The day in the Neutrals Week challenge I was most worried about: cognac:
I couldn't quite remember what the color is supposed to be. Turns out, neither does Google Images- apparently there is more than one color called "cognac".
One of my friends just converted my broken bracelet into a pendant for me. I'm delighted, because it's pertified wood, which has held fascination for me ever since I first heard about it in middle school. My teacher had a chunk he showed the class. So when I was on a road trip out west over ten years later, the Petrified Forest was higher in priority for me than the Grand Canyon!
The fun part is that both "cognacs" are in this stone:
The challenge was for cognac or white… so I thought it would be fun to try both:
The only item (other than the pendant) I have with those cognac colors is a sleeveless and sheer top, and it's freezing here in NY, so I had to add a layer for self-preservation:
I figured the yellowed face of this cute seed-pearl pin might qualify as "cognac-ish":
I don't have cognac pants or shoes, so brown will have to do:
All in all, not my best outfit, but it was fun trying to meet the challenge! And this post should double up for my "Thursdays are for Thrifters" post.
Shell: Soma via Freeda's purge pile
Top: Limited via Freeda's purge pile
Jacket: Kasper via consignment shop
Pants: Lane Bryant
Pin: family heirloom gift from M-I-L
Collar: gift from either Freeda or Mom
Pendant: originally a bracelet I bought at the gift shop at the Petrified Forest in Arizona
FYI: I was doing this entire blog from my Android phone, snatching moments out of my busy life for quick photos. But I hate auto-correct with a purple passion, so now I'm using the computer for most of the work. I am still using my phone for the photos, though. My photo sizes may be erratic, and the quality isn't stellar. I am not a professional blogger, and do not have time for lots of scenic poses with a great camera. I don't even own a great camera! However, I DO appreciate your continued feedback, even in the absence of photographic artistry.
DJ/Radio Producer-turned-Lawyer attempts to dress like a grown-up. Sometimes I comically fail. And I occasionally post fun stuff, like music videos, book-club reviews, or photos of beauty or oddity.