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


 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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23 thoughts on “Week 6 :: of mustard, violet and vamping it up

  1. […] So this top is the same top from this post. […]

  2. […] it back home for not one, but multiple photo shoots wearing my new precious, as seen here and here and here and […]

  3. This is such a tricky complementary color combo but I was sure you could pull it off. Even after only 3 days of reading your blog I am naming you my personal stylist! 🙂 Shooties who knew(ie)(so sorry but I couldn’t resist :). My fashion sense is soaring. After reading your response yesterday I am thinking it might be fun to have a fashion theme weekly. I like fun! My wardrobe has limitations so I might have to start with dress week, skirt week, etc. haha

    • mtsedwards says:

      Okay, wow! o_o

      I’m completely flabbergasted and humbled. I would be honored to be anyone’s personal stylist, and I’m doubly honored that I’ve made enough of an impact on someone who’s not friend or family member (take that, hubby!) that they’d actually take into account an idea of mine.

      You go, girl! Do your own personal theme week! And don’t stress over limitations – I was actually going to do Dress Week myself this week before stumbling on complementary colors after rifling through my InStyle mag.

  4. Anna P says:

    I love the outfit. You are rocking it. I love the colors, except that it does remind me of the lakers, but who cares. You look rock the colors better than they are presently. : )

  5. Selah says:

    I can’t believe you only have one purple item! Then again, I only have one yellow item (sunny yellow denim shorts). Judging by my closet, I’d say purple is my favorite color! I have everything from lavender to Barney to plum. Once it warms up enough (it’s still in the 50s in NC) I’ll take some inspiration from you and pair my yellow shorts with one of my MANY purple tops. 🙂

  6. Char says:

    I love this outfit!!! You already know that Bc I told you so yesterday! When can I borrow it? Hee hee I LOVE that blouse!!!!!!!

    • mtsedwards says:

      It sucks that we’re not the same size normally. It sucks more that I’m bigger, so you can borrow my clothes but I can’t borrow yours. Boo! ;p

  7. jenortega says:

    My favorite pose is the one near your front door (and then I love the pic with Aly). She really does have a way of bringing you out, and it is one of those mother/daughter things she will treasure later on. Pansies do have yellow in them. Purple on the outside and yellow toward the middle. Sometimes reversed, too, I think.

  8. Del says:

    Wow!! I will now stop bitching about your “standing” pose…good job! And yes, very mag-esque indeed!! Hehe. You put together such a great outfit that the Lakers thought vanished immediately!! Love love love it! Glad you listed to Aly about the necklace too 🙂

  9. djtsmith says:

    You should have included a picture of some pansies! Natural color matches for today!

  10. SarahTaylor says:

    I applaud the purple and yellow that doesn’t make you look like a Laker girl! It’s probably the jewelry that does it…. But regardless, good job!

    • mtsedwards says:

      And thus, with this single post…official status! You, SarahTaylor, have now been approved and all future comments will automatically publish. Don’t you feel special? Don’t you want to stop lurking and just post comments every day? ;p

      • SarahTaylor says:

        Hahah If I have enough fashion-ish insight, I’ll post. It’s just hard for a jeans/t-shirt girl to find something worthy to comment 😛

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