Monday, September 24, 2012

Inspiration Monday - They were all yellow

Good morning friends!  Welcome to Monday.  It was another good weekend gone by too fast.  I was able to spend time with family, a couple of college friends and went on a thrift date with Lori, not to mention I was able to spend some nice time with my Pants Monkey too.  Aren't those the best kind of weekends?  Anyway, it is Monday and here is today's Inspiration Monday choice - Olivia Palmero.

And here is my interpretation.  It's funny, I wasn't going to wear this yellow skirt and had even considered being done with this yellow skirt for the season, but after watching the Emmy's last night and seeing Julianne Moore's bright yellow dress I decided to go for it, especially when it's going to be warmer this afternoon.

Speaking of the Emmy's, I only got to watch the last hour or so, but from what I saw, did it seem like they were rushing to anyone else?  No, I don't want the winners to be allowed to drone on and on forever, but it just seemed like they were cutting them off super fast this year.  And I also felt like the presenters were speed reading the nominees too.  I don't know, I am all for keeping it to three hours but come on. Oh well.

I was happy to see Modern Family win again as we just started watching it this summer and it's comedy gold.  But, I would have liked to have seen the love spread around a bit too - I love me some Big Bang Theory too and think it's time for the nerds to have their day.  I've never watched Homeland - I honestly thought Breaking Bad would win, but they've also won a lot in the past too (for good reason - very intense but well done show), so maybe it's time for another show to shine in that category too.  And I'm sorry - best comedy actor - Jon Cryer, really?  Sorry to any fans, but that show is soooo past it's prime.

Back to my outfit, I do wish this yellow skirt was a little more on the mustard side - I think that might be a color I'll be looking for either in pants or a skirt to take me into winter a bit more.  But for today, this bright yellow guy works!

For more Inspiration Monday looks visit the two birds blog over here.  Have a great day!

Outfit rundown:
Sweater - New York and Company, thrifted
T-shirt - Mossimo, Target
Skirt - Shabby Apple via giveaway
Shoes - Mossimo, thrifted
Necklace - S&D
Bracelets - S&D, A Little Bird on Grand
Bag - Coach via consignment


  1. Love this inspiration! I actually just saved this look to my computer over the weekend. Your outfit is perfect. Glad you didn't put away that yellow skirt, because it is super cute. You can definitely take this into fall with you. Heather

  2. I am normally not a fan of yellow, but that skirt is very cute!! I watched about 10 minutes of the Emmys last night, and it did seem like they were rushing!

  3. i love that sweater! it's kind of military-esque! and i agree about jon far as im'm concerned, anything after ducky was downhill!

  4. Such a great skirt! I missed the Emmy's last night due to a concert, but I think I would have been disappointed.

  5. You look like lemon lime wonderfulness :) I bet your outfit brightens up everyone's Monday morning!

  6. I love the bright colors! So cute.
    Also, I just nominated you for the Liebster Award. You have a great style! Have a great Monday!

    -Mary @

  7. That cardigan is so cute with the pocket detailing! I watched the Emmys too but mostly for the fashion :)

    The Tiny Heart
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  8. Ah you look lovely, so cheerful, with a nice nod to autumn colours, so bright! That cardigan is really pretty and I like what you did with the necklaces and bracelets too- you look so stylish! I frankly look a crumpled mess this week!

  9. Your cardigan and bag are great! I loved all the yellow dresses at the Emmys!

  10. I like the inspiration!
    I totally agree with you on Jon cryer! Homeland is awesome and I'm really glad Damian Lewis won (though I do loooove Bryan Cranston) and I had no idea he was british haha really great American accent!

  11. I didn't see the Emmy's. I knew Modern Family would rock! I heard tho that the colors were turquoise and yellow and bright green, thanks to my fashionista (not) sister. hahahha.

  12. I lurv your look.... and if you are a Packer fan, your outfit does double duty! ;-)

  13. Gasp! Did I say gasp?! I mean GASP! I love that sweater jacket, especially with the yellow skirt. Ray of gorgeous colorful awesome~

    I missed the Emmy's. I usually skip award shows unfortunately!

  14. LOVE this color pallet - the green blazer is ADORBS!
    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:

  15. I love the sweater, it's got a nice jacket-but-cas feel to it. And the color is awesome!

  16. I refuse to believe there are winter clothes and summer clothes, or what have you! I think you've proven any rule can be bent - you've paired a summer skirt with a more winter top and they work together for this fall season!

  17. Look at you with the green and yellow -- so great! :)

  18. Love your outfit! The brighter yellow looks great, but I'm wishing I had some more of the mustard yellow color in my closet. Those pockets on your cardigan switch up the traditional cardigan a bit all those pockets!!

    Jess - J's Style

  19. I think your skirt is perfect, and I love your interpretation!

  20. I love your yellow skirt, but you knew that! Cute green sweater!

  21. I really like that grass green sweater.
    I didn't even watch the Emmy's. My whole line up of tv watching is: DWTS, AI, X-Factor, House Hunters, and Masterpiece Mysteries. That's it. I have never even seen any of these newish sitcoms. Is that sad? haha

  22. This color combo totally works on you! And what's better is that you are in Green Bay Packers colors :)


  23. popping over from Two Birds
    love that you used a skirt for the challenge
    great interpretation

  24. It appears bright yellow is still "in" right now since it was all over the red carpet. This outfit is totally on trend and a great interpretation of the original photo!


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