Tuesday, 5 August 2008

SALMON PINK, BOTTLE GREEN, CHERRY RED


It's totally OK to mix green and red (without looking like a christmas elf) if you know what you're doing.
I'd like to think I know what I'm doing.
(That's why I look so smug in the picture).


Blouse & Cardigan - H&M
Skirt - GT dress, re-colored
Bag - Mango, Shoes - 67 You

Less smug. One of my cats made it partly in the picture. Not the first time that happens.
(Btw if you wonder why that damn suitcase is in every second picture it's just due to the fact that it's place is right there on the floor next to my sofa and I just don't like to move it around. Or something.)

The skirt is, or was, actually a nasty salmon colored tube dress is size XS that I got from Gina Tricot earlier this summer, with the plans to wear as a skirt and make it grey (since the other skirt was to become green). The gray color didn't really turn out cool and strong like I wanted it to but attached to the fabric more like the color of Powercow chocolate milkshake (which I love but wouldn't want to wear) or the snow on the sidewalk in late March. So I put the skirt in the blue wash together with the other skirt but it still didn't receive the nice steelgray color I wanted. But since the other skirt did not become green after all this did in the end. Great.


--- Then a little note - I'm still sort of on vacation and will go to the countryside for a while so for those of you who have made different kinds of inquiries about my blog via mail, I will get back to all of you next week.

For you others, I'll update my links next week too. If you want in let me know. ---

(That headline almost sounds like a dinner with salmon, wine and cherrypie for dessert. Made me a bit hungry now. I think I'll end my detox soon and have a glass of red.)

17 comments:

Mrs Munster said...

I think you might one of the rare ones who don't look like an elf with red & green. The outfit is almost perfection (or purrrfection as your little cat might say):)

Heather said...

SO very CUTE!!! OMG I LOVE your style!!

H said...

Super cute! Önskar att jag också hade ett öga för hur man kan använda kläder på andra sätt än vad de var tänkta för, med tanke på klänningen turned jättefin kjol!

hope505 said...

*haha!* sry this outfit still says "Christmas" to me. I do admire all your DIY dye-ing adventures though.
* ; ) I would truly like this outfit with *anything* except the red shoes and bag. Grey, deep green, black, or pink, for example. Yes, I feel that even PINK would make a fine, un-christmassy choice.

Miriam Parkman said...

I love the first picture!
It looks like it's taken just before a great journey.... Thanks to the suitcase and your very travelchic outfit! I also love how "uppkäftiga" (sorry, couldn't find a better word...) the bright cherryred shoes are together with the very nice and tidy blouse and skirt. Quite cute and hot, in the same time.

Meri said...

Hei I was just wondering how on earth you got your hair so beautifully white? I just blonded my hair and it turned out screamingly orange :S Did you do a värinpoisto (sorry..dont know the word in english)? Your hair is so gorgeous and looks deasently healthy considerinq the color. Tell me your secret, please :)!

WendyB said...

I would say you look "saucy" in the first photo.

Sam said...

Everytime when I see these shoes, I think "I should really look for red pumps with anklestraps..". That thought come to mind everytime. And I really think you make the red and green combination work. But than you look amazing as always.

And ehm.. I wouldn't mind to be in your links haha.

annabananna said...

perfect! you look amazing, that skirt fits perfectly!

esme and the lane way said...

Those are the shoes of my dreams!
And have a glass of red – it is full of grapes and what not ad so is very very good for you! :D

hope505 said...

green + PINK = doesn't stink!
green + red = Santa's sled
*hahaha!*
just giving you a hard time. Besides, I know santa drives a sleigh not a sled. You have some lovely clothes.
If you use something other than peroxide bleach on your hair, I, too, would be interested in knowing your secret...
* ; )

The Clothes Horse said...

I think you definitely know what you are doing! I don't see Christmas at all and why should one holiday spoil an otherwise beautiful color combination? You look lovely. I also like the mixed prints of the cardigan and skirt.

Sal said...

Mmm mmm mmm. Those SHOES.

Anjeanette said...

I never know how to mix red and green without the dreaded X-mas look, but this is a perfect example!

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Oh thank you thank you all.



Hope505 : I bet most coulurs would work with this, pink sure, but not a combo I would wear but plum or deep purple for sure!

Meri & 505 : I go to the hairdressers to fix it and use a lot of silvershcampoo. My hair is very dry due to that, but when I curl it it doesnt show (and dries up even more...)

Miriam : joo "Uppkäftig" var ett bra ord :)

Esme and the Lane Way : I did have a glass of white when I arrived at the cottage...

Anonymous said...

Du är såå lik Chlöe Sevingy, men det har du väl hört förrut ;)

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Anonymous : Nej, det hade jag faktikst inte hört förr men tack för det iallafall :)