Lady Meets Tomboy

I am feeling purple hues like you read about, lately! I love the whimsy of lilac, anchored with a deep, serious bordeaux – especially in the summer, since it’s kind of unexpected. I also like playing matchmaker with pieces in my closet that have never met. It’s fun to be a little irreverent with ladylike pieces, such as the silk, floral top I’m wearing in this look. I just wanted that girl to play G.I. Joe, or at least take her Barbie away for a minute! Distressed denim shorts, an oversized linen vest, and boyish wayfarers give a little tough, tomboy-edge to the primness of the silk-floral and polished pumps. No Barbies, tea parties, or scones for her, today! She won’t admit it, but I think she likes it?

Purple 1a

Purple 2b Purple 3b Purple 4a Purple 5a


Top: Reiss (similar). Vest: Madewell. Shorts: ASOS (old). Clutch: ASOS (similar). Rings: Topshop + Nasty Gal. Sunnies: Ray-Ban. Shoes: Jean-Michel Cazabat (grey). Nails: Julep in “Elisa.”

Be your closet’s Emma Woodhouse for the day, and try some unlikely pairings – mix things up! It’s good for the soul.


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