Toolally brand

This brand is bold and beautiful. The ethos behind the brand was that earrings should have an impact and be a statement. The collection adds drama to the wardrobe in a subtle way. The thing is you can wear a simple outfit and this can be completely transformed with a pair of Toolally earrings.

Each Toolally piece is handcrafted in a beautiful studio. The brand is passionate about quality and design. Sterling silver and 22 carat gold vermeil fastenings are used. All post earrings come with bullet back for strength, security and comfort. The brand loves colour and as you know I am a girl that loves colour too so this brand is now my new favourite one! Acrylic can be bold and colourful or stylishly subtle but best of all it’s lightweight. The earrings are big and beautiful but they will never pull or drag.

The earrings that I am wearing in this blog post are Fandangos Azure & Nude. This is the best pair to colour block an outfit.

Fandangos Azure & Nude

Fandangos Azure & Nude image
I love the shape of the earrings and all of the intricacy involved.

Look one: colour blocking

The way I am wearing these earrings is through colour blocking. Two different colours that make an impact. I have chosen yellow as it is a happy positive colour and blue reminds me of the sea and being free. In fact, both of these colours remind me of being on holiday with the resemblance of yellow for the sand and blue for the ocean.

Colour block
Colour block

History of colour blocking

Although I am wearing two different colours they are different shades and they are also within the same family. My earrings are a different shade to my jeans but it works well and makes the outfit more dimensional. The best time for colour blocking was undoubtedly the 60’s and 70’s. The post war mentality of these two decades left consumers interested in fun new trends and bold bright colours. A rising sentient of revolution against conventional societal norms and regulatory systems make the colour blocking trend an innovative way to express one’s personality.

Music in both the 80’s and 90’s was primarily responsible for the continuation of colour blokcing from the 60’s and 70’s. Neon colour blocking is typically associated with 80’s disco music – an era I ADORE.

Why it works

Color blocking is a method of wearing multiple solid colors in an outfit. The outfit revolves around a palette of two or more colors, usually in bold and bright shades. In the outfit below I am wearing yellow for my bright shade and blue which is most certainly bold. The result is a simple yet very chic look. Prints and patterns are typically not used in color blocking as such designs would take away from the “blocked” visual.

The process of colorblocking is as straightforward as it sounds; adding blocks of solid colors to one ensemble. The only thing I really had to work hard on was thinking about my bag and shoes. As I wanted dimension into the outfit I wanted these to be a different shade. As you know, I love a sparkle so I opted for sparkly blue shoes. My bag has intricate details of music which I love. This resembles my personality as I am a girl that loves music and this is a huge passion of mine.

Different textures of the same colour

In addition to being on trend, colorblocking can have many body slimming benefits, especially when the colours are paired with black and the darker blocks are positioned in places that can optically make the body look slimmer. These blue jeans make my legs look slimmer and make me look taller. Colour blocking is one such creative device. The colour scheme in which two or more fabrics of complementing colours are sewn together are done in a decorative way. The overall look is very graphic and modular in design.

Colour contrast
Colour contrast

The toolally earrings work well with this look because although my outfit a statement with the two contrasting colours, it is also plain. That is why I have teamed this up with these earrings. This is the “icing on the cake” and a huge statement for this outfit.

Accessories – Zeodora Bag

Zeodora is a vibrant brand, appealing to many different ages. This bag is very tongue and cheek, a bit like me as I love to express myself in whatever I am doing. I am a massive lover of music so the music notes are adorable on this bag and something that really does stand out. This bag is part of the Zea collection and is called “unforgettable”. This says exactly what it is on the tin as this bag really is unforgettable. You can wear this bag cross body or as a clutch. I am wearing this in more the smart/casual way however it can be worn more dressed up.

Zeadora bag
Zeadora bag
Love this bag
Love this bag

Shoes – sparkle

I love to put sparkle back in my step with a pair of glitter in my shoes. I own many glitter heels, from sparkly silver heels to gold shoes, as well as glitter trainers. I believe that this gives an outfit the edge and also embodies happiness. To be honest, I am a glitter and sparkly girl anyway so adding this is something that I do adore and I also do often. Again, this is a different shade to the jeans so it all works well together.

This outfit shows how colour blocking and adding a statement piece of jewellery can effortlessly bring an outfit together. This look is so simple to style yet so chic to wear.

Outfit Details

Jeans – Topshop http://www.topshop.com/ 

Jumper – ukglamorous https://glamorous.com/ 

Heels – Topshop http://www.topshop.com/ 

Bag – Zeodora https://zeadora.com/

Earrings – Toolally https://toolally.com/

 

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Unforgettable Zeodora Bag
Unforgettable Zeodora Bag

Unforgettable Zeodora Bag

Unforgettable Zeodora Bag £255.00 Acrylic Dimensions – 170mm(L) x 60mm(D) x 130mm(H) Detachable gold chain shoulder strap Internal patch pocket Fits latest iPhone sizes Fully lined Push clasp fastening at top

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Yellow Open Knit Jumper £32.00
Yellow Open Knit Jumper £32.00

Yellow Open Knit Jumper £32.00

Yellow Open Knit Jumper £32.00

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Toolally Azure and Nude £45.00
Toolally Azure and Nude £45.00

Toolally Azure and Nude £45.00

Toolally Azure and Nude £45.00

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