Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Pretty in Purple

Hi there blog world - Happy Christmas week to you all - I am enjoying my time off from work by formulating yummy outfits all week and really enjoying it!  I have been looking for a sweater dress for the blog for a long time.  This purple one is a little pricey but such a pretty color, I couldn't pass it up.  If you could afford the splurge, it would be a good investment piece.  You would be able to wear it throughout the year, since it is a pretty season-neutral color and has mid-length sleeves.  For the cold winter months, I would put a thin tight brown turtleneck underneath - the layering creates depth to the outfit, keeps you warm, and looks pretty darn cute, too.  Make sure you find a tighter, thinner turtleneck or you will end up looking bulky.
Preppy Cute

I found the scarf and *knew* the sweater dress was meant to be.  The colors in the scarf could not be better or more perfect to go with the sweater dress, and it is so preppy but so perfect with the supple brown of the bag and the shoes - makes me feel like you should be going out on a stylish foxhunt.  I know it might be a bit matchy-matchy, but it looks so sophisticated.  For accessories, the watch is the ever-stylish Michael Kors oversized, which I adore.  This watch goes really well with the richness of the rest of the outfit.  The gold ring is interesting, but not too interestin that it overpowers the simple nature of the rest of the outfit.   The boots and the bag are in the same color family and are perfect offsets to the purple and gold colors in the other pieces of the outfit.

Items in this set:
Athleta Vitis Sweater Dress in Fig Purple Heather, $128, Athleta.com
Silky long sleeve turtleneck top, $20, gojane.com
Women's Glaze by Adi High Heel Ankle Boots : Target, $37, Target.com
MICHAEL Michael Kors Midsized Chronograph Watch, Gold, $250, Michaelkors.com
Wendy Culpepper Fiore Gold Ring, $64, Shopbop.com
Plaid blanket scarf - purple plaid, $25, Gap.com
Bargerstock Purse, $45,  aldoshoes.com
Brown tights, $6, Oldnavy.com

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