My mom was one of those women who bought her clothes by the 'outfit'. Shoes that matched the dress that matched the hat that matched the purse that matched the gloves that matched the earrings that matched the watch. You get the idea. It was an 'outfit' and it didn't matter if any of the pieces went with anything else. For her time, I think she was very stylish.
As her only child, she looked upon me not only as her progeny, but as her prodigy in the fashion world. In high school I remember owning nine pairs of Keds--all in different colors. Knowing mom, I probably owned every color made. I had something to match whatever I pulled from my closet. Getting dressed in the morning actually was pretty easy---because everything I owned had all the accessories and parts to 'go with it'. And heaven help me if I came to breakfast without the right matching watchband!! (I must note here: I had no black. She had this thing about black. No black anything graced either her closet or mine.)
You may see where this is going. Too much of anything---even if it's a good anything---sometimes leads one to go awry. (And anyway, I was a child of the '60s. I was destined to go awry.)
These earrings have been in my knitting queue since 2010 when they appeared in Knitty. (Coralie by Sarah Punderson) This weekend I decided to knit a couple, and two turned into quite a few (the rest still waiting their rings and hooks).
Yes. They match. (Necklace: Sea Lace, also by Sarah Punderson)
But, I would NEVER wear them together.
And they are BLACK.