I’ve given up trying to second guess the weather – just when I think Spring is imminent we get another icy blast. The day after we took these photos it snowed…again! Despite the disappointing temperatures I’m starting to bring a little new season cheer to my wardrobe.
Pairing this gingham ruffle sleeve top and purple trousers creates an office-appropriate outfit with an element of fun.
When Pantone announced Ultra Violet as the colour of the year I thought we’d be seeing lots more of it in the shops. Luckily I bought these peg leg trousers from Asos a few years ago. Remember when I said if I like something I buy it in multiple colours? Well I have these trousers in five colours! That’s how much I love them. Pairing this gingham ruffle sleeve top and purple trousers creates an office-appropriate outfit with an element of fun. Brightly coloured trousers make a statement, but still look smart when worn with an elegant top.
With the top sitting quite loose on the shoulders I used it as an opportunity to showcase one of the necklaces I made.
The top comes up slightly large – it’s available in 8-10 and 12-14, so I opted for the latter, but the smaller size would probabaly have fitted fine. It sits a little off the shoulder and without a vest underneath I needed to pin it. The fabric is lovely and soft though and the ruffle sleeves create a nice silhouette. With the top sitting quite loose on the shoulders I used it as an opportunity to showcase one of the necklaces I made. Turquoise and purple is one of my favourite colour combinations, so I picked up on the turquoise centre beads with the bag. I bought it years and years ago for next to nothing and have rarely used it. Suddenly I have a new-found appreciation for it – it’s such a useful size as well as being a gorgeous colour.
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These silver lurex sock boots are both funky and comfortable. The super stretchy fabric is very forgiving on my bunions and the heel is not too high. I bought them in the M&S January sale, and even though I wondered if I should buy more sock boots I definitely don’t regret it! Now I just need to add more Ultra Violet to my wardrobe!
Do you love wearing purple? Have you bought anything in Ultra Violet yet?
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