First things First - for those of you who subscribe to my posts via email, please note that I don't run that service, and that it's working very poorly... sigh... Rest assured that unless I'm very ill, or away unexpectedly, you can assume that there will be new posts her at LEAST 3 or 4 times a week, and probably every day but Sunday. I will try to track down the responsible (irresponsible?) culprits and kick some sense into them, but I hold out very little hope of any correction...
A more challenging color to find, but VERY beautiful:
As I was looking for accent colors, I kept reverting back to a basic color wheel, to try to represent all areas of the wheel (I didn't - there's NO purple here). What I found was the way that my eye was continually drawn directly across the wheel from orange - rust is basically a dark brownish orange - to the greens and blues. So today, lots of green accents!
(FWIW, the Echo fold-over mitten/gloves gizmos are available in 8 colors. I got a pair a few days ago and am finding them very practical!)
I finally found the yellow I've wanted, and today was perfect timing! Both of these are pretty bold statements, but in the dead of winter, when everyone is wearing black, you could be the bright spot in every crowd if you dressed this way.
The muted colors were surprisingly difficult. The absurdly pricey Moncler vest in a delicious taupe, and the very unexpected pewter grey pieces, felt like a stretch, but I'm happy with the results. Once I find the rest of the accessories, my comfort level with uncommon color choices increases dramatically!
I reused two of our old favorite pastel colors, with some updated accessories to keep our thinking fresh. In neither of these examples did I like the look of a light-colored shoe, so I took us back to the core rust for footwear.
The pearl earrings are really lovely, and amazingly affordable. Just in case all of your holiday shopping (gifts, or personal treats?) is not yet finished...
Blush quilted vest – Viyella; rose quartz earrings – Matta; floral scarf – Alva-
Norge; blush gloves – New York & Co.; russet loafers – Patricia Green; Ivory vest
– Lands’ End; osmena pearl earrings – Indulgems sold out - similar here; plaid
scarf – Chesca; gold button gloves – Michael Kors; boots – Dr. Scholl’s
I'm going to take a break for a day or two in this series to do some thinking, and to get ready for my trip to Paris on the 10th. But I'm not quite finished here, unless I ABSOLUTELY can't find any more core garments. I will, of course, do my very best for you!