Monday, July 9, 2012

Color Blocking In Style

It's EVERYBODY everywear time again!  Many of you have been complimentary of the photos on the Queen City Style and have asked who is taking them.  That would be most wonderful man in the world.  I have a photography crew consisting of the aforementioned Captain, Precious Peanut #1 and Precious Peanut #2.  When taking the pictures, I try to think of wide open spaces with sidewalks or paths.  PP #1 takes his scooter, and PP #2 is strapped into a stroller full of snacks to help him through the agony.  I gave most wonderful man in the world this moniker for a reason.  He is not perfect, though at times I half jokingly explain that it's not easy being married to Mr. Perfect.  Honey, I know this is embarrassing, but I just want to share who the wonderful, patient and kind man behind the camera is.  Due to my photographer's absence I was not able to get together a fresh outfit for this month's EBEW theme: Color Blocking.  As I'm pretty obsessed with color, many of my posts already incorporate color blocking.  So, here is a little montage I put together.

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Green With Envy

Birthday Night Out

Splash, Dash, Dot

Channeling a Jumpsuit Favorite

White Blazer and Cocktail Dress

Birthday Night Out

Even my living room is color blocked!

Living Room Reveal

Living Room Reveal

So, I was absolutely thrilled to learn I was mentioned in the August issue of my Style Bible, In Style Magazine.  Seriously, I have been subscribing since I was 18 years old.  I remembered loving how they styled a Polka-Dot Skirt in three different ways. Shortly thereafter, the skirt I'm wearing (now ON SALE here) below showed up in the window of my favorite retailer, J. Crew.  I had to have it.  Then, I was inspired by a fellow fashion blogger, Kimberly Smith of Penny Pincher Fashion, to submit my own Inspired by InStyle look. I could have sworn I recognized Kimberly in the June issue, and sure enough it was her!  Thank you to In Style for deeming me fashionable enough to be included in your pages, to my mom and best friend for the J. Crew Birthday Gift Card which got me this awesome skirt, to my awesome friends over at J. Crew South Park and to most wonderful man in the world for taking such great photos.  Honestly, what inspires me the most is each of you reading this.  Thank you for your support and the sheer joy you bring me!


For the love of great style filled with color and joy!
xo-Whitley
Color Blocking | Everybody, Everywear

43 comments:

  1. How exciting that you were featured! that had to be such an incredible feeling!

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    1. Absolutely. And, thank you, thank you again for taking the time to comment. I am loving your readership and am so glad you enjoy reading the Queen City Style!

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  2. Ah, what an exciting occurence! I seriously love what you do with prints and colors. Fabulous :)

    Best,
    Danielle
    http://loveandlookpretty.blogspot.com

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    1. Danielle,
      Thank you so much. I really appreciate you taking the time to comment. I hope you will visit again soon! Heading over to see your site now!

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  3. That InStyle mention is just so exciting! You rock!

    Wow, all of those outfit pics together are just fabulous. You have such a great style and look so awesome in colour!

    <3 Jenny
    www.crazystylelove.com

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    1. Jenny, Thanks so much.. coming from you again. I love me some color...kinda feel like you love the bold colors and patterns too, am I right?? :)

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  4. Great bold color combos! you're so talented, its no wonder you're being featured :)

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    1. Genevieve, thank you for this very comment vote of confidence and thank you for taking the time to comment! I hope you will visit again soon. Best, Whitley

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  5. Congrats Whitley! So happy for you dear :) I wanted that skirt so badly too. I ordered it and when I received the skirt unfortunately it had been mislabeled and it was actually a petite and just too short for me. I took it to the store and they it was all sold out system wide in my size... I'm actually still crying about it... but I'll still throw you a serious glitter party for this achievement =)

    xo
    nic
    mymannersandmoxie.com

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    1. Thanks Nicole!! Glitter Party?? What is that? Like a happy dance? It sounds amazing! So, so sorry about the skirt. Did you click on the link in my above post to see if your size was there? I know it's on sale on line. I found, personally, that it does run a teeny bit big for me. Thanks again, so much!

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  6. Great round up! I love that splash dot post and I'm loving that side braid in your hair!!!

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you darling. I would love to have someone make my hair that fabulous all the time!!

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  7. Whitley, thank you for swinging by and saying "hi" on my blog the other day, and I am so so glad to have found yours in return! Your fashion and interior design sense are impeccable and are so inspiring! I love the unique touches in your outfits - the ruffles, doubled up belts, etc. Happy new follower here. :)

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    1. Thank YOU so much for taking the time to visit my site and for now following... yippee!!! I am following you via email and noticed today you had a guest blogger, which had me thinking... would you be interested in guest posting on my site a little something on petite fashion?? Will you please email me? thequeencitystyle@yahoo.com

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  8. I like you and your style very much.
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  9. OMG, amazing!!! Congrats- that's a huge mention! xo

    The Aestate

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    1. THANK YOU. Very fun girl. Can't wait to see pics (I hope) once you get settled into your new home.

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  10. Wow, lady, you have some serious style!!! I love the risks you take and how you use color and patterns! Thanks for stopping by my blog! It led me to you! I look forward to more inspirations! Keep doing what you are doing!
    xo,
    Shanna

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    1. Shanna, thank you for these tremendously kind words. Style is very personal, obviously, but it sure does make a girl feel good to hear others dig it too :). Thanks for taking the time to comment!

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  11. Congrats on getting the feature! That's awesome. I absolutely love every look you have here. You have amazing style! :)

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    1. Trinnah, thank you, and thank you for taking the time to let me know!

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  12. Nice looks!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  13. SO many fabulosity is going on in this post :) I love your living room colors!

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

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    1. Ivana, so great to see you here! Thank you!!

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  14. Thats so awesome, Whitley! Congrats!!

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  15. Okay, first off - In Style??!!! Awesome and Amazing - congrats, mamacita!! Don't forget the little people when you make it big...

    Secondly? Love all the color-blocking, but the bottom block is my favey fave - LOVE that fuschia, orange-red and turquoise together.

    And finally - you already know this, but your living room is crazy bananas, and not in the Tom Cruise way. In the shit, she escaped Scientology with everything she wanted way.

    Hugs to you, my friend.
    Shannan

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    1. Girl, once again, thanks to you I'm in stitches. I am copying and pasting your words so the rest of the world who follows me on FB can gain my overwhelming sense of joy from reading your hilarity. May I please just contact you when I am having a bad day??? Hugs back atcha. xx

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  16. 1) InStyle?! That is AMAZING!! Congrats girl!! So happy for you!!
    2) Your living room is gorgeous. Just saying.
    3) I want your birthday dress.

    XO - Marion

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    1. Marion, thanks for hopping over to the Queen City Style! When I tire of the dress, I'll message you for your addy ;)

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  17. Wow, your color block outfits are great!! And congrats to your photo in the instyle, that's unbelievable!!! I'd love to have this pretty polka dot skirt too!

    xxx Anita

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    1. Thank you!! Here is the link to the skirt... http://rstyle.me/h79bzrmfiw

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  18. You look so elegant in all of these colorful outfits!

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    1. Kathleen, thank you so much, and I hope you will visit again soon!

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  19. YAYYYY congrats! That's awesome! You look adorable in that picture too! And another thing...that turquoise necklace from your birthday outfit is INSANE!

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    1. Thank you!!! Copy and paste this link to the necklace in white, but I know it is available in other colors. Have you ever shopped Bauble Bar?? If not, your first purchase is $10 off. Hope this helps :) http://rstyle.me/h394srmfiw

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  20. Aww, thanks for mentioning me - I loved your look that they featured...well deserved!! :)

    www.pennypincherfashion.com

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    1. Thank you Kimberly, and thank for stopping by the Queen City Style!!

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  21. Gosh, that is SO exciting to be featured in InStyle! Way to go!

    PS - I have the same turquoise statement necklace and love how you paired it with bright pink. That will be the next combo on my "to try" list!

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    1. Thank you! I have it in three colors :). Thank you for taking the time to comment, and I hope to see you again soon! Whitley

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