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Foulard de la semaine

More fun with my new color palette. The scarf is one I’ve had for a bit, a “Love Quotes” in linen/vicose, color “Artichoke”. The sweater I picked up last week from Madewell, and matches exactly one of the colors on my swatches labeled “soft turquoise.” I really like this combo!

I showed it to mon mari, and his response: “who are you and what have you done with my wife??” (He’s always encouraged me to wear more color.)

(Picture taken pre-haircut.)


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  1. madame suggia
    May 22, 2009 / 12:35 pm

    Oooooh I lOVE this! You look marvellous in that combo…I do find that a nice not-too-yellow, not-too-blue green tone next to the face looks great on almost all skintones. Thanks for the link (tho they don’t appear to have the artichoke color right now, which is a pain as it would be *perfect* por moi). Do you think this would be too hot for me to wear here in sunny, steamy Florida?

  2. May 22, 2009 / 12:48 pm

    I’m interested in how you FEEL in your new palette, does it bring out aspects of your personality, change your mood? I’m with madame suggia, there are magic colours that look good on nearly everyone, and this mid-blue greens is one. It has presence but not harsh. What fun to see you transform before our eyes, (though you looked great ‘before, too); thanks for pic.

  3. May 22, 2009 / 1:32 pm

    YES! Love the color, love the color combo! Nice work!

  4. May 22, 2009 / 3:08 pm

    Ha! Love the husband’s comment!

  5. May 22, 2009 / 3:50 pm

    madame suggia – have a look at the color “Jeep;” I think it might be close. This might be a bit uncomfortable in 90F/90% conditions, but on the cooler and less humid days would probably be workable. The linen-vicose blend is very light and breathable, but the scarf itself is shawl-sized, so has more bulk when wrapped.

    Duchesse – my feelings are mixed, actually, and I’ve been working on a post about it. 😉 I’ve never much been a blue person, but I’m loving this turqoise color.

  6. May 22, 2009 / 3:51 pm

    StyleSpy and LBR – thank you! (and La Belette, this one would work for you too!)

    WendyB – he’s a kidder, that spouse of mine.

  7. May 22, 2009 / 4:30 pm

    Looks so great on you, expecially with the hair. I am terrified of anything with a little yellow in it, probably unnecessarily so.

  8. May 22, 2009 / 7:04 pm

    Wow – those colors are gorgeous! I look forward to your post re: the new colors. (Did Imogen send you your swatches already? I’m still waiting and champing at the bit!)

  9. La Belette Rouge
    May 22, 2009 / 1:34 pm

    The blue and green together is HEAVEN on you. LOVE it!!!

  10. May 22, 2009 / 8:58 pm

    You look lovely! Beautiful color combinations.

  11. May 22, 2009 / 9:28 pm

    That combo looks so good on you.
    I’ve tagged you for a lovely blog award. 🙂

  12. May 22, 2009 / 9:38 pm

    Again, wonderful colors on you. You looks so vibrant in them. Also, nice bracelet.

  13. Maravonda
    May 23, 2009 / 12:39 am

    So pretty, Pseu!!!

  14. May 23, 2009 / 3:18 am

    The colours look great – there are not lots of blues in your palette, but more of the turquoise or teals.

    I so love your husband’s comment!

  15. Sher
    May 24, 2009 / 2:14 am

    Great color combo on you!

  16. Mervat
    May 25, 2009 / 11:29 pm

    The colours look great on you.

  17. May 27, 2009 / 3:44 am

    I love the green and turquoise. The scarf would also look great with lavender or light purple…and look great with your hair color.
    When I was a red head way back in the day I wore alot of green and purple…and yes it actually worked!

  18. May 28, 2009 / 11:05 pm

    That color combo looks gorgeous on you, and is particularly flattering with your hair color. You are inspiring me, I might need to go to the salon and get some hints of strawberry now…

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