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Saturday, 24 August 2013

Primark Owl Shopper & My New Favourite Other Colour





Primark Owl Shopper (in stores), Gap sweatshirt (last season), Topshop sandals (last year)


Okay, so it's not up there with a Celine Trio or a nice Chanel but I think it has a little certain something?  Killing time the other day in Primark, I spotted this little owl tote. And what do I really like about it? I like that the little owl is blue which also just happens to be my new favourite other colour. Yellow has been demoted for me this year. Announcing to all and sundry that yellow was my second favourite colour was basically the death knell for all things yellow in my wardrobe. The owl being blue means the bag is the perfect accompaniment to all the lovely blue garments which I seemed to have accrued recently. Don't go adjusting your screens - yes, that will be me in blue, blue, blue and ... ta dah! ... more blue. Or more specifically - navy blue. You're going to get very bored of seeing me wear navy blue. You're going to get bored of reading the word navy blue. 

And speaking of navy blue - my sweatshirt isn't actually a true navy blue, this is more what people describe as an indigo blue. There is a difference (check wiki) and I am picky about my colours.  Grumps will testify how many times I painted the kitchen in the old house before I was happy. He said the walls were probably about an inch thicker by the time I finished. 

So anybody else out there getting the whole navy blue vibe? It kind of just snuck on me and then hit me BAM full on! Has it got you yet?

And is anybody else a decorating fascist out there? It can't be just me? And I look so sweet too don't I?

Looks can be deceiving (cue evil cackle).









44 comments:

  1. I've always loved navy blue! It must be something to do with my school uniform from high school being navy... It just stuck with me as a great basic colour that's not as severe as black, yet just as acceptable to wear top to toe. Great for autumn for you northern hemispher-ians too!

    Love those sandals, can't wait for sandal season to begin for us!

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    1. Well I had navy blue for my uniform too from middle to upper school. I loved it but I remember I fell out of love with it mid 2000's. But it seems to have wormed itself in to my wardrobe just recently and I didn't see it coming. So strange that we are both in that transitional phase. Sandals out for me and sandals in for you.

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  2. I have always been all about the blue, navy, indigo, blue green, turquoise, petrol, teal and every shade in between. Love it. And I love your tote, too! I much prefer it to the Celine Trio ;)

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    1. I love all the colours you've just mentioned too - I'm much more into the deep shades rather than the pastels and pales. I love my tote too but I wouldn't say no to a Trio if anyone wanted to buy me one :o)

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  3. Adore navy blue and bought loads of things in that colour a few years ago. It is so much more flattering than black x

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    1. I know I prefer midnight blue velvet shades to black. More sumptuous somehow. And navy is the perfect evening colour instead of black for the summer.

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    1. Thank you Raquel :o) Did you enjoy yourself in Dublin? A big change for you?

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  5. What a cute bag - there are so many owls around at the moment - jewellery, cushions etc. I remember seeing lots of owl items in Dubai last year and I was wondering when they would be flying over here!!
    As for painting I've spent a fortune on match pots searching for the perfect beige - there are subtle differences aren't there?

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    1. I've spent probably as much on match pots as I have on the actual paint to try and find the right shade. And you're right - there are very subtle differences. You don't know till its on the wall (and then sometimes it's too late).

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  6. Hi there! I'm all for blue-especially indigo-is that why I have a denim obsession?? Love your jumper, skirt and owl tote-all in all a perfect weekend outfit that is so stylish and inspiring xxx

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    1. I think you probably put your finger on it there - it's just a great colour isn't it. I've always liked it but in recent years I found myself gravitating more towards grey. But it's nice to try something else ... even I can get a little greyed out sometimes.

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  7. I have that owl bag, too! I love it. And I love navy. And I love your blog. Love love love.

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    1. Belinda, that's really sweet of you. I love your posts too and your fellow bloggers. They're always fun and upbeat and I love never knowing who or what is coming next.

      And the owl bag is fun. I like these little shopping bags - so easy to put in your main bag or just drag to the park with all the kid's paraphernalia. I think I'm starting to build up a little collection.

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    2. Blogging is my bit of fun on the side [grin].

      I also like the little shoppers - definitely essential for carting about the various bits and pieces you need with children. Like a hip flask.

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  8. ahh this is so cute! I'm loving those sandals too!!

    Hannah xx


    www.raspberrykitsch.com

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    1. Ah the Newark sandals. Sold as seen on Kate Bosworth (that's a good enough endorsement for me).

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  9. I love navy ... much more flattering than black, but sadly, with my skin, I can only wear navy on the bottom half. But if I could wear it .. by God, I would!!! Cute bag btw!

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    1. Ah but on the bottom half is better than not at all!

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  10. Loving navy for the winter along with a fling of cobalt in there too. But have to say, I'm still all about the yellow! Ooh and navy and black together. Yum yum yummmmmmmmmm

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    1. Navy and black - one of my favourites too. Not thought about the cobalt but I could stick a bit of emerald green in there. Love navy and green though. Another one of those combos which should never be seen and I still don't understand why.

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  11. Fab bag and a great classic look - love it all!

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    1. It's quite a simple look really isn't it except I swapped the jeans for a skirt. But still a denim skirt at that. What would we do without denim?

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  12. Bag is 'totes' gorgeous!! As you know I'm a recent devotee to this very handy style!! The owl is lovely, I'd liked your foxy one too!!

    Really feeling the blue love.....it will be rife in my wardrobe this coming season as well!! Can't beat a bit of navy but any blue will do!!

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    1. The fox one is still my favourite I think they've done an updated version of it with a moustache on.

      Look forward to seeing what pieces infiltrate your wardrobe this season - wonder if we have any where we can go "snap".

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  13. Everyone needs Navy Blue in their life! The Owl is superb. xx

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    1. They do - you're absolutely right!

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  14. Well, as you already once pointed out, blue is my favourite colour too. At least according to my wardrobe. In my head, however, the favourite colours are pink and green. Garish! :D

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    1. I see blue all over your outfits but I can see which colours you sway too. Pink and green sounds garish but nature's flowers are pink and green and they are never garish.

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  15. navy is an amazing colour - i have a few sweaters and jeans (well, dark indigo jeans) that i definitely put to work ;) love the cute owl tote, definitely more unique than a celine trio - hehe ;)

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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    1. Yes the owl is a fun little addition. And infinitely cheaper than a trio.

      When did navy become so amazing? Two years ago, I don't think I had much in my wardrobe but now, it's teaming with the stuff.

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  16. Great tote. I love navy. If I look back to my childhood, I see that I've always had some kind of navy cardigan or blazer or something that I use as a staple. It's such an easy color to go with things.

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    1. Hi Jocy. I wore navy from childhood till the age of 30 (work days) and then gradually it fell out of favour with me. But now its making a big comeback for me. Maybe it's a fad but hopefully this is a good and longlasting one.

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  17. I've always thought you looked really great in blues! The bag is lovely! I love, love navy, have so much it's no joke :-)

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    1. Thank you SPD. I love calling you SPD, appeals to my inner child.

      And about the navy - I think I might rival you in the amount we have. I've been doing catch up.

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  18. Love the bag! I've just bought the whistles cest la vie sweater and a navy shirt to go under it. Looks like Navy will be the big colour of A/W (and burgundy of course, no escaping that) I'm after some navy jeans, but I'm yet to find any I like.

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    1. I've been keeping an eye out for that one - it's just come online hasn't it? Is it lovely? The navy jeans I already have and got them a while back but for some reason not a real favourite for me. I find them a bit challenging to make interesting. It's like if they are blue - they should be denim blue but they're not so I struggle with them.

      And burgundy (I'll call it berry ;o)) - that's a no brainer. I loved it last year and I'm loving it for this year too.

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  19. Count me in, I am still seeking navy jumpers and having no luck. My last one from Uniqlo went kind of ugly and bobbly so it had to go. I love how simple yet elegant this outfit is, the sandals are a great addition!

    Also, your carpet. I have practically the same in the upstairs of my house (same texture and colour) and it is filthy! How is yours so beautifully clean???? Mine by now resembles an accident in Jackson Pollocks studio, I really need to get a professional in! ;)

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    1. Oh and the primark bag! I still have that fox one from last year, they do tend to make the cutest totes!

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    2. Navy jumpers or any dark jumper - I stick to a cotton or linen mix to try and avoid the bobbling where possible. Wool seems to attract every single cat hair in the vicinity and that's just hard work having to defluff and de-pill. In this case, I went with a sweatshirt which seems to offset most problems nicely. And I like the sandals but don't wear them that often. They are okay but the strap doesn't seem to hold my heel very well and slips a little (a tad annoying) but for small wears - they are fine. Wouldn't do a day in them though. I like the KG ones you have and the ankle strap.

      And the carpet - lucky you can't see it too clearly. The pile is actually wearing down a little after me prancing about on it for the past year. It's not too grubby as it's an upstairs one - just a little flatter in front of the mirror.

      And I still use the fox tote - that's my favourite but it's good to have a change. Don't want to wear the fox one out believe it or not

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  20. I've always been a huuuuge navy bluer - always buy it instead of black, as my friend says navy is the kinder cousin to black which strips all the life from my face. It always makes other colours like pink more interesting. Funny now I miss my denim skirt - I love them but never never wore mine

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    1. I never really wore denim skirts until the last year and they've been a bit of a staple this year as a nice alternative to the old blue jeans.

      I like to think of navy as the black for summer when black sometimes seems a bit too heavy.

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  21. I like the owl tote, it is a cutey :) I'm very much into navy blue myself, I just bought the navy blue zara coat from the new season lookbook,and I'm still looking for more navy blue to add to my winter wardrobe. I was thinking about a wool blazer, but we'll see. xx

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    1. Oh you are lucky - you actually fit in to the Zara coats. They do not fit shorty me very well.

      Can't wait to see how you wear yours.

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