Hi my dears. How was your Halloween?
I was visited by some pretty scary characters! They deserved a good rummage in my treats stash.
A few posts ago I wore a coral top, here, and from your comments I was reminded that I am not just a One Coral Top Wonder, that I have a similar coloured top that I wore during the summer months. Thank you for reminding me, my darling reader Laurie, for when deliberating on what to wear for my Girlie Cuz meet-up, up popped the idea of taking that summer top here and wintryfying it.
And I expect this is what this trans-seasonal dressing thing is all about. Taking winter clothes and de-layering them in spring. Taking summer clothes and making them somehow a bit warmer in autumn.
So that is what I did.
My summer Peacock coral top with Rita black jeans and Clarks
snakeskin textured courts (word blanked out as some of you have a thing about that reptile); an old but still-loved East necklace to link in the black.
Then I layered on the Primani with scarf and biker jacket.
And thus, my summer top that I had hereto thought belonged exclusively to white jeans, I now find works with black bottoms and a light scarf and jacket. Intensifying the colours around the top transforms it from summer through to winter. Season switching really is that simple.
I can see this random summer buy as being something I can wear pretty much all year round, merely switching darker and lighter colours on the bottom half and following through with similar footwear, and layering.
I can see it with stone coloured ankle trousers next spring. (Won't that colour combo be gorgeous?!)
Yes, I'm starting to see quite a few possibilities for this style of top and this colour.
A coral fluted top is not just for summer.
Do you have items in your wardrobe that you bought for one specific season then magically you discover, with a bit of experimentation, that they actually work all year round? I bet you're much better at this stuff than me. Why am I always one of the last to get the memo?!!
But oh my darlings, I'm not a big fan of clocks-back time. Just look out the window. It's pitch black and it's only 6pm. Ugghhh. And the dark makes it somehow colder than it was on summer time just a couple of days ago.
Now, to take your mind off the scary wintry scene outside my window (and the scary sight of me on your screens!), I'll leave you with a shot of my glittery pink/brown nails. Again! Yes, you could say I've become a little bit obsessed with them. If friends don't mention them within a few minutes of meeting, I can't hold back and just have to point their eyes in the direction of my sparkly fingertips.
I am a girl possessed!
Queue the scary music ...
A la perchoine.