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Monday, March 26, 2012

{Outfit Inspiration} Plum & Lavender

No sooner than I sang the praises of Spring's colored jeans, does Mother Nature bitch-slap remind us who's boss! True to Texas weather, we went from 80 to 49-degrees in one day. Back came the black tights. This time paired with two shades of purple.

plum and lavender


I love pairing two tones of the same hue, as long as one is significanly lighter than the other. If the colors are too close it will just look like you dressed in the dark. The black top breaks up the purple, and keeps me from looking like Barney the Dinosaur.

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This outfit also mixes patterns, if you count the dots in the top and the horizontal lines of the ruffled skirt.

lavender and plum



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plum and lavender


The temperature is back to 80-degrees as I write this post, so hopefully we've seen the last of black tights for the season. Which means I'd better stock up on self-tanner before I frighten the neighbors! Are you still dressing for Fall, or have you made the switch to Spring? What color do you like to layer in tones?

{Outfit Deets: Top: J.Crew; Cardi: Gap; Skirt: Target; Tights: Assets; Maryjanes: Gionni Bini}

21 comments:

  1. You're wearing my two favorite colors! And I've made the transition to spring clothes but have been wearing a lot of layers since it got colder in DC too!

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  2. Cute outfit! I like that skirt. It got chillier in Virginia over the weekend too.

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  3. Love these colors and your inspiration pics! Great tip to pair it with charcoal so you don't look like Barney.

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  4. Lovely outfit, I love the skirt.

    P.s I Love your blog, it's my daily read, you have a beautiful home, great style and are very funny to boot! xxx

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  5. You are so adorable- when can I come shop your closet? ;-)

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  6. Okay I SO read part of your outfit deets wrong: I read "tight a$$ maryjanes" all as one thing -- whoops :) but they are pretty tight nonetheless :)

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  7. You did NOT get that skirt from Target!!! It's amazing. The entire outfit looks great and I would never have thought of pairing light and dark purple together. It's to die for!

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  8. Once again an outfit that is too cute! Know exactly what you mean about the weather - cool yesterday with a sweater on and burning up today!

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  9. I LOVE that skirt! I cannot believe it came from Target. I need to go shopping with you!!! Please take me! I love this outfit! I never would've put those pieces together. Love love love.

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  10. I love this combo...definitely not one I've tried before...I'm a purple-phobe, I'm not really sure why. It's just always been one of those colors that I unconsciously steer clear of! Looks like I need to make a *conscious* effort to get me some of that! (c;

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  11. I need to add your awesome outfit inspirations to my "I can't dress myself" pinboard. I seriously need all the help I can get in the fashion department. And I had to laugh at the Texas "bitch slap" comment...so true. I was freakin' freezing.

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  12. Yes, mother nature doesn't play. I'm still in mid-transition. I want it to be spring, but at the same time I still want to cover up my weight with winter clothes. Oh the dilemma. Love the purple tones you have on!

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  13. I LOVE it! Normally purple isn't one of the colors I tend to wear often, but you make it look so effortless! Looks awesome with the blonde!

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  14. I dig these posts Cassie! And can I borrow that shirt? Or better yet, come raid your closet? Can you style me? Keep up the outfit posts! You are such a cutie! :)

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  15. you're pretty stinkin' cute :)

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  16. WOWZER - I love your outfit! Which reminded me that I should of been looking for a lavender cardi also. I love how you put your all your pieces together. I would love to come shopping in your closet!

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  17. Love this fashion post! You help me think outside the box. I'd love to see you do this more often. Have a great day!

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  18. I love to layer creamy beiges.. i know.. boring - but i love it! light browns, tans, beige... love it. And yes, where I live it is staying in the high 70s/low 80s so I even broke out da whites! woo hoo!

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  19. oh and, you're adorable. great outfit :o)

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Your comments are like crack, or popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. xoxo, cass

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