Saturday, September 17, 2011

These white lights will bend to make blue

Rugby by Ralph Lauren floral romper, Nine West heels, on fingers: Turquoise and Caicos by Essie, on toes: Smooth Sailing by Essie, on eyes: MAC eyeshadow in Brulé, Covergirl eyeshow in Aqua Paradise, photos by Elizabeth.   

        I spent my final moments of summer last weekend in Central Park enjoying the glow of the afternoon sun and lingering by the Conservatory Waters. The serenity was just what I needed to ease the back-to-school blues. Speaking of blue, it's a color I've recently warmed up to. Christian Dior once said "Navy blue is the only color which can ever compete with black," and I certainly agree. Navy feels less severe; it has a softness and femininity which black lacks. So naturally, I was drawn to the deep, cobalt hue of this romper. Not only do I love the navy silk, but the whimsical little details as well. The peter pan collar, puff sleeve shoulders, and crisp florals all add to it's charming, 1940s style, Miu Miu-esque feel. For my makeup, I was inspired by the tones of pastel blue and creamy off-white in the romper's floral print. I used a cream colored eyeshadow on my inner lid and blended it with a turquoise shadow on my outer lid for a cool gradation in color. 
        I usually wouldn't be so mathcy-matchy with makeup, nails, and clothes, but I couldn't help but notice all the color coordinated makeup on the fall runways. Crimson lips complimented red shoes and earrings at Ralph Lauren, and blue smokey eyes matched indigo separates at Zac Posen. The key to avoid looking tacky is to keep it subtle. If you can look at someone and immediately see the matchy-ness, then it has crossed the line. Only when you take a closer look should it be noticeable. Like when someone blinks or gestures with their hands, and you catch the shade of nail polish that matches the eyes. I think that's really pretty. 

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38 comments:

  1. you look so pretty in central park <3

    xx

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  2. This is such a great look, I adore that romper! The waters behind you look absolutely beautiful too. Thanks for sharing! xoxo, Veena <3

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  3. that romper is beautiful!! You look lovely :)

    xx
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  4. Gorgeous outfit! The shoes are lovely and I adore the colour of your nails.

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  5. nice outfit .
    have a nice day

    ave

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  6. Beautiful outfit! Your romper and your shoes are beautiful! xxx

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  7. Wow, i just love this outfit! This dress is so amazing!!:D

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  8. I'm in love with your shoes!<3
    -Tori
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  9. You look lovely in Central Park.
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  10. lovely&simple outfit. xx

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  11. what a pretty transitional season look! love the dress and shoes <3

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  12. ADORABLE little outfit. I love the very 1940s look of your romper. It does have a Miu Miu feel to it. It's super cute and I adore that color and print. The shoes tie it in so perfectly! Great look!


    xoxo Coco L.
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  13. Wow this makes me miss NEW YORK soooooo much, I'll be back next month!

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  14. love the vintage dress!


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  15. Beautiful dress, I absolutely adore the print! and I agree, navy is a wonderful color that will always be on par with black! LOVE your shoes as well! :)

    xoooox
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  16. Love your romper! x

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  17. cute outfit! The dress is a gorgeous print.

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  18. cuuuuute outfit!! love the shoes

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  19. Love your makeup!

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  20. wow. so stunning. adore this outfit. thanks love. If you get a second I'd love to hear what you think of my latest shoe post. xoxo

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  21. beautiful!!!!!!

    xx

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  22. This outfit looks great on you! Nave blue is one of my favourites.


    xxx
    Daria

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  23. Beautiful shoes ! And the nailpolish has the perfect color to go with it ! Check out : http://nothinlasts.blogspot.com/

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  24. wow gorgeous outfit!
    diggin' your blog, now a follower :)
    xx

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  25. thank you for your comment !

    cute outfit ! I totally agree with you on subtle details matching being the best ones
    following now ! love seeing photos from NY !

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  26. so lovely, love the subtle sweep of eyeshadow!

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  27. I love this floral print and the shoes very Lanvin cool...:D


    P.S: I miss you so much and now, finally, I come back to post :D
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  28. you look so gorgeous and sophisticated!! i love the colors in your romper and the classic style. the nude shoes and simple accessories are just amazing <3shelby

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  29. Very nice dress

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  30. the cookies are in love with floral prints + your heels are so nice =D

    come and visit the cookies blog darling/follow if you love to <3

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  31. Lovely floral dress! I love it! you look chic!

    Kaye Awatin
    Fashion Blogger
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  32. Super Cute Outfit!!! :D

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  33. Hey Lindsay,

    Thanks for your comment on my blog :)
    I love this romper and the nails too.
    Also loving the mulberry satchel in the previous post.

    Autumn, bring it on!

    Katie xx
    www.katiescreative.blogspot.com

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