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Color Blocking [Bloggers Do It Better]


One of my fellow bloggers, Kristina of Pretty Shiny Sparkly, has launched a new blogger project: Bloggers Do it Better (if you aren’t involved, well then shame on you!) Each week she posts a theme for bloggers to shoot some outfit photogs for, post them, and the following Tuesday are all posts involved are showcased on her blog via a permalink. Pretty darn genius, don’t you think? I was instantly excited to be involved in her new project, and was thoroughly pleased to find color blocking to be the first “assignment”, if you will. 

Update: See the rest of the bloggers that are involved here.

I’ve been dreaming up outfits in my head all week and they kept getting shut down, mostly because my closet didn’t have one of the items I wanted (and naturally, on a college budget which is basically nothing, I can’t just head out and purchase a multitude of items). So, I decided I should probably look in my closet first, THEN decide what to wear. Hmm, good idea, Marissa..



I ended up deciding on this jersey skirt, purchased from Gap what seems like forever ago. This turquoise is one of my favorite colors for spring; it’s so bright and cheery! I had conveniently painted my nails this light lavender last night so thought it only fitting to incorporate the purple in, hence the top. Purple & turqoise: color blocked. I suppose you could even throw brown in there, considering my shoes, bangle, and part of the necklace are brown too.. if you’re that particular. 
A little fun with some side walk chalk – Who doesn’t love side walk chalk?!

Outfit Details: Top: Marshalls, Skirt: Gap, Wedges: Target, Sequined Belt: J. Crew, Watch: Michael Kors, Jewelry: Forever 21, AE

46 Comments

  1. Emily Joy said:
    4.19.11

    You are so talented, sista! I love reading all your posts. I feel so inspired to write on my deserted blog after I read them! My summer project. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  2. Jenna said:
    4.19.11

    Love this! Boy, am I jealous of your warm-weather attire. Today? It snowed. Tomorrow? It’s supposed to snow again. AH!

    You look gorg, love!

    xo,
    J

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  3. 4.19.11

    I love everything about this outfit! The colors are so lovely and perfect for spring. And those shoes are spectacular! And with that gorgeous cherry blossom tree in the background, I swear these photos belong in a magazine. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Cassie Lee said:
    4.19.11

    The purple/turquoise combo look awesome together, I’m going to start color blocking too once I have some motivation when it stops raining!

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  5. RosaLovesDC said:
    4.19.11

    Very cute! I love the color combo you put together.

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  6. Lynzy said:
    4.19.11

    Marissa! You sport the trend so well! I love the turquoise and purple combination! Your hair always looks so damn good ;)!
    xo Lynzy
    http://sparklingfootsteps.blogspot.com

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  7. Tiffany Elam said:
    4.19.11

    I love the color combination!

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  8. 4.19.11

    ooooh im loving this shoot – the colors and the fence!! you look so pretty and the outfit is perfect!

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  9. Francesca said:
    4.19.11

    u look so pretty!

    xoxo,
    F

    Le Kiss Kiss- Click Here!

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  10. 4.19.11

    YAY marissa!
    hat trick lol.
    <3 this worked out really REALLY well. I would wear this in a heart beat.
    gorgeous lady.
    http://kendalldonaldson.ca

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  11. Kasey said:
    4.19.11

    I love your color blocking!!!!! Your colors are PERFECT together!!!

    I blocked with pink & red:
    http://bit.ly/i4vnuF

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  12. 4.19.11

    Beautiful outfit, doll. Love the depth of field on whatever camera you’re using as well!

    What a fun project – will have to check out the Blogger’s Do it Better on Kristina’s blog ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hugs xx

    Camille @ Paris in Pink

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  13. Jessica said:
    4.19.11

    Such a perfect Spring outfit!

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  14. Lindsey said:
    4.19.11

    Ah, you know I finally figured out who looks like you! Lauren Conrad, and that’s a compliment, she’s beautiful and I love her haha.

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  15. Amy said:
    4.19.11

    Clicked on your blog from the blogger’s do it better post. You are darling! And I love your wedges. And I love that all of your clothes in this post are from affordable places for the every day girl.

    amy day to day

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  16. Kate said:
    4.19.11

    I found you through Kristina’s “Bloggers do it Better” post & your blog is absolutely adorable! You have such pretty style!

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  17. Caitlin said:
    4.19.11

    love your purple & green gf!!! pretty pictures – as always ๐Ÿ™‚

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  18. 4.19.11

    Love the color combination! Glad I found you on the PSS links!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  19. GAHHH!!! I must see if Target still has these shoes! So cute! Your colorblocking works and you are a beauty!
    Please visit me here and see how a 49 year old does Color Blocking! http://stillblondeafteralltheseyears.com/2011/04/color-blocking-two-ways-outfits-modeled-by-women-over-45/
    The Chief Blonde!

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  20. 4.19.11

    Sooooo good!! So so good! Love your sidewalk chalk too…there is so much fun potential in chalk ๐Ÿ™‚

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  21. 4.19.11

    Obsessing over your teal skirt, and love how you color blocked it with the top. Beautifully done doll!

    xoxo,
    melrod

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  22. 4.19.11

    I love your color combination a lot! bright color are nice, but nothing beat pastels! also the setting you chose for the picture is very very nice (especially the blossomed tree)

    Anna

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  23. Anonymous said:
    4.19.11

    Marissss i love these pictures! Soo cute:) ur so pretttty<3

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  24. 4.19.11

    Love this look Marissa..you have pulled off the color blocking perfectly!! xo

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  25. Chelsea said:
    4.19.11

    Love the purple & turquoise combo; it looks fabulous on you! And the details on the shoes are amazing!

    -Chelsea @ Haute Child in the City (www.hautechildinthecity.com)

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  26. 4.19.11

    Uber Gorge! Love those colors on you!

    Ty
    http://gorgeousingrey.com

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  27. Keira L. said:
    4.20.11

    Great job! I’m so glad I found you through this BDIB challenge ๐Ÿ™‚

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  28. Ruby Girl said:
    4.20.11

    great color-blocking! i really dig these two hues together. <3 EverRubyGirl.blogspot.com

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  29. Sunny & Star said:
    4.20.11

    I love the colors of your outfit. The skirt is beautiful! So are the shoes.

    Tomorrow I am doing a post on this trend!

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  30. 4.20.11

    I’ve been having so much fun reading all of these color blocking posts and I love that yours really stands out because of your color choices. Instead of the usual super-bright shades, your cool tones look so chic and perfect for spring.

    And yes, it’s official. . . I want to raid your shoe closet! First the Dolce Vitas now this ruffle pair, too cute!
    xx

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  31. What a fabulous idea! I Love your take on color blocking and especially using a Gap skirt that feels like “forever ago”. I rocked a top just the other day that I feel like should be “vintage” by now and I got so many compliments haha! Love it.

    That Girl in Pearls

    Hope you have a wonderful day!
    B.

    That Girl in Pearls

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  32. 4.20.11

    totally cute and casual outfit lady! love your blog

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  33. Kenzie said:
    4.20.11

    Wow, I love these two colors together. I know what you’re saying about being on a college budget but when I saw the skirt you’re wearing I immediately thought of a skirt sitting in my closet that looks like the same cut and fabric.

    Great work and definitely adding you to my blog feed.

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  34. 4.20.11

    I love your shoes! And the purple/turq combo is fantastic on you! Love your blog!

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  35. 4.20.11

    FAB!!! I love everything about this outfit!!! The colors go perfectly together too! LOVE IT!!!

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  36. Alisha said:
    4.20.11

    You look gorgeous! The top picture is my favorite ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Love this color combo, and the shoes? I want them!

    Have a great day, love.

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  37. 4.20.11

    I love the background and the outfit is super cute!

    LAUREN OF FRONTROWSPECTATOR.COM

    ps. i’m going to follow you on bloglovin’

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  38. caramellitsa said:
    4.20.11

    i just found you from full time fabulous community :DD
    you look so beautiful!
    loved this color block :DD
    i entered the bloggers do it better ”group” too,it sounds so exciting!!
    followed your blog too ๐Ÿ™‚

    if you want follow mine at
    http://caramellitsa.blogspot.com

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  39. Meisha.Style said:
    4.20.11

    such a cute outfit! pretty color combinations! love the sandals!

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  40. 4.21.11

    You look so beuatiful!!! I love this whole outfit, especially the shoes!!!
    Thank you for stopping by my blog, you have a new follower
    xo

    Flor
    http://flordemariafashion.com/

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  41. Nnenna said:
    4.24.11

    The purple and turquoise are so pretty and I love your wedges! =)

    star-crossed smile

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  42. 4.26.11

    I love these colors together – they’re perfect ๐Ÿ™‚ Those wedges are also fabulous and so unique!

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  43. 4.28.11

    I just found your blog and I’m SO GLAD!! This look is so fab! The colors are great, and you’re right, this turqoise is perfect for Spring!!
    I love your creative touch with the sidewalk chalk! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Krys
    Fierce|Fabulous|Fit
    @FierceFabFit

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  44. Maria Palma said:
    4.28.11

    I love the whole outfit – especially the sandals! This challenge has inspired me to break out of my comfort zone and really try wearing more color.

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  45. Lex C. said:
    5.1.11

    I love these colors!!!!

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  46. Sannaxx2 said:
    9.5.11
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