WIW: Print & Purple

It's a bit warmer this week so am giving a nod to Spring by not wearing black stockings of any kind, just nude micro fishnets.

These faux bare legs are peeking out from under my trusty purple/blue/black/cream print wrap dress. I've topped the dress with my dark purple Amber Sun jacket and added my blue-purple suede booties. For my handbag, I've added my black with cream trim to pick out the cream in the dress.

I haven't paired this dress and this jacket together before - what do you think? As always, all comments/suggestions welcome.

Jacket: Amber Sun
Dress: Attitude by Jay Manuel
Boots: Aerosole
Handbag: Danier Leather (thrifted)

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  • replied 5 years ago

    Cute! I think this looks great Shannon, love how the purple jacket changes the tone of the dress!

  • Thistle replied 5 years ago

    So pretty! Love the handbag with the dress, and the jacket really makes it pop!

    Jealous winter is giving you a reprieve, we have another winter storm warning in effect starting tomorrow. More snow and wind. Yeah?!?

  • Raisin replied 5 years ago

    I love this Shannon. The purple is a nice transition to Spring. Great color, but not too bright yet. I think the dress works well with the jacket.

  • Sona replied 5 years ago

    yummy. great combo. and you had me at " faux bare legs"


  • Diane G replied 5 years ago

    Yes, I think the jacket plays well with the dress. As Raison said the purple is a good transitional shade. Great accessories too. Love!

  • missvee replied 5 years ago

    Lovely colour combination - those booties were a great purchase!

  • Beth Ann replied 5 years ago

    Jealous! Preparing for another storm tomorrow, so it's tights for me!

    Purple is a favorite, always, and purple booties? They look amazing!

  • Day Vies replied 5 years ago

    I love the texture of the dress. It's funny looking at your pics I actually see the purple jacket and boots as a neutral over the vibrant print. Interesting! Is this what they mean by pseudo-neutral?

    Shannon the true mark of a stylish woman is being able to get someone to shift their perspective. (I'm changed!) I enjoy your style because it's very thought provoking for me.

  • Angie replied 5 years ago

    Spring-tastic, Ms. Sometimes Retro! Loving the booties with the colour of the jacket.

    An 11 out of 10 :)

  • Tanya replied 5 years ago

    Purple is my favorite color, so of course I love this! I have those exact same booties and I am never certain if I should consider them purple or cobalt when pairing them with other stuff for outfits.

  • MsMary replied 5 years ago

    We are of one mind today! Love that jacket, and love it on you!!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 5 years ago

    Thanks ladies!

    Angie - can I be both Urban Lady Prince and Ms Sometimes Retro?

    Tanya - I know! The colour of these booties is somewhere inbetween cobalt and purple aren't they? And I find they can look different depending on what I pair them with.

    MaryK - whoo hoo for fab jacket twins!

    Day Vies - I'm honoured :)

  • Tina.b replied 5 years ago

    I love the slight variation in colour between the booties and jacket, so fresh. And perfect paired with that great dress. It reminds me of my new Helmut Lang dress, both the colour and the print. Just gorgeous!

  • Sara L. replied 5 years ago

    I think you look great and the jacket and dress look like a natural combination.

  • Nicole D replied 5 years ago

    You look great! I would love to see the dress on its own too, if you have a shot of that. You have hit the right note of balance between brights and neutrals. You rock!

  • AJ replied 5 years ago

    Beautiful! That is my favorite dress of yours! I have a scarf that is similar in color and print to your dress and I luv to wear it with my purple trench.

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