Fashion Over Reason: Bumble Bee

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Bumble Bee

There are certain color combinations that are big no-nos, simply because of the visual connotations they evoke. Example: green & red - Christmas; black & orange - halloween; black & yellow - bumble bee. Wait, what? Yes, the latter pairing is precisely what you're seeing below. I've chosen to break the rules, rebel that I am. In order for this to work, you have to choose the hues wisely. Going with a sunny yellow could've potentially been disastrous and I probably would have been solicited for honey. But this was not the case here, no sir, no ma'am. This amazing shift dress is almost like a lemon-lime hybrid color and telegraphs kind of neon, so pairing it with black felt cool. I know what you're all thinking: this amount of color is completely out of character. And you're right. But something about the shape, cut and material just made that bold shade attract me like a bee to honey (too much pun for ya? my apologies), and truthfully i felt good in it -- that's the important part, is it not? Such are life's mysteries.

The industrial waterfront zone of north Brooklyn provided the perfect setting for this getup and an NYC icon even makes a (very subtle) cameo. Can you spot it?

Bally yellow dress Raen Arkin sunnies Sandro slip-on sneakers Saint Laurent arty ring Bottega Veneta IntrecciatoBrooklyn Williamsburg photographed by Ian RusianaMessy hair wind gust BrooklynRaen Optics Arkin sunnies
Bally dress SS13 Bottega Veneta crossbody IntrecciatoSaint Laurent Arty ring Bumble Bee Fashion Over ReasonBrooklyn NYC Yankees Black & YellowBally yellow shift dressMessy disheveled blonde hairBumble bee Brooklyn Asos Leather bomber jacketBally dress Yankees hat Sandro sneakersBrooklyn NYC industrial zoneYellow Bally ss13 shit dress Sandro Anacona sneakersSandro Anaconda studded slip-on sneakers reptile printSandro studs
Photos by Ian Rusiana

Dress - Bally SS13 (similar)
Shoes - Sandro (similar)
Sunnies - Raen Optics
Bag - Bottega Veneta
Jacket - ASOS (similar here & here)
Big ring - Saint Laurent
Other rings - Vintage
Rope bracelet - RJ Graziano (similar)
Chain bracelet - H&M (similar)


Chrissabella said...

Amazing pictures, you look gorgeous in that dress!

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Unknown said...

Hi! well the color is fantastic. this dress can be really girly but you created your style with it with the shades, jacket and shoes.
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Kendra Alexandra said...

Gorgeous! Love the colour and your sunglasses match the look :)


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Fashion Tidbits said...

You do colour really well, you should do it more often for sure! Xoxo

Unknown said...

As my husband frequently calls're a rebel with goals! Some rules are meant to be broken, especially for the good of fashion! Love the dress, and I agree, it might have been disastrous without the neon hue!

Unknown said...

Love this bright color on you! Perfect pairing with the edgy leather jacket and studded sneakers :)

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Libby Ashley said...

what i would not do for that JACKET. Also, have i told you lately how great your blonde is? because it's my ideal color. love this look.

Stephanie said...


I will start with that pic of you doing a Vogue worthy pose!!!! the hair and the pose!!! You look stunning and like a model out of an editorial!!! srsly you and this photog are the ticket to your blogger SUCCESS!!!! I can feel it! youre two ticks away from being all over the place. dont forget about me LOL!

Ok and did i mention you look insane!!!! Im freaking out

Now onto the blk and yellow thing: I hear ya! blk + orange combo kind of scares me. So bad. morese than green and red even though that's not enticing either. LOVE the colour on you: I almost feel like because you so rarely wear colour that this look amazing on you cause its such a standout look. ALSO! funny enough, i slid into a body con CVDS navy viscose dress lately and i know what you mean: feel feminine and a nice change from our tendency to err on the tomboy side of things!

cant wait to see your pretty face! xoxoxxoxo

sepatuholig-Grace Njio said...

Very simple stylish cute look!