Personal Style | Spring Colorblocking

colorblock fashion

colorblock fashion

H&M cobalt skinnies (similar here) / H&M top / New York & Company cardigan (similar here) / SO leopard flats (similar here)

The weather is so weird right now. On Friday we had a school-closing snowstorm that dropped a few inches on us. By Saturday afternoon temperatures had gotten so mild and springy that most of it was gone.

Little bursts of warm(ish) sunshine like that make me even more impatient for spring. I just want to see some bits of green on those ugly, bare branches! And I want to be able to break out my flats again without kicking myself for it. Also, I don’t want to hear that dreaded “s” word again… at least until next winter (note to universe: I said winter. October is not winter!).

So what’s a girl to do? Continue trying to will spring into existence with bright pieces!

I decided to pair my cobalt skinnies with a green cardigan and my leopard flats. It’s kind of amazing how much good a little bit of bright colorblocking can do for your mood.

colorblock fashion

colorblock fashionRemember how I was talking about my hair rut? Well, you can certainly see it in full effect here. I just grab it, twist it and clip it out of my way. This time I just happened to use a cheap scarf I picked up as a headband (even though my scarf was much smaller, I used Keiko Lynn’s tutorial).

DIY vintage necklace

Also, this isn’t the greatest picture but I made that necklace out of a vintage earring that was missing its match. I just removed the post, added a jump ring with some pliers, strung it on a vintage change and voila!

silly colorblockLast but not least, as a momma I can’t do anything without my girls getting involved. And that includes awkwardly having pictures taken of my outfit. Samantha thought I wasn’t being sassy enough. She had me get into this pose and said it wasΒ perfect.

Linking up with Monday Mingle, DC in Style, Plane PrettyΒ and Watch Out for the Woestmans.

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19 Comments

  1. LOL! Here’s to our babies taking our pictures! πŸ˜‰ Love the color blocking and love the vintage earring as necklace idea. I actually have a couple earrings without their mates that I haven’t wanted to toss because they’re so pretty – I’m gonna do this!

  2. Yay for colorblocking! I love these hues together, Jen. And rut or no, your hair looks super cute with the scarf!!! ~Sarah

  3. I love the green and blue together! I bought some cobalt skinnies from Old Navy a while back, but I still haven’t worn them.. I think you’ve given me some inspiration! πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by my blog chica!

    1. Do iiiiit! These guys were sitting in the top of my closet all lonely all winter before I broke them out. Now I want to wear them everyday… the only thing that holds me back is that people will start to notice πŸ˜‰

  4. Love how you are rocking those cobalt skinnies! I have a pair too, I bought it because I wanted to break out of my neutral tones, but I hardly wear it. I have a similar cardigan, so I will have to replicate this outfit one day when I finally bust out those skinnies in my closet!

    1. Bust them out, girl! Haha. It’s really amazing how much adding a little jolt of color can effect your mood. I always feel like I have a little extra pep in my step when I wear them!

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