Thursday, March 18, 2010

Surprise

I'm always inspired by other bloggers, but lately I seem to be borrowing ideas from them more directly. A few days ago I posted my outfit that Sal inspired, and this one is my take on adorable Healthy and Homemade's brown and yellow ensemble. I loved how she blended sunny yellow with soft shades of brown and beige, and punched up the contrast with black leggings and shoes. Mixing in the brown shades allowed her to use the black accents without looking like a bumblebee, which was perfectly brilliant.

I was limited in my choices for yellow items, so I was stuck with the vest to work with. To bring in some more yellow tones I added the skirt, and then built around those two pieces with various brown items. As it turned out, I had olive green as an accent color because of the detailing on the skirt and the ties on the obi belt. For that reason I went with dark brown legs instead of black, because I felt the look was more harmonious that way.

The cardigan is actually longer than the skirt, so as an added bonus I ended up with an outfit that looked really different from the back. All the detailing of the skirt and the complicated layering of the tops and belt are saved for the "surprise" front view.

Brown top: Noa Noa
Vest: Solemio
Cardigan: Max Studio
Skirt: Attila Design
Belt: Audra Jean
Boots: Bata

12 comments:

Kimberly said...

I bow down to the layering master! Love this look, Audi - they colors are great and there are so many interesting elements to look at!

WendyB said...

Now my ambition is to inspire you to wear something. Thinking...thinking...

KP said...

Wow! Crazy layers - but I love it! And I love yellow.

http://dressedtostudy.blogspot.com/

Lemondrop Marie said...

I LOVE this color combination and the layering LOVE IT LOVE IT. I am going to print this out and hang it in the closet for inspiration. I have these colors and have never paired them this way... I needed the inspiration.
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

Jane W. said...

This is masterfully done! The shades of fawn, the olive tiles, the obi and brown stripes...gah!

Healthy and Homemade said...

You are *SO* sweet, thank you for the kind words =)

I'm loving this outfit! I wish I had pieces like these to wear, you look amazing. The full skirt is dreamy, and yellow looks awesome with your skin and hair!!

Sheila said...

I agree with Wendy. The day I inspire you will be a frabjous day!

I love this skirt. Gorgeous.

Erin said...

I'm pretty sure I would kill people for a skirt like this.

Emily Kennedy said...

This is a perfectly Audi cute outfit. LURVE!

Oranges And Apples said...

you are amazing! this is fab!

Chelsea said...

aw, what great inspiration... love that chick's style (not to mention her drool-worthy cookin'). this ensemble is fantastic... love the olive green accents, and that skirt is AMAZING.

ambika said...

Oh, I do love these colors together. & you really are the master of layering.