Did you know that purple is the official support color for victims of domestic violence? Yep ... much like Pink is to Breast Cancer and Red is to AIDS (anyone smell an SAT question here?).
Aren't you glad we played that game? You learn something new every day!
So in addition to Fridays being casual, we are now encouraged to sport purple at the end of the week to show agency wide support of our clients. This is a policy I can get behind save for one minor problema... I'm not a big purple fan. I'm down with violet and eggplant, but true purple and lavender don't really exist in my closet. I also discovered this morning that, while I do have a few appropriately-hued items in my arsenal (of the aforementioned preferred shades, of course!), they all happen to be the kinds of tops one wears with jeans... which, as you will recall, is a no-no for the agency's attorneys.
I need some black cigarette pants, STAT... or else LEC needs to create an eggplant Heritage cardigan (pretty please, LEC?)!
Here's what I ended up with...
The navy skirt is part of a J.Crew "summer suit" - a cotton chino blend that drives me nutzoid when the jacket and the skirt are paired together because the fabric picks up every speck of dust and errant hair... the pieces are much less frustrating when worn apart (ie: you only have to lint roll half of your body every 10 minutes).
This top is several years old - one of the first things I purchased from Ann Taylor Loft where I thought to myself "hmmmmm, ATL is getting more fashion-y looking!" It's definitely a top that I've only worn before with dark or white denim, but I think the navy pencil skirt worked out okay today... especially for "casual" Friday!
Still loving my LEC canvas flats, although they've received their first smudge :( Still not loving my dirty hexagon bathroom floor.
Violet Rosette Top - Ann Taylor Loft
Navy Cotton Chino Pencil Skirt - J.Crew
Canvas Ballet Flats - Lands' End Canvas
Gold Figure-8 Earrings - gift
Gold Medallion Necklace - gift
Sapphire Ring - gift