Monday, 6 February 2012

Pink 'n' Green - outfit post

Now. Sometimes, just sometimes, I do feel as though I am over co-ordinated.


 Yes, I know. Some of you may be thinking that there is, in fact, no such thing, as over co-ordination. I often do too

I was raised to be thinking ".. now.. what would go with these shoes.. how can I bring out the blue in that top.. what to put in ones hair.." As you can see from the above, this was  instilled in me at a young age. Under that coat (which I would quite like now, in grown up size) is a dress that matches the wellies. So there was little hope of me being a clash-fashion kinda gal.

Everything about this outfit is based on the colours in the shirt. The greens and pinks. So, I have green rose earrings  -  adding to the floral theme. And then the pink of my headscarf. Which is where I believe I went a step too far? My hair needed covering that day -  trust me. And I like to wear a headscarf on a work day.

This is one of my go to skirtings -  and steal from a charity shop sometime hence. For a suitably megre amount. The shoes are via eBay and smell of leathery goodness.

I am thinking I coulda, shoulda, woulda gone for a nice pink lippy and nail polish to match -  but I don't actually own any. I feel that my red gob and talons have become a little of a habit. Maybe a nice retro pink is in order?

The shirt that created the outfit is from Matalan a very, very, long time ago. It has nearly been relegated to the charity pile on more than one occasion, but I know now that it is a keeper.

Do you ever feel like you are just too colour co-ordinated?


  1. I know what you mean! I *always* make sure that all the items in my ensemble co-ordinate, and find it very difficult to introduce a 'wildcard' colour. I'll often go all-out on a theme - bluebirds, or vegas, or fruit, or whatever. It might make me a bit of a caricature, but it's part of the fun of having one's own style!

    xx Charlotte
    Tuppence Ha'penny

  2. I really like the red lips, they give the over all look a romantic Carmen Miranda/Italian feel. Pink would've been too far. Just what's needed on a snowy day. I adore green and pink together x

  3. I like the co-ordination a lot! With the lippy contrast too.

    I'm now thinking of the style 'rules' drummed into me as a child. My dad had a thing about 'not looking too common'. Which, as you can probably guess, was more to do with hemlines and necklines than socio-economics haha. Err sorry dad, I totally failed there. Hahaha!

  4. I too try to coordinate, bag shoes nails etc etc don't get the trend for wearing clashing colours, its just wrong. I think you look stunning, how have you tied your scarf?

  5. I used to have wellies just like that when I was a kid. Adorable!

    I love the co-ordination, I usually make sure that everything I'm wearing co-ordinates although I have been known to clash from time to time.

  6. I LOVE that blouse! Don't ever waft it near the charity shop pile ever again, it looks fab.

  7. I have say I love co-ordinating an outfit and there is no such thing as over coordination if it's done right. By this I mean the colour tones blend and not clash. It's all well wearing green shoes and having a green handbag, but if they are oppposing tones of green it's not co-ordinated. Me I have tones of bangles, snoods, hair flowers, nail polish, etc to co-ordinate with my outfits. I love it, to me it feels like someone has taken time to think about what they are wearing rather than just putting of any old out fit slap dash.

    Love the blouse by the way, glad you saved it.

  8. Wow you look gorgeous!! I love your outfit and you look so cute as a kid! I do have days where I think I am a bit too colour-coordinated! XxxX

  9. I too like to co-ordinate, I think it makes the wearer look 'put together' somehow, shows you have taken time to think about your outfit!! lol. (love the blouse)X

  10. I am a coordinator. That blouse is gorgeous!

  11. Oh yes that blouse is definitely a keeper, it really suits you!

    Little Charly is adorable :-)

  12. I am obsessed with colour coordination almost to the point of a disorder! But i don't see why it has become such a shameful thing in some circles, with derisive wails of 'matchy-matchy'. How adorable are you in your little coat??

  13. Nope... I'm a mis match girl & always will be!! Working in Laura Ashley is hard but I'm trying to change them!! x

  14. I want to pinch your outfit! I co ordinate too, apart from my Miss Havisham days when I just can't be assed, oops, bad me. I think it looks more pulled together and far more elegant than something that is all over the place, like a toddler in a dressing up box, just to keep in with what the fashion police would dictate. Showing my grumpy old moo colours now!

  15. You look beautiful, both then and now. Pink and green looks good on you, not sure I've seen you wear these colours, but both really suit you. Nothing wrong with matching or with clashing, as long as thought has been put into it. I mean, you can matchy match clashing colours can't you?

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