Thursday, January 23, 2014

Color Palette Play


I thought it would be fun to start a new series, one that doesn't necessarily come to you on a weekly basis, but when I am inspired with certain color palettes. I can combine all sorts of color combinations when it comes to clothes and putting outfits together, but when it comes to home decor, I am a lost soul. You would think the two would go hand and hand, but they don't, at least not for me. I think we have a certain eye for one or the other, and some have the gift of being dynamic at both. I am not one of them. One of my best friends is an interior designer and every wall that has been painted in my house was chosen by her. She has a gift. And she texts me selfies of her in outfits asking if this or that looks okay. Too bad we can't morph our abilities.


Kiki La'Rue Maddie Top c/o // Gap Denim (option here and here) // Kiki La'Rue Scarf c/o // Sam & Libby Boots from Target // Forever 21 Bag (option here and here) // Mint Sugar Boutique Tassel Necklace (option here) // T+J Designs Leopard Bracelet c/o // Lilac Bijoux Bow Bangle (option here) // Michael Kors Watch c/o The Jeweler's Wife // H&M Sunglasses (option here)

So, I dreamed up this idea to help those of you in need of color combining ideas when it comes to your closet and wardrobe. The two shades of green, gold, a dash of black and hint of leopard makes a statement, but isn't too loud or overly boisterous. This mixture of hues can work for all seasons depending on the fabric and textures. It's a combination that I probably wouldn't have meshed together on my own, but luckily this Maddie top and scarf from Kiki La'Rue arrived in the mail together. So, fortunately, it didn't require much effort or brain power. They were meant to be a team.

Are you better with coordinating colors with clothes or home decor? Or were you gifted with both? And what do you think about this new feature? Helpful? Yea or Nay?

Shanna

49 comments:

Alice Warren said...

Great color combo and I am in love with your booties!! Don't you love it when you create an outfit or color combo by accident (like doing laundry).

Chartreus is a very difficult color for me to wear. I just posted about mustard which is a tough color and now there's 2 colors I can't wear.

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

prettyanddelectable said...

Love the idea for this series! Pretty color combo, and those leopard boots are fabulous!

fabulousso40s said...

Love the mustard with the leopard boots xx

Chelsea Oliver said...

I like this idea for a series! And this look is adorable! I have been crazy about mustard yellow and darker greens lately for some reason, too - I like that you paired them with a cheetah print!

-Chelsea
chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

Kelsey Long said...

Love that top! The color and fit is gorgeous!

xo

Kelsey

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Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

I love this color combo, and I think this a great new series.

xo
​PinkSole​

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

What a fun idea! And I absolutely LOVE this color combo! I need some leopard booties in my life.

Susan Jeffries said...

I love this idea Shanna! I wish there was some way I could print out those palettes and put them in a notebook! I need all the help I can get! And I am getting one of those Maddie tops!! Eight more days of the shopping ban!!! Susan

Everday Fashion said...

Great color combo! I don't do to bad with mixing colors, home decor though isn't as good.
BTW your leopard bangle totally pops I love how accessories do that when paired correctly.
xo, Lee
edfbylee.com

JP Lord said...

I absolutely ADORE this combo! Now if only I had those booties in my closet... You look gorgeous girl!
xox

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I love this combo. You nailed it!

Becky M said...

That gold top is gorgeous! And the green goes perfect with it!

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Tiffany Elam said...

I wish I would've bought these booties when I had the chance!
xo,
Tiffany
shoeschampagne.blogspot.com

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

Such a fun color combination! I really like this idea. Can't wait to see the next in the series! (And so with you on home decor. It's just not my thing!)

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said...

I've always been better with home decor than clothing, but I'm learning now that I can do both. I love when items "accidentally" end up next to each other in my closet or the laundry...it gives me new ideas! Love these colors together!!

Always Maylee said...

You look beautiful, what a great color combo! I'd like to think that I'm good with both colors for clothes and color for interiors, but who knows if I'm just kidding myself! I did pick out all the paint colors in our house and I love the way our house looks... so that's something right! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Ashley Braman said...

Love this combination! Those leopard booties are fab :)

<3Ash
profoundlyash.blogspot.com

Style-Delights said...

This color (Chartreuse/Lime/Mustard family) is my favorite color! So fun to contrast and match with different colors! You look great and love the idea of this series! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
-Jyoti
Style-Delights Blog

TheTinyHeart said...

This is a great series...I'm sure it will give me lots of outfit ideas! I'm not into home decor at all...it just doesn't interest me!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Kellie said...

I agree...it seems you either have the ability to mix colors, or you don't. Mixing colors on clothing comes naturally to me, but I agree, I lack in home decor...interesting! Thanks for the post...LOVE leopard (I have those ankle boots too) with the greens!

Iris P. said...

Love the colors of your outfit, so pretty and reminds me of spring!

Iris Hanlin - Writer/Photographer said...

Oh my, you look stunning in that top! What a great color to go with the scarf, too.

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Amanda said...

This look on you is SO fab Shanna!! Love it all. xo

Vicki said...

I would never, in a million years, have ever put those colors together myself but Shanna, you look amazing!! I love it! :)

AMCallahan said...

LOVE it! and those boots! I just go them on clearance the other day and can't wait to wear them myself :)

Hannah Thomas said...

Those leopard shoes are amazing.

xo
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Carly said...

LOVE this idea, and what a perfect color combo to start with!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Makaila Acelar said...

Absolutely LOVE it Shanna. You do have such a gift! I tend to do better with interior design, Lol. Which is why I love your inspirations. Hope this becomes a regular series!

Kayla Gilbert said...

Ohh I just love this outfit Shanna! So cute and casual and your hair looks so pretty in that ponytail! : )

Kayla
www.lovelucygirl.com

All That Glitters said...

I love the yellow and green together! Very cute! I'm pretty good at it when it comes to clothing, but not as great in home decor. I need to step out of my box when it comes to things matching in my house...lol!

Helene in Between said...

I'm so bad at color coordinating, this is such great inspiration!! i love it!

Tracy Miller said...

Yes! Great idea. More please. I pin color inspiration pictures all of the time. I just love this whole combo. I am partial to greens and leopard.

Tracy @Its Mostly About Fashion

Tori said...

Ok I just want to raid your closet!! Everyday when I read your blog I get totally inspired!! I am kinda the same with home decor tho! I tend to stick to like a 2 color palette in each room--totally boring--but I am trying to branch out :)

Tori
FashionBlingGirlyThings

Arielle Berze said...

I love the idea of using colour palettes as inspiration! It's something I do, but more so on a subconscious level where I get inspired by the colours in a photo or something!

Arielle from Tangled Musings

Berty Morales said...

Shanna, love, love this look and what a great color combo. Also those booties are TDF. Amazing!

Nikki said...

Love this color combo!! And those booties are gorgeous!

Nikki
thefashionablewife.com

Tiffany @ Polka Dotted Cats said...

Ohhhhhh girl that shirt is everything to me! I have the jeans...and one million scarves...so I just need the shirt and those super fierce booties!

Ashley said...

LOVE this color palette and I love the touch of leopard also, you look fab girl!

xo Ash,
Sincerely Miss Ash

Janice @ The JRaabulous Life said...

Love the color combo and also love the "peek-a-boo" necklace! I always forget to wear a necklace when wearing a big scarf but it is a nice touch!

Amanda G said...
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Amanda G said...

Green and mustard have always been one of my favorite color combos. Especially being a Colorado State grad :) Love the added leopard print as well. Thanks for sharing :)

xoxo,

Amanda
www.allthingsprettyblog.com

Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! said...

I never would have chosen the yellow Maddie top had I not seen you in it - now I'm smitten. Well done girl. LOVE the booties too!

Maria at inredningsvis said...

You look AMAZING and sexy in everything you wear dear :) and Im happy to follow ya.

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Have a fab weekend

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Alice Lee said...

I love this color combination. The leopard booties really brings out this whole outfit!

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JMoAtHome said...

I love the idea. In fact, I recently pinned numerous paint chip ideas on my home decor pinboard, but with the real intent of using those to guide wardrobe inspo vs decorating. I love to decorate but am really limited with the house we currently own. So, I'm using that creative energy on fashion. I'm having a blast with it because of blogs like yours. Looking forward to future posts. Well done, Shanna! Thank you for sharing your talent and beauty with us readers.

Meg A said...

I think its a great idea! I love it :)

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Janna Renee said...

I love that palette! I could totally get on board with this ;)

Staci said...

Wanting to purchase Maddie top. What size is did you get?

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