May 22, 2012

Colour Experiment






When I saw that today's forecasted rain was a no-show, I decided to celebrate with some colour experimentation. Orange & purple isn't an every day combination of mine, but I tried it, I liked it, I wore it. They're actually my two favourite colours this Spring; so why not pair them up? 

There's nothing more comfortable for summer than an oversized batwing shirt. More importantly, they are incredibly versatile. You can pair them with denim cut-offs, a pencil skirt, jeans, or in this case colourful trousers! This orange batwing top c/o Oasap is one of my ever-growing collection. The pastel purple trousers have some pretty unique detailing which makes me love them even more (squared pocket seam, zippers in the front of each leg, & slight ruching). My nails were already painted in Lily 610 by Revlon, so I was unintentionally a little matchy-matchy. 

To avoid looking too colour-crazy I accessorized fairly neutrally. Jewellery wise it was pretty difficult to match anything with the vibrant orange top (gold blended, others clashed too much), so I opted for a vintage white + black costume necklace & simple bangle. I also attempted to break in my new JC Pizan wedges. I managed 4 blocks, but admittedly came out with some war wounds. All shoes give me issues the first couple times, so I'm still in the optimistic zone with these beauties ;) 

On one last note: I'd like to thank you all for the overwhelming amount of comments I've received lately. I respond to each & every one of them, though it may take me a day or two (I'm a busy gal!). Keep them coming - they're so very appreciated! 

I was wearing:
Orange batwing top - c/o OASAP 
Pastel purple trousers - H&M
Necklace - Vintage (Grandmother's)
Cream+Gold Bangle - H&M
White Pizan Wedges - Jeffrey Campbell via Nastygal (here)

62 comments:

  1. great outfit and nice new shoes

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  2. Love your top! Seriously orange is such a gorgeous colour on you! Love it!! Great outfit, chic as always <3
    xx



    The Urban Umbrella
    xoxo


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  3. I love ur outfit and the shoes too. Also love what your tattoo says :) xo

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  4. Well, you're a great dresser & blogger & person.. =) it's easy!

    btw, I love color blocking! it's so easy & looks great!

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  5. You look amazing1 I love the orange batwing shirt, it looks really easy to wear with anything and really comfortable. I bought a similar one from asos a few weeks ago, but it was in a much more boring colour (black)!

    I must say, I do love your necklace too :) xx

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  6. So pretty! This look is AMAZING. The colors are styled perfectly together!

    ox from NYC!
    davie+erica

    LPFashionPhilosophy

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  7. I love your outfit. The colors are just stunning! X

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  8. Oh, two of my top have colours! You look soooo chic and pretty!

    I wish I was bold enough to rock something like that!

    oxo

    ML
    Twenty York Street
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    Follow me in Twitter: @20YS

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  9. love the colors!
    i like your style :)

    visit my blog? http://raellarina.blogspot.com/
    and if you like we can follow each other! :)) let me know. :D

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  10. lovely batwing top!
    and very cute tattoo on your feet (sorry I really have a thing for tattoos ;p) <3<3
    A
    xx
    http://epiquemoi.blogspot.com

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  11. I love the coral top. You look awesome.

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  12. These colors look amazingly well together. You look so pretty! Corol is definitely your color! : ) I've been loving your J Campbell wedges since your last post. They look great with this outfit ~

    Danielle xo

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  13. Why do you always look like you stepped out of magazine? GIVE ME YOUR CLOSET! I love the look of this outfit with the colors and the neutral accessories.

    A Southern Drawl

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  14. you are adorable shawna!! love everything about your outfit. glad i found your blog :)

    andrea brionne @thedailyeverythings.blogspot.com

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  15. You're looking great in orange!
    --TS

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  16. thanks for your comment!:) you look lovely with these colors! So happy to read your blog! and your tattoo is beautiful:) xx

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  17. LOVE LOVE LOVE the orange top! it looks so beautiful paired with the purple pants!

    :)
    Allison
    afashionfiles.blogspot.com

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  18. Your orange shirt is great. I love simple and comfortable shirts.
    I like the combination of orange and violet.

    You have a new follower. <3

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  19. just found your blog.
    super love your blog.following you now
    mind to follow back?thanks

    claireteressa.blogspot.com

    PS : youre soo pretty,super love ur face and smile!

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  20. You're soo beautiful, and you have amazing eyes!! I love your outfit! Great colour combination! My "G+1" for you :)
    Lovely blog, maybe you want to follow each other, on GFC and bloglovin? I'll follow you back for sure :)

    Have a nice week!

    x♥x♥

    "Dicas de saúde, beleza, e exercício físico"



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  21. Oh wow I love this color combination... u look stunning... I wanna try this or something like it... and omg the shoes are to die for... I couldnt believe that they were JC shoes, so cool!

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  22. wow lovely!!! sooo great and fantastic look!<333

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  23. Oh ! Amazing, the pictures are perfect and that outfit is just genious ! I love the necklace too.
    What does your tatto say ?
    xx
    http://jerseychase.com

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  24. Amazing shoes!!
    Great outfit!!

    Take care :)

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  25. those two colours are totally rocking, but i think you are such a cute girl and it would have fit you better if one of the items wasn´t so wide cut and a little tighter! but anyways you look amazing!

    xoxo

    ketchembunnies.blogspot.com

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  26. I am SO in love with this color combo - looks gorgeous!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  27. wow!!! love that color combo !!! and you have that gorgeous wedges:D!!!! so chic!

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  28. Pretty, pretty rainbow! This colour combination looks awesome on you girl, I'll try it as well soon. :) Hugs*

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  29. This definitely works! I never would have thought that orange and lilac would go well together, but you prove they do! Those shoes are hot too! Love them! I really like your blog, it would be nice if you could stop by my blog sometime too (I'm from England) as I post my outfits and more :) :)

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  30. Great blog! Would you like to follow eaach other?

    Let me know on my blog!

    http://alovelystyle.blogspot.com.es/

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  31. The two shades work so well together! Gorgeous outfit =) X

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  32. this colour blocking is gorgeous!!!
    im following u now.
    hope u will follow me back!

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    Miss Kwong - Art and Fashion

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  33. pretty color combo!

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  34. i like that you took a risk but also didn't over do it with accessories!

    -Jessica
    http://runninginsideus.blogspot.com/

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  35. love this color combination! suits you great!
    xoxo

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  36. I want these pants! They look so light and comfortable - great for summer. This is a cool color combination, too.

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  37. i love this color combo! and the shoes and accessories are perfect!

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  38. I LOVE this color combo, so cute and summery! Love those shoes too.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  39. U look beautiful! I like your shoes :)

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  40. I love your tattoo- been seriously considering getting one myself lately!

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  41. Loving the colour-scheme! And love your shoes as well

    xoxo Sootjeelina

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  42. love the color blocking. those shoes are amazing!!


    xoxo
    jasmine
    AdamAlexMommy

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  43. I would never think to mix orange and purple, but I actually really like the two colors together! And that top looks oh so comfy! :)

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  44. Lilac is definitely a hot colour this season. Although tangerine has been hyped to be the colour of the year 2012, I've barely seen any orange so far... So good for you, way to go with the colour blocking!

    Style Lounge

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  45. That's one really lovely colour experiment! Love it :) You look so cute ! Great photos.. and this might be the first time I see your tattoo. It looks lovely.

    Thank you for the comment. I have the fleamarket etc. shopping post coming up asap ^^

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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  46. wow, these two colors are amazing together, you inspired me cause i got the same pants:)) you look gorgeous!!!

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  47. I LOVE THE LOOK!!!! YOu look awesome in the orange batwing top and the purple pants!!!!! Love your style as always!!!! And thank you for the lovely comment <3

    ang-closet365.blogspot.ca

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  48. ooh love the purple and orange pairing! so cute :D

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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  49. Love this Shawna, as usual! Too bad the shoes killed your poor feet, but I have no doubt you are a trooper and will break those bad boys in in no time!! Love the colours =)

    Love Kristine
    http://backalleysandboulevards.blogspot.ca

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  50. I love these colors together! Your purple pants are so cute!

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  51. Oooh, way to celebrate! Haha, nothing like bright colors to brighten things up. I love these two mixed together. That oversize sweater is just perfect. :)
    Also, the purple pants! They're perfect.

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  52. Your colour combination is awesome:)
    I also love your tattoo!
    All you need is love<3 Exactly!
    xx

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  53. Great colour contrast! I love your tattoo as well! So cute! xx

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    shawna this is such a cute outfit! i love the jewellery you paired with it. it's right out of a fashion magazine!

    talk soon wild child
    -Hattie
    Hattitude Style Blog

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  55. You look so gorgeous here! You can really wear this trend so well!

    Love & Lollies... Jessa

    Caked Vintage Blog

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  56. I just love JCs!! I have several pairs and funny enough, I have a pair that are very similar to these and they're the only ones that give me little cuts on the backs of my ankles. I just cover the areas up with bandaids now and you can't even see them and all is well! I've seen celebrities pull off the orange and purple beautifully; I think you did a great job yourself! I haven't actually tried it, but I want to. I have to rummage through my closet and see if I have any of the two colors in pieces that might work.

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  57. Insanely in love with your outfits! Beautiful!

    Love Always,
    http://lovecupcake-x.blogspot.ca

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  58. LOVE these colors together! Outfit is gorgeous!

    Also love your blog :) Following now!

    Lucy
    x

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