Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Lavender, Lemon and a Bee Attack


Y’all, I was totally attacked by a bee today.  Okay, he was probably just flying by, but I reacted like it was an attack by ducking and squealing and then laughing.  You know; as one does:


Not to worry though, I got it together enough to take pictures.  Sort of:



Like yesterday’s color combination of tomato and violet, today’s combination is one I’ve wanted to try for sometime.  Specifically, since the EBEW Pastels Challenge in which my lovely friend, Ana of She’s Addicted to Clothes, paired lavender and yellow.

My lavender and lemon pairing involves a thrifted lavender eyelet dress and a lemon-yellow cardigan (Target).  I added a multi-colored belt (thrifted) which allowed me to sneak in navy platform sandals (MRKT via DSW) and rust red earrings because I like to ground my pastels with non-pastels.

Is there a word for non-pastels?  I'm sure there is.  Does anyone know what it is?

Happy Wednesday, All!  Watch out for bees!

Gracey

26 comments:

  1. Non-pastels = brights? Saturated colors? Love the belt!

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  2. You look so cute! those shoes are fab :)

    Chioma
    CsEvolutionofStyle.com

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  3. Ooooh lemon and lavender IS lovely! Love this ensemble, and the way the multicolored belt works in the more saturated tones. Also, the bee avoidance pics are adaaaahhhrable! I react in the same way, except without laughing and with more terror-stricken-face.

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  4. That's what bees are for. They seem to love terrorizing us at the most inopportune times. They always swarm me when it's not socially acceptable to squawk extremely loudly.

    The Tall Blonde Artist

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  5. Again with the sherbet! How do you make it look so effortless and chic?!

    And I react like a 9-year-old girl when I see a bee. Seriously. Shrieking and squealing and running and flapping. EEEEEEEE!

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  6. gracey isn't the bee just part of the joy of spring? so glad you didn't get stung. i like this lavender ensemble. it reminds me of a garden party, with lemonade. :)

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  7. I freeze like a robot when there are bees around- not as funny a photo, I'm sure! I think maybe non-pastels is called solids? You look so sweet!
    --TS

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  8. This is such a fun color combination, and that belt makes me happy, too. :)

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  9. I'm enjoying your adventurous color combos lately. I liked the last one as well! (:

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  10. You must have been wearing a sweet scent! Thank goodness you weren't stung.

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  11. Glad you didn't get stung. The outfit is lovely.

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  12. Bees are mean! I am allergic to them and get a high fever when they sting me :( poor me, haha. Glad you are okay though! I love the pastel combo! x

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  13. Such a lovely dress! Love the colour combination!

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  14. You're braver than I! Bees cause me to run away, hollering, arms flapping.

    SUCH a pretty dress, Gracey!

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  15. Seriously, Gracey, I am in awe. We're roughly the same size, and you are somehow able to find such a wider variety of clothes! And especially shoes! I bow to you.

    Have you ever done/thought of doing some instructional posts on how/where you shop? I'd be really interested.

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    1. Grace, I'd absolutely love to do a post (or three) on this subject. Give me some time to get it together and then I'll get them posted!

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  16. The first post I ever read on your blog is one where you were being terrorized by bees. It made me laugh, feel bad for doing so, then laugh again. Ah, memories. :)

    You're inspiring me to take lavender and yellow for a spin.

    Jenn
    The Suburb Experiment

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  17. My first thought was: Oh, I love Gracey's new poses!!! Lol!
    I think I'm going to have to try a lavender and lime mix...thanks for that idea!

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  18. I love, love, love the shoes Kari

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  19. Love this Outfit and especially the color combination.

    XX,
    Jenny
    www.curvy-Life.com

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  20. OK, DAYS late, and many dollars short, but I'm so glad you liked the lemon/lavender combo, and I just adore this whole outfit. I'm sure the bee was just trying to have a closer look at how great you looked.

    Thanks for linking, and hooray again for lemon and lavender!

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  21. this color combo is toooo pretty!!

    xo,
    steffy
    http://steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com

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  22. Those shoes read purple via my computer screen. I was all, "OMG, where did she find shoes to match that killer dress?"

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  23. Carpenter bees have taken to teasing me during my afternoon photo sessions. So saucy! Anyway, your outfit makes me think of lemon lavender scones, so now I'm hungry. THANKS A LOT.

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  24. Love those bee shots. Adorable!

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