Thursday, July 19, 2007

Jewels of Summer, Part 1

Rich, deeply hued jewel tones are a staple of the Fall wardrobe but maybe the boldness of color makes them equally interesting for summer.
Part 2, tonight around 6pm


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  1. Rina

    July 19, 2007 at 10:11 am

    I absolutely love those colours, especially in the second outfit, combined with black shorts and very flat sandals.
    As for the shoes in the first picture, I have to admit that their front, well, cleavage?, reminds me of the cut of some slippers my gran used to wear at home… Comfortable to step in and out, you know, but…

  2. Alice Olive

    July 19, 2007 at 10:34 am

    I love the bold colour. I like that it draws your attention and makes ‘a statement’. I love black and white for its simplicity although it’s also understated whereas a bold colour is simple yet dramatic!

  3. Anonymous

    July 19, 2007 at 11:04 am

    Are those high heeled peter pan slippers in pic 1? Not feeling them.

  4. Anonymous

    July 19, 2007 at 11:09 am

    I love the first outfit! She looks amazing!
    I think I saw that dress at Topshop…

  5. Rice and Beans Vintage

    July 19, 2007 at 11:12 am

    Stunning! I love the booties on the first woman, she really rocks them! Yellow is just well, so perfect and sunny and this woman looks fantastic!

  6. Anonymous

    July 19, 2007 at 12:06 pm

    Great colours.

    The shoes in the first shot make her calves look awful though.

    Love the ring & necklace combo.

  7. Anonymous

    July 19, 2007 at 12:12 pm

    where did that first dress come from?

  8. Anonymous

    July 19, 2007 at 12:30 pm

    Why, why, WHY do people insist on black? Such bold, vibrant, cool (literally, not figuratively) tones practically beg to be paired with white. Beg. Maybe it’s just my tropical sensibility. But try it– envision both pieces differently: the purple dress with a gold sandal, perhaps. And the goldenrod top with a white bottom of any sort. Much better…

  9. brooke

    July 19, 2007 at 12:42 pm

    oooo love the first dress! but yeah i hate the first pair of shoes, although i know they’re in style

  10. Anonymous

    July 19, 2007 at 12:46 pm

    yes, the purple dress is great but those booties are awful! and, as a woman with cankles, i can tell you that there are more flattering shoes. i’ve become used to how my legs look in flats – embrace it! i would love to have that dress. the yellow shirt is just beautiful – the pintucking and the tiny buttons, and the shape is wonderful for summer, without being so long that it looks maternity-ish.

  11. Candid Cool

    July 19, 2007 at 12:48 pm

    I am liking the rich jewel tones, it’s like the colors Prada used for spring/summer. I also like the loose silhouettes and pleat & button details.

  12. atheniangirl

    July 19, 2007 at 12:50 pm

    I adore the dress but object to the black shoes – she should combine that wonderful bold color with a sexy pair of black high heeled sandals. But I am rushing to the stores to find a dress like that – it’s magnificent.

  13. Anonymous

    July 19, 2007 at 1:06 pm

    Loving the black shoes but they could do without the blingy.


  14. daniqueconijn

    July 19, 2007 at 1:17 pm

    i want the yellow/orange thingie,
    it looks even cooler from the side cause it seems bigger and poofier (is that a word)

  15. Lucy

    July 19, 2007 at 1:41 pm

    that is a great shade of yellow

  16. Romeika

    July 19, 2007 at 1:55 pm

    Purple is so big right now, i adored the first look.

  17. Jingoist

    July 19, 2007 at 2:44 pm

    I really like the girl’s look in the fuscia/purple dress, but I think the booties are distracting- they shorten her beautiful legs, especially considering the line of the dress. It just makes her legs look half as long as they could when taking in her whole image.

  18. Anonymous

    July 19, 2007 at 3:15 pm

    I for one am glad that dresses are back in style.

  19. Cris

    July 19, 2007 at 3:18 pm

    I love the mustard shirt with the miniskirt and the flats. The shirt is wonderful – sometimes when there is so much volume at the back it can look overpowering in the front too but she just looks gorgeous.

  20. Janvangogh

    July 19, 2007 at 3:33 pm

    Love the bright colors.

  21. hmhmm

    July 19, 2007 at 5:37 pm

    i like the whole look in the first shot, i think the booties look great with that dress.

  22. Kelly

    July 19, 2007 at 5:58 pm

    love love love the color, but those shoes have GOT to go!

  23. PL

    July 19, 2007 at 6:52 pm

    I think that the orange shirt is from H&M? If not, there’s a very similar shirt there. Man, do I love that place and the way stylish people make H&M clothing their own so easily.

  24. Deja Pseu

    July 19, 2007 at 6:52 pm

    I adore that gold shirt. Love it, love it, love it. It’s the color all of the what-to-wear books tell you to steer clear of, but when it works, it’s fantastic!

  25. Anonymous

    July 19, 2007 at 6:57 pm

    love both outfits, but I don’t care for the booties

  26. simply olive

    July 19, 2007 at 7:44 pm

    purple girl looks great, except for those shoes–i’m not really thrilled w/ that pairing.
    (i like anon 11:04′s peter pan reference!)

  27. Blaise

    July 19, 2007 at 9:36 pm

    The yellow top with the black shorts are absolutely something I’d wear.. I just hope that the blouse has more details..

  28. Blairbitch

    July 19, 2007 at 9:43 pm

    i think i have to update my wardrobe and add some jewels… nice rich colors. dress is simple yet the color adds another dimension.

  29. platinum blonde

    July 19, 2007 at 10:09 pm

    Gorgeous times two. love bold jewel tones in the summer!

  30. Anonymous

    July 19, 2007 at 10:39 pm

    That fabulous yellow shirt is from h&m and comes in black as well.

  31. Maggie

    July 20, 2007 at 3:59 am

    I agree,white would be so much better.

  32. Lola is Beauty

    July 20, 2007 at 5:56 am

    oh yes, ping! you can bet half the women reading this will go out and add some jewel tones to their wardrobe…today

  33. Belinda

    July 20, 2007 at 6:36 am

    WOW!!! She does colour well. Very well.

    But I’m not sure about the shoes in the first photo – kinda cuts off her legs.

    The colours though stop me in my tracks – so vibrant, energetic and happy, happy, happy!:oP

  34. Anonymous

    July 20, 2007 at 8:29 am

    I LOVE the shoes in the first pic. Granted, she probably could have found a better pair to go with that dress, but the shoes in and of themselves are beautiful. I don’t think they cut off her leg at all because of the slivers of skin you see on top of each one. Some strappy heels (in a different color) probably would have been better, but I’d still wear those booties with another outfit when I’m out and about!

  35. stacy (la, ca)

    July 20, 2007 at 9:00 am

    Lovely photos, and the pairing of vibrant gem colors and black is especially effective — makes the gem tops just pop that much more. A great look!

  36. Anonymous

    July 20, 2007 at 9:44 am

    Girl 1 has shoes not quite ordinary.I´m not sure what to say about them.Hopefully they feel comfy.

  37. Anonymous

    July 20, 2007 at 9:50 am

    The girl with the yellow blouse would benefit of a longer skirt or shorts.Then naturally she should wear sandals with some heel.She seems quite pleased in her outfit though and that is what matters.

  38. Anonymous

    July 20, 2007 at 10:45 am

    Orange for me is the colour of the Mediterranean and so, this fantastic image reminds me of two things:
    1. i can’t wait for summer
    2. i need a plane ticket to Greece!

  39. Anonymous

    July 20, 2007 at 2:24 pm

    These are two very beautiful rich vibrant colors. It’s colors like these that make me so thankful for the existence of a colorful world! I’ve always wondered why women tend to shy away from “real” color. Maybe it’s because they have been conditioned to think black is the most fashionable color and white is synonomous with fresh and new. However, as you can see from these pictures there’s nothing like a shot of beautiful bold color! Looking at them makes you feel happy, energetic and boundless. I applaud her choice!!!

  40. Anonymous

    July 20, 2007 at 7:06 pm

    I guess you either love or hate the shoes in photo#1. Unfortunately, I fall in the latter camp.

  41. Anonymous

    July 20, 2007 at 8:39 pm

    The shoes in the first photo make her legs look like tree trunks. Totally shapeless. Not good.

  42. chris

    July 20, 2007 at 9:36 pm

    the dress of the lady in the first picture is pretty as well as her shoes. they just don’t go together. something about it is too disconnected. perhaps it’s the harsh black colour of the shoes.

  43. Mira Siregar-Meulia

    July 20, 2007 at 10:37 pm

    I simply love the color!

  44. Anonymous

    July 22, 2007 at 1:24 am

    The swing cut of the mustard blouse is great — Chloe spring 07? Or is it fall?

  45. JN

    July 22, 2007 at 4:18 pm

    I see these elf-like heels everywhere now, yet I can’t help but wonder how practical they are. Can anyone actually walk in these comfortably throughout the day? Then again, it is fashion: no pain, no gain!

  46. Anonymous

    July 22, 2007 at 8:25 pm

    i think the woman in the purple dress was going for a little subversive rather than “pretty”. i would have never picked those shoes to wear with that dress, but maybe tha’ts the point. putting two trends together in an unexpected way.

  47. Llor

    August 2, 2007 at 9:38 am

    “The swing cut of the mustard blouse is great — Chloe spring 07? Or is it fall? “

    - No, H&M.

  48. Anonymous

    August 20, 2007 at 8:14 pm

    me likey the second outfitt !!!
    love the bold colour of the yellow topp!

  49. Scene Queen

    May 7, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Great outfits. I love the shoes you are wearing in the first image!

  50. Anonymous

    October 13, 2009 at 11:52 am

    Cute, but I'm bothered by her poor posture in the third shot as she's walking. Stand tall, girl!

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