Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Bright is the New Black

1. Asos Covered Lock Clutch $21.52 (sale)
2. Topshop Waterfall Drape Shorts in Emerald $70
3. Topshop Pink One Shoulder Floaty Blouse $80
4. Parker Double Ruffle Dress $187
5. Dolce Vita Idalia $150
6. Ray-Ban New Wayfarer $109
7. Zara Fashion City Bag with Flap $149

It's been uncharacteristically cold in Southern California lately and I've been dreaming of sunshine, warm temperatures and beach days.  When I think of warmer weather, I automatically picture bright colors and this year I'm in good company as colorful clothes and accessories are everywhere.  I've been searching for the perfect bright yellow clutch and at only $21, I think I just found it at Asos.  Are you embracing bright colors?

31 comments:

Katie said...

I want that yellow clutch! Too cute.

Josie said...

I'm with you, Valerie -- so ready for bright, springy colors! I want one of everything here, but I'm especially loving the clutch, Ray-Bans, and that killer Parker dress!
xo Josie
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annelise said...

I went back to front this summer and the two sundresses I got the most wear out of were black :) Maybe that had something to do with the state having the wettest summer on record... Maybe for the winter, I'll avoid black and keep it bright and cheery?

jenna ♥ a little blue said...

im in the same boat. searching and trying to bring all the color in my life that i can just so it feels like springy/summer.

definitely hope you bought the clutch! too good to pass up!

hope yur week is off to a great start!

Oh, My Darling said...

I'm totally obsessed with those drape shorts.

Joanna said...

I love that bright dress and can picture wearing it for a summer date! I have been adding to my spring and summer wardrobe to prepare and to get my mind off of this long winter. Great finds:) And you should totally get the clutch!

17 Perth said...

Definitely ready for these bright colors! Love them!

Lindsay said...

LOVE the look! :) Bright orange is my fav right now!

PursuitOfLLT said...

I definitely have mostly black in my wardrobe but I'm loving the pop of these colors!

Gabriel said...

Bring on the warm weather! You look awesome in bright colors, so I'm all for it!

Mrs. D said...

I love those funky green sandals!

Erica said...

Isn't Asos the best!? Love your picks. I'm all about bright orange and pink lately ; )

Annie said...

I am SO embracing bright colors!! I love all of your picks here, especially the Asos clutch! xo

Kayla said...

I always add color to my Spring/Summer with colored wayfarers. My Ray-Ban collection is a little out of control.


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Torrie said...

Yes, I love bright colors. I just bought a chiffon button down (loose) top @ American Apparel (in teal, or turquoise). Couldn't wait for it to warm up to wear it... wore it to dinner the other night, and felt very "springy." =)

But at the same time, I'm trying to stock up on a few basic colors for layering/pairing so I've been holding back from too many brights just yet! In the past, I've bought too many brights, and not enough basics, which puts me in the "I have nothing to wear" state!

Amber Blue Bird said...

i cant wait to try this trend out, i just need the weather to warm up about 30 degrees

Marisa said...

2 things I love most: One shouldered anything and Wayfarers. Also I want that bag :)

Julie said...

You're making me dream of summer...I cannot wait to wear sandals again!

Krystal said...

i tried on the cutest bright green tank top at zara...getting excited for summer!

this free bird said...

Yes!! look at that #4!! oh damn look at the price. why valerie? WHY??

xo,
c

Marcie said...

Yay for new and fun colors! I find them so refreshing. I am loving that double ruffle dress (of course it has a high price tag). You've inspired me to get a color update on my wardrobe.

xo Marcie

Nicole Marie said...

want those ray bans

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

I am really looking forward to jewel bright tones in my closet this spring! And your set? It makes me hurt for the spring. I uncovered my car from a foot of snow today. That is not an exageration, sadly.

Your last recipe looks incredible. Incredible.

Lisa Griffin said...

love bright colors for spring and LOVE LOVE the layout revamp so fresh!
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Danielle said...

need that top shop number!!

Fashion Meets Food said...

Wow I absolutely love all of these ideas. I definitely need a little bright in my life.

xo

Marie said...

I feel the same, Valerie. I just want it to be warm!

Loving the City Bag, color is gorgeous!:D

***** Marie *****
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Moosette said...

Love it all! I am especially dying over those shorts and the sandals!

Anna Jane said...

i have the DV sandals in nude and LOVE them. the yellow color is quite fetching as well :)

Ashley said...

I can totally see you in these brights! Beautiful! xo

Kate said...

Ooh, really drawn to the bright yellow clutch! Not usually my color, but it's so fresh & bright!