Last month, I participated in iCurvy‘s SPIN the PIN challenge and I had such a blast participating with all the other bloggers and fashionistas, I wanted to be a part of June’s challenge as well. Jo has a unique style that is fashionable yet attainable. She has a unique way of pairing items together, so if you do not follow her already, I would highly recommend you do. You will not be disappointed!
This month’s inspiration is of an all pastel color blocked look. To see the photo Jo selected (and perhaps join the challenge yourself) check out her post SPIN the PIN: June Challenge Pin reveal. Wanting to stick to the all solid look, I had to dig deep as I do not have a whole lot of pastels in my wardrobe. What I loved about the inspiration outfit was the color combination of mint, peach, and lavender (and just a tad of white). The details like the tie on the blouse and the texture on the hosiery and handbag keep the look from falling flat. That was something I wanted to carry over into my look.
Since I have no pastel colored bottoms, I opted to go with my trusty white denim cropped pants. A gauzy mint popover top with tonal embroidery in an Aztec pattern was selected to fit the color and texture elements from the inspiration. One of my favorite elements about this top is the hemline and how it comes up over the hips and down in the front and back.
Then, the star of the show is the necklace. This beauty has been my most complimented jewelry piece whenever I wear it in public. I was hesitant to purchase it at first due to its higher price point, but it has proven to be one of my go to necklaces in the spring and summer months. It fills all the color criteria with peach, mint, and a bit more saturated purple than lavender, but you get the point. My peach and gold cocktail ring adds a little more punch to this look too.
Like my last SPIN the PIN: Neutrals and Texture, this outfit contains items that I have had in my closet for quite some time and I am pleased to have inspiration to style them in a new way. As much as I wanted to have a layering piece, the weather here in Southern California has warmed up a bit, so the necklace layer was all I could take.
Being a little more literal from the inspiration, but seasonal appropriate, I selected my straw fedora rather than a felt one. And I also am admitting to switching out to some pointy toe flats half way through the day. 🙂 This look may not be as polished or as sophisticated as the Pin, but this casual outfit fits my lifestyle and I really wanted to tackle these challenges with what I already own.
I am linking up with iCurvy today, so stop on by and check out how Jo and others are putting their own spin on this pin.
Caima Popover: Anthropologie (similar)
Beaded Seadford Strands: Anthropologie (similar)
Peach & Gold Cocktail Ring: Old Navy (similar)
Vintage Camel Leather Clutch: Unknown via Local Thrift Store (similar)
Today’s Postivity Note
It doesn’t matter what others are doing. It matters what YOU are doing.
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