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Catching Rae

Among the Flowers

Occasion: Client Appointment, Writing Workshop
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Outdoor Temps: 59°F
Activity Level: Moderate
Wearing: Doma leather jacket (Ebay), Lululemon "&Go City Trek Trousers" (Ebay), J. Crew "Perfect Shirt" (flea market), Kate Bosworth for Matisse "Lois" Mules (Ebay), Brahmin "Louise Rose" satchel (Ebay), butterfly wing pendant (Shop Soul Boutique, Covington, LA)

I'm so thrilled for our Spring weather and the opportunity to bust out my new shoes! Wee! I had been looking to update my black pumps for a while, and these little mules packed the perfect blend of quirk and restraint for me. Plus, the lucite block heel makes them feel so light and airy without sacrificing any stability, so I can still run around and get 'er done during the day.

This season, my brain has been screaming at me to adjust my color schemes. In the past, I've been more interested in complementary combinations like orange and blue but, this year, adjacent combos like this yellow and olive ensemble just seem more like me. 

The effect of adjacent colors is a little bit quieter, more subtle, and more artistic than a complementary pairing - which feels good

Since I do need bright color and contrast near my face, I didn't want to go for an all-tonal outfit. Instead, I made sure to wear one of my favorite brights near my face and temper it with a subtle white print shirt and subdued olive trousers on the bottom. 

P.S. If you haven't tried on a pair of Lululemon's City Trek Trousers, you are missing out on a seriously. comfortable. dress. pant. I really really really really hope they make them in brown someday, even though that hasn't typically been a Lulu color (a girl can dream).

Yellow and olive together could easily feel too autumnal to be appropriate for Spring, but bringing in details that are light and bright - white, nude, polished metal, dainty chains, lucite heels, and floral bag embellishment - easily adjusts for a fresh and lighthearted look. 

Have you been itching to try new colors this season that never pulled at your heart before? Are you evolving in some other way?