Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Black for a Tan

I always thought it was white that set off a tan, but apparently black is best for showcasing sun-damaged skin. All day long I heard:

"Wow! You’re tan. "

"Where did you go? "

"Did you get a spray tan? "

Looking at these pictures, I don’t see it, but I am apparently browning up from all the swimming, running, and hiking outdoors. (I did, admittedly, skimp on the sunscreen on Sunday and burn my chest.) I also get a lot of sun exposure in my job, walking to and from my customers. At least I no longer need that vitamin D supplement.

Sweater, Moda International. Skirt, Peppermint. Shoes, thrifted vintage. Sunglasses, Target. Necklace, thrifted. Scarf, Claire’s. Bag, Imoshion. Bracelets and cuffs, thrifted, vintage, gift, and Tala’s Distant Treasures.

Funny thing is . . . I don't even like the sun. And here I am, standing in it, again.


DressUpNotDown said...

The nude (or tan) shoes with an all black ensemble...I've gotta do that!

thorne garnet said...

your hair looks awesome in these photos.

IrishRedRose said...

I agree, nude with black is unexpectedly great! I'm pale like you and have been using a sun parasol lately, with great results--especially as I hate sunscreen (I'm often allergic to it, even suddenly to brands I've previously tolerated.) You can get ones w/pretty prints on top and the silver SPF 50 coating on the underside for pretty cheap on Amazon, etc. Yes, another accessory! One can never have too many ;-)

Anonymous said...

Wow, you look amazing, the outfit, the shoes..!! Leather never looked better...!

Londyn said...

FYI - after admiring your skirt FOREVER I finally got one of my own!! Thanks for the fabulous inspiration :)