Monday, January 28, 2013

Mondrian meets colorful colorblock style!

Ever heard of Piet Mondrian?  If not, you have probably heard or at least seen the well known Mondrian style.  Piet Mondrian was the artist that created these famous paintings that would later inspire an entire genre of fashion and accessories:

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Mondrian Composition II in Red, Blue and Yellow
 

 Composition with Yellow, Blue and Red by Pjet Modrian
  
In the 1930's designer Lola Prusac designed a series of silk squares, bags, and luggage inpired by the Dutch painter.  Later in the 60s Yves Saint Laurent popularized the patterns in her iconic collection that featured dresses inspired by Piet Mondrian's paintings.
 
 
Yvest Saint Laurent's famous Mondrian dress

 After the 60s the mondrian style really took off, showing up for spurts on the fashion scene in the 80s and also, today!  It is interesting to see the evolution that the style has taken, from just red, yellow, and blue, to pinks, purples, and greens, from the shift style, to scoop neck and fitted, different patterns, and etc...

Thus introducing, my mondrian inspired dress, (with a twist of extra color and  a bodycon fit)...


 

 This fun little number has been on my ModCloth wishlist for eons..so when I saw it for $23.99 during the cabin fever sale I nabbed it.  And am I ever so glad I did!!  I love the bright color block meets Mondrian style of it, and it is so fun to mix and match with other colors. It would be a great number for a late night date (which I have already used it for :) or a museum stroll (although the latter would require dressing it down a little ;)  So at last I have my color block beauty...however, a disclaimer for this: it is not for wearing outdoors.  Nope, not right now.  I took a few photos of it without my jacket just to get a good shot, but boy- was that freezing!!!!  I have decided that the rest of my outfit shots this winter will need to be in warm, cozy (albeit still colorful) layers.  Sooooo get ready for some fun posts on how to still look cute with all that layering and fluffy fabrics! haha.


Ahhhhh at last, the jacket...haha.  A little warmer now.  LOVE THIS JACKET!  I got this from H&M about 4 years ago I want to say?  I have gone through a lot of buttons on this one, but it is totally worth it!  I love the 60's geometric shapes and fun tent shape.  It satiates my love for mod geometric style.  Not the warmest for winter, but great for dressing up outfits in the spring and fall.











Do you don any Mondrian style accessories or clothing?  I really love the style and like to throw it in here and there on occasion.  It's really fun with some bold lip color and cateye eyeliner ;)

While I was getting dressed for this outfit post, I realized I hadn't yet photographed an outfit before with my bright purple tights.  Pretty silly, considering I wear them all the time...So  I recapped some of my favorite outfits from the past few months and it's easy to see how much I love wearing bright colored tights!  


I found that I especially seem to have an affinity for yellow, green, and orange tights in my outfit photos. Looking back at these helped to show me which colors I haven't posted yet and gave me lots of ideas for future postsI realized I haven't even worn my mint tights in a post yet (and I wear them all the time!)  So it will be fun to do an entry on pastels :)
Go here:  www.welovecolors.com  to find the widest range of brightly colored tights imaginable! I get so much use out of these through the winter, fall, spring and even summer!  The microfiber tights are my favorite for their thickness, comfort, and opaque colors!

Until next time,
xoxo
~Alyssa

30 comments:

  1. I looveee this dress of yours! Adorable. Really. You're so bright and colorful I really enjoy your pictures.
    I'm obsessed with colored tights but living in south Texas doesn't really allow me to wear them that often. boo.

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    1. Thank you!! And I can see how the warm weather would be hard to wear tights in...I know in the summer I have urges to wear mine even though most days it's around 90 up here so that's a little warm to be wearing anything on your legs, haha. But some days I can get away with it ;)

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  2. I love all the colors on this!!!

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  3. I am so happy that I came across your blog. I love your style and the amount of colour you wear. This is a stunning dress. I love the makeup too.

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    1. Thanks so much Imogen!!! Do you have a blog too? I will need to check it out as well :) Thank you for the sweet comments :)

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    2. Hey! I just found your blog, it's absolutely lovely! I am going to follow you :) Feel free to follow me too if you'd like.

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  4. Beautiful! I love your coat! And the light on your pictures is so beautiful!
    The recap of all your outfits is great, as I just know your blog since a day it's great to see some of your previous outfits. They are lovely! The green-and-blue one ist m favorite :)

    xx

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    1. Thanks Larissa!! Daniel and I got really lucky with the lighting, we were busy most of the day so we didn't get out to take pictures till about 3:45 so the sun was starting to go down, it looked awesome for the photos! We'll probably try it again, haha.

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  5. Pretty blog post! I love the outfits at the bottom and all that colour! It's gorgeous!

    XO, Simona

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    1. Thanks so much Simona :) I see that you live in Sweden, that is really neat! I have family over there in Orebro (sorry I couldn't make the correct spelling). My family's last name is Swedish and no one can ever pronounce it, haha. It's Mole-leen, not Mol-lynn like everyone likes to say. I have always wanted to visit, hopefully someday I will
      ! :)

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  6. I love your style! You look freakin awesome.
    Trish

    www.jellybonesblog.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much!!! I checked out your blog too and I love it!

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  7. This outfit is so great! That dress looks fabulous on you and that coat is just dreamy!

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    1. Aw thank you! I was really happy to finally get this dress on sale :D I think I might keep this coat forever, haha!

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  8. Wow! You look fabulous! I love your use of color and this dress is amazing! Perfect layering too!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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    1. Thank you so much Rebecca! I will have to check out your blog too ;)

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  9. Thank you for your sweet comments! So glad to have found your little space! I adore this dress! This is the most colorful, cheerful, and bright combination and I love it - especially those purple tights! :) p.s. the cape it still on sale. If you are interested let me know and I will send you a coupon code, love. Have a great day - it is so nice "meeting" you! xo

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  10. Your outfit posts are freakin awesome, I love how colourful they are!

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  11. Oh my goodness girl im obsessing over this dress!! It's darling. I love all the colors and the fit! Can't believe you got it for that price either! Modcloth sales are the best! Im glad you found my blog so I could find yours!
    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  12. I love this outfit, and I love your style! I am so glad I found your blog on a day where you did a style recap because I seriously am a fan of every single one of those outfits! I saw this dress on the ModCloth sale and was so very tempted, the coat is great too! I am following along now and can't wait to see more girl!
    Have a great weekend!
    xo Hannah

    thebraidedbandit.blogspot.com

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  13. I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. :) http://sutuko.blogspot.fi/2013/02/versatile-blogger-award.html

    Suvi

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    1. Aw, thanks so much Suvi!!! I will have to pass it forward this week ;) Thanks again!

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  14. I love this outfit! That dress is amazing.
    And I'm so jealous of your colourful tights collection.
    xx

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    1. Aw, your too sweet :) I am actually going to be doing a WeLoveColors socks giveaway soon, stay tuned!!

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  15. Super fun look! You pull off all these bright colors so well! Lovely blog, now following! :)

    http://flyelephantfly.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Elly!!! I love your blog, I am following now too! :)

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  16. This is such a great look!!! Every piece is fantastic. Where did you get the necklace from?

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    1. Thanks so much Bristol! :) the necklace is from forever 21 actually! haha, it works well for so many of my outfits! :)

      xo

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  17. I love that jacket! And seeing some of your outfits together makes me love color even more. As for the Modcloth thing, I modeled for them last month and I'll be featured on their website very soon so keep your eyes peeled!

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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