Tuesday, February 22, 2011

An absence of colour, all colours combined and chocolate

The was a time ( a very distant time) when I used to do a lot of interviews. These days I remember few details of any of them, but I do remember interviewing the colour consultant, mostly because she admired the colours I was wearing at the time and assumed to me that I had already "had my colours done." 

I had not - I was just wearing my favourite combination of work colours: black (skirt) cream (tee shirt) brown (jacket). I still wear this combination in blocks and am given to slight over-excitement when I see them combined. Now you understand why I bought this J Crew cardigan in Las Vegas ...

...and this vintage Carlos Fiori bag at the Alameda markets in San Francisco. 

 That Conan, a tireless retail associate at the Small World Books bookstore at Venice Beach, comes in my colours is a happy coincidence. I would have patted him what ever his colours but I can't stop thinking how good he'd look in my office when I'm wearing a black dress. 


  1. That's a lovely cardigan - it will go lovely with any solid colour (and black and brown, of course). And what a pretty kitty! I love when stores have a cat.

  2. Stores with a cat are my favorite stores, no matter the color of the cat. So which season are you, Baxter? I'm thinking autumn, by the black/brown/cream combo? It's nice to find out that you've been doing something correctly when you've only been operating from instinct.

  3. You're right Sheila - it has a date with a black dress in a few weeks, when the weather is a little cooler!

    Charlotte, I am an autumn but sometimes can wear spring colours - I have very pale skin.

    And is there anything nicer than meeting a merchant cat when you're shopping?