Friday, May 18, 2012

Green

Today's mini photo challenge for the me-made May group is Green.
Yah, a fairly unoriginal backdrop but that is all I have time for today.  I hope my ultra-smashing outfit more than makes up for it, haha.


So, talking of; I've seen clashing prints worn together in a few editorials lately and really liked the un-mixy-matchiness of it; so I decided to give it a whirl.  And I likey!  The floral and the check here are wildly different prints, but they have white and deep purple-y navy in common, tying them together, along with my old navy blue silk blazer for a bit of warmth.  Navy blue was once upon a time a colour I wore daily; the colour of my school uniform.  Consequently I avoided it for years.  Finally I decided it actually suited me quite well, and embraced it again.


So, sorry about the post-haste nature of this, er hasty post (hehe)  This may be my last for a while.  We are heading away on our trip... and since I have no idea how easy or how extraordinarily difficult it will be to get on here, so will have to assume the latter.
I am reeeeeallly looking forward to meeting up with Donna while I am away... that will give some clue as to my eventual destination  :D
in the meantime, wishing everyone a perfectly luver-ly day!!


Picture taken around 10.30m;  Temperature at the time 19C.
Overnight low: 11C; Today's high: 23C
Fine and sunny



Details:
Top; based on top "a" from Unique Clothes Any Way You Like, by Natsuno Hiraiwa, blus and white polycotton, details here
Skirt; Vogue 2894, floral cotton, seen first here, and see it styled in 6 different ways here
Blazer; Simplicity 4698, navy blue raw silk, seen first here, and see this styled in 6 different ways here
Thongs; KMart

30 comments:

  1. I like the clash - that skirt is fabulous. Enjoy your holiday :)

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  2. I have been pondering doing something similar since getting a very colourful catalogue in my letter box this week.

    I hope you have a lovely holiday and do get the chance to pop up some tantalising snaps while you are away.

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  3. I love the clash too! Have a great time on your holiday, I hope you have smooth and nice journeys too.

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  4. Sorry, have to get used to 'clash' yet do so myself more than often. Easy part: only see myself when running past a mirror ;-) which I can easily avoid!
    Something I consider funny and had to learn here in OZ: wrapped up at the top and wearing 'The Fav.'s ' for shoes hence surely no stocking or the like.
    Yet thanks for doing so, since I recently explained this OZ-habbit at 'Tailormaid' and sent them to browse through your blog for confirmation of my story. Means, I admitted to still have to learn a lot to finally blend in whilst you're 'true blue'!

    Have a nice time and take care, please,

    lg, Gerlinde

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  5. OMG, have fun in France! (I am not familiar with her blog, but her location is pretty clear. ;) )

    It's hard to believe that you don't enhance the colors of the sky or the grass. So vivid!

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  6. Typical for me (still too much of my nationality of my origin where we tend not to use the 'polite phrases' as often as they're used in the English language - sorry) yet to avoid any blame of the Australians possibly not having fair enough good influence on me (despite still learning heavily - OZ 'dis-colours nicely' concerning their migrants ;-) !):
    "Thanks for having us and sharing with us, Carolyn! Was a pleasure to roam with you."

    lg, Gerlinde

    To add more amusement in this matter 'of being myself and not yet quite blending in': Shopping at the Deli and placing one order after another and finally realising rather shocked "did I use any 'please' whilst actually nearly bossing them around?" I'm at times causing a fair bit of a laugh when I come up uttering this suspicion of mine aloud and than with a bad conscience adding "is it too late if I place the missed out 'please(s)' now at the end of the job?"
    Yet, be warned, please: quite a few European countries have got a similar problem with their language compared to English; please take it easy and relaxed since it's most times n o t at all as harsh and rude as it might sound to you!

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  7. Funny, I have about the same relationship with my school uniform - grey :-). Ah well. I'm not ready for pleated skirts though.
    I've also been experimenting with clashes, after years/decades of being told not to by well-meaning friends, grrr. I particularly like my grey leopard pants with floral tops. I have over the years learned to refer to some designer or other for my more outlandish tastes. It's Lacroix, darling!
    Oh, of course you'll have a fabulous time with the Loire! Make a peep if you're wandering further South, I enjoy giving good tour :-).

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  8. I've really enjoyed the posts from the last few days showing off a bit of Perth. It's fun looking at it through your eyes. I'll be looking forward to the updates you write while on your travels. Bon voyage!

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  9. I am digging the clashing prints as well. Initially I was a bit confused as to why someone would pair plaid with polka dots but not anymore.

    This photo is beautiful. Will you print and hang any of them?

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  10. Great location and I can see why these fabrics and style works. It's a good look.
    Have a great time in France!

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  11. The pattern mix is great. I don't find it very easy to do and I think you've made a good job of it.
    Enjoy your holiday.

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  12. Yay!! I love this print combination - it's really inspired! Have a good flight :)

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  13. I likey too. I don't recall you wearing many big floral prints, looks very pretty. And the clash is just right.

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  14. Lucky you! Have a great time in France. Fabulous outfit. Gorgeous colors, once again.

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  15. LOVE that skirt...I need that pattern!

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  16. I have really enjoyed your MMM photos showing some of the landmarks of Perth, thanks. Have a wonderful time in France,you lucky, lucky girl!

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  17. My blogging time is pretty limited, so I've made a point of not commenting on MMM posts. But since I just love the way you are mixing it up in this outfit I'm making an exception.

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  18. I love this skirt. A great shape. Enjoy la belle France. I'll wave from just across the channel since we're visiting the UK briefly!

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  19. Beautiful outfit and lovely photo :)

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  20. Have a wonderful trip! I had to laugh at your connotations of navy. In the US, it is the color that wannabe administrators wear!

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  21. I love that skirt. I love the grass/sky colour contrast too, its beautiful.

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  22. Aw, we wouldn't sew if we wanted to blend it- I love the contrasting prints together- like Mary Kantranzou- they still give my mother than pained expression I fondly remember from my youth.

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  23. Safe travel and enjoy your holiday!!!!

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  24. Safe travel and enjoy your holiday!!!!

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