Sunday, July 18, 2010

A Lesson in Color Block

I often find color blocked garments to be very tacky. People tend to overaccessorize when they wear this trend, as though the simplicity of the design must be made up for in other facets of the outfit.

I disagree.

I think the key to wearing color block well is to simplify it. Let the point of the outfit be to showcase the colors and the cut of the piece and be done with it.

This LOFT tank is one of my favorite items this summer. I love the taupe and the magenta next to one another, and I love the loose feel of the shirt. All I added was a small ring whose stone matched the taupe in my shirt, and an unadorned pair of black flats. Love it!

Silk tank: LOFT (current)
Modern skinny "jeggings": LOFT (current)
Ring: Handmade by a family friend
Black faux leather flats: Target

What do YOU think of color block? Tacky or cool? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Java Chip Frappucino

I love Starbucks' Java Chip Frappucino ice cream. It's my go-to splurge item.

I recently learned that apparently, it's Paddington's, too. Please see the following as evidence:

Guiltily sneaking the carton away from his mom in hopes that he will not be deprived...

Checking out the remaining contents...

Using the back of the couch for leverage...

Really going at it...

Feeling bereft upon realizing he'd finished it all...

Just making sure to not leave any droplets behind...

Dry as a bone.

No wonder he's gained 14 pounds since coming to live here. We're working on it.