Sunday, August 29, 2021

Weekend Wrap-Up: Colour Therapy Bold Brights

Welcome back! I hope you've all been enjoying your weekend, and that it's been full of good times. Ours was pretty quiet, aside from brunch out with Nick on Saturday. 

I needed a jolt of Colour Therapy to face the world - bold brights will do the trick. 
Nothing new here, just remixing some of the glorious colours I have in my spring/summer wardrobe. I have one more month before I do my closet swap-over for fall/winter. 

  • Sweater - Banana Republic, thrifted; last seen here (3rd outfit) in June for Sailor Pants 5 Ways
  • Skirt - A Tribute to Marimekko by H&M, thrifted; last worn here in June on the anniversary of Karen's death
  • Shoes - Prepare Guide, Fluevog; last seen here earlier this month with stripes and tropical print

We met up with Nick at the Ruby for our usual brunch, as Ulti was cancelled due to not enough "I'm ins" to play this week.
It was sunny, with a light breeze - perfect for my skirt to billow as I walked (it's a silk/cotton blend). 

As you can see, it's rather swoosh-tastic.
I've worn turquoise with it before - I like how it pops - but never gone full-on orange with my top. A small Flashback here (scroll down), if you're interested.

Enjoying the deep pockets. 
Not quite awake - I need more coffee! 

I wore a full coral-red vintage slip under it for smoothing.
The bruises are starting to come out on my knees. 

Masked up. 
As of Sept 12th, we're required to show a "Vaccine Passport" in order to go in restaurants and other public venues. I'll need a print version, since I don't have a phone. 

L, warm up the car, I'm ready to go. 
We ran a couple of errands after brunch, then chilled at home in the afternoon.

The stuff: 
I'm on my 56th wearing of these shoes! It's almost like being barefoot. 

Orange and turquoise bling:
This is one of my favourite colour combinations. 

  • Leather obi - Bronsino, gift from L
  • Cuff/ring - Italian, vintage 60s, vintage mall
  • Silver/Lucite ring - Calvin Klein, thrifted
  • Earrings - Charmaine's
  • Pendant - Karen's

Other than that, it's been a quiet couple of days, full of music, board games, reading and cat-snuggling. I hope your weekend has been as fun! Thanks so much for stopping by. 

40 comments:

  1. Oh, I do love Marimekko prints! And, those shoes! I want some Fluevogs; I want them now! (Channeling my inner Veruca Salt). Isn’t it funny how we just think these colors go together? One of my favorites is orange with plum. I love you’ve posted with an obi belt. I’ve just been watching loads of YouTube videos about making one as I’ve decided I need a couple to change up some looks. I am so very glad I found your blog. It’s just so amazing and inspires me to try different things.

    https://marshainthemiddle.com/

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    1. Me too, Marsha, but they are nearly impossible to find 'in the wild" in second-hand shops, so when I spotted this skirt, my jaw dropped. I'm a fan of mixing colours that "don't match" - if nature can do it, you can do it!

      Obis don't seem hard to make - I have a big collection of them in leather, cotton and silk, nearly all thrifted. Oh, that is the sweetest thing, Marsha, thank you so much for your kind thoughts! I'm glad we found each other too!

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  2. I love this maxi skirt on you and it looks so good with the bright orange top and of course the turquoise! :)

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    1. I felt wonderful and bold in this, Mica - I can wear that skirt forever, it just fills me with delight so much.

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  3. I bet Anna (Anna's island style) would have that skirt off you in a trice! You look a vision- what a beautiful skirt and I love the colours you have paired together!! You are so clever with colour! Oooh, I've heard talk of vaccine passports but not actually heard of them being used!

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    1. Ha, Kezzie, you are so right - Anna and I have a near-perfect overlap in our tastes! Thank you so much - almost all colours work together, just trust your eye.

      Yup, as of Sept 12th, they'll be mandatory here.

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  4. Yay for the pops of turquoise! The obi and shoes cause the rest of the colors to POP! I love the orange top on you, the color is fabulous, lovely and uplifting!

    Weekend here was wonderful as the family gathering on Long Island was 14 of us including 7 adult nieces and nephews and 5 dogs (sorry Vizzini, no cats). You can imagine how satisfying it was to see family after over a year. Whew!

    Here’s to a great week, weather that is not too hot and not too cool, and making outfits!

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    1. The turquoise bits make me so happy, Laurie, especially against the vibrant pinks and oranges. I feel awash in colour!

      Oh, that sounds amazing! I bet there were a lot of tears and hugs too. Here's to a solid week ahead, my dear friend!

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  5. Oh, such glorious colours! You are constantly inspiring, Sheila.

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    1. Aw, thank you so much, Cynthia! That is so nice of you. :)

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  6. A gorgeously zingy outfit on a grey Monday morning, Sheila!
    We've got to show our vaccination status to be allowed into End of the Road - Jon's given me an old mobile phone especially but I've got hard copies from the NHS as a back-up. Technology and remote West Country fields aren't great! xxx

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    1. Yup, I really needed that zing, Vix! Colour boosting my mood was really needed. Oh, good stuff - yes, hard copies will always win out over a phone for me. Good luck with it!

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  7. Swoosh! Love the skirt. I also lack a smartphone and have to carry my paper card around. Despite the minor inconvenience I have no problem making proof of vaccination an entry requirement to public events.

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    1. I know, right?? Swooshtastic! Yes, I'll be a card-carrying person too. It doesn't bother me a bit - I'm happy to keep the younger servers and staff safe and do my part.

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  8. What a lovely styling. I love how the orange in your sweater matched the orange in your maxi skirt. That's a fun maxi, love the pattern and the bold colours: pink and orange. The turquoise heels and belt are a wonderful touch of colour as well. So great you've worn those shoes more than 50 times. They do look very comfy.

    I have a vaccination card that I carry with me. My cellphone isn't always on. I love that you don't have a cellphone. I'm tempted to throw mine out of the window sometimes. :)

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    1. You know that matching was on purpose, Ivana, ha ha! I love this skirt so much - I hope it lasts many more years, as it fills me with joy. Turquoise and orange is one of my favourite colour mixes (I will admit, I have a lot of faves!). Yes, the shoes are lasting so well! They are the best Fluevogs for the money I've ever had.

      Nice, glad you have that. I have never wanted one, and the longer I go without, the less I feel the need to join the throngs.

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  9. Oh my, your colour therapy even worked for me! What a well-needed sight for sore eyes! I'm loving the matching under-lovelies too. We do not (yet) need proof of vaccination if we go to a restaurant, but I've got mine anyway. We might hop over the border to France when we stay in our cottage in Belgium's west country next week, and it is required there! xxx

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    1. Even for you, Ann? I hope you are doing all right, my dear. I should show off my collection of vintage underthings some time - I know you would love seeing it all!

      I'm sure your own version of a passport will be coming soon. It seems inevitable.

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  10. Evening Sheila, what an uplifting outfit. Swooshy material is always comforting too. Wow to the pops of turqousie with orange. Oh how I loved the "it's like going barefoot" shoes looking that fab that are comfortable as well well win win. The jewelry is swoon-worthy as usual. I have a phone but very old and have ordered paper copies to prove our vaccination status. I am glad you had a relaxing week end. I have been commenting lately and then somehow not getting it to post. (my mistake )So just to say thanks for all the previous posts as well. Shazxx

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    1. Shaz, so good go see you, my dear, and glad my outfit lifted your spirits. There is something about floaty, swooshy fabric that makes my heart lighter, you know? I love the brights here too, and yay for turquoise. Yes, these are the best shoes for just utter comfort and also style!

      We're all the paper brigade here, it seems! Ha! Not many phone-carrying folks in the blogging community, I guess. I'm sorry your comments have been getting lost - maybe clean out your browser's history files? Big hugs to you, my dear - I know you're out there!

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  11. Oh, I love these colours! You have instantly put me in a better mood! Yay!

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  12. Oh! And you look totally lovely- can't forget to mention that!

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  13. Lovely outfit as usual. What happened to your knees?

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    1. I caught my toe in the hem of my red pants on Friday (Danger Pants!), Pamela-Marie. Ouch, but only one bruise is coming up, so that's a slight relief.

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  14. Fabulous outfit and that sounds like the perfect week end...
    xxx

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    1. It really was, Vronni. Peace and quiet were very welcome.

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  15. So fabulous color combo, this is one of my favourite ones too!. Loving this magnificent skirt (swooshiness and colours are the best!) and loving your chunky turquoise shoes and matchy accessories (and glasses too!)
    Gorgeous!
    besos

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    1. Thanks so much, Monica! Me too - I love this skirt so much. You're my sister in matching!

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  16. I must start wearing my long skirts as well. Now that I see how lovely this one is on you, I am reminded they just hang there.. what a shame.
    Greetje

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    1. Yes, wear them! I love my maxi-skirt collection and love wearing them.

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  17. Madly in love with the rich, deep, 1960s perfect colour palette of this fab outfit - just as I am the swooshiness of your full maxi skirt. There is pretty much no such thing as too much swoosh in a skirt or dress for me (which no doubt helps to explain why I used to live in 50s circle skirts a great deal of the time).

    Autumn Zenith 🎃 Witchcrafted Life

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    1. I love these rich colours together too, Autumn, and I cannot get enough of this amazing skirt. I completely agree - full skirts are awesome.

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  18. That skirt is amazing! And the turquoise really pops against the other colours.

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    1. It is one of my very favourite skirts, and I agree - turquoise goes with nearly everything!

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  19. Funky colours and a perfect swooshy skirt - great combination.

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  20. Sheila, orange and pink make for quite the cheerful color combo. Pairing them with turquoise was a stroke of brilliance.

    Rena
    www.finewhateverblog.com

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