Bloggers Do It Better: Colorblocking Challenge!

When I read about the Bloggers Do it Better Challenge on Kristina’s PSS blog last week, I was immediately in!  I thought it would be a fun way to try out new trends and that it would give me extra motivation to take outfit pictures.  This week’s challenge was colorblocking or bold stripes, and when I remembered about it yesterday, I had no clue what to wear!  I almost thought about bowing out and waiting for the next assignment, but then I decided to push through because that’s the whole point of a challenge!

earrings- gift, shirt and skirt- forever 21, wedges- Old Navy


First, I found the brightest solid-color bottom I own- this skirt.  Then I searched through my shirts to find something that I could wear with the skirt.  I didn’t want to go for green because I thought then I would look too Christmasy, so then I pulled out this bright turquoise tee.  And that’s where I stalled for a while.  In my head I thought, “Do these colors really work together?”  Then I said, ‘Screw it! I’m going to wear them anyway!” I set up my tripod, put on some bumping music, and had so much fun taking these pictures!  I was just bouncing around and trying all sorts of poses and here are the results =)

Tell me: Are any of you participating in Bloggers Do it Better?  Have you guys tried the colorblocking trend?

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  1. Kristen wrote:

    CUTE! Cute, cute, cute, cute….you get my point.

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  2. Nnenna wrote:

    hehe, thank you!! :D Also, for some reason I can't click through to your current link- do you mind leaving me another one?

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  3. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you so much! =)

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  4. Linkaliving wrote:

    Love the outfit! those colors are amazing!

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  5. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you so much Michelle!! and borrow away! haha :D

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  6. Michelle wrote:

    great pictures! I might have to borrow a couple of these poses! The color combo is fantastic and you look too adorable!!

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  7. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you so much! Haha, this was the only bright skirt I had so I had to use it! :) Definitely going to check out your look!

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  8. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you so much Anna! And the multiple colors on my nails was kind of unintentional! :D

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  9. Stillblondeafteralltheseyears wrote:

    I think the colors you chose look awesome together! I couldn't find one bright skirt in whole closet!

    Please visit me here and see how a 49 year old does Color Blocking!
    The Chief Blonde!

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  10. Imogen wrote:

    I just found you via Kristina's blog. I participated in bloggers do it better too. I love these colours together, you did a great job.

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  11. Anna wrote:

    you did a perfect combination!i like turqoise and fuchsia…they really stand out! Oh! and I love the colorblocking on your nails.

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  12. Casee Marie wrote:

    Ahhh, you look gorgeous! And I love your poses, and your colorblocking skills, and your multi-colored nails. Too cute! Lovely job with the colorblocking; I'm not taking part in the event but I did just buy some bits of color so hopefully I'll be rocking the trend soon! I actually went shopping last week with the intention of not buying a single thing in black. I bought two black tops, but I got a lot of other colorful things so I guess that's still good! I need to diversify my wardrobe a bit, haha.

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  13. Nnenna wrote:

    Thanks so much Melissa! :D

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  14. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you so much Plami! It was really fun to try the challenge and go outside of my comfort zone! :)

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  15. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you so much! :)

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  16. Nnenna wrote:

    Aww, thanks so much Janette! :D These poses just sort of happened and worked out- normally I just do the same things over and over again!

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  17. wrote:

    ooh you did a great job with the color blocking you kinda look like a ballerina very cute.

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  18. Plamena Zahova wrote:

    Bloggers do it better indeed!!! I love the way you interpreted colorblocking! You look gorgeous!!!! I haven't tried this trend yet and I don't think I will because I am more the florals and pastels type… But who knows :)


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  19. the nyanzi report wrote:

    Looks great. I like the movement in picture one.

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  20. Janettethejongleur wrote:

    WOW! You seem so graceful! Andyou're beautifuL!! I stink at posing.. I have one pose..and that's it…Hand on the hip looking to the left! lol

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  21. Nnenna wrote:

    I know, it was totally a challenge to pair two bright colors together that I would never really think to put together! Haha, and with that bright red skirt, I knew it would be too easy to look like an elf or something! Thanks Claire! =)

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  22. Nnenna wrote:

    Thanks so much Courtney! :)

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  23. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you Emma! =)

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  24. Claire wrote:

    isn't funny how color blocking is all about not matching? or something like that. but the bright bold colors look great together. laughing at your Christmas comment, cuz yeah, sometimes i think i can't mix red and green (or olive!). but you look great. and your nails look cool too!

    Claire @

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  25. Megan wrote:

    bloggers DO do it better!!!!!

    Come by and check out my GIVEAWAY today!!!!!
    Spread the word!


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  26. Cait wrote:

    I'm joining in! Thanks so much for introducing me to Bloggers Do It better, love your colourblocking look, hope you like mine :)

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  27. Courtney Thomas wrote:

    I think you did this really, really well! And I love the nails.

    xoxo ~ Courtney

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  28. Rosie wrote:

    Wow, the bright colours really suit you! And I love your colourful nails and sandals too,

    Rosie x

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  29. Emma wrote:

    lovely, the skirt is gorgeous such a lovely colour

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  30. Gentrilee wrote:

    I LOVE those colors together! Very pretty. :) I've never heard of this challenge before, but it sounds fun!

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