Wednesday, 9 July 2014

What I Wore Wednesday: Summer Pops of Colour

I'm a big fan of bright colours and one of my favourite things about summer is being able to wear pops of colour. So I thought this week I'd share my favourite colourful things I am loving so far this summer.



Neon Friendship Bracelets- Bijou Brigitte

I always like to try and get something when we are on vacation and since I'm only rocking maternity clothes these days I knew it would be accessories this trip. I really wanted a set of brightly coloured neon bracelets so I knew what to keep my eye out for when NotBlondeHusband and I had a wee wander in Perpignan. I found these bracelets, which are all connected with one clasp, at Bijou Brigitte (where I got the braided bead bracelet I wore to BritMums last year).

I love the different textures of friendship bracelet- braided thread, leather and metal and especially the bright colours! It brightens up my wrist and makes me smile and really what more can you ask for from an accessory?


Woppin' Watermelon Chubby Stick-Clinique

I try not to get sucked into "freebies" you get with magazines but this one sucked me in and I'm so glad it did! I really struggle to find lip colours that match my complexion but don't look strange to me since I have dark-ish lips. I got this Clinique Chubby Stick for free with Glamour magazine which I only paid £2 for at the store. Clinique's cult chubby sticks retail for £17!  I love that you can layer on as much or as little colour as you like to get a perfect shade that blends into a colour that suits you.

Most pink lip colours look strange to me since I'm used to seeing darker lips but this is absolutely perfect. It is probably a wee bit light to wear outside of the summer months but I don't care and for £2 I will totally get a fair use out of it!




Old Navy Flipflops

When I go home to Ohio I always go to Old Navy. I only wear Old Navy jeans (if you are hourglass get the Sweetheart, they'll change your life) and once every year or so I get new flipflops. First they are ridiculously cheap--I think at most they only ever cost you £2.50 and they come in lots of colours.  I bought light purple and fuchsia this year but have had baby blue, dark purple and green in the past (they are probably in my closet who am I kidding). 

We don't get tons of flip flop weather in Scotland but the very second I can get away with wearing them I do. Also being pregnant my feet aren't the biggest fans of shoes so I will be wearing them whenever it isn't raining. Again the bright colours make me happy and means my feet don't get sore on my commute, too!

What is your favourite way to add pops of colour to your style?





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64 comments:

Melaina25 said...

love all these colors! normally i add a pop of color in my outfit through my necklaces and bracelets :)

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Melaina25 said...

Where in Ohio are you from? We're in Akron/Cleveland! So cool to meet other Midwest bloggers, even if you were smart enough to get out! ;)

Melaina25 said...

Those bracelets are so cute - and love the flip flops!! Definitely agree about adoring color!!! Thank you for hosting, have a lovely week!

Lauren Xx
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Melaina25 said...

Amen to lovely pops of color for Summer Melaina....those colorful bracelets and flip flops definitely made me smile!!!!


Rebecca
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Melaina25 said...

Am super envious about the Old Navy flip flops for £2.50 - what an absolute bargain!

Melaina25 said...

I adore Clinique chubby sticks the perfect pop of colour for summer x

Melaina25 said...

Old Navy just had a $1 flip flop sale. I always get a pair or two every year because you can afford to throw them away each year...haha. Sort of wasteful, but flip flops get so gross!

Melaina25 said...

That lip color looks like the perfect amount of pop! I will have to check it out soon!

Melaina25 said...

You can never have too many accessories, right?! I haven't tried the chubby stick, but I have a similar drug store one I love!

xo, Amy Ann

The Real Arnolds

Melaina25 said...

I love Old Navy flip flops!

Melaina25 said...

Loving that arm candy!

Melaina25 said...

Those bracelets are too cute-- and I love trying new lip colors! I will have to check out that Clinique one!

Sara

Melaina25 said...

Love colours in the summer!! Those bracelets are very cute & you can never go wrong with owning flip-flops in every colour:)
Marta
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Melaina25 said...

I love those flip flops better than the more expensive ones, mine have lasted me years! :) thank you for hosting! :)

uris

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Melaina25 said...

I love bright lips in the summer! It's an easy way to look put together without needing to pile on the makeup in the heat.

Melaina25 said...

great...nice compilation and great looks
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Melaina25 said...

I used to have Old Navy flip flops in every single color back in the day! This makes me miss them, will have to grab a new pair now! Thanks for sharing!

Melaina25 said...

Oh man, your magazines include gifts!? Canada is lacking.

Arielle from Tangled Musings

Melaina25 said...

Loving the bright colors for summer!
xo Toni
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Melaina25 said...

Bright colors are so fun for summer! I love to add some bright statement jewelry to make my outfits more fun!


Nicole
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Melaina25 said...

We did some accessorising on our shopping trip to - I think the wands finished the outfits off beautifully, what do you reckon?

Melaina25 said...

Summer is always a great time to infuse color into your wardrobe. I definitely like to do little bursts of color like bracelets since I tend to stick to a very neutral color palette day to tray.
Great Post


Polina
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Melaina25 said...

Those bracelets are so much fun! I also love chubby sticks. I may have a few in my purse right now ;)

xo Jackie

Something About That

Melaina25 said...

I usually make my nails my pop of color, but I love a fun lip color every now and then too! I haven't tried the Clinique chubby sticks yet, but I really like my Revlon ones. Maybe I'll have to try them out!

Melaina25 said...

I love those Clinique Chubby Sticks.

Melaina25 said...

Love Clinique Chubby Sticks! The Intense version are my fave.

Melaina25 said...

Those bracelets are soo Pretty!! <3

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Melaina25 said...

Thanks! Technically it is just one!

Melaina25 said...

This was my first chubby stick experience but I love it!

Melaina25 said...

I'm loving this one might have to try more!

Melaina25 said...

Bright manis are the best!

Melaina25 said...

I might have to investigate other colours!

Melaina25 said...

It's great way to jazz up a dull outfit!

Melaina25 said...

A wand is always a good idea ;)

Melaina25 said...

Gotta love summer fun :)

Melaina25 said...

I need to move somewhere warm so I can do bright year round!

Melaina25 said...

Not every month but at least a few out of the year, yes!

Melaina25 said...

They are so great because they're so cheap it doesn't matter if you run them in to the ground!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks!

Melaina25 said...

Right? Who wants foundation on in the heat?

Melaina25 said...

They are so comfy, too!

Melaina25 said...

Gotta make sure you match all of your summer wardrobe :)

Melaina25 said...

Def. check it out!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks! I'm pretty sure it is like the French Claire's but I love shopping there when abroad!

Melaina25 said...

I'd live in them year round if I could!

Melaina25 said...

You can never own too many but wear too many....well... lol :)

Melaina25 said...

Def. look for it!

Melaina25 said...

If they are worn down thrown them out; nothing wrong with that! $1 is even cheaper than two for $5 lol.

Melaina25 said...

Totally!

Melaina25 said...

This was my first time trying them but I love it!

Melaina25 said...

I'm pretty sure it's a Euro Claire's but I love it!

Melaina25 said...

That was a total mistype they are only $2.50!

Melaina25 said...

I know how to make the ropey looking ones still I think!

Melaina25 said...

Yay! That's what accessories should do right?

Melaina25 said...

Who doesn't love colour?

Melaina25 said...

I'm from Cincinnati so other end of Ohio! I love Cincinnati; it has changed so much since I left for college!

Melaina25 said...

I just love that it doesn't look clowny/thick if you know what I mean? It blends in perfectly!

Melaina25 said...

I'd wear flip flops year round if I could!

Melaina25 said...

Old Navy flip flops are my jam!

Melaina25 said...

I know I'm so excited that I could possibly wear them the whole time this pregnancy!

Melaina25 said...

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Melaina25 said...

hey sweetheart!

such a lovely post! love your style and your outfits!

i think that are outfits look really similar!

i would love to stay in touch with you! We can also

cooperate in the near future!!

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Melaina25 said...

I want everything you have featured x

Melaina25 said...

OMG you have the cutest baby bump I've ever seen. I think pregnancy is so beautiful and enhances a woman's natural beauty.