OMG PURPLE! 😀 It’s been my favorite color for as long as I can remember. My passion for it has ebbed and flowed over the years, but no color has ever usurped it. It’s soothing, regal and incredibly versatile. Best of all, most of the various shades of purple go quite well together (unlike, say, reds), so it’s totally fun to coordinate! It’s also great for distracting employers from your black-laden Gothiness. I’d say my love for purple has finally reached full-on obsession status.
This deep plum blazer is from Frederick’s. I have to say, I love many items in their business attire line, as they really know how to do structured without going stuffy. There’s no reason a corporate outfit can’t still be extremely feminine! Now, some of their stuff naturally is NOT as work-appropriate as they would like their customers to believe… For example, I also purchased the skirt to go with this blazer in my usual size and it was obscenely tight. I sent it back and exchanged it for TWO sizes larger and it was still too tight for work. That one was returned as well, and at that point I gave up on the matching set. 🙁
I found this skirt on sale at New York and Co. last fall. It’s a nice, heavy matte satin. No stretch, so it’s a bit stiff and wrinkles after sitting all day, but that lovely berry color helps me overlook such flaws. I love it enough to even get over the fact that the skirt intended to accompany this blazer was not meant to be mine!
The best features of this blazer are definitely in the back. Those amazing pleats ensure that this outfit looks fabulous from every angle.
My purple passion has certainly not gone unnoticed at the office. I have an iPad and iPhone that I carry to meetings, and both devices have purple cases. Of course, I’m often wearing purple as well… Walking into meetings with that degree of color coordination never fails to elicit comments from other attendees. As much as I don’t like calling too much attention to myself at work, it’s really a great ice-breaker and I think it detracts from the fact that I don’t tend to say a lot during meetings (I’m more the “let me take it all in and think it over and I’ll get back to you later with my brilliant ideas” type).
I understand there are a few Purple-Haters out there (hard to believe, I know!). But for everyone else, start linking! 😀
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