Retro Colorblock Accessories

I was never the type to flip off of a diving board.  I edged in by the steps … and held on to the rail.  And generally speaking, I am the same with fashion.  I like to incorporate statement looks piecemeal.  Thus my penchant for accessories.  And the colorblocking trend of late is no exception.  In 1992, I wore two pairs of scrunchie socks in alternating colors – hawt colorblocking.  In 2011, older, wiser, and thankfully, far more fashionable, I test the waters with accessories (and have sworn off ALL fashion items that contain the letter sequence “ch” … i.e., ponchos, scrunchies, gaucho pants, etc.).

Easy items like costume jewelry, handbags, and shoes are interchangeable and are the perfect nod to the latest trends.  For example, nudes and blushes washing you out – try on a pair of nude pumps; on trend.  Dream of weaving strands of feathers through your hair a la your idol, Ke$ha, but work a 9 to 5 with a beige dress code – the feather earring.  Man, I love accessories.

{images a la vintage virgin; we heart it; and polyvorecolorblock accessories: Marc Jacobs Bodysuit, $595; VPL bra, $95; Pierre Hardy wedge sandal, $885; Nine West platform high heels, $89; TenOverSix suede high heels, 159 GBP; Dolce Vita strappy sandal, $49; Marc by marc jacobs jewelry, $68; Marc by Marc Jacobs stud earring, $42; Ann Taylor wool scarve, $58; Forever21 top; Aldo shoes}

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  1. This post instantly made my day! I really want to go put on all the brightest clothes and accessories I own! great finds!

  2. I litterally love ur blog and this post!
    Color block is the new black!
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  3. i love the first pic : so joyful and colourful and it reminds me of my early childhood too 🙂

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