Friday, February 11, 2011

Fashion/Beauty Friend Friday (FBFF): Color Wars

Recently I became aware of several bloggers participating in FBFF, a chance to spout off each week about specific topics. I liked reading what others were opining on, so joined in with Katy at modlychic, the organizer of FBFF. This week's discussion is on color, annnnnd SURVEY SAYS?!!
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1. What color dominates your closet?
GREY! I am constantly drawn to it, but there comes a point when I have to ask myself - do I really need ANOTHER grey slouchy top in my closet?
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2. If money weren't an issue how would you change the color emphasis in your closet?
Don't get me wrong, while grey is the color I have the most of it seems, my closet has plenty of color in it. If money were no object, I would probably expand my closet, make it more organized, and then organize by color so I could really see what I was lacking, and fill in there. There's only so much you can do in a smaller space!
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3. What is your mantra about mixing colors?
I LOVE mixing unexpected colors, and espesh prints and patterns, and it is really exciting to me to see others doing this as well. A couple of bloggers who effortlessly mix color/pattern/and texture are
B. Jones Style and The Glamourai. They are fearless.
4. For you, how do you incorporate color into your outfits?
I LOVES me some accessories, so I think a lot of times my color will come through in the brathelets, earrings, or necklaces I wear. Scarves are also a great option, and I have recently started wearing different colored tights. I also love vintage clothing, and you can find some D-OPE colors and crazy patterns in vintage stuff. Recently
I wore a dress I scored at the thrift store for a buck or two, and layered over it a long striped cardi. Both had exactly the same color story, but in vastly different patterns. Still, I think it worked.
5. Which blogger(s) do you think do a good job of incorporating color into their wardrobe? Well, I mentioned B. Jones and The Glamourai above, but I also love how Tess from Little Black List does it - she is a fellow vintage-lovah, and layers on jewelry on top of jewelry for an incredible bohemian luxe fab vibe.
I also love the RIOT of color that My Moments of Whimsy wears. She is a MASTER at colorful clothing.





I hope ya'll have enjoyed the first edition of FBFF (thanks Britney for the use of your "ya'll..."). Have a great weekend!

Merci!
Shannan

5 comments:

Jenny said...

Love your answers!

Anika http://www.byanika.com said...

Hi, I just found your blog and I love it! Was really struck by your beauty and personality radiating in your first pic :) you are so beautiful. I love your answers! I used to be a part of FF but haven`t been in a few months, so I am glad to rejoin it now :) xx Anika
http://byanika.com

merciblahblah said...

Thanks ladies! Anika - so glad you found the blog and enjoyed it! Hope you stick around. I sincerely appreciate your sweet comments!!

Shannan

Courtnee said...

I would attempt to type something witty but my mouth is still hanging open for being included with such rockstars as the glamouri and ms.jones!

Thanks lady!

potpie du monde said...

Such a great detailed chic outfit!! Loving the inspiration behind it!