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Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Pumpkin

I dug out this little jersey top from Topshop which I got last year in this "pumpkin" hue.  Rather befitting to think Halloween is only a few days away. 

Topshop Pumpkin Top (old)
Jack Wills Black Jeans (old)
Office Namesake Boots (again)

This is one of those tops, I picked up, bought, took it back, re-bought and finally decided to keep. Because that's just what I do. I believe it's what a lot of women do - who can be bothered or who are as undecisive as me. Or is that just me? Last year, I wore it loads. This year I wore it not so loads. I've also noticed a gradual move over to the black jeans since we've hit Autumn.  It's not been a conscious decision but they seem to go well with most of the darker shades dominating my wardrobe. I guess we are going through transition.

This pumpkin shade (not orange and not deep peach) reminds me of when my best friend asked me to one of her bridesmaids. She told me the bridesmaids were to going to wear "peach". The colour drained from my face. Peach. Peach is a bit insipid. Peach is not happening. Peach is one of those colours which doesn't know what it wants to be. Peach is well peach. So I offered up "How about burnt orange?". "No, no Sue, it's going to be peach - you will look lovely". I kept a straight face as I thought "eugh" but it's not my wedding and I shall do as I am told and squirmed a little in my seat. They kept it up for about five minutes, extolling the virtues of what a flattering shade peach would be for all of us.  And then all the bridesmaids and my "best" friend eventually yelled "Fooled ya!!!!" as they knew I wouldn't be able to stomach girly "peach" and they know what I'm like for colour names. If she had called it "dusky satsuma" I would have been alright. Peach? Bleurgh!

Anyway, this is just a shorty and colourful post on what is yet another grey, wet and dreary day. The weather is pants, the lighting is not so good, I just about managed this shot. Let's quit whilst we're ahead.  

And my top is PUMPKIN not PEACH.








10 comments:

  1. Lol at the peach comments - I have a horrendous photo of me doing bridesmaid for my cousin when I was 16….peach shimmery taffeta meringue. And remember how you used to get shoes covered in the same material - to get an exact match. Well, that too! I was a sight. Love this top and I'm really loving those boots the more I see them…Avril x

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    1. Gosh - Office should pay me for plugging their Namesake boots - I've barely had them off my feet since I've got them except for the hot weather. You should get a pair - they really are such a neutral which is probably why I reach for them time and time again.

      Peach shimmery taffeta - you know the bride did it to make sure SHE looked good on the day. Infact that's why all brides look good on the day at the expense of their bridesmaids!

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  2. Pretty! I have the same hang ups about peach as well. I like the dusty colours of this outfit.

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    1. Thank you ... I hadn't thought of it as pretty but it is one of my favourite tops for its colour and it's quite flattering. The colour works really well with blacks and greys as it tends to stand out more. I note that you have a top not a dissimilar colour in your latest post and I love the desert style boot/shoes you have on with your jeans.

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  3. Well I like your pumpkin top whatever colour it is! I smile when I see
    all the colours in magazines - at the moment it's all the different words to describe what we know as burgundy. Thank you for your comment on my pumpkin post - have fun at Halloween.
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    1. Yes - the burgundy descriptions have been out in full force this year haven't they?

      Thanks for popping past - you have fun whilst you're away too!

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  4. Hahaha!!! I din't do peach either. Just about killed me when a make up artist wanted to try a "peach" shade on my cheeks. Nooooooooo!

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    1. Not as bad as the green eyeshadow one of the girls in Space NK wanted to put on me for my wedding look. Needless to say, I didn't go for that.

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  5. I like this color on you. It reminds me of more of a salmon- which is really pretty.

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    1. Salmon. I can do salmon. It's not peach :o)

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