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Archive for February 11th, 2011

FBFF Q&A: Colorful world

11 Feb

Ferrari FF

As I mentioned last Friday, it’s Go Red for Women month. Some of us bloggers were inspired by fellow blogger Andie to participate in bringing awareness to heart disease in women by wearing red on Fridays. It so happens that I have yet to be captured wearing my red today and was once again in need of a proxy. It’s only appropriate to rely on my new favorite crush of the moment, the recently released Ferrari FF. I realize the impracticality of owning such an exotic car but don’t think I’d turn it down for a second. I’d go grocery shopping in it. I really would. Besides, it’s not that impractical. It’s a four-seater, four-wheel drive coupé, as they say on Top Gear, that puts out 651 horsepower. That’s what I’m talking about.

This week we’re discussing color in our fashion choices. You’ve probably noticed that there’s no shortage of color in this girl’s closet. Let’s get to the bottom of this, shall we?

FBFF: What color dominates your closet?
FJ: No a single one. I might have been Rainbow Bright in another lifetime.

FBFF: If money weren’t an issue how would you change the color emphasis in your closet?
FJ: I think I would more mindfully shop for very specific shades only because I could afford to be that particular. Overall, I don’t think it would affect my wardrobe much.

FBB: What is your mantra about mixing color?
FJ: Mix to my heart’s desire! Seriously, I have no mantra other than the colors in hue and tonal value must look good together. Sometimes the effect is rich and monochromatic, other times it’s full of life and contrast. I dress for my mood. I don’t like being matchy-matchy, I like the colors to go well together. Also, they have to look good against my skin tone.

FBFF: For you, how do you incorporate color into your outfits?
FJ: The easiest way are tights and scarves. They can change the look and feel of an outfit immediately. I own everything in a colorful palette except for pants. Dresses, skirts, tops, you name it.

FBFF: Which blogger(s) do you think do a good job of incorporating color into their wardrobe?
FJ: There are a few but I have to say that hands down, Emma of Daily Clothes Fix takes it to the next level. Her level of commitment to an effect, color palette or style is consistent and unbeatable.

Check out some of the ways I’ve incorporated color via tights. In fact, quite of few of my most colorful options have come from We Love Colors, the most recent acquisition having been sponsored by them. I find that Hue and We Love Colors are on parity when it comes to quality and comfort. I have several pairs of microfiber tights from WLC. They’re pretty opaque, the color is consistent throughout and I find the waistband to be comfortable.

Mocha microfiber, WLC

Rust microfiber, WLC

Scarlet microfiber, WLC

Thank you Katy of Modly Chic for putting together these questions. Friend Friday is an opportunity for fashion and beauty bloggers to share their thoughts on a specific topic and read what others have to say on that same topic. For more information, check out Modly Chic and welcome to the wonderful world of blogging!