colorblocked in extreme

April 4th, 2011

This entire outfit falls into that elusive category of ‘Things That Look Way More Expensive Than They Are.’

Man, I love that category.

I twittered about this dress twice because I knew it would sell out before I could get it photographed and posted — it cost a whopping $39.99 from the Thakoon for Target line.  I’ve been wearing it constantly — I even threw it on for a meeting with a producer last week when I wanted to look confident and professional, but still totally fun.  There’s nothing like wearing bright colors to make you feel energetic and excited — I layered a black cardigan on top and was good to go!  (Let’s hope the dress brought me some luck!)

These shoes are almost sold out too!  (I guess that means I have good taste, right?) These little stunners are by Jessica Simpson and $98 — I know they’re a little bit of a design rip-off, but I think the whole trend of crazy structural details in shoes is likely to be short-lived, and at under $100, I can embrace it without feeling like it’s a major investment.  And they are just so cool looking! 

The sunglasses are from Forever 21, and I love their totally 80’s vibe — I feel like I should be wearing some leg warmers with them.  Which can be arranged. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thakoon for Target dress, Jessica Simpson Beckery heels, Intermix belt, Forever 21 sunglasses.

Tags: style

21 responses so far ↓

  • 1 lauren // Apr 4, 2011 at 7:03 am

    Wow, I love things that cost less than $100! And those are such great finds!! What were you meeting with a producer about??

    You are part of the inspiration behind my own blog ๐Ÿ™‚
    xoxo Lauren

  • 2 julie @ rosy + tart // Apr 4, 2011 at 7:29 am

    I love this outfit! When it’s inexpensive & doesn’t look it, that’s even better. ๐Ÿ™‚ And um… I’m going to need those shoes. Time to go on a manhunt!

  • 3 Susan // Apr 4, 2011 at 7:56 am

    I blogged about this dress a couple weeks ago. Glad you were able to snag one. Love the colors.

  • 4 Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries // Apr 4, 2011 at 8:41 am

    Man, Iยดm so jealous of all the amaying Target collaborations you US girls have access to! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 5 trang // Apr 4, 2011 at 10:29 am

    I bought this dress too despite the fact that the fit was odd. I found the small to be perfect on top but a little snug at the hips, so I went with the medium which was a little too loose for my taste.  I’m so glad I got it though becasue it was sold out so quickly and they weren’t getting anymore. Love this dress!!!

  • 6 Shasie // Apr 4, 2011 at 10:56 am

    Great dress! I too saw this at Target and tried it on, but it did not look this great on me, so I did not purchase! Looks cute on you though! And I LOVE THOSE HEELS. I love the cutouts in the heel and the platform.

  • 7 Belly B // Apr 4, 2011 at 11:07 am

    You look gorgeous! Those heels are sick. Love them!

    Belly B

  • 8 Marissa // Apr 4, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    I’ve been debating about whether or not I like this dress, but after seeing it on you I think I’m sold! It’s gorgeous and the bold statement colors fit perfectly for spring.


  • 9 Sarah Helfgott // Apr 4, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Another awesome outfit! Those shoes are amazing! I might have to copy you with those…

    Can you walk in them? The only pair of Jessica Simpson shoes that I own KILL my feet. But they’re old, and I heard she has improved the designs since she first launched the shoe line.


  • 10 Sara // Apr 4, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    I saw those shoes online and I LOVE them! But are they comfortable?

    And I’m all about bold colors, especially since spring refuses to get here already…

  • 11 Ree // Apr 4, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Hey – love the dress but just gonna offer my two cents; in your last photo, your belt looks to be gaping. This would mean you have a tiny waist and the belt could be tightened a couple of notches.

  • 12 katy // Apr 4, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Sarah — I’ve only worn them for a few hours at a time and they’ve been fine (or, at least, as fine as can be expected given how high the heels are)!  I’ve worn her Dany platforms a lot, and they’re actually pretty comfortable!

    Ree — Ooh, it might be!  I think it’s probably the way my hands are pushing the belt, but I’ll keep an eye out!

    Thanks guys!!!

  • 13 Rachel @ Suitcase Secrets // Apr 4, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    You are so savvy!  I love finding steals, but I’m really not that good at it!  Very impressed with your smart shopping skills…

  • 14 Carly // Apr 5, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    you took colorblocking to a whole other level here… love it! What a steal that dress was.

    Those shoes are awesome. Jealous.

  • 15 Jessica Reasons // Apr 5, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Just tried my first big color block today.  Did the same shade of blue with a purple/pink.  Love those shoes too!!

  • 16 elle marie // Apr 6, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Okay.. I gotta ask, do you wear those shoes around town (do they hurt your feet) or is this just for the shoot? I admit I carry a pair of flats wherever I go if I’m in heels.

  • 17 katy // Apr 6, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Ha!  No, I always have a pair of flats on hand unless we’re going somewhere really nearby or I’m going somewhere so fancy that I have to wear a clutch (which can’t fit an extra pair)!  The two-shoe life is brutal!

  • 18 katy // Apr 6, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    I clearly need to live in a city where we don’t walk so much!  Oh, to have a car…

  • 19 Nicolette // Apr 7, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    This dress caught my eye at Target the other day. Thought it was cute! I picked up a Fuschia/ purplish ankle length I’m hoping to post inspired by The Purple Dress Project this month.

  • 20 Paulina // Apr 9, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Adoooore those shoes!!

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