Posted by Amy Merrill
Friday, April 13, 2012 09:00 AM EDT
I finally received my official "invitation" to join the (completely awesome) website, Pinterest. I was honestly surprised at the things I learned about myself as I began 'pinning'. My pinboards showed some interesting trends in my fashion choices that I wasn't completely aware of. That isn't to say I don't feel like I have my own style, I just didn't realize how much I am drawn to certain styles or colors until I was allowed to make a "pinterest closet" of my fashion fantasies. One thing that popped up over and over again was a color. I was especially drawn to it in accessories but noticed it in outfits and shoes I loved as well. I might as well just come out and say it, I am obsessed with turquoise!!! I don't know if Pinterest is a blessing or a curse, it has taken hours of my time, but in a way I feel like it has enabled to me to better know myself...now I know I can, in fact, be addicted to a website. (HA) Seriously though, there are some amazing products in turquoise available. A few of my favorites were items like these starfish earrings. These handmade beauties positively pop with the turquoise accent and are small enough (3/4" in diameter) to keep your lobes looking dainty. Pairing turquoise with red is hands down my favorite color pairing and these earrings would look amazing with an elegant, but casual white top and red shorts for the summer.
Starfish Earrings, stelladot.com, $34
Speaking of summer, hot summer days are some of my favorites to ride my bike, but I've never been one of those girls who can manage to ride a bike and wear heels, wedges, or any shoe with a little height. For my own personal safety I like to stick with flats and a few weeks ago I found these...
Converse All Star Ox - Men's in Aruba Blue, ladyfootlocker.com, $49.99
I admit, they are men's shoes, but when I can still buy them in a size that fits my women's size 7 1/2 feet, that is of little concern to me. These shoes can be easily made feminine as seen here modeled by Julie Sarinana on her blog, 'Sincerely, Jules'.
Courtesy: Sincerely, Jules
Paired with her white jeans that show just a hit of tanned ankle and the cute yellow off-the-shoulder top, Julie shows just enough skin to be subtle and deliciously feminine at the same time, while rocking a great pair of sneakers.
My final turquoise pick was one that was slightly unique from some of the others found on my board. These I searched out deliberately like a lion stalking its prey. I knew what I wanted, strike that, what I NEEDED. The last two months have been filled with days, even weeks of relentless rain. From indoors, rain can be kind of romantic (I suppose) if that's something you enjoy, but as a student trekking back and forth across campus, in the rain, it's absolutely miserable. I first started looking for a pair of rain boots right around the time I discovered my turquoise fetish. Is it any wonder that I picked this pair to be my savior from the rain?
Hunter's Huntress Gloss boot, hunter-boot.com, $125
The bad news is that this particular brand and color is sold out, but don't worry, there are similar styles available in different brands in case someone else is as crazy about turquoise as I am.
This is only a partial example of my own personal and growing obsession, with no end in sight. Turquoise, especially when paired with red, but also with other shades of blue, like royal blue, and crisp whites, grays, and even prints are guaranteed to garner a few compliments. Trust me.