Thursday, March 14, 2013

Shades and Scary Trends

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Two of my favorite colors for spring are white and blue. I love how clean and classic white looks, even when a piece is sporting a row of studs. Blue is just a fun color that is starting to become a neutral in its own right; especially with shoes. 

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As far as bloggers go, I know many of you would wear the white laser cut out heel pictured above and the next day carry the white bag with gold studs. Or even (gasp!) wear them together. I feel like as fashion bloggers, it is our job to wear the latest trends to show the world. Sure, some of you ladies out there I consider a little cooler and braver than myself. Brooke at What 2 Wear is just one of those women who can put together an awesome outfit (Look at this and tell me she is not cool!). The 'cool' girl in me (she is very small and usually squashed by the safe, classic girl) loves and appreciates the girls out there who take fashion blogging to new levels.

Before I get completely off track, I want to point out that I have readers who are not fashion bloggers that might be a little hesitant to try a bag with studs. Before we scoff in disbelief, I think we should remember that maybe at some point we might have been hesitant to try studs, or bright color, or even mixing prints.

I've heard people say that they couldn't "pull something off," but I think it's always best to start small. Any single one of these pieces would be a great starting point to your already-existing wardrobe. Baby steps. When you are comfortable with a new trend, push on to the next thing. 

I will be the first to admit that florals are what I've been scared to try. There, I said it. I'm always afraid that I am going to come off looking like Blanche Devereaux (who was fabulous... in the 80s). But I've decided to be brave and try it. Eek. So you people have to hold me accountable, okay? What trend are you currently wearing or planning to wear that you were scared to try? It's okay to admit it. We are all friends here.

Have a great day!


  1. I know what you mean girl! As fashion bloggers we have to be on the cusp of fashion trends! I'll say I was all about the florals. I mean they can look a little 80's--but I'm OBSESSED with the floral on floral look! Definitely take a leap girl! I'm sure you'll love it! lol


  2. I couldn't agree with you more. And Brooke is totally in a league of her own when it comes to pushing the boundaries. For me, I've always been scared to try moto boots. As much as i love them, I just can't picture myself wearing them.

    xx Jenee C.
    {camo meets couture}

  3. Great pieces :)

  4. That's probably why I decided to be a fashion blogger because now I have an excuse to explain why I wear these clothes. I call it research lol. Brooke is awesome and I loooove this white cutouts pumps.


  5. Great selections! I think part of the reason why I began blogging was to gain confidence to be more daring with trends. So far it's been mostly baby steps, but I'm having a lot more fun with picking out things to wear! :)

    Running on Coffee

  6. I love the white pumps! So cool:)

  7. I love blue and white, it's such a classic to me. And to be honest, I'm been semi-hesitant to get something with studs on it. I love seeing it on other people and I think it's incredibly chic with a bit of edge. Sometimes I feel like edginess is not something I can really pull off. But like you said, I'm going to give it a try with something small. You wear florals and I'll wear studs, deal!? :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  8. I love blue and white, it is such a classic look! I am not into the stud trend but I really appreciate it when I see someone pull it off well!

  9. I think florals are so great for spring and you should just go for it! I've been thinking about getting a pair of sneaker wedges but I'm not sure it's "me" or how long this trend will really last...

    The Tiny Heart
    Avon Giveaway!

  10. I love florals! It's actually the first print I embraced (I'm a "classic" girl, myself, and almost always stuck to solids)! Can't wait to see how you wear them :)

    I love love love the cut out shoes- they are gorgeous! Perfect for Easter :)

  11. I've been tryyyyyiiinnnggg to push myself a bit more with my style, but I get nervous sometimes. I do love the stud trend, however!

    The Glossy Life

  12. Love those studded heels! And the blue oxfords. And I agree that I think it is good to start small for certain trends, but at the same time, it is okay to try a trend and realize it isn't for you. Just start off buying one small item at F21 and if you love it, go for something that will last a LONG time in your closet. I like to push the limit with my fashion choices, but I also love a classic look!

  13. gosh brooke is SO cool ahhh. i don't have the confidence to dress like a fashion blogger. maybe that's why the interior designer in me is so active lol!


  14. I love the colorblocking purse!!

    Monica Harmony's Blog

  15. Ohh I LOVE that studded bag! And Brooke can definitely put together an awesome outfit (but so can you) :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  16. This new neon trend. I'm scared. I could get behind it in fourth grade. Not so sure about now!

  17. I don't consider myself a fashion blogger - I'm just an everyday outfit blogger, but these are trends I would definitely try. I won't be pushing many envelopes, but I do think that it's possible to make trends like studs, etc., work in everyday life. Now that I'm reading a lot of fashion blogs, I do find myself incorporating more trends, but I don't think I'm doing anything innovative with them.

  18. Adoring everything on your blue board!


  19. Love the shoes! xoLili

  20. I love white + blue together (especially cobalt blue, it feels like Santorini to me- which I love!), and definitely need to invest in a pair of white pumps. :)


  21. Awww thank you soo much Amy that means a lot coming from you!!! I would have to agree with this 100% I'm always trying to pushy readers to try new things and these pieces are perfect for beginners as well as fashion novices!!!!!
    Brooke @ what2wear

  22. I have the Rebecca Minkoff Studded Affair bag and literally carry it every. single. day! It's all about mixing those "scarier" pieces with the classics! :)


  23. Totally gorgeous! Thank you for sharing! Love all these pieces! Hugs from Cali! xx The Golden Girls

  24. Great post and great information! I love shades of blue and white as well.


  25. I totally agree. Love the picks. The white collection is my favorite.


  26. I wear things on my blog that I would have never worn before- it's definitely made me more "gutsy!"

  27. Lovely post!


  28. I just bought floral pants that are a little loud even for me, the girl who loves neon pink. But I think you have to remember - they're just clothes! If they make you smile, why not wear them? That's my fashion motto. :)

  29. Lloovveeethe blue shoes!!! Totally adorable


  30. we were kind of hesitant to try the winter white...and white on white on white. but it can look so flawless, and goes well with anything, so of course had to give it a go! {and we plan to dive headfirst into floral}

    lauren & anna

  31. I absolutely love all your choices Amy! I am hosting a blog hop again, you should come and join us, it´s a great way to get more exposure for your blog and gain new followers. Looking forward to see you!

    xoxo Pakize

    Madame Keke

  32. I love how pointy-toed stilettos are on trend again, and your picks in the white and blue are heavenly. Love how chic they are. Fantastic picks and commentary!


  33. Pretty choices! Really impressive blog, love your style. If you want check mine and we could follow each other:-)

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  34. hi,

    very interesting ! in my mind I'm quite cool , but practically I'm a safe classical outfit ....
    following you would you like to follow back ?

    have a nice day


  35. Being a more mature woman, I don't follow all trends but I love adding new ideas. I have floral printed trousers and combine them with a silky shirt, a classic blazer and heels rather than a T-Shirt and sneakers.
    Love the lace cutouts!

    Lady of Style


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