Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Yellow Bates Motel

Sometimes, as Tim Gunn famously says, you just have to "make it work". Last weekend my husband and I visited friends in Santa Monica, which is a section of the city we seldom visit and as a result are unfamiliar with. I was hoping to maybe see some sights on the boardwalk after our visit and additionally take some photos for my blog there, but we decided against this at the last minute as the traffic was heavy and my husband and I were both ready to go home. Since this was my first time wearing my new J. Crew Geo Brushstroke skirt, styled especially to be featured on my blog, I was scanning for a plan B for the photos. On our way to the freeway we spied this tiny motel painted in bright yellow. The color gods were smiling upon me once again!



Even though I love the colors, I don't think I would want to stay at this motel. I sort of felt like if you took a shower in your room, Norman Bates would jump out from the shadows, or, in this case, the brightly colored yellow facade, knife in hand. (The infamous music from the Psycho "shower scene" was playing in my head the whole time!) However, plenty of other people seemed to gravitate towards this motel. In fact, the place was really hopping. People were sitting outside in the "courtyard area" enjoying a drink and one woman nearly ran us over in the parking lot. I guess everyone is drawn to bright colors!




Shirt: J. Crew similar here
Skirt: J.Crew "Geo Brushstroke" circle skirt here
Shoes: J. Crew "Lillian" wedges similar here
Bag: LV "Marley" in Pistache budget friendly option here
Belt: Target




12 comments:

  1. You look amazing, I love how colorful this outfit is.

    Have a wonderful weekend doll,
    xoxo
    Johanna,

    http://www.dreamscolorsandglitter.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Johanna! I hope you are having an amazing week!

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  2. LOL you really made me chuckle reading your post... especially the bit about the psycho music! You were right about the colour gods though... what a perfect place for a photo shoot. Ideal for your outfit, which, by the way is gorgeous. I do love that skirt!
    Suzy x
    www.suzyturner.com

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    1. I am glad I could make you laugh! Yes, this place was really ideal given what I had on. In my opinion you can't go wrong with a monochromatic wall for blog photos!

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  3. That Yellow Bates Motel, oh my. You always have such unique and funny stories. Yet another gorgeous outfit. I actually own a very similar cobalt halter blouse. Love yours and that midi skirt is stunning!

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    1. Thank you so much Ada! I feel like this cobalt color goes with so many things in my closet. I am sure you get a lot of use out of yours too! I hope you're having a great week!

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  4. Haha...love your description of the hotel! The yellow walls are a great place for these outfit photos! Love all the bright colors!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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    1. Thank you Jessica! The hotel was truly something unique. Even though it was a little scary, I suppose I would go back there if I was ever in the neighborhood again.

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  5. You're so great with color, Katie. What a perfect setting for your photo shoot!
    Thanks for being a part of Fun Fashion Friday. Hope your weekend has been fab!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, as you can see I truly love color! Thanks for hosting and I hope you're having a great week!

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  6. I love the cut of that top, you look so dang gorgeous in it! Seriously, style hero! You look amazing Katie, I hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday my beautiful friend! XO -Kim

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    1. You're too kind Kim! I certainly am having a wonderful Wednesday, although I'll be happier when it's Friday! I hope you're having an amazing week too!

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