I have almost come to the end of my Chanel collection, and before I wrap up with a pretty special polish, I thought I would detour slightly this week to show you the newest addition to my stash – Dior Blue Denim. I am torn on whether to describe it as a muted cobalt blue, or a dark cornflower blue … bah, I don’t seem to have the knack for describing colours at all! In any case, it is a very lovely blue.
In the bottle, there is a very fine shimmer to Blue Denim, but other than adding some depth to the colour, it doesn’t translate on the nail at all. Application was fairly easy; this could almost be a one-coater, though the formula is a little bit thick and requires some patience and precision.

I love how this blue looks with purple!
Inspired by the colour matching possibilities, I knew there were two different patterns in my closet I wanted to try pairing with Blue Denim. First, a Matthew Williamson for H&M peacock print tank top.
Second, a paisley print Gap skirt.
Because I couldn’t decide, I tried both outfits.

The tank top is my only designer-for-H&M item – how sad is that? I had really hoped to get my hands on some pieces from the Lanvin collection … ah, but that is a (wah wah) story for another day. As much as I’m a sucker for anything peacock-inspired, I haven’t gotten much wear from this top. Perhaps it’s the print after all – too neon for work, too fancy for casual weekends. This one is inching its way ever closer to the swap pile … I like how this outfit turned out, but I’m still not sure I have anywhere to wear it.
The Gap skirt has its own story; it’s been in my closet for over a decade now … possibly the only item that can claim that distinction. It’s been passed back and forth between my mom and me numerous times during that period, and we have both worn it many, many times. I think it’s due for another revival.

Happy Friday (the 13th)!

5 Comments on Manicure of the Week: Blue Denim

  1. Love that polish, I’d call that Crayola blue. The kind of blue you might have seen in your head when you thought of blue as a child. Looks great on you and I adore the Peacock print on you. 🙂

  2. Love love love the nail polish colour. Its fabulous. And I adore the peacock tank top. Did you get it a while ago? Do you think its still in stores?

  3. That peacock top is gorgeous. I couldn’t tell what the fabric is from the picture, but if it was in my closet, I would tuck it into a fitted black pencil or trumpet skirt, with a chunky necklace or chandelier earrings, and sky-high black patent peep-toes (or those beautiful Michael Kors skyscrapers you have…sigh). For the office, you could slip a little white cardigan over it. For a more casual look, how about some white capris for summer with a cropped denim jacket and strappy flats? Or a denim mini? Black city shorts? With a piece that gorgeous, I say the possibilities are endless!

  4. Thanks ladies!

    While I like your ideas, Cat, I’ve decided that the top is definitely going into next year’s swap pile. So, Robyn, you might be in luck – I bought it ages ago and chances are slim you’d still find it in the stores (barring a consignment find), but if you come next year … you never know 😉