I had decided a french blue city was too bright for me earlier this year. But I kept going back to see a french blue mini-bowling at Gretta Luxe and thought it looked so great in this compact style. I think I was craving something brighter for spring and summer. In any case, today I couldn't resist and brought it home. I haven't carried it yet, but putting it next to everything in my closet, it actually seems like it's quite neutral and will work with almost everything.