My Cheating Ways


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black dress, chiffon top: Rue 21 :: wooden clogs: Target:: turquoise ring: thrifted::
heart key necklace: Forever 21 :: earrings: Pac Sun 




I kinda feel like I'm cheating because 1. I didn't put much thought into the composition of this "outfit"; 2. I wore this outfit for all of an hour when I had to actually get out of the house and run an errand; and 3. I'm wearing blue again.

I suppose reason #1 can't be helped. I was in a rush to leave and grabbed what made sense to wear. The second reason explains why I'm not wearing any makeup and why my dirty hair is bundled up like a pork bun on top of my head. As for reason #3... well, I guess I just have a ton of blue in my shrinking wardrobe.

Realizing that I have a bazillion items in blue is yet another perk of my 6-month challenge. I now know that I need to incorporate more colors into my closet. I'm in desperate need of some mustards, pinks, and greens! If you want to assess what you need for your wardrobe, I recommend looking at the colors of the items you already own. Which ones do you have a lot of? From there, you can figure out what you need to spruce up your look!

What colors do you have too much of in your closet? Which ones do you wish you had more of?

ps. The lovely Jana from Jana Styles featured me in her lovely blog! Check the interview and the her awesome blog (one of my favorite daily reads!) here! 

Have a happy weekend!

65 comments:

  1. This blue is a great color! If it works for you, it's kind of like your "uniform." I have a lot of red, blue, and pink in my closet. Before the color blocking trend, I had a ton of black and gray. Once I discovered color blocking, I have added LOTS of color to my wardobe! Heather

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  2. Blue looks so good on you :) And for the record, I like your hair up like this! And your earrings are lovely :)

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  3. love this top! its ok to cheat every once in a while, i won't tell anyone ;-)
    cute necklace too!

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  4. I'm wearing my pork bun hair, too! Today and yesterday actually. Going to work in the AM makes me have to be "lazy" about my hair so that I make it out the door on time.

    As for what's in my closet, lots of purple. Wish I had more. I'm like the purple monster

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  5. happy weekend to you too! you look gorgeous!
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  6. I love your blouse.I really like this blue for this season and of course mustards and greens.Love the pictures. Visit my blog too, if you ike it we can follow each other.Kisses from www.stylepicture.blogspot.com

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  7. Loving all your blue. The blue top is looking so fresh and a blue ring is definitely a great accent. :)

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  8. Im with ya sister!!! Im going on a colorful shopping spree this weekend, and I refuse to come home epty handed, lol.
    Love your cute little blogger bun:)
    The necklace and ring are gorgeous too...happy Friday friend!!!


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  9. Blue always looks pretty on you!

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  10. I love that top! It's feminine and delicate but still has a touch of fun and whimsy. And I can see why you own lots of blue- that color looks great on you!
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  11. But Laura this totally works girl! You look great! I love that blue chiffon top paired with black. It looks great on you. But I can understand how you feel getting stuck on a color. I have too much black and brown in my closet. I need more colors also and will have to work on that. At least we recognize the problem and can do something about it. :D Have a great weekend girl! ((HUG))
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  12. I love your blue top! Love the sleeves and those are the type of cuts that I would love to have more of in my closet. And I think I may have way too many black and whites in my closet and from the looks of it, it seems like I'm in for more lol. But I do wish I had more greens and mustard, they complement my skin color, but I dunno why I'd always opt for black or white when I buy clothes >.<"

    Cheers,

    Wi
    A Single Girl's Musings

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  13. That outfit is so cool :) I love your ring, it's gorgeous. <3 Your 6-month challenge sounds great, not only for you, but for the environment too ;) I think I should try that too, only I'm too good for making excuses to buy new things... :D xoxo

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  14. You look lovely in blue so it is a great color for you to have a lot of. I have a ton of black. My closet looks like I see dead people!! LOL I just need more color. Maybe brown? I am going to check out your feature now! Congrats! Kiah

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  15. Cheating schmeating - blue looks amazing on you!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  16. haha whenever my hair is not cooperating I always put it into a pork bun too! :D I love your key necklace

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  17. I loving the blue and red!! I especially love that kind of cobalt blue shade!! The ring is a lovely touch. Wish i could pull off chunky rings like that! my fingers are waaaaaay too skinny (like chicken feet my husband joked lmao!)

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  18. I love the swiss dot details on that blouse! You look adorable :)

    Aya ♥
    Strawberry Koi

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  19. We both donned the blue a day apart - aren't we awesome?! ;) Love it! and the necklace is pretty sweet too!



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    :D

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  20. 1. If you didn't tell us, nobody would know you're cheating! Cause this looks well put together and such.

    Red and blue is one of my favourite contrasting looks ever. So. A+!

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  21. Nice! I love your accessories. I think I have too much pink in my closet. I want to get more mustard yellow and purple items.

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  22. I have a lot of black, brown, and gray...and only recently have I decided that I need more color! I want more royal blue and more green :D

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  23. hahaha - love the pork bun hair comment, you are too funny. This color blue looks awesome on you - at least its a cheerful color, my wardrobe is filled with all things black and gray - bleh. I vote for mustard pieces ;)

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    Thu

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  24. I use to have a very black/dark coloured set of clothes when I was going through my metal stage of growing up, now its very blue predominately, which is odd because I wouldn't say it was one of my favourite colours!

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  25. Very chic blouse and cute matching ring!
    I have to much brown stuff in my closet, wish I had more red pieces :)

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  26. as long as you got dressed and aren't running around in your pj's all day like me, it doesn't count as cheating so no worries. lovin' those shoes too!!
    xo TJ

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  27. I love this blue on you..as well as your nail color! so beautiful!
    Rach
    www.sugarfilledcloset.com

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  28. lol "pork bun"...you definitely have a way with words. thats what I do when my hair is yucky too.

    i want more neon colors!

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  29. lol "pork bun"...you definitely have a way with words. thats what I do when my hair is yucky too.

    i want more neon colors!

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  30. lol "pork bun"...you definitely have a way with words. thats what I do when my hair is yucky too.

    i want more neon colors!

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  31. love your bun!!! blue looks good on you..
    im following you now hope you follow me too..thank your for your sweet comment on my blog

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  32. I love the ring and top.

    You look so cute :)

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  33. I have a ton of neutrals that I love but I really wish I had more rust-oranges, reds, and leopard prints in my closet. Ah, the pretty hues of fall!

    P.S - I think your outfit is quite lovely!

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  34. i have too much black ! hahaha, and i wish i had more mustard colour ! anyway i love your ring !

    have a nice day Laura ;)
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  35. Is the top part of your heart key necklace a locket? If so, that is one fantastic little idea! My goodness, you shouldn't feel like you're cheating with this outfit. It's really quite lovely.

    I have a lot of brown and grey in my closet. I'm always on the lookout for pieces in the perfect shade of dark green, but they can be difficult to come by.

    P.S. Nice interview! I must say, your ring collection is impressive.

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  36. I have way too much pink and purple, and I keep buying things in those colors! Blue is my favorite color, so I should probably own more of it.

    And that's why I love this outfit - that blue looks so great on you!

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  37. ooh your blouse is so unique- the detailing on it is really cute :D I have way too much black, need more florals for the summer xx misstea & co.

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  38. wonderful outfit! loved your necklace and ring! enjoyed your blog.. following you now...
    hope you could visit my blog too..


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  40. nice post ... I will follow you come into my blog and follow me kiss you too ...

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  41. That's what you look like when you just pull something on and rush out of the door?! I wish I could do that!
    It's so funny you mention colors in your closet. I was just thinking I have so much red orange - which is strange because it's not a color I like necessarily on paper or in decor, but in my clothes I love. I did just buy a pair of dusty rose jeans yesterday to add some color to my relatively gray Scottish clothes.
    Hope you are having a lurverly weekend, Laura!
    xoxoxox,
    Lar

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  42. I have alot.....ALOT of black in my closet! And no, this does not constitute as cheating! Once in a while it's ok to just wear the two colours you love the most. I call it "auto pilot," outfit. I know it works, I have an abundance, and when I need to get out of the house in 10 min I put on black and denim!

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  43. The "I'm wearing blue again" part is SO common for me haha :) LOVE the necklace x

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  44. I have way way way too much blue, too. AND I always need more mustard/greens/pinks! Also this doesnt look rushed at all :D but maybe I'm a lazy dresser

    anastasia

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  45. Don't be hard on yourself!
    Blue is a great color :)
    And I really adore your necklace!
    I prefer wearing something colorfull than black.

    Currently: alot of pink/beige colors
    Want: blue, mint and cream :)

    xx

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  46. I used to have too much green in my closet, and then I used to have too many cardigans... but all I notice now that that I really need more cardigans.

    Last time I brought one was about 3 years ago though, so... it's strange what your closet needs again after you trim it.

    I adore Zachary Quinto. The guy is hilarious!

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  47. Love that turquoise ring! I've been looking for something like that for quite some time now to no avail.

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  48. lol no such thing as cheating hun, think of it as simply re-using a fantastic idea again... because it was simply fantastic! ha. Blue looks gorgeous on you anyhow lol

    Eeli

    PS mega cute layout you have hear. LOOOOOOVE me some birdies, your buttons are way too cute for words hehe

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  49. I totally lurrrve royal blue, so I am super glad that it is one of your favorite colors. Besides, it is so easy to style!

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  50. Lovely klein color!!! :)
    happy weekend.

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  51. beautiful top!! the color is just gorgeous! :)

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  52. I think you look super cute in this outfit! It dosen't look like you have thrown it together quickly at all! I love the blue. In fact, I think blue is the colour I need more of in my wardrobe too!

    Olivia :) x
    Wait Until The Sunset

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  53. You look Fabulous and very put together! I am seriously Loving your accessories!

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  54. Hi I love that shade of blue! It's absolutely gorgeous! And that simple key necklace is just great!

    -Christina
    a rainy melody

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  55. Blue is sweet on you ! Personaly, I really love mustard these days ! It's such a warm an comfy color for the autumn !
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  56. That is such a lovely blouse. The color suits you perfectly!
    I have a lot of crazy prints in my closet. Wish I had more pastels and nude shades...but somehow they don't look good on me!

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  57. amazing place it is! love the ring and shoes dear <3

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  58. hahaha... u call this cheating? but u still look so amazingly gorgeous despite that you didn't give it much of a thought... make up or not, still pretty.

    my favorite color is green but i love to wear neutral colors because they look smarter and edgier, so i hav a lot of greys and blacks in my closet. hehe.

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  59. I have too much black. I've made a concious effort over the past few months to put more colour into my wardrobe, but I keep reaching for the black. Can't be helped!

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  60. Cute top! I absolutely love your jewelry as well :)

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  61. First of all, this outfit is maddeningly gorgeous. It frustrates me that this was just thrown on and you look this amazing. I want the ring and necklace too, please.

    Just like you I have WAY too much blue. I would love some pink and mustard.

    xo,
    Tracy

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  62. I happen to have lots of that blue as well because I always have loved the color. It's so bright and cheerful. Your pork bun comment made me laugh cause I just tried my first one last week and they are delicious. I also wanted to say you have killer legs. It looks like you are running marathons or something!

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