Got The Blues

cardigan: Benetton, necklace: Banana Republic, t-shirt: Primark, skirt: h&m, belt: Accessorize.
The blues are because you're getting fat & maybe it's been raining too long, you're just sad that's all. The mean reds are horrible. Suddenly you're afraid & you don't know what you're afraid of.
Holly Gollightly, Breakfast at Tiffany's (Truman Capote)

Good job we ain't got those reds then.

Blue is such an easy colour to wear, I find it easily surpasses an all-black elegance (despite our early reference to Miss Gollightly, perhaps the greatest purveyor of the little black dress - apologies H. de Givenchy, we'll pay homage another time...) Tonal blues offer a soothing paintframe to work within, highlighting the prettiest of porcelain rosy cheeks, emphasizing a deep tan, or contrasting with some fantastic African prints.
I picked up this amber & lily stone necklace when browsing yesterday: Banana Republic (Europe, & possibly America too) are currently hosting a fantastic long weekend wherein everything comes with a 25% discount. Bonus! I love that this piece ties with a lambskin leather bow rather than the usual silk ribbon, & the flow of tan to amber to orange is genius. Such costume jewellery seems hard to source at the moment, they all look so alike. I look forward to wearing this with a deep golden silk t-shirt, or over a chocolate/peach 1940s dress that I have hanging in my closet. Or indeed, the other purchase I made at the same cash register: a cream-coloured, simple T, with a miniature black elephant print. Ready for Safari.

{all photos by me}


Fydez said...

Your necklace is so nice, I want it. The color is so wonderful. Also, I agree with your thoughts about the color blue even if I have a hard time pulling it off myself! XX

Katie said...

thanks - i think it must have been fate as i had been lusting after it online, when a few hours later i got an email from BR about their discount weekend!

Katie x

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