Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Power Colour: Rockin' Red

You guys are the best - thank you for your empathetic responses to yesterday's "mojo-less" post! I am still feeling "meh" but I faked it better today. Helps when I wear one of my power colours (or Power Colours, to emphasize their importance to me).
Red has always been a Power Colour for me (yellow too).


  • Blouse - Michael Kors, thrifted; purchased here for $16.95
  • Skirt - no label, handmade, thrifted; last seen here (2nd outfit) in June with a cheonsam top
  • Shoes - Big Presence Desmond, Fluevog; last worn here in May with fucshia and copper leather


I felt better in classic shapes: a simple blouse, and a straight skirt and pumps. Easy.

First wearing of this blouse and it is very slippy and slidey! I couldn't tuck it into my nylons (one of my usual tricks) due to the waistband of the skirt being low, so I was tucking it back in constantly. The sleeves also wanted to unroll very badly. However, overall I really liked it.
I love this wonderful Indian handwoven skirt - it's a bit hard to see but it has wonderful bands of gold and bright red weaving along the bottom, and the body of it is a fine black and red stripe, which gives it an overall burgundy look.

The stuff:
Shiny copper shoooooooes!

Copper bling:
Most of my copper collection is packed away for fall/winter - these bracelets have both been purchased recently.

  • Cuff - Renoir, vintage 60s, consignment; purchased here for $12.00
  • Bracelet - Renoir, vintage 60s, thrifted; purchased here for $4.00


Do you have Power Colours? What effect do they have on you?

16 comments:

  1. I love this combo. Don't think I've seen the shoes before but they are awesome.

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    1. The shoes are a half-size too small so I don't wear them as much - however, I still love them. Thanks, Sandy!

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  2. I've just had a lovely catch up. Those glorious copper shoes!
    My Power Colours...hmmm...anything strong. Red, blue, black, white, turquoise as long as the shape fits well. But I think actually the shape, fabric and fit are more power giving than the colour, surprisingly. Hmmm :-) xo Jazzy Jack

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    1. Thank you so much for catching up/reading, Jazzy Jack! Yup, same, but brighter colours lend themselves more to Power than darker colours. You're right, the shape, fit and fabric are key. Colour alone won't cut it!

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  3. I love red!!!! Great shiny shoes!! I think we all can relate to having some mojo-less days :)

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  4. Definitely red has power. Good choice. I saw a recent fashion photo where the model had her pantyhose sticking up above her low-slung skirt. Uhhh, I don't think we want to copy that look. Or who knows? If you do it, I will. Hahaha! I have power colours and patterns - anything bold that makes me feel good. I know I'm on the road to wellness when I reach for them.

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    1. Oh, lordy, that's a "thing" now?? Wow, I could've been doing that for years! Like I would - it's like the bra-straps-showing thing. I just don't think I want to go there. Yes, bold is good - it's cream and cerulean today, very toned down for me.

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  5. I think my power colour must be orange as I started to like it and buy it in the last year!

    I like this outfit; it's very smart and red is such an uplifting colour. The skirt is lovely with those bands of ribbon at the hemline.

    I also loved your 'sick' pants yesterday; I thought the outfit was fabulous. I'm sorry it didn't lift you, but clearly today is a better day - thank goodness!

    Hope the rest of the week goes well for you.

    Veronica
    vronni60s.blogspot.com

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    1. Power colours can definitely change over time. Yellow has been good to me, as has orange, but I keep circling back to red. Thank you so much for your kind compliments, Veronica! This week shall pass...

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  6. I'd say blue is my power colour, or pink! Whenever I'm run diwn or struggling I always reach for blue more. I have some bright pink pieces that make me smile and boost my mood, but blue is my go to for comfort to help me feel a little better.

    I like the combination of skirt and shirt together, it's a shame the shirt was a little annoying to wear.

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    1. And yet, you're "Away from Blue" (hee, I know you mean blue jeans). Isn't it amazing how colour can enhance our moods?

      The shirt will be fine, it's just getting used to its peculiarities.

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  7. Jewelery and matching shoes ?!?! Oh wow you never cease to surprise us. I just read Ally's interview of you and LOVED it. We are so much more alike than I thought :)

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    1. Ha, you know it! I love the matchy stuff! Aw, thank you, sweetie!

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  8. Glad to hear that you're back on the up! I love a classy look like this too when I need a bit of support. And the addition of those copper shoes just lifts the outfit out of the ordinary: they're divine.
    Anna x

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    1. I'm getting there. I should wear the copper shoes more, really. Thank you!

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Sheila