November 15, 2011

Today's Everyday Fashion: The Color Purple







































Purple was always my favorite color as a kid. What color Popsicle did I want? Purple. What color bike did I want? Purple. What color marker did I want? Purple. I even had a stuffed animal that smelled purple. (Okay, it was grape, but you catch my drift.) Today's monochromatic look is a throwback to 5-year-old me who would have loved an all-purple outfit and just looking at it makes me smell purple again. Dressing in one color like this can also be a really easy work outfit. Try it with blue, red, green or purple in your closet and see how it goes! Are you a fan of monochromatic looks like these?

Inspiration photo: Bloomingdale's
Cardigan: Banana Republic, $12
Shirt: c/o Elegantees, $15
Skirt: Victoria's Secret c/o MJR Sales, $14
Shoes: Restricted via Endless, $40
Necklace: Westminster Abbey gift shop, $35
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Purse: c/o It's in the Bag, $99



1. New York & Company purple cardigan, $38.46
2. Target purple cardigan, $31.99
3. Victoria's Secret purple cardigan, $29.50

22 comments:

  1. Purple was my favorite color as a child, and still is to this day, so I absolutely adore this look!  Purple is so regal and is the color of royalty (I always thought I was a princess, lol)!  Dressing monochromatic is so simple and tres' chic!  Heather

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  2. Jen - House Of JeffersNovember 15, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    So glad you did a purple look - it's my favorite color, as well! I'm all for monochromatic, just as long as it's not so matchy-matchy - which your outfit isn't. I love the complimentary shades you've paired together!

    Jen
    www.houseofjeffers.com

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  3. I love purple!! I have a ridiculous amount of it in my wardrobe and I'm instantly drawn to it in the stores. Is there such a thing as too much purple?

    That color looks great on you!

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  4. I love the monochrome look. Great idea for work! Also, I am tripping over myself in love with purple this fall for some reason.
    http://work-it-blog.blogspot.com/

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  5. Purple is my favorite color too :)

    www.theprettyfactor.blogspot.com

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  6. I've only been following your blog for a short time, but I think this might be one of my favorite of your looks.  Will definitely be giving this one a try.  Thanks!

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  7. I love this color combo. Might try and recreate it. As always, you look fabulous.

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  8. I'm not a huge fan of purple but I love this look...your inspiration totally carries through to your outfit! And I am all for the monochromatic looks (Blue is one of my favorites). 

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  9. i do like monochromatic looks, but for some reason have a hard time pulling them off
    those torry birch shoes are too fab!
    brett

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  10. I love monochromatic looks! So simple but makes such a bold statement!

    Michelle
    www.pinqueblog.com

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  11. Well, I just think you look very similar to an *exotic* Island Princess, (i.e., http://www.teleflora.com/flowers/bouquet/telefloras-island-princess-372742p.asp?promotioncode=PSGG10D)!!   

    Seriously, though, your wearing purple (right next to your face) makes your lovely complexion simply *glow*----i.e., like NO other color does!!    Even long ago, your little 5-year-old, (aspiring to be fashionable!!), self was just INSTINCTIVELY right then, J, in "always wanting purple," because purple............ really, really IS............ *Y.O.U.R.*  Color!!

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  12. Purple is my favorite color also!  Yes, I like monochromatic looks because I am petite and I like to believe they make me look a little taller :-) 

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  13. Purple has always been a favorite, along with green. I had purple carpeting in my room when I was young. And I love mono-chromatic looks, I do them all the time, although grey and beige aren't too daring.

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  14. Love the look! and I totally get the "purple" love. I am the same way, it's not a grape popsicle, it's a purple one! hehe.

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  15. Christina McCaffertyNovember 16, 2011 at 11:52 PM

    I always liked the color purple and my grandmother would always say it was because purple was a regal color! I love your monochromatic look! I have not yet tried it but this post really makes me want to try it out!

    Christie
    http://glamoregal.blogspot.com

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  16. I love this outfit!! Since I tend to wear a lot of black, I've slowly opened myself up to colbalt blue and purple since they are pretty close color-wise! I love how you did varying shades of purple for your monochromatic look! I need a skirt like that to try it myself!

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  17. Hi! I am looking for some shoes like the ones you have on in the picture above. What color would you call that?

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  18. Cognac. I would Google "cognac pumps."

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  19. ok thanks, I have some "cognac" colored boots but the color is a little different. Just wanted to make sure!

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  20. Besides the fact that I love purple since, like, forever, I like how chic this putfit turned out. The different shades of pulple match so well!!!

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  21. Any suggestions on where those shoes or some that are similar could be found??

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  22. I've provided links to similar shoes in the shopping section of several past posts - here is the most recent one! http://www.jseverydayfashion.com/2011/10/todays-everyday-fashion-my-dream-job.html
     

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