make it pop

Zara Sweater worn backwards (similar)  |  BCBG Max Azria bandage skirtFrench Connection peacoat (similar)  |  Nordstrom diamond tights ASOS tuxedo ankle boots  |  Rebecca Minkoff MAC ostrich bag (worn as a clutch)  |  Vintage, BCBGeneration, H&M, Nordstrom bracelets and rings


I had the extreme pleasure of shooting on my first full day at New York Fashion Week with Lydia Hudgens, a friend of many friends and a new friend of mine who is incredibly talented. I had so much fun picking out this outfit before I left for New York – I’m the queen of black on black on black. Seriously. Color blocking is just… not my thing. I pretty much threw my “norm” out the window and not only went bright and bold, but I also took my shot at the very chic OscarPRGirl’s backward sweater trick. As many of you know, she’s kiiind of a genius. She’s the first person I heard about this trend from, so I accredit the greatness to her, but basically you wear your cardigan backwards and it not only looks chic but expands your wardrobe choices. This sweater was a great one to try this out on because it has beautiful gold buttons on the sleeves and on the front.. err back. I also opted to wear my favorite BCBG bandage skirt to their show as a small ode to their greatness. Hope you love the look! Don’t forget to check out my girl Lydia’s work :)

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  • Reply kiwifashionblog

    Lovely outfit! Love how your style blue and green together and the RM MAC just gives that pop of colour! Contrast and unique!

    May 8, 2012 at 1:33 pm
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  • Reply Erika

    you look amazing! lydia is awesome. love this whole look.


    February 24, 2012 at 1:09 pm
    • Reply cpetric

      Thanks doll, love you tons

      February 26, 2012 at 10:41 pm
  • Reply Ria

    La la love these shots! So good. The sweater backwards is totally adorable and so are your booties.

    February 23, 2012 at 10:17 pm
    • Reply cpetric

      Thanks Ria :)

      February 26, 2012 at 10:41 pm
  • Reply Penny Pincher Fashion

    Great mix of colors here and I do that backwards cardy trick often! :) Also dying over your necklace – LOVE!!

    February 23, 2012 at 6:21 am
    • Reply cpetric

      I’m a newbie to it, but love it! I need to try with other sweaters :)

      February 26, 2012 at 10:41 pm
  • Reply Color Me Blue

    You look amazing! Love this look – you pull off the backwards sweater trend fantastically! That’s awesome you got to shoot with Lydia Hudgens – I’ve always wanted her to shoot me!

    Color Me Blue

    February 23, 2012 at 12:09 am
    • Reply cpetric

      Aww thanks Amanda! :)

      February 26, 2012 at 10:41 pm
  • Reply Maria Camila

    Love the combination of the blue & green. I also I adore the coat & booties. & OscarPRgirls is so amazing xo

    February 23, 2012 at 12:06 am
    • Reply cpetric

      Thank you! :)

      February 26, 2012 at 10:41 pm

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