Friday, July 20, 2012

Color Clashing: Red and Turquoise

Thank you all so much for the amazing feedback with yesterday's post. I cannot even begin to express in words how rewarding and fulfilling it is to write and feel like you are impacting people and making a real difference. When I started blogging last October, I vowed to my husband that this blog was going to be a "big deal". I could just tell it was going to change my life, and it truly has. And I thank you all for reading and commenting and encouraging.



Wednesday morning I had the opportunity to attend the Fall Fashion Tour at my local Belk department store. This was  my first blogger event, and I was super nervous. Luckily, the kind and beautiful Erica of Erica B's D.I.Y. Style (You must go check out her blog. She makes her own clothes and they are stunning pieces!) offered to show my the ropes. It's always nerve-wracking to do something new, at least for me, so I was thankful to have a friendly face!



I will be blogging more about the actual Fall Fashion Tour next week, including the "Ten Must-Haves" for fall, but I think you will be pleased to know that many of the things we are wearing right now will still be hot in the fall, including peplums, color blocking, and snakeskin prints! I decided to go with color blocking , and I was quite pleased to be so "on point" with my fashion decision ;)



I love this Kiyonna Harlow Faux Wrap Dress. I last blogged it back in November and it was much cooler. I was really worried that the three-quarter length sleeves and the fully-lined jersey fabric would be too hot for the middle of July, but I was quite comfortable. On my way out of the store a perfume counter worker stopped me to say I was wearing her favorite color combination, and I have to agree with her. I love the combination of red and turquoise. It's so cheerful!
Dress- c/o Kiyonna Necklace- New York and Co. Camera Bag- Jo Totes Heels- XAppeal

82 comments:

Feathers & Freckles said...

Ok, why are you not wearing red every single day of your life?! You look so amazing in this dress and that color just makes you glow. My favorite outfit of yours by far :)

The event sounds like fun, and it's definitely always nice to have a familiar face around to show the ropes!

Alice said...

I love those colours on you! So beautiful.I just went back and read your post from yesterday, I know which site you are talking about and have been thinking about doing my own post on what happened but didn't think I could manage it without feeding the flames more. You managed to get your opinion across without bashing anyone and with dignity, which is much better than I would have managed xo

M Lichtenwalner said...

I found your blog through Erica B's, and I love it! I am so always excited to find a teacher that blogs. This color combination is stunning on you--now I want to try it! (http://littlebitomeghan.blogspot.com/)

Tara_St said...

Those colors look great together! I especially love that necklace.

Tara
Penniless Socialite
Enter My Giveway!

Sharon S said...

You look so gorgeous in red, Katie! I love how you paired it with turquoise...it's such an unexpected color combo and yet it works so well!

I would've been so nervous to go to the blogger event by myself so that's awesome that you had a friend to go with you. Sounds like you had a great time!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

lovelovefashion said...

i love erica b too - she makes the most beautiful outfits flawlessly - you look so beautiful in the dress (well you look beautiful all the time!) the dress is va-va voom gorgeous, i have a similar red dress and dang i feel like a siren in it! and the turquiose is so good next to your skin too, i looove this look x

Stephanie Roberts said...

You look absolutely STUNNING! I too, LOVE turqouise/aqua and red. It's my inspriation for my future child's nursery (if it's a girl, but that's a few years away). Can't wait to read about the event! SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!!

Tashia G. said...

This is one of my favorite color combos too. That red dress looks like a dress for all seasons. Have a great weekend!

Lisa Walter said...

Lovely dress; looks so great on you. The addition of the turquoise makes it look really special.

Always Maylee said...

I feel like every time I see you in a new color, I always say this is your color. Clearly, you just look good in pretty much any color. This red dress is simply gorgeous on you. I love the way it wraps and drapes. You seriously look BEAUTIFUL. Love the blue accessories. Hope you have a wonderful weekend Katie! :)

xo, Yi-chia

Kimberly Brook said...

Beautiful as always! Complementary colors are always a winning combination. Love it! :)

Marie_McGrath said...

The event sounds like so much fun!! I wish I were invited to blogging events here in Panama... hehe. I love your color blocking outfit. The dress fits you beautifully and I'm loving how red and turquoise look together.

www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

Girl, You are fabulous, and I am so happy you started blogging because you have definitely inspired me to love my body, and not desire features of other (because that just ain't going to happen). You are definitely beautiful on the outside, and from reading your posts over the past few months, I am sure you are even more beautiful on the inside. Congrats on attending your first "blogger" event - sounds like fun! Have a great weekend
xx
Here&Now

D'Rae said...

That dress is wonderful! I really like that color combo as well, although I must admit I haven't worn it much

Colleen Rust said...

This dress is gorgeous! I seriously have major dress envy when I look at your posts! I am also a fan of turquoise and red, it is so fresh and looks fantastic on you!

Colleen
Daybydaydarling.blogspot.com

Carrie said...

A blogger event sounds like so much fun. :)
You look smashing in red and turquoise. This is a color combination I keep meaning to do with my turquoise pants, but haven't gotten around to yet.

Christine said...

So pretty! You look beautiful and I rarely wear red, so the combination with turquoise never occurred to me. Love it!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

It's definitely a bold choice... especially for all-over color. Thank you so much!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Carrie, you must do it ASAP! It would look so cute with your turquoise pants!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I've been cultivating a dress collection for many years! And thank you, I think it's a really fresh look too!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I think it's probably best in small doses!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you so much, Jessica. That is so so sweet of you. And you should love your body! It's rocking!!!

Mini Me Style said...

Oh my gosh - you are STUNNING - you look like a movie start! I love the red/turquoise combo and will look forward to hearing more about the Fall Fashion Tour!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I was very out of my comfort zone to be honest, but sometimes I guess being scared can be a good thing. I would have been more comfortable a Target fashion show ;)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you!!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

What can I say, I'm blessed ;P You are too sweet, Yi-chia! I hope you have a great weekend too!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you so much, Lisa!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Apparently it is! That is a nice surprise!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

It would be a gorgeous nursery (many years from now!!!)! It was a pretty fun event. I'll be more comfortable next time!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Erica really does. She is very talented! And you are so right, red definitely makes you feel like a siren ;)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

It was fun, and I hopefully won't be so nervous next time!! And thank you so much :)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Best ten bucks I ever spent at New York and Co! I wish I had gotten it in every color!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Yay for teacher bloggers! I am always excited to find them too! Going to check out your blog right now!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Well, I was really trying to be fair, because I know every one has insecuritites, but I was pretty mad!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Well, damn, I need to buy more red!!!

Alison said...

I agree with everyone that says you look great in red, sort of snow white-ish, complete with very dark hair. I'm glad I found your blog. I like your style and what you have to say so far.

cherizangel said...

That's an interesting color combination, I like it. My favorite is teal with purple and darker pink shades personally. Very cute though. You should check out my blog and follow if you like. : ) http://cherizangelandstyleluvin.blogspot.com/

chillairandperfume said...

I already told you this via Twitter yesterday, but red & turquoise is one of my very favorite color combos! So obvi I love this. Also, you look AMAZING in red.

xo,
Hannah
www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

Pkcravens said...

I love this clash of colors. I really like all the elements of this outfit. Must check out that dress, the necklace is different...oh heck, you're brilliant.

Jenny Lauren said...

You look smokin'!! That colour is perfect on you! I really love turquoise paired with red...I don't think I would have thought of that combo!

xo Jenny
www.crazystylelove.com

Angela Keeley-White said...

This dress is absolutely gorgeous on you, and I love your necklace!!

xo,
Angela
headtotoechic.blogspot.com

Tori Clark said...

Red and turquoise are one of my favorite combos! You look gorgeous!

.hello. lj said...

Red and turquoise was my wedding palette of choice! If we hadn't moved the date, it's exactly what my wedding would have been in! I love it on you! Can't wait to hear all about the fall fashion event!

Lynne DeVenny said...

This dress is perfect for you in every way, color, cut, and fabric. So chic and perfect for a style blogger event. Love it!

Mary Ann said...

Wow, this dress really works for you - maybe one of my favorites I've seen on you! Love it with the turquoise, too! ;-)

Belated Bloomer said...

Haven't tried this combo YET, but this is inspiring! You look HOT, Katie! :D

http://thebelatedbloomer.blogspot.com/

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Awww, thank you! And you definitely need to try this combo- it looks great with dark hair!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you so much, Mary Ann. This is a very elegant dress so I think that changes my whole demeanor I guess (does that make sense?).

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, Lynne. I agree completely- it's one of the fancier things I one so I new it would be great :)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

It;s was a really interesting event to attend. Now I have the "inside scoop"!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, Tori. I love it too- so fun and fresh :)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, Angela. I wish I had bought this necklace in every color. It's become such a go-to accessory.

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, Jenny. We have similar coloring (can i say colouring even though that's not the American spelling? It's so much fancier!), so I know you would look amazing in this combo.

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Now I'm blushing! Thank you so much!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

This is how I know we could be best buds! I need you to blog about your kitchen! I bet it's so cute!!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I love teal and purple too- very dramatic. I am going to check out your blog now!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you so much Alison. I love a good Snow White comparison ;)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you so much. Coming from you, that is the ultimate compliment! Seriously!

Sarah With A Bow said...

I figured out that I love mint and red together when I was dressing for an interview a bit ago and I've been obsessed with it. I haven't posted most of my outfits with teal/red or mint/red because I don't want people to get overly sick of it. (:

By the way... DAMN, GIRL. You look INCREDIBLE.

Annie said...

LOVE love love this color combo Katie - you look gorgeous in that red dress! And the blogger event sounds so fun :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

angelgator88 said...

LOVE that outfit and color combo!!!

RedTagChicLosAngeles said...

OMG....you're looking so adorable in RED Katie....you definitely rock it!!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Kathy said...

WOW! You have such a beautiful smile! WOuld like to see it more often. And you look stunning in red!

GlossyLala said...

Such an adorable look,lovely.That necklace gives such a nice effect.
I wonder if you would like to follow each other:)
http://glossylala.blogspot.co.uk/

Quiltnutcreations said...

Red and turquoise is such a great combo. I love that dress. And the purse is fantastic!

jugglingchic said...

You look really stunning in red!!!! I have never tried that color combo, but I love it!!!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thanks so much!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you so much! I really love that bag too!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you! Going to check your blog now!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I just feel so silly smiling in pictures!!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, Rebecca!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you Ashlee!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

It was really cool to see what's going to be in style in the upcoming months! And thank you so much! I love love LOVE this combo too, so I know exactly what you mean!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Yes, the mint and red in your post is gorgeous. I'll have to remember that!

And thank you so much for the awesome all caps compliment! That made my day!

Wendy Loubser said...

Hi Katie,

This is my first visit here and what a fine time its been. Really like your style and must say, you should wear red more often, it looks amazing on you.

I need to admit that I'm really envious of your JO Tote ... I've been considering buying one, but have hesitated as I'm over the oceans ... how do you find it?

I also think that you look delightful in turquoise. It shows up beautifully with your colouring.

Thanks for sharing
Wendy
http://simplysassystyle.blogspot.com

Audrey @ Putting Me Together said...

Red and turquoise is a color combo I might always love. Well...turquoise and anything, actually. haha

Aesthetic Etiquette said...

Red with turquoise is one of my favorites too! You look great!

Kristian said...

Love those colors together!

Frugalistablog said...

Oh I am loving this!!

Susanna Bird said...

I adore this! I love the turquoise and the red dress is stunning.


Sincerely,
S. W. Bird

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you Susanna!!

Munirah May said...

OMG! I looovee this combo. I like that you look fabulous AND real.

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