Sunday, 12 January 2014

Wearing Navy and Black Together

 When i was kid there were a few dress rules my mum endorsed. Blue and green should never be seen unless a colour in-between (apparently) and Black and Navy must not be worn together.
These days i love to mix any colours together and you know what? black and navy (and a little blue and white thrown in) work well together. That's what i love about fashion and personal style...screw the rules, wear what you want. (nb, my mum is a true convert, the other day i saw her wear purple and red...together..she totes gets it;)

I have to say, i am having the worst hair days lately, not just one day, nope i'm talking weeks long bad hair periods. I'm kinda in that annoying phase of not long, not short, the no-man's land of hair lengths. Im at that point where it needs a cut but i don't know, i kinda want long hair again..what to do, what to do...ponder ponder.
 Any suggestions?

I found these little blue shoes in my underbed shoe storage... i had totally forgot all about them since waaayyy last year! Then i proceeded to wear them and muddied up the whole front, typical huh! 
Poor blue shoes. 
And i'm pleased to welcome a spotty blouse back in to my life again too,
They are just so perfect for some remixing. I had one previously and proceeded to ruin it with a big splodge of foundation right on the front! Ruined!No satin remover could even touch it. So when this spotty blouse turned up i was relieved to have it back in the remixing game. The amount of times i reached for my spotty blouse to wear under sweaters or dresses, only to remember it was ruined, well, this makes alllll that better now.  All is now obviously right with the world once again. Heehee! :)
Anyway folks, enjoy the rest of your weekend/have a great start to your week! me and my muddied blue shoes and little granny-esque bun are off to make Spaghetti Bolognese (or spag bol if you will). Yummers!!

Navy Sequin Sweater & Jeans: New look sale 
 Shoes: Asda (old)
Bag: Matalan (old)



  1. black and blue will never do! - my mum had the same saying. instead, i just forgo all black (except tights, of course!) just to be safe! i think your hair looks amazing x

  2. I love the blouse and jumper together. My mum has the same rule and it's only recently that I've started to accept that it is perfectly OK to wear black tights with navy! x

  3. I am the ultimate long hair person so of course I say DON'T CUT IT.... on a serious note try a few new updo styles to help get you through the tween stage. I like your hair pulled back like this post so keep rocking that look. Good thing the rules are gone cuz green and blue are like my most fav combo

  4. I totally hair was THAT length a couple months ago. My "fix" was to cut bangs/fringe.

  5. I like navy and black together and you look great! So glad most rules don't apply anymore. I'm a fan of longer hair...more versatility that way. During the awkward stage play with hair accessories and updos. Your hair looks really pretty up.

  6. I love navy and black together and it;s even better with bright blue thrown in as well!

    Maria xxx

  7. Now this is just gorgeous Rachel! Lovely complimentary colours, and I particularly like the pop of bright blue to tie it all in, it's perfect for brightening up January!
    P x

  8. love this outfit, especially the bag and necklace! x

  9. Love black and blue together (hello, Yves St. Laurent!). You look lovely and I vote for letting the glorious hair grow. Scarves, hats and headbands can help if you need it : > Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday! xo

  10. Such a pretty look, love that sweater!
    Marie @
    In Our Happy Place

  11. I was always told to never wear brown and black together but I love it!! Its ok to break the rules lol

  12. Love everything about this look, gorgeous clutch, sweater necklace, love it

  13. your clutch is the cutest thing! i agree -- black and blue can work together. nobody pays attention to those old rules anymore!!


  14. Love your outfit! Glad you went against the rules on this one :)

  15. I think your hair looks lovely! And I like black and navy together too!


  16. I love that jumper it's gorge!


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