cute & little | Dallas Fashion Blog: Color Brigade: Vol 11

Monday, March 21, 2011

Color Brigade: Vol 11

j. crew placket cardigan loft abstract floral shell michael kors rose gold watch mk5430 aldo whitsey yesstyle chanel quilted beige purse

j. crew placket cardigan loft abstract floral shell michael kors rose gold watch mk5430 aldo whitsey yesstyle chanel quilted beige purse

Spring is officially here!!  And what better way to celebrate than to wear some fun florals, right?  For those of you that follow my blog, this floral pattern might look familiar in skirt form from a previous post.  Unfortunately that skirt made me feel like I had a fupa and I decided it just wasn't worth alterations.  So back to the store it went.  Lucky for me though, the same exact print was also in blouse and scarf form!  I went to LOFT this past weekend armed with a $15 gift card (it was my Dad's birthday a few weeks ago and he opened a LOFT card to help my mom and I get discounts!) and walked out totally psyched that I found this floral shell on their clearance rack in my size for only $11.95.  Amaze-balls, right?

j. crew placket cardigan loft abstract floral shell michael kors rose gold watch mk5430 aldo whitsey yesstyle chanel quilted beige purse

j. crew placket cardigan loft abstract floral shell michael kors rose gold watch mk5430 aldo whitsey yesstyle chanel quilted beige purse
LOFT Abstract Floral Shell (recent) - XSP / $12 after gc (similar)
Aldo Whitsey Pumps in Cognac - 5 / $110 (buy) (similar)
hair bun using Goody Spin Pins (tutorial) (buy)

For my Color Brigade entry this week, I decide to try a more muted but still colorful look.  I've been going a little loud and bold in my more recent Color Brigade posts, so this week I wanted to swing the pendulum to the other side and go with a soft, feminine combination.  Let me know what you guys think!  :)

You know the drill with Color Brigade!  I want to see your colorful outfit combinations!!  Link up your looks below.

Note:  feel free to link up any outfit you wore in the past week or an outfit that you'll be wearing later this week -- it doesn't have to be something you actually wore today! 

Color Brigade!
  1. Add the Color Brigade button on your blog sidebar (copy the html provided).  Entries without this button will be removed. 
  2. Submit your link by clicking on the "Click here to enter" button at the bottom of this post.  Please have an outfit that combines at least 3 different colors.  Prints count as 1 color (e.g. leopard print = 1 color)
  3. In the "Link it to:" field, please provide the url of the specific post (not the url of your entire blog, lol).
  4. In the "Caption or Title:" field, list the different colors you're wearing.  Example: Gold, Cream, and Red.

    You're done!  Go back and check out the other amazing entries from members of the Color Brigade!

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Herwaisechoice said... [Reply]

Oooh so pretty Kileen! The hair, the cardi, the floral shell, everything! Your style is seriously evolving and each post impresses me more than the last :) Also, I LOVE your hair. Tutorial, please!!!

Khatu said... [Reply]

Yes! first to enter. LOL

Sandy a la Mode said... [Reply]

LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors in your top!! soo perfect for spring!! :)

Lisachen08 said... [Reply]

ohh kileen i love your cardi.. the ruffle detail is so gorgeous! i just love your use of florals everything always so pretty :)!

love your hair in a high bun.. it's so chic and fresh!

Khatu said... [Reply]

ok, in all my excitement, i forgot to leave a real comment... lol. It snowed here today, so much for the first day of spring! I love the skirt, too bad about the frupa. Couldn't you alter it yourself? Like take it in where it's pleated?

colletteosuna said... [Reply]

Love the messy bun and florals....looking great hunnie!!

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Kimberly Parham said... [Reply]

For the love, Kileen! I have GOT to jump on this bandwagon! I haven't posted my outfit from today, yet. And I thought it was cute, but it was really monochromatic. I am SOOOO loving this outfit. And score for an amazeballs steal at LOFT! LOVE that place!

Nekiah said... [Reply]

I love the cardi! What a beautiful color on you. Love your hairstyle too. Very cute! You look GORG girl! Kiah

Kileen said... [Reply]

I think your St Pattys Day outfit would be perfect for the Color Brigade!! You should link up and join the partay. :)

Mindy said... [Reply]

love the color combo, makes me think of sunshine, even though its not bright yellow.
How nice of your dad to open the LOFT account on his birthday for you and your mom!

Kimberly Parham said... [Reply]

You can just link up with an outfit from whenever?

Kileen said... [Reply]

Yup! Easy, huh? :)


Kimberly Parham said... [Reply]

Amaze-balls, I think. :)

Jen said... [Reply]

You and your sexy heels! :) I love them! I just realize how adorable you are with that bun!! :) As always, your outfits are inspirational to me! One day I will participate in your color brigade :D

hurricanekerrie said... [Reply]

I like it as a top better than as a skirt... And you did just introduce me to that word (fupa) haha!

Kileen said... [Reply]

Oh thank you so much!! That means so much coming from you, Jen!! It's honestly because I have such inspirational people like yourself to look up to!! :)

As for the hair, I did record a little tutorial here:

Kileen said... [Reply]

I was too scared to do alterations and just decided it would be too complicated. The skirt just fit me all funny!

And snow this late in March?! Yikes. I'm so in love with your outfit though!!

Kileen said... [Reply]

Funny, it made me think of sunshine too!! :)

Kileen said... [Reply]

lol, just don't teach it to your kids at school!! :) I don't want angry parents coming after me, lol.

Jewelscapes said... [Reply]

Very pretty! I love how you took the mustard color cardi and grey skirt from winter to spring with the beautiful floral top.
Thank you so much for the great link up!

Kileen said... [Reply]

Yes, for sure amaze-balls!! :D

Jenny O. said... [Reply]

Aw you look so happy and vibrant :) gorgeous!

Leena1021 said... [Reply]

very pretty kileen!

Emmy said... [Reply]

I love that shell on you!!! It looks great...gotta love a score like that from clearance :)

Tanvi said... [Reply]

Love the print on that blouse! :)

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Ivonne said... [Reply]

You are so beautiful! Love the outfit!

Vanessa said... [Reply]

I love the top. These are great colors on you.

Cee said... [Reply]

I recently bought a J.Crew cardi that's a mix of olive/brown/yellow and have NO IDEA what to wear with it. Thanks to you I've got great inspiration now. LOVE this look!

Kileen said... [Reply]

oh yes, i would definitely mix the olive/brown/yellow with some light pinks
like i did. i think it really adds a spring vibe to the look! :)

katypbrooks said... [Reply]

you pull off that high bun SO well! now i want to try! yay for spring and florals :)

Cynthia @ Go Chic or Go Home said... [Reply]

For whatever reason I don't ever wear (actually don't even own) any pieces with ruffled edges, but this cardigan is super feminine and perfect on you. Love that mustard color.

Mrs. J said... [Reply]

Lovely outfit, the floral blouse and the yellow cardigan look great on you. I love your hair in a bun!!

silvrgurl said... [Reply]

I love the top, the cut is so cute
I have been wanting a mustard colored cardi, this one is so cute
I may have to get one asap

kimmie said... [Reply]

That is HILARIOUS that your dad opened a Loft credit card to get you and your mom discounts.

Love this look!

Kileen said... [Reply]

Yup, my dad knows his role whenever he goes shopping with my mom and me. :)

Dana said... [Reply]

I love your mustard cardigan with the ruffle! I might just join this color brigade sometime and break out of my dull box :)

Kileen said... [Reply]

yes, i would LOVE for you to enter!! the colors are so much fun to see on
everyone every week!

Tara said... [Reply]

Yay! Love this blouse, wore mine last has so many great colors to work with!!

Sophie - Country Girl said... [Reply]

Kileen you know how to rock colour!

Sewpetite Gal said... [Reply]

Wow! So pretty and what a great deal on that top! I love all the different ways you've found to wear the J. Crew cardi bc it gives me so many ideas :)

SkiPetite said... [Reply]

Love the shoes!

Alamodeetplus said... [Reply]

I love this pattern so whether you are rocking it on a skirt, or a shell I love seeing it! And those shoes make your legs look killer Kileen!

Angeline said... [Reply]

Love it! I almost bought the skirt in that print. The top is amazing, though, too! Especially for that price. That is so freakin' sweet of your dad to think of you and your mom on his birthday. It was my dad's birthday last week and I got nothing! ;)

Alamodeetplus said... [Reply]

I just love this print so whether it is in a skirt or a shell, I just love seeing it. And these shoes look amazing on you.

Hanna said... [Reply]

Aww I have the same floral shell! Sad to hear the skirt was a no go but the floral shell fits so nicely on ya.

Vicky said... [Reply]

Just bought the same shell. :) Lovely floral print!

Kileen said... [Reply]

how exciting! can't wait to see it on you!

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