OOTD :: of purple, green, and International Women’s Day




picstitch(26)I’ve really gotta learn how to procrastinate.

Because, had I waited a good thirty minutes, these pictures would have been spectacular. I mean, you really can’t go wrong with jewel-toned emerald green and purple, right? Unless you were me, of course. And then, yes. Yes, you can eff it up.

The sun was just way too high up in the sky, but in my haste to get the photo shoot done as quickly as possible so I could go back and do other things, I forged right ahead. I then had to spend way too much time Photoshopping these to get them just right. So all that time I was trying to save? Yeah, not so much.

But why the discontent? I’ve posted overexposed pics before, after all. Well, I was really proud of this outfit because of the clever, non-cartoony way I combined green and purple (I didn’t end up looking like The Joker, at least) and I really wanted to show that off as best as I could.

And why purple and green today, you ask? Well, I’m supporting International Women’s Day and this:

From 1908, the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) in Great Britain adopted the colour scheme of purple, white and green to symbolise the plight of the Suffragettes. Purple symbolised justice and dignity – two values strongly associated with women’s equality. The three colours were used for banners, flags, rosettes and badges to show solidarity.


I actually had another outfit with the requisite colors prepped and photographed properly and ready to post, but this ridiculous SoCal weather conspired against me and it was just gonna be way to warm for pants and boots and a heavier velvet blazer.


At least I’ll have an outfit for next year.

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top  – F21
Blazer – eBay
Skirt – Boohoo
Oxfords – Naturalizer

 :: Linking ::
52 Pick-me-up @ SpyGirl
Visible Monday @ Not Dead Yet

:: Grooveshark it ::
Falling by Iration


18 thoughts on “OOTD :: of purple, green, and International Women’s Day

  1. chessakat says:

    See, you are procrastinating, but you’re still showing up! I’m living deep in the land of avoidance here. So whatever to the lighting! You are not letting perfect be the enemy of the good, so good on ya!

    And KNEE SOCKS. My favorite!! Love your color combo, too – you know I’m a sucker for the jewel tones!

    • mtsedwards says:

      I assume by the use of all caps that you approve of the knee socks? I think I went overboard when I bought tons on sale at Target, and I may be crossing the line of age appropriateness with them, but they’re the perfect leg accessory in SoCal, where the weather tends to be a harsh mistress when it comes to fashion. And I don’t look too much like a schoolgirl, right?

  2. Jan Graham-McMillen says:

    You look spiffy! And solidly feminist. Thank you for the notes on the colors of International Women’s Day. No note made of it here in Bumfuzzle. If I wasn’t reminded by other women from other places in the world, then I’d have missed it completely!
    Your photos turned out great. Your editing might have cost your saved time, but made some good stuff to see for the rest of us. My bloggy photos have been the bane of my existence during my recent quiet weeks. Just logistics, and hard ones to manage, but my new spot is accomplished, and I’m getting more comfortable with the new camera.
    As for procrastination, just don’t let it stress you out. Don’t even think about procrastination for a while, and put off learning how to do it until tomorrow. Or the next day, maybe … it’ll keep …

    • mtsedwards says:

      Hey, don’t feel too bad. If it weren’t for Anne keeping me honest and informed with her Pick-me-up challenges, I wouldn’t have known about the day either.

      As for the color scheme – well, I wasn’t about to go dressing as an old-fashioned suffragette in this heat, so good ol’ Google to the rescue.

      Procrastination is a four-letter word in my universe…

  3. Kezzie says:

    Phooey to the lighting, we can see how awesome this look is! (as an English teacher, does the overuse of awesome in the current day annoy you? Is it made mediocre by familiarity?)
    The jacket is beeeeeeeeautiful and the skirt is my kind of skirt!x

    • mtsedwards says:

      Not as an English teacher because I have larger battles to fight (like how to support a thesis with evidence and commentary for starters) but as a person, yes. The overuse of “awesome” rankles. The Grand Canyon? Awesome. The Taj Mahal? Awesome. Union Jack Chucks? Awesome. Most everything else? Not so awesome.

      I’ve taken to using “brilliant” in my not-so-secret desire to be British. Is that similar to “awesome” over yonder?

      I do like this jacket. Almost got rid of it then decided to cuff up the sleeves and it was instantly transformed. I love editing clothing!

  4. You look lovely regardless of the lighting of your pictures! And what a perfect reason to wear green and purple!

  5. Patti says:

    Yummy – green and purple look fantastic with each other. and the socks, love the socks. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xo.

    • mtsedwards says:

      I have recently Mad Hunted for knee socks and now have a lovely collection of basics and fun ones. I think Anne is rubbing off on me. 😀

  6. Anne M Bray aka SpyGirl says:

    Ah, yes, I have a Master’s in Procrastination! I am also highly qualified!

    I didn’t know that about the green and purple + suffragettes thing.
    Emma Willard, the all girls’ high school that I attended, has “class colors” and they’re green or purple. Green for even years, purple for odd. (I am a green). I bet the colors came from the suffragettes! Learn something new every day!

    Thanks for linking, bad exposure and all!

    • mtsedwards says:

      That’s me, always teaching. But I wouldn’t have known anything had you not chosen it to be this week’s theme, so thank you!

  7. jenortega says:

    I do like your color combos with green, and I would be happy to teach you to procrastinate!

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