28 July 2009

July 28th, 2009 § 8 comments

28 July 2009, originally uploaded by academichic.

Sources:

  • Lace trimmed cami – BCBG, remixed
  • Drop waist tank – ON, remixed
  • Skirt – Calvin Klein, remixed
  • Red espadrilles – BR Outlet, remixed
  • Red cardi – thrifted, remixed

Endnotes:

This week we’re reviewing Complementary Colors and the Two-Thirds Rule. For today’s outfit, I chose to mix red and blue, which make 2/3 of a red-blue-and-yellow triad. While I find red and blue to look fresh and summery together, I have a hard time adding that extra bit of yellow to make it a triad. So it suits me just fine that we’re only working with 2/3rds of triads this week.

Red and blue have always struck me as crisp and summery when paired together, especially when added to a good dose of white. Perhaps it’s the allusion to marine colors or the French flag that makes me really fond of this color mix. It makes me think of the French Riviera, the ocean, sailboats and seagulls. So donning this color combo today was guaranteed to put me in a good mood and excited for my evening plans.

For an added bit of glam, I chose this skirt for its sequined hemline and my red espadrilles that give me a few extra inches of height. Were I someone who could pull off red lipstick, this would be just the outfit for it. But alas, I’m not that glamorous, so chapstick it is. Nevertheless, I’m off to toast the town…

Bonne soirée, mes amis! S.

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§ 8 Responses to 28 July 2009"

  1. stylefyles says:

    oooo! Love that! Especially the skirt- great pattern!

  2. Kathleen says:

    Love your skirt! I also own red espadrilles (Aerosoles though) and like to pair them with blue and white clothes–very nautical.

  3. celine says:

    rock the red lipstick! you totally could, and you have just the right olive skin to pull off a true red.

  4. Kimberly says:

    Great skirt and I adore those shoes!

  5. Sal says:

    I fear red lips, too … red shoes are a much better bet!

  6. JBC says:

    You could have added your yellow bag that I covet and maybe some yellow bangles!

  7. DJ says:

    Love the red/white/blue color combination on you!

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