Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Missoni and Mustard

Do you ever wake up in the morning and just don't know what you want to wear? That was exactly how I was feeling today. It was Tuesday morning, just a day after Monday, and I did not want to get out of bed. To cheer up my dull morning I pulled out this Missoni sweater that I recently purchased from Target. Truth be told I had no idea when Missoni was going to hit Target, I was not one of those women that lined up at 7am in front of the store. Not because I did not want to but because I had no idea when the brand had launched. I know, I was missing out! In any case, during a Target shopping trip to buy Halloween costumes for my kids I walked by the Missoni rack, which at this point only had a few pieces left-over from the craze, and lo and behold I found a flower slip dress and this beautiful purple sweater, both in a size small and both clearanced at about $10+ each! (I think it's because it was an online return to a store that led to the mark-down) 
I think it's awesome that Target was pairing up with these wonderful designers to provide affordable brand-name pieces to us. A lot of the Missoni's items are very eye-catching with the vibrant colors and zig-zag patterns, but I personally was not a fan of all the patterns and lines, it kind of gave me a headache. So when I saw this plain purple sweater I was ecstatic. If you look closely enough the the zig-zag patterns are still there but all in one color so it's easier on the eyes.
As someone who tends to wear black in some form or shape on a daily basis, this is a big step for me. The only other color-blocking outfit that I've worn was my orange blouse and same mustard skirt in this post HERE. My original plan for a purple and yellow ensemble was to pair my purple pencil skirt with a yellow top, which I have yet to acquire. Therefore, as a substitute I decided to combine this purple top with my beloved mustard skirt.
With this color-blocking scheme, I believe the vibrant colors speak for themselves so I toned down the outfit with beige shoes and simple pearl-dropped earrings.
I am a big believer that what you wear has a direct impact on how you feel. So even when its dreary and the Sun isn't out, you can still brighten up your day and those around you by color-blocking, it's somewhat energizing wearing all those vibrant colors at one time! I am definitely feeling the buzz today ladies ;)

[Outfit]
Sweater :: Missoni for Target
Skirt :: F21
Shoes :: Aldo Cannistratro
Earrings :: Borrowed

Thanks for reading!

43 comments:

  1. it does happen to me, a bad hair day and a what-to-wear kind of mornings. But i would quickly the pieces that are tried and true, the basics. I admire that you were able to beat it up by mixing colors, what a great contrast of bright hues. :)

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  2. I'm not a fan of Missoni myself, but I'm a fan of this sweater! ;)

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  3. Those color are great! I can see how that outfit could easily brighten up a dull morning.

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  4. Aother cute post dear, really lovely and stunning as usual :))

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  5. lovely outfit, this is the second yellow and purple outfit I'm seeing today and I'm still loving it. The sweater is not your typical Missoni style but I like the color and the texture sans the usual zig zag pattern.

    love,mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  6. Oh the Missoni craze. I am definitely not the type of person who gets in line super early in the morning to get the latest designer collaboration. Don't get me wrong-- I love that designers do this, but I'm just too lazy or unenthused to go out! hahahah.

    That is such a great buy, and marked down too! Lovely color and I love how you've paired it with another bold color!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
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  7. I love the colors you've put together! :)

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  8. love the colours! looks great on you.

    xx from hong kong :)
    www.ldmldmldm.com

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  9. This color combination is awesome! I love the beautiful rich color of the top! Kiah

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  10. With that schedule, where do you find the time to keep up a blog? I'm curious (and your style is nice, too) so I am following now.

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  11. Another colorblocking post, amazing! X Iris

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  12. You look amazing!!! Purple+yellow go perfectly with this outfit! Love your sweater!
    Kisses,
    Cocò

    P.S. Follow eache other blogs? ;D

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  13. I totally agree with you, when you wear something cute/pretty you tend to feel better about the day! I love these colors together, and your shoes are fantastic!

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  14. You looked incredible in this outfit, it does brighten up a dreary day. I love the colours you paired with your colour blocking, and those heels are gorgeous. And my dear, you have such a pretty face :)

    Cheers,

    Wi
    A Single Girl's Musings

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  15. You got those at such a great deal! Such a great color-blocking outfit :)

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  16. Aother cute post dear, really lovely and stunning as usual :))

    Still one thing, could you please please do me a favour and vote for me by liking my photo on this link :)

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150310737991219&set=a.10150310737876219.336775.304442071218&type=1&theater

    It really means a lot to me :) puss puss and huggs from <3 <3

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  17. these colors look amazing on you! love the combo.

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  18. hey girl! great color blocking!

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  19. Love these two colours together! They look gorgeous

    -Laura xx
    http://wrinkleintimevintage.blogspot.com

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  20. Oh, those colors are gorgeous together!! You're going to law school, while working with two kids and you STILL have time to blog?? You're my new hero! lol I'm going back to school myself and I have no idea how I'm going to keep up with everything!

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  21. whoaa! totally in love with your shoes!
    by the way, mind to visit and follow me? I'll gladly follow you back :)

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  22. The color looks gorgeous on you!! ohhh and love your shoes. Perfect colors for fall!!

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  23. Love the missoni for target sweater!

    xoxoxo
    Alexandra
    www.fashion-feast.com

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  24. Well you look great! It was definitely meant for you! AND what an extraordinary price! When you look good, you most definitely feel good. These colors are awesome and suit you well. :D
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  25. Lucky lady- that sweater is a great find and the color really pops!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  26. you look amazing,dear! love it- the colors are so great- yellwo and lilac
    xx th ecookies
    samecookiesdifferent
    share the feeling

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  27. Nice colour combo in this look!

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  28. thaaaank you :)
    wanna follow each other?
    Btw, are you vietnamese?

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  29. Thank you! i love the colour of your skirt, to me thats thé colour for this winter!

    xx Marije

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  30. Great job on the color blocking! I love these two colors paired together!

    Erica
    www.theprettyfactor.blogspot.com

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  31. love the color blocking

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  32. GREAT outfit!! you look good girll!!

    xo's

    - teeney

    http://christeeney.blogspot.com/

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  33. GORGEOUS purple & yellow!! great color-blocking!!

    <3Amanda
    feast.fashion.faves

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  34. I could never pull this off
    I'm such a chicken when it comes to bring colors like this.


    <3,
    Dana

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  35. I did delete my comment because I said I would follow and did not follow up. Sorry. Following along now. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes. Found you at MOngs. xo

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  36. Killer color combo!

    LeeAnne, Style N Season
    http://stylenseason.blogspot.com

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  37. love ur colourcombination:)follow u if u like mine please do too:)kisses La Folie 

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