8.20.2013

A Bright Color Block


Dress (Target) | Heels (Nine West) | Clutch (Francesca's) | Necklace (Express) | Buckle Bangle (Just Jane) | Watch (Michael Kors) | Sunnies (Ray Ban)

The color block hit stores in force last year and has been front and center of display cases and fitted to the bodies of many manikins since.  I love the bold look of the bright blocks, but have found some of the styles to be less than flattering. The kind of unflattering that makes you swear off chocolate and burn your bathing suits.  The design and layout of the block can create an illusion, but make sure it's the illusion you want. I found this dress a few attempts into my color block hunt at Target and loved the colors, but was holding my breath on the fit. Much to my surprise it was perfect; the vertical design of the block created a lengthening effect and the light fabric is perfect for the hot Texas nights.

What are your favorite color blocks?

22 comments:

  1. I love the vertical color block! And I totally hear you about colorblocking sometimes being so unflattering! This dress looks fabulous on you!

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  2. This dress looks great on you! I've had trouble finding a flattering color block dress too!

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  3. Love tjis! I love how you styled it!

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  4. Wow, I love all these colors! This is a great color blocking dress!!! Stopping by from the link up!

    http://chelseypatti.blogspot.com

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  5. What a fun dress!! Love it!

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  6. Such a pretty dress! Visiting from the Trend Spin link up!

    The Occasional Indulgence

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  7. Such a cute dress! I love the vertical color blocking and the tie waist and those nude heels are perfect with it. Also, your header is super cute!
    Found you through the Trend Spin Link-up!
    Jessi
    http://haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  8. Great dress! I'm Heather and I was hoping you would be willing to answer a quick question I have about your blog :-) My email is Lifesabanquet1(at)gmail.com

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  9. What a pretty dress! I love the colors together. And your nude heel was a perfect match!
    Inge
    This Ever Evolving Life

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  10. That dress is amazing! It's so pretty and flattering. Love the colors!
    Tiffany
    www.stylestealsandstilettos.com

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  11. Loving the colors of this dress!

    Xo, Kahana
    abeautifullife42.blogspot.com

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  12. Looking beautiful! Love the dress and the nude heels are perfect. Would love for you to stop by some time!

    xo Lulu
    simplylulustyle.com
    $200 J.Crew gift card GIVEAWAY

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  13. Oh gorgeous dress, Ashton! Also love what you did with the hair - so playful and perfect compliment to the sexy yet chic dress :)

    Abby
    Life in the Fash Lane

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  14. Such a great look! The dress fits you perfectly and your makeup and hair are flawless!

    xoxo
    Paige
    lifesapartydli.wordpress.com

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  15. I have this dress! and love it... I wore it to a wedding and also paired it with nude pumps.

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  16. I love the vertical color block look - I agree - it's much more flattering! That dress is so pretty - the colors are fantastic!

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  17. Stopping by via Real Girl Style's link up!

    Can't believe that dress is from Target - looks super luxe. Perfect outfit for a summer date night :)

    Kamola
    99 Boxes of Shoes on the Wall

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  18. Love this dress! I remember seeing this last summer. It looks amaze on you! visiting via Trend Spin Linkup

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  19. Loving these colors!

    Thank you for linking up with Style Sessions!

    Lauren xx
    www.stylelixir.com

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  20. What a gorgeous dress...I love the color combination.

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