Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Mod black and yellow

Thanks for the positive feedback on my new Island of Misfit Clothes feature. My 'photographers' have been away/working but I'm hoping to get another piece up soon! 

Five years ago, I would never have risked wearing a pair of colours that remind me of bumblebees. Or done the 90s sweater-over-a-turtleneck look. Or worn sheer black tights under a bright yellow skirt. NO WAY JOSE. And yet here I am, cramming all three into one single outfit. (Good thing my younger self isn't here to judge.) My present-day self thinks it turned out modern and a little bit mod. And what will my future self have to say about all this??...



Jacket - Lole
Skirt - Thrifted (Caroll) (most recently here)
Turtleneck - Mexx (also here)
Sweater - Thrifted (Tristan) (also here)
Belt - The Limited
Tights - Winners
Shoes - Born via Winners
Earrings - Gift


  1. I used to feel that way about black and yellow, but it has definitely grown on me. I love this look and your lipstick looks great too! Cute photo of you tossing your coat at the camera :)

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  3. it looks good! my college self had bright yellow pants. i think i recall someone/people telling me i was dressed in bumblebee colors, in high school, at my locker. i think i said, so. as in so what? maybe i'm making up this memory.

  4. I keep meaning to try a black and yellow looking and I keep forgetting that I don't have very much yellow in my closet! I think you really pulled this off, I don't get the bumblebee vibe at all from this! (I think the very small pattern on the sweater really help, it breaks up all of the black with the tiny flecks of white.) It's quite gorgeous looking!


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