Forever Umber (52 Weeks of Color Challenge)


Admittedly, I was getting a bit bored with the brown segment of the color spectrum. (Not to mention the examination of the fine distinctions between sepia and taupe, sienna and umber.) But there is something about these more subdued shades that can add a great deal of subtlety and depth to our SL clothing. As I sifted through my inventory — and travelled from store to store — in search of something that might be properly called ‘umber’ I discovered many beautiful things. My first pose involved a cocktail dress and an updo, but as you can see, I ultimately opted for casual comfort. The League jewelry, Woe top, Fishy Strawberry jeans, and brand-new Slink boots are perfect for a relaxing Saturday afternoon. (I’m sorry you can’t see the boots better in this picture, but trust me they are gorgeous! And on sale this weekend!)

Hair: Truth — Florence — Champagne **NEW**
Skin: Laq — Vilda 07 [Fair] Glow Skin (Blonde)
Eyes: Ibanez — Tranquil Eyes — Chill
Prim Lashes: Glam Affair — Regina 02

Top: Woe — Nomi Jean Dress — Mud
Pants: Fishy Strawberry — Corduroy Treggings — Brown
Boots: Slink — Whitney — Chocolate **NEW**
Jewelry: League — Wanderer

Pose: Clique — Handsy Runaway

  1. #1 by Lashae Karsin on March 12, 2011 - 4:51 pm

    Love this!! I forgot all about having the jewelry from League. I really need to get organized!!

    • #2 by Ocean Wade on March 13, 2011 - 2:24 am

      Aww, thanks! And, yes, League makes so much great other stuff that I tend to not think of them when I’m looking for jewelry, but they’ve got some great pieces. As to the organization thing…you and me both! (Every day I swear I’m going to at least sort through my ‘recent items,’ yet there always seems to be something more important to do. Oh well…

  2. #3 by LisaMun Aronowicz on March 12, 2011 - 5:03 pm

    That’s a comfy look indeed! I love the textures on your outfit and boots!

    • #4 by Ocean Wade on March 13, 2011 - 2:20 am

      Aren’t the textures great??? The designers here continually amaze me with their talent.

  3. #5 by Sonya Marmurek on March 12, 2011 - 6:00 pm

    I love how alive the browns become when there’s three different ones, and I’m especially fond of the top with its dark blue tones, the texture seems to breathe. Wonderful job~

    • #6 by Ocean Wade on March 13, 2011 - 2:22 am

      Thanks so much, Sonya! In truth, I was very much dreading doing another brown look, but loved all these pieces individually and was thrilled that they worked together.

  4. #7 by sletoile on March 12, 2011 - 7:53 pm

    I really like the way the top and pants create an ombre jumpsuit illusion. Very appealing.

    • #8 by Ocean Wade on March 13, 2011 - 2:25 am

      Thanks so much, Etoile! Yes, I was amazed at how well the top & pants worked together. I love mixing things from different designers though it can be hit or miss, but this time it worked very nicely. Thanks for commenting!

  5. #9 by Rudhmellowen Laguna on March 13, 2011 - 5:22 am

    looks gorgeous, the whole jumpsuit look of the outfit is so cute… Although its a dark outfit this definately has a kinda springtime feel about it! It looks awesome

  6. #10 by Laila on March 13, 2011 - 7:13 pm


    • #11 by Ocean Wade on March 14, 2011 - 1:15 am

      Thank you! And yes, on the boots!!! (I tried to post a comment on your blog but couldn’t get my wordpress user name recognized. grr!)

  7. #12 by Guenevere DeCuir on March 18, 2011 - 11:58 pm

    Stunning photo and outfit. Yeah I think we all got super educated in the subtle differences between all the browns. 😉

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: