I told ya'll that I'd try out the "stripes + purple" combination for myself this week, thanks to AppGal's inspiration from yesterday. And here it is! And with purple Barney-hued pants, no less. I find that the "normal" pattern of stripes helps to tone down the loud-ness of the colored denim.
cami, cotton on
The photos may show otherwise thanks to some wonky color balance issues (this is the first time I've noticed the colors not matching up to real life so dramatically), but trust me, these are some purple pants. Check out the Forever 21 website product link up there to see a truer representation of what color it is.
My only complaint about these pants is that either these pants stretch out a lot during the day, or I dropped two sizes while whittling away at my desk. While I prefer to believe the latter is true, I'm pretty sure the true culprit is the former. So while these pants feel like they run small initially, they'll stretch out quiiiiite a bit during the day, which makes finding the right size understandably perplexing. I'd go with your regular size.
Now here are your lovely purple outfits:
Here's Noelle's (beautygirl24) awesome magenta ensemble -- how lovely is that flowy top? I love how it's balanced out with the skinny jeans and bold accessories. Really, can I have that clutch?
Kristin (Lovely Apidae) has on an incredible retro-style purple blouse. It has bib detailing and teeny tiny polka dots? I'm sold! I love how feminine it is too, especially with those glasses and tattoo! The cool camera doesn't hurt, either.
You all know I'm a sucker for prints, and Mariah's (Mind of Mister) funky printed skirt makes me want to find something paisley-patterned for my closet, stat. The classic purple sweater is the perfect counterbalance to the busy print -- wearing something solid is one of my favorite ways to tone down an otherwise too-crazy print.
A cute, girly dress is always welcome, and Ashley's (Ashley Getting Dressed) is no exception. I love the wee little flower print, and I covet her side hair twist, too. Something for me to try to emulate? Hmmmm...
Dea (the Dea Diaries) is back with another adorable purple outfit! The pretty floral skirt and white top just screams summer, don't you think? And I mean the good parts about summer, too, like going to the pool, lighting up the BBQ, and lots of lemonade. Yeah... that's the life...
Another return purple-r, here's ADC (A Daily Checklist) with Round Two! That skirt is just darling, and hey, we're stripes + purple twins today! Great minds think alike!
Want to join in on Purple Week? Send in your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org!