Stripes, Mud Cloth, and Blue Pants

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)

Watch—Michael Kors

Lip—Mac “Asian Flower” lipstickMac “Heroine” lip pencil

Blush—NYX powder blush in mocha

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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  1. July 24, 2015 / 10:48 pm

    thanks for notifying me about the sale. even though alot of items were out of stock i was able to find some things.

  2. July 25, 2015 / 1:28 pm

    Lovely combination; I checked out the JCrew sale but this particular Elsie printed pumps has sold out but I was able to get a couple of No. 2 pencil skirts at the sale price.

    Your puppy is so, so adorable…

    • August 5, 2015 / 2:41 am

      Yes, these pumps sold out quickly, Beauty. I'm so happy you were able to get those pencil skirts though. The offer was amazing.