fun and colorful and yes, happy! One of my faves for sure!

  2. I will freely admit that the reason I follow your blog is because of your brilliant use of colour. I too am a colour junkie. Why live in bland and boring when you can live in world saturated in vibrant colour?

    You always manage to find the very best spots to take photos! This is wonderful. The whole outfit and those super cute shoes.


  3. I love your blue shoes and your bag!! Incorporating pops of color into your wardrobe is so fun in my opinion. I love how you are true to your unique style! :)

    Simply Rachel Nicole

  4. Same here! I love vibrant colors and try to incorporate them to my outfit. You do know how to style bright colors really well too, I've noticed.

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  5. Love it! Your shoes are gorgeous!

    xx, Elise

  6. I agree completely--color makes me happy too! I love this mix of colors here--thos pants are great, and I love the blue shoes!! The backdrop is perfect!
    Shea |

  7. Colour so makes me happy. I adore how you use colour and am always amazed at the locations you manage to find that just so add to your clothes. Your blog really does brighten my day!

  8. I especially love the photo of your shoes inside the bike rack. I love finding unique backdrops and places for photos!


  9. I love your backdrops and yes that is something I notice always Katie, your great use of color! I love those shoes, bejeweled, my style and all of the colors today work so well. LOve the bag of course... How couldnt color bright up your day!
    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday
    jess xx

  10. Color makes me happy too! This is such a beautiful look! Love the vibrant colors!

    Doused In Pink

  11. I definitely love how bold and colorful you are! Color definitely makes me smile, and I definitely am always drawn to colorful things (although I, myself, always stray from it.) You look amazing and those shoes are beautiful! Hope you are having an amazing week my beautiful friend! XO -Kim

  12. Love all the beautiful bold colors in this outfit, they all work really well balance with and against each other. I have a weekly Weekend wear linkup on Fridays and would love to see you post this style.

    xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom


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