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.
Very cute outfit and the shoes are great, thanks for the link.
Love that top. The fabric is fabulous! Purple nurple-ouchy!
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.
Great outfit! I'm also partial to Mary Janes...
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!
Wow, you taught me something new today! (purple nurple)
You MUST BE the sharpest instructor on your campus!
I expect that you have some very attentive boys in your chem classes! Seriously you look great.
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!
I like seeing what you wear- looks great!
You look very put together and very beautiful, as always.
Great outfit. I love those purple/copper/burgundy shades all together.
The outfit looks fabulous! Are the tights from We Love Color? Do you like them? g
ps - Simon update?
This is *so* perfect for you! Thanks for showing this one.
I have this pair of shoes!!! doncha love them? They are my faves! you look fab, btw.
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