WIW 05.03 Picture perfect challenge, day 4

(For my YLF blog! Hope you gals don't mind me posting the photos twice ^^)

Morning Mist, Rock Island Bend, Franklin River, Southwest Tasmania, Australia by Peter Dombrovskis

Well after a few days of hectically colorful outfits, today I was in the mood for something simpler. I had a completely different outfit planned that used my new white skinny jeans (yay finally!), an olive tunic, and white blazer. Buuuut it's pouring rain something serious and a cool 50F out, so I came up with something new. (I'm totally going to wear that other outfit when it warms up though!)

Like many of you, the mist in this photo really stands out to me, which is why my original outfit idea was mostly white; I did try swapping in my gray skinnies in place of the white ones, but I just wasn't in the mood to wear something quite that muted on such a gray, drizzly day. So with the mist in mind, I decided on a muted but light color palette that picks up on the photograph's major colors in singular blocks: white (mist), taupe (rocks), olive (foliage), teal (water).

The textural contrast between the rocks, foliage, and water also stands out to me so I wanted to get a little of that in my outfit as well. The teal heels being patent leather is a nod to the glassy water, the sweater knit (and stripes) a nod to the rocks, and I styled my hair EXTRA curly as a nod to the foliage.

I also wanted a few different shades of green in this outfit in color tribute to the foliage beyond just the olive pants, so I decided to use accessories to get those in. I added a new emerald and gold necklace, and did a quick (super) sparkly dark green manicure (the polish is named "Rain Forest", I couldn't resist!). As it is raining I needed a coat today, so I wore this scarf which nicely picks up the colors from the photo, as well as adds a bit of lightness to my outerwear along with the white purse. And lastly, I am wearing a nearly-nude peachy lip color to keep with the soft shades.

Comments, critiques, thoughts and questions welcome!

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  • Tanya replied 7 years ago

    Oh, this is positively stunning Aida! Love the accessories, the necklace and scarf and shoes are gorgeous!

  • Sarah A replied 7 years ago

    love the manicure! The layers of green then the pop of blue shoes really reflect the photo.

  • K. Period. replied 7 years ago


  • Angie replied 7 years ago


    And your extra curly hair looks divine!

  • shevia replied 7 years ago

    So interesting - when I look at the inspiration picture the colors are what strike me but you have really captured the mood without relying on the dominant (to my eye) colors. And look fab at the same time!

  • rae replied 7 years ago

    The gorgeous necklace and nailpolish are awesome touches! Your hair fits right in with the flowing water, too.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 7 years ago

    Oh my...this is fabulous Aida.

  • Aida replied 7 years ago

    Thanks so much for the lovely comments ladies! :D This necklace came with one panel of color missing, but I kind of like the asymmetry. I'm thinking about adding it in myself, but haven't decided what color to use if any at all.

    Angie, woooo a "Killer"! My simple outfit and I are thrilled, yay!! ^^ I haven't done the extra curly hair in a while, maybe I should bring it back for summer, hmmm.....

    Shevia, you know I think this whole week I've been more inspired by the moods of the photos than anything else (usually it's color for me too). I'm very happy to hear that it's coming through!

  • replied 7 years ago

    I love your hair down! And those shoes are abfab! Great job on the outfit. :)

  • Ana replied 7 years ago

    Wow. Super fab, Aida! I love this outfit and your curly hair looks great!

  • kellygirl replied 7 years ago

    Oooh, I love this! The stripey top is divine with those green skinnies. Simple but so elegant! Aida, you always manage to look so awesome!

  • replied 7 years ago

    I love this soft color palette on you. And how you matched the structured olive skinnies with the soft, slouchy top. Gorgeous!

    Very pretty polish too :)

  • Meredith1953 replied 7 years ago

    It looks absolutely lovely together. The necklace is so beautiful too and so is that scarf! Your color mixing is wonderful!

  • Aida replied 7 years ago

    Sorry for getting back to this a bit late, thank you ladies for all of the lovely comments!

    Kelly, I've been on a bit of a "soft" kick recently, which seems to be translating into "elegant" (which is weird for me). I'll be writing more about that tomorrow when I do the week in review!

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