Month of Purple

My birthday is on Saturday. I turn 23 on the 23rd :D . In honor of my birthday, the month of amethyst (birthstone) and violet (birth flower), I put together a light purple style collage. African Violet also happens to be one of the colors in the Pantone Fashion Color Report Spring 2013.

Purple/lavender is a color I’ve always been told looks good on me, and I think that’s true of most brunettes. Purple is also one of the school colors of my alma mater, so all the more reason to love it.

Click the collage for a larger view.

lavcollage lavender blazer; white lace shorts; purple hair and yellow cardigan; sweater with navy skirt and red tights; purple oxfords; purple skirt with chambray top; skinny jeans and black coat; leopard peplum; neon pink skirt with purple shoes; striped skirt and floral scarf;lying in the grass; purple Minnetonkas;purple, khaki, and camel.

I really love the way light purple looks with that neon pink! I also think it’s lovely paired with mustard yellow or camel. The leopard print looks amazing with the purple, but the black and white stripes are much more my style. I really love the idea of lavender shoes, so I’ll have to be on the look-out next time I’m in a consignment store. BUT that first photo of the lavender blazer might just be my favorite!

Which is your favorite look from the collage? Are there any colors or patterns you particularly like paired with purple that aren’t shown above? Tell me about it in the comments!



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  1. Posted February 19, 2013 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

    That lavender blazer is fabulous! This is great inspiration for spring shopping!
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    • Maggie J.
      Posted February 20, 2013 at 10:14 pm | Permalink

      Your blog is cute! Looks like you do lots of fun DIYs. :)

  2. Posted February 19, 2013 at 10:46 pm | Permalink

    LOVE THIS! Purple is my color! Love ‘the purple Burger King’ in Harrisonburg :) Happy Birthday!!!

  3. Megan
    Posted February 20, 2013 at 10:54 am | Permalink

    I love wearing purple! Everything is adorable, especially love those mocassins :)

  4. Posted February 25, 2013 at 8:06 pm | Permalink

    I don’t wear purple enough, and this collage has made me want to change that! I especially love the girl’s purple hair – it would look horrible on me, but on her it looks fabulous.

    • Maggie J.
      Posted February 25, 2013 at 9:49 pm | Permalink

      I think purple hair is fun and funky,too. I don’t think it’s something I’d ever do (I’ve never treated my hair in any way), but I admire those bold enough to do it. :)

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