Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Five take - colour blocking

Being a Kiwi the concept of wearing colour is a little foreign to me. Kiwis tend to wear a lot of black. And polar fleece. And often black polar fleece.

Colour blocking is the antithesis of this style of dressing, and one that I am learning to embrace. This week's Five Take has led me a step further along my journey to wearing colour as I usually manage one piece with something neutral or dark.

Just to remind you, Five take is where NicoleRebeccaClaire ,Becky and I all take a theme or item of clothing and wear it in our own way.

I should also mention that I don't iron (well, I do sometimes). So apologies for the rumpled look.

Apologies for the pale legs, but this is the first time that I have actually worn a dress in public without leggings. It's a big day! 

Dress is from One Stop Plus and was gifted to me for the modelling myself and others did at Plus London Two. It's lovely material and perfect for summer. Lovely fresh cotton, not a sniff of polyester anywhere (other plus size labels take note!).

Cardigan is past season Monsoon and the shoes are colour blocking heaven and were £3 from Primark!

So, colour, are you a fan?


  1. looking lovely Gina - great colour-blocking and loving the 'thongs' - is that what you call them in NZ? xXx

  2. Jandals love, jandals. Thongs is a weird Aussie word ;)

    Thanks for the lovely comment!

  3. Love this outfit - the colours are amazing. The sandals are brilliant too! I am definitely a fan of colour!

  4. I love it too, but still a shock wearing something other than black!

  5. What fun those sandals are! I sure wish we had Primark.