WIW 7/22: Emerald, ink blue and scarlet

I know we had the discussion about ink blue, and per Angie and Sveta this blue is cobalt not ink blue, but I'm going to keep calling it that because that's the color it was called when I bought the whole ink blue capsule at White House Black Market a couple of years ago.

I've worn this green top and blue pleated skirt together before, but I'm adding another color into the mix with Miss Scarlet. I don't like having non-bookended colors. So I added a red bow belt to match the purse. And the blue dots match the blue skirt, the beige around the blue dots match the nude pumps, and the green and blue bracelet ties in the green top and blue skirt. (The shape of the bracelet beads also echo the polka dots on the blouse). Silver watch and silver purse chain match too, if you want to get technical. Makes my matchy matchy self very happy with the feng shui-ness of the bookending harmony--LOL! Got a lot of compliments on the outfit, especially the skirt, which is very flowy and swishy when I walk--it looks even better in motion. Fun to wear!

Thanks for your comments and feedback!

Anthro Dots Within emerald and blue dot pussy bow blouse
White House Black Market ink blue pleated skirt
Nordstrom red bow belt
Chanel red purse
Easy Spirit nude pumps
Banana Republic Mad Men green and blue bracelet

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  • ramya replied 6 years ago

    You are almost 1 bag lady now GP :D
    This outfit calls on to me :) I love this!!!

  • O replied 6 years ago

    I love this! The belt brings the bag into the outfit beautifully.

    But to me the real genius choice here were the shoes, because with being "plain" they don't distract from the other stars of the show... which somehow all share stage equally just fine. Bravo!

  • replied 6 years ago

    I think the nude shoes are perfect too. I really like the blouse, and that skirt looks like it would be wonderfully swishy. And Miss Scarlet is stealing the show again!

  • pil replied 6 years ago

    Every detail accounted for! Love this - very flattering. One of my favorite skirts from long ago was pleated similar to this.

  • VernieJane replied 6 years ago

    Yes, the belt is a great choice thanks to the bag. The nude shoes are on their own, but hey, that's what nude shoes are for! They go with everything, and class it up a bit! But I have to admit, I'm not a big fan of this skirt, even though I absolutely love the colour! Something about this vintage style is just TOO vintage-grandma for me... but then, the blouse is perfect with it. Another daring and successful outfit! Well done!

  • amiable replied 6 years ago

    Ooh!  Beautiful!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago

    Great color combination - blue, green and red. And the nude shoes were the perfect choice. Personally I would find the bow on the blouse and the bow on the belt one bow too many, but you pull it off with panache!

  • rae replied 6 years ago

    Well, that's still ink blue to me! I see cobalt as far brighter. But anyway, I love how you managed to mix three colors together. The bows are lovely with the bag!

  • Thistle replied 6 years ago

    I think it is ink blue, but I am not color expert!  Fun color mixing, and so good to see Miss Scarlet out and about  ;)

  • replied 6 years ago

    Beautiful, Natalie! Just that simple addition of the belt brings a cohesiveness and I love how the nude pumps extend your leg-line.

  • torontogirl replied 6 years ago

    What a great job of mixing some strong colors without the overall effect being too strong - great job. Very skillful!

  • rachylou replied 6 years ago

    I think the red belt to tie-in with Miss Scarlett is just the right touch. Yep.

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    This looks like bright navy to me, just to make things even more difficult! 

    I guess our monitors read differently, too. 

    But I love the ladylike outfit. The nude shoes were a genius stroke. 

  • Beth Ann replied 6 years ago

    Ladylike, swingy and chic!

    I'd call this Navy, too, but it's fresh and classic by any name.

    Love this look.

  • lyn* replied 6 years ago

    I love this outfit - I'd wear it 100% :)

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