Tuesday, February 21, 2012

DailyBuzz Style 9x9: Runway to Real Way

I was so thrilled to be selected for February's DailyBuzz Style 9x9 challenge.  This month, we were asked to choose a runway look & then translate it into something wearable for everyday.  Here is my inspiration photo, taken from the 3.1 Phillip Lim S/S 2012 runway:


I am a huge fan of the colorblocking trend and love the idea of using this concept with different pastel shades for spring.  To make this "real way", I added my grey fur vest so it would be winter-weather appropriate & to help balance out the sweetness of these hues.  Though I chose seafoam & pink, other color combinations I love (& would encourage you to try) are coral + mint, pale yellow + baby blue or lilac + peach. 






What I'm wearing:
East 5th blouse (here), The Limited pants (here), Fabulous on a Dime vest (on sale here), ELLE pumps, J. Crew necklace & clutch, Lips: Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Stormy Pink

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Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

you look beyond gorgeous Kimberly! i love how you recreated this look and pastels look amazing on you :)

xxx,

Fashion Fractions

Lola said...

Ahhh this seems like such a fun challenge and a great way to find new inspiration! Love the 3.1 phillip lik collection and I love your look, the pink trousers are a great item (v.phillip lim!) x

Natali said...

Beautiful blouse and purse!

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Styleclouds said...

You look lovely!! Absolutely amazing! The pastels you put together are so beautiful and I really cannot wait for spring! Have a wonderful day! xo, Christina

http://www.styleclouds.de

Life's a shoe said...

you look gorgeous! loving all the colors

Brooke Shemwell said...

Nice outfit. :) Color blocking is such a good look.
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I_marusha_I said...

Very very pretty!

Annie said...

This is such a gorgeous color combo - and I LOVE how the vest winterizes it! You look so pretty :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Unknown said...

*GASP* I recognize that blouse because I want it too! Did you see it on Lilly's Style???!!! I went to look for it in store but I'm not very familiar with JCP so I couldn't find it.

You look great Kimberly - pastels look SO good on you, actually, everything looks great on you. So so pretty!

TheTinyHeart said...

This look is gorgeous! I love this color combo, soo pretty! You're making me want to go out and buy all the pastels I can :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Crystal @MissCrystalMakeup said...

Beautiful! Love it!
xo~Crystal

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

LOVE this color combo on you! SO pretty!!!

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

Alyson said...

absolutely love this look; possibly one of my favorites yet! That vest is awesome...adore how you paired it.

Really Petite said...

I actually like your look and color combo way better than the inspiration photo! You look amazing :)

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

Gorgeous! I hope you win!

Lia said...

GORGEOUS look! I love the pastel colorblocking, and the fur vest is perfection, Kim!
xo
Lia
Smart n Snazzy

Alison said...

This whole look is totally fabulous! Absolutely love the color of your blouse :) I hear JC Penney is really stepping up their game lately - I might have to check them out :)

XO,
Alison
www.ChainStrapPurse.com

two birds said...

i am loving your pastel color blocking...and any time a faux fur vest is involved in an outfit, i'm hooked! beautiful!

jennifer {fabfatale.com} said...

LOVE this look! you look amazing, as always!

Real Girl Glam said...

L.O.V.E this blouse! Can't believe it's from JCPenny and only $18! Such a great color!

Chloe said...

So pretty, Kim! I have pants similar in color and I never thought to pair them with mint--great idea. Good luck & I hope you win! ❤

J9 STYLE said...

This outfit is amazing! You look rich!

TaraMixandMatch said...

I don't own many pastels, but this makes me want to! Stunning!

Bravoe Runway said...

I think you did a great job recreating the look! Pastels look beautiful on you and I really love that blouse! I've never heard of fabulous on a dime so I'm going to check out that site.

Alexa said...

I love this outfit! The color of your top is beautiful!

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Ashley J said...

How in the world have I not found your blog before now! (Just saw it through Mix and Match Fashion)Love your style and jealous of your hair if you must know!

Catherine @ Not Dressed As Lamb said...

Found your blog through EBEW... am loving your style!! This outfit is just perfection - what a gorgeous colour combo (have pinned this to my pinboard today). I'm a new follower!

Catherine x
http://notdressedaslamb.com/

smartandsavvystyle said...

This is so pretty! Thanks for pointing me to this post!
-Heather

Jessica L. said...

LOVE the vest! And love the idea of colorblocking pastels! -Jessica

THEJESSICALBLOG.COM

Fashion By Alicia said...

I actually like your look better than than runway look. Gorgeous!

Kimberly Bonham said...

Wow! LOVE your blog!

New follower!

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Camila said...

Loved the combination of spring colors with the winter vest!

You can get the vest here:
http://fabulousonadime.com/jackets/fur-vest.html

Yuli Conversations said...

gourgeousness!!

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Lilli said...

I really love this combo!:) Great colors, the green mint blouse is awesome!:) xoxo

CINCHED AT THE WAIST said...

lovely pastels, that shade of green is quite stunning. I love how you break the palette with a grittering bag, brilliant idea!

great blog,
Annina
www.cinchedatthewaist.com

Elizzabeth Hope said...

LOVE your outfit!!! So stylish!! :D


XO, Lizz
www.GirlMeetsFashion.com

Miss Allen said...

OO I like that furry vest. It looks cozy!

effortlesscool said...

love those colors together! and great vest <3

XO Sahra
EffortlessCool
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arleendee said...

loved your look much more than the Phillip Lim one! :) gorgeous!
much love,
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Alejandra González said...

Me encanta el look!!
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