Outfit Details:

Banana Republic Coat (from the fall-winter 2015-2016 collection, see similar here or try this shawl collar version), Irish Aran Hand Knit Sweater (here’s one that is close color-wise and this one has a cool oversized knit), H&M Skirt (old, similar to this and I’d also try a slit-front Michael Kors version), Zara Ankle Boots (sold out, close to this pair), Vintage Paisley Scarf (similar here), Banana Republic Clutch (I love a python-embossed option), Murano Glass Studs (close to this Kate Spade pair), Sterling Ring (last seen at Multicultural Day), Vintage Heidi Daus Scarab Beetle Cuff

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Where did the expression “feeling blue” originate? There are many differing opinions but one intriguing possibility comes from Greek mythology. Apparently Zeus would cause it to rain when he was feeling sad and felt like crying, just as he would generate thunderstorms when he was angry. Regardless of its source, I think the expression “feeling blue” should be taken back from its sad association. Blue is the color of the expansive sky, the endless sea, and the happiest color I can imagine. John Ruskin, prominent English art critic of the Victorian Era, once said, “Blue color is everlastingly appointed by the deity to be a source of delight.”

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I had a blue mind putting this look together. This coat was part of the Banana Republic winter collection inspired by Scandinavia. The unexpected shade of blue and biker-inspired details give off a sporty but pretty vibe. My hand knit sweater is 100% pure Irish wool. Being of Irish ancestry, I have seen many of these but never one in this shade of blue. The sweaters have been crafted for hundreds of years in the villages of the Aran Islands off the western coast of Ireland. Each knit pattern represents a facet of fishing culture: the honeycomb stitch for hard work, the cable stitch for safety on the sea, and the basket weave as a hope for a plentiful catch.

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17 comments

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Blue is now my favorite color thanks to you.

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That’s great Jancy! Have a fabulous blue day!

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love this post! xx

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Hi Tania, thank you for visiting! I love to get feedback and I’m glad you liked this post!
xoxo

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Oh, I love Greek Myths. Such a lovely blue look you have on.

Inez | My Small World

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Hi Inez, I definitely think “feeling blue” got its origin from Greek Mythology! Glad you liked it! xo

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This coat is sooo beautiful. You look absolutely stunning!

Xo,
Elise
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Thank you Elise! I do love this coat…perfect color and so warm. xo

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You look great. The coat is so pretty and the colour of it is jst amazing. Great post.

Leja

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Thank you Leja! You are so sweet to make such a thoughtful comment. xo

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Such a gorgeous coat!

Life is just Rosie
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Thank you Rosie! It is gorgeous, isn’t it?!

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That coat is everything!! Love the different shades of blue you paired together!

♡ Jaime
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Hi Jamie! I will never get tired of wearing blue! The color can be mixed together endlessly without ever being stale. xo

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Loving your jacket! <3

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Hey Sweet Poppy, thanks! It’d be a great jacket anyways but that color makes it special! xo

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Great photos. You are a natural with a great photographer.

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