Friday, 10 December 2010

Because friends don't waste wine when there's words to sell.

One of my pet peeves is when I read fashion articles that warn against being 'too matchy-matchy'. People, I am here to say WHAT IS WRONG WITH BEING MATCHY-MATCHY? It's timeless, and you mark my words (MARK THEM) when all these clashing trends are over, ladylike matching is going to be back in vogue with a vengeance because it never goes out of style.

Of all the books I loved as a child, of all the films, the ones that I hold most dear are the ones with fantastic examples of matching. Mary Poppins - um, consider Jane's adorable matching coat and hat? The Ladybird classic 'The Party' - oh, that deserves a blog post all of its OWN.

So imagine my joy when I was digging through my wardrobe to find something to go with these red-wine hued cable knit tights (which I actually bought to go with this dress), and stumbled upon this little beauty (which you may recognise as being the sister of this dress).



PERFECT MATCHING.

(Thanks to a well-timed gust of wind, I feel like the soundtrack to this picture should be 'LAAA!' - there is a triumph to it. Also, my garden is surprisingly photogenic, I am impressed. I don't know how I survived with bare arms in December, mind you.)

But that's not all! This is one of those colours that I wouldn't think I had much of in my wardrobe, but it turns out I have lots - especially when it comes down to winterwear. I think the strict dual colour scheme of maroon and black is really rather chic.




Dress - New Look
Tights - Pretty Polly (from Wilkinsons!)
Coat - Primark
Hat - JC Penney's about a million years ago

I wore this outfit last Saturday to the Aussie Blogger's Market, although at the last minute I swapped the perfectly matching coat for a thicker, black one. Being matchy-matchy is all very well, but being cold is something else altogether.



Oh hey there silly face (I normally delete these ones - there are always tons - but hey, LET'S MIX THINGS UP.)
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28 comments

  1. You look absolutely beautiful!! Annnd I love the colour of your hair!!

    I always try to be a bit matchy I think it's cute :)

    x

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  2. i actually love that outfit to bits- i love matchy-matchy, and that's one of my favourite colours to wear.
    not to mention it suits you fantastically! xx

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  3. I love to match! I absolutely love it when I discover two items of clothing in my wardrobe are exactly the same shade! I think I caught this off my mum who was brought up in turn by my grandma to believe you should *always* match. They both have a two colours maximum rule in their outfits.

    PS I love this outfit, and the last photo is my favourite!

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  4. This is gorgeous, and matchy in the right way. Even though I am that believes in style, your own & doing what you like, rather than 'fashion' and trends, I'm not fussed on the- shoes, top and bag matching, really just yukky. This coat however is UH-MAZING & those tights are gorgeous. I love this colour at the moment.
    You look stunning hunny xx

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  5. You look lovely Sarah! Matchy matchy totally works in your outfit, and that coat is just amazing. xx

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  6. I love matchy matchy. You look amazing.

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  7. I cannot agree more, I love to match! It's timeless. That outfit is gorgeous, btw.

    Have a wonderful weekend!:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  8. I always match, its been drummed into me by my nan who believes that if you do not wear matching underwear you are worse than the devil! I hate even wearing gold and silver jewellery together!
    Those tights are a beauty and you look gorgeous! I love the outfit!

    Sophie
    x

    http://storyofmylife-sophiesoph.blogspot.com/

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  9. love love love the colour, and the hat!!! awesome!!!

    Totally agree - match, mismatch, if its working for u then defo go with it!!!

    Loving FriFro...

    Have a great weekend :)

    S x x

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  10. You look stunning & that outfit is gorgeous ♥ xoxo

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  11. What a great outfit! You look fabulous :) x

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  12. I love matchy-matchy! Your outfit is lovely, the colours really suit you.

    I've only just started reading your blog and I think it's fab :)

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  13. I love the coat! A wonderful outfit :)

    xoxo.

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  14. I LIVE for matchy matching! It just makes everything look better, in my opinion.

    Everything about this outfit is stunning, such a gorgeous colour to have matched. Those are brilliant tights :D

    Lauren x

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  15. matching colours make my horribly organised/ocd brain happy :) haha especially when it comes to fashion! I think its ok as long as you break it up with a couple of other items. Your hair is lovely btw, so long and the prettiest colour! you look super cute in the last picture :) xx

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  16. Oh you're so lucky to have such good colouring. I think this shade is so beautiful but I just can't wear it - I look bizarrely sallow. I might get away with the tights though. Are they a recent purchase?

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  17. Miss Pillsbury, eat your heart out! I love the matchy matchy, and am a travesty in the eyes of Vogue :)

    x

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  18. I just found this blog and I am in LOVE.

    That dress is utterly beautiful, in fact that whole outfit is utterly beautiful. I love matchy-matchy — One of my favourites outfits is a blue pair of tights with white dress, blue belt and blue flower in my hair with my blue coat and white shoes. It just works.

    Will be reading more soon :-)

    Amy x

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  19. You look like one of my kind of people! I love classic elegance, too. Although I don't apply. but I will when I can. Lovely jewellery and I look forward to exploring your blog further.

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  20. I definitely agree, you look fab!

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  21. ahhhh the matchiness is amazing!!! absolutely love that colour, need more of it in my wardrobe! xxx

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  22. This is such a cute outfit, I love how everythings the same colour!! I agree, matching items will definatly come back into fashion :)

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  23. I love matching as well! although I do like clashing a bit and usually do, but I will match so many things yet still clash as confusing as that sounds. I'll have a deep purple jacket and wear a red beret with it and I 've been looking for the perfect red scarf to match with it but no luck :( love this post btw :)

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  24. Nice to see someone flying the flag for matchy matchy :D
    those pics of you prove it is the way forward x

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