February 1, 2012

Hello Color

If you've read more than 1 post on this blog, or know me personally, you know that I'm a fan of neutrals. I live in neutrals. Grey, taupe, cream, white. Those are my colors. Oddly--they really aren't color after all, are they?

So I am as shocked as you are that I ended up with this blouse. . .from T.J Maxx. . .for $15.00. . .

{Blouse: T.J.Maxx ($14.99), Jeans: J.Crew, Shoes: Nine West, Necklace: Target, Bag: Kate Spade}






It's quite bright. But I actually kind of enjoyed wearing it. I didn't feel overpowered by the color, which I would have expected.

Consider me broken of my Chromofobia (fear of color).

And all it took was $15.00. 

87 comments:

  1. Beautiful! You look awesome in color! I'm the same way...play it safe. My accessories are color, but my basics are neutrals.

    As my husband tells me "Step away from the black...slowly...carefully...just step away." LOL

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  2. Love that top! Looks great with the necklace too!

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  3. It look lovely on you, and with the necklace as well. :)

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  4. love the color on you!! Us fair-skinned girls can carry off Coral very well! That necklace is on my Target shopping list for today :-)

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  5. Those neutrals are my weakness too. Especially gray and ivory. I'm always attracted to them, but I feel guilty that I don't have enough color around. :D

    You look good in that color! My favorite is that necklace though.

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  6. That's a great color! And the teal necklace goes really nicely with it. I paired the same color scheme in a necklace and dress last summer; can't wait to wear it again.

    Meg
    @MissMegasaurus
    www.glamoroushustle.com

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  7. Well don't you just look like a ray of sunshine!!!
    Loving your adventure into MAJOR color :)

    Xo
    Meg

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  8. You look wonderful in color! It really pops against your skin tone and hair. I'm hoping we'll see the "color" section of your closet expand! :)

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  9. Kate: this coral color is really beautiful on you. You truly should pick up more pieces in this hue. The tone really picks up your "peach n' cream" complection.

    P.S. I NEED that necklace!

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  10. Congratulations!!! You look great!

    I touched that necklace at Target, and put it back. It looks much better on you!

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  11. Those shirts are my favorite shirts. I bought it in kelly green and royal blue. They look amazing with skirts and heels, and under blazers. I love how the back is longer. Good choice. It's going to become your favorite shirt, I'm sure of it.

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  12. Looks great on you! You make me want to branch out and buy more color. Thanks for your inspiration and ideas!

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  13. Love the color! What a great price for the shirt!

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  14. You look great in that color!! I have quite a bit of that coral color in my wardrobe! It's one of my favorites to wear!

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  15. This is actually one of my two favorite colors. Looks great on you!
    -Keri

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  16. When did you get the necklace at Target? I'd love to buy it!!

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  17. Great top! I have a case of Chromofobia myself. I love that top though! You look good in coral! One of my favorite combinations are turquoise and coral! I may need to stop at TJ Maxx...I love the style of that top!

    Whitney

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  18. Love the color. One of my favorites. The whole outfit is gorgeous! :)

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  19. I broke out with a bright cardigan this week too. I'm ready for warm weather and color everywhere! What a score on the blouse! I've been eyeing that necklace at Target, and now you've sold me on it. :)

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  20. That color looks great on you! You should rock it more often :)

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  21. Love the color of the shirt paired with the necklace!

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  22. That's really cute! I can't get over all the awesome deals you find. Even though it's only February 1st our weather has been so mild that it feels like its time to break out some bright spring colours!

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  23. You always wear the cutest outfits. By the way, I'm really loving that necklace from Target. I see a Target trip in my near future. Happy February!

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  24. The fit is very flattering! And you should really stick w this color or colors similar bc it looks great w your skin! Also, I like the changes being made on the site lately. I check your blog on my phone and have noticed little changes here and there. Handy!
    -Amy-

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  25. What brand is the top? I want to look it up!

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  26. hi kate! I totally neutrals too and my closet colors look like a lot like yours....lots of dark blues and grays! I think that color compliments you really well :) you just encouraged me to give colors a try too!

    I just started recently started my blogging journey...love for you to check it out! :)

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  27. Great color choice! And...it looks like your getting your moneys worth out of that amazing target necklace too! I might have to hop on over there at lunch and snag me one. it' goes with so much!

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  28. Cindy lou@gottoplay2000@yahoo.comFebruary 1, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    That lipstick color is perfect also. What brand and color is that. LOve your blog!!

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  29. You look great! You should definitely add orange-pink to the list of "your" colors :-)

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  30. very cute...still debating on buying the necklace..it looks great on you!

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  31. you look awesome in colors! makes you look really happy and i love the color combo of coral and turquoise. keep it up!

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  32. This color looks gorgeous on you!!!! See, wearing colorful things isn't so bad :-)

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  33. BTW....I love your hairstyle...I think it may be my new summer cut!

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  34. Looks so great on you!!!

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  35. Adrorbs!! Old Navy has this same style of top right now in a rayon. I got it in this SUPER BRIGHT, almost florescent yellow....I am trying so hard to get away from black (as a hairstylist I have been brainwashed to wear only black). I figured this top would cure me! Like the coral, it looks great with the dark denim!

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  36. Wow, that color is to die for on you! You look so stunning - I hope to see more colors like this in your pictures because you look amazing. :)

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  37. I'm not usually one to comment, but your blouse is fab and you are rocking that color. Don't be a chromofobe!

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  38. Coral is the BEST color for our skin tones. It warms us up so much. I'm glad you got "daring" and went with it. It is very complimentary to your skin tone!

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  39. Totally fabulous, that color looks amazing on you and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the necklace. Funny, I was just talking about this nearly identical thing on my blog today! Working on adding more COLOR to my life... :) Orangies Attic

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  40. Very cute! How old are those jeans? Can you tell me which style they are? Or could you post a link to them? Thanks!!!

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  41. You look amazing in it! I love it!

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  42. GREAT top, LOVE the color!
    I bought a similar one in kelly green from Old Navy.

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  43. You have the most beautiful profile! You are so photogenic!

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  44. Well I think you look fabulous in color!! You should add a little more to your wardrobe :)

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  45. That is a GORGEOUS color on you! Isn't it funny how those colors warm and brighten our skin? I also have had problems wearing color because I always felt like it was perhaps going to draw too much attention to me (something I don't like to do on purpose!).

    Anyway, long story short, I applaud you and the courage! Your blog and little stories are so inspiring to me because they remind me of me and to keep it real and simple. I also am a lover of Jesus, newly married and have your same shape, height and blonde hair. I kind of think of you as my "e-sister" if that makes any sense! :-)You're just plain fun!

    Happy blogging and thank you!

    Emily

    http://duluthstarofthenorth.blogspot.com (aka Emily's Muse)

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  46. That coral color looks great on you! It's always fun to try and step away from the norm.

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  47. Love it! Love the color, love the design, everything! I am the same as you, not a big color person. I feel most comfortable wearing neutrals. I just bought a yellow tank top at Target and posted about it yesterday on my blog :) Eventhough it was under my [grey] shirt, it was still a nice pop of color!

    Jamie @ JustStuffForFun

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  48. I love the blouse and love the color on you. Katie

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  49. I thought the colour was awesome, but a bit much on you...as I notice the colour before I notice your face. However, as soon as you put on that accessory it breaks it up and I'm back to noticing your face. Maybe the necklace says 'look here please'. Great look, found your blog recently & I love reading it. =)

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  50. Love the color! Love reading your blog!

    -Bretta

    www.homesweetnest.wordpress.com

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  51. I hope you know you have the best hair ever!! I used to hair my hair cut in an inverted bob but have been growing it out for the last 3 years and now its long and I love it!! BUT everytime i look at your blog I wish I still had my bob...who knows I may go back!!

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  52. I am a neutral girl like you, but that color looks amazing on you! Keep up the great posts!

    http://thecreativebitsblog.blogspot.com/

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  53. I'm a hairdresser too so half of my closet is black! But now I'm a stay at home mom so I def will never wear it again! lol Majority of my other clothes are coral and pinks

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  54. Quick question, what is the cut or name of your j Crew style jeans? I LOVE them!

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    1. That color could not be more beautiful on you!! I'm obsessed with coral!! I found your blog through good ol pinterest and love it!!! I tried your hair tutorials and loved my hair and love love love your posts!! Such a fan!!

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  56. Wowzers! This is gorgeous! I love your style! I will be following :) -Christie from Manouvellemode.com

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  57. Great job with the Blog it's so helpful! I wud put my full flawless bare minerals brush in the first slot and do the same and finish off with eyeliners. knik2008@yahoo.com

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  58. I am now a new follower of your blog from a post of one of your hair styles on Pinterest!! I am so excited I found you and I hope you check out my blog as well and let me know what you think:) I'm going to attempt to try the french braid bang look tomorrow... you make it look so easy in your tutorial! I just need you to do my hair every morning because I am basically crippled at it. Love your whole outfit in this post! xox

    www.thalovingtouch.blogspot.com

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  59. Ooops first blog post ever and it goes on the wrong page! Lol I will figure this whole blog thing out very soon! Ps the color and style is beautiful on you!

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  60. Thanks to you I went to Target last night in search of jeans. I needed a new pair desperately. I also picked up a grey and white striped long sleeve tee...I couldn't help but think of you. I totally forgot to look for this necklace. (And while in the checkout line a lady asked me if I hot rolled my hair. I told her no, with a curling Iron...and then gave her the details. Yay...thanks for all your tips.)

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  61. Ok I love this outfit! I really really think this blouse would look darling with some skinny jeans! You should try some and see how it looks. ;) I don't know if you are like me but I never wanted to wear skinny jeans because I thought they didn't flatter me...but you just have to get the right pair (I highly recc Gap) they have the cutest skinny jeans (kind of a splurg) but some of the most comfy pants I own! Do it! You will fall in love with them just like I have and this outfit would be just that much more rockin! Promise.

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  62. You look AMAZING KATE!!!! I think I may try some color soon, I stick to the neutrals also.

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  63. Love the new look, that color looks good on you.

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  64. Oh, I love this top! I want one. Hope I can find it. What is the brand?

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  65. That coral is such a pretty color on you! And I now have a serious case of bag envy....

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  66. you look FAB! love that top...bright colors are super fun in winter, to brighten up those dreary days! :)

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  68. This is my very favorite way that you have done your hair! What did you use to curl it? I am scheduling my appointment right now to get mine cut like yours-what do I ask for? I love how the right side has so much body and looks like the curls are married together-tips?. Thanks for all of your tutorials. Love your blog.

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  69. I love that you went with some color & this color to be exact! I think it definitely brought out some color in your face. love it!

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  70. Tried that shirt on in Black at Marshalls! Looks way better on you than it did on me! :)

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  71. That color looks great on you! Really works well with your fair skin! Love it!

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  72. OHMYGOSH! You're my fairy clothes godmother too! Im going to have to start a blog like yours.... neutrals- My closet is swimming in greys. TJ Maxx= favorite store. I swear Im going to live on this blog :)

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  73. I love this outfit on you! I also have that Kate Spade bag, but in green...it's really cute in your coral too! ;0)

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  74. I just have to tell you I've been wanting that necklace at Target for months!! I kept almost buying it and then would put it back, watched it go clearance for $24, and than $15. I had it to buy last night for $15 and still put it back. Went in this morning (for a last minute thing for my hubby, figures) and it was down to $9!!! Bought it and I'm so excited to wear it!!

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