2.13.2012

The True Beauty Files: Contrast

First, I wanted to thank you so much to each of you for your sweet words and condolences you have sent about my grandfather. I continue to be amazed by you!
Last weekend, we got a beautiful dose of warmer weather and sunshine. I think God knew I needed it before the long week ahead. I never think twice about wearing brights in the middle of winter.
{Scarf, Neon Cardi: F21, Striped Tee: H&M, Jeans: Gap, Shoes: Francesca's, Bracelets: c/o Poshlocket}

Style Word: Balance out color on color with a neutral color underneath, and make it pop by working in a pattern such as stripes or polka dots:)

Up for discussion:
Did you watch the grammy's?
Who was your vote for best dressed?
I find the contrast of Nicki Minaj  and Adele almost comical. Both been given an immense amount of media attention in Hollywood, but one drew herself much disgust and disrespect (don't get me started on her performance!) and the other earned the awe and increased love and admiration of fans. Incredible how what you wear can speak volumes about who you are.

Adding the link tool this week so you can link up your outfit posts! (The true Beauty Files posts receive over 4,000 views) Since its been a few, feel free to use a post from the past week! Just grab a button or text link back to this original post!

P.S. Vanessa featured me in a Wonder woman Interview. *blush. You can see the post here.
P.S.S. Today is the last day for the THEIT Camera Bag giveaway and I will be posting a new I {Heart} my readers giveaway tomorrow!


The True Beauty Files:
A lookbook for the modern modeste.
"The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It's the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows & the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years." 
~ Audrey Hepburn

54 comments:

  1. Anna you are so beautiful...this outfit is so inspiring for now and spring. Just catching up on your posts. Sorry, that I have not read about your Grandfather yet...will do! Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

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  2. love all your different colors and the stripes!!

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  3. Hello lovely Anna, hope you're doing well after a tough weekend. I've linked up for today, and I really don't think anyone knocked it out of the park dress wise at the Grammy's but I do think Adele looked pretty darn cute.

    xoxo
    www.natatashafatah.blogspot.com

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  4. Love the bright scarf and cardi. Seriously cute.

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  5. those jeans are adorable!! you look so cute!

    drop by allister bee soon!

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  6. you're very good with your colors and patterns! i get so inspired.

    you are in my prayers, anna!

    cheers.

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  7. love your look! adele was so refreshing at the grammys. i also ADORED her hair & her polka dot dress.

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  8. Great look! You inspire me so much with your color choices.

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  9. I love those jeans so much!!! They look amazing on you.

    xoxo, Jjanga
    Check out my Birchbox giveaway!
    www.sayhelloandsmile.blogspot.com

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  10. Gap pants are the best. Cute outfit!

    http://bronsonbloopers.blogspot.com

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  11. I LOVE your bright colors! you look beautiful!

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  12. This looks wonderful - so bright and cheerful! Am sorry about your loss Anna! I was terribly sad when my grandma died 3 years ago, she was so special to me. Now i feel, we still do have a connection somehow. xx

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  13. nice blog!



    Jasmin
    http://www.my-berlin-fashion.com/

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  14. Beautiful woman, inside and out, always!
    Love your bright scarf and cardigan!
    It sure brightens up these chilly days!
    Thanks so much for your sweet words on my post today!
    So glad I linked up! and thanks again for all you stand for!

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  15. Love the brightness of this outfit!

    I did watch the grammy's and Nicki Minaj just freaks me out in general. It wasn't just about how she dressed for me...that was odd in itself, but along with how she performed is what got to me. I honestly felt as though she was pretending to be possessed. Scary stuff.

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  16. I love the stripes under the sweater with the pop of fun color from the scarf. You're making me think of spring. Yay!

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  17. Love the bright colors together Anna. Looking good as always!

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  18. Such a pretty look. I love the touch of nautical and the peek of stripes.

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

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  19. seriously one of my favorite looks! i love brights, but balance is def what makes or breaks it.
    love love love this

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  20. Indeed loving those bright colors in this dreary weather :)

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  21. I like this outfit! I always like the way you dress :)

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  22. Once again, another amazing outfit! Love the pink and yellow together :)

    Since I'm in SA I didn't get to watch the grammy's (boo!) but am enjoying looking at all the red carpet pictures and browsing through everyone's grammy posts :)

    xxx
    Jenna

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  23. So sorry to hear about your wonderful Grandfather, sounds like an amazing man. My thoughts are with you and your family.

    On a happier note, the colors in that outfit make the snowy dreary day we are having seem shiny and bright!

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  24. Anna, I love the color combo you've got going on here! Thanks for hosting!

    PS...Praying for your family, friend xoxo
    M

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  25. Your outfit is great. I think you should wear that color pink every day..... it looks great on you! DVR'd the show last night but can't wait to check out the looks..... I can only imagine! :)

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  26. Love the outfit! I like how you used the stripes, especially.

    We stayed up late for the Grammy's last night, and I totally agree with you. I already knew it was Adele's night, but her poise completely impressed me, whereas Nicki Minaj made me cringe all-around.

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  27. Love this look, so cheerful!
    I agree, Adele was stunning!! xx

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  28. Great outfit! SO sorry about your grandfather. :(

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  29. Sorry about your grandfather!

    I believe in what you said about Adele... she proved you don't need all those props to be a real star... all it takes is talent!

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  30. Anna, I am so sorry to just be reading about your Grandpa now. I am thinking of you. You look very gorgeous, as always, in your photos though :) xoxo

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  31. Flawless. I am always in awe with your ability mix pops of color! Just stunning!

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  32. I really love this look. The colors that you've mixed together is perfect. You look so chic but it's such an easy look.
    Sarah
    http://comingunstitched.blogspot.com

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  33. I love everything about Adele - she looked so classy and elegant and her voice is AMAZING.

    And I love your outfit too! Such a great mix of colors!

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  34. love this outfit especially because of all of the color! and yup, totally watched the grammys - love adele and bruno mars!!! and yes, let's not even go there with nicki manaj.

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  35. dear friend - I've missed your blog! u look beautiful and oh so classy! glad to see you shining. so sorry about your loss and thankful for the sweet comment on my blog. can't wait to catch up :)

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  36. You look really beautiful, love the colours together!

    http://styleservings.blogspot.com/

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  37. I L-O-V-E the colors in this outfit - you look so pretty! And the stripes underneath are too cute :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  38. Anna, I didn't comment yesterday but I just wanted to let you know how much I was thinking and praying for your family after the passing of your grandfather. He sounds like he led such an amazing life full of love.

    I really want to start linking up for the Monday, I'm going to try next week for sure! I just never do outfit posts and they make me a little nervous :-) I want to get over that!

    xoxo
    eileen

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  39. This is the most brilliant little series!!! I'm always a supporter of bringing more modesty to the fashion world...it can be cute and still be covered! (c: The only thing that makes me sad? I didn't think of it!!! (c: Smooches, Anna girl!

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  40. Hi Anna! I love the outfit! Are you shoes boots with heels? They look so cute!

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  41. you're so pretty. Love the pops of color piled on top. my favorite neon things right now are neon pink and tan stripes. love it.

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  42. Wow really love the your outfit and the color combo! I need my yellow in my wardrobe!

    http://fitcraftystylishandhappy.blogspot.com/

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  43. I linked up! I just love your outfit! I've never considered neon before, and you wear it in such a stylish and calm way. So cute!

    I watched the Grammy's too, and I wasn't impressed with Nicki's performance. She was a little out there for me haha.

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  44. LOVE the stripes and bright cardi! You look adorable!! xoxo, Paula

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  45. The bright shades make winter feel less dreary! :)

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  46. love these colors on you anna! you would look amazing in a potato sack. lol

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  47. You looked fab dear! Love how you played with the colours. Oh yes, Adele stole the show. I thought Nicki was a joke, seriously. ;)

    Fiona

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  48. Hope your grandpa is doing well Anna, I did catch a little bit of the grammy and my favorite that night was Taylor Swift's dress! She looked so gorgeous and I simply love how humble that girl is!

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  49. Why are you so adorable! I just found you. Following!

    The Fashionable ESQ

    http://www.thefashionableesq.blogspot.com/

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  50. I have a cardigan that looks just like yours! I never would have thought of pairing it with those colors!

    Love it!

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