a series i love so much i actually have to hold myself back from making more. trying to keep these relatively few and far between because i know that if i didn’t they would become boring. it would be like eating pancakes every day. where’s the fun in that? pancakes are so good because you only have them now and then – usually when it’s raining. apparently only a south african / afrikaans thing … or … something only my mom did? consequently not a rainy day goes by without the thought of pancakes now. anyway, i think you get it. colour comparisons = pancakes in this roundabout analogy.

see the rest of the colour comparisons.

ps: it’s not actually raining here, but i hope it is somewhere.

lee olivieramaurice denis – parisians at the seaside, evening

altamirawilliam merritt chase – portrait of miss e.

streetstyle aestheticcharles w. hawthorne – woman in green

style sightings / charles ernest rodolphe henri lehmann – faustine leo

trendy crew / mucha – portrait of maruska

vanessa jackmanedouard manet – parisienne, portrait of madame jules guillemet

the sartorialistcharles w. hawthorne – the lovers

the sartorialistmary cassatt – the letter


  1. Absolutely beautiful. i love everything about this post. the colours, the clothes, art and stylre :)

  2. Lovely. I just started reading your blog a few weeks ago, and I have to say it’s become one of my all-time favourites, I love it. Thank you!

  3. I do enjoy a roundabout analogy. These comparisons are so pretty – such perfect colours for every hemisphere right now! I particularly like the last one.

  4. Yeah but I think I might just love these as much as pancakes, which means they could never be boring! make more I say!

  5. Ok, two things. The first is that I love th necklace in that first image. Especially over the chambray shirt.

    Secondly, I have never heard of pancakes on a rainy day.On weekends, yes, but not rainy days specifically! I love it though. It reckon it sounds like a family-specific tradition!

    My mum had her own breakfast tradition – She would make us porridge in the morning before school and if we were happy, we got a happy face in raspberry jam on top. If we were in a bad mood we got a sad face instead. I would do anything not to get that sad face – I despised it. If I have little ones, I will SO be passing this tradition on! You have to pass the pancake tradition on!!

    • what a great story! definitely something you should pass on.

      eating pancakes on rainy days here is actually a south african ‘thing’ (if you click on the pancakes link above you’ll understand why.) when i was small i thought it was just something my mom did, but realised inevitably that it was a tradition passed down through the generations.

      very cool nonetheless, and something i will definitely pass on if i ever have kids some day!

      • Ooh I love it. And with cinnamon sugar and lemon juice! Pancakes are so comforting, aren’t they?

        As I get older I am really coming to appreciate cultural (and family) traditions like this. Maybe its because I get closer to potentially having little ones of my own.

  6. Oh, you can do as many of these as you wish! I find them utterly irresistible and I grin like a monkey every time you post another! They’re like witchcraft, I don’t know how you do it!!

    And, yes, it’s raining here!

  7. It’s really hard for me to decide which I love more, this series or your bi-monthly mixtapes. Your blog is so awesome.

  8. Such a wonderful post – as always. You seriously need to publish a book with all these. I hope you have already been contacted by someone!?

  9. does anyone know the purse that is in both the altamira and the streetstyle pic?

  10. Brilliant, brilliant pairings. I’m an art junkie, and I love how you’ve incorporated our newest form of street art with more classic paintings. I stumbled across your blog recently, and you are always my morning go-to for inspiration. Thank you for all the daily awesomeness!!

  11. I love this as well. I wouldn’t mind it see it everyday. But then again, I wouldn’t mind eating pancakes everyday either.=)

  12. Oh you are a woman after my own heart. This is absolutely delicious and indeed inspiring. Am definitely excited to have stumbled upon your blog through this series!

  13. Wow! I am amazed. Your blog is amazing. Trust me, posting stuff like this will never be boring. Please keep going.
    New fan and will now become an avid reader.

  14. wonderful..most charming thing i’ve seen in a while …..very very well done

  15. Could this be the most beautiful one yet!
    I saw last night on Twitter – that SusieBubble had mentioned the pic and your blog. That is really amazing…well done. x

  16. These are so great! You have to make more, they are not boring at all! How did you find them – do you just have such an amazing memory of works of art and blogger outfits, or is there a way to search for them according to color palettes?

  17. I love this series so, so much! Thank you for introducing me to some great art and helping me think about color in a new way :)

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