Thursday, March 26, 2015

Thrift Style Thursday: Winter Blues

The theme this week was chosen by Andrea, of Little Did You Know. While she, in her northeastern climate, may be experiencing the more traditional winter blues, my blues are instead caused by the brevity of winter in my area.

Thrift Style Thursday: Winter Blues

Thrift Style Thursday: Winter Blues

I took this challenge as an opportunity to experiment with a color combination I've been wanting to try - cobalt and turquoise.

Thrift Style Thursday: Winter Blues

Thrift Style Thursday: Winter Blues

In addition to colors you might not think to put together, I also paired unlikely fabrics - a jersey knit maxi skirt and a 100% cashmere tank top.

Thrift Style Thursday: Winter Blues

And since it was such a lovely day, I decided to try out some different lighting scenarios as well. I wandered around the park for an hour and a half, playing with light, shadow, and camera settings. There were plenty of failures, but I think the successes made it a worthwhile enterprise.

Thrift Style Thursday: Winter Blues

Thrift Style Thursday: Winter Blues
Cashmere top: $1 thrifted // Skirt: refashioned // Sandals: Yerdle // Necklace: me-made // Lapis ring: thrifted // Blue opal earrings: anniversary gift

How do you think the other Thrift Style Thursday have chosen to express their winter blues? Click their pics to visit their blogs and find out, or the TST icon in the center will take you to our Facebook page.

And be sure to check back tomorrow for the TST swap unveiling! See all the goodies we thrifted for each other, and have a chance to win a thrifted outfit for yourself!





12 comments:

  1. I love the combination of cobalt and turquoise! And this so shakes off MY winter blues it doesn't even matter that winter ended long ago for you ;) Love that skirt!

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    1. Thanks! It's super comfy too!

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  2. Cobalt and turquoise is a great combo! I love it! I also love your necklace, it's so funky and fun!

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    1. Thank you! It's just several strands of seed beads with some drop beads thrown in randomly - really easy to make!

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  3. You rocked this colour combination, and I was thinking to myself "these photos are beautiful!" as I was scrolling through. I think your successes were definitely worthwhile! Great post, Carissa!

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    1. Thanks! I'm having a lot of fun learning (through trial and error mostly) about photography.

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  4. Two of my favourite colours and you did them up right :)

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    1. Thanks, Jenny! I've always had a fondness for blue myself too.

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  5. Omg I am officially obsessed with turquoise and cobalt now! I love this outfit and the color/texture combo is perfect for the winter/spring transition! Also, your photos are gorgeous this week, the lighting is spot on!! Great post! :)

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    1. Thanks, Kristi! I'm really having tons o' fun playing with my camera lately!

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  6. I love how the sandals make it look like you are walking barefoot in the park! :o)

    JJ
    www.dressupnotdown.blogspot.com

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    1. You're right! Though I wouldn't recommend actually going barefoot in this park, not at this time of year at least - lots of stickers!

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