Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Sure, Sweet Cement, Glue And Lime of Love

I've been obsessed with colour since I hit high school. This is probably because prior to this, from the ages of nine to twelve, I only wore black. My parents must have been horrified and I can't believe they let me do it for as long as I did. The thing that made me shun the whole black from head to toe thing was tie-dye. Again, embarassing.

So I'm a fan of colour - cerise, teal, tangerine, aqua, cerulean, scarlett. There are some colours though that are a little bit lacking in my closet. One is yellow. I've got fairly sallow skin and sometimes yellow makes me look a bit sick or really, really sick. Which is sad because yellow is one of my favourite colours (it's so happy!) and I always find some great yellow stuff when op-shopping. Like this blouse.
It looks a tiny bit (okay, alot) Austin Powers-y but with a little bit of updating it would look great under a pinafore. But alas, the colour made me look like I had malaria. The dodge op shop lighting probably didn't help. So, no yellow for me....

But what is the next best thing? Why, lime of course. All those citrus colours...

Wearing - lime checked sixties dress, lime scarf at waist, black blazer and white shoes (all thrifted/op shopped), net tights - Coles, spotted socks - Target. For a better look - click on my flickr badge (its on the left hand side of the page).

Bought - Rhinestone earrings, leaf brooch, salt and pepper shakers (all thrift).

8 comments:

Lady Melbourne said...

I love how you describe colour- 'cerise, teal, tangerine, aqua, cerulean, scarlett'
Sometimes when I talk about a particular colour people look at me like I'm mad. 'Duck egg blue, what is duck egg blue?!?!?'
I can't wear yellow, but it looks great. I'd love to see it with some black and white, or navy and red.

The Collector said...

I love the yellow blouse.
This is probably so wrong of me - but I wear whatever colour I feel like wearing (true, true I'm always in black or grey). I think that sometimes a little bit of different make-up does the trick - or maybe I'm just delusional?

jayne said...

i LOVE color, basically b/c my mother only wears black & white so i rebel haha. that's the height of my teenage rebellion though, my parents should consider themselves lucky haha. i love yellow as well, i always covet yellow shoes, dresses, bags, everything!

MHBass said...

that outfit is so cute - the spotty socks are the cherry on top!

Francis Girard said...

Yellow is hard to pull off - you do it so well. Its really down to skin tone with yellow (ive decided), the more colour in your skin the better. Im very pale and i look washed out. My boyf is south american and he rocks yellow. You look lovely. xf

esme and the lane way said...

I've got fond of yellow over the past year (why?) but it is not the best colour for me. It is best I stick to, say, yellow shoes. I got a thrifted yellow blouse with tiny birds on it, but haven't worn it once as it just does not look ok on me! Boo. I like your outfit, that blazer looks great.

The Clothes Horse said...

Ow-ow, that lime dress is gorgeous. I love the yellow top as well though. Fun finds.

A dreamer said...

aw pity about the yellow blouse, i really like it.
nice combo of white and lime. those colours together look really fresh.