Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Zebra and Reds

Oops, I just realized I forgot to put my lip gloss on before I took my pictures this morning - I really do have lips! 
Second wearing of this rusty-browny-red sweater (last seen here with blonde hair and my swooshy painty skirt). I played with tones of reds with this outfit, with the bold skirt to ground them.

Would you believe the skirt is acting as a neutral?
An encore presentation of the zebra skirt (last seen here with denim-blue and cream, and purple shoes!), pairing it with reds, as I noted last time that I'd never worn it with red.

The shoes are more of a cherry red - they don't match the browny-red of the sweater, nor do they match the pinky-red of the camisole I'm wearing under it.
But they go! They are of course my Teapot Senchas, last spotted here with a bustle and candy-cane stripes.

I am still really stiff from the race on Sunday - moan, groan. On the plus side, my lip and nose are feeling better. I'm sorry I haven't been around to visit your blogs - things have been a little nutty (major understatement) the past few weeks.

But I digress. Stuff:
A nice reddy-brown in the cuff, and red glass beads in the vintage 70s choker.

Sweater (Bandolino, thrifted), skirt (Plum), shoes (Sencha Teapots, Fluevog), cuff (SkinZnHydez), spoon bracelet (About Tine), choker (Mom's, vintage 70s).

11 comments:

  1. Ooh, I like you in a short skirt! Nice legs!

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  2. I love that you find the skirt to be the grounding neutral in the outfit, where as I would have said the reds are the grounding neutral! Either way, I may have to use this trick on a patterned skirt I have trouble outfitting!

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  3. Aww, well I am glad you're still feeling up to blogging! And yes, I'm convinced that even if things are a perfect match, adding more of non-matching color can help things go.

    I also love how your purple glasses look with the red!

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  4. I'm just getting caught up, too, and read about your introduction to the sidewalk. You poor thing! Speaking as someone who's fallen twice in the last month or so, I can empathize, although I was lucky not to actually do a face plant! You look like you're recovering quickly (do I see an owie on your knee?) and, as usual, you look amazing in your incredible wardrobe and impeccable taste!

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  5. that skirt is totally a neutral piece!! I love it with the shades of red. Glad to hear you are feeling better!!

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  6. I think animal print makes great neutrals! I do it with leopard print all the time, so zebra print works just as well too! And I hope you're continuing to feel better after your fall!

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  7. I'm not sure I've said it before, but you have some killer legs woman !
    And this printed skirt DOES act like a neutral, you always spice things up with some really unique accessories.

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  8. Woo hoo, sexy skirt, and great pins, Sheila! xxxx

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  9. Great skirt and shoes, Sheila. You've got some gorgeous legs!!!

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