Friday, February 11, 2011

dash of color

it's fbff time again! and this week it's about COLOR!


1. what color dominates your closet?
gray.  i oscillate between wanting to wear all neutrals and then wanting to wear tons of color.  i even this out by mixing in more textures and patterns when i'm in a gray phase. 


2. if money weren't an issue how would you change the color emphasis in your closet?
lately i've been gravitating towards deep oranges.  currently, my super orange cowl and clay-colored dress are my superstars.

3. what is your mantra about mixing colors?
a have a couple of go-to combinations that i know that i love.  for example, red and turquoise.  the introduction of red into my closet happened within the last year in small amounts and has really changed my mind about super bright colors.  i finally realized that don't feel comfortable wearing a whole bunch of a solid bright color, but i'm totally down with a skinny red belt.  i think a lot of it has to do with being a quiet person.
it's funny because the work i do in school (and when i had a grownup job too) is all about color.  i spent a whole semester on red.  i'm frequently told that there's a certain shade of lime green that makes people think of my work. 

4. for you, how do you incorporate color into your outfits? 
it's usually just in accessories, so they are typically added after i figure out what clothes i'm wearing. 


5. which blogger(s) do you think do a good job of incorporating color into their wardrobe? 
  • a longtime favorite, the academichics rock some serious color and even give lessons
  • a newer style-crush, kinsey from in kinsey's closet, can wears red like nobody's business
  • branching out into the world of fantastically-saturated makeup, by hillary creates seriously awesome eyeshadow color pairings
  • the other emily has convinced me of the amazing power of dark muted green (especially in the form of army jackets)


  1. red and turquoise is one of my favorite color combinations, and i want to steal all of your red and turquoise clothes.

  2. i don't think i ever realized how fabulous red & turquoise are, but i have always loved your confidence with neutrals!

  3. I thought I was crazy for wearing gray so much haha. After seeing your photos, I'm definitely going to have to try out a red turquoise combo.

  4. i love your pictures!! and i'm totally on the hunt for some red + turquoise pairings now. great answers! :)

  5. haha. your color combinations are always so good!