Tuesday, October 4, 2011

MNG by Mango - Mission # 3


There's always a bright side.  Even if it starts raining cats and dogs right after these pics were taken :-/


Suit: Zara (similar trousers here. Add a shirt instead - doesn't have to be a blazer).  Striped top: MNG by Mango. Brogues: Topshop (love). Bag: Coach vintage. Necklace: Second hand shop (thrift). Hat: ASOS. Disclosure: This campaign is produced by Style Coalition and sponsored by jcpenney.


I've definitely noticed something about me from years ago vs. now.  I don't wear head to toe black like I used to.  Thing is, I never knew that I was until Michael plus a close friend pointed it out.  I must have been in such a 'coma' of auto-dressing that I didn't see it.  For years.

If you showed my former 'darker' self the above pictures (or this jumpsuit), she would've laughed: 'you've got to be bloody kidding. I am NOT wearing that.'

Now I love colour and have put away my all black uniform. Surprising bit though is that it actually feels better.   If any of this rings true with you, I hope you feel inspired enough here to try something different.  More why nots. Less why should I.

For this MNG for Mango challenge I teamed their striped top with a fuschia suit.  Wearing classics are synonyms with Parisians so I twisted a classic suit to make it more me.  

The former all black wearing Karen would never have approved. 

 


43 comments:

  1. Love the spark of pink! & THose shoes... totally FIERCE! :D

    Have a Good Day!

    David

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  2. the stripes and the red are perfect. obsesssed with ur blog!!

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  3. a navy suit would have been perfect for that mango striped tee. this red colour calls more for a black and white stripe worn with those black brogues youve posted on.

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  4. I love this pink! Look awesome. I'm a former all black offender myself!

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  5. To take a suit and wear it in a pink color is sheer genius and I love playing around with strips in different colors. It really does work in colors other than black/white or navy/white. Excellent styling Karen, you took a classic look and made it yours!!

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  6. I love how the color modernises such a classy look. beautiful!!!!

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  7. love that suit, amazing color!

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  8. Love it! I used to be devoted to black as well. I still have fab moments in black, but I am rarely without color. Great outfit. xo

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  9. Wearing more colour = the very right thing to do! If only I had guts to work it, though... :o)

    You look absolutely fantastic in fuschia!

    x

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  10. really amazing outfit!
    <3

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  11. beautiful Karen love this color!
    And I have the same floppy hat!

    ☆ Letizia




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  12. I am totally with you on having a former "darker" side! I love this and the jumpsuit to which you linked to as well!

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  13. You look stunning in that suit!! Love how bright pink looks on you!! Good choice.
    xx, Clochet.

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  14. That hot pink is amazing! But to be honest I was more taken away by that gorgeous necklace! Where on this funky dunky earth did u get that?

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  15. That hot pink is amazing! But to be honest I was more taken away by that gorgeous necklace! Where on this funky dunky earth did u get that?

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  16. the shoes are so cute ..love them ♥

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  17. Great mix and amazing suit! :)

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  18. Love the pink suit~

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  19. This is so amazing- that suit is brilliant

    xo Camilla

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  20. That suit is fantastic, the perfect color for you. You look extremely youthful in these photos.

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  21. Cute shoes!

    XO Charlotte
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  22. love it, gorgeous shoes!!! Following :)

    xo Emma

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  23. Fabulous colored suit. I've been on a search for one, and you've inspired me to keep looking!

    Xx

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  24. this suit looks amazing with the stripes and I absolutely love your shoes

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  25. this suit is the answer to my prayers!

    doees it come in different colours? it is incredible!!

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  26. LOVE that color on you!

    xx

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  27. The suit amazing color gives a whole new level to its classic shape.

    Shocking pink always makes me think about Elsa Schiaparelli and blooming flowers.

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  28. Love this outfit, you look great! Enjoying your blog :) x

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  29. OMG - what a great suit!! Looks amazing!!

    xo

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  30. I used to be the same. Then was obsessed with colors. I remember once I wore fuschia pants, bright turqouise top & a neon pink scarf. A guy asked me if I was a raver haha. Now I'm in between.

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  31. I am loving those shoes!

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  32. I love this look! I'm still not bold enough to wear electric bright pants, but I love fuscia, and I'm also purposely gravitating away from black and toward more color. Gorgeous from heat to toe!

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  33. I'm so in love with this suit but we never got it in our Zara stores...it looks great though!

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  34. this is SUPER bold, and i LOVE it.
    you totally rock the colors, glad you got out of your 'black coma'
    :)

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  35. Agree with you 100%. I've added green, red and yellow pants and colorful tops to my closet for fall and cannot wait to wear them. currently sporting yellow jeans, I might add. It definitely feels better. Am sure I will return to my all black monochrome looks one day but for now, it's all about color!

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  36. I have this exact bag, got it from the vintage store I work at. LOVE this suit. Looks fab xx

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