yea yea yea. i'm still a little p****d off from the unintentional political content of my trip to stockholm, but the sun, the spring and all things shiny and new are just around the corner. i know i showed you a glimpse of my playful style side before, but the monochromatic minimalist is back to basics taking baby steps and, hence, my attempts to brighten up the day are very slight indeed.
nevertheless, i realized that my aim for color resulted in a play of shapes and forms. (i need to collect myself...) so i'll bore you with shots.
i started a couple of days ago with just adding more white. a white pair of dr martens boots adds just enough brightness. the rodebjer skirt is fun, can be worn zipper both front and back, and fits really boxy around the hips thanks to the folded pockets -- a fact which probably explains i got a great deal on it at beam since very few women enjoy accentuating their hip area.
after going whitey-brite, i gathered my courage for actual color. my relationship with purple and all its shades is complicated: i know it suits me, but i feel uneasy in it. perhaps it is because i associate it with my teen years and feel all grown up now (as if). perhaps it has sumthin' to do with subcultures that overuse purple and my dislike of them. dunno.
in any case, i love this lilac blouse i found at uff about three years ago. i wear it rarely, but love the fact that it brings an extra oomph to my very slight shoulders and i look almost balanced. the frills look slightly ridiculous on me, but an extra laugh or two a day won't hurt.
since surviving last summer without shades of salmon and coral was impossible, i will keep adding them to my spring gear as well. the belt is from monki (a post of my other stockholm treats will follow later) and the 80's heels from beacon's closet in brooklyn.
and once you almost got over the sight of me wearing that boxlike skirt, you get this: the insanely unflattering (if you think in traditional terms, but we don't, now do we?) jeans that create a humongous bum and shorten the legs are also from monki and i think i'll wear them until they become derelict...
now i'm going to give up thinking politics and retire to more urgent matters... such as what to wear on may day. you got plans, yet?