The Dressing Room – Color Blocking

So we’re back from LA.  The drive down was beautiful.  I’ll say it again… I LOVE the California landscape.  I can’t wait to do to a Trippin – LA post.  I have some great photos to share.

For today, I’m taking a departure from Wishlist Wednesdays and FINALLY doing a Dressing Room post.  Sorry I don’t have more close ups of my outfit, but you get the gist.

I’ve been wanting to put together a color blocking post for the longest time!  Certain colors color blocking combinations I’m in love with, others not so much.  I love that for this Spring bright and bold colors are still trending, but so are pastels.  And depending on your mood you can go fierce or romantic.  I really like the bold orange and purple combination (see my pre-pregnancy colorblock outfit while on vacation last summer here), but unfortunately I haven’t found any maternity bottoms in either color.  Another trend that I really love at the moment is colored jeans and fortunately, they have cobalt blue maternity jeans at the Motherhood Maternity (along with kelly green) stores (couldn’t find my exact pair online).  In my opinion this color along with red are the “safer” and neutral options when tackling this trend.

I could have gone classic with a white t shirt or put together an outfit that was bright and vibrant.  I opted for an outfit that was bright and vibrant, which is perfect for Spring, especially on a gray (so not the weather we were expecting in LA).  I neutralized the outfit a bit with neutral colored accessories such as a black cardigan, taupe purse and bronze sandals.  If I wasn’t walking around a lot and wanted to dress up the outfit, I’d put on my nude LK Bennett pumps, carry around a nude clutch, wear a statement necklace, swap the cardigan for a blazer, and put my hair up in a bun.

Me and my belly on Rodeo Drive


Shirt:  Forever21
Cocoon Cardigan:  Forever21
Pants:  Cobalt Blue Indigo Rein Maternity Jeans (similar here)
Shoes:  Naya Sister in Silver (last seen here)
Purse:  H&M
Bracelets:  Forever21, Santee Alley, Portugal
Necklace:  Ebay

Arm candy.  Adding more color to my outfit.

Best accessory of all?  The mister with his colorful outfit – yellow Nike frees, jeans, and a colorful bright Barcelona T-shirt (not pictured).

“Beverly Hills.  That’s where I want to be. Living in Beverly Hills.”

Stay tune for more color blocking dressing posts.  I’m going to try to do a remix styling post with these pants.  Plus I’ll have an upcoming post styling a vibrant yellow blazer I purchased at Zara’s!

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