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Blouse: Old Navy {similar} | Cardigan: TJ Maxx {similar} | Skirt: H&M {similar} | Shoes: Gift from Friend {similar} | Necklace: Francesca’s {similar}

This outfit makes me happy.  It’s got many elements that go along with current trends: neon colors, polka dots, geometric necklace, lace (on back of cardigan).  But even better, I’m wearing many of my favorite colors: pink, yellow, and grey.  I think it’s the yellow and polka dots that always put be in a cheery or better than normal mood.  It’s interesting how what you wear can affect your own mood or what others feel about you.  Like for example, many fast food restaurants are decorated in red because it makes you a feel a sense of urgency, they just want you in and out fast.  Or how wearing black signifies power and responsibility in the workplace.  Hmmm promotion time is coming up… maybe I should be wearing this color more.  ;)

Thanks again to Denene Brox for taking these photos of me!

What are your thoughts on color psychology?

48 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Carly
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 11:13 am

    I almost bought that exact necklace, love it!


  2. Annie
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 11:43 am

    This look is so cute, Sandy! I love the neon colors with the polka dot skirt. The shoes go so well with the necklace too!

  3. cat
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 11:48 am

    such a cute outfit!!!!

  4. Kimmie
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 11:55 am

    I love everything about this outfit! The skirt is just too cute, and with the yellow and pink, it’s just an awesome outfit :) Plus your hair looks amazing!

  5. Sharon
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 11:55 am

    Your outfit is so fun and cheery! The polka dot skirt is so cute. I find I’m inn such a better mood when I wear bright colors!

  6. lisacng
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 11:56 am

    I love the wind and air-y-ness of this outfit! You look great in your fav colors. I want this outfit. PINNING :)

  7. Evani
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 11:56 am

    I am so tempted to buy that geometic necklace right now! And you’re totally right about colors, just looking at you in those neons, it just makes you look so happy! :)


  8. Always Maylee
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 12:02 pm

    Completely in love with your polka dot skirt. It looks adorable with the neon top and pink necklace!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  9. Krysten
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 12:18 pm

    Love that skirt! (then again, I love anything with polka dots).

  10. Tabetha
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 12:27 pm

    Fantastic color combo– no wonder you love it! You look gorgeous!

  11. Jenny
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

    You look so adorable, and I LOVE the colour combination! Yellow and pink is one of my fave colour combos this summer! Purple is my favourite colour, so I pretty much always feel good when I’m wearing it.

    <3 Jenny

  12. BeautyStyleGrowth
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 12:38 pm

    Love the outfit on you. I like yellow and Gray color combination….always speaks to me

    k at http://www.beautystyleandgrowth.blogspot.com

  13. tricia
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 12:59 pm

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this outfit. Yes, I think color psychology is brilliant!

  14. Shannon
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 1:00 pm

    What a pretty color combination. And, I’m always a sucker for polka dots. Your skirt is perfect! Hope your Monday is treating you well. :)


  15. Michelle
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 1:19 pm

    Oh I am absolutely in love with this ensemble, Sandy!

  16. Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia}
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 1:35 pm

    love, love, love! the colors, the patterns – perfect! :)

  17. Kristina
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 2:06 pm

    I love this outfit! The 2nd pic (the close up) is gorgeous…love the light bouncing off, seriously looks like it belongs in a magazine lol Yay for liberty memorial, neon, polka dots, smiles, and sunshine!

  18. Stephanie
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 3:04 pm

    Great color combo! You have such a fabulous jewelry collection!

  19. Mimi Finerty
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 3:27 pm

    Wow what a gorgeous combination! The neon yellow and grey polka dots work amazing together.

  20. MiniMeStyle
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 4:10 pm

    I absolutely love this color combo! I just got a top in the same print as your skirt, and have been on the hunt for a neon skirt to go with it!

  21. katrina
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 4:29 pm

    I love this whole outfit!! The polka dot skirt is killing me with cuteness overload. I love how you always pair colors together that I would never think of.

    Color psychology is really cool to me. I know that a pale, pastel color is used in hospitals to encourage a calm environment. Orange is obnoxious and used to be used in a lot of McD’s to get people in and our quickly (but funny how a lot of the restaurants are now using earth tones to encourage people to dine-in more).

  22. Jess
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 5:16 pm

    Cute outfit! I love the color combos on this ^_^

  23. Audrey @ Putting Me Together
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 6:31 pm

    Very cute! And I totally believe in color psychology!


  24. Ilene @ Much Love, illy
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 9:08 pm

    that is one fantastic outfit, girl! loooove the colors – and you look beautiful!

  25. Josephine Choo
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 9:15 pm

    Hi Sandy,

    Truly colorful outfits!! Your outfit always make me feel happiness and sunshine and I always adore your courage trying new things.I agreed with you that black color is more to professional but black color make me feel moody sometimes.

    Great day ahead.

  26. Mindy Harris
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 9:32 pm

    lovely as always miss sandy a la mode. ;-P

  27. Jeanee
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 11:13 pm

    LOVE that skirt! My favorite color :)

  28. Dancing Branflake
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 11:19 pm

    I love this! You will rock your promotion no matter what color you wear.

  29. Aime
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 11:41 pm

    Oh my goodness, totally love! You are beautiful and those colors do light you up! Way to go, hot mama! ;)

  30. Yuliya
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 7:27 am

    Love your look :)

  31. Katie
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 7:48 am

    love the neon!! and that skirt is so cute!

  32. Deanna // My Latest Excuse
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 7:56 am

    Love it! Now let’s talk about that watch. It made my heart stop! I’ve been on the hunt for an over-sized, slightly androgynous watch for many months. The Kate Spade collection is the best I’ve seen so far and your watch reminds me of their Seaport design. Where did you find it?!

  33. Anna @ IHOD
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 8:15 am

    Sandy, I think this is quite possibly my favorite outfit of yours ever….you look awesome and the colors are so much fun. You can never go wrong with little polka dots!! :)

  34. yvonne
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 8:26 am

    Neon colors or bright colors definitely can lighten up my mood! :) I really love the skirt and how you pair the whole outfit Sandy! looking good!!!

  35. Kirstin Marie
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 1:19 pm

    This outfit is adorable, and I am in love with the neon!! It’s so complimentary with the polka dots. Your necklace is my favorite – for serious.

  36. jen
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 4:28 pm

    this outfit is fabulous! i love the mix of all the trends, yet it doesnt seem “trendy” it seems classic and timeless with a modern twist. If you love pink, yellow and grey you are going to love my new brand relaunch :)

  37. Giovanna
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 6:46 pm

    Such a cute look! Loving the neon pieces mixed with the subdued polka dot skirt!


  38. respect the shoes
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 8:55 pm

    The taupe with that shade of yellow – perfect together!

  39. Beth @ dot in the city
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 7:36 am

    i LOVE this outfit, Sandy! the combo is perfect :)

  40. Christine
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 8:51 am

    I have a yellow and grey obsession right now and you are feeding right into it. I love this outfit!

  41. Simply Sarah
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 2:52 pm

    Love your blog!! Found it through the Watch out for the W. link up – following you now!!!


  42. Elisabeth
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 12:12 am

    love love love your skirt here!

  43. Amy
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 6:46 am

    i LOVE this outfit. the skirt is adorable and so are you!

  44. Meanz
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 10:21 am

    This outfit makes me happy too! It’s so summery and perfect. I also love this color combination! You are inspiring me to create an outfit with this combination! Your skirt is so flirty and fun!

  45. Jennifer
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 2:18 am

    Love that skirt!

    XO Jennifer


  46. Doranda
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 2:57 pm

    Thanks for linking up! I love the bright shirt and the polka dot skirt.


  47. Katie
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 3:12 pm

    This look is beautiful on you! Certain colors and patterns always make me happy – polka dots are definitely one of them…

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