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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Okay With Holidays

Top: Target  |  Jacket:  Forever 21  |  Skirt: Buffalo Exchange, Banana Republic  |  Wedges: Target

This may sound silly, but it actually took more courage than usual to put this outfit on.  I have a weird thing about certain color combinations and usually steer clear of them, namely ones that are associated with popular holidays: red and green (Christmas); red, white and blue (US Independence Day); black & orange (Halloween).

Part of having this style blog is to help me break out of weird rules I make in my head, so this outfit is in honor of that.  I don't know what compelled me to do it all in one outfit, but I did it.  Yessir, I did.  Red and green, AND red, white and blue.  BAM.  Take that, Holidays.  I think it turned out okay, yeah?  At the very least, I was clothed and I still love the color of this skirt!



I'm linked up at The Pleated Poppy!

18 comments:

  1. I do the same thing with colors associated with holidays! I think that the stripes and jean jacket break it up and create a very cute and polished look that is still modern. Adorable!

    Visiting from WIWW.

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  2. I have the same thing with holiday color combos - but in this outfit, you don't even notice since the red is just a fun pop of color and you've combined several great hues... Also, I have to say I love how the knotted shirt and the denim jacket look with the full skirt - I'll have to keep that in mind for styling my own recently acquired jacket (still wish I hadn't gotten rid of the one I had in high school. I didn't wear it for several years, but now I wanted one again and basically re-bought the one I used to have!)

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  3. I think you look great!  I usually stay away from the red white & blue combo.  I love that your outfit mixes it all up.  Stopping by from WIWW.

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  4. Whoa!  That's holiday-overload, LOL!  I have the same disability to wear some colors together too.  For some reason I have a huge aversion to black and orange, it's too halloweenish for me.  But I think your outfit looks super cute, especially with those stripes and jean jacket!

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  5. LOVE your skirt, so pretty!   Having a blog definitely helps with breaking silly fashion rules. 
    Great color combo! 

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  6. Love that green skirt!  The look is great!

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  7. Love the outfit!The color of the skirt is great and i love that u added the denim jacket!

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  8. I love it and to be honest you don't look one bit like christmas.. haha ;) I love red and green together but i know how you feel!! 

    Pieces of Luv

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  9. I would never wear JUST red and green, for example, but the stripe and the denim don't make it even cross my mind to think, "omg, Christmas!" You actually did a really good job balancing color, I'd say. 

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  10. I love this outfit!! I'm glad you posted!!

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  11. This is a great outfit! I love the shape and color of that skirt, the color combos totally worked :)

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  12. Green skirt is adorable!  I am stopping by from the Pleated Poppy and I realized that I repined one of your outfits on Pinterest yesterday.  I knew I recognized your face from somewhere. :)

    Kate
    addictedtodietcoke.blogspot.com

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  13. The best thing about blogs is that it leaves room for trial and error.  In this case it's a success!

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  14. I think you look awesome. There isn't a single thing "holidayish" about this outfit. Yes, I know that wasn't a word LOL

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  15. The holidays can eat it! this outfit is awesome. :) 

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  16. Haha!  I make up words all the time, usually wish "ish" at the end of them, too.  "Holidayish" is a word in my book.

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  17. I think this is adorable!  That skirt is always perfect no matter how you style it.  I really like it with the jacket. ;)

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  18. I totally know what you mean about mixing certain colors... but this looks so perfect, before I read your text I though "stunning!" not "Christmas" not Christmas as all!

    Love it! You look terrific :)

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