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Color blocking with a Mock Turtleneck

I love the color and softness of this short-sleeved, mock turtleneck but I have trouble finding opportunities to wear it. It’s either too hot for a turtleneck or too cold for short sleeves.

Here, I wore it with a cardigan. Practical, yes, but it covers up the keyhole cutout on the back of the top. One day soon, I’ll wear it with a pencil skirt and I’ll skip the cardi.

purple top

gray cardi

Top: Papaya
Cardigan: Ross Dress for Less
Skirt: Newport News
Earrings: Minnesota Airport
Cuff: Greenbelts
Clutch: Seatbelt Bag via thrifted
Boots: John Fluevog

I love this skirt. I’ve had it for years. The slight fishtail at the back is sexy, but it’s toned down enough for work. Plus, it’s super comfy to wear a cozy jersey knit while sitting at a PC all day.


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Color Blocking: Jewel-tones

I vividly recall telling my dear readers that I had recently put away my tights until fall. Well, I’m taking that back. Fortunately they’ve been “put away” to the bottom drawer and are easily retrievable. And while it’s true that I’d hoped to not need them for a few months, it’s still cool in these parts. Tomorrow though, promises nice weather.

Today I tried color blocking, starting with this bright raspberry-colored dress.

raspberry dress

It’s a bit too low-cut for work, so I layered it over a turquoise tank top. Sometimes I can’t get away with empire-waist dresses, but this one seemed okay. It lies flat on the stomach and I don’t (I hope) look pregnant (not that there’s anything wrong with that—unless, of course, you’re not prego). The purple tights were close to the shade of my shoes (black), but added a bit of color. The bag made up for the brightness of the missing sun.

yellow bag

Cardigan: Thrifted
Dress: Nordstrom
Tank top: Wet Seal
Tights: Nordstrom
Shoes: Payless
Bag: Snap Design


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