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Wearing Colour on a Grey Day

We had a few grey leaden days in a row last week. This always makes me want to dip into the more colourful side of my closet!  As often happens, I started with the shoes and dressed upwards from there.

My four year old son and I went shopping on my birthday in August.  He LOVED these green satin boots and insisted I buy them.  Green is his favourite colour, so if there is ever a choice of colour for anything, his answer is green.  He especially likes the “golden dragons” on the boots.  They’re actually birds, but who am I to argue with a four year old who is encouraging me to buy new shoes?  We both walked away very pleased with my purchase.

Green Satin Boots Colour

So they’d be very visible, I wore the boots with these deep cuffed jeans.  The jury is still out on the jeans.  I don’t find them very flattering, and the unusual proportions make wearing them with coats quite tricky.  Shorter coats are ok, and a very long coat works, but anything in between just looks messy and awkward.  They’re fine with a sweater though.  This butter yellow coat (also worn here) works better than any other coat I have, and just so happens to match the flowers in the boots nicely.

I still wanted more colour though, so I broke out this blue crystal necklace and matching earrings from Eternal Collection which I’ve been dying to wear.  The two tones of blue work beautifully with any colour of denim, which is why I chose them.  I specifically wanted statement sparkle that was easy to wear for daytime and easy to wear with jeans.  My mantra is always More Is More, so I layered two of the necklaces to make a little more of a statement (there is a chain in the back to adjust the length).   Though I don’t like floral fabrics much, I absolutely adore flowers in jewellery; I have lots of earrings and necklaces with a floral motif.  These blue spiky flowers are a very welcome addition to my collection!

Blue crystal necklace and earrings

Blue Floral necklace setThe sun came out for 2 minutes, just long enough to get this photo of the stones in the necklaces.

Subtle colour blocking

Outfit Details
Zara Boots
Bag: Fendi (past season)
Jeans and jacket: Zara (past season)
Sunglasses: MiuMiu Noir
Silk shirt: Winser London
Jewellery: Eternal Collection

A few of my blogging friends in the Over 40 Collective also chose pieces from Eternal Collection. Have a look at their choices.

Annette from Lady of Style chose this beautiful rose patterned scarf to style her work attire

Eternal Collection Necklace Liz from What Lizzy Loves chose this rainbow firecracker of a necklace and earring set for an effortless party outfit

Nikki from Midlife Chic chose these elegant earrings and a bracelet for extra holiday sparkle

Thank you to the lovely people at Eternal Collection for sponsoring this post and for my gorgeous sapphire-blue sparkly jewellery!  As always, content and opinions are 100% mine.

Linking to: notdeadyetstyle, notdressedaslambfashionshouldbefun

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35 Comments

  • Reply
    whatlizzyloves
    November 14, 2017 at 12:28 PM

    Oh Lisa, your blog posts are always such a joy. The colour, the photography, your words. You look wonderful as always. The boots are fabulous and as you say, the jewellery will work with so many things, especially denim. Beautiful xxx

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      Lisa
      November 14, 2017 at 8:49 PM

      Thank you so much, Miss Liz! I’m so pleased with the necklaces and earrings 🙂 xx

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    MichelleTyler
    November 14, 2017 at 12:57 PM

    I agree with Liz, Lisa these shots are amazing! You’re looking amazing by the way, that sugar free world you inhabit now sure gives you a glow xx

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      Lisa
      November 14, 2017 at 8:59 PM

      Getting rid of sugar and upping vegetables and nuts is clearly a bit of a spa treatment for the skin! Thank you, my lovely friend. xx

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    Joanna
    November 14, 2017 at 4:24 PM

    I love this outfit! Your yellow coat is wonderful! I need that tote ASAP! And, thank your little boy for encouraging you to buy those statement boots. You’re looking amazing.

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      Lisa
      November 14, 2017 at 9:01 PM

      Thank you, Joanna! I SHALL thank my little one for his fashion enabling… He’s got a very good eye and strong opinions, so I’m curious to see how this develops. xx

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    Is This Mutton?
    November 14, 2017 at 5:00 PM

    Great outfit and the necklace is wonderful. Inspired color combo.

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      Lisa
      November 14, 2017 at 8:58 PM

      Thanks so much, Gail! I’m so thrilled with the necklaces too 🙂 xx

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    Abby@Midlifecrisisnut
    November 14, 2017 at 8:54 PM

    Looking absolutely divine in your statement boots, Lisa! And your coat. And your necklace. We’ve had some grey and chilling weather here too, so I can relate. Warm hugs to you and Alexandre! xx Abby

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      Lisa
      November 14, 2017 at 8:57 PM

      Thank you, my lovely! Warm hugs back to you. I hope you’re appropriately swathed in cashmere and keeping toasty while re-doing your surroundings! xx

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    rozanne swift
    November 14, 2017 at 9:15 PM

    Your outfit has the soft glow of a sunny, early Autumn afternoon. Just a lovely combination of colours and sparkle!

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      Lisa
      November 16, 2017 at 11:27 AM

      Thank you so much, Rozanne. I find it so cheery and uplifting to wear colour in a sea of black. I do love black, but some days it feels better to be a parrot! xx

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    Nancy
    November 15, 2017 at 7:36 AM

    How lovely that your son choose the boots! He already has great fashion taste!

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      Lisa
      November 16, 2017 at 11:25 AM

      Isn’t that sweet? He’s certainly VERY opinionated, that’s for sure. xx

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        Nancy
        November 16, 2017 at 11:45 AM

        There is nothing wrong with that!😀😀

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    josep-maria
    November 15, 2017 at 8:06 AM

    OMG, what impact does this look have! The combination of colors is daring, and your pants … too. I love the coat and also your bag and your booties. I also like the elegance of your blouse and that delicate necklace. Green, yellow, blue … colors that impact and do not leave indifferent, but that work great in your outfit. Beautiful proposal … despite the pants. (LOL)

    • Reply
      Lisa
      November 16, 2017 at 11:26 AM

      Thanks so much, Josep-Maria! Yeah, I’m not totally convinced on the jeans either, but I do like to experiment! 🙂

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    Rachel
    November 15, 2017 at 12:09 PM

    Love the whole look and the details are perfect! Beautiful!

    http://chicglamstyle.com

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      Lisa
      November 16, 2017 at 11:24 AM

      Thanks so much, Rachel! xx

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    No Fear of Fashion
    November 15, 2017 at 2:44 PM

    Great styling. Love everything. For me the cuff of the jeans could have been smaller (less high up), but I a always a bit behind with fashion. What a great outfit. Heads will have turned. The blue necklace and earrings are indeed so your style. I agree with your son about green being a lovely colour. Give my compliments to your husband for the excellent photos he has taken. Especially the one of your face with the fantastic sunglasses. They should hang that picture next to Mona Lisa and put a sign underneath yours, saying: Eat your heart out babe.
    Greetje

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      Lisa
      November 16, 2017 at 11:23 AM

      Thanks Miss Greetje! I get so many compliments on those boots; even people with no interest in fashion seem to love them 🙂

      Hahaha, and thank you for the Mona Lisa compliment xx

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    mithraballesteros
    November 16, 2017 at 3:08 AM

    I only have one comment to make this week, and that is to applaud you for taking your son shopping. I trained all four of my sons to tolerate and even enjoy their trips with me to shop. They still do. Okay fine, two comments. The green booties are to-die-for.

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      Lisa
      November 16, 2017 at 11:21 AM

      I think it is good training too; if I have to go to the dinosaur museum once a week and take part in his things, he can spare a few minutes here and there to enter (and ENJOY!) Mommy’s world. Yeah, he had good taste with those booties, didn’t he?! xx

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    Susan B
    November 16, 2017 at 10:44 PM

    If I could only still wear 3″ heels, I’d be all over those boots! They are gorgeous. And so perfect with the yellow coat.

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      Lisa
      November 17, 2017 at 9:27 PM

      Thank you Susan! I’m really pleased with them; they’re shockingly comfortable for a heel that high. xx

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    Susan from What Colours Suit Me?
    November 22, 2017 at 11:27 AM

    I’ve never seen a more beautiful pair of boots in my life. They should be in a museum x Susan

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      Lisa
      November 23, 2017 at 9:35 PM

      I love them too! Thanks so much, Susan! xx

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    melissa williams
    November 22, 2017 at 5:16 PM

    I love how you put all of this together! I also usually start with the shoes and dress up from there, but I am NO good at mixing colors. Those boots are ah-mazing! Of course I’ve adored the coat ever since you showed it the first time. The color is complete perfection. I’m getting back to life after moving, so…….just in time for the holidays, we shall see how this goes, lol.
    ~Melissa
    https://freshairandfalselashes.com

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      Lisa
      November 23, 2017 at 9:34 PM

      Of course you’re good at mixing colours! Everyone is! Your love of pink makes you part unicorn, and unicorns love mixing colours. I can’t wait to see how your life unfolds after the move. You have moved to a paradise inside a snow globe, from the looks of it! xx

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    melissa williams
    November 22, 2017 at 5:17 PM

    I almost forgot- the jewelry! GAH! Those are calling my name sista. Absolutely stunning!

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      Lisa
      November 23, 2017 at 9:32 PM

      Thank you, beautiful! xx

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    passion fruit, paws and peonies
    November 23, 2017 at 8:46 PM

    That necklace is beautiful and it works gorgeously with the yellow coat!! x

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      Lisa
      November 23, 2017 at 9:28 PM

      Thanks so much, Maria! xx

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    Imogen Lamport
    November 24, 2017 at 3:18 AM

    They are totally fabulous boots! I wish Australian Zara stocked them! I am a believer and worship at the alter of colour, no matter if it’s grey or sunny! Colour brings life to any outfit.

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    thestylesplash
    November 25, 2017 at 7:26 PM

    Absolutely stunning boots! The green, blues and yellow work wonderfully together. A big high five to Alexandre for his excellent taste in footwear!

    Emma xxx
    http://www.style-splash.com

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