Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Tues, May 12/09 - Purple and Red Plus a Pencil Skirt

L bought me a beautiful Myka necklace and earrings for Christmas a couple of years ago (I last wore them here, for my birthday party). I've been looking at it at Oscar & Libby's ever since...I do love a full set...but although L is a very generous gift-giver, I'm more of a bargain hunter. I just couldn't justify buying it at full price: $134.95. I'm not saying it wasn't worth it, but that's just too much for me.

Anyway (you can see this coming a mile away), L bought the bracelet for me this past weekend and it was on sale! It was 70% off. You do the math.

I built this outfit to show it off:
My lovely ruffly purple sleeveless blouse, my fabulous 80s vintage wool pencil skirt, and red shoes!

The stuff:
The bracelet has purple stones and red stones, so it made a logical choice to pull those colours for the outfit. I already owned the earrings.

Every Myka piece is handmade and uses real Swarovski crystals and semi-precious stones, and is stamped:
Quality. And I like the outfit too!

Shrug (Debut), blouse (Esprit), skirt (Franco Ferre, vintage), belt (Plum), shoes (Nine West), bracelet and earrings (Myka, Oscar & Libby's).


  1. Yo look so svelt. The shade of thsoe two colours works so well together. Just stunning!

  2. Thanks, Mervat! I first wore purple & red together in high school...but not so sophisticated!

  3. Beautiful ring. So glad to have you back! :)

  4. Thanks, Kaylyn! I'm so happy to be back.

  5. I so did purple and red when I was way younger too! I do it much more sophisticated now too.

  6. beautiful shirt.You know i 'm a sucker for ruffles.

  7. I love ruffles too, but I have to watch the volume on top.

  8. I will definitely be trying purple and red soon! I don't wear much red near my face because it brings out a lot of pink in my skin, but shoes are a great idea to do it.

  9. That's the best way to do a colour that doesn't really work with your skin. Looking forward to pictures when you get your new camera!


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