Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Changing My Stripes

I usually wear graphic black and white prints with red- that's just my go-to look, my comfort zone. The good thing about blogging is that it often forces you to try different things, to get out of your comfort zone. I realize pairing black and white with mint isn't life-changing or front page fashion news, but it was a new thing for me.




69 comments:

Steph said...

I really like the mint with the black and white, it works really well

MBDinBHAM said...

I like that outfit with mint and it strikes me that it's a perfect color combination for a late summer transition.

Andrea said...

Love it!

Ashley said...

You look absolutely beautiful! :) I love the color scheme! I don't yet own anything mint, but I would LOVE to add it to my wardrobe!

Crystal said...

I do love the mint! And that sweater! I think I would have been better pairing my balzer with an all black dress or slacks/blouse combo and adding a pop of color then the red blouse. Thanks for the inspiration!! And your legs look ahhhmaaazing in those wedges!
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Selah said...

Love it! I have a dress in a neutral print that I love to pair with mint accessories. Unfortunately, I don't have cool mint shoes, but I do have a mint belt and bracelet.

divadellecurve said...

love this outfit, print combined with colorblock is my passion :) well done

Catherine said...

I love those wedges! Where did you get them? And I totally understand about little steps that are outside your comfort zone. Sometimes that's all it takes - especially with this outfit. The green looks great with black and white!

Alicia Woodard said...

I want this outfit! I love it!

grownandcurvywoman said...

Your sweater is fab!!! I LOVE IT!!! The pops of mint are unexpected and fun!

Jenny Lauren said...

Ha ha, the mint/black/white combo is really gorgeous on you Katie! LOVE that cardigan!


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Sharon S said...

Ooh it looks great with the mint! I don't think I've ever tried that either (usually I'll also wear red or pink with black/white) but now I want to!

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Feathers & Freckles said...

I love it! It's a simple change to swap out red for mint, but it makes a huge difference. Way to step outside of your comfort zone :)

Alice said...

I love this colour combination, mint is one of my favourite colours right now xo

lovelovefashion said...

i would never have put those colours together - it works beautifully, love it - and oh those shoes are gorgeous x sandra

Always Maylee said...

Beautiful Katie! Love the mint belt and shoes, goes perfectly with the classic black and white combo.


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Sarah With A Bow said...

New and fantastic. (: I'm a sucker for mint AND zebra.

Mary in FL said...

I really like this outfit, and the pop of happy color is just right!

Shelley said...

I love your mint wedges!!!

Marissa said...

and it works! BOOM!
New style, new look! Loves it! :)

Heather said...

The black and white with a few hints of color are just perfection!

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Nikki L said...

This outfit looks wonderful on you. Nice color combination.

Stephanie Frost Roberts said...

I NEED a zebra print cardigan!

Jupe_Cambria said...

I love seeing how versatile your style is :) This looks totally rockin and chic...and the accents of mint are lovely.

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Laura @ Twelve by Six said...

Love the black and white with green! Maybe not "ilfe-changing" like you said, but still more unexpected than other combinations, and so cute and wearable :)

Trice said...

I LOVE black and white anything and zebra print is the extra icing on the cake! I'm loving the mint wedges too!

Atthepinkofperfection said...

I'm totally ripping this idea from you, I'm loving it! I've never seen mint with zebra and black & white. Stellar my dear!

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amy said...

Love this jacket! I am the same way. I wear the same things but blogging has helped me try new things. You look so cute!


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Melissa said...

Love how the belt defines your waist, it's such a chic touch, and I think mint is super pretty! Cheers to trying something new!
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Amy Welch said...

ow ow! LOVE LOVE those mint shoes against that pattern and dress! http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com//

tori said...

I am right there with ya girl! It seems so natural to do red, white & black! But I am loving black, white & mint too! Another combo is black, white & coral (is that too close to red though?) I am super jealous of those wedges too, I want them!

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Lynne DeVenny said...

Katie, with a kid in the hospital for two weeks, I got way behind on my blog-reading (spotty WiFi in the room) so I've looked but not commented in a while. You look amazing in this outfit. Zebra print isn't easy for everyone to pull off, but you look extremely sophisticated in yours.

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

Oh, no! I hope everything is ok! Thank you so much!

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

Thanks!

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

I don't think coral is too close. Definitely a combo I'll have to try. Ooh, and turquoise!

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

Thank you, Amy!!

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

Thank you, Melissa. Sometimes I don't feel fully dressed without a belt :)

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

It's one of my favorite things about blogging. That's for sure!

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

Thank you, Priscilla. I am headed over there now!

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

Yay! Thank you :)

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

Thank you, Trice. Those mint wedges might be the best shoes I ever bought!

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

Thank you, Laura. :)

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

I'm trying to find an inexpensive alternative to post...

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

That's what I thought too!

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

Thank you, Shelley! They are my favorite :)

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

Thank you :)

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

I need to rename this the "Sarah Special" ;)

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

Oh my gosh, mine too! I hope it's wearable into the winter....

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

That's what I thought too!

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

Wow, I'm versatile? Awesome!! I wish I could define my style but I never seem to get the hang of it. Maybe I just need to say versatile!

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

Thank you, Nikki!

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

Haha! You always make me smile!

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

Thank you, Yi-chia. Can't go wrong with mint!

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

Thank you, Sandra!

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

And I never do pink. Thanks for the idea!!

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

Thank you, Jenny!

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

Thank you- I definitely think mint is a fun color!

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

Thank you, Alicia- super cheap stuff- Wal-Mart and Cato's and shoes on super sale at Urban outfitters!

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

Catherine- I got the shoes at Urban Outfitters, but wait on a sale! They are regularly $60, but I got them on sale for $20!

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

Thank you so much!

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

Mint belt and bracelet- sounds like perfect accessories to me!

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

Wedges are magical like that ;) You are so welcome and thank you!

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

Well, these shoes would be a great purchase- they go with so many things!

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

Thank you!

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

I sure hope so! I'll be curious to see if people carry mint over into fall (and how).

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

Thanks, Steph!

frocks that rock said...

Just an FYI, I'll be copying your outfit on Monday. I love it! The mint with the black and white is just perfect. You're fabulous, my dear!

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