Did you notice that yellow seemed to appear frequently on the runways this spring? However, I don’t believe I thought about that when I saw this Le Lis saffron yellow jumpsuit at one of my favorite Kansas City boutiques, Anaphora. I just saw a bright, happy, unique garment and kept my fingers crossed that it looked good on me. I tried it on. The verdict was favorable. The jumpsuit came home with me.
Blue and white pin stripes, cropped, faux wrap front, and that wonderful yellow was a winning combination. When I saw the “Made in the USA”, I was sold. Owning only one other pantsuit, I decided this was a perfect choice for spring and summer seasons.
What is an outfit without accessories for that individual statement? For this bright jumpsuit, I decided a pick up the navy in the pin stripes for the shoes and bag. Yellow and gold, for me, is a given and went with all gold jewelry.
My Reverie Gold Rectangle Pendant (I found the gold neckwire to put it on at JoAnn’s Fabric) and animal print cuff are by Georgina Herrera of MCK Designs.
I am using my Rebecca Minkoff’s Leo Clutch today. This clutch design comes in so many colors and designs that it can meld with just about any look you want. These clutches are just handy when you just need something to stash your important things for a night out. You can also find Leo’s on about every online consignment site. Just search “Leo Clutch” on eBay or Poshmark and you’ll see what I mean!
Again, I am wearing my Candie’s® Kraizin Women’s Lace-Up Flats. These suede flats are super versatile and are a perfect match for my Le Lis jumpsuit. One can still find these handy little shoes at Kohls.
My Own Small Twist
Thursday night I decided to wear my new jumpsuit to the Kansas City Ballet’s presentation of Peter Pan (just delightful!). For this setting, I added an Anna Sui navy suede belt with an amazing buckle I found on Poshmark. Never sure what the temperature is going to be like at The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, I also took my silk ribbed and ever faithful (going on seventeen years now) Pendleton cardigan.
My convertible navy patent leather clutch/handle bag is by Hobo and I found it on eBay. It has a very long body and I can get everything in it.
Yellow on the Fall ’18 Runways
There were so many gorgeous yellow looks shown on the runways this spring. It was hard to pick just four to show. Starting at the top left corner and going clockwise: Michelle Smity of Milly, Carolina Herera (retiring, her last collection), Raf Simons for Calvin Klein and Marc Jacobs.
Similar Styling But Different Color
I couldn’t find my jumpsuit anywhere online but I love the faux wrap style so much, I found a couple for your consideration.
Two Patterns For Home Sewers
Do you sew like me? I had to check the patterns, of course.
Not So Mellow Yellow
Back in 1967, Donovan sang that sweet song but yellow is anything but mellow. It is the high energy color. Sitting on top of the color wheel, yellow reflects the largest amount of light of all the twelve colors. Here’s a few facts about yellow.
Yellow is a happy color. I’ve read that it stimulates mental processes, stimulates the nervous system, activates memory and encourages communication.
But yellow also has a dark side to it: cowardice, betrayal, egoism, and madness. Furthermore, yellow is the color of caution and physical illness (jaundice, malaria, and pestilence).
Yellow, along with blue and red is one of the primary colors of the subtractive color model of color theory. In this color model, yellow is needed to create green and orange.
There are many plants out in the world that will give you a beautiful yellow for natural dyes. Among the best are: Weld, Dyers’ Coreopsis, Camomile, Goldenrod, and onion skins.
How Do You Feel About Yellow?
How do you feel about wearing yellow? I will admit that it has been a while since I’ve picked such a bright hue.
To find if the color really suites your skin tone, I think trying on some bright yellow is necessary. Then you can get an idea if you are comfortable with how you look. Start out with a butter yellow and then work your way up the brightness scale.
Since I still enjoy sewing and making my own, when in a fabric store, I take a swath of fabric, find a mirror and see how it just looks against my skin.
I knew I could handle butter yellow, but never dreamed that saffron yellow would be my cup of tea. You know what? It makes me happy!
That’s it for today.
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It’s time for the May 2nd Loved 1st Friday Linkup which stays open until May 31st.
Any post on a blog, Instagram, Facebook or the like can linkup to this style celebration. If you can copy and paste the URL in the Linky box, you are good to go!
One item is quite OK—a hat, skirt, pants, shoes, purse, or a piece of jewelry. That item (or items) can be from a thrift shop, eBay, consignment shop, vintage boutique, one of the online consignment shops such as The RealReal–or even something a friend gave you because they didn’t want it anymore.
When you do post, I would appreciate a description about your 2nd Loved item (or items), what type of shop you found it and what drew you to it. Tell as much or as little as you want.
I would like to have your opinion of something. This linkup is to encourage Slow Fashion and this can take many forms. I am considering adding two other categories to the linkup. The two I want to add are: I made it myself” and “it’s been in my closet for ten years or longer”. I’ve haven’t made a decision but I believe sustainable fashion can take many different forms and wanted to see if all of you would be receptive of this idea. What do you think? I welcome opinions to help me make this decision.
If you have never participated in a linkup before, no fear. Go to Linkup 101 guide that is found on my 2 nd Loved 1st Friday linkup page (also found at the top in the tab section).
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