Wednesday, July 11, 2012

OOTD - Lavender Fields Forever

I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.
Alice Walker




Ah - I do love purple - all of its hues, all of its robust healthiness.  It makes me feel pretty and healthy.  Today was a hot summer day and so I decided to break out some JCrew gems from 2011:

J Crew Lightweight cashmere cardi, No 2 pencil skirt in dahlia (I think!), Luisa Cerrano blouse and J Crew Valentina slingbacks

I like this outfit a lot.  I think the purple hues look nice together and I love my Luisa Cerrano blouse, details of which you can see below:


The blouse is a modal fabric with a nice little bow.  Not sure why I am holding my hands like this - an odd reflex of getting my photo taken!

As you can see above, I even match the artwork!

I am wearing the Valentina pumps in fresh melon:

Valentina slingbacks

They are so comfortable and can still be bought on sale here.  They are like the Annette shoe that Slastena talked about in her blog yesterday (see here to read about those wonderful shoes) - you must search them on the website as they are not typically shown in the sale section!

They are currently on sale for $139.99 in the US and $162 in Canada. They are all leather and very comfortable.  I plan to wear mine into October with thin tights. 

I also own the heritage green version:

Valentina slingbacks

They are a lovely shade of bluey-green.  Ema did an excellent review of them here, comparing then with the Luccas in the same colour.  I was won over and am glad I scored them at 30% a couple of months back.

Back to the OOTD - I like the way the melon looks against the purple.  It is a fun colour to pair with the skirt and cardigan and I got some nice comments.  What do you think?

Have a wonderful hump day!






 

9 comments:

  1. It's funny I always say that I can't bear purple but I do love the shade of your cardigan I think I like the violet tones but not the deeper ones.
    Seriously loving the shoes.

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  2. The shoes are awesome! I am pretty sure you would look awesome in violet - you need only channel your inner Liz!!!

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  3. I LOVE this outfit!!! And, I love your Color Purple reference; it's spot on!

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  4. Thanks Rynetta! What a book that was!

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  5. Umm this outfit is AMAZING. Bright dahlia is my favorite J.Crew color of all time and it looks awesome on you!

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    1. Thanks! It is one of my "healthy" colours - one of those colours that you put on and think "wow! I look very robust today!" I have the bright dahlia lolli pants, which I love. I need a pair of shoes of a similar ilk, but would not wear head to toe purple; I tried to emulate jcrew last year and did head to toe green one weekend day and my children were horrified....

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  6. Hi there, lovely outfit, I think the skirt you have on was called, "Jazzy Purple".

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    1. Hello Anonymous! Thanks - I think you were right! thanks for the clarification!

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  7. What a beautiful combination the purple shades and melon with your red hair! I love purple and it's gorgeous on you.

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