Cupcakes & Color Blocking

by Jessica Sturdy on April 19, 2011

I can’t tell you how excited I am for Pretty Shiny Sparkly‘s Bloggers Do It Better “assignment” series. I tend to play it safe with colors so I was anxious to try to break out of my comfort zone with the first assignment, Colorblocking or Bold Colorful Stripes.

I started out looking for bright or neon colors to work into my outfit for this post, but I couldn’t find much of anything I liked this past weekend at the mall. (I despise shopping trips where I can’t find what I’m looking for.) I’ve see so many adorable neon accessories lately, but couldn’t find any in my price range this past weekend. I didn’t want to look like neon trash so I decided to use pastels.

Sweater & Shorts: Banana Republic
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Shoes: Sperry Top-Sider
Necklace: Forever 21
Watch: Michael Kors

I got my inspiration for the colors in this outfit from the cute cupcake trinket holder I purchased on eBay last week. The color palette reminds me of a muted Lily Pulitzer print. I’m not exactly sure what the purpose of this little guy will be yet, but I just had to have it.

Here’s another one of the cupcake…

Check out all of the other looks for the first assignment!

(Photog: Megan H)

{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

designedbyann April 19, 2011 at 6:36 am

yay! you really matched the outfit to the cupcake! nice colors!
I think the cupcake is to store inside jewelry (as much as it can hold) :P

Anna

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Jessica April 19, 2011 at 9:24 am

Thanks! I’ll probably use it for my everyday earrings and rings…

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Still blonde after all these YEARS! April 19, 2011 at 7:29 am

Your outfits is one of my favorites so far! I love the coolness with the brights. Super great outfit! (THE WATCH!!!!)

Please visit me here and see how a 49 year old does Color Blocking! http://stillblondeafteralltheseyears.com/2011/04/color-blocking-two-ways-outfits-modeled-by-women-over-45/
The Chief Blonde!

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Jessica April 19, 2011 at 10:46 am

Thank you, that means a lot! I love your blog– I hope to still be blonde in many years! :)

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Rocquelle April 19, 2011 at 9:04 am

I really like that you did pastel color blocking..ADORABLE!

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Jessica April 19, 2011 at 9:23 am

Thank you!

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Martha April 19, 2011 at 10:34 am

Love those shoe lady!

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Jessica April 19, 2011 at 10:44 am

Thanks! I saw them on Zappos and HAD to have them.

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Lynzy April 19, 2011 at 10:41 am

AAwww I love this outfit! Those Sperry Topsiders are so adorable with this outfit. I adore your style and cannot wait to see more from you :)
xo Lynzy
http://sparklingfootsteps.blogspot.com

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Jessica April 19, 2011 at 10:47 am

Thank you so much! Your Color Blocking outfit was one of my favorites! :)

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Fashnlvr April 19, 2011 at 12:26 pm

You are cute beyond words!! I love your outfit with the hot pink flashes of color (bag and watch)!! You did great and your cupcake is so adorable!! The pink lipstick tops it all off!!

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Jessica April 19, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Thank you!! :)

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Chelsea April 19, 2011 at 4:32 pm

Love the look, esp. the bright pink and incorporation of the Sperry’s! I never would have thought of them, but they look fantastic!

- Chelsea @ Haute Child in the City (www.hautechildinthecity.com)

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Jessica April 19, 2011 at 9:00 pm

Thank you so much! Your Anthropologie dress was perfect for this post!

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Marissa April 19, 2011 at 7:36 pm

You are seriously a doll! Love the light colors, with touches of brights. This look is practical yet still chic! Just discovered your blog through BDIB; am now following you!

XO
Marissa

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Jessica April 19, 2011 at 9:03 pm

Thank you! I’m now following you as well!

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AquĆ­ April 19, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Love your satchel! color blocking is one of my favorite spring trends :)

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Jessica May 3, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Thanks! Mine too :)

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Strong Sense of Style April 19, 2011 at 10:06 pm

Hi Jessica, thanks for checking out my blog. Your post is super cute… looking forward to seeing more from you on bows and sequins! xo, Melissa

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Jessica May 3, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Thanks! Hopefully I won’t disappoint.. :)

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Nnenna April 19, 2011 at 10:41 pm

I love the color and subtle stripes on your sweater! And your neon pink bag is amazing! =)

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Jessica May 3, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Thanks girl!

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Michelle April 19, 2011 at 10:47 pm

I love your pastel color blocking! I might have to try something like it myself. And maybe get that bag. Its fabulous!!

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Jessica May 3, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Thank you! I need to start using this bag more…

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Vivian April 21, 2011 at 10:52 am

Hi Jessica! Found ur site thru PSS! LOVE your pastel color-blocking and the cupcake!

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Jessica May 3, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Thanks!!

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Miss Rockwell May 1, 2011 at 8:57 am

I love the fact that you chose pastels and added a bright accessories-too cute. And how adorable is your trinket holder-I want one!!! Your Sperry’s are the ish too-I’ve never seen floral ones!

http://thriftyandshameless.blogspot.com

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Jessica May 3, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Thank you! I knew I had to have the Sperrys when I saw them!

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