Thursday, October 13, 2011

Achromatopsia for a day...


It's really easy to get colors right. It's really hard to get black - and neutrals - right. Black is certainly a color but it's also an illusion. 
 - Donna Karan



Achromatopsia is a set of conditions where a person cannot see colour. 

Can you imagine how much you would miss? 

No bright flowers or new green leaves peeking out in spring...


Even though I am a sucker for colour 

(somehow I always buy lots of colourful things 
but early in the morning only feel like throwing on black)

an all neutral ensemble and creme jackets can seem incredibly chic.



I tried to avoid the all black theme
 that has been gripping New Zealand since world cup descended.

Instead opting for grey, creme with some black (of course). 



pictured:
leather jacket - Just Jeans 
dress - Glassons
necklace (wishbone) - Lovisa
Trelise Cooper eco bag


My nails were still Jaffa orange 
(see yesterday's post for more about the polish or see supercoloured contrast)
so suppose that was cheating a bit...


but it was a fun (almost) challenge anyway...

Mixing up textures and fabrics can always help 
make a neutral outfit remain interesting.


How about you?
Do you think you could last a day without colour?


Join us for lying fridays tomorrow







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52 comments:

  1. That is such a lovely dress on you! x

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  2. You definitely get black right! Love the dress on you too.

    Sarah
    xo

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  3. I love your outfit.



    kiss

    Erika

    www.myfreechoice.net

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  4. I love this outfit! That dress is gorgeous and looks amazing on you!

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  5. Thanks so much for the comment!
    you look amazing.

    Maybe we can follow each other? :)*

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  6. I love your dress. The ruffles are really cute.

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  7. i love this dress. so cute. you look amazing. this post is perfection. thanks for sharing, love. I've got a new outfit post featuring my favorite Lauren Conrad skirt. Love to hear what you think. xo

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  8. love the dress. the ear rings are very cute:)

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  9. Love the dress and BOOTS! Very nicely put together and your earings are very cute as well!

    xoxo Denise

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  10. cute look, love the mix of the cute dress and the combat boots!
    xx
    mariale
    My Fashion Bug

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  11. I couldn't last a day without color, I used to be more of a black and grey girl during my teenage years and now I am a rainbow girl, hehe =)
    By the way you, love your outfit ! Your dress is lovely :-) Kisses

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  12. Lovely outfit! I love your beautiful girly dress :)

    XoXo
    Plami

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  13. Oh my! Where are your rings from - they're beautiful!



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    :D

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  14. without colors? it's like we live in a world without rainbow. interesting post!

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  15. Hey !
    I love your accessories, especially those earrings :)

    xoxo

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  16. black and white looks great on you, i can't imagine living without being able to see colors, my waredrobe are main colors!!
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  17. I love this outfit and those little flower earrings are cute!
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  18. such adorable little rings!! your dress is darling too.

    Loving your style! now following on GFC & Bloglovin x

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  19. Cute look. Love the floral earrings and the ring.


    Patience
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  20. Love those earrings!

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  21. im truly in love with your entire outfit !
    head to toe you look amazing

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  22. Thanks for your sweet blog comment.

    I can follow you on Bloglovin' let me know? :)

    xo

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  23. what a lovely dress!!!!!! :D
    xx

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  24. cute!

    x0
    annette
    www.theversastyle.com

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  25. such a pretty dress!! (:

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  26. Seriously such a darling dress! Love how neutral colors look so chic next to one another...you look beautiful!

    ...and Thank you for visiting my blog, hope to see you back soon!

    xo-Julie
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  27. oh, cute! xoxo

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  28. My grandma is partially color blind. She can't see greens which is so sad to me.

    Very simple yet chic outfit. I like that gray dress a lot.

    <3 Rachel

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  29. wow love the boots. I just bought some similar :)

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  30. Hi! Thanks for your comment, I love your boots!

    kisses
    www.rosabueso.blogspot.com

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  31. ooh I really in love with your ring!!seriously. an instant love! by the way, mind to visit and follow me? I'll follow you back then! :)

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  32. Hii! :D! I love the color of your leather jacket! It looks so soft!

    Following your great blog now!

    -Christina
    a rainy melody

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  33. I love your color palate here. The jacket is lovely!
    -Julia


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  34. Lovely outfit! :)Thanks for comment :)

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  35. Thanks for your comment! your blog is very nice and I love your outfit!
    kisses

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  36. lovely...cute!

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  37. You look great!!!!

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  38. I love your rings and the outfit rocks! xox

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  39. Love your earrings! They are so feminine!

    GTBB,
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