I’ve Got The Blues

I've Got The Blues
Stella McCartney

While writing this post I’m listening to a mix of blues and jazz contemplating my next fashion purchase. If you are anything like me and appreciate sustainable fashion and saving money there are ways to find those to-die-for looks you saw on the runway for less. Over the holidays I created a list of staples I wanted; i.e., vintage brooch, camel trench, Victorian boots, velvet blazer, cashmere turtleneck, knit sweater. Things I knew I would wear for more than a season but clothing that was also appropriate for the time we are living in. I hit the thrift stores of South Texas and found almost everything I was in search of. 

I don’t want to make myself out to be a thrift store coniseaur because the truth is if my bank account still looked like it did when I worked at an Investment Bank I would linger at boutiques and department stores for hours — and scroll the pages of websites like Dior and Zimmerman to fill my shopping cart. However, there is something rewarding about finding a one of a kind  piece off the rack for a fraction of the cost.

I've Got The Blues
Self Portrait

That said, the one thing I was in search of that I was unable to find was more blue to add to my expanding wardrobe. As a woman who doesn’t wear much color I was looking for a specific shade of blue for spring. A sky blue. Although I think navy wears well with my blonde hair — brunette’s and red heads, too, but I wanted something different. So now I’m on the hunt to find more clothing to match my Chanel LED 4 OMBRES eyeshadow palette in blue I’ve been dying to experiment with. So far I’ve found a few blouses I can’t live without. All I need is a pair of powder blue earrings, trousers, and some photos to add to the gram to make the blues official. 

I've Got The Blues
Cong Tri

If you want to add a pop of color but are apprehensive try adding a dash of blue. A great place to start is a blue blouse with denim. You can never go wrong with denim. Another suggestion might be a blue blazer over a tee with a skirt or jeans. The goal is experimenting without changing your personal style. To have the blues you don’t need an overstated amount of blue like the photos I’ve featured in this article. Wear the clothing you would normally wear and add a splash of blue for spring. 

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