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The Creative Closet: Color-Blocked

Rebecca O'LoughlinComment

Hey hey, I'm finally back to the Creative Closet! I had a little hiatus there due to technical difficulties (I had no clothes in my 6-week luggage packing that sufficed for the prompts) but I had just the thing for today's, hooray! 

Color Blocked Dress, Osprey London tote || Adventures of Bug and Boo

I have a few things that I really like in my pre pregnancy wardrobe that are gorgeously color blocked, but alas, bump has popped out like MAD (I seriously hope this isn't some weirdly giant baby) and I can no longer wear regular clothes. But I forced the issue for today because it was the only option I had!

I love the color blocking on this dress because it's not overt - the biggest part of the blocking is across the back of the shoulders, and I love when there's detail on the back of an outfit. The visible gold zip also brings attention to the top half of the rear of the dress. Now normally it's a lovely sheath dress...on this 19 week prego body it's turned into a bit of a tunic, so forgive me. Unless I only wear maternity clothes from hereon out, this is the state I'm going to be in. We had an unseasonably warm day when we snapped the pictures and so I went very simple with the now-seen-in-most-of-my pictures navy and white striped flats, my blue Osprey bag, and a few pearl and gold accents. I wouldn't want to wear a cardigan or anything over this dress regardless as it would hide the color blocking.  {Side note: I think the earrings are pretty cool - I bought them at a boutique in SoHo near my apartment when I lived in NYC. The designer is a goldsmith and her pieces are 'wearable sculptures'! I liked these because they made me think of slinkies!} 

What do you think? Does it all work together? (Don't tell me if it doesn't work on a pregnant body because I know the answer...ha!) Is color blocking a look you'd try? 

Color blocked shift dress, starburst gold necklace, blue croc print handbag
Color Blocked Dress, Blue Croc Print Tote, Striped Flats || Adventures of Bug and Boo
Color Blocked Dress || Adventures of Bug and Boo
Pearl and gold 'slinkies' - by Joan Michlin Fine Art Jewelry
Dress: Everly via White Plum || Necklace: New Look (similar) || Shoes: JustFab || Necklace worn as bracelet: Jack of Diamonds Jewelers (47th St, NYC) || Earrings: Joan Michlin Fine Art Jewelry

Dress: Everly via White Plum || Necklace: New Look (similar) || Shoes: JustFab || Necklace worn as bracelet: Jack of Diamonds Jewelers (47th St, NYC) || Earrings: Joan Michlin Fine Art Jewelry

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