{Almost daily outfit of the day} Kind of blue 2.6.12

Kind of blue
Thrifted J Crew chambray shirt; thrifted vintage suede skirt; Hue tights; thrifted Cole Haan shoes; thrifted vintage Coach bag

In Greek mythology, the god Zeus would cause it to rain when he was sad and storm when he was angry. Because of this, the blue color of the oceans became related to to sadness. But blue is more than symbolic of melancholy. It's the sunny sky of a hot summer day. It's a pair of suede shoes immortalized in a rockabilly standard. It's a bucket of berries ready to bake in muffins, and the pale color of a newborn baby's eyes. Blue is commonly used in the Western hemisphere to symbolize the male gender in contrast to pink used for females, although in the early 1900s, blue was the color for girls (as it had traditionally been the color of the Virgin Mary in Western Art) and pink was for boys (as it was akin to the color red, considered a masculine color.

Blue is also the predominant color in my closet. It's a neutral, a color that seems to go with everything, and the color I reach for the most. This outfit might be the closest I ever get to monochromatic dressing. Zeus would be pleased.

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  1. Well, I like blues--melancholy or not! i've used it quite a lot in our home decoration. It always looks so fresh and clean to my eye. I know as I've traveled though that ocean waters come in many hues.

  2. Interesting! I have often been grabbing blue items in my closet as the weather here in Texas has been a bit gloomy yet at times humid! However, yes the color makes me feel content and reminds me of the ocean waters of the pacific. Thanks for sharing your post! Your wardrobe is nicely put together! I just relocated to Texas recently from California and I am still adjusting to my surroundings. I'm glad to have stumbled upon your blog! I will definitely continue to read your blogs!


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