Sunday, December 13, 2009

Daily Wear: Black and Blue

I think I've heard that black and blue are two colors that you aren't supposed to mix but I really like that combination. I think a bright electric blue looks smashing with classic staid black, the way any bright color pops with a neutral. and it doesn't get more neutral than black. Except maybe white of course.

Speaking of white, I like it paired with a preppy kelly green. I like red with brown. So often paired with black, people forget that red is actually a warm color. Especially a juicy tomato red. Orange is a difficult color for me, not one I've had much experience with but I'm trying. I think I would try to tame it's ferocious intensity with a calm tan.

Another favorite is mixing sunny yellow with stormy grey, the opposites in my personality. Or how about serious navy with a gregarious purple? Or olive green with magenta?

Outfit details: Black dress with white cuffs and collar (thrifted), blue tights (DKNY); black maryjanes with ivory piping (payless).

I went to Lush earlier in the week and they had a goodie bag of lovely retro holiday products. Here's my haul, including the things I bought...

Veganese conditioner; Soap Wall set; Fair Trade Foot Lotion; Sugar Babe scrub; Vanilla Fluff powder; Merry X-Mas massage bar; eggsnog lip balm; marzibain bubble bar; Christmas Kisses bubble bar; and Snow Showers bath bomb.