Daily Archives: March 27, 2013

Week 6 :: of mustard, violet and vamping it up

Today is Violet and Yellow Day.  Surprisingly, this color combo was the hardest to find inspiration pics for.  (Gods, did I just end that sentence with a preposition?!  Yikes!)  And trust me, I tried a variety of search words trying to Google decent photos and this is all I could come up with.

cc week purple and mustard

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 Unfortunately, my yellow pants are in the wash and since I didn’t want to feel like a Laker Girl anyway, I am exercising my right to revise and am calling today Violet and Mustard Day instead.

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Now I don’t know what the universe’s excuse is for the lack of violet/yellow outfits on the Internet, but my reason is simple: I don’t own purple.

I know, I know, you’ve heard this refrain before with green, but I swear to you that this blouse is the ONLY purple item of clothing I own.  I guess my eye and my pocketbook just aren’t drawn to the color.  That said, you can understand my inability to style this top after I bought it so I let it languish in my closet.

Why’d I even buy it, you ask?  Well, how could I pass up that stunning back?  And you know you’re totally jealous of the yardage of fabric in front that billows generously and allows for multiple trips back to the all-you-can-eat sushi buffet.

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In order to show off that gorg back pleating, I had to wear my hair up but that left a lot of purple expanse in the front.  I was going to do a shorter but chunkier statement piece, but Aly vetoed that in favor of my owl necklace instead.  She said it fills the blank space and I quite agree.

Of course, with the thin chain and the bare neck from the bun, I still felt sparse up top so I thought to go glam with chandelier earrings.  This ended up being a fortuitous choice because the dangle of the earrings mimic the dangle of the necklace which makes the pairing look deliberate and therefore office appropriate.

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KS#2 said my peep toe shooties (shoe booties) looked taupe, but they really are grey.  A word about peep toe shooties: when they first came out, I publicly scorned them because of the sheer ludicrousness of a boot that exposed your toes.  After all, aren’t boots made for warmth?  So why the open toes?

Guess who’s laughing now?

Yeah, I hang my head repentantly for ever having maligned the peep toe shooties because, damn!  Those are some mighty fierce peep toe shooties.

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I think this is the most reproduceable of my outfits so far this week, if not the color combination then perhaps the silhouette.  There’s just something so easy and effortless about an oversized top over a pair of skinnies.  You don’t even need to go the stiletto route because I think flats would still work.  I, however, felt especially sexy in this outfit because of the shoes and willingly vamped it up with some fashion mag-esque poses.

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I hope you forgive me the conceit of these extra-large shades.  I know I have no need to apologize, but I want to explain that its ubiquitousness has a lot to do with the outdoor location this week and with the fact that I can hide behind them in a way that I couldn’t with my regular specs.  They will more than likely play a supporting role in any exterior photo shoots in the future.  Is that okay?  Or do I need to purchase a couple more pairs for variety?  (Note that I only sunglasses them as props since they’re not prescription and aren’t functional.)

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – F21
Jeans – Rewind via Kohl’s
Shooties – Fergalicious via Shoes.com
Necklace – F21
Earrings – F21

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