When I read Teresa's latest post on her great blog Bess Georgette (which you should be reading), I LOL-ed--for reals! (I don't know, is it more annoying to say "for reals" or "literally"? Or maybe saying "I LOL-ed" is the most obnoxious. Hm.) The post is the latest in her "Lately I'm loving" series, and it's about the colors blue and green (go check it out--Teresa is wearing a really cute outfit). It was a case of long distance synchronicity (really long distance, since I'm in the American midwest and T is in Hong Kong), because I had just stepped out on the town wearing this very combination. Last weekend I did a long overdue spring cleaning of my closet, and in the process came up with some new outfit ideas. As you do. I thought the kelly green 1970s sweater and 1980s navy blue polka dot skirt would make a nice couple, and wore them on Saturday.
|1962 L'Officiel cover, via Jalou Gallery|
Teresa's post also included this great 1962 L'Officiel cover and I've just blatantly stolen it from her (thanks, T!) because the Dior outfit on the cover reminded me of my outfit--only classier, and y'know...Dior. Hey, the color scheme is pretty similar and there are polka dots. Anyway, I learned a color/fashion rule I was completely unaware of from Teresa's blog post: "blue and green should never be seen except inside the washing machine." Did you know this rule? Well, I'm in agreement with Teresa that in the case of kelly green and dark blue, it is a rule meant to broken.
Do you have any fashion/color rules you will not break? Or is anything fair game? I'm not much of a rule-keeper, I admit. If I like it, and don't think I look hideous in it, I'll probably wear it. I do avoid wearing white, since I'm so pale and fear it will wash me out (I just learned lime green is a hideous color me, as well). If you have a color or fashion rule you follow, put it in the comments; I'd love to read it.
(Oh, and be sure to visit Teresa's blog post about this color scheme--it has some more really great vintage examples of it!)