Monday, March 21, 2011

new perspective

With so much excitement over bright bright colors for spring, I had to take a deep breath! Spring means soft sunlight and wafting breezes, and sometimes just blending into the landscape dusty rose, sky blue, wheaty beige landscape.

Paul & Joe romper, Modcloth belt + ring, F21 bangles, Kate Spade bracelet, Seychelles wedges

A few years ago, I couldn't stand rompers! Now I think they're chic as long as you wear them right. Sky-high wedges and some simple chic jewelry do the trick for me. But, if wearing rompers makes you nervous, here is a tip: pair it with a jacket! You'll get the illusion of shorts from the back and the jacket visually breaks up the continuous fabric in the front.
Topshop, Free People
Current/Elliot, Topshop

Play with different styles or colors to mix and match! Rompers don't have to feel like you're a five-year-old on a sandbox playdate. Classy fabrics and silhouettes push them into a new light. Sunlight, hopefully, since it is now officially spring!

42 comments:

  1. looove the shoes!
    looking forward to summer (:
    xx

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  2. That first outfit is perfection! I would wear that in a heartbeat :)

    Maria xxx

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  3. This tip is PERFECTION! I am new to rompers and wasn't totally ready to make the leap -- but with a cardi or jacket I'm totally game! =) Thanks smarty pants!

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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  4. I LOVE the idea of wearing a jacket to visually break up a romper -- that Free People jacket is absolutely killer!
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  5. oh my goodness I saw a romper the other day and almost bought it because it was so cute but I didn't know if I could pull it off! I definitely need to try one though!

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  6. Love the Piperlime wedges! Right on girl about the romper with wedges and simple jewelry :)

    www.alifeinthefashionlane.blogspot.com

    xxx

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  7. Love those wedges.. and I definitely agree about those sorts of colour for spring rather than all the crazy brights! xx

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  8. lovely!!!
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  9. Those wedges - perfect!!!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  10. Good tip! I love the first outfit too!
    http://www.haveyoueverfalleninlove.blogspot.com/

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  11. the free people jacket... i die! i must have it!

    thanks for the comment on my blog :) i just love everything you post!!

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  12. oh that romper is so very cute! awesome mixes for spring, feeling really inspired here, they are perfect kidulthood playtime outfits. ♥

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  13. I have to say I'm still not totally convinced on rompers and don't think I would ever wear one, but I do see how you can make them work! It is true that when done properly they can look nice, it's just that I normally see people wearing rather horrendous-looking ones, haha. :P They need to read your tips! I do love those two dresses and the jacket though.

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  14. I love all of these! Especially the romper/cargo jacket combo. Very unexpected but it looks great!

    x

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  15. Oh my i love those wedges!
    way cute!

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  16. Lovely post ! I'm obsessed with bangles these days, and these ones are beautiful !
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  17. i was the same with rompers until last year then i had a frenzy and bought 5 in one go lol! my boyfriend hates them though lol boys. the first look is perfect xo

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  18. Chelsea, we are soo on the same page! I used to hate rompers, but now I think they can look really chic if worn correctly! I just bought my first one this past weekend! Also, great tip to pair it with a jacket :D

    star-crossed smile

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  19. that Paul and Joe romper is gorgeous! you always find the best pieces for your sets Chelsea!

    thestyle-child.blogspot.com

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  20. I really need a good utility jacket like the one you have pictured. It's the right shape and size. Not too bulky.

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  21. I LOVE the rompers you posted! I used to get nervous about wearing them but not anymore. :) I love the whole outfit on the top, so cute! :)

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth
    http://www.organizedxxmess.blogspot.com

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  22. I love me some romper action! I only have 2. One's this 80s denim deal and the other one is a classic rayon bandeau deal. They're the best for super hot days. And wedges definitely are the way to go--as always, your styling hints are spot on.

    xoxo

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  23. I had the same issue with rompers but last summer, I fell in love with one romper and now I own three. Haha. I love the idea of pairing it with a jacket and making it just look like shorts. :) And that first outfit is absolutely gorgeous!

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  24. I love rompers!! AND I love those awesome & beautiful photos of you in the last post.....you are GORGEOUS!!!!!!!

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  25. great pieces! i really love bright colors but am also a fan of softer neutrals as well...and rompers are great but i hate how i have to strip the whole thing off every time i have to use the bathroom :P

    Fashion Bag 411

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  26. me too! i wasn't so sure about rompers until last year. now i think they're the cutest thing, but still very hard to wear. love to see a post on how you'd wear one!

    cheers,
    yvonne
    modern.girl

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  27. that wedges are so beautiful :))

    THE SECRET LIFE OF "D"

    in Love&Light
    Queen D

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  28. great outfits!

    xx.M

    www.bellesandrebelles.blogspot.com

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  29. I love the first outfit!!!Nice clothes!
    Kisses! ;)

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  30. I love bold colors lately but sometimes we need a break indeed!I like your choices,perfect for spring!

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  31. i really love how these pieces go SO well together, and amen to that girl -- looved how you described a beautiful landscape, sigh i can't wait for the beauty of spring to appear already! :) esp with all the bright colors!! i hope you're feeling better btw!! so sad i haven't talked to you in such a long time (yea i'm exaggerating, but it feels like it when I can't talk to my best blogger friend!!).
    gchat tonight yea? t2usoon lovely!! and miss ya girl! :)

    <3, Kathleen.

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  32. I LOVE that romper. Can I have it, please please please?? It's the cutest thing ever and I love those wedges, too! You have great picks!

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  33. hi there!!!!!!!!
    your blog is gorgeous...
    if you want we could follow each other...
    let me know..
    xoxo2befab

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  34. LOVE rompers! They are one of my summer staples. That floral one is gorgeous, I can't wait to go look for some new ones this summer :) Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  35. I love all your picks! I cant wait for summer!

    The Flower Girl

    thebohemiangoods.blogspot.com

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  36. Rompers are so cute, you'll look fab in them this summer.

    So good to hear from you, your blog looks great!!

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