Once the “flower-based” color scheme idea is set, there are lots of variations possible. Rather than the purple shades that I used with the delphiniums the other day, I am going to look at daffodils today, and include a couple of shades of yellow. One has to be careful when mixing yellow and black – there’s always a danger of looking like a bumblebee, or a Pittsburgh Pirates fan! (not that there’s anything wrong with that…)
I always like to start with the core of black clothes – if you look carefully, you can see my favorite “Core of Four” showing up here. While a solid black outfit seems boring in the midst of all of this color, it might be needed for evenings or a serious business affair. But another dress in a fun print is always handy for both work (with the cardigan) and festivities…
I like your new flower inspired series. Nothing like waking up to a beautiful flower.
cheryl :) says
I don't wear much yellow, but this is very pretty!
OMG, this series is like a combination of a fashion show and a garden party. What fun! Can we suggest flowers? How about lilacs?
Love, Love this yellow…how would you mix a little green into an all yellow, black and white ensemble?
Janice Riggs says
First thought – a scarf that had a floral pattern that included the four color. Or a piece of colored, beaded jewelry – you could have one made specifically in colors you prefer. (etsy.com is full of artisans that will make jewelry to your specifications)
That $564 Vionnet top is beautiful, but crazy expensive!
Check out the NYT article about how it's stupid and yet not stupid to look at Hillary Clinton (and Christine Lagarde and Sheryl Sandberg, etc.) as a fashion role model. The article points out that what's really stupid is to look to Rihanna or Nicole Kidman as fashion role models if one is over age 25, not underweight and in a profession other than entertainment.
The article also points to a blog, Ladypockets, that makes fun of all this. Truly hilarious. I think your readers would enjoy…..
I've been wondering whether you might consider starting with a pigeon. I often wish I could have a pigeon outfit, the colors are so lovely. Here's a nice one: http://oakcityhustle.com/pigeon-envy/