Seasons and Nature Challenge #1

I decided to start with the first combination I wrote down for the Seasons and Nature Challenge. And I'm glad I did, because looking at the photo of me is calming my soul this morning. I selected the bright blue tee for the sky, the teal cardi for the back pool of water, the dark bootcuts for the shadowed rock surfaces, and the taupe boots for the sand.

Of course, it's not quite cool enough to wear this all day, but it was OK first thing in the morning, outside. :)

This combination — two big colors — felt like it required effort to pull off for about 30 seconds, and then it was just happy.

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  • ruthe replied 7 years ago

    You nailed this! Looking gorgeous and standing on the porch with those luscious green banisters. I know there isn't green in the challenge picture that one can see, but you are a sight for sore eyes :) Beautiful. 

  • Sara L. replied 7 years ago

    Nice!  I love all the blues and greens in your outfit.  The boots do a nice job of bringing in the grey/taupe colors of the rocks in the foreground of the photo.

  • Angie replied 7 years ago

    PERFECT colour interpretation, Word Lilly. You look fab. 

  • Word Lily replied 7 years ago

    Hi, Ruthe! I wanted the green in there, too, somehow. Thank you! And oh, we're birthday twins! 

    Sara L., Thanks!

    I'm glad you like it, Angie! :)

  • Ankita replied 7 years ago

    Ahhhh-mazing! You're so right, this IS so calming and beautiful.... thanks to the green you've incorporated around you... I love that!
    YLF! Ooooh and I can see a tiny person's arm in the picture... hello there! Hehe!

  • Jenn replied 7 years ago

    LOVE this photo. You wear those shades of blue and green really well, and you fit right in with your porch trim.  :)

  • Carole replied 7 years ago

    Such beautiful colors together:)

  • Angie replied 7 years ago

    Love your lime green porch too. 

  • ruthe replied 7 years ago

    After looking at your profile and seeing your interests, I now understand your eye for color and balance. Your interpretation is soothing and yet gives us a promise of what's to come.

  • Maneera replied 7 years ago

    You look absolutely fabulous, Word Lily. The serene colours in your outfit and the idyllic location you chose for your photo is calming for MY soul too! One of the absolute best looks I've seen on look radiant and glowing with inner joy :)

  • Word Lily replied 7 years ago

    Ankita: Yes, the porch is pretty small. :)

    Jenn: We painted the house and porch last summer, and the colors make me happy (our kitchen is pretty close to that same green color, too).

    Thanks, Carole and Angie!

  • Word Lily replied 7 years ago


    Yes, I've been working on color for quite a number of years, so I feel much more capable of that than other aspects of style and fashion, Ruthe.

    Maneera: Thank you! That's a very nice thing to say.

  • amiable replied 7 years ago

    Love this outfit and combo!  (And you go so well with your porch :)  )  I wish I had your color sense - three years in, and I'm just barely starting to get it.  (Then changing my hair to burgundy changed everything).

  • Word Lily replied 7 years ago

    Thanks, Amy! I feel like I've been working really hard on honing my color sense for ... well, probably since before I started knitting, when I started crocheting quite a bit again. So more than eight years ago, maybe more like 10. I've felt pretty confident about color for the past couple years, maybe. And yes, changing hair color makes you rethink all clothing color assumptions and ideas.

  • Style Fan replied 7 years ago

    Love the colours.  Love the lime green porch.  How fab is that?  Great interpretation of the picture.  Soothing colours and then the boots ground the outfit.

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 7 years ago

    Those blues are stunning on you. Great silhouette with the jeans and boots, too. So nicely done!

  • Sal replied 7 years ago

    Really good look Word Lily.  You suit colour!!
    I think this is my favourite look on you so looks relaxed and happy.

  • Word Lily replied 7 years ago

    Thanks, Firecracker

    Sally, wow, thanks! I was really happy in it.

  • Karie replied 7 years ago

    Your outfit looks great and you wear those colors well, and I love the color of your porch!

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    Those colours are stunning on you! 

  • Jaime replied 7 years ago

    Spectacular colors on you!

  • lyn67 replied 7 years ago

    Really well done!!! Love the shades of blues and greens together, should be a no brain combination for you, too! YLF in it!

  • Word Lily replied 7 years ago

    Thank you, Karie, Suz, Shevia and Lyn! I’ll definitely be wearing these pieces together again.

  • Dee replied 7 years ago

    Great interpretation! Blue is a fantastic color on you. And I love your lime green porch!

  • Joy replied 7 years ago

    The colors look serene and lovely on you. Fiber arts can hone your color sense. I wove off-loom and spun for years until getting allergic to the fibers.

  • donnat replied 7 years ago

    This outfit is gorgeous on you. Love the colors, I think you did a great job of interpretation.

  • Word Lily replied 7 years ago

    Thanks, Donnat

    Dee: It took us forever to pick the colors when we were painting our house. But we're really happy with what we ended up with. Thanks!

    Oh, Joy! I'm sad you became allergic to the fibers! I really love playing with color and fiber.

  • MTBGirl replied 7 years ago

    This is gorgeous too! Love the two big colors together on you!

  • Aida replied 7 years ago

    Beautiful blues on you! Love how these two shades play against each other, there is always great drama in adjacent tertiary color pairings.

  • Word Lily replied 7 years ago

    Thanks, Donna! 

    Aida: I hadn't really thought about that, hmm! I just knew that, being adjacent, they'd be good together.

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