Saturday, June 22, 2013

A Colourful Jaunt Through DC

We were in DC for Memorial Day weekend. I packed extremely light and colourfully - almost to a fault.

What follows is evidence that DC is so pretty, as well as that travelling with bright pieces can be a great alternative to sticking with neutrals. 

J Crew Minnie

Marni for H&M jacket, Mango mesh cutout tee, J Crew Minnie pants, Ferragamo My Joy ballerina flats, Hermes bag and bracelets, Ray Ban special edition wayfarers, Michael Kors watch

Karen Walker for Anthropologie Dolly Chambray Dress, J Crew necklace (sim), Red Valentino sandals (on sale here, here and here)
Sarah Bell Anthropologie

Jacqueline Shift dress

Lilly Pulitzer Jacqueline shift dress (sim)

Colour or print-mixing is generally an exercise in experimentation. My only advice - keep one item colour-free. My neutral footwear that weekend hopefully prevented me from looking as if a rainbow threw up on me.


  1. Further proof that the Marni collaboration was the best thing H&M has done- that jacket plays so well with these different pieces! The bright brights was an excellent choice, and I am in awe of the brilliant and fearless layering with the cottage blouse! Bravo- now that's an excellent example of smart outfit planning...

  2. I love how you styled the cottage blouse Usha!!! It looks beautiful with the bold blue and pink!! I always tend to wear it that blouse with neutrals so thank you for the inspiration!! The yellow shift dress is adorable too!!

  3. I find myself getting bolder with my color choices more and more. They seem to put me in a good mood :)

  4. I wished I was in DC when you came to visit! In any case, I think all your outfits were great - bright and fun. And erm, so loving your H Evelyne!

  5. Love how you styled that dress. Lovely pictures.