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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)



  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

  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

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

  4. Gorgeous darling! xoxo

  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! :)

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

  7. Perfect for spring!

    New post on my blog:

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

  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

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

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

  13. I'm in love with your bag !

  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

  15. amazing stylish purposes!
    really agree with your good taste
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  17. we all need to deify the cold sometimes! love the new sanadals!
    Chic on the Cheap

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

  19. Just lovely! =)
    personal style and fashion musings of a LA fashion lawyer living life in the fab lane!


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