Aug 4, 2009

Royal Purple

Of all the colors, purple to me is most regal and royal. There is just something so stately yet feminine about this lovely shade of color. I can literally wear purple all year and not become tire of the hue. So far I don't think I have encountered any gal looking terrible in purple. Perhaps because purple is the result of red (warm) and blue (cool), therefore purple shades look great for gals who look great in warm shades or cool shades. What is your theory?from left to right: Lanvin, Elie Saab and Blumarine (all images from style.com)
from left to right: Gypsy maxi dress $209 via chickdowntown
Alexander Wang purple jersey off shoulder dress $590 via net-a-porter
Betsey Johnson ruffle tier dress $465
from left to right: BCBG ruffle top $138, Ella Moss asymmetrical top $72 (both via Nordstrom)top, B Romanek $2195 via Barneys
bottom, Miu Miu purple oversize clutch $450 via net-a-portertop Christian Louboutin $795 via Barneys
left Sergio Rossi purple suede pump $755 via Nordstrom
right Orlan lizard sandals $990 via Hermes
Honeydew Intimates on sale for $9 from $18 via shopbop.com --- It is so darling but all the ruffle might make fitted bottom impossible for a gal.For me, this fall (which is still far far away consider it is super hot here in Los Angeles area) I would love to find me a purple coat, and shoes. Of coures, if all else fails, I will settle for a bottle of super purple nail polish.
-Burberry purple poplin coat $975 via Nordstrom --- I imagine myself wearing a cream outfit with a purple coat for accent.
-Gucci purple suede heels with zipper detail $880 via Gucci.com ---- I am usually not a Gucci fan but I really like the zipper detail. This pair of heels will sure jazz up any outfit.
-Nars $16 via Nordstrom

What about you, are you a fan of purple? If not, what is your favorite color?

48 comments:

  1. Purple is one of my favoruite colours, I am a perfectionist sort of person so shades are important to me, my favourite shade of purple is soft violet

    xxx

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  2. Love love love purple! That BCBG top and those Loubies really want to come live with me!

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  3. The Nars polish looks divine.

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  4. I just bought a purple layered skirt. Maybe I'll wear it soon ;)

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  5. oh I adore purple! it looks great in clothing and for the home too! definitely one of my favs!

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  6. I do like purple and can also wear it all year long. Everyone can wear purple, BUT it's the shade of purple that changes depending on our " color analysis" For me bright, bold purple works fine, on someone with lighter features , my purple would be too overpowering, so they would have to go for a lighter shade- such as lilac.

    xoxo
    Mimi

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  7. I freaking LOVE purple! I agree, everyone can wear it but it depends on the shade. I love lighter purples on my skin tone and purples that have pink hues to it...

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  8. I looove purple! Great post- I would love some looks for less... purple shoes would be great to add to my fall wardrobe!

    Look for less options:
    http://www.jcrew.com/AST/Browse/WomenBrowse/Women_Feature_Assortment/NewArrivals/shoes/PRDOVR~19312/19312.jsp?srcCode=AFFI00001&siteId=KSqIQ6SzPUQ-FfN5yi03sGvi4CEW8wl2RQ In plum raisin (I seriously want these now!)

    http://www.zappos.com/n/p/p/7317971/c/19103.html
    In purple patent

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  9. I think purple has become my favorite color. It's always so flattering.

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  10. I'm a big fan of purple, especially in the fall. I think it looks so nice and is a great alternative to black.

    I love the items you have put together in this post, especially the Lanvin dress, Ella Moss asymmetrical top and Burberry purple poplin coat!

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  11. I am a HUGE fan of purple!!! I have yet to see someone who doesn't look good in some shade of purple - it's like the spanx of colour, LOL...aside from black of course.

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  12. i love this color. so regal!

    x

    www.tittees.blogspot.com

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  13. I love purple...I think that it is very flattering with dark hair

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  14. The nars purple polish looks beautiful.

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  15. I am IN LOVE with that Elie Saab dress. The draping is fantastic!

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  16. That Burberry coat is gorgeous, and I love the nail polish too.

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  17. I'm a huge fan of purple, you're so right, there is a shade for everyone! I LOVE the GYPSY maxi, I've had my eye on it forever!! XO

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  18. I love purple! my CAR is purple haha. I especially love lavender for intimates.

    xo t

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  19. aww that sucks about the hair straightening, cuz you sit there for so long! I also hear horror stories of people going to crappy salons to get their hair straightened and it ends up looking like dried vermicelli noodles :S

    I love the royal purple because it fits so well with my skin hehe :)

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  20. My fave color as you may already know is pink, but I do love purple too. :) Especially for the Fall when just black can be boring sometimes. I am in love with that Betsey Johnson dress...

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  21. I love purple! I think it's such a flattering color for any girl! It's also my lucky color according to my horoscope :-). But my favorite colors are black and white! xxoxoxo

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  22. How funny, both Room Remix and I have posted on purple today too!

    Great to see there are lots of purple fans out there.

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  23. Purple is my favorite color, darling! Loooove this post! Especially digging the runway looks and shoes!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  24. Hmm last year I found myself buying lots of purple clothes. I have tops, skirts and pants but no shoes.

    I love those sandals. Gotta get me some.

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  25. Yep, I'm officially in love with the purple hermes sandals.

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  26. I am not sure that purple works for everyone. Perhaps varying shades do. I happen to love purple and green together, with green being my favorite color. I like the Blumarine garment shown the best.

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  27. i have a bottle of dark purple Chanel nail polish that's just waiting for me to paint my nails with! I suppose I could do it now but it just seems more of a cold weather color.

    anyway, love purples, I need some purple shoes!

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  28. I just bought a purple nail polish :).. Im loving that color right now.

    >>> Rebecca Rose

    rebeccaroseilican.blogspot.com

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  29. These are so awesome. I love purple. It is a magnificent color. It always reminds me of one of my favorite singers when I was growing up. That, of course, is Prince.

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  30. that elie saab dress is amazing. it's not my fave color, but you've definitely found some great picks!

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  31. I like purple, but it doesn't look good on me for some reason. I look washed out.

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  32. That Betsey Johnson dress is so cute! I like purple too. Been wearing it a lot lately =)

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  33. Struggler: great mind do think alike. there are quite a few purple post today. : ) It is one of my favorite colors.

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  34. Purple is just a great color all around. It looks very good on girls with darker skin tones though.

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  35. I love all things purple! I swear it brings a great richness to everything and polishes even the most dull outfit to perfection! I totally want that nail polish now...

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  36. I 100% agree- purple is the most royal! I love all of these pieces, especially those shoes and the Bluemarine dress!

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  37. I love purpley hues, especially ones that lend themselves a bit more towards red/pink (violet?). Yum.

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  38. I love that trenchcoat! I'm totally a fan of purple as well, though usually not in quite that large a dose. I tend towards blue and well, black or neutrals for outerwear anyway.

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  39. offcourse i'm a fan of purple. i love purple!!!

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  40. I have a big thing for purple and both my favourite dress and nail poilish are in a deep purple colour. During tudor times, its was the colour of royalty as it was the most difficult colour to make, that alone is a reason for wearing it!

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  41. For whatever reason, I always shy away from purple.

    But I love that Elie Saab.

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  42. that BCBG ruffle top and those ruffle panties make my ♥ happy.

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  43. I do love me some purple. It's my happy color.

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  44. Love that purple trench!

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  45. Love the color purple pieces! :)
    http://hellomisschic.blogspot.com

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  46. I adore this color...I've been in love with it for ages and this summer I love it even more! it's just such a happy hue...

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  47. Oh I love all shades of purple.

    xoxo

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  48. I adore the trench, the Betsey Johnson tiered dress, and the Miu Miu clutch!

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