Archive for October 20, 2012

OOTD: A different shade of purple

Today I wore one of my all-time favorite sweaters.  I’m not convinced it’s the best look for me; the colors are muted and the pattern is a pretty explicit floral, something I almost never wear.  But purple is my favorite color, and purple with olive is one of my favorite combinations.  So I wear it anyway.

Cardigan: J.Jill (old: similar)

Tank: J.Jill (they have a TON of colors – I’m not sure precisely what shade this one is)

Jeans: Coldwater Creek Knit Jeans, bootcut, in their Dark Rinse which reads similarly to trouser jeans in person, size 20.

Bag: Kate Spade New Bond Street Sawyer in African Violet

Shoes: Fly LONDON Ylva Khaki Wedge sandals

Fly LONDON sandals

I’ve been told (ok, by my husband who has excellent but old-school preppie taste) that these shoes are a bit silly. Whatever. They are like peep-toe wedge platform sneakers; comfortable, fun and unlike anything you usually see. If that means they are also a little whimsical, so be it.

I found them online in a couple of places, although for full retail of $168-$175.  The first has them in sizes 38 and 39, the second in size 40.