Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Feb 15th - Outfit #13 - Shades of Grey (and a Streak of Turquoise)

Putting this jacket into the challenge limited the bottoms I could do it with; only the purple brocade skirt, the black skirt and this grey skirt actually work with it. I do have more than one black skirt (I have several), so I can wear it with other things, but it's not exactly a wardrobe staple. I might wear it one more time this month, I'm thinking.
It was frigid out this morning - I'm surprised you can't see my breath in that picture! Everything was rimed with frost.

I liked how the paler grey of the skirt brought out the lighter grey in the brocade of the jacket.
They are actually a closer match than the pictures make them seem; the skirt is so shiny that it picks up hints of other colours around me.

The stuff:
Well, there isn't any stuff. I wore a pair of white gold earrings and that's it.

I am seriously in love with these Cydwoqs. They are so comfortable!

This is a late blog entry. I am starving as I had a long hair appointment tonight. I had a little something put in my hair:
Wee! I love the turquoise against the red. I can't wait to show it off at work tomorrow.

Jacket (Naughty), skirt (Club Monaco), shoes (Cywoq).

14 comments:

  1. Love the turquoise in your hair!

    That jacket is beautiful too, a great statement piece even if you can't wear it every day! :)


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  2. The new hair accent is wow-cool! I think you're doing your re-mixing in grand style.

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  3. I'm swooning over those beautiful tights. And like the whole ensemble. Seeing your outfits makes me feel good inside. Warm and happy.

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  4. Loving the turquoise stripe :-). (is this what happens when you limit your wardrobe, you're forced to add extra excitement in your hair? ;-))

    How are you finding the challenge?

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  5. Love your style! I work at a Cydwoq retailer (buloshoes.com) and found your blog doing a Cydwoq google search. You are fabulous!

    Charly Godwin
    Bulo Shoes

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  6. What a cool turquoise stripe! I have been wanting to do that myself.
    Your outfit is lovely!

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  7. The turquoise streak is AWESOME! Love it!

    And I love those tights so much.

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  8. Whoa to the streak of turquoise...wondering if I could do something similar to the grey stripe in my hair! This jacket is absolutely gorgeous!

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  9. Omgomgomg YES! Your hair turned out so great. I think this outfit turned out really great. That jacket is kind of a difficult piece, but the shapes work in a complementary way.

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  10. OMG how cool is THAT ?
    What a way to make a statement. I also like how the color contrasts with your red hair.
    I tried blue on my hair a few years ago but it was not even noticeable...

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  11. The streak turned out great! Good for you for being so brave

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  12. did you have your hair red previous to the blue? i'm trying to do the same thing. did you just dye the blue over the red? orr?

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    1. Bethany, I dye my hair red myself. My hairdresser bleached the streak (making it white/blonde) first, then dyed the blue over it.

      When I colour my hair now, I soak the blonde streak (the blue faded out really fast!) in conditioner, then wrap it up in cling-wrap with an elastic so that it doesn't get any dye on it. My hairdresser refreshes the bleaching every couple of months.

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