23
Jan
11

Shoes & Swatches

Hey All,

I’m having a busy worky weekend. Deadlines looming and being too skint to go out to play = plenty of pressure, and I love a bit of pressure!

So while I was busy writing about non-fashion related things, my subconscious decided that it would rather think of other things. Like shoes (and ships and sealing wax?) and frivolous stuff like pretty colours. My last style post was an excess of black, as is the way of Northern Europeans in wintertime. (A grandly sweeping statement, yes… well it’s probably true.)

I love dark colours, Navy blue is a favourite but I’m finding myself moving towards maroon and chocolate-brown. I never really wear brown, except maybe the odd pair of shoes or a bag now and again, but I love the idea of maroon wool, and dark-brown leather teamed with light beige silks.

Rummaging through the Pantone archives (can you rummage on-line?) I made a mini palette of colours I’ll be wearing for the next while at least: Deep plum-browns and maroons, rich creams, rose-greys and antique pinks.

I also quite like the idea of a pale tangerine, these suede Carvela (Brown Thomas) block heel sandals are along the right lines and are the exact shape I EDIT: want have. No new spindly spike heels for me this season. Give me good, solid, could-almost-run-for-the-bus-in-these, heels.

I’d already bought these shoes from New Look and luckily they fit right into this new palette.

Seeing as I can’t actually dash out and buy a whole new wardrobe, I have to compromise. Like rediscovering my Revlon Nail Enamel in ‘Vixen 570’.

Because neither my nails are as fabulous as these nor my nail-painting as precise, I have borrowed this photo from Glitz Bliss here.

Then it’s just a matter of adding in some delicious cream pieces… My trusty Céline trousers perhaps…
Anyway, that’s me done for today, I think this post took about 12 hours to do…

Rubbish!

Yours,

Whisty Xx

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10 Responses to “Shoes & Swatches”


  1. January 23, 2011 at 11:32 am

    Topnotch post. I adore your new sandals and I hear what you say about no more spindle. Those white Céline trousers are rocking.
    xxx Comtesse xxx

  2. 2 edwina
    January 23, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Oh my god those trousers are off the hook !! love the post x

  3. 3 Mahkam
    January 23, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Hi there,
    it is an amazing color.I am talking about nail polish.I guess close to crimson.My faviourite ones are blue and navy blues.Such a coincidence!
    Anyway, those shoes are so good and I guess even so comfortable. What do you do if I may ask?Are you a designer?
    I studied Fashion and I am trying to get back in the system here in Dublin.Maybe you can hepl me out somehow.Lol…

  4. 4 Jules
    January 23, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    i am in love with your trousers! Jules x

  5. January 23, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    LOVE that nail colour.

  6. January 23, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Thanks for your comment m’dear – I know, I couldn’t believe my eyes with the M&S dress – it did come with a HIDEOUS black patent plastic belt but after some careful belt-loop snippage I managed to liberate a real go-to evening piece. Can’t beat their quality though.
    xxx

  7. January 23, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    I love that nail polish, gorgeous color’s in general too x

  8. January 24, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Great trousers, need a pair of good cream toned ones…

  9. January 25, 2011 at 11:43 am

    I love it when you take my breathe away…divine colours, and those Celine trousers..I hate you

  10. January 25, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Love the trousers, I would have them wrecked within minutes! Love those colours too, I’m digging berry coloured lipsticks at the moment!


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