Sunday, 15 January 2012
My black and white fear
Last year I resolved to start Everybody Everywear in 2012 as I've not participated before, then I found out it was black and white. Oh, the HORROR! So originally I decided not to do it... then changed my mind even though I knew I'd missed the EBEW deadline. I wanted to do it anyway just for myself (and the challenge)!
This truly was a challenge for me: I live for colour, so if January had been orange and green, or yellow and blue I would have been fine. But I've bought some of my favourite clothes and shoes by trying on things I would NEVER normally wear, so black and white it was.
I will admit I didn't actually wear this out - it was the result of a Sunday spent trying on clothes, scarves and shoes to try and make something work. BUT now looking at the photos I really rather love this outfit and will definitely wear it out sometime soon. I loved this outfit simply because I mixed texture and pattern - if I can't have colour then I have to have pattern. I paired my Thomas Wylde skull scarf (THE scarf to have a few years ago and still one of my favourites) with stripes, and love the contrast of skulls and a flower.
So that's a lesson learned: I have to take up the challenge next time and go with it, not chicken out like a scaredy-cat. Famous last words...?!
Scarf: Thomas Wylde (bought on eBay)
Sweater: Freemans (old)
Heels: New Look
Silver bracelet (worn as anklet): F+F
White bracelets: F+F
Black heart bracelt: Tiffany & Co
Fingertip rings: Asos
Nails: Rimmel Be a Star
Linking up to:
Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style - it may be black and white but I think it still makes a statement...?
Monday Mingle at Bon Bon Rose Girls
Trending Through the Decades: Neutrals at Silverstyle