I’ve never stopped to think about my favourite colour before. I have many favourites, but this beautiful minty shade that is known as Eau de Nil is a new love of mine. I love the way that pastels contrast with a dark lip, but you probably already know that as this is a combination I wear often enough!
When we set out to take these photos, it turned out that the spot I had in mind had the wrong lighting so we turned around and headed home, and as we were driving I saw these beautiful white flowers and decided that they would do very nicely. It wasn’t until a few days later that it was pointed out to me that these are in fact oleander flowers, as in the deadly, poisonous plant.
I probably wouldn’t have gone and cosied up to them and picked the flowers like I did in these photos, had I known! Oleander blooms like a weed in white and pink all over Brisbane and I have to say that they are very beautiful for such a poisonous flower.
With summer here in full swing now, I am doing my best to make sensible wardrobe decisions so a light dress and a hat is a must. Although if I am to be entirely honest I do my best to limit how much time I do spend outside and the weekend that’s passed was spent almost entirely indoors watching The Crown and Victoria back to back…
Deco Haus – dress
Bait – shoes
Kathy Jeanne Millinery – hat
CiCi Marie says
These are poisonous?! But they’re so pretty! Why is everything in Australia deadly ;P Oh well, at least you didn’t know while you were taking these photos cos… worth it! This colour is so pretty, but it looks especially nice on you!
I had no idea Oleander were poisonous!! Sounds like a good mode of murder, like in a Miss Fisher story!
Eau de Nil is one of my favourite colours, it’s so Deco. I don’t wear it much as don’t think it really suits my colouring, but I am trying to sneak more of it into our home decor. You look beautiful in that shade! What a pretty, floaty dress. I can imagine you lounging in it in the cool indoors, like in that scene from The Great Gatsby.
Oleander is so poisonous it only takes the tiniest bit to be consumed to kill you… Like the guys that stirred their tea with an Oleander twig and died… O_O But it’s only poisonous if you consume it so don’t go munching flowers and you’ll be right. 😀 These flowers are so beautiful, but yeah, such a weed.
On a lighter note, and a lighter colour ~ I had no idea that the particular shade of mint you are wearing is called Eau de Nil, it’s perfectly lovely! I would have called it pale mint, but I’m glad I know the correct name now. It does suit a dark lip and you look stunning in this shade!! ❤
bonita of Lavender & Twill
Well, glad you didn’t put one of the flowers in your side, flamenco style. 😛 But what a lovely setting and a lovely look! This minty color looks divine on you, and the dark lip contrasts beautifully with your icy blonde hair the the cool pastel tone of the dress.
So beautiful! That dress is absolutely stunning, and so striking with the dark lip colour.
What a sweet colour! So lovely for the warm weather. And the dark lip does look all the richer for being paired with such a soft shade.
A beautiful soft color to be sure! I cant really pull of pastels myself so I just adore seeing them on other ladies as they are so effervescently pretty 🙂
This is an absolutely beautiful outfit. I love how everything is so coordinated too (that hat is so pretty). I sometimes worry about being too “matchy”, but every time I see a well coordinated outfit, I realize that I really love it.
And yikes! Those flowers are so pretty, for being so poisonous!