I have an addiction. To black. Big time.
I LOVE colour, but I wear black everyday.
So when Monique of Mon Amie sent out a challenge to wear no black at all for a week, and embrace colour I thought I should give it a go. Then I realized that all of my shoes, bags, hats, glasses, jackets, etc are all black.
I thought, 'this can not be right, I swear I am like a carnival of colour'.
I went through my photo files to see if I ever wear an all non-black outfit.
It turns out, not often. Well, not in the past few years.
Once upon a time I wore so much colour, so many dresses, ballet flats, scarves and bows I pretty much dressed like a cartoon character.
I wear more colour in summer, as I tend to stick to dresses and skirts, which are all lighter cottons and silks. In winter I am all about black jeans, long cardigans, tights, leather jackets and grey tones. It's all moody.
I managed to collage together photos from the past year or two above to prove to myself I can do it! If you have followed my blog for a while you may recognize some of these posts.
My style inspirations this week are anything worn by Chuck in Pushing Dasies and Jess in New Girl.
I am pooling from the pile below. Bright pink, blue, green, orange, pale purple, mint, cream, and white with some floral touches. Colour makes you happier, it encourages smiles, and each has a myriad of meanings. We did a lot of colour projects while studying design, so I will add a little colour meaning to each post.
For more info on the Black Out challenge, and to check out the coverage from other bloggers click onto Mon Amie here.
The challenge will be documented through the participating bloggers Blogs, Twitter
accounts, Instagram accounts and Facebook accounts. You can find associated
images by searching the hashtag #blackout, #anythingbutblack and #banningblack.
Participating bloggers include:
Evie from According to Evie
Nora from Black Balloon
Erin from Chimerical Perfection
Amanda from Frocks and Other Frivolities
Lisa from Hug Sized
Rachelle from Love From Shell
Fiona from Miss Tea & Co
Cindy from Oriental Expresso
Sophia from Owl Vs. Dove
Stacy from Tee & Fame
Ally from Unknown Pleasures
Emily from Vintage Chic