she's addicted to clothes

I have this little problem...

  • 22nd October
    2012
  • 22
Purple is one of my happy colours, and so it came as some surprise a couple of years ago to find out I didn’t actually have any purple clothes. Clearly, I’ve rectified that since then, and I don’t anticipate purple ever falling out of my wardrobe again, whatever the current colour trends may be. Purple was also my late grandmother’s favourite colour, and her favourite colour on me, as well. It made a nice change from pretty much everybody else I knew thinking I looked best in blue.
I’ve made peace with the blue thing; it does work for me, and it’s a beautiful colour, but a good purple can make me feel vibrant and visible in a special way, so I’m linking up with Patti’s Visible Monday project again, and then heading over to see what’s got the lovely participants feeling visible today. Click the link, and see for yourself!
Details:
Duster: August Silk, remixed. Originally, I had a troublesome waterfall vest on with this, but I ditched it for the duster. The vest failed its last chance, so into the Oxfam bag it goes, and no regrets. I’ve concluded that it’s the very rare waterfall front that’s going to work for me, and that one wasn’t one of them.
Dress: H&M. This is just a plain long-sleeve t-shirt shift, and, uh, I didn’t realise it was quite that short on me until I looked at the photos. Very visible, indeed! Thank goodness for opaque tights; for some reason, opaque tights make seriously short skirts OK to my mind. I mean, I’d wear leggings with a tunic this length, right?
Necklace: Thrifted, remixed. I do love a good splash of green as a contrast with purple, and vice-versa.
Tights: M&S.
Boots: Hush Puppies. I’ve been telling myself that the last thing I need is more boots, but then I found these, and, well, they’re purple. I have a hard time finding footwear that fits me in colours other than black or brown, so I tend to snap them up when I see them. They were cheap (thank you, TK Maxx) and I’ve been consistently pleased with the quality of my Hush Puppies footwear, and they also look vaguely Fluevogian (a perfectly cromulent word) so I decided maybe I needed one more pair of boots. Very comfy!

Purple is one of my happy colours, and so it came as some surprise a couple of years ago to find out I didn’t actually have any purple clothes. Clearly, I’ve rectified that since then, and I don’t anticipate purple ever falling out of my wardrobe again, whatever the current colour trends may be. Purple was also my late grandmother’s favourite colour, and her favourite colour on me, as well. It made a nice change from pretty much everybody else I knew thinking I looked best in blue.

I’ve made peace with the blue thing; it does work for me, and it’s a beautiful colour, but a good purple can make me feel vibrant and visible in a special way, so I’m linking up with Patti’s Visible Monday project again, and then heading over to see what’s got the lovely participants feeling visible today. Click the link, and see for yourself!

Details:

Duster: August Silk, remixed. Originally, I had a troublesome waterfall vest on with this, but I ditched it for the duster. The vest failed its last chance, so into the Oxfam bag it goes, and no regrets. I’ve concluded that it’s the very rare waterfall front that’s going to work for me, and that one wasn’t one of them.

Dress: H&M. This is just a plain long-sleeve t-shirt shift, and, uh, I didn’t realise it was quite that short on me until I looked at the photos. Very visible, indeed! Thank goodness for opaque tights; for some reason, opaque tights make seriously short skirts OK to my mind. I mean, I’d wear leggings with a tunic this length, right?

Necklace: Thrifted, remixed. I do love a good splash of green as a contrast with purple, and vice-versa.

Tights: M&S.

Boots: Hush Puppies. I’ve been telling myself that the last thing I need is more boots, but then I found these, and, well, they’re purple. I have a hard time finding footwear that fits me in colours other than black or brown, so I tend to snap them up when I see them. They were cheap (thank you, TK Maxx) and I’ve been consistently pleased with the quality of my Hush Puppies footwear, and they also look vaguely Fluevogian (a perfectly cromulent word) so I decided maybe I needed one more pair of boots. Very comfy!