What I'm Wearing | Mixing Colors!

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As I'm sure, most of you have figured out that I LOVE color!  I am fearless when it comes to brights.  But it wasn't always that way.  I have a natural inclination towards black.  I use to say that black was my favorite color and it was obvious from my closet.  I can't even tell you how many black garments and shoes that I use to own.  And it would not be unusual to see me dressed in head to toe black.  So when I bit the proverbial bullet and cliff dived into a technicolor wardrobe, it was like being reborn.  I felt "free"!  I feel so a live!  I get so many compliments on what I'm wearing.
Out of all of the brights, I think yellow is one of my favorites.  I know a lot of people find yellow to be a difficult color to pull off.  Not me!  I love it and if I must say so myself, it looks great on me and compliments my skintone very well. 
I have no problem with pulling in ALL directions from the color wheel!  I love mixing warm and cool colors. And this is why I love turquoise and yellow!  I added a red belt and even though you can't see them, I have on red sandals.  And I used a white bag as a neutralizer.

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  1. Even though my style is pretty different than yours (I, uh, wear a lot of black and grey and other drabs, in a boho/layered/frumpy kind of way), I think you always look amazing. Bright colors really suit you and I look forward to seeing your outfits and inspiration. LOVE the yellow on you! It's like a bolt of pure sunshine.

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  2. I love color too and agree that it looks good on you. The yellow is amazing!

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  3. You do look good in colour! It's an inspiration to all of us who are still playing it safe.

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  4. I, too, have been trying to embrace color. I bought a pair of yellow pants and have been struggling with what to pair them with. I was tending towards black but you've given me new inspiration. ;-) Lovely as always!

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  5. Love the color mix! I made a yellow maxi also. I wore a blue tube top and white racer-back blouse over it. You inspire me even before I see it on you!! lol

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    1. Work that color onefromphilly! Thanks!

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  6. I have always loved your bold use of color, and I have to agree - yellow really really suits you :)

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  7. Great outfit. If you don't mind me asking , did you make the skirt and if so, what pattern did you use? I really like how it flows.

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    1. Denise, I did. It's a maxi skirt... 2 rectangles sewn together with elastic at the waist. No pattern needed. However, if you need assistance making one, check out Mimi G.'s blog. She has a great tutorial and video. Thanks!

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  8. Oh my gosh, I always say that black is my favorite color. :-) You've definitely inspired me to incorporate more color. I like it but tend to be lazy and just pull out something easy to pair up (black/brown/gray). Love this outfit on you!

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  9. I just love you, Erika. Your colours, your style, and much more.
    Coming up with a similar colour mix. Will send you details so you can check it out.

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  10. I like the happy colors!

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  11. You look stunning, as per usual. You do have a way with combining colours that I would never think to put together, and end up looking magnificent. I usually put a colour with a lighter or darker shade of the same colour. You're inspiring me to step out of my "shade" box a lil.

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  12. HI Erica, I've followed you for a little bit now and have to tell you I love what you can do with a sewing machine!! You are extremely talented.
    I too am just now experimenting with color. My closet is in transition :) black and greys in one section and color and bold prints in another. And you are absolutely right - color makes me feel free too!!
    Have a great weekend. Gretchen

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  13. You look fabulous in those colors! Yellow is my favorite also, but I'm one of those that can't really wear it well, so I bought myself a beautiful pair of yellow shoes for spring and summer.

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  14. Looking fabulous, dear! :D (as always...)

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  15. Just found your blog...and I am so glad I did. Awesome sewing (to say the least!)

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  16. Your clothes are always so amazing and this outfit is no different.

    The colors certainly do suit you.

    May I ask what type of fabric you used for the skirt? It flows beautifully.

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  17. Thanks Joy! It's rayon jersey.

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  18. Erika, I love, love , love the colors! You always amaze me with you since of color and style!

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  19. Nice! I especially like the yellow maxi skirt. I just made a tankini in the same bright colors+ white in the reverse-yellow top with a blue and a white stripe, blue bottom.

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