On Monday, I wore my navy EvaDress trousers, 40's pattern back-buttoned blouse and the rosie watchlace from Scruffybadger - woo hoo! This outfit got me a comment from Eunny Jang over in the Flickr group! Eunny Jang! (knitting blog celebrity, editor of Interweave Knits for those who don't know.) Turns out she is seriously into sewing now, and has a tumblr blog here. She has made some amazing clothes!
Thursday... too tired for innovation, I changed my tee to the purple one and added my birdcage necklace. It looked better with the tee untucked - better flow. I liked the colours together... but it was less "matchy" than usual.
What I learned this week:
Never anything forgranted! Seize the day!
No, Roo, about your clothes, silly!
Despite all my talk about silhouettes at the start of this month, I still get sidetracked by colour and / or era. My first instinct is always to prioritise colour-matching and / or to wear two items from the 40's (Monday), the 50's (Friday) or the 60's (Wednesday and Thursday), instead of looking at the shapes of the clothes and how they might work together.
I noticed how much pizzazz the rosie watchlace added to Monday and Tuesday's outfits and the difference the gilt birdcage pendant made on Thursday, picking up the gold of the cardi buttons.
This needs a bit more thought. I rely a lot on my granny's flapper beads to add vintage style to my "look", but it would be fun to acquire a few more pieces of quirky costume jewellery to mix things up a bit.
Has anyone seen me wear my sky-high tan wedges yet this month? No? Tsk!
I wore my flat black Kickers shoes on three days of this week. These are 7 years old and will not survive the winter, so I need to think about the gap they fill: flat, black, wearable with either skirts or trousers. I am thinking about getting some androgynous black chelsea boots to wear with trousers, and wearing my Camper heels with skirts.
And what of the infamous mustard shoes-of-wist? It's pay day next week... that's all I am saying! ; )