What I Wore: Purple and Primaries

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Blouse: MICHAEL Michael Kors | Jeans: NYDJ | Shoes: Born “Myndy” | Bracelet: c/o RocksBox | Rings: Etsy, Vintage via Etsy | Bag: Latico

When looking for a link for the black blouse I wore the other week, I found the top in purple and green on sale at Lord & Taylor... and I bought them (sadly they are out of stock online, but may still have in the store). With the heat and humidity, I adore these tops because they're thin yet opaque, breezy but polished, and machine washable. They also look great under a blazer.

I'm old school and I feel weird wearing pure white after Labor Day (winter white is a whole other animal and I support it wholeheartedly) so I am sneaking another wear of these jeans before the weekend. I originally had this outfit with some purple snakeskin kitten heel pumps (the Nine West Austin, also a steal on Amazon like the shoes I featured the other week), but I felt a bit matchy-matchy. I asked Emerson and she agreed and said I should wear yellow.  Hey, I knew I'd get an honest and unexpected answer from a four year old!  I am not one to wear yellow, but I did have these shoes and they are super comfy, so yellow it was! I decided to continue the primary color accents with this bag from Latico, which has been my go-to bag all summer. Bold color, pretty soft leather, adjustable strap so it can be a shoulder or crossbody bag, nice pockets. I can see this bag still getting a ton of play this fall and winter!

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  1. Hazel
    August 28, 2013 / 4:27 am

    You always look so good – you have a knack of putting together stuff and looking always ‘turned out’ if you know what I mean (I’m from England). Wish I had that knack!

  2. August 27, 2013 / 6:42 pm

    I love this color combination Allie. The white, red, purple and yellow go so smoothly! And I always have to use safety pins on tops that are not faux wrap, what a pain that can be! I wish they would make the wrap tops that are faux wrap and I dont have to fight with things falling out. I need to use the invisible tape more often! Love your blog !!

  3. August 27, 2013 / 3:29 pm

    Great instincts! purple and yellow are pretty much opposite on the colour wheel, aren’t they? They certainly go nicely.

    • August 27, 2013 / 3:32 pm

      She does have a flair for color combinations! I mainly buy her solids, or simple patterns, lots of separates and throw them all in one drawer and tell her to dress herself. Sometimes I tell her she needs certain shoes or layers for weather or certain pants for gymnastics but the rest is all Emerson and I am constantly impressed and inspired by her combinations!

  4. Kati LeTourneau
    August 27, 2013 / 12:25 pm

    I agree with Emerson- yellow is a perfect choice.

    Tell us about the criss-cross on the blouse. Is it open and just supposed to hang in the right place? Or, is it fastened in some invisible way? I’m endowed, so I always have challenges with cross-over styles.

    • August 27, 2013 / 1:35 pm

      It is a fake wrap, which I LURVE because then it won’t fly open or get all wonky and doesn’t spread over the “endowment”. There is a stitch right at the bustline which keeps it from flying open. The “hem” on the neckline isn’t there, it’s just a pressed fold. It holds decently but I actually put some double-sided tape on it right above the stitch to keep it from unfolding during the day. And I am a 36DDD and there’s plenty of room in it, it doesn’t cling or try to pull open over the chest.

  5. fayebrowndc
    August 27, 2013 / 12:04 pm

    I love this one! One of my favorite Wardrobe Oxygen outfits of all time!

    • August 27, 2013 / 3:33 pm

      Aw thanks! It’s a nice one because I’ve been wearing it since 7am, it’s 3:30pm now and I still look fresh enough and am comfortable enough that I could go out after work and not feel like a schlump!

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