Monday, 17 October 2011

crayola

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Despite my wariness of layering, I really had no choice this past weekend, when I was plunged from 32 degree summer weather into frigid (albeit sunny and glorious) winter. I managed to dress like a box of crayons, but I think the stripes in the scarf and the touch of red plaid in the jacket tie the whole look together. Next time I just need some stripey socks to match my scarf, and I might even manage to stay warm!

I'd have worn this outfit eventually anyway, as I have limited winter clothes, but I was definitely thinking of Annebeth's awesome coloured denim and scarf look... and while I was writing this in the airport she was leaving me a comment that more is more when it comes to layering. Hehe. Facing my fears from now on!

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Photos by Albert

jeans: Zara, shirt: H&M, sweater: second-hand (via sister), shoes: ebay, jacket: Gant (2009), scarf: Hudson's Bay Company

44 comments:

islabell said...

hurray for bold bright colors. You brave lady. You killed this look. :)
x

Nina the Little Nomad said...

Aw what a lovely and bright outfit, really good for fighting the autumn blues. We've had glorious weather here as well despite the temperature drop. I'm almost glad because it means I can layer to my hearts content :)
xx
Nina

Deppa said...

Que lindos colores.
te ves realmente encantadora, al parecer los colores fueron hechos para ti ;)

nos vemos!

Natalie Suarez said...

love the colors here! :)

xx

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Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

I love it. Colours make me so happy.

Shybiker said...

I thought you were exaggerating but you're not -- you really do look like a box of crayons!

The Daily Fashionista said...

You did an awesome job of layering:) No need to fear it anymore!

And now I have a hankering to get my box of crayons out and color in my coloring book!

NRIGirl said...

Crayola indeed!

Monique said...

Emily, these photos are beautiful. I love your crayola getup...gorgeous scenery too!

Monique said...

p.s emily certainly a favorite...this outfit rocks

Ki said...

You look great! :D now I want to pair my red pants with yellow too! :D

out of order said...

I love this look! so bright and happy :)

<3Meghan

My Favourite Fashion Things said...

Beautiful colors

Annebeth said...

haha no surprise that I love this outfit, probably? Primary colors go great together and the scarf pulls it all together but it would totally still work without the scarf too!

Sophie said...

Wow I love all these colours together, one way to brighten up the winter! Love how the scarf manages to pull it all togther!
Sophie
x

Stef / Diversions said...

Lovely :) Crayon colorfulness rules :D

Carrie said...

LOVE that sweater (I would wear it in a heartbeat) and that scarf makes my heart skip a beat. You look adorable!

Jul said...

Yes, more bright colours! You look great, I love your sweater and vest. And I can understan you, here happened the same thing: one day was still summer, the other was winter! Crazy weather.
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Patti @ NotDeadYet Style said...

Fantastic bold colors, you look so cheery and chic. I just found your blog and I'm enjoying it!

Closet Fashionista said...

Love this!!!! I wish I had a fun striped scarf and brighter clothes so I could recreate it :p
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CessOviedo said...

Cutest crayola ever! Primary colors are always fun to wear, Annebeth's outfit is lovely, she rocked the yellow pants!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

whitemaskgirl said...

Ah, it is so fun to play with crayons, but this reminds me more about a Rubiks Cube. Mainly because of the mono colored garments in your outfit. Looks warm though, which was the point I guess?

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@whitemaskgirl: Warm until my feet and ankles... and in fact it was so damn cold that day that I wouldn't have been warm whatever I wore....

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Amber Blue Bird said...

where are your socks young lady?! My feet are always the first thing to get cold so socks are a must. I hope you can find some to match your colorful scarf.

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Amber: Haha, indeed! Must work on the sock situation : )

wardrobeexperience said...

so much bright colours in fall - awesome outfit.

dusanabotswana said...

haha love Annebeth's "more is more" in layering advice, so true... now if only it would cool down here for even one layer. Must have been freezing there if you were cold even in this. Either way you look adorable, love the yellow & read together & the scarf is just great.

Ashley said...

Second to last picture...so cute!! God, I love scarves...

:)

fashionsastranger said...

What a gorgeous example of layering! SO colourful!
Amy xxx
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ana said...

your look is awesome!!! and your pictures are so pretty! love the yellow+red combo!

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

First off, this outfit is awesome. The primary colors, the layers - awesommeee. Secondly, I'm drooling (figuratively, of course. hehe) over your Hudson's Bay Company scarf.

Lindsay Ann said...

love this colorful outfit! i found an almost identical yellow sweater at the thrift the other day, kindof kicking myself that i didn't buy it now!

Nicole, Coco Maria said...

I love this! All of the bright colors together are so fun. I need to be more courageous with my layering, too!

Mama Wolf said...

Ha, what a wonderful title for this blog post. You look so bright and cheery despite the cold weather. :]

xoxo mama wolf.

Ashley/ MILK TEETHS said...

that scarf!! I love the cheery colors. Also, aren't your feet cold?! My feet are always the first to feel the cold, sometimes I have to wear two layers of socks (and this is in California so obviously I'm a wuss).

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

My feet were indeed kinda cold... but somehow I had completely neglected to bring socks with me. In fact, I think I need to buy socks...

Raquel, Black Sheep said...

You look really cold, which I find great!! Finally winter is coming! ;) And despite looking cold, you look great in that outfit with those colours! Now I want a yellow jumper too, and a colourful scarf. I loved Annebeth's look too.

Jade said...

Wow, you are wearing very bold colours. :)

Alice /// VESTIGIAL WINGS said...

red and yellow looks great together! I thought they might clash a little since theyre such bold primary colors. Love the cable knit through your sweater :)

Catita said...

hey Emilie! What a pretty crayola scarf, perfect for fall!
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briannelee said...

Love the bright colors and preppy vibe of this outfit!

Kailey said...

Eee I am a huge fan of bright colors, so this is totally up my alley! The bright red and yellow is such a wonderful combination, and your scarf reminds me a bit of the 4th Doctor from Doctor Who!

Shop and Eat Local DSM said...

I love all the bright cheery colors! You look so adorable!