Feeling Blue

April 5, 2012


Sometimes I’m attracted to a specific color for a period of time, and because I’m gravitating to it, everything ends up matching.  I really don’t do it on purpose; I’m not trying to look like a catalogue.  I don’t particularly like matchy-matchy, and I think it’s hilarious when the fashion police try to decree that it’s cool/not cool to match.  It’s all so profoundly silly, but we know that, right?

So, here’s my blue phase for the moment.  It consists of a blue chambray maxi dress from H&M last year(?) and a thrifted African jacket decorated with cowrie shells (can’t wait to try this piece in other configurations).  My beaded and woven bracelets are a thrifted and gifted assortment, and my earrings are by Lynx.  Just trying to stay cool while I figure out what I want to sew for summer.

So stay tuned for the next installment, brought to you in living color (or something like that.)  Well, maybe in black and white.  I’m kinda feeling that, too.

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26 Responses to Feeling Blue

  1. catherine on April 5, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    LOVE your blog and look forward to reading it. You’re so talented – wish I had learned how to sew. Keep up the great work !

    • Jean on April 5, 2012 at 7:54 pm

      So glad you’re enjoying it and thank you for commenting. Perhaps you can take a sewing class!! You might have a hidden talent.

  2. Rosalind on April 5, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    You look so vibrant in blue – like you could be wafting around in a field of yellow flowers (for the sartorial contrast of course!), before reclining on a picnic rug.

    • Jean on April 5, 2012 at 7:55 pm

      I love the picture you paint, not unlike your gorgeous photos.

  3. Serene on April 5, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    What a gorgeous shade of blue! And the color suits you so well!!! I am ADORING those bracelets too! I can’t wait to see your black and white phase! Hugs! ~Serene

    • Jean on April 5, 2012 at 10:29 pm

      I’m already envisioning some pieces I want to make, I just need the time! I’m looking forward to sharing them when I do. In the meantime, I might have to follow your lead and incorporate some turquoise and terracotta. I love that combination!!!

  4. Melanie on April 6, 2012 at 1:55 am

    You are a vision in blue! Such rich, vivid blues! I really, really like how you’ve splashed in those yellow/gold earrings with it as well! The shells are a beautiful accent. Sometimes I fixate on a colour too, but nothing makes a colour wrapping complete like a maxi.

    • Jean on April 7, 2012 at 7:00 pm

      It didn’t occur to me that the earrings were “yellow” against the blue, but I knew I liked them. Now I know why!!

  5. Terri on April 6, 2012 at 2:14 am

    Oh, I really like the top–the mixed patterns and can think of about a zillion ways to wear it. I’ve had a black & white week last week, which felt so strange when all the world seemed to be wearing pastels.

    • Jean on April 7, 2012 at 6:47 pm

      Since I rarely wear pastels, I’m pretty oblivious. I’m sure you looked great!

  6. The Style Crone on April 6, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Every color that I see you in looks beautiful on you, and blue is no different. The color of sky, ocean and twilight is one of my favorites. I also appreciate how you creatively change your hair for different looks!

    • Jean on April 7, 2012 at 6:49 pm

      You noticed! Actually my hair sort of changes itself, depending on the weather. I just try to keep up. Summer is always interesting.

  7. Forest City Fashionista on April 6, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Jean, thank you for that wonderful comment on my blog. I’ve always considered the ultimate compliment for me to give someone on their outfit is if I can say that I would wear it, exactly as they’ve styled it, so I was incredibly flattered! That African jacket looks great over the maxi dress – it’s definitely a piece of art! I can’t sew at all, so I envy anyone who can add to their wardrobe with their own creations. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

    • Jean on April 7, 2012 at 6:51 pm

      I just started cleaning out my closet and found my leggings with the ankle zippers! I feel better now. Now if I could just find those boots.

  8. Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell on April 6, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    You look fabulous in blue. I love everything about the jacket. The bracelets are an absolutely perfect touch.

    • Jean on April 7, 2012 at 6:53 pm

      What I love about the bracelets, in addition to the patterns and colors, is that they’re very light weight. Plus you can wear them through airport security, always a plus.

  9. WendyB on April 6, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Casual but glamorous! I love this!

    • Jean on April 7, 2012 at 6:54 pm

      Thank you Wendy!!

  10. Danielle Grigsby on April 7, 2012 at 3:07 am

    You really look stunning in this ensemble.

    • Jean on April 7, 2012 at 6:38 pm

      Appreciate it! It’s beyond comfortable too. Can’t beat that.

  11. Mrs D on April 7, 2012 at 4:51 am

    Lovely ensemble and lovely vibrant colour!
    And then what matters what the fashion police says? A few months ago I had a laugh at an article in Vogue declaring red lipstick the new must have. Really? I was under the impression it had never gone away! haha
    Have a great weekend xx

    • Jean on April 7, 2012 at 6:30 pm

      As I said, it’s hilarious, right? P.S. Where did you get your glasses?

  12. Tamera Beardsley on April 8, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Beautiful outfit…can’t wait to see what you sew for summer!

  13. Glamamom on April 9, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Blue looks great on you!

    • Jean on April 10, 2012 at 9:31 pm

      I’m grateful because I love it!

  14. Christobel on April 24, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    What a lovely outfit! Navy blue is my all-time favourite colour, seeing your skirt reminded me of my mum; she’s a dressmaker and makes her own navy blue skirts as she said she could never find anything that fitted her well. It’s incredible how colour can evoke memory. My blog is new too, do take a look.
    Christobel x

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