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Stripe X Stripe

17th January 2014

What to wear with a striped sweater? more stripes of course! Pattern mixing has crept its way into main stream style, and pairing petals with polka dots is starting to become the norm. But normal is boring, so I decided to step out with stripes on stripes for pattern pairing with a twist!

Jacket: Forever 21 (similar here or here … LOVE this navy one) // Sweater: Tommy Hilfiger (sample sale find) (similar here) // Skirt: Modcloth (similar) // Bag: Coach // Snood: Michael Kors (Old, Similar: onetwo [cashmere on sale, yes please!], three) // Socks: J.crew // Belk: Saks via My Sisters Closet // Sunnies: Karen Walker (also here) // Boots: (similar
I snagged this sweater for next to nothing at the Tommy Hilfiger sample sale while I was working there in Production last year! It’s such a fun twist on a classic that I knew I would be able to wear it for years!  Plus, you can’t help but smile in an all-american brand!
Since I chopped off all my hair & went strawberry blonde (read all about it) I haven’t been able to rock my usual topknot, until now! I have started using a curly pony and a few pins to simulate a faux-knot. Some of my strands are too short to stay up so I just let them hang free. It’s still a work in progress, I feel a little like Mugatu (Will Farrell in Zoolander), but it’s growing on me. Maybe once I’ve mastered it, I’ll post a tutorial for all the short-haired readers.
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stripes on stripes

7th April 2013

one set of stripes is never enough, so today i doubled up by pairing stripes on stripes with other b&w patterns. plus i reveal the winner of our wire wrap giveaway!
we’re at the weird time between winter && spring where we’re all itching to step out in color but the weather isn’t taking the hint. so a color pop serves as the perfect cure, because it gives you just a little touch of spring to get your fix!

bold black && white prints are what’s trending for spring 2013! try mixing your matches, doubling up on one pattern or both to make a graphic && trendy look!
dress: zara // top: kate spade (try white for spring) // belt: kate spade (more colors!) // tuxedo vest: halogen // shoes: shoegasm // handbag: kate spade // arm party: idioms // sequin // necklace: statement pearls // kate spade // socks: kate spade // rings: kate spade // wire wrap // sunnies: kate spade 
&& the winner is…
congrats to our wire wrap give away winner!
congrats martha! you have 48 hours to contact me at courtney@colormecourtney.com with your choice of a ring && ring size to claim your prize!
thanks to everyone else for playing && a big giant thank you to wire wrap! if you didn’t win, stay tuned a different giveaway will be posted soon!
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Bright Stripes

28th June 2012

Today’s look is all about pairing crazy amounts of color with plenty of pattern!
Using these citrus-y hues, I was able to create a summery striped outfit that makes a bright yet unexpected statement look!

It seems I’ve come down with another case of the stripes! Hence the stripe on stripe pairing in this look! I am definitely not afraid to mix patterns, and really no one should be!
Does this skirt look familiar? It’s the katie skirt, From Sandee Royalty… in green! As featured in the Work It the Katie Skirt post (red) and in the Walking on Sunshine post (yellow)
Shirt: Old Navy Striped Top (old-ish). Skirt: Sandee Royalty Katie Skirt in Green. Shoes: John Fluevog pumps. Pearl Statement Necklace. Bag: kate spade gold scout. Vintage Kenneth jay Lane Statement Necklace and Earring set. Arm party: J.crew Pave Link bracelet, Kate Spade Idiom Bangles, Juicy Couture Buckle bangle, Kate Spade lady Marmalade bracelet, kate spade all wrapped up bow ring. Photobucket

Spring Stripes

27th March 2012

The Secrets out: I’m a sucker for stripes!
 Spring into this season in stunning stripes, paired with bright spring basics!

This look is all about working with spring basics: colored pumps, bright studs, a bold bag (it makes the perfect color pop piece), fun bangles and a simple cardigan or jacket.
Saturday, I ventured to the fabulous french market for a relaxing brunch date with my sassy grandmother, amazing mother and bestfriend Dené.
 So I thought this look was perfect for this fabulously french affair.
When I think Spring I see bright colors, flirty prints and having fun with fashion!
By pairing stripes on stripes with some spring basics, you too can be stunning for spring.
Dress: Silverscreen Dress, Kate Spade. Jacket: J.Crew, No Longer Available. Shoes: Shoes: Medgorje Pumps, John Fluevog. Idom Bangles, Specific Styles NLA, Similar, Kate Spade. Ring: All Wrapped Up Bow, Kate Spade. Earrings: Gum Drops in Flo Coral, Kate Spade. Bag: New Bond Street Florence in Shocking Pink, Kate Spade. Lipstick: Supercalafragalipstick in Fuchsia Fete, Poppy King for Kate Spade.