Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Color Me Wild

...and orange and all those things that could be considered muted yet bold at the same time.

I'm just returning to Atlanta after spending two amazing weeks at home in D.C. Coming back here is always tough for me, especially when I had the best time thrifting, getting together with some darling girlfriends, designing new jewelry with my mami, shopping with super old gift cards (I'm talking Christmas from 2 years ago!) and hitting G'town, where all things great art and shopping kinda come together.

This amazing sleeveless jacket cargo vest was a hidden gem at a large dept. store that I immediately scooped up with one of those gift cards. Not sure if you can see, but the piping has some incredible touches of rouching and the quality of the material is softer than your best lotion. Gasp.

So, on a day I planned for a chic sushi dinner w/one of my most fashion-conscious girlfriends, it decided to pour with a vengeance. I gave the rain some time to pass before I got myself together. A bit of dry land and decided to finally rock my new shoes. I was lucky enough to have my main photog around the corner who offered to come by before I headed into the city.

The shoes are hot and entirely too comfortable for sure. So far my shoe & <3 affair that topples all other purchases, but the fun part of this look are the shorts, which were full out, dorky jeans 15 years ago. I've cut them shorter and shorter each yr. and finally came to this perfect-for-me length. Did you see the waist and those buttons?! Hardest jeans to wear a shirt over, hence the cropped top which I found at an antique store ions ago, too, but I can't get enough of them.

And the sunnies and clutch? I'll talk those up later, but they're my absolute favorite and best buy in my accessory collection.

Shoes: c/o Aldo; Bag: vintage; Top: antique; Vest: Tahari; Shades: vintage Versace; Shorts: vintage Calvin Klein; Lucite cuff: Max Azria; Necklace: H&M; Bracelet & Rings: hodgepodge of designers and F21; Pictures by RH Media Group.

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LaDue & Crew said...

I LOVE it! Only you can rock this look... but I may wrestle you for the shoes, lol!!

Jamie said...

Love the shoes! Definitely a great look on you. And details on the jacket and sunglasses.l, please?

Flashes of Style said...

Looove all the colors! Just perfect <33



Gioanny said...

Absolutely beautiful, I LOVE THE SHOES! Who are the by?

Eliana said...

Me entanta el look chica! You look totally fab.

AJ said...

Those shoes came from Aldo? Really! They are hot! Love, love, love the lucite bangles! I finally own a couple and they are my fave accessories. Would love to go thrifting with you.

Bren Herrera said...

LaDue: ooh we girl, we'd have to fight for the shoes. aren't they fabulous. Thanks for checking it out! ;)

Jamie: thanks!

Flashes of Style: Thanks! It was fun and comfortable.

Gioanny: They're by ALDO! Hot, right!

Eliana: gracias, chica. dios mio son tan cute.

AJ: They commissioned a designer to come up with a line. They debuted in UK and finally came here. They sold out pretty quickly. And yes! Let's go thrifting I'm home next.

Jennifer Fabulous said...

This outfit is ADORABLE!! I love that sleeveless jacket and those shoes are insane!! xoxo

Sara Shoemaker said...

these pictures are great! you've got a great photographer. cute outfit too, I am loving those Shoes!!!

House of Shoes

Daria Hutt said...

¡Qué preciosidad de sandalias! Me encanta ese estampado tribal!!


♥ El blog de moda de Daria Hutt

vintage process said...

I love your look!

Capitol de BEAUTE said...

Ah!!!!!! Those shoes!!!!! Ah!!!!!

Lisa said...

You look stunning! Love the fresh colours and materials. In the first pic you really remind me of Chloe Sevigny :)

Lisa said...

Aw, thank you for your comment!! You're so sweet! I'm gonna follow you too! :)

Claire M. said...

Gorgeous outfit I like it so much

Claire M.


I adore that colour on you + those amazing shoes, just gorgeous AND those pictures are so beautiful too. Happy Friday hun. xx veronika

Martina said...

Me encantan tus zapatos y tu bolso!

Bren Herrera said...

Martina: gracias, chica! los zapato son super comodos, tambien! :) abrazos.

Girl & Closet: thanks! it's such a great color, over all! :) And s/out to my phootg. He's definitely wonderful to work with!

Claire M: Thanks! See you soon!

Lisa: love having made the connection!

Capitol de Beaute: Thanks luvie! Aren't they fabulous! I need to see how others are rocking them!

Vintage Process: Thanks! ;)

Daria: verdad, nena! Graicas. un look que me'ecanta los zapatos tambien especialmente porque tiene ese sentido de tribalidad!

Sarah: thanks hun. I do love my photog! he's great .

Jennifer: glad you like! The jacket really is special! go-to piece for the season.

C & M said...

WOW! the photos of your outfit is reallly stunning! your skin is glowing! and you really suit the colours :):)
love ur blog

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

hey beautiful! i am loving the toned, sexy/chic look and of course, as always your accessorizing is brilliant! i can see you do have the good weather, so lucky. we're still in holding pattern for ours to arrive. the trip sounded incredible, so glad you had the best of times.

oh and i gotta say, we saw Lauryn Hill the other night and she was perfection. i'll be posting about it soon but just had to tell you she rocked our V-town house like nobodies business. none of that Atlanta non-sense at all, thankfully! happy weekend Bren! ♥

Bad Joan said...

Amazing outfit! Love everything especially the shoes!

Natasha said...

Those shoes are so amazing! I love this whole outfit!

Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired

Unknown Mami said...

I love orange. You know what else I love? Big substantial rings. I don't wear much jewelery, but I almost always wear a huge ring of some sort. Love them.

Michele R. said...

i adore the tribal vibe of this look on you. you wear those shoes so well. and the shades are great! and, i love sushi, too! who doesn't

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