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Purple Haze

prada_C&C California_French Connection_Gray Label_Arturo Chiang (5)I love colored and printed denim (here, here & here), which is why I pulled this pair off the rack. The deep violet and black hues work together to create an asymmetrical pattern. Color and print all in one place; the best of both worlds when it comes to denim. The subtle pattern makes a bold yet balanced statement when paired with a black turtleneck and classic pumps. Even though the jeans were the focal point of this off-duty outfit, it still felt a bit subdued to me. Which means one thing: load up on the accessories! Cue in the furry (faux, of course) clutch. A recent addition to my collection that added the perfect amount of texture. The final fixings included a sprinkling of gold jewels that glimmered perfectly in opposition to an (almost) all black outfit.

Outfit Details:

Aviator Sunglasses: Prada Outlet, $129. Piperlime has a selection of aviators for $100 or less. I also like these aviators from H&M. At $5.95, it’s a steal!

Tissue Turtleneck: C&C California from Bloomingdale’s Outlet, $12 (on clearance from $58). J.Crew Factory carries a similar style on sale for $12.99.

Horse Pendant: Not an exact match but close, Forever21 has a delicate version of a horse necklace in gold/burnished gold for only $2.80!

Clutch: French Connection from Saks Off 5th, $31.50. This clutch is sold out online but may still be available at the outlet. If you can’t get to an outlet, check this faux fur clutch from Nasty Gal, $40.60.

Charm Bracelet: Gift. My fiance bought this for me early on in our relationship. We love playing Scrabble and on our first Valentine’s day, he found a woman who makes jewelry from vintage charms. This charm bracelet has four Scrabble letters that spell ‘Love’ with various heart-shaped charms. One of my favorite pieces of jewelry! He doesn’t remember the website he got this from but here is something similar (but not quite as special!) from Etsy.

Rings: Over the holidays, my mom gave me one of her old gold bands that has been sitting in her jewelry box. Her fingers are much smaller than mine so she had it re-sized to fit my finger. So now I have two gold bands: one from my dad and one from  my mom.

Jeans: Gray label denim for Saks Fifth Avenue from Saks Off 5th, $72. As I mentioned in a previous post, I hit an amazing sale at Saks Off 5th where all sale items were buy one get two free! With the purchase of these jeans, I got two tops for free! Here are a few pairs of printed jeans from Saks Off 5th that are pretty fab: (1) Rich And Skinny Lace Print Skinny Jeans, $39.60; (2) 7 For All Mankind, $101.24; and (3) Rich And Skinny Brocade Print Skinny Jeans, $74.99.

Pumps: Arturo Chiang (Avia) from Lord& Taylor, $63.20. Full priced, this shoe retails at $79 but I was able to use a 20% coupon. You are in luck! Use code SAVE and get the same discount thru 1/22. Use your L&T card to save an additional 10%.

Coat: Piperlime (Hive & Honey), $70. I purchased this in October and it is already sold out online! However, similar styles are still available.

6 Comments on Purple Haze

    • Linda
      January 20, 2014 at 4:50 pm (4 years ago)

      thanks suzie!

  1. Steph K.
    January 20, 2014 at 8:40 am (4 years ago)

    love those jeans!

    • Linda
      January 20, 2014 at 4:46 pm (4 years ago)

      thanks lady!

  2. Sam
    January 20, 2014 at 11:36 am (4 years ago)

    Such fun pants! And, these pictures are fabulous!


    • Linda
      January 20, 2014 at 4:46 pm (4 years ago)

      i’ll have to tell my hubby that you like the pics. it’s on his new camera 🙂