You might think that wearing colour wouldn’t really provide much of a challenge to me. However, what I found the most challenging was wearing one colour, or one colour tone, at a time!
For Monday, the prompt Shades of Grey had me rummaging in my wardrobe. I didn’t think I had that much grey, but I managed. Somehow. I know. The pressure! Not quite 50 Shades of Grey.
I teamed a thrifted vintage scarf tied as a hairbow with a DECJUBA tank, Country Road maxi skirt and mustard Zomp Shoez cork wedges. I defined my waist with a metal plate belt of uncertain parentage. You can read more about this outfit here.
Lots of colours in Tuesday’s outfit, following the prompt Pastel Central. A pretty yellow Alannah Hill hair flower and pink lip. My Trelise Cooper retro cute wisteria-print midi skirt teamed beautifully with a peachy Target linen tee and Ferragamo lavender blue flats. A thrifted black elastic and metal belt from Jeanswest defined my waist. A good job for $2 from my local opshop! It’s adorably retro cute too.
I went one better for Wednesday’s prompt of Jewel Tones, by wearing a gorgeous Boom Shankar dress with a jewel-toned print of jewel shapes! This is probably the perfect shape for me. It comes in under the bust, has flattering gathering leading to every girl’s favourite – pockets! The extended sleeve is flattering on my tuckshop lady arms and the length hits me just above my knee. It gives me booty and boobage, yet diminishes my tummy and the pattern pretty much has all of my favourite colours!
Click here to read more about my Boom Shankar dress from Frocktober 2014.
I upped the jewel tone ante by taming my tresses with a Mimco racewear piece in gorgeous emerald green, adorned with emerald crystals. I love twist hairbands – especially jewel-toned satin embellished ones! The versatility is awesome. A pretty pair of leather rose gold and tan Topshop sandals completed my look.
For Thursday, the Back to Nature prompt had me reaching for something beige and perhaps olive, maybe with a splash of animal print? Then I spotted this vintage beauty in my wardrobe. Circa 1970s full skirt with a half-elasticated waist, pleated front waistband and a flamboyant jungle print.
Sadly, the elastic had given up the ghost, so four safety pins fixed it for me. I folded the back section of the waistband in on itself to create a sort of voluminous pleat. A classic brass buckled cowhide belt helped hold it up, and created a lovely paperbag waist effect, over a simple cobalt Country Road tee.
Other Back to Nature elements were my leather Sunburst House of Harlow 1960 pendant, leather zebra print sandals from Ezibuy (run don’t walk because they’re currently $27!), vintage sterling silver catseye earrings, bumble bee hairpins from Colette Hayman, a zebra bangle from Lady Chatterley’s Affair, and a Mimco leather ladybag with cheetah and snakeskin print trim. Rawr!
Finishing off my week of #SNSCOLOUR was the prompt of Citrus Hues. After a rocking girls’ night out at the Foo Fighters Sonic Highways tour concert, I was a little tired.
I teamed some cheery yellow Ruby Olive earrings with a Shabby Sisters boxy top in orange, printed relaxed pants in ink navy, white and yellow, and KeepResin bangles in citrus shades. A pair of Mox in Diamond referenced the white in the printed pants – and kept me safe and comfy on a very rainy morning!
I absolutely loved my week of #SNSCOLOUR. I love getting dressed and working out my day’s outfit. Participating in an easy peasy lemon squeezy challenge just makes it even more fun.
Did you join in? What was the easiest (or perhaps the hardest) day for you?