It's turned out to be extremely warm and muggy today, so perfect weather to wear my tomato linen jacket. (This is my only true tomato red item, although I do have a number of other items in different shades of red). I had the option of several blush items to pair with it, and ultimately went with this full skirt in a nude-ish blush. I liked the combo of the tomato with the warmer, nude-leaning blush more than with the cool, clear pale pink blush of the top in photo #4 (which was also the wrong shape for the jacket). Do you agree that tomato works better with a warmer blush than a cooler one, or am I crazy?

I also thought this was the perfect opportunity to debut these new, DIYed rose gold oxfords (well, more metallic rose than true rose gold, I guess). They were originally kind of a dull brick red color, so I got out my trusty Tarrago shoe cream and gave them a coat of pale gold. The dye didn't take quite evenly (partly because the perforated and smooth parts are a little different, and partly because I didn't stuff the shoes while it was drying so the dye developed some creasing and streaking), so I think I want to give them another coat, but I am enjoying wearing them today nevertheless.

Thanks Angie for the inspiration!

(INC jacket, Anthro top, AT skirt, Taos oxfords)

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