Monday, July 6, 2015

Salmon and Magenta, AKA Pink and Purple

I'm constantly amazed at how much people like it when I match my clothes to my purple-y-pink-y hair. 
And again today, I had so many comments from my coworkers. They weren't exactly sure what these colours were called, but they knew they liked 'em.

  • Cardigan - Jacob, thrifted; last worn here in May over a high-low dress (gave it away, it was too big)
  • Dress - Jacob, consignment; last seen here in early June with pink plaid and baby blue
  • Shoes -  Faith Hi Lo Reumah, Fluevog; last worn here in May with teal and cherry

I'd call the sweater magenta - just like my hair. The dress definitely has some orange-y tones in it, which in my book lands it in the salmon category.
I blame (or thank) the scarf for this combo - it's got so many great pinks, purples, greens, oranges and reds in it.

The stuff:
And it matches my shoes so well!

Matchy bling:
I tend to wear the same accessories together with certain colour combos. These earrings always go with the scarf, for example, even though they don't really match.

  • Scarf - Ralph Lauren, consignment
  • Belt - Plum
  • Bangle - local
  • Cuff - St. Paul's Cathedral gift shop
  • Ring - Uffizi Gallery gift shop
  • Earrings - Le Chateau

The sky is no longer yellow here today, but it's still hazy and you can smell the smoke from the fires.


  1. I really like the colour combination of this outfit too! The scarf is just the perfect accessory :)

  2. I suspect the heightened frequency of compliments is due to that rarity of someone having a hair-color that matches their clothes. Nobody would go to the trouble of dyeing their hair just for that purpose and many who have dyed hair don't think about it when dressing. Interesting observation!

    One of the best things about having smart friends (e.g., you) is they find insights into human behavior. This is one.

  3. Beauuuuuutiful ! these colours look fab together and the fact that the entire look matches your hair is even better.
    There is something soothing, yet vintage about this combo.

  4. Salmon and Magenta go very well together, and with your hair. When my hair was pink and orange, people would always point out if what I was wearing matched my hair. Now that it's all one colour it doesn't happen as much. It's nice that our hair makes people happy, don't you think?


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