As I mentioned in my last post, Colour Me Classic is now one year old! It’s pretty exciting to commit to something and see it thru on a weekly basis for a full year. When I started up CMC, I lived alone in a new city and didn’t know many people. My boyfriend and I had opposite work schedules so I had a lot of time to myself. I felt a creative void in my life that often times could not be satisfied with my full time design job alone. It was through this place I could let my creativity run free. It’s a real luxury to have a venue to express yourself creatively. And not to mention, out of the 800 comments you guys left this year, not one was rude or criticizing and for that I thank you!
Of course, there are times where you don’t feel like writing anything and then there are days where you pour your heart out into a post. It’s funny how much work and time goes into making an outfit post. You’ve got to plan an outfit, scout a location, find someone to photograph you (most of the time it’s just my trusty tripod), edit the photos, write the post, promote the post on social media platforms and stay active in the blogging community. I’m not trying to brag but rather to recognize the work that myself and many other bloggers put into creating original content. It’s no easy task and not for the faint of heart. If you run a blog reach your left arm over your right shoulder and give yourself a nice pat on the back—better yet give yourself a great big bear hug.
I’ve had the pleasure of designing the following blogs and logos this year: The Lipstick Giraffe, Babe-Sicle, Haley Corina Designs, Everythings a thing, Chic Street Style and Where is Kait. A huge shout out goes to my friend Slavic who coded all these sites for us, he’s a real gem. Whenever I wanted to do some crazy over the moon design element, he was always there to figure it out and wouldn’t stop until it was done right.
I can’t even tell you how much inspiration I obtain from this community on a daily basis whether it’s food, fashion, styling, decor, DIY’s or traveling tips. It’s been amazing getting to know all my readers and keep up with your lives. I don’t know what’s in store for the upcoming year but I will continue with a bring it on mentality! What I can say is, there will be a blog re-design in the very near future Thanks again for reading I super duper appreciate it <3
Keep it simple // Sassy Salmon
Dare to wear red // Short Locks
Bodacious Beads // I’m back
Flower Power // Turquoise Treats
Hey! This blog is a year old now! That means we can take a look back in time together and get additional styling tips from the past seasons outfits! I don’t know about you, but I’m excited to see what was going on for Summer 2012! Once we gain perspective on last year we can figure out how to top it for the upcoming year. As you can tell by the photos, it’s pretty obvious that I love dresses and skirts and above all else, I adore bright colors. We have corals, bright blues, oranges, turquoise, purple and even my biggest battling color RED! This last year I dedicated to myself to figure out what works for my body type, skin tone and height. Now it’s your turn, I’ve got a pretty good sense now of what works for me. This next year is dedicated to giving more styling tips and fashion inspiration. What are you looking forward to wearing most for the summer season? Statement stripes, faux florals, monochromatic colors? You name it, leave me a comment below!
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So your probably staring at your screen going what in the world? Yes, this outfit is certainly off kilter for me. But what’s the fun in wearing the same predictable baloney all the time? How about we dream a little crazier. Like say…a 90′s denim jacket with triangles? Topped off with a big western hat, leather shorts and boots?!
That’s why I’ve always enjoyed “style” I never really knew what that word really meant when I was younger. I’d come to school in some ridiculous pattern top covered in horse shoes? And low and behold still get compliments on it? People would always say you can pull off anything and frankly I always just thought this was they’re way of being nice about my atrocious outfits. But now a days I’m starting to understand their feedback. Why does wearing something ridiculous look ok on one person and not another? Take a guess….yes yes you got it! c-o-n-f-i-d-e-n-c-e. It’s a feeling that is part perception and part experience. I think we’re all guilty of not giving ourselves enough credit, so start from the inside perception and work your way out to experience. Maybe you get confidence through solving a problem, creating/inventing something or just getting things done. Figure out what types of activities trigger your confidence levels and seek them out on a regular basis. Ok I just wrote about 20 more sentences and realized I’m getting WAY too deep, so I’m going to stop here before this gets crazy! Sometimes I just can’t help my analytical side! What are your thoughts on confidence and is there anything you do to consistently to feel good about yourself? I would love to hear, leave me a comment below!
Striped cropped top: Thread Sense Leather Shorts: Urban Outfitters (currently $40 off) Geo Print Denim Jacket: Forever21 Boots: Modcloth (sold out) hat: Swell (similar)