Sunday, December 2, 2012

mixing blue and black

Long gone are the rules of avoiding blue and black together.

Left: Anna Sui Fall 2012 RTW
Right: Versus Fall 2012 RTW

Left: Zero + Maria Cornejo Fall 2012 RTW
Alice + Olivia Fall 2012 RTW
Versus Fall 2012 RTW

Left: Altuzarra Fall 2012 RTW
Right: Aquilano.Rimondi Fall 2012 RTW

Me in January 2011
Details of my thrifted dress
Last December I did a blue and black post here.

My Summer of 2012 art journal pages
photo of my husband from Seattle, Washington November 2000
I combined song lyrics to make a statement
Rise Your HandRise Above This.(You can click the links above to the see music videos).
My ode to Seether from December 2010 found here.

I feel a sense of security when...
when I'm with my love.
Even if we are lost, 
with him I know we will find our way.

*there is a steady income
*money in the bank
* all my needs are met
*I know what to expect
*a sense of calm and routine
* I see the mountains

They mixed blue and black on my friend's son, Little T's shirt.

 Little T was making sand angels and a sand castle.
I took these photos of my friend's son when we went to the park in November.   :)


  1. i don't think i have ever paired black and blue together! thanks for the inspiration, i might try sometime!

    lindsey louise

  2. Love all of these, I've never heard the rule of not wearing black and blue!!
    Great post :)

    She xx
    She may be the Song that Summer Sings

  3. I think black goes well with blue

  4. Loving your journal!
    I'm never quite sure about mixing blue and black but it looks great here!

  5. I never quite understood this rule of not mixing black and blue, those colors were made for each other. (Never quite got the "No white after Labor day" rule either, that just made no sense.) This blue lace dress is so pretty, the lace pattern is really detailed and interesting to look at and it's so fun to see lace in another color other than black or white.

  6. your black & blue outfit is gorgeous! and I really can't see why those two colours should not be worn together.. it's such a beautiful combo :)
    so are the outfits you've chosen from the runways. you're the best at it!

    Maikeni blogi - part of me

  7. teddi, i'm back!
    i've been pretty lost :(
    life changes...

    i love your blue/black combo!! you look so pretty :)



  8. Oh I love this combination of colors it looks amazingly beautiful.

  9. I know those looks from the runway look good, but I just can't wrap my head around the idea of black and blue together.. I never could..
    there's a friend on mine that everytime I see her and she's wearing black and navy.. just before we even kiss "hi".. she's like "I know you don't like this color combination but I love it".. hahha as if I was going to say anything.. it's just a personal thing.. for some reason I feel as if black and blue hate each other..

  10. Teddi! hello! nice to see you comment on three separate posts. Thank you! So nice of you.

    ah, I didn't know about the blue and black rule. I guess the fashion police were trying to find me over the years. LOL.

    your blog is nice. i think i'll be joining it soon, if you don't mind?

  11. I love this post! Wish you a lovely week my dear! :)

  12. That is such a coincidence! I'm wearing a blue sweater and when I leave the house I throw a black coat on me - and look at your post! Your dress is fantastic, I wish I had such shops here! Your friend's son is sooo sweet and I loved his T-shirt!
    Thanks so much for your comment - I was away for several reasons - like ill will towards internet too (one of the reasons :) - but I thought of you and there'll soon be a post FOR YOU - yes, for you - Teddi, I went to the Beatles Museum ALONE in Liverpool! I couldn't wait for it, so I booked ticket, hotel and simply went! And I thought of you there - that I think you would like the pictures on the blog (soon, I promise!)

  13. i love black and blue together...except it sort of reminds me of the uniforms i had to wear until i was 18!!!

  14. You have terrific style.

    I'd forgot all about the 'never mix black and blue' rule. Kind of like, "blue and green should never be seen'. Makes a person wonder what's so wrong with blue. LOL.

  15. Nowadays anything goes!:) I found you on Twitter.

  16. I mean through someone who is on Twitter.

  17. Im so happy that rule doesnt matter anymore! Fun photos!

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth

  18. I never heard the no blue and black rule? Lol. I love your outfit tho! And your friends son is a cutie!! To answer your question the lace and embellishments on my dress/tunic are just vintage inspired. I actually sewed them on myself!

  19. i do love blue and black together, but every once in a while i get a cringe thinking of some of the blue and black outfits i wore in the 80's

  20. It's too bad the term 'black and blue' has a negative connotation, because it's a beautiful colour combination.

    The top left photo really caught my eye. We've seen so many embellished collars lately; but I love the idea of an embellished placket.

  21. I love this color combination on you. You look sooo pretty!! Little T looks amazing too. Also, love your selection of pictures from the runway :)

    Heel in Mint

  22. I love the color combo and love your fashion inspirations.

    <3 Marina

  23. hmm black and blue, it's an interesting combination for sure, I've been trying to incorporate my black and blue jacket in my outfit but it's hard!

  24. What a beautiful art journal page of your man, so wonderful, I hope you showed it to him! I love blue and black together, the only combo I steer clear of is navy blue and black when the colours are too similar.

  25. There was a "rule"? I've been mixing black and blue since high school! I have fond memories of a pair of black-and-blue checked pants....

    Love your combination!

    And you boy is darling :)

  26. I've had a lot of fun scrolling through the archives of your blog! i love how you show your inspirations and then share your twist on it. its so fun, and you have a really strong sense of person style, i love that!
    thank you so much for the comments on my blog. they have made me smile for days to come and i still go back and read them. I truly appreciated you stopping by, thank you!

  27. You look gorgeous, Teddi! The blue and black looks great together. And I'm totally diggin' every single runway shot you chose. :)


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