From an unexplored part of the Pantone scale between the Northern Lights and radioactive food colouring, the Labour leader's outfit was less winter wardrobe, more hi-viz jacket.
She'd been digging in it.
Well, reading last week's Herald at least. For there she'd unearthed the tale of a land deal that cost taxpayers £790,000.
It turns out we all bought three acres of Paisley for £840k in 2008 for a rail link.
But ministers axed the line and the original owner has now bought back the land for £50k.
Businessman John McGlynn was "then a donor to the Conservative party," Ms Lamont explained.
"Since then, of course, Mr McGlynn has been on something of a political journey. Now he supports the Yes campaign... is there some connection here, or has Mr McGlynn just benefited from the First Minister's gross incompetence with public funds?"
The Fat Controller was deeply unchuffed. "Ministers are not involved with property transactions," he steamed, "maybe it was different when the Labour Party was in power."
When Ms Lamont kept on, the FM accused her of smearing Mr McGlynn for "no reason whatsoever" other than disliking his views.
"I don't think that is the way a political leader should behave," he said, earning catcalls from Labour MSPs who'd lost count of Salmond body-tackles on the hapless over the years.
But the Paisley plot refused to thicken.
Struggling for traction, Ms Lamont tried reverse, claiming she was "not addressing the question of the businessman who benefited", only the FM's stewardship of public dosh. But she was on a siding to nothing.