Thursday, March 1, 2012

A Color Blocking Experiment

Today I was feeling bright and cheery so I decided to wear some bright colors taken from a scarf that I bought but have never worn. The colors do not look "right" in the pictures so I think the outfit really looks better in person.

First, the scarf. I bought it on eBay. It is a sheer scarf with very intense fiery colors. It still had a tag on it but it was all in Oriental characters which I cannot decipher. We were fighting the wind to try and get some decent pictures and finally just gave up. It is a lovely warm day here, but quite windy.
Givenchy Scarf via eBay
Blouse: Chicos's
Jeans: NYDJ
The blouse is really more of a bright coral than it appears here. There is some of that color in the scarf although it doesn't really look like it here. Sometimes it is so difficult to capture true colors. I am sure there is a technical reason for it, but it is frustrating to not be able to show accurately.

Bracelet on left: Chico's
On Right: David Yurman
Nail polish: A England Order of the Garter
I do love bright colors of nail polish but the disadvantage of wearing them is that they often do not match what I am wearing. Although in this case, blue is a complementary color to the orange/coral of the blouse.

For those of you who love nail polish, I would suggest trying A England polishes. They are a small indie brand sold in England but also available from a couple of sources here in the US. I got mine from llarowe, a company owned by Leah Ann Larowe. I received excellent service from her company and have placed two orders so far. She also sells some other hard to find indie/foreign polishes that are amazing.

I hope you had a bright and cheery Thursday!


  1. Oooh!!! I really like these colors together and on you!

  2. I like the scarf. Maybe the light is what skews the colors.

  3. Gorgeous scarf! I love the geometric print and the colors! My goodness, they're so brilliant.

  4. I love the scarf, and the way you're wearing it too, Debbi. I'm going to try that tomorrow. And I am checking out llarowe immediately, b/c your blue polish is terrific.

  5. I think Blue Nail polish makes your hands look younger. I hope the technology for capturing color electronically is getting better. I was helping my son shop for a TV this week, and most of the TV's showed the same colors in the broadcast. Just a few years ago, it would look like they had 20 different pictures.
    Maybe it's the cameras, and not the receivers. I would love an excuse to start saving for a DSLR camera.

  6. Not just your hands, I meant it made everyone's hands look younger.

  7. Gorgeous scarf!!! The color looks great on you! I know I say this all the time, but you have the most GORGEOUS hands!!! That blue is fabulous on you!!! Hugs! ~Serene

  8. A beautiful scarf and nail polish. The perfect accessories!

  9. I think your color blocking experiment was a great success. I have wanted to wear that combination, but don't seem to have it in my current wardrobe and have not consciously made the effort to purchase items to wear in this red/pink colorblocking trend. But it's on my wish list of things to try.

  10. I love, love those bigger pics, yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    You absolutely ROCK.

  11. It's a beautiful scarf and I can attest to the wind in Kansas!

  12. Hi Debbie!
    I am back from vacation and getting back to blogging slowly
    Love the colors you are wearing! Wow!
    The nail polish is one of my favorite color
    You know what i never worry about my nail color, but your color indeed compliments your outfit

    Take care


  13. I completely understand the feeling of how the outfit looks in person and in front of the lens! I think these colours look great, and you did a great job tying the scarf. I put all of my outfits on a dress form and take a picture to see how they look before taking the full outfit post.

  14. wow...I like this outfit on you, the scarf is beautiful. Red and pink is a nice color combo. And the blue nail color is a nice contrast. Incidentally I am also in red and blue..haha..great minds think alike.


  15. Hello
    She Accessorizes Well
    Thanks for putting up, very good stuff, It is pretty ideal for everyone.
    Thank you!

  16. Wow, gorgeous spring outfit Debbi! You look beautiful! Love the nails and scarf!! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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  17. Debbi--love the color combo!!! Coral looks awesome on you!!

  18. the scarf is gorgeous and your "experiment" was a resounding success!

  19. Awesome scarf girl! Loving all the bold colors. Your nail color is FIERCE! Kiah

  20. I love this outfit on you.The colors look lovely on you and are so well coordinated.I have a remark to make that I would like to see you on more "female shoes"like heels because I think they would fit more with your outfit. I say this because I struggle when it comes to shoes I don't have a great collection and I'm not sure what fits.Have a great weekend.