Bonjour! C’est moi. I hope this post finds all of you well because this household has not been. The flu bug got us in the jugular–I was the first to fall and a couple of days later it was Brett’s turn. We are still far from 100% but feel much better than we did with 102F fevers. I hadn’t had the flu in about a decade and I truly HAD NOT forgotten what an unpleasant business it is….nothing has changed. It still sucks. Nice mood, eh? Time to focus on the positive and share something pretty.
I have had a thing for amber since we visited the Dominican Republic in 2010. I am completely drawn to the warm, golden brown color like a bee to honey. I bought a pair of amber earrings while in the DR and, for a while, they were my only amber pieces. Since then I have picked up a couple of vintage faux amber necklaces. I was having a grand old-time wearing my amber with just about everything–which can be done–until my earrings broke. Earrings are a jewelry item that I wear every single day so I need to have a pair of amber studs. I started shopping Etsy until I found these:
Immediate lust AND love. I had them in my “favorites” a couple of weeks (see, no reckless shopping from this girl!) before I finally bought them.
Technically amber isn’t one of my “colors”. As you know from my post (reblog) yesterday, knowing/wearing my colors is important. Although I can’t wear amber as a core color, I know I can wear it as an accessory. So here is an example of how I pull it together (if you want to call it that):
Voila! Amber studs, amber/cognac bag, cognac boots (can’t tell in picture but they are). While we are on the topic of wearing one’s colors, beige ( my sweater) really isn’t my color either (although “rose beige” is) which is why I am wearing a scarf with “my” colors in it, closest to my face, so it can all work. This is important stuff.
It is interesting to note that amber DOES match my freckles and age spots…so there you go.
THE BASICS ON AMBER
Isn’t she amazing? I have these printed off and hanging in my closet with a couple of others that she did. It is a great illustrative way to see how far the color amber can go as an accessory.
What about you? Have you embraced the beauty of amber?