Winter Outfit (1): In the Mood for Purple

I never really liked matchy-matchy looks, but want to play with different shades of purple this time. Dark violet wool coat layered over a gray degrade wool dress, team them with light purple booties and the New Springs scarf.

What do you think? Will you wear something tone on tone like this? I’ll probably change these shoes. ;-)


  1. Anna
    Posted January 5, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Permalink

    I like it, because its very elegant. I think this is an outfit that carla bruni or michelle obama likes to wear :-)

  2. Elysium
    Posted January 5, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

    I don’t know how you do it, but you also manage to find such nice dresses!

  3. Posted January 5, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Permalink

    Anna, thanks dear. Hope you’ve had a wonderful new year’s eve. And you are right about the outfit, the whole look is kinda too elegant for me. ;-)

    Elysium, here is a full view of the dress, it has a very Jil Sander like cut. I got it at COS, maybe you can still find it.

  4. streetwithnoname
    Posted January 5, 2010 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    I have always rooted for trying tone on tone or print on print, but maybe I will pass this one. It just too much different shade of blues in the outfit. I am not very daring so I would like to keep them as simple as maximum 3 tones. :) Hey but that is just me who is not very creative when it comes to color. :D

  5. streetwithnoname
    Posted January 5, 2010 at 8:56 pm | Permalink

    As far as this outfit goes, I would either wear the coat with dress pairing with some black shoes or remove the scarf, or maybe just the scarf with the dress, but not all of them. The coat has a very rich pinkish toned purple which I think might be better with hot pink or even fuschia. :)

  6. Posted January 5, 2010 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

    streetwithnoname, thanks dear for your suggestions. :-D

    I am a person who don’t dare wear colors but somehow can’t see myself in the whole outfit. The coat, the shoes…they are just not meant to be together. I am thinking of black/beige shoes to “rescue” the look too coz I don’t have anything in hot pink, only a scarf with fuchsia border. ;-)

  7. Elysium
    Posted January 6, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Permalink

    It looks lovely, I will check at COS when I go back to France.

  8. jibjab
    Posted January 6, 2010 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    The shoes will definitely stand out more in another outfit, but they do change the style of this one, making it more elegant. I had Carla Bruni in my mind looking at this picture too.
    btw, where did you get the belt? I really love how it changes the tone as well!

  9. Posted January 7, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    Elysium, good luck!

    jibjab, the belt is actually a long chain necklace I got from a friend. It’s long enough to wrap around my waist. :-) I’ve seen similar chain belt from Zara too.

  10. ladypabbit
    Posted January 9, 2010 at 9:34 am | Permalink

    happy new yr!

    i tried first your old space link, not authorised, anyhow this one works out.

    nice outfit as usual, in other blog the yellow necklack plus hm zebra stripe skirt is such a cute match.

    kinda caught by cos bug too.

  11. Posted January 11, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

    ladypabbit, thanks for dropping by and happy new year to you too!

    BTW, my old space is closed coz is the only blog I am writing now. :-)

  12. Fruity米
    Posted January 11, 2010 at 10:07 pm | Permalink

    I really love this matchy-matchy look !!!

    The belt is so in , the booties are so cute !!

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