Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Taupe, Red and a Safety Pin

The weather outside is still autumnal so another fall outfit today (in June!). This cardigan is another buy from the Spanish market.  I had been looking for a long time for something in this colour, and when I spotted it, instantly got it without thought to price.   
Pink Calico: Neutral Red Outfit

It's a very neutral taupe colour which goes with everything.  I am trying to introduce more contrasts into my wardrobe so wore it with my orangey-red French shirt instead of a taupey coloured top.  The scarf is also from the market and doesn't really go, but doesn't clash either:
I would've normally worn lighter-coloured tights, but the ones I had were a bit too light for the weather so I subbed in a pair that had a pattern with some lighter coloured lines.
It was the first time I wore the cardigan and when I took off the tags, noticed that the safety pin was very unusual:

Have you seen anything like it? Here it is open:

It may not be anything special, but I like uncommon things, so will probably keep it - at least for a while, pack-rat that I am.


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8 comments:

  1. This is a really lovely outfit. The pink and grey tones are great together, the skirt is oh so flattering, and the tights are sassy! I think I've seen pins like that attaching tags to clothing - they're cute. :)

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    1. Thanks Kelly! It took forever to actually buy the tights because the store was out and I kept having to go back to check for my size.

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  2. The colors and textures in this look are wonderful. And it is an unusual safety pin!

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    1. Hi Terri! Ooh, I'm glad you noticed the textures - I've kept that top around for just that reason - it almost looks like a ribbon weave.

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  3. You look great...i like the pop of red in this neutral outfit...nice accent. I like the scarf as a accessory too. Cute safety pin..may be good for some refashion ideas..haha

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Mongs! Thanks! I do have a safety pin project in mind, just have to draw it out and find some time to do it.

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  4. I like the scarf and necklace together. I try this combo sometimes and think it is "too much," but seeing it on you makes me realize that it looks great! I guess I'm just not used to seeing it on myself.

    Nice use of the bright orange with taupe, too.

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    1. Hi Louise! You know what? I've seen scarves in the store with a necklace attached - so it must be a new look or something.

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