look book: a purple party

February 23, 2012

I remember back in elementary school purple was one of my favorite colors. I loved coloring with the hue, staring at it, and of course dressing in it! Now, I inadvertently shy away from purples all together, which is just silly because it's probably the most universally flattering color. It really looks good on everyone! So in honor of my 8 year old self, here's an outfit celebrating that color I loved so much, and will try to love more! Promise!
 
dress c/o 11 Eureka, shoes Seychelles, sunglasses 80s Purple, ring Banana Republic, tote Brahmin

What was your favorite color growing up? Is it still number 1?
xox
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62 comments:

  1. Your dress is gorgeous. You look so pretty

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  2. the dress looks gorgeous! and indeed purple looks great on (nearly) everyone!
    xxx Anita

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  3. such a pretty dress! And I love the blazer too :)

    Purple was actually my favorite color too- to the point where id only wear purple. Purple hat, shirts, underwear, pants, socks. We have got some interesting family photos of me, the purple girl. Ha

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  4. that dress is gorgeous! i was/am the same with my favorite color (pink) loved it as a kid, but as i got older didn't really wear it much! but now that color is everywhere i've started!

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  5. lovely blazer! it compliments well with the floral blouse!

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  6. love the floral dress on you! looks so gorgeous with the pink blazer :)

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

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  7. That dress is gorgeous! Love the open back.

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  8. Love you in purple! So sweet and girly. My favorite was pink but I have to say I've ventured over to violet.

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  9. Such a sweet silhouette paired with punchy coral...gorgeous combo, that bell sleeve is so adorable!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

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  10. I'm pretty sure pink was my favorite color as a little girl...and it's probably the shade I have the least of in my closet, even though I still love it! The floral print of this dress & the low scoop in the back are so pretty - love how you put the blazer over it too! :)

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  11. such a wonderful dress!!! :)

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  12. you look so lovely in purple! i don't wear it much either...maybe i should give it a try ;)

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  13. Oh my goodness Mara...you look gorgeous!! That dress is sooooooo pretty!

    You didn't label the blazer, where is it from? I've been looking for one just like it!

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  14. my favourite colour is and always has been purple! I own so much of it too, in everything, stationary, clothes, accessories haha! yup! sometimes I'll end up having clothes and bags and binders matching unintentionally.
    That dress is so gorgeous and it looks beautiful on you :)
    xx

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  15. Such a cute dress! The purple really is beautiful! My favorite color was ORANGE! haha, I had a weird matching outfit thing, with satiny shorts! It was the 90's :)

    PIECE OF CAKE. PEACE OF MIND.

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  16. Your dress and shoes have stolen my heart could I have it back please :)

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  17. SO cute! I definitely need to start wearing more purple; I especially love deep plums.
    xo Josie
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  18. you are beautiful ! Beautiful dress highlights your beauty.
    Feel free to me
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  19. The Good Read Necklace is so much fun

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  20. This dress is just darling! Perfect granny chic!

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  21. I love that dress!! super cute color!! it goes well with your skin tone!

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  22. love the blazer and the purse <3

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  23. i absolutely love the back of the dress - and it looks amazing on you. you wear purple quite well.

    <3 katherine
    fashion.kitkatherine.com

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  24. Love the back...it's always a bonus when a dress is not only pretty in the front but also in the back!!

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  25. Its funny - purple was my favorite color too when I was young. And now I only have 2-3 purple items in my closet.

    But this dress is making me crave more purple! ITs gorgeous!

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  26. OMG! I LOVE your dress! Perfect color, perfect print and perfect style. I think I need it. :) You look gorgeous.

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  27. You look absolutely adorable! pink+purple were my 7 year old favorites! Not so much anymore. I love a good pop of one or the other though. Did I miss where that cute blazer is from? love.

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  28. Growing up my favorite colors were blue and pink! They still are. I love the color combination of the two as well. Makes perfect outfits!

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  29. Gorgeous! I think pretty much every color has been a favorite of mine at some point. But my family/friends recently pointed out to me that I buy everything in purple. So I call that my subconcious favorite color. :)

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  30. I've always loved metallic silver for some reason. So specific, i know...


    -kim
    found the route

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  31. love love love this outfit. the pink and yellow go so nice together! :)

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  32. I used to love blue and purple, and ooh I still do :) You look lovely <3

    Meghan

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  33. I love that dress! Super cute. xo, rv

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  34. Mara! Your outfits are always so wonderfully put together! I love looking at your blog for inspiration with so many looks. Love your style!

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  35. That dress is adorable! Love purple :)

    - Sara @ Gameday Stylist

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  36. ♥ This is such a spring & romantic outfit!!! L♥ve it!!!!

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  37. You look gorgeous Mara! that dress is so lovely :) xo Nikki

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  38. I'm a huge fan of purple and this dress is SO beautiful! I adore the pleats & floral print pattern, absolutely perfection!! I also love that you added that yellow bag for some extra colour pop. As for my fave colour growing up?! Purple. And now I'm obsessed with ice blue for home decor and I love to wear red. Smooches! V

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  39. Lovin' the mixture of brights you have here...esp the purple and coral, how lovely together! That dress has got a great cut (low backs are lovely, aren't they?).

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  40. My favorite color changes daily, monthly, and weekly. I am always being impressed by new hues, moods, and tastes! However, I strongly believe that Yellow Handbag might be in my new favorite color range!

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  41. I too shy away from purples but this dress is gorg!

    ~Heather

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  42. so very pretty!
    have a great weekend!

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  43. I definitely like the way you look very pretty dress ..

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  44. Purple used to be my favorite when I was little too, but I don't wear it all too much now. I wonder why. It really does look great on pretty much everyone. This dress you're wearing is beautiful on you!

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  45. so gorgeous xo

    C | www.linenandleaves.blogspot.com

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  46. I love your dress and blazer:)
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  47. Beautiful dress!

    Kisses from Hong Kong,
    Nicole

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  48. Beautiful color dress!

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  49. I love this look!
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  50. I totally wrote about fashion and my 6 year old self today too :) Miss you Mrs. Mara! xoxo

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  51. Such a gorgeous outfit! That dress is beautiful!
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  52. I think the yellow bag is a gorgeous complement to your berry hues!

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  53. That's the cutest dress and the most gorgeous color!

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  54. This dress is perfect on you! Its so pretty!

    x Aliya
    www.hillsidestory.net

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