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Monday, March 25, 2013

Ultra-Violet



One of the hottest colors for spring (according to Pantone's list here) is African Violet.  I previously didn't own a lot of purple in my closet, but have been warming up to it slowly (if these lilac pieces are any indication).  So when I came across these skinnies, I couldn't resist the bright hue + the unbelievably soft finish (literally feel like sweatpants).  And they just happened to go perfectly with my new favorite spring button-down & this gorgeous statement necklace for what I refer to as a "dressed-up tomboy" look.
 
 
 
 
 

What I'm wearing:
Old Navy shirt (here), TinselTown Denim Couture jacket (via T.J. Maxx; similar here or here), Velvet Heart jeans (here; use code MARCH25 for 25%), Windsor pumps (here), c/o T+J Designs necklace (here), Merona clutch (similar here or here), Xhilaration hat (here), Fossil Watch (here), Lips: L'Oreal Colour Riche Balm Pink Satin, Nails: Essie Borrowed & Blue

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Ashley said...

I never owned a lot of purple pieces either but I just recently bought a pair of violet jeans also!! I love them...

Xox,
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Natali said...

Great necklace and jeans jacket!

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jenn~the stylish housewife said...

CUTE!!! i love this tom boy-ish look on you! the hat is so fun!

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

Styleclouds said...

Oh I love that first photo - you look fantastic! And the cap suits you very well - you look chic yet edgy! Love it! xo, Christina

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Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl said...

I need that baseball cap in my life...you look fantastic!!! That color is perfection for spring!

xoxo
Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl
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Amy Shaughnessy said...

I'm not used to seeing you in a hat! You look SO cute! You make tomboy look FAB.

Amy
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Regine Karpel said...

Love the hat!
www.rsrue.blogspot.com. Shoes are great too!

Jackie l Food.Wine.Fashion said...

Too funny - my post last week was my pale purple pants! I absolutely love them and I was the same way - I never owned any clothing in that color.

xo Jackie
www.FoodWineFashion.com

sarahsreallife said...

Haha I'm not sure a trendy baseball cap makes you a tomboy ;) Cute look though! And I'm intrigued by these sweatpants-esque pants!

~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

Lynzy said...

Hands down ...my favorite outfit of yours.. ever. Loving that hat on you!

xx L

Allie Sim said...

Those pants are ADORABLE!

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Beth Parker said...

absolutely adore this rig--hat is the perfect topper! xx--beth

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Alissa said...

I definitely do not have anything in my closet in that color. I didn't even realize that it was a popular color things year, I am so behind!

Rakel said...

love it!! ^^

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Alyson said...

Yay for the eyelet and that gorgeous, gorgeous necklace. Oh, and the hat; it's so fun for spring. SUch a gorgeous outfit. I have a pair of similar gap skinnies... might need to recreate, twinsie. :)

Kristina said...

I love your top, it looks great paired with those skinnies!!

Kristina

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Real Girl Glam said...

I love this eyelet shirt! So pretty & I can see wearing it with so many thing!

Kayla Gilbert said...

I love the purple on you and you look so cute in a hat! : )

Kayla
www.lovelucygirl.com

Jessa Kirby said...

I am loving that hat. You have a great classic all-American style. Your makeup always looks beautiful too, very simply/natural and gorgeous. What do you use for makeup? I use tinted moisturizer but I am thinking maybe I need to start using foundation...just seems like so much work!
Jessa
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LyddieGal said...

Violet is a fabulous shade for spring, and I especially love your white eyelet shirt!
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Lili Morton said...

I love the eyelet blouse with the denim. Feminine with an edge. xoLili

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Rachel Lynne said...

These pants are a very beautiful color! :)

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

you look so cute. love the jeans... and the baseball cap!

Jill said...

You nailed this look! Every little part looks great! I need that cap! I even went to a sport authority trying to find a plain black baseball hat!! thank you for finding a girl-friendly one for this trend!
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Andrea Kaplan said...

love the pants and pumps!

Marissa at Style Cusp said...

I totally love this sporty-ladylike look on you! I don't own much purple either, except for one silky button down that I've worn way too many times. haha!

Lala H said...

its a very lovely color! love the shoes too! im very drawn in to purple :)

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Morgan said...

What a great outfit! I love how you mix nicer pieces with less expensive pieces :) Love that shade of purple too!

Rhymes With Fashion said...

You look so beautiful! The cap really accentuates your eyes. So luck that you can wear a ball cap without looking like a boy (as I would).
-Alexandra
www.rhymeswithfashion.com

andrea said...

Love love love the lavender jeans!

xoxo,
Andrea

www.andreaeveryday.com

Chelsea said...

I LOVE everything about this post! The denim jacket, the baseball cap, those fabulous shoes... swoon.

xoxo,
Chelsea & The City

Britt Whit said...

you look fantastic! those pants are too cute! Hope you had a great weekend hun!

love from San Francisco,
Britt+Whit

Deanna G. said...

Oops, you just convinced me to purchase those heels ;D Such a good price. They look just like the ones from Zara!

TaraMixandMatch said...

The hat is such a fun addition to the outfit :)

Nora said...

Such a cute ensemble, love those shoes!

Nora

Shannon Willardson said...

Love those skinny jeans!
Shannon
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Lauren said...

holy moly I am seriously in love with those jeans..the colour, the fit..everything! xo

A J said...

I've had that shirt in my ON cart for weeks! I can't decide on the white or the coral color. Is that your normal size? I like how it fits, I'm trying to decide if I want to do my regular size or one size up.

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

Trendy Mondays said...

Love this purple hue - a subtle statement!

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Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

I like this, a lot kim! Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

I like this, a lot kim! Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

CP and KW said...

gorgeous! i am dying over that pretty eyelet blouse
kw ladies in navy

Aeroplane and Apparel said...

I really like your shirt and how nice that it is only 34 dollars. Check out some of the h&m pieces I am wearing at http://aeroplaneandapparel.blogspot.com

Merritt said...

I wish I looked good in hats - you rock this cap! PS - that necklace is to die for!

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Coline Chavaroche said...

Such a nice dress :)
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Coline Chavaroche said...

Such a nice dress :)
Your blog is perfection i like it a lot so im following on fb !



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Coline ♡

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