Sunday, 22 February 2009

Back To Black

Do you wear a specific colour when you're feeling under the weather? A colour that cheers and comforts you? I remember reading in Anaïs Nin's journals, oh so long ago, that she wore her "costumes" of black and red as a kind of barrier between herself and the world.

When I am feeling less-than-great, I definitely turn to black. Yesterday was one of those days where you're feeling a little low and just want to curl up and drink tea and ignore everything outside your own windows. Luckily I have lovely friends who coaxed me out of my house to attend a party. I wore this:


And I did end up having a really sweet time, even if I went to bed at the early hour of twelve, which made me feel positively old.

I'm wearing (the photo is lightened to show some detail):

• Black 'MinkPink' shaggy vest.
• Black 1930's rayon teddy, my new favourite thing.
• Black stirrup leggings.
• Black vintage boots, stained with paint.


april said...

I love everything about this outfit! The little shorts! The fact that it's a 1930s teddy is even better! The furry vest! The big smudge of paint on your boots! LOVE! My favourite thing is having paint smeared on my hands or stuck to my fingernails, so I think those boots are pretty special.

The Sequin Cat said...

Hey Pony,

What size do you scale your images to so that they all fit nice and tidy in your blog?

I'm new to blogging.... n00b!

Thanks in advance
Sequin Cat

Eyeliah @ said...

This is really cute! I wear black on the opposite type of day, when I feel so super confident I don't need to add color. But that doesn't happen too often.

Hate This And I'll Love You said...

I love your outfit, especially the fluffy waistcoat!

Pony said...

april - thanks so much. i love having paint on my hands as well, and i love these boots - i love that all of my shoes have a touch of paint on them :)

the sequin cat - i generally just set them at a width of 400 pixels. does that help? xo

eyeliah - thank you :) that must be an amazing feeling, when it does happen!

hate this and i'll love you - thanks, i'm loving the fluffy monster too :)

The Sequin Cat said...

Thanks Pony! Feel free to stop by my blog if you have time. I haven't made a Canberra post as of yet but loaded the photos onto facebook - fun times!