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My Spring brights

Posted on: 08 March 2011

Still inspired by the Pop Your Colour editorial that I scanned in a few posts ago, I decided to build up an outfit around these blue cords. The last time I wore cords was when I was about 15 and had adopted the grungy baggy trousers and hoody look, complete with side fringe. It gets worse. My cords back then were wider than I was tall and I had to hold them up when traveling on escalators. Oh dear indeed! Luckily I learned the error of my ways and these skinny cords from Zara are far more flattering!
Brights.
Cardi (H&M) Top (Topshop) Cords (Zara) Scarf (Gift) Shoes (Oasis) Bag (c/o Next)
OPI KP nails
OPI kp nails cup
Other colours I like at the moment are these Katy Perry for OPI polishes. Aside from my nails that seem quite desperate for some good moisturiser, I'm kind of obsessed with the glitters in this mini set. Especially painted half and half like this, girly unicorn colours? Yes please!

Glitter polish is a pain to remove but Gem posted this awesome nail polish tip a while back which makes removing this glitter so much easier!

74 comments:

  1. you look so cute! I cannot imagine you with sideways fringe and baggy trousers and hoodie haha! post a picture of that sometime XD!
    I think in every teenage girl's life there are moments like those! Those nail lacquers are so nice, I had never seen nails done half and half like you did. It's a shame there is no OPI here.
    I must try dumplings too then! They must be so tasty.

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  2. Liking the cords! I had the same problem too: so short I was back then (ok, I still am) that I had to have trousers cut (Zara back in the days used to have their jeans really long =S) and most probably explains why I am rarely seen in trousers! It's great seeing colours in clothes especially now we have been seeing sunshine in the skies lately ^_^
    I haven't tried the KP OPI nail polishes yet but don't you find glitter is so hard to get off sometimes? The colours are pretty though so it is worth it!=p

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  3. Love the outfit, the blue chords are gorgeous! I totally went through the same phase when I was that age, baggy jeans, big skate shoes, band hoodies and black the black eye makeup. I look back and laugh at the mega state I was but saying that it was a fun couple of years being grungy =)

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  4. You look so adorable in that outfit; I have similar shoes. =o)

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  5. oo lala! so much fun! you have officially just inspired me to raid my wardrobe for a crazy color combo. i'm going to have a blast (:

    cool nail polish too!

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  6. I like the colors in your outfit. The nail polish is so sparkly and girly.

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  7. Love the colors in your outfit :) Plus the nail polish is sweet!

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  8. I had baggy cords too! Was just thinking the other day how much I loved my baggy cords and jeans, so could not pull them off now. That nail varnish is so pretty - I haven't tried any glitter versions yet but I may just have to.

    Carol x
    www.mystylisms.blogspot.com

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  9. I'm loving all the colours. The blue cords definitely look great.

    The nail colour looks really pretty as well.

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  10. Haha I remember wearing cords when I was 15 too! I was a bit of an indy cindy and had beige ones that I wore with a kelly green blazer. Lol.

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  11. love all the colours in your outfit, you look fab!
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  12. :O these cords are gorgeous- such a beautiful colour, and the perfect shape [i too had a flared-cord disaster in my teens :P]. Love the two tone nails as well..prettyy! x

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  13. I am so jealous of your nails. Memories of my early teenage years going glitter crazy, need to revisit now!

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  14. OMG--I loved my grunge period. I rocked the cords, ratty tees, purple fishnets and hoodies--would probably happily incorporate any of those items into my wardrobe right now, to be honest, minus the wallet chain (shudders).

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  15. ~ * ♥ * ~

    I do love those glitter polishes Winnie ~ unicorn colors for the win!

    xox,
    bonita of Depict This!
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  16. You look great in brights! I adore your glitter nailpolish too!

    Leia

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  17. cool!!!



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  18. cool!!!



    xoxo from rome
    K.
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  19. I love your colour combination. really fresh and spring like. I am addicted to the Opi glitter polish too, the only problem is that I have trouble removing it when it starts to peel off.

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  20. I had tie dye cords wider than I was tall (no mean feat, I'm 5'9!) when I was 15...so cool, so cool.

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  21. That nail varnish is gorgeous! I need some glitter asap.

    I love the way you've worked brights into your outfit, while still being 'you'. The cords are a great wardrobe staple.

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  22. Aww your nails are so pretty. I love glitter nails. x

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  23. haha we all have an embarrassing fashion past. I like your colour blocking :)
    I've been hearing so much about this opi collection, Its about time I added some glitter to my polish collection!

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  24. Haha! Pics from your wide cord days please Winnie! You look fab in this outfit. xx

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  25. cute, cute, cute :)) aku suka banget, kamu kelihatan manis. cat kukunya... hmmm jealous!! :D

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  26. oh wow i love glittery nail polish :3 i lvoe glitter in general :p and it looks cute ;3

    and nice skinnies :p

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  27. Ooh your nails are absolutely beautiful!They remind me of little fairies! So so pretty
    Great outfit, the colours look fantastic on you and those cords are lovely

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  28. Really loving your outfit - so colorful! The nail polish is fabulous too x

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  30. This is perfect for spinrg :)
    loving this post!! x

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  31. Bright colours really suit you! Love this trend for Spring - if it ever gets warm enough! Sigh!

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  32. I LOVE the colour combination on you! Cords are just so comfy and easy to wear :) I'm loving the nail polishes too, the darker one on the left looks gorgeous :)

    Maria xxx

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  33. oh I love cords, I use to have a flared pair, I cried when I grew out of them. I love the katy polish too, I have it on my ever growing wish list. Yes Gem's tip was great saved me an hour haha

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  34. that pop of colours are so vibrant!

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  35. i hope u get your passion for art again :3 i wish i could but i find it more frustrating than fulfilling :p

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  36. I love nail polish like that! Its so fun and perfect for the summer :)

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  37. You've made me long for a pair of skinny cords :)

    I'm massively into glitter polish again lately. Barry M is my God.

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  38. great color blocking! i used to have a lot of baggy pants too. lol!

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  39. I love the colors of your outfit! Especially the turquoise! And that Katy Perry OPI set is so fun, I am a sucker for glittery nails!

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  40. Hi my dear-lovely vibrant colours for this outfit, love those cords!! Hope you're well and have a great weekend too x

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  41. such a cute and colourfull outfit :)

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    x

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  42. Wow, I just added Katy Perry OPI set in my birthday presents lists lol..

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  43. I like the colour pops, way too many people are safely swathed in black (including me...)

    Love the glitter polishes, never thought I'd like anything affiliated with Katy Perry, but these are quite nice! The removal can be quite tricky or time consuming though.

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  44. I love the way you used the two polishes together. Looks great!

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  45. ooo love your scarf! and the two pale nail colours together on the last pic look so sweet :) x

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  46. Love your coloured cords, I have a bright red pair but I'm always at a loss of how to style them! The OPI polishes are gorge too, but I refuse to buy anything Katy Perry endorses as she irritates me so much :/ And I love Cindy Sherman too, I based one of my final gcse art pieces on her work; she was so interesting to study!
    xx

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  47. I love the colours you're wearing - they go so well together! And I love your glitter nails :) Have a wonderful weekend xoxo

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  48. Oh, you're rocking those glitter nails! Love it!!!


    Camila F.

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  49. CUTE NAIL POLISH!! Yes I love colour block too! You look so adorable!

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  50. What a cute outfit! Love the candy colors! Anyway, look like good nail polishes!

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  51. Winniee! Bright and beautiful! :) I can't wait to FINALLY get this sickness over with so I can just go out and skip and sing songs or whatever they do in musicals :P haha , but prob not though, bearing in mind that it *SNOWED* in norhtern irealnd last night and ALL day today.. stupid weater didn't get the memo that it's march!! MARCH for goodness sake! hah!

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  52. Your outfit is brilliant, I love the colours. I definitely need to buy some brighter clothes for the Summer and those glitter polishes are lovely, the colours are great for this time of year too. xxx

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  53. That's a very cute outfit. It matches your mug. Thanks for sharing the photos and drop by me too,soon.

    Cheers.

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  54. love the colours to your outfit, plus nails, girly colours FTW!

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  55. love that pop of aqua on you.

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  56. Ahhh I am wearing the exact same trousers today, the colour really appealed to me (even though I've since bought similar black and camel pairs). I really want to embrace the brights more this season, very much inspired by that pic of Kit all in pink and I hope to acquire that red Zara dress if they still have any left. Loving the two tone nails, only just managed to get my glitter polish off from ages ago (couldn't be bothered to get foil)...

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  57. oh god i am realllllly wanting the Katy Perry polishes!!!x

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  58. after caking my nails in three layers of model's own pink fuzz to get that ke$ha look, that tip is so good! xxc

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  59. Thanks for your opinion about my dress problem! Today is my blog's 4 year birthday and I am celebrating it with a giveaway! Won't you come and try your luck!

    Juliet xxx

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  60. Your nails are adorable and I'm loving the bright colored pants!

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  61. hi cutie! i really like the color combinations here.
    so nice
    hope you're having a good weekend dear
    xx

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  62. I love the color combo. I don't have enough colorful clothes to make a great outfit like that :)

    Love the nails! I'm so impressed!

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  63. LOVE the colors, they worked well together!

    Did the set come with the Shatter polish?

    Thanks for visiting my blog! :o)

    -Samantha

    http://thisfashionista.blogspot.com

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  64. From someone who looooves colors , I looooove this outfit ! Just makes me so happy ! :)

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  65. love how u played colors in this outfit !
    you look fantastic dear !


    glisters and blisters

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  66. love how u played colors in this outfit !
    you look fantastic dear !


    glisters and blisters

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  67. love your bag and nail polishes :)


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