Hello my lovelies, thanks for popping in today. Hope you're enjoying glorious weather.
I feel we're well and truly into summer now. The temperature is pretty darn nice, IMHO. Not too hot, for I don't do hot any more, just sort of Goldilocks-right.
After many years of absence, I got back into yellow a few years ago. I bought a yellow floral dress and then I made up a twinset with cardi and longline vest. Last year that cardi was nowhere to be found so I was without a twinset and a mate for my floral dress on cooler evenings.
I've pretty much turned the house upside down this spring, but am still having no luck in finding my cardi, so I have declared it MIA and gone searching for another these past few weeks.
The search has been hard because yellow is such a fickle colour but I got there, via a t shirt or two of course!
And I make no apology for the t shirts - they're what I wear through most of the summer. They're perhaps the lower end of blogworthy, but they are eponymous with retirement dressing in summer, in my universe at least.
White jeans was my blank canvas for this try on - is there a better place to start a summer try-on?
(All pieces are from M&)
I started with a stripey yellow t shirt. The Photographer shocked me by telling me it was a bit see-through. Yikes! No matter, I'd grabbed the wrong size (a size down) and my gut feel is that a larger looser size will create some opacity (perhaps not a word, but it should be). I size up 1-2 sizes for t shirts and that always seems to work for me, no matter how many washes I put my t shirts through.
Now, I liked this cardi but the yellow was verging on mustard.
I need something light for the floral dress.
Well, this was in no way transparent as it's made of a thick cotton, so this one's a keeper.
I found an off-white necklace in my stash (and was about to topple over in this pic!).
Then added this lighter yellow cardi and I was all twinsetted up.
The lighter yellow is not an exact match for the dress but it doesn't fight with the colour of the dress.
I spotted that my winter berry cardi (my BIG hit of winter) actually picks up flowers in the yellow dress, so I'm going to give that a whirl sometime soon.
But you know, I'm a big fan of yellow with chinos. I think the stoneyness of the chinos tones down the yellow, for those days when I want a more mellow yellow feel. Have you found that white, like black, sometimes makes a colour too brash on a day when you want your eyes to relax a bit?
This mellow yellowness suited my mood and so I switched to a necklace which toned with the chinos and off I went, to Seafront Sunday (more on that in the next post).
And I've discovered there's an added bonus to wearing yellow - TP found me easily in the crowd when I went AWOL!
I'm not the only blogger who's been playing around with yellow lately. To mention just a few, Terri of MEADOWTREE STYLE, HERE, has found herself a beauty of a jumpsuit and has noticed that there's a lot of yellow out and about for SS18.
Gail of IS THIS MUTTON, HERE has taken my breath away with this elegant yellow dress!
And do you think that perhaps Amal Clooney has been getting some inspo from Gail's blog? Is this Amal style-stealing Gail, I wonder?!!
(I make no apology for giving you yet another pic of George either and I can't even kid myself that it is for the purpose of fashion that I do this, though Amal's dress has been declared The Outfit of The Wedding by fashion pundits).
Now, perhaps yellow is a bit Marmite, you like it or you don't, there's no middle ground. Well, I happen to love Marmite so for me, when I hit this time of year and the sun is shining and the skies are a cloudless blue, my heart tells me that I want to cover myself in sunny yellow. It's such a fresh, enlivening colour and I swear it does something wonderful to my soul each time I wear it. My heart sings, my step springs and I get a blast of youthful exhuberance and playfulness. All that from a simple colour ain't no bad thing, eh?
Yellow gives me that "Summer, I'm comin' ta getcha!" feeling.
How do you feel about yellow, my dear readers?
Have you tried the colour lately?
Is your wardrobe a little sad when yellow is missing?
A la perchoine.
COMING NEXT: I take my yellow on walkabouts to Seafront Sunday.