Mixing Brights // OOTD

It's warming up over here in San Diego. Really warming up. More like scorching up. It's been incredibly hot lately that I regret not getting started on my bikini body sooner. This look is all about that laid back California vibe. You never know whether you're going to head to a walk on the beach or a traipse beneath the palm trees.

mixing brights

I am a fan of colors & could never find a way to wear this stretched skeleton shirt. I bought it at the end of summer last year, figuring I could wear it to a festival with a bralet or something. It was too open to sport in my day-to-day life. But goodness gracious, it was so hot I had to come up with a use for it.

mixing brights
Tank: Forever 21 // Shirt: Rue 21 // Shorts: Nordstrom Rack // Boots: H&M
You've probably seen these black velvet boots before; I pretty much wear them year round & they're one of my absolute favorite pairs. You can see them in Get a Clue, Bart Simpson is my alter ego,  Winter & the New Year, Tropico, & more. Sometimes they get a little toasty. I wore them to a festival once & it was a sweat fest.

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Due to the heat, this is a no makeup look. It would just melt off my face anyway. Casual. Easy. Ready to party. Rock on friends. Now I need to work on my tan. Probably with self-tanner though. Hehe. What's the weather like where you're at? What do you think of this bright & relaxed look? :]

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55 comments

  1. i'm in thailand and you can imagine how the weather is like.. HOT! this outfit seems pretty much perfect for it!

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    1. Looks like we're on the same heatwave boat! :]

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  2. Still waiting for the weather to warm up here, love your top by the way!

    http://www.mintnotion.com

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    1. Thanks you! Hopefully it warms up soon! :]

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  3. Wow Carmen, you look great. I wish the warm weather will hurry up my way. Tired of wearing coats and gloves already!

    Jo | Say Cheesy Cake
    Say Cheesy Cake on Bloglovin

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    1. Unfortunately we never got a chance to wear coats & gloves this season! >.<

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  4. Love the bright colors. They actually compliment each other so well. So jealous you get to wear shorts right now, too!
    Enclothed Cognition
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    1. Thanks Keri! Enjoy the coolness while you can. :]

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  5. Great sporty look! Wonderful colors!

    ♘ www.sugarpopfashion.com ♘

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  6. I need this tank in my life! It's definitely something I can see myself rocking at the gym or around town.

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Bloglovin’

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  7. Love the bright colors - you look great!!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  8. I love the looks and this coming from someone who does really wear the brightest of colours!

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    1. Bright colors are fantastic, aren't they? :]

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  9. Cute outfit for the beach, you look gorgeous! xo

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  10. great colours! love it! i think you'd like my blog too check it out: ruthie-darling.blogspot.com

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  11. Such a colourful outfit! You look great even with no make up. I could only imagine how hot it must be over there! :) xx

    www.tongue-in-chic.com

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    1. Thank you! It was pretty hot, a little cooler today but it'll warm up :p

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  12. Love the colors! and your t-shirt! Wish it were warmer here...enjoy it!:)
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  13. HaHa! That tank is so cool! Love it. Also loving the color mix of your outfit. Really pretty.
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  14. You look all ready for summer with the vibrant colours! Love the mix!

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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  15. You look cool
    And that top is so cute
    XO

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  16. I would probably wear more of this style this coming summer. Great look!

    Have a nice day!

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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    1. Pretty much summer over here, even though it just turned into spring. :p

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  17. It's been sooooo hot! But I love those shorts!

    xo

    Michaela

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    1. Sooo hot. I'm scared for summer! eek. :p

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  18. Jealous of your weather! In my most recent OOTDs I'm bundled up in a thick sweater and coat haha! Loved your outfit!

    Poppy x
    http://poppyonpaper.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. At least you get seasons & the opportunity to layer! :]

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  19. The bright colours look so lovely on you!

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  20. Hey babe, how are you?
    Lovely post though, adding you to my favorites..
    I've only just started blogging.
    Visit me whenever you have time at www.its-dominica.blogspot.co.uk !
    Anyway have a good day!

    Kisses xXx

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  21. Mixing brights is definitely difficult to do, and you handled it amazingly. Wonderful casual look.

    Kay of Pure & Complex
    www.purecomplex.com

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    1. Mixing brights is always a work in progress. :]

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  22. I love that shirt! You look great!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  23. I love your play on colors with this outfit! Super spring inspired! I can't wait to bust out my shorts and tanks, its also heating up here in Sacramento!

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    x Kellie

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    1. Speaking of which, I should probably invest in more shorts for the next couple seasons. :]

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  24. Love all the colors!


    thriftylilpixie.blogspot.ie

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  25. ooh this is so great! i hope you're well :))

    mfashionfreak♥blog

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  26. Cute outfit! Thank goodness it's starting to cool down where I am! Bye bye Summer!

    X

    Anjelique

    www.anjelique.com.au

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    1. Ah man, it's already burning up over here!!! :]

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  27. That is a really fun tank! It's good you found a way to wear it :) And a lovely way to wear it too, it's nice with the other bright colours :)

    Away From The Blue

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    1. I love my brights! Can't stay away. :]

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  28. That outfit looks really cute :) x

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  29. sooo colourful :D love that shirt I have one with the same print :) Where I live it´s still cold haha. luckily it stopped snowing and there are some sunrays once in a while :D xx

    dresses-and-travels //@susandollparts

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  30. I'm in SoCal too and it definitely feels like summer to me! Loving all the bright colors you're rocking in this outfit!

    be the plebeian

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  31. Hey babe, how are you?
    Lovely post though, adding you to my favorites..
    I've only just started blogging.
    Visit me whenever you have time;

    www.its-dominica.blogspot.co.uk

    Anyway have a good day!
    Kisses xXx

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  32. Love how you combined the colors! It looks really good

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  33. I absolutely love the bright colors and your shoes are so cute!!

    Rachel
    Blonde with a Chanse

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  34. I love how casual but cute this outfit is. Sometimes simplicity is all you need!!

    www.amandabootes.blogspot.co.uk

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  35. I love the color combination!! I live in Buenos Aires so it's starting to get cooler

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