Friday, April 18, 2008

Spring Dressing: Color Blocking


Today was the first truly warm, spring-y day of the season.

And so, I attempted to dress for the weather.


A Boden dress, in a muted shade of yellow that works—I wouldn’t want a bright primary yellow from head to toe.

A J Crew summer-weight cashmere cardi (though mine is a deeper, duskier blue, not nearly so innocent as this one).


My newish Cole Haan slingbacks in patent claret. I bought these a couple of months ago, but kept them in their box because I wasn’t completely sold. I tend to gravitate toward more eccentric shoes, and wasn’t sure whether these were too ladylike for me. But there are days when a ladylike shoe (in patent claret!) can ground a colorful, youthful mix above. And lo and behold, I received compliments on them, so there you go.

5 comments:

Mrs.French said...

lovely springy choices!

K.Line said...

The colour matching is fantastic Miss C! I love the shoes - could they possibly be comfortable, even with the Nike tech?? I can see it with a burgundy skinny belt around the cardi...

miss cavendish said...

Oooh--I like the skinny belt idea. I'll look for one that complements the claret! And of course, this post is a mini homage to yours on your fab look from the other day!

enc said...

Beautiful look. I love it all, and especially the shoes. :D

WendyB said...

Great color shoe....but I heart you for being a lover of more eccentric shoes!