Confession time peeps. I'm still on the fence with my bright pink shell top. I wince and squint at myself in the mirror whenever I put it on. However, I am sticking with the ivory one because I feel good and comfortable in that one. I know I will get my wear out of it and it doesn't make me break out in a cold sweat every time I look at it. I am a little colour coward.
But I still want to introduce colour in to the wardrobe and I thought it might be better if I went a bit softer. How about a little bit of lilac?
Did you think you had the wrong blog then? Yes it's me in pretty colours! Such a soft colour and so very feminine! Dare I say it - I think this suits me better? I did actually umm and aah over this one for a while because it is a very fine merino wool and my first thought was I'm going to snag it and kill it on first wear but I kept going back to it and thinking "That's the one, that's the one". No harm in at least trying it and seeing. But I was smitten when I got it - the colour is one of these soft pales which work well against my skin tone - much nicer than a sharp pink even if I can take strong colour ... and looking through the wardrobe, the flint grey Gap skinny mini pants were an obvious choice for this jumper, and they even take on a slightly dusky heather tone when worn next to the jumper. I love it when new things gel instantly with the existing wardrobe but just help to give it a bit of an update. Oh and I thought I'd sharpen the look slightly by adding black accessories instead of something soft and prettier.
Topshop Sandals, Mulberry Bag, Susie Ho Bracelet
Something to note - I like this jumper because it is a v-neck. Universally flattering even for ladies with more va va voomage than me. Crew necks are great in the winter but a v-neck is good for the spring/summer when we can leave the scarves off and expose a touch more flesh.
And because this is me, I can't do a post without a pair of jeans in it and look, it's really nice and fresh with jeans and Converse. Have I lifted the grey gloom with this lilac jumper?
So what do you think about my change of colour direction? It's kind of funny that whilst I was over at the Allwornout blog, Eve was trying to work out pale pink jackets and ended up settling on a deeper strawberry hued jacket than intended and I started off with something brighter and louder and ended up with something much softer. You just can't tell how things are going to pan out sometimes.
Anyway, this leads me on to say - which ones of you have ever had your colours done and do you think this works for you and the way you shop and view your wardrobe? Do you stick to your rules rigidly or bend them as you please? I've never had my colours done and I've always gone by instinct and hope that I've got it right along the way. But if you fancy doing a bit of an analysis on yourself, why not pop over to Donna's blog where she helps you to assess what kind of colour palette you are.
I turned out to be "deep". As I commented on Donna's blog "I've never been called deep before".