Monday, October 29, 2012

pretty things -- purple perfection.

Penelope Slip
ATTAINABLE: Free People Penelope Slip in Cranberry (also in Grey and Blush); $68
Right now, I'm loving the notion of light, flirty pieces mixed with heavier ones to stay warm.  This Free People skirt is the perfect candidate to fuel my obsession.  I love the pretty cranberry color for fall, and it's so delicate.  I think that a chunky cardigan and sparkly statement necklace or a pair of cream cable-knit tights and boots would be a fabulous way to toughen this piece up a bit while maintaining its utter femininity.

There's something about the color purple -- it's so regal and flattering for so many skin tones, but for some reason, I have very little of it in my wardrobe.  With its immense popularity on runways this fall, I've decided that this needs to change -- immediately.  From sweaters to pumps and dresses to denim, purple is everywhere, and in a variety of hues ranging from lavender to the deepest of eggplants.  I'm sure that I'll find the perfect pieces to add a pop of purple to my wardrobe soon; until then, the below pieces are exactly where I want to start.

Anthropologie Euchre Jersey Dress in Wine (also in Dark Grey); $148
I find the soft purple hue of this dress so appealing -- though it's described as "wine," I think it's far less harsh.  I love that it's jersey (doesn't get more comfortable than that) and the draping is absolutely phenomenal -- a fantastic way to elevate the dress and add extra interest.  It would pair beautifully with a pair of chocolate-brown tights and caramel-colored booties.

Hudson Jeans Krista Super Skinny Velvet; $183 
I'm completely smitten with these eggplant-hued skinny jeans.  I cannot express how much I love that they're made of velvet -- it's such a rich texture for fall and would add a completely new dimension to my wardrobe.  With a simple pair of flats and a favorite button-down or cardigan, I'm convinced that these would breathe new life into my already-existing wardrobe.

Confidence & Chance Mixed Stitch Classic Cardigan in Purple (also in Black, Blue, Ivory, Taupe, and Olive); $69 
The epitome of a cozy, chunky cardigan, this pretty sweater is the perfect classic for chilly days.  I love the bold, bright purple shade, and the shawl collar and mixed-stitch pattern are simply genius.  This would mix perfectly with my favorite jeans for a simple weekend look or a flirty lace skirt for a night out.

Diane von Furstenberg Renee Platform Pumps in Aubergine (also in Honey, Royal Blue, and Black); $278 
These soft, pretty suede pumps are nothing short of purple perfection.  The heel height is perfect, and I love the slightly-exaggerated platform.  They're classic but not boring, and the aubergine shade is absolutely to die for.  These would be incredible with a sparkly cocktail dress or paired with a pencil skirt for day.

 How are YOU wearing purple this fall?
xo Josie
Thanks to Free People, Anthropologie, Revolve Clothing, Urban Outfitters, and Shopbop for the photos.


Erika said...

That cardi looks so comfy! I picked up a purple/eggplant-colored thermal top to wear with brown boots for fall - love it! :)

C said...

you had me at the first picture with the strpes shirt although those purple pumps are to die for!!!!!

My Passport to Style said...

Hi I love the idea of mixing up fabric textures, I haven't got to purple yet apart from a suede belt that I love wearing with metalics.x

Honey said...

Purple and Burgundy are definitely the colors of the season. THey look great on all complexions. I love the skirt from Free People.

Katie said...

Oh I need that chunky cardigan! It's cold here today and that would be useful - and cute :)

Beautygirl24 said...

This is so perfect because I just wore shades of purple this weekend! I've been obsessed with burgundy and plum. I really do think it looks great on practically everyone! I love the chunky cardigan :)

Style, She Wrote said...

Beautiful plum tones! Love those DvF shoes! xo style, she wrote

Erin said...

I'm falling for wine and purple shades this fall as well! I love that Anthro jersey dress and I really like those purple pumps!


Erin @

Ashley said...

This year my wardrobe has seen a big increase in purple items. It's quickly become a favorite of mine (and helps since the beau went to Clemson!)

Blond Duck said...

I've got a great purple shrug I'm obsessed with.

Chelsea Elizabeth said...

Purple is currently the color I'm lusting over this season as well. That skirt and cardi are perfection! Love love love it!

<3Chelsea Elizabeth

Krystal said...

i'm sold on the purple shoes, those would be so fun!

Post a Comment

I love comments. So much. Leave one and I will smile for days...