It is still gloomy and cold for July, so I wore a fine-knit twin-set today rather than a t-shirt and cardigan. This one is in a silk and cotton mix from WoolOvers in a gorgeous cerise. Although I love the colour, it doesn’t go with much in my wardrobe, apart from a couple of things that I will show you later in the post. When it finally gives out, I will not replace it with anything in the same colour as I am now choosing more orangey coral pinks, not this kind of bluish pink. Coral pink goes with more of my accessories and scarves, and I think suits me more than cerise.
- Cerise silk and cotton mix top – WoolOvers.
- Cerise silk and cotton mix cardigan – WoolOvers.
- Indigo jeans – Cotton Traders.
- Dried flowers under resin and silver drop earrings – present from my sister.
- Dried flowers under resin and silver bracelet – ditto.
I actually bought the twin-set some years ago because I had fallen for these shoes from Clarks, which I had seen online. This is the dangerous kind of impulse buying that I am trying to avoid by setting particular colours for my wardrobe. When you buy something on the spur of the moment, you risk getting into a kind of chain reaction – first the shoes, then a top, a cardigan, a skirt, some jewellery, more shoes etc. Organising yourself so that you have a wardrobe plan and colours helps you stop this cascade of shopping – well, most of the time!
Anyway, here are the shoes, Clarks Cloudy Skies in fuchsia and orange SS 2013:
Aren’t they pretty – you can see why I fell for them!
So, then I had to get a skirt which would set off the twin-set and the shoes, especially as they didn’t quite match. I bought this white linen skirt from Viyella, via Amazon, also in 2013:
Well, at least the skirt does fit into my colour wheel and goes with just about everything I wear in the Summer! That is if I can still get into it. I am continuing to put on loads of weight, which is depressing. I can’t exercise enough to lose anything and my tum is getting bigger – eek!
I can also just about wear the twin-set and skirt with this handbag (but not the shoes – my brown sandals look best here). The photo has distorted the colour somewhat – it is a bit deeper than the cerise of the twin-set. The handbag is a large hobo design from the now sadly defunct Peony and Moore – Mariella with old gold hardware SS 2011.
That’s it for today, folks.