Sunday, April 24, 2016

Color Blocking and a Baby!

Color Blocking... It became a really big trend a few years ago.
First of all, I don't like "trends". If a style becomes a trend then, eventually, that trend will become out of style, and I don't like that. I don't believe in the "Thou shall wear this and Thou shall not wear this" attitude. And that's exactly what a trend really is. Let me be clear, I don't think there's anything wrong with being trendy and wearing things that are on trend... Just don't knock down other people with that "OMG that's soooo 2010!" nonsense.

But getting back to the topic at hand, Color Blocking, I never really got into it. Not because it was a trend, but because it just wasn't really my style... or so I thought. 

A couple of years ago, I had this awesome hot pink skirt that I really wanted to wear for my birthday, but I wasn't sure what to wear with it. What do you wear with a skirt that is SO bold? The answer: wear another bold color! Hence me finally giving-in to Color Blocking. But I didn't wear a different color entirely, I went with another pink. That's right, Color Blocking can be monochromatic. The secret? Wearing the color in the same color family, but with a completely different underdone. 

So with my bright hot pink neon skirt, I wore a jewel-toned pink on top.

  Beautifully Color Blocked!


But that was the last time I used Color Blocking, that is, until last week. And it came about ironically... I became an aunt!

That's right, my brother and my sister-in-law finally had their baby. But what does Color Blocking have to do with a baby? Well, let me back track.
My family has never been in the habit of finding out the sex of a baby before a baby is born. Something I could never do, but that's a totally different story. So the morning of the day my family and myself found out that my sister-in-law was in labor, I decided to dress-up in an all blue outfit because I was sure the baby was going to be a boy. I do that whenever a new baby comes into my life. If it's a boy, I wear blue. If it's a girl, I wear pink. And the funny thing is, my mother actually did the exact same thing I did. She wore all blue because she was also sure the baby was going to be a boy. But then in the afternoon, I finally got a call from my brother. The baby was here anddddd it... was... a... GIRL!

What?!! I mean, I was so happy and so excited, but what was I going to do with my beautiful blue outfit that I had picked out in my head weeks before? HAHA! So I thought about it and finally figured out the solution. Color Blocking to the rescue! I kept my all blue outfit on and added all bright pink accessories.


It turned out to be a perfectly Color Blocked outfit.

And here's the details of my accessories...

My Jewelry Stack from Candles and Confetti

My Shoes from H&M

Complete with my Necklace from Jewelry Bean

And don't forget, use the code "mostly_maple20" when you purchase your own Jewelry Bean Necklace and you get 20% off your order!

So there you have it!
A lesson in Color Blocking, and for pictures of my perfect baby niece, and much more, follow me on Instagram @mostly_maple.

I hope you all had a great weekend and have a great week... perhaps with some Color Blocked outfits :)

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