Thursday, February 9, 2012

Feb 9th - Outfit #8 - Orange and Purple and Fringe

Doing this challenge is going to be a real learning experience. I have the feeling that I haven't got enough clothes - it makes me feel a little anxious - and that I'm going to run out of outfits! I also feel like I should have picked more neutrals, but then I remember that I like bright colours together. 
This ensemble turned out better than I expected, surprisingly. I was pretty leery of the orange and purple going together, and for some reason I put two pairs of caramel-coloured shoes in my capsule. I would like to think that the leopard tights pulled it all together. Is that wishful thinking?

New item alert! This is the first appearance of my orange cardigan.
But not the purple skirt, which I wore here for February's Outfit #1. I had a wider purple belt (yes, I have more than one purple belt), but it didn't look right, so I swapped it out for the skinny one.

It's also the first appearance of these killer booties:
They are fringed suede, and based on the slightly squared toe and the position of the heel, I'd say they are from 2001-2002. Here's a size 7 on eBay.

Check 'em out:
I found these in the same thrift store as yesterday's black leather shirt, when I was shopping with Lorinda. They're just a cheapy Payless brand, but eee! Fringe! And I like that they are tight at the ankle, and hit at a good spot on the leg.

They didn't have a price on them, so I asked one of the ladies at the store. She came back with this price tag:
"Is that all right?" she asked.

"I'll take them," I said.

Cardigan (Kersh), cami (Esprit), skirt (Plum), tights (Le Chateau), boots (Predictions Leather Collection, thrifted), belt and earrings (Plum).


  1. Ohmygoodness, I LOVE this. I want to wear my orange stuff with purple now. I think the tights and more importantly the boots off set the bold color combination. I'm sure the challenge seems daunting, but I bet you'll wear unexpected outfits you might not have ever pulled together if not for your self-limit.

    Good deal on the boots (they're real leather, yeah?).

  2. Purple and orange! A favourite of mine! I may have to wear it tomorrow!

  3. Megan, yes, real leather! I love the fringe.

  4. That's a great new colour combo - one that I haven't tried yet! Thanks Sheila :D

    also, your fringed shoes = super cool!

  5. I love this orange sweater with purple skirt!! The tights do snap it all together, you are correct : >

  6. Orange and purple! with animal print. Divine! Love the flower and fringe!

  7. Love the orange and purple together! Very inspiring I'm dreaming up outfits in my head already! Thank you :)

  8. I would never have thought of purple and orange and like the others, now totally want to put them together! This is a great outfit! Especially those boots - love them!

  9. Looks fabulous and those boots are fabulous!

    The orange sweater is especially wonderful.

  10. You will not run out of clothes.... it's just that since you are narrowing down it FEELS like you will.
    What will happens is you're gonna wear thing in so many different ways you're going to surprise yourself
    and us :)

  11. LOVE LOVE LOVE the whole outfit!! I would've never thought to put orange and purple together either but WOW does it work!!
    Those boots are the bomb!!!
    I'm pinning this one to my inspiration board!

  12. It is amazing how well the orange works with the purple. I think those tights somehow pull it all together!

  13. AMAZING look and those tights are to die for. So cute!


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