It seems every redhead on earth must know that teal, this greenish shade of blue, looks great on them. Yet when a friend gave me a teal pashmina a few years back saying that it should look good with my coloring, I thought she was joking. My perception of teal was that it was a shade of blue, and I did not like blue back then - in fact, blue was not to my liking until recently, probably only a couple of years ago.
Green, on the other hand, was always my favorite color. I also knew that green looked good on me, and I thought that blue did not. But once it dawned on me that teal is a greenish blue, I realized how foolish I was avoiding this delightful color. These days, I don't waste the opportunity to wear teal.
The creators of this wonderful plaid fabric and awesome skirt were obviously aware of the fact that teal and rust are made for one another. I just love the color combination they created. So if any of you, sassy redheads out there, are still in doubt about wearing teal like I was a few years ago, stop it like this, as my daughter used to say when she was little. Dive in! Wear lots and lots of teal!
I am so delighted with this skirt. I have been looking at similar skirts for a while, but they were either out of my budget (pure wool) or out of my size. This one is 100% cotton flannel - not as classy as wool of course, but still a good choice for the cold season. Fully lined, the skirt keeps a great shape, yet it is very soft, warm and cozy. It reminds me of the fashion of the late 1970s and early 1980s which I am very fond of - I grew up in those times and saw plenty of those styles both around me, and on TV - many famous Soviet beauties wore them on screen.
I had an appointment with my wonderful hair stylist Erica this week. I feel like a new born woman, as I always do after visiting her!
My boots also remind me of those patchwork style boots of the 1970s. I fell in love with them the minute I saw them. I'd pick them from thousands of other styles... if only there were thousands of styles in wide calf. I feels almost like a miracle that they were actually available in wide calf! It's a high heel for me, but by now I got used to them (I wear them almost exclusively this winter), and can honestly say they are not just pretty, but comfortable, which is always my priority in footwear.
I feel drawn to somewhat monochromatic outfits lately. This one is one of my personal favorites.
What about you? Do you like monochromatic outfits? Do you enjoy wearing teal (even if you're not a redhead)?
Skirt - eShakti
Boiled wool jacket (old) - thrifted Lands' End
Turtleneck (old) - Chico's
Hat - Lane Bryant
Boots - Naturalizer
Black and gold glass/chain bracelet - Lane Bryant
Teal bracelet, necklace and ring (all are old) - Chico's
Clip on earrings (old) - vintage