Sunday, June 8, 2008

Ensemble du Jour

I feel in love with my new Manolo Butterflo heels when I first saw them because of the color - a brilliant sapphire blue.

But they are a very strong vibrant color, so what color to wear with them? They'd be great as a bold contrast point and there are some equally strong colors it would look great with. I even posed the question to the universe via Twitter. I got back some great suggestions of red, pink, etc.

The Outfit
So, when I wore them on Friday, what did I end up with? I was thinking red but wanted to go for something less easy. I've been wearing clothes that I haven't worn in a while and remembered that I had this silk Proenza Schouler for Target dress. The dress is a very dark navy, edged in black. Because it's been chilly in our office, I wore my grey cardigan over it. To add a stronger gleam, picking up the sheen of the silk, I just wore my watch for jewelry.

The Focal Point
It was the color combination that I was working with. I thought it might be interesting to have the darker colors in the dress contrasted with the lighter and brighter colors of the cardigan and the shoes. Very tonal but I liked the effect. Plus, how can you go wrong with these shoes?

They just glow, don't they? I can't wait to wear them with more color combinations. I know I'll pair red with them. I just need to find the right combination.


WendyB said...

What a beautiful color. And this post reminds me I meant to get a pedicure today.

Princess Poochie said...

I had to redo mine today because I bumped my toe on my kitchen cabinets!


daddylikeyblog said...

Oh my god they're amazing!

Princess Poochie said...

Thanks Winona!