Going Outside my Comfort Zone with Color & Link Up

 Jacket: Alberto Makali via Nordstrom Rack (similar)| Top: Chicos 

Skirt: Worthington | Shoes: Maria Sharipova for Cole Haan | Earrings: Kendra Scott | 

Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs (similar) | Bracelet: David Yurman

I am so excited to be co-hosting Friday’s Fab Favorites Link Up with the fabulous Lauren from Style Elixir, Carrie from A Lovely Little Wardrobe and Liz from Look by Liz Lewis!! These women have great blogs, so go check them out! Make sure to link-up and join in on the fun! Link-ups are my favorite way to discover other blogs and meet some new bloggers!

The past two weeks weather has been absolutely gorgeous in Texas and as I was packing last Sunday, I decided to throw a lot of bold colors in my suitcase. For work, I normally keep my wardrobe more traditional and wear a lot of neutral cardigans/jackets over a colorful top. My “uniform” usually consists of black pants or skirt, a colorful top and a black cardigan or blazer. On days I decide to wear a dress, it is usually a solid color or black. Over the past month, I have started to notice how much of a fashion rut I got into when it came to dressing for work; so, this past week I decided to go outside of my comfort zone and add a colorful jacket.

I will admit, I was a little anxious when I first walked into the office in this jacket – don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love it, but it was a bold statement for the office. I don’t think the color was too overbearing for my day, but I didn’t have any extremely important meetings. By the end of the day, I was loving the color and it put me in a great mood (which helped me to be more productive – double bonus!). What I learned the most from yesterday was that I should continue to push myself to go a little bit farther, both in fashion and in other tasks.

How have you gone out of your comfort zone?

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  1. I love the jacket!

    Posted 4.18.14 Reply
  2. Love, Iris wrote:

    I love the plaid jacket, I would be nervous too if I did, but glad it went okay at work with your jacket. If I was at your work I would probably be like YAY so pretty!!! Glad the weather is doing good their, here in Utah it’s a little weird it’s cold and then its warm then cold and warm.

    Posted 4.18.14 Reply
    • Thank you Iris!!

      I hope the weather in Utah gets better!

      Posted 4.19.14 Reply
  3. Congrats on co-hosting the link up! I’d say, rock the crazy jacket girl!

    Posted 4.18.14 Reply
    • Thanks Lauren! I think from now on I am going to be a little more adventurous with my work style!

      Posted 4.19.14 Reply
  4. love the jacket! looks like an extremely versatile piece that could be dressed up like you did, or dressed down with jeans and a white tee.

    jenn @ hello, rigby!

    Posted 4.18.14 Reply
    • Thanks Jenn! Yes, I love to wear the jacket more casually with jeans and a tee!

      Thanks for stopping by Something Gold, Something Blue!

      Posted 4.19.14 Reply
  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love to hear from my readers. The way you styled this outfit is really cute. I’m a big fan of checks. I hope you have a Happy Easter!


    Posted 4.18.14 Reply
  6. J Trogstad wrote:

    I love the jacket….and your phone case! Go you for going outside that comfort zone! You ROCKED it!

    Posted 4.19.14 Reply
    • Thank you for the support! I am really glad that I ended up doing it!

      Posted 4.19.14 Reply
  7. I totally know what you mean. I feel uncomfortable when I try something new, too. But you look way cute 🙂

    Posted 4.19.14 Reply
    • Emily Bastedo wrote:

      Thank you Leeann! I am really glad that I ended up doing it!

      Posted 4.21.14 Reply
  8. Nicole Layne wrote:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I used to be a consultant and your wardrobe is so much more fun than mine was when I was living out of the suitcase! I love that you are taking more risks with the wardrobe, they generally pay off!


    Posted 4.20.14 Reply
    • Emily Bastedo wrote:

      Thanks you Nicole! It is so hard to stay motivated to style my wardrobe when I have to choose my outfits a few days prior, but I have been really trying to make an effort recently!

      Posted 4.21.14 Reply
  9. It’s always fun to try new things!

    Posted 4.21.14 Reply
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