When I took this shoot wearing this navy blue flattering sheath sleeveless dress it was a cold day in Florida, but wearing this sleeveless dress was a delight and a challenge. Delight because blue is my favorite color and I always enjoy wearing it; a true challenge because of the temperature on that day, forties which is cold for Florida. However, I made it through braving the weather as I walked the street to get these shots. Accessorizing this sheath dress with a blue print Charming Charlie scarf which I’ve had in my closet for some time, gave me some warmth.
BLUE IN MY CLOSET
A few years ago, my closet was full of blue colored clothing in different shades of blue. And with blue being my favorite color, I would buy that color of clothing all of the time. So when I saw this lovely blue dress at Ross Dress for Less, I had to purchase it. The Sharagano blue sheath dress has a lace overlay over a navy blue nylon lining. Its sleeveless, knee length and fits close to the body. It wears very well.
WHAT DOES BLUE SAY TO YOU
Colors possess meaning, and as I wondered why I loved the color blue so much. To find out what this blue obsession was all about, I found this article by, Jennifer Bourn, Color Meaning: Meaning of The Color Blue, she states that Blue represents both the sky and the sea, and is associated with open spaces, freedom, intuition, imagination, expansiveness, inspiration, and sensitivity. Blue also represents meanings of depth, trust, loyalty, sincerity, wisdom, confidence, stability, faith, heaven, and intelligence.
The color blue has positive affects on the mind and the body. As the color of the spirit, it invokes rest and can cause the body to produce chemicals that are calming and exude feelings of tranquility. Blue helps to slow human metabolism, is cooling in nature, and helps with balance and self-expression. Blue is also an appetite suppressant.
After reading this information, I thought wow, this kind of sounds like me, it was interesting, informative and meaningful.
MY PERSONAL STYLE
So back to what I’m wearing. Adding the scarf to this dress was by chance. Looking in my closet sometimes just surprises me. Especially when I find something that fits perfectly and complements the garment. This blue print scarf has done just that for this dress. It consists of little flowers that are yellow and lime in color, even though they are barely visible in the picture. I also added yellow and lime Ann Marino heel sandal style shoes to go with it. So to mix new with the old to make a complete outfit, my shoes, are you ready for this, I found these little cuties at one of my local favorite thrift. My black hand carry purse was just part of my longtime closet accessories.
Photos by AaPhotographs
What I’m Wearing
Dress – Sharagano
Scarf – Charming Charlie
Shoes – Ann Marino Heels
Eyewear – Guess
Purse – Not Recent