primary (heart) palette

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Well, I’ve recently (3 days ago) started a new 30 day challenge. Alas (and hooray), it’s not a no-shopping challenge this time, but rather a drawing challenge! Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve always carried a sketchbook around with me or kept one at home. I think as I grew older, I became self-conscious about my self-taught skill (or lack thereof), and stopped drawing/painting/sketching. However, recently I’ve been totally inspired to re-connect with the younger unselfconsious me that loves to draw. So, I’m officially on day 3 and have 27 more days to go of completing at least one sketch per day! Who knows, maybe a some point, I’ll even share my sketches here. Go boldly, right? Happy mid-week, readers!

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Top: Ann Taylor Loft ($20 marked down from $70)

Skirt: Elle via Kohl’s ($15 marked down from approx $60)

Cardigan: Forever 21 via thrift ($5)

Shoes: Pink Key via TJ Maxx ($14 marked down from $60)

Necklace: Kohl’s (I can’t remember! Weird!!)

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Fashion Huntress tips:

1) I really like the simplicity of this palette with the yellow and blue. I added a cardigan, just for some extra warmth if needed in a cool office- but kept the patterns “un-fussy” with matching the heart printed shirt to the heart printed cardigan. I did some research on grown-ups wearing hearts and decided it was totally okay- and then I validated it even further, by reminding myself that I always encourage people to wear what they love. If there’s one thing I love, it’s wearing my heart on my sleeve. 

2) If you read my blog somewhat regularly, you can probably guess what I’m going to say next. Sheer skirts call for slips! Even though this skirt was lined, I still tossed on a slip just to be sure it was opaque. Slips being shorter than the skirt is very popular lately, which I like, but also feel like calls for an extra slip to add some length. I actually only have two slips, but find that having more that one is handy just in case one is in the wash. I recommend one black and one beige/nude.

Anyone else loving heart prints lately? Thanks so much for stopping by, readers! I appreciate it so very much!

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29 thoughts on “primary (heart) palette

  1. You should totally show your sketches! It would be pretty awesome to see plus you have a really great community beyond you girl! Xo

  2. That’s such a brilliant idea! I am an illustrator too but due to lack of time (and sometimes pure laziness) I have completely given up drawing and painting. You are inspiring me to start all over again. would love to see your sketches when they are ready 🙂
    BTW superb outfit! The skirt and the the shoes are lovely! 🙂
    http://styleovercoffee.com

  3. My favorite part of this outfit is that skirt! I’ve seen it on so many bloggers and I regret not snatching it up when I saw it on clearance a few weeks ago. Love it!!

  4. Oh that skirt is fabulous! And so are those heels 👌
    Good luck with your challenge. I think its fantastic that you’re re-connecting with drawing, I hope you’ll share a couple of your pictures with us.

    xo, Jackie
    stylemydreams.com

  5. oh, i’ve been wanting a skirt like that but haven’t been lucky enough to find one that suits my wallet! 😀 i super love your yellow one, and how you paired it with blue. ❤

  6. I sometimes go to these online shopping sites, filter down to apparels and further add a “only yellow” colour filter and gaze at the bright yellow outfits they have! That’s how much I lurveee yellow 😍 and I love this skirt soooo much ! Ooh and those tan brown sandals! Awesome! I recently bought one very similar except that they were flats! Yay

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