Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Try-it-out Tuesday: mixing brights

    The original plan was to participate in the red and pink fun happening in honor of Rule Breaking Mondays at Clothed Much. Alas, a quick scan of the closet told me that it wasn't going to happen. I hardly own anything pink, for starters.
    Plan B: figure out how to wear a scarf and play with some bright colors.
    The biggest problem with wearing a scarf was how to pull it off without looking irredeemably foolish, as the temperatures are well into the 80s right now. I decided a light chiffon scarf would be a good way to introduce scarves into my wardrobe.

   I wore this outfit to class, where I usually wear two jackets at a time to deal with the frigid, bottom-of-the-library-so-it's-on-full-blast AC.  I figured the scarf would be functional in this environment. I stowed the cardi and scarf in my bag during my walk to class so I didn't have to worry about heatstroke. (Yay for tropical-weather-friendly layering!)
You've got mail!
    I love the look of pins on a coat, cardi or jacket, but I never do it. For a smidgen of cute I added my Moomin pin at the last minute. (I'm not sure what a Moomin is, but I do know they have a TV show, star in books, and for a brief time had their own store here).
    Note to self: remember to comb your hair before shooting photos ...   :O


  1. i love accessorizing with scarves and this purple one mixes beautifully with the red cardi!

    cute & little

  2. Your scarf works so well with your cardigan and the pin is such a sweet touch! =)

    starcrossedsmile knits
    star-crossed smile

  3. @Kileen - thank you! This is my first scarf, but definitely not my last. :)
    @Nnenna - A few months ago I would have not even thought about pairing these bright colors, but I love this combo. :)

  4. I love the bright punchy color combo here! I have no idea what a Moonin is either, but he looks like Totoro's mailman.

  5. @Dotty and Lisa -- thank you for dropping by!
    It turns out Moomins are trolls ... and here I've always thought they were hippos who moved way up north. :)

  6. Purple and red.. my favorite colors. You rock it well too!


    - Mai


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