12 November 2009

Purple Nurple

Not much sewing has been going on around Chez HZC lately (due to exploding life syndrome). So in a desperate attempt to ensure that my faithful readers don't abandon me, I will be presenting some of my daily outfits over the next while (at least until I get my arse back in front of my Kenmore). Practically everything I wear has come off my sewing machine, so at least I'm still remotely on point.

I made this top and skirt in January of this year, but didn't get any photos of myself wearing them. I don't wear a lot of purple as it is tricky to find a shade of purple that doesn't clash horribly with my hair. I think this outfit works because of the copper mottling in the lace top that matches my hair colour.

To finish off the outfit, I donned a pair of dark purple tights and a funky mother of pearl and silver filigree pendant necklace. The shoes are a new acquisition from Naturalizer - a funky pair of low heeled mary janes in a gorgeous pinot noir (purply burgundy) pebbly leather. Not only are they comfortable for clomping around school all day long but they are so darn cute!


**Although I have never been the perpetrator nor the victim of the dreaded "purple nurple", I have always been amused by this rhyming phrase. However, I can't help but wonder who came up with such a cutesy name to describe this weird bullying technique. Yeesh.

15 comments:

Lori said...

Very cute outfit and the shoes are great, thanks for the link.

gwensews said...

Love that top. The fabric is fabulous! Purple nurple-ouchy!

Nancy K said...

Good idea. I often wonder what women who sew wear on an everyday basis. What becomes your go to outfit and what you never wear.
I also like the fabric on that top a lot. I am always on the lookout for interesting knits that aren't prints.

Lisette M said...

Great outfit! I'm also partial to Mary Janes...

Carol said...

I love the shoes. I think the way you've used purple is great. I bought some silk recently in an almost electric blue/purple colour. It reads purple to me, but DH says its blue. I could see you in that sort of colour, too. A friend of mine has decorated his living room in a particular shade of dark dusty lilac and a warm, rich caramel. I love the combination of those colours. Just when I thought I had my SWAP planned, inspiration comes again!

Lindsay T said...

Wow, you taught me something new today! (purple nurple)

Faye Lewis said...

You MUST BE the sharpest instructor on your campus!

Gail said...

I expect that you have some very attentive boys in your chem classes! Seriously you look great.

Julia said...

Ooh, I love how the outfit matches your coloring. I love brown--I feel great it in, and it really suits you, as well. You're sparkling!

xx
Julia

a little sewing on the side said...

I like seeing what you wear- looks great!

Trudy Callan said...

You look very put together and very beautiful, as always.

Eugenia said...

Great outfit. I love those purple/copper/burgundy shades all together.

gaylen said...

The outfit looks fabulous! Are the tights from We Love Color? Do you like them? g

ps - Simon update?

Summerset said...

This is *so* perfect for you! Thanks for showing this one.

Sewellen said...

I have this pair of shoes!!! doncha love them? They are my faves! you look fab, btw.