by Jen on Thursday, January 12, 2012

{photos by Carmen Ng}
I think it's safe to say that style blogging helps to push the boundaries of one's sartorial comfort zone. Pattern mixing, colour blocking and bold lips are trends I might not have embraced so fully had it not been for this blog. However, it still felt a bit daunting to wear this very bright look that my chevron manicure (created by Carmen) inspired me to put together. Aside from a few strange looks, though, it was the perfect mood brightener and an ideal getup for the first sunny day we've had in what seems like weeks.

Be sure to drop by Carmen's blog to find out how to re-create a chevron manicure for yourself!
Wearing: Zara neon sweater and skirt, Forever 21 cardigan, H&M coat, Aldo shoes, MICHAEL Michael Kors clutch, J.Crew necklace, bfrend (black) and Lauren Elan (gold) bracelets (both c/o)


super adorable!! I LOVE THIS :)


by Natalie Suarez on January 11, 2012 at 10:47 PM. #

People weren't giving you strange looks girl, they were looks of admiration! I seriously am in love with this look, bold colours always look so beautiful on you and this whole thing is perfectly tied together by the mani! Hope you're having a good week!

Alex xoxo

by Alexandra on January 11, 2012 at 10:55 PM. #

Love love love the bold colors you're wearing!

xo Mary Jo

by Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle on January 11, 2012 at 11:02 PM. #

Wow! I absolutely LOVE this look! The bold, contrasting colours with the statement necklace are so wonderfully put together. This is definitely my favourite look of yours to date, it's put together so well.

by amuseume on January 11, 2012 at 11:19 PM. #

color combos! great choices :)


by Alviana Kalin on January 11, 2012 at 11:30 PM. #

Yes I completely agree, blogging helps push our sartorial comfort zones in the best way possible... ! You look adorable as always and I love the bright mix of colors. x

by Alicia on January 11, 2012 at 11:38 PM. #

Nice job with the outfit! Yes, blogging has helped with my fashion sense, as well as my courage to try new things. I'm still not quite brave enough for brights, but warming up to the idea.

by Girlie Blogger on January 12, 2012 at 12:21 AM. #

you look adorable, lovely palette , I have the same skirt and love it.

by Christy U lam on January 12, 2012 at 12:22 AM. #

Looks awesome! And look at those legs!

by Nastassja on January 12, 2012 at 1:30 AM. #

The colors in this outfit are just look amazing!

The Other Side of Gray

by Annie on January 12, 2012 at 3:21 AM. #

I love how you mixed all these different colors in this outfit! And blogging definitely does help push the boundaries and you look amazing. :)

by Fashion Addict on January 12, 2012 at 5:21 AM. #

this look is stunning, shame on whomever owned those dirty looks tossed your way. neon yellow and red are a classic combination, and the cream skirt provides a nice foundation to the chromatic experiment.

by blue roses on January 12, 2012 at 5:31 AM. #

You wear bright colors so well, Jen. Blogging certainly courages me to try new things as well. Your nails are adorable. I will check out Carmen's blog to see the tutorial. Have a lovely day!

by PetiteLittleGirl on January 12, 2012 at 6:02 AM. #

great coat. i really like adding pops of colour

by FASHION ICE on January 12, 2012 at 7:33 AM. #

I saw the sneak peek photo on your FB and I told myself "This girl is going to do some serious color-blocking!" And heck yeah, you did! :D Your fancy nails REEAAAALLLLLYYYY complement the outfit :) Love how you always pay attention to the smallest detail ;)

And yes, Chris takes my photos during the weekends. He's not as awesome as your man, though! :)

by Kristy on January 12, 2012 at 8:10 AM. #

I love the bright colours Jen! I don't think I will ever be able to pull off that awesome of a combo quite yet, but I'm sure the people of Vancouver were in awe of how you well you colour-block!

I LOVE your nails, I swear that I'm the worst at trying to re-create nail looks though, so I just stick with my usual plain colours.

Hope you have a lovely weekend xo!

by Jess ♡ on January 12, 2012 at 8:49 AM. #

You've worn colors perfectly! Loved the mani, so unique and fun!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

by CessOviedo on January 12, 2012 at 8:52 AM. #

For some reason I just automatically think Ketchup and Mustard! But I love that skirt with the dark tights, so perfect! You always look so dressy and I love it!

The Weekend File

by Hayley on January 12, 2012 at 9:10 AM. #

you look great! I love that you pushed the boundaries! it makes life way more fun! always love your outfits Jen! :)

love from San Francisco,

by Britt+Whit on January 12, 2012 at 10:12 AM. #

looking very chic!

I really like the red coat , it just adds such a nice splash of color and compliments your yellow top so well.

you are showing everyone how to wear colors in the winter season.


by Matthew on January 12, 2012 at 10:35 AM. #

Aw, Jen I love the bright bold colors on you! Especially paired with the crisp black & white! Your nails are adorable, I lovvvvve that clutch!

by Kate on January 12, 2012 at 10:44 AM. #

er, I meant to put an "and" in between your nails are adorable AND I love that clutch, they sound like two random thoughts jammed together up there! Ha!

by Kate on January 12, 2012 at 10:44 AM. #

I see you found someone to take photos with on a sunny day! Love the way you combined such bright hues in this outfit.

by lisa on January 12, 2012 at 10:56 AM. #

I love this look! Colorful palettes brighten up any day! :)

by Vera on January 12, 2012 at 11:00 AM. #


by GlamorousGirl on January 12, 2012 at 11:18 AM. #

<3! so adorable! you are just so cute! really love all the accessories - especially that clutch!

and for my hair, i did a post a couple weeks ago. i am horrible at video editing so i put little snapshots together. please try it and i would really love to see how it turns out :)


by Megan Solla on January 12, 2012 at 1:19 PM. #

Gorgeous! Beautiful! ♥♥♥


Linda from

by LINDA on January 12, 2012 at 1:46 PM. #

lovely outfit, i just stumbled across your blog and it is amazing!

greetings from Paris!

we're au courant

by alyssa on January 12, 2012 at 1:50 PM. #

What a great outfit, the bright colors look amazing on you. And it's so fitting with the beautiful weather we've had this week.

Mint & Teal

by Leonie on January 12, 2012 at 4:24 PM. #

oh my gosh this is such a well put together outfit!! in love with it!! love your blog! (:

by lepinkbow on January 12, 2012 at 5:06 PM. #

I love the red coat with the yellow shirt! Super cute outfit :)

♥ B
With Love From Michigan

by ♥B on January 12, 2012 at 5:23 PM. #

Wow so intense and bold! Think I need shades haha

by Fashion to Go on January 12, 2012 at 6:46 PM. #

Everything about this bright ensemble is so inspiring, but it's that manicure that is absolutely blowing me away! The different patterns on every nail are really something else - my short bare nailsare feeling very sad by comparison.

I love your cardi, too. That Chanel-esque chain detail is just lovely :) Hope you're doing well.

by Cee on January 12, 2012 at 7:29 PM. #

Your outfit must have been really vibrant in person! I love how bold the red colour of your coat is and that you wore it with other colours– with your blue cardigan and neon sweater, it also feels like you've pushed the basics of primary colour mixing to an extreme. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a lovely end to the week!

by eggtartbox on January 12, 2012 at 9:20 PM. #

love all these colours! <3

by Selene on January 12, 2012 at 11:55 PM. #

I love the colours you have chosen for this look!

by Rachel Phipps on January 13, 2012 at 3:48 AM. #

Love the chain trim on the sweater.

Oh my goodness this looks insanely complicated!

by xJOLE on January 13, 2012 at 10:52 AM. #

Great coat....what a dynamite color on you!!!

by Carly on January 13, 2012 at 11:51 AM. #


by bridechic on January 13, 2012 at 2:44 PM. #

I've been seeing bright colour everywhere and I totally love them! I need to get myself some. That yellow colour is my favourite and with the white, black, blue and red, it is perfection! The heels top it off so nicely. You are just the cutest. <3

by Quinn B on January 15, 2012 at 7:10 PM. #

I love the brights. It's sometimes really hard to wear red and yellow together without looking like a sandwich, but you always manage to do unlikely color combinations so well. Always so luxurious and bright. Love it.


Mae Lu @ thereafterish.

by thereafterish on January 16, 2012 at 3:06 PM. #

i have a thing for bright colors!! your outfit is fantastic!!! very nice combination of colors!!!

by Jamie E. Anthony on January 17, 2012 at 11:22 AM. #

Love EVERYTHING about this, down to your polish and bfrend bracelet! You certainly brightened up my day with this post girlie!

by aliciafashionista on January 17, 2012 at 4:37 PM. #

Love all the colors!

by Audrey on January 17, 2012 at 6:43 PM. #

It's fantastic that you're playing a bit out of your comfort zone (maybe?). I think it's wonderful to see folk wear bright colors. I can't see how it can create a frown, but surely only smiles. This emphasizes for me that I should add more bright colors to my wardrobe. Although I tend to shy away from reds, oranges and yellows. Yellows often wash out my complexion, and the other hues clash with my red hair; at least that's what I've convinced myself, haha.

by Elissa on January 19, 2012 at 5:48 PM. #

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