Let’s see … what excuse can I come up with for being a bit late with this month’s edition of Color My World? First of all, I’d started the year with the idea of using “greenery” as one of the colors in each month’s pairing but I’d run out of green (both literally and figuratively) so as last weekend rolled around, I had no pictures for the post much less any idea of another pair of colors to showcase. Secondly, once I’d conceptually moved on from greenery and I’d been struck with inspiration, the initial set of photos taken in haste came out very bad and wholly unflattering. I embarrassed to think that I wore that outfit all day. It wasn’t a bad look, it just wasn’t up to my usual standards. Fine, whatever.
These photos are a second attempt to showcase “wildberry & chamomile” and I actually wore this outfit to work earlier this week. I’d put together the look with an intentional pairing of the colors since they had been on my mind but it wasn’t until mid-day that I thought about using it for the Color My World post. Fortunately, my photographer was willing to squeeze in an impromptu photo shoot before dinner that night. If you’re wondering about the inspiration for “wildberry & chamomile”, I’ll get to that after the details on the outfit.
A cardi and pants are an easy go-to look for work, even when the referenced cardi looks like a tablecloth in the opinion of someone’s husband. Men can be so literal sometimes. I shared a more casual look for this gingham print beauty in Denim Trousers: Up Down All-Around but it’s not just limited to picnicking. My pants are the same style as the ones I shared two weeks ago in the work look for my Boho Kimono. No reason not to buy a style that fits and flatters in more than one color, right?
Twas hardly any gal happier than I last spring/summer when peplum tops became a trending item and for me, they’ll never go out of fashion. I’m a huge fan of the “shirt longer than the jacket/cardigan” look and I like the shirt to have some visual interest on its own. With the peplum, on my top is not just a plain ol’ white tee under a sweater. This is another item I bought in more than one color.
The blue suede pumps I’m wearing are old favorites of mine and I’ve shared them several times already. Instead of just posting a few links to similar shoes, I thought I’d give you some eye candy with the options I found. And how fabulous are the ones with the fringe on the heel?
The inspiration for the coloring pairing of “wildberry & chamomile” came from a recent find at Bath & Body Works (this is not a sponsored post, just sharing what I think is a really great product). I’ve never been fond of wearing perfume or cologne but I do want to smell nice, just not overpowering. Like many people who live in drier than average climates, application of moisturizers and lotions are daily rituals so I’ve found a way to combine the battling of dry skin with my preference for a light fragrance. For a number of years, Bath & Body Works has been my go-to option for my daily body lotion and actually, I use their body creams which I find to be super moisturizing and not at all greasy.
And so it was last weekend, as I was rubbing this yummy smelling body cream on my legs and mulling over my dilemma of breaking away from “greenery” while trying to think of another color combination, that I began to wonder what was the color of chamomile considering the graphic on the tube. In my brief bit of research, I found that the flower looks some what like a daisy with white petals and a yellow center. Tea made from it looks like most other teas and creative color references that use “chamomile” are usual assigned to yellowish brown hues. However, the flower heads can be crushed and steamed to produce a blue oil, which is then used as medicine. Good enough reason for me to henceforth dub the color of my gingham cardigan as chamomile and wildberry is a good a description for the color of my pants as is claret red.
There are many fragrance options offered at B&BW and most come in a variety of products but I stick with just the body creams. For each fragrance, there is a description of the scent that includes its basic aromatic components. “wildberry & chamomile” is described as a blend of white ginger, wild black berry, and natural tea oil. I dislike vanilla and amber so I find the descriptions to be very helpful in weeding out fragrances that I know I won’t like.
That’s all for this quickie post. No link up since tomorrow I will be publishing my usual Saturday post. Please do stop by again tomorrow to link up and get caught up on a few of the happenings of the past month.