Monday, November 12, 2012

Fashion Fall Colors Challenge 2012: TEAL!!

This is my second Fashion Challenge I put myself through, this year. I love doing these challenges. And both times I have been challenged to one, I have been pregnant, as the first one was in June. However back then all my clothes fit, now they do not. So this second time around it will be more challenging since I do not own pregnancy clothes in all the colors I am supposed to represent every day of the week. As a matter of fact, I just purchased this cardigan on Saturday (along with 5 other tops: I paid less than 110$ for all of them so it's a real good deal). To see my first challenges click here, also here, as well as here, there, and finally this. This was the Summer Challenge. Did you think I did well?

The first day of the Fashion Fall Colors' Challenge Monday is The Color Teal. =) First of all I LOVE TEAL. It is one of my favorite colors (top 5). It is one of those colors that it is good all-year around. But a darker teal like the one I am wearing today is best for colder-weather days like October-April. I also feel like Teal is the Winter Sister Color of Turquoise who is the Summer Sister Color. ;-) Yep, I just made that up (my opinion). I paired this with the most comfortable Black+White small Floral tank underneath, a classic black pencil skirt, a high-rise skinny black belt, warm sand/beige tights, gold loafers and some green earrings. I love the palettes of the cardigan featuring four strips of a gold zipper. The gold matches the loafers perfectly. I also love that the cardigan has pockets. ;-) For an extra dose of teal, see my handbag which I love.

P.S. This is my first time scheduling a post ahead so I hope it works. I guess I will find out tomorrow morning if it did or not. LOL

 Black+White, Small Floral Print, Scoop-neck Tank: Merona (Target).
Teal, Long-Sleeve, Light Cotton Cardigan w/ Pockets & Zipper Detail on the Shoulders: Gruppo Fiori.
Maternity, Black Pencil Skirt: Liz Lange Maternity.
Silver Chain Necklace w/ Small, Black, Semi-Precious Stone: Fred's Jewelry.
Emerald Green, Pearl Stud Earrings: Piazza Italia.
Fan-Shaped, Black Plastic Clasp w/ Silver Rhinestones: Bijoux & Accessories
Black, Leather, Skinny Belt: Banana Republic.
Teal, Faux Alligator, Big Handbag w/ Beige Details & Gold Hardware: Parfois.
Thick, Wool, Beige Tights: Golden Point.
Soft Leather, Light Gold Loafers, Featuring a Buckle Detail: St. John's Bay (JC Penney).
This was Round 1 of the Challenge for this week: Monday, November 12th. As you can tell out of all these colors today the color was TEAL.

(Linking Up with Megan and Keely, the two Hosts of this Challenge.) 

Red, Gray and Cute Floral.

Good Morning to you All on this sunny but cool Monday, here in Tirana - Albania. =) How was your Weekend? Well my Saturday was looooooong and work-filled since I spent it all day in my office. Yesterday I relaxed for most of the day and after a shower I was feeling cold, especially in my belly. =(

I have got a simple outfit for you (worn recently): a top & slacks layered with a belt & scarf for something different. Though the scarf is a modern piece (here), it also kept my neck warm. You will see a lot of Red-wearing this month since Red is the Official and Unofficial Color of Albania. Our flag is red with a double-headed black eagle right in the middle of it. And this year on November 28th 2012, Albania celebrates 100 Years of Independence, so I will be wearing Red (and Black) to honor such a big birthday!!

Stay Tuned Later Tonight or Tomorrow Morning for My 1st Fashion Challenge Post featuring TEAL!! =)

Orange-Red, Wide, Kimono-Sleeve, Cotton Tee: Terra Nova.
Lavender, Taupe, Brown & Beige, Printed Triangle Pom-Pom Scarf w/ Small Flowers: Purchased in Greece.
Dressy, Gray Maternity Pants: Oh Baby by Motherhood.
Purple & Plum (w/ Gold Metallic) Stretchy, Beaded Bracelets: Parfois (New).
Cognac, Leather, Braided, Skinny Belt: The Limited.
Red & White-Trimmed, Leather Loafers: Micci's.
P.S. I am linking today with Patti as well as Molly & Carly for their weekly link-ups. =)