The phrase “black and tan” usually refers to a drink made by mixing dark and light beers and while this post has nothing to do with drinking, this color combo is as classic as that liquid refreshment. My inspiration for this combo came from the tote that I’m carrying which was one of the giveaways I got two weeks ago at Fierce 50 Revolution meet up. Typically, beach themed color combos might include blue instead of black but I think that black can work just as well.
The chevron like striping pattern has a slenderizing effect as does the shark bite hem (yet another one that I’ve added to my collection). The diagonal pattern is repeated in the cardigan and the natural fiber like appearance of the yarn plays up on the casual, beachy theme.
I bought this necklace a few weeks ago after I’d received an email from Chico’s advertising a clearance sale on jewelry where most items were $9.99. I hopped on-line and wound up buying this necklace as well as four others and a pair of earrings. More to come on those items in future posts.
These jute-wrapped wedge sandals have been in my closet for a number of years and they’ve become like a timeless classic for when I’m going for a more laid back look. I could swap them out for a pair of black sandals if I was wearing this dress for a fancier occasion.
Let’s Wrap This Up
Now, onto the Fine-Whatever link up for this week. The featured contributor for last week’s link up is Jodie from Jodie’s Touch of Style. I had the good fortune to meet her in person, as well as many other fabulous ladies, at the Fierce 50 Revolution meet-up that I reference above. Jodie has done a marvelous write up of this memory filled weekend in her post. I’ll be publishing mine next week.
How often does a color combination bring to mind an unrelated subject? Does black and tan work as a beach inspired motif? What inspires your color choices?
You’re not imagining things if you’re thinking that this week’s post is a bit brief. I’ve had quite a bit to do in preparation for the big event this week (click to see Monday’s post if you missed it). I’m planning to keep up with my usual posting schedule and I hope that you’ll be watching for them.
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