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Colorphile Series: Awesomely Analogous Color Schemes

Fellow Color Junkies, meet my friend Color Wheel.

She’s pretty awesome, incredibly inspiring, doesn’t eat my last cookie, and is often underutilized by others who haven’t taken the time to know her. Let’s change all that.

Ms. Color Wheel is simple in theory, though like any woman, she tends to become crazy complex and confusing if too much is revealed about her too soon. Our goal here is to begin to understand why and how colors look good together, therefore opening up new possibilities in our brains, that leads to creating new and awesome outfits. Hollah!

There are several color schemes on the color wheel to discuss, but for today we’re just going to tackle one of them. Analogous Color Schemes. Heard of them? Buckle your seat belts, ladies, cause after today you’ll be creating harmonious color combinations that make your friends go “ooh” and your colleagues say “ahh.”

Exhibit A: Analagous Color Scheme

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Analagous Color Schemes are colors that make nice with their next door neighbors on the color wheel, just like the example above. Analagous color schemes are usually colors found in nature and are really nice to look at. In short, it’s like ecstasy for your eyes. The key to making your starting color and your new next door neighbor colors work together is ensuring only one is dominant. The second color should be supportive, and the third color just acts as an accessory.

Wearing: Pants-Anthropologie AG Stevie Ankle, Top-J.Crew Short Sleeve Crepe Top, Necklace-Anthropologie Sparked Agate Bib Necklace, Shoes-Born Arletta

Your third (or 4th) accessory color could be an actual color if you like, or a neutral, like black, white, gray, or a metallic….like I did here.

It muddles things up if you use too many colors. Yes, technically you can use 2 – 6 colors for this particular color scheme, however limiting Analogous Color Schemes to 3 or 4 colors is wise so as not to look like a paint strip from head to toe. Also, combining warm colors (red, orange, and yellow) and cool colors (blue, green, and violet) won’t fly for creating a harmonious, analogous color scheme.

The only other issue in dealing with Analogous Color Schemes is making sure you have a little bit of contrast between your 3 colors. The colors I used in this outfit are similar in vibrancy; however, the brightness of the green edges out the competition from the blue, being helped out slightly by the sparkle of frosting at my neck.

I saw a similar color scheme years ago in a Real Simple magazine.

The woman in Green and Blue, obviously.

I drooled all over it. Then I tore the page out and pinned it up on an inspiration board in my house. (Thank goodness for Pinterest, or every wall in my house would be covered with freakin’ magazine pages)!

I did a variation of this color combination some time ago as well.

An “Inspired by” the Real Simple article look.

Notice though that I added in a third color that does not stick with the Analogous color scheme rules. Bonus points for the first person who can name what kind of color scheme it morphed into.

So, fellow color junkies….a challenge to you all:  Send me a pic of you rocking an Analogous color look. Now that you’re all experts on the topic…..I’m dyin’ to see what you come up with.

xoxo Molly

P.S. Please send them to molly@anthromollogies.com by September 29th, and I’ll put together a post featuring you being Awesomely Analogous.

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Single White Neck

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, than you’re fully aware of the fact that I happen to be a necklace fan.

A huge necklace fan.

I could place an add that goes something like this:

Single White Neck….lookin’ for love. (hehe).

In my last post, I detailed Pam Hiran’s incredible necklace handiwork. I am half giraffe-bred myself it seems, sporting neck real estate that begs for occupation.Who better to provide deserving occupants for my neck than Pammy?

Remember that necklace I wanted to rip right off the the S.A? Don’t worry. No felonies were committed. I just bought the darn thing myself.

Pam Hiran: 2 / Molly: 0

 

Wearing: Top-Anthropologie Lunar Cycles, Pants-Anthro AG Stevie Ankle, Necklace-Anthropologie Kuychi Necklace, Watch- Fossil, Shoes-Seychelles (6 yrs old)

It’s so awesome.  If you’ve been thinking about possibly pulling the trigger on this one, I’d do it.  My store had sold out of it completely, so they had to order this one for me from another store.

The above outfit photo was taken the night I popped by Anthro with a friend in-the-market for new tops and accessories.  We found her some mighty treasures, and I may have even talked her into a pair of blue AG Stevie Ankles…(Jen, they look slammin’ on you!!)

Yesterday for church I pulled out a “vintage Anthro” skirt and necklace, both of which I don’t know the name. If you’re an undercover Anthro-ninja and can place the names, I’d much appreciate it if you piped up!

Wearing: Top-Anthropologie First Hint Blouse, Skirt-Anthropologie by Odille, Belt-Anthropologie, Shoes-Anthropologie Mixed Media Heels , Necklace- Anthropologie (name?)

I actually scored this skirt on Ebay and loved it so much I hunted the deep teal colored version of it on Ebay and bought that one too. I am a believer of buying multiples whenever an item is versatile, flattering, and just plain fun to wear.  This is like a really tame version of a square dance skirt or something. I love the swishing action.  Makes me feel so feminine.

What Anthro item in your closet is turning up the feminine for you lately?

xoxo Molly

P.S. Tomorrow: Flex Your Styling Muscle Series for Kristina: floral wedges!

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That Dog Simply Won’t Hunt.

I am a huge fan of idioms.  Being a current resident of Texas, I hear them a lot. I am immensely enjoying Southerners’ ease in their abundant use of idioms. It cracks me right up.

So it was an idiom that popped into my head as I walked into Anthropologie on Tuesday afternoon, braving a downpour, with the Baby Bankster and #3 in tow….all in the name of the Tag Sale.

A seasoned Tuesday-morning sale fanatic, I had done my home work.  I was going in for two price adjustments (YAY!).  That was all.

I wasn’t even going to look at new arrivals.

Turn a blind eye, I said to myself…a half-hearted pep talk really.

I perused the sale racks, hoping to find some $9.95 beauts, and instead found two items I had previously dismissed and a dress I hadn’t even noticed before.  Shocking, right? I mean, how does that happen when one such as myself visits Anthropologie.com every day? I’m perplexed.

As I turned towards the fitting rooms, there in front of me was this banded temptress, a top currently holding in the #1 spot on my wishlist.

Hmm, what was that again?  No looking at new arrivals? Turn a blind eye?

Well, that dog simply won’t hunt. (meaning)

 

 

Wearing: Top-Anthropologie Silk Road Mosaic Tee, Pants-Anthropologie AG Ankle Stevies, Necklace-Anthropologie, Shoes-Seychelles Keep You Guessin'

This top is super soft and comfy. I took a size Small. Sizing down for tall girls could be tricky since the banded hem could make a smaller size too short for the long-torsoed amongst us.

Previously Dismissed Items:

Anthropologie Nubby Striped Skirt - quite flattering and fun with the multi-directional stripage.

Diagonal Rays Pants - really flattering and ultra-long. Cut $100 in price. Nice.

Surprise Find:

Fan Cut Iberis Dress- Incognito dress found on the sale rack. Haven't decided if I'm keeping it. It's silk (love!) and flattering on the girls...a feat, when you're a 34-barely-B. (Thank you, 4 children.) But it's unlined and kind of a sleeper print. Undecided.

And an over the phone acquisition:

Field of Vision Skirt. Haven't ever tried this on, but it's been wishlisted for a while. Estimated on size and am crossing my fingers it fits, cause I dig this skirt. Great vibe.

How’s about it, ladies?  Do you own any of these items?

Anyone want to pipe up about the Fan-cut Iberis?

Or dogs not hunting? :)

xoxo Molly

 

 

 

 

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