Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Doodly Dee

Suede Jacket - Danier, gift from Sheila
Tee - Gap
Skirt - Edme and Estylle, thrifted
Vera Ellen Boots - John Fluevog
Necklace - gift from Lynne

The sun came back out today! I celebrated with bare legs (and a pair of cotton shorts underneath the skirt). I still needed a jacket, but this denim-look suede jacket really fit the bill. It was a great go-to in spring and I'll get a ton of wear out of it this cool season. Can you tell how my colors have shifted? I've not only been paying more attention to quality and how my wardrobe goes together in terms of style, but I've been trying to bridge the gap of colors in my wardrobe. 

I've learned from Sheila and Eek that the keys to a well-remixed closet comes from color cohesion. I can wear red boots, but going for a shade of burgundy means I'll get more mileage from them. As a thrifter, this means shopping can become easier as I by-pass the large section of pink and brown. I'll still let my eye be drawn, but I'll likely skip those sections. I like contrast, but I like matching better most of the time. I haven't gotten rid of all my other colored items, but I've tried to be more mindful in my future shopping.

Do you keep to a certain color range when you shop?


I'm off to take a Biology test this evening! Wish me luck~

20 comments:

  1. Hey Megan Mae,

    Isn't it amazing how thrifting, blogging, looking at photographs of what we wear, and visiting with other fashion bloggers can alter the landscape of our closet? I have been thinking of some of the same topics. My style has changed over time, getting tweaked a little each time I discover something new about myself and how I look in and feel about certain pieces.

    xoxo
    Lynn

    PS -- Love those boots!

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  2. Your hair looks really good...just sayin'...

    I don't normally stick to certain colors intentionally, but I do tend to be drawn to reds and purples, apparently. I'll be a very good little old lady one day.

    Your doodle is adorable!!!

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  3. I've really forced myself out of what I used to consider my color "comfort" zone - which was a lot of neutral with a few cool colors mixed in like blue or green. The fact that I wear orange, red, and other bright warm colors is a pretty big deal actually!

    I love the color of your skirt and the top with it is really cute too. The jean jacket makes a nice touch. And yes, burgundy is such a nice hue, it really does go with a lot of different things and is less loud than a fire engine red!

    Good luck on your biology test - that was one subject I was never great at.

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  4. Look at your cute little doodle Megan! I've been trying to "fill out" the colors of my wardrobe as well and recognize what I have. That's why I got my most recent blouse from eShakti in a color I don't own a lot of. I don't have many "fall colored" things like deep, rich tones. Most of my stuff is really bright! LOL I love your skirt and that jacket I can see going miles this season!

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  5. I certainly buy a lot of black for daytime! Never evening though.

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  6. I've always liked black and white, and my current capsule quest is all about that colour range, with various shades of grey in between. Black and/or white will match ANYTHING, after all, so it's worth making them the foundation of my style. I still love my brights and jewel-tones, though.

    I love all these blues with the burgundy. It sets off your colouring really well! Style blogging has been so very good for me in pulling my own style together; I'm getting real world input from actual people who have stuff like budgets and jobs to work within. :)

    Good luck on the test!

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  7. Thanks for the props. You probably have a better sense of color than I do; I buy things that make me happy and luckily they all tend to match :)

    I am digging all your cool boots. I need to bite the bullet and try some Fluevogs one day...

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  8. I do love those boots and the jacket is a great piece. You look so good in this outfit.
    Nope, I don't stick to a color palette. I am so drawn to color and will buy whatever I love. I probably should stick to a more cohesive color palette but it most likely won't happen.

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  9. Adorable as always! I love that jacket, and the whole look has a very Firefly-universe feel to me. :-) Love that skirt, too.

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  10. That is a fantastic jacket, and I love your blues / green with the burgundy boots. I don't stick to a certain colour palette when shopping, but I do avoid the pinks, orange, warm golds / browns, and intense brights. I'm drawn to saturated but muted, if that makes sense.

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  11. I really love this color mix - and the boots are such a wonderful rich color too. I do see the cohesiveness you're talking about. I lean toward neutrals and muted colors, and away from brights/clears. I will always stop and check out an olive anything!

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  12. Hmm... I never really thought of burgundy being more versatile as red, but now that I think about it, you're definitely right! Thanks - I'll start keeping that in mind in my thrifting missions!

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  13. I know you'll ace that test - you are so very smart!

    I love the almost balletic look of this skirt, and of course, those burgundy boots are so wonderful that I'm sure they would complete me if I ever got to put my feet inside :)

    You know, I think I'm starting to figure out the color cohesiveness thing now. For me, it's blues, purples, grays, burgundies. Today I wore a dress I've worn on the blog before, thrifted, bright...and not me. The photos were so darned enlightening. I was like, "Great dress, not me." Then I received a package from Gracey with two thrifted dresses that are totally me. I learned from them, too.

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  14. Lovely lovely boots. I think colour cohesiveness is a good plan, especially if aiming for a capsule wardrobe. I am mainly dressing in a blue range, with stripes and the odd bright to break it up a little. I have a problem with dressing head to toe in one colour though!

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  15. Hope you did well on your test!!
    Love your teal skirt!!!
    I'm drawn to autumn colors and any shade of teal/blue/green. It's ridiculous the amount in my closet. I avoid pinks and purples(unless it's a warm plum/mulberry)

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  16. I love the inky color of the jacket - so pretty! And the drawings lately - I love them! I probably SHOULD try to focus my color palette more, but I'm just a big ol' mess of color explosion 50% of the time.

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  17. I'm not sure I understand color cohesion. I buy whatever colors make me smile. My closet looks like a box of crayons exploded in there!

    Your cartoon Megan drawing is adorable!

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  18. these water colors are so beautiful with the color of your hair! i will keep my fingers crosed and wish you luck for you biology test!

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  19. Totally cute, and I'm so happy you're wearing that jacket!

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  20. Oh, my! I'm so far behind on commenting this week.

    I live this skirt and mix of colors. Your jacket is amazing!

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