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Painting the World with my Kooky Paintbrush

It was 23 degrees this day, but
a.) I was in a colorful mood, and
b.) I could not WAIT to wear the shoes I had gotten the day before!!!

I'm a crazy person, yes indeed.






Where to start gushing about this outfit?  +sigh+  I just love every bit of it!  The blazer, shoes, and necklace are all brand new additions to my wardrobe, and I couldn't be happier!  I've been on the hunt for those things for awhile (a colorful blazer, a necklace to go under collars of collared shirts [specifically this denim one], and THESE SHOES). 

The shoes, OK, OK, we all know that I'm a shoe gal, so I'll really give them some typed lovin' here: 

I have been craving these shoes (in black) since before Prabal Gurung for Target even launched.  Of course, the black were the first to sell out, +sigh+ so instead I scoured thrift stores for something similar.  There were some shoes I found that could have been similar with some minor surgery, but they just lacked something that couldn't be fixed.  Like, too short of a heel, or not being minimal enough (it's the lack of actual shoe that makes these shoes so sexy and perfect lol), or whatever. 

So then, when I had all but given up hope, I found this pair at Goodwill with the tags still attached!!!!  I was amazed.  But then I looked at the size, and my heart dropped.  They were a 7.5.  I'm at LEAST an 8.5--usually a 9--but I couldn't help myself; I tried them on, anyway. 

Oh. My. God.  They fit.


No idea what face I'm making, here...

And then, of course, there's this necklace.  I was inspired by an Instagram photo posted by Forever21 awhile ago to find myself a necklace to fancy-up-but-not-fancy-up button up shirts.  ...You know what I mean? kinda? maybe?  Well, whatever.  This necklace is exactly what I was going for.  And it's not something that I would've just picked out in the store (if I didn't have a specific purpose)...which probably means that I will find myself wearing it constantly.

Anybody else experience that? 
The ironic, sort of unexpected bits of your wardrobe end up being worn the most?


Hat: thrifted || Jeans: H&M || Blazer & Necklace: JCP || Bag: Target || Shirt: thrifted (orig. Target) || Lipstick: Revlon || Shoes: thrifted (orig. Prabal Gurung for Target)


 

21 comments:

  1. Loving all the bright colors! I am wearing almost an identical top and necklace to work today, so cute! Hope you're having a wonderful day!
    xo Hannah
    thebraidedbandit.blogspot.com

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  2. You look so springy! I looove those pants, first of all. And those heels are lovely. I'm digging the necklace as well!

    xox Sammi
    www.thesoubrettebrunette.blogspot.com

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  3. This is so colorful and springy! I love how you pulled all this off :). Would you like to follow each other?

    www.thelostheritage.blogspot.com

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  4. Gorgeous darling! xoxo

    www.roxysun.com

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  5. Love this post! I've been looking for the perfect necklace like that also. I definitely know what you mean about dressing up but not dressing up a denim blouse, haha. This necklace is perfect! Such a pretty color and will be so versatile too. I love that with shoes like that you can fudge the size a bit since they are so open toed. That way if your toes did stick out a bit (which yours don't!) then it wouldn't matter as much. These definitely are minimalist sexy and I love them! Also, I've decided that temperature doesn't affect the shoes I wear. If you can rock those in 20 degree weather you go girl! :)

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  6. You look really good in that color combo!! The bag compliments the outfit really well too. :)

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  7. Perfect for spring!

    New post on my blog:
    http://namelessfashionblog.blogspot.it/2013/04/cecilia-di-foglio.html

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  8. In this, we are shoe friends. Supes sex.

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  9. Great look!! Loved the bag!! You have a great blog dear! We’re now following you via gfc, facebook and bloglovin :)

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  10. Love all the colors, especially the pink blazer!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  11. very cute hat and pants!! now following!!

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  12. Your shoes are perfect for the look. Love the classic black and white bag worn with your colorful outfit.

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  13. I'm in love with your bag !
    Xxo

    http://freedame-fashion.blogspot.com

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  14. Yes, that happens to me pretty often, my mother gave me a necklace i didnt think i liked and then i trued it on with some outfits and now i LOVE IT! Your outfit is very chic, and you look like you could paint the world in it!


    Aesthetic Lounge

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  15. amazing stylish purposes!
    really agree with your good taste
    hope youll like my place and follow back, so i stay here

    www.malesclutch.blogspot.com
    Sergio,

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  17. we all need to deify the cold sometimes! love the new sanadals!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  18. Really so nice outfit and I like that pink blazer. would you like to follow each other via bloglovin? Have a great monday.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

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  19. Just lovely! =)

    www.goodbadandfab.com
    personal style and fashion musings of a LA fashion lawyer living life in the fab lane!

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