Hypnotic blues from light to dark kiss the sandy shores in water, forest, and stone. We explore, meditate, and restore in Nature’s watery blues and blacks. Beachcombing in cozy layers, reading antique stories made in transplendent detailed form, and delighting in deep berry bakes, this cool oceanic Springtime rushes up the branch buds and winds down and around to rest in the wake. Somewhere, Spring is warm pink winds. Here, she runs through the towns, cool and blue. XOXO ~Amor Milagre
This journal post is a part of a new series by Amor Milagre that provides Designer Tips for a Gentle Life: Ethical Fashion Design & Personal Style. Many more Colour Moods for women, men, Baby & Child are coming up! Film will follow shortly here. There are so many connections made by colour. Memory-driven and emotional connections. To explore this further, please check out my upcoming Design Books.
Designer Tip of the Day: Rich Colour Layering
By layering colours in the same depth and temperature, but in different textures and weights, one can accomplish a level of visual and textural coziness that feels richer than an outfit of one colour shade. An outfit using well-fitting, classic wardrobe pieces is a helpful go-to for every wardrobe. Why not have a smaller wardrobe where every piece is classic, well-fitting, and timeless? This way, you can easily mix and match to combine many outfits for maximum wear and versatility.
Blue & Black colour combinations is beautiful for women, menswear, and baby & child. Lovely for the home, garden, and menu. Beautifully dressed books in blue with golden edges and satin ribbons. Water and sky, shining stone and hedge leaves, moon and star…natural blues of all shades and hues…soulful and true.
This weekend, I chose moody blues and blacks to wander the chilly windswept beach: A navy blue fisherman knit sweater, a corduroy dusty blue skirt, black cable knit stockings, boots, and topped with an Irish cap in navy wool tweed. Another day, a simply elegant look: well-tailored black cropped trousers, black sandals, a black ballet wrap sweater, a blue neck scarf, and a navy blue velvet beret. Accessories accent an outfit. Keep them minimal for a look that is effortlessly chic. For Spring & Summer, a simple basket purse or small cross body handbag is light and easy. A larger basket or tote is helpful for outtings to parks and beaches. A quilt and a picnic basket for lunches on the lawn or sand. Scarves and hats help keep good health during the transitions between seasons. Always a hat and scarf for us, but the type changes with the weather. Another: A navy print fitted sundress, a sheer black blouse, and black espadrilles. Endless possibilities!
As with all shopping, look for ethically well-made items, that fit your beautiful body very well, and are healthy, durable, and comfortable. Do the fabrics use vegan organic non-toxic dyes and materials? Darker shades are generally more difficult to find healthy options in, but not impossible. Are conditions healthy for the makers and areas around the production houses? How does the fabric feel on your skin and senses? Are the colours flattering for your skin tone? What is the silhouette? Is this piece a classic, timeless look? How do the items work together as a family or wardrobe? How do you feel in these colours and shapes? How can you layer your colours for a cohesive mood?
Blue and black together catch the light and create interest and richness in the shadows. More colour mood journal posts are coming up, as well as some outfit inspiration! XOXO ~Amor Milagre
A sketchbook and pen, a quilt on the sand, a family at play, and fresh air all day…
For more information about finding and evolving your very personal style,
View the Colour Mood Journal Post & Gift Guide for:
Gift Guide by Colour Mood
Below is a gallery full of oceanic blue and saturated black inspirations
for your home and personal, customizable gifts for your Dear Ones.
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To me these colours are: Refreshing, moody, reflective, calming, grounding, connecting, cozy, and meditative.
See below how the moonlight and sunshine shade and light these honestly soothing colours! Fascination…
~More New Items for The Stationery Shop with Customizable Gift Sets (Ethical, FSC Certified Papers, non-toxic inks, and original Amor Milagre designs). This shop is now open with new products trickling in each day!
~Sylph: A New Amor Milagre Apparel Collection, made with Ethically Sourced, Organic Cotton Fabric in Natural Cotton Colours as well as organic vegetable-dyed hues. Pieces will be available to purchase soon for Summer 2019, here on the Organic Apparel & Toys Collection page, for women and toddlers. Menswear and baby clothing is coming up, too! A journal post to celebrate the release of these lovely, handmade garments will appear on this NEWS! page this Spring season. Subscribe at the bottom of the page to stay tuned!
XOXO ~Amor Milagre
Music of the Moment: Rumble, Link Wray and His Ray Men