Monday, March 28

a citron return

Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd we're back in action. Whew! I'm still hoping to add a few menu buttons to the sidebar to clear some of that clutter up, but in the meantime, enjoy the welcome change from my previous winter-themed blog header!

To answer some curious inquiries, the header graphic is a drawing I did of my beloved Rebecca Minkoff "Morning After" bag, with a handsome little lovebird perched on top. I scanned it in to my computer, colored it in Photoshop, and then presto! A snappy new graphic is born.

And now, the OOTD:

daisy eyelet blouse, j.crew
woven belt, mom's
sandals, mia
bangles, kate spade + from china
nest ring, etsy
monocle necklace, gift



I have the hardest time wearing this blouse because of the color. In fact, the last time I wore it was two years ago. Yeesh. It's a bright citron, like an old highlighter, so I never know what to pair it with. On this day, I decided to just go bold and play that puppy up with an orange-y red skirt. Topping it with the long gray cardigan helped to tone it down and prevent the ensemble from looking too 'Lady Ronald McDonald's Amazing Technicolor Outfit.'

At least I hope so.

23 comments:

  1. love the new header!! you are so talented :)

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  2. I love that header! It's inspiring me to get off my duff and get a cool one! I love the outfit, the "highlighter" blouse is a perfect match with the outfit. You look fantastic!

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  3. wow to your header, you definitely have some artistic skills going on!
    and love the citron/neon yellow color on you...so fresh for spring :)

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  4. Your refreshed site looks fantastic - what do you mean by "clutter?!"

    I think the bright yellow looks fantastic on you - and I love how you're embracing the maxi skirt, you rock it so well!

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  5. I love this! I never would have thought to pair the shirt and skirt...looks great on you! You have great hair, BTW. :)

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  6. Love the colours together! I'm quite a chicken when working a bright colour into my outfits. I always try to tone it down with a neutral. Yay for being brave and playing UP the colors!

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  7. Love the new header! How creative!

    I also love your bright colors and pretty necklace:)

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  8. Ah! Dying, b/c I *just* got this shirt from ebay, and couldn't figure out the name of it. So posted on Polyvore to find the name, and 2 minutes later, I saw this post. BTW, love it on you and love the citron color. Can't wait to wear mine! Love your new header, so cute.

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  9. This blouse is such a bright color and it is so pretty. I love how you paired it with the orange, but it looks good broken up with the gray cardi. That's better than I would have come up with. I can only imagine it with whites and blues.

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  10. Love the long skirt! And you really did a great job pairing that bright shirt. Those are the best days when you take something out you haven't worn for awhile; it's like shopping in your own closet. =) I can't wait to see more outfits with this shirt!

    -Erin (http://keepcalmandstyleon.blogspot.com)

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  11. I am speechless about your drawing skills! Wow you are amazing Amy. And good to have you back. Hehe... I fear looking like r McDonald when I wear yellow and red. The grey cardi is perfect and breaks it up a bit. You rock maxis like no other.

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  12. I recognized that MAB immediately! I love your new header and the entire fresh look! You are super talented, wow.

    And I love the neon citron top with that skirt!

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  13. Oh, great stuff! I think an orange skirt must be the most THE thing to have this spring. I love your vibrant colour combo with the citron. I wore my Field scout skirt today for the first time in months and quite enjoyed its 'Day-glo' quality (I only paired it with a safe cream blouse though- next time I'll have to be more adventurous!!)

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  14. I love the new header, Amy! Wow, such skill! Well done. ^_^ You look terrific - I just bought a flourescent yellow scarf at F21 last week (it seemed like a good idea at the time), and now I have to figure out how to style it, haha. At least I know it can be done!

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  15. quite the artist. Great job. Your outfit and the header have me ready for the warmer weather!

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  16. I love your header! It's so precious. Also, I've seen the monacle so many times but I absolutely LOVE it everytime. Those colors go great together too!

    Complex Cardigans

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  17. Great job on the new blog header...and the outfit! That maxi skirt makes you look 10 feet tall!

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  18. I didn't realize you were such the artist - I love your sketch :)

    Great bright colors today!

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  19. Love your new header and I'm absolutely adoring this outfit. I love the bright colors - there's nothing that makes me happier than spring attire.

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  20. This is such a fantasic outfit. You certainly know how to rock a maxi skirt! And the eyelet detail on your blouse is so pretty!

    I am loving your new header. I love all avian-related things!!!

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  21. Ooh, this orange skirt is FANTASTIC! I really am digging the orange up and around lately. And I think that yellow blouse is fabulous. Love your pairing here. It's killer.

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  22. first off, im in love with your little lovebird, so cute!

    -"lady ronald macdonald" haaaahaaaa! you crack me up!
    but seriously, i love you in the brights, eve though the grey is also a nice touch.
    and amy, your waist is tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiny!
    x

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