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Black, White & Red

What’s black, white, and red all over? My Christmas Day ensemble!

I didn’t originally tag this dress as a “wear 3 ways” item, but this is my third post in it and I think each way I’ve worn it has been pretty different so I’m going to tag it after the fact πŸ™‚ Β Check out the other two ways I’ve styled it in this post and this post.

In light of the holidays and my recent milestone of hitting 1,000 Instagram followers (thank you!), I’m doing a giveaway for some cute Gap winter accessories and a matching OPI nail polish. Check out my Instagram feed @ChristineInColor for the easy entry rules. Runs through the end of the year!

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Dress: Old Navy (old, similar here and here) // Heels: Zara (not that similar but very cool) // Necklace: ILY Couture // Bracelets: Stella & Dot (old, similar pearl bracelet) // Bag: Kate Spade (borrowed from mom), similar here // Coat : J. Crew (old, similar)

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday! I had a very nice break from work (and from blogging). Posts will be a little slow while I’m still on vacation with family, but I’m looking forward to sharing new outfits with you in 2013!

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Wardrobe Remix

I did some serious wardrobe remixing! I made my dress into a top, and I’ve worn everything in today’s post in a prior post (except the ring): Dress, skirt, shoes, necklace and earrings, clutch.

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Dress: Old Navy (similar) // Skirt: J. Crew (on sale!) // Shoes: ShoeMint (almost sold out!) // Necklace: Baublebar (similar here) // Earrings: Stella & Dot // Ring: J. Crew (old, very similar here) // Clutch: J. Crew (similar here)

In case you don’t believe me that I’m wearing a dress under that skirt πŸ™‚

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The skirt was just long enough πŸ™‚

Tartan Take Two

My wear 3 ways series is back with take 2 on this great tartan blazer I introduced in this post!

It’s hard to avoid tartan + red over the holidays, but there’s nothing wrong with a classic combo. The sparkly studded loafers spice things up! I added more pops of gold with a brooch and gold bracelets. I didn’t notice until writing this post that my J. Crew pave link bracelet made it into both outfits πŸ˜‰ My husband keeps telling me I wear the same bracelets too many times. If that isn’t an invitation, I don’t know what is!

How do you wear tartan? I’m always looking for inspiration for outfit number 3!

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Blazer: Target // Top: Banana Republic Factory (old) // Pants: Max Studio via Marshall’s (similar here, last seen here) // Shoes: Report (Nordstrom) (similar here) // Brooch: Stella & Dot (old) // Earrings: Stella & Dot // Bracelets 1, 2, 3

Layer Under

I regularly think about what I can add on top of my outfit–a cardigan, jacket, scarf, etc. But layering underneath is just as interesting, and even better because it’s unexpected. This dress looks cute on it’s own, but there’s so much more visual interest with the chambray underneath plus the vest on top. So the next time you’re getting dressed, think about what you could layer under, not just over πŸ˜‰

Dress: Old Navy. Similar here // Shirt: J. Crew Factory (old). Similar here // Vest: J. Crew (very old). Similar here // Boots: Corso Como via Nordstrom Rack. Similar here // Bag: Kate Spade. Similar here // Necklace: Stella & Dot (on sale!) // Bracelets: 1, 2 (current version), 3 (old) // Watch: Michael Kors

Return of the Pink Heels

Do you remember these fab pink heels I introduced in my first post? Now I’m showing you a second way to wear them! I opted for a silk blouse, cuffed jeans (so I don’t steal focus), and pops of pink and gold accessories.

I’ll bring these back for a third round in the near future, and I’ve promised to bring back the tartan blazer from this post too, so check back πŸ™‚

Blouse: J. Crew (other colors–on sale!) // Jeans: Paige Denim via Marshall’s. Similar here // Shoes: J. Crew (other colors). Similar here // Belt: J. Crew (old). Similar here and here // Necklace: Baublebar // Bracelets: 1, 2, 3, 4 (on sale!), 5 J. Crew (old). Not that similar but still cute!

Tartan + Tweed

This might be my new favorite outfit. I wish I could wear it every day, but I think people would notice. It combines so many things I love–classic, tailored shapes with bold jewelry and fancy shoes πŸ™‚

If you’re new to mixing prints and you’re not sure how to get your feet wet, start with classics like tartan, tweed, leather, lace, denim, etc. Leave the neon stripes with busy florals for your second try πŸ˜‰

Conveniently the weather has turned colder (wasn’t I just complaining it was 80?) so I could break out my Target tartan blazer. I love the detailing of the orange underside of the collar and the striped lining (which you can’t see because of my shirt). I’ll be bringing this blazer back for a “how to wear 3 ways” series in the future! I haven’t forgotten about my pink shoes from my first post. Those will be returning for their second installment shortly.

Speaking of Target, stay tuned for my next post–great holidays finds from that wonderful store!

Blazer: Target // Chambray: J. Crew Factory (old). Similar here // Skirt: J. Crew (old). Similar here // Shoes: Zara // Necklace: Stella & Dot // Bracelets 1, 2, 3

Hello, Pink Shoes!

Welcome to Christine In Color!

I’m Christine, and I love colorful, affordable fashion. I previously worked in the retail industry and one comment I frequently heard from customers was that they didn’t know how to wear color. I love mixing colors and patterns, and I am here to show you how to do it too!

Here are some features you can expect from my blog:

  1. How to wear an item 3 ways–I’ll show you how to take seemingly tricky wardrobe pieces and make 3 unique outfits with them
  2. Great finds at great prices–Spotlights on affordable, fun items I have come across
  3. Sale alerts
  4. My 2 Cents–My advice and tips on everything from what to buy to build a new wardrobe, how to identify your style, and how I shop on a budget

I’m sure I will expand the features of Christine In Color as time goes on and I would love your feedback on what you like or would want to read.

In my first post, I’m wearing my favorite colors: navy and hot pink. Navy is clean and classic, but pink is fun and feminine. The combination is perfection! I love it so much, I used it as my wedding colors πŸ™‚

I’m kicking off my “how to wear an item 3 ways” feature with my wonderful, pink heels. I fell in love with these as soon as I saw them. When I showed a friend, her response was, “yeah, those are beautiful… but what are you going to wear them with?” Hot pink heels are admittedly not every day shoes. And while it’s okay to have certain items that you don’t wear very often (i.e. wedding/party dresses or accessories), in general, you shouldn’t have something that you don’t know what to wear it with, or that you only have one outfit to wear it with.

To combat this problem, when I buy something that I’m not sure how I’m going to style, I find 3 outfits I already own to wear the item with. If I can’t, I don’t get to keep the item. Look for outfit number 2 with these beauties in a few weeks!

Top: Old Navy, similar

Cardigan: J. Crew, similar

Skirt: Banana Republic

Shoes: J. Crew, similar and same shoes, different colors

Bag: J. Crew, similar and same clutch, different colorΒ 

Bracelets: Stella & Dot and J. Crew: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

What’s your favorite color combination? How do you like to wear it?

~Christine