OOTD :: of sand and freesia





There was no way in Hades I was gonna put Sand anywhere near my face.

Unless it was Halloween, of course, and you all wanted me to look like the undead.

Because Sand is just a kind way of saying beige/camel/poo brown and I honestly don’t know anyone who looks good wearing this color. Oh, they may talk a good talk and insist it’s the perfect neutral. (Like, how many wardrobe must-have lists put a cashmere camel coat/camel trench in the top 5? All of them, that’s how many). But honestly, unless you’ve got a strong color in a scarf of top or blazer to counteract it, Sand is best left to bottoms or shoes.

Or perhaps I’m just a neophyte style blogger who doesn’t know her Fendi from her Ferragamo. You probably shouldn’t listen to me and proudly sport your Sand coat/top/blazer/cardi to your heart’s content.

I, on the other hand, will leave that to the professionals and play it safe with today’s combo. Not that yellow – erm, freesia – is all that flattering on me either, according to my color palette, but at least its saturation provides a good counterpoint to my dark hair.

And if all else fails, grab a nearby child to use as charming arm candy.

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – Modcloth
Cardi – F21
Skirt – F21
Pumps – Madden Girl
Necklace – francesca’s

:: Linking ::
Très Chic Style Bits @ Searching the Inner Me

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8 thoughts on “OOTD :: of sand and freesia

  1. Seeker says:

    I agree, sand is another way to tell us beige 😉
    You look fantastic with the yellow near your face and the colour combo is very pleasent.
    Thank you so much for linking with Très Chic Style Bits and for the support you always give me.

  2. jenortega says:

    I really like the yellow! I also love the picture with your little cutie.

  3. OK, girl, you need to wear more yellow – seriously, it looks fab on you!

  4. Paper Doll Pretty says:

    Love the color combo for spring!

  5. I wear camel a lot–I have a cardigan, blazer, and sweater in camel and I really love all of them. I definitely don’t wear camel by itself, but for me at least, it’s an amazing neutral to pair with the colors that looks best on my coloration! Plus, I also really like to pair it with all neutrals, like cream and navy and black. Nice outfit today!

  6. Haha! Yeah, my sand was in the trim on a cream cardigan, and I paired it with a bright color. Pumpkin is the color that will guarantee I look like a zombie. 😛
    Can I just say how much I detest those “essentials” lists? Every woman is unique, most of us don’t fall into any one style category, and what’s essential to me may be impractical to you (and vise versa).
    You look beautiful in Freesia! Bright yellow is a good color for me too, but I have a hard time finding it!

  7. marmargerbil says:

    I’m loving this series! And this post is hilarious; I agree with you about Sand, even though I think this outfit works wonderfully!

  8. Connie Snow* says:

    Even the addition of your absolutely super adorable daughter cannot distract from the fact that you look freakin’ awesome in freeeeeeeeeesia!

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