Bright colors. Bold prints. These aren’t usually the basics recommended for building a wardrobe. For my wardrobe, though, bright colors and bold prints are holding it down. What can I say? Vibrant prints and colors make me happy. My willingness to try unusual print combinations allows me to make these standout pieces versatile. And, of course, versatility is important to me because I like to wear my clothing again and again and again.
I purchased the featured bright blue soft pants on sale in JCPenney. Who knew that blue pants could be a wardrobe staple? I’ve been wearing this pair everywhere, as effortlessly as I would wear black pants. See how I’ve worn them before in Soft Pants and High Heels With a Smile.
Top—Forever 21 (under $20)
Pants—MNG by Mango for jcp (on sale)
Clutch—℅ Chameleon Girl
Earrings—J.Crew (on sale)
When I was invited to review a handbag from Chameleon Girl, a South African-based retailer specializing in handmade bags using African textiles and fabrics, the fold over mud cloth clutch was an easy choice. Its sophisticated design and striking mud cloth make this a clutch I reach for often. Doesn’t it look great paired with stripes?
|Even my little Nevis blended right in today. Can you believe he’s almost 3 years old?|
There is a huge summer sale on the J.Crew site today. Shout out to my homegirl over at That Hayet Rida for alerting me this morning. There are sale items, including Elsie pumps, now available at an additional 75% off! I purchased the printed leather Elsie pumps for $40 (orig. $275). That’s the best deal I’ve ever gotten on a pair of these. Move quickly if interested because sizes are selling out fast. And, don’t forget to enter the code “SummerSale” to get the additional discount.
|This Chameleon Girl clutch is sold out. If interested, let Jill, the designer, know that you want it back.|
I’m also wearing the J.Crew beaded rope earrings, now $15 using the “SummerSale” code online. J.Crew describes them as nautical-inspired, but the beading and threading screams African-inspired to me. The earrings were the perfect choice, then, for this print-mixed look with mud cloth.
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