Cupcakes & Color Blocking

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)

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  1. 4.19.11
    designedbyann commented:

    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) 😛


    • 4.19.11
      Jessica commented:

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

  2. 4.19.11

    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!
    The Chief Blonde!

    • 4.19.11
      Jessica commented:

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

  3. 4.19.11
    Rocquelle commented:

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

  4. 4.19.11
    Martha commented:

    Love those shoe lady!

    • 4.19.11
      Jessica commented:

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

  5. 4.19.11
    Lynzy commented:

    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

    • 4.19.11
      Jessica commented:

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

  6. 4.19.11
    Fashnlvr commented:

    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!!

  7. 4.19.11
    Chelsea commented:

    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 (

    • 4.19.11
      Jessica commented:

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

  8. 4.19.11
    Marissa commented:

    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!


    • 4.19.11
      Jessica commented:

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

  9. 4.19.11
    Aquí commented:

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

  10. 4.19.11

    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

    • 5.3.11
      Jessica commented:

      Thanks! Hopefully I won’t disappoint.. 🙂

  11. 4.19.11
    Nnenna commented:

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

  12. 4.19.11
    Michelle commented:

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

    • 5.3.11
      Jessica commented:

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

  13. 4.21.11
    Vivian commented:

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

  14. 5.1.11
    Miss Rockwell commented:

    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!

    • 5.3.11
      Jessica commented:

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