Today is a bit of a seasonal conundrum… What to wear on a cool and rainy day at the end of May? We have been blessed with an absolutely gorgeous month, with day after day of perfect sunshine and warm breezes. I’m feeling a bit spoiled by all that perfection, and the inevitable turn to cooler weather has me a bit dazed.
It’s a good thing that we have a bit of drizzle again, as the gardens and forests are feeling too dry and thirsty for this time of year. But still – what to wear?
Well, you can see the result of my morning deliberations. I decided to go with a chocolate and lilac combination. Lilac feels spot – on for the season…
The neighborhood lilacs are so fully in bloom that I can smell their amazing perfume even through the fragrance of the warm wet rain on the cedar. I think every garden in my area must have at least one, blooming madly this week. However, purple alone, or with cooler colours like green, blue, white or pink just wouldn’t have felt right for today.
The addition of the toasty, cinnamon-y, chocolate-y browns helps to bring this lilac back down to earth for a cool and rainy West Coast day like today. I quite like this combination, and could see myself making it up again to wear at almost any time of year. My paler purples, in particular, tend to get the most playtime in Spring and Summer – so I’m pleased to have a new combination that will help to bring them out through the Autumn and Winter as well!
Clockwise from Clasp: “Limited Edition Chess Lock”, “Unique Glass”, “Unique Glass”, “Unique Glass”, “Frogs” (retired), “Elfbead”, “Golden Cave”, “Limited Edition Chinese Jade”, “Rolling Troll”, “Brown Desert” (retired), “Limited Edition Faceted Aurora”, “Smoky Quartz”, “Aurora Flowers”, “Blue Desert”, “Spider”, “Unique Glass”, “Golden Cave”, “Limited Edition Violet Petals”, “Silver Bead with Garnets”, “Azure Bubbles”, “Pastel Agate”, “Unique Glass”.