Lookbook: Silk and Lace

I am loving the color purple this season. I’ve been buying and wearing lots of purple tones and this little silk and lace top is the perfect color.

What I’m Wearing:
Cardigan: J. Crew
Top: Forever 21
Jeans: Levis
Shoes: Christian Louboutin


People always ask me how I manage to find such good pieces at Forever 21. It’s not just a matter of picking out good pieces but how you wear it as well. When buying cheap pieces, it’s all about the fit and the fabric. Poor fit will definitely make it look cheap. When I buy from forever 21, I always buy online because I can’t stand shopping at the actual store so I am pretty selective about what I buy (I never return anything). I have found that their silk tops is one of their more well made items so I always feel ok when I buy them.

purple LB

The J. Crew cardigan is adorable, it’s got a little ruffle trim and little rhinestone buttons but it’s wool so it’s so itchy! I usually wear it with long sleeves so I don’t itch all day (the purple top is sleeveless) but I dealt with it since it looked cute with the top.

I bought this pewter belt at Nordstrom recently (and got it in gold as well) and it’s just the perfect color to accent outfits. Funny story is I bought the belt not looking at the size and when I tried it on at home it was WAY too big. So I brought it back a few weeks later to exchange, but couldn’t find it so asked the sales associate if they had any more of them left in a small. She went back and found it and said it was the last one AND it was on sale. Score! Guess it pays to be absent minded and not check sizes! hehe.

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  • Vanessa
    April 13, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    I have to agree about LOVING purple this season. I’m in the same boat! I’m always looking for purple tops or dresses when I go shopping these days. As always loving the outfits and your blog.

  • kelly
    April 13, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    you look so cute! i love your jeans and cardigan. and i know what you mean about itchy wool! argh!

    the purple is so pretty on you! its a great break from the monotony of black and whites

    i hope you have a wonderful week at work!

  • Cupcakes and Cashmere
    April 13, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    the color of that top is fabulous on you and i love how you paired it with that skinny belt!

  • Pop Champagne
    April 13, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    That is a great top! I love the color on you as well 🙂

  • Hanako66
    April 13, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    You look adorable….I am obsessed with J.Crew cardis, I love the fit!

  • J
    April 13, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Really pretty! x

  • freeTEYme
    April 13, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    love purple too! That color looks amazing on you. So chic!

  • Fell4fashion
    April 13, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Such a great look! U always look great! 🙂

  • Triufelis
    April 13, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    You look very pretty, as allways. And I love the colour too 😉

  • ...love Maegan
    April 13, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    SO GREAT!!!! You always look fabulous though 😉

  • courtney
    April 13, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    I LOVE THIS OUTFIT! you have an eye for great pieces and for putting outfits together. i envy you SO much!!

  • Amanda
    April 13, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    I’m all over the purple too! Can’t get enough of it! I love that you shop at F21 on-line… I agree, I usually cannot STAND going through those racks of clothes and I love being able to try on things with different shoes, pants, cardigans, etc- at home, and then I can just return via mail if need be. I sometimes order up a bunch of stuff in different sizes, just so I can be picky-choosy… pay a bit in return shipping, but it’s worth it to me so I can try things on in the comfort of home and ensure it’s really going to fit. Too many impluse buy purchases at the store in the past…

  • issa
    April 13, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    that top is gorgeous!!!

  • Savvy Mode SG
    April 13, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    purple is soooo royal. i really like the jcrew cardigan. it’s will be such a great topper for so mnay outfits.

  • Lainey
    April 13, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    That top is gorgeous!!! I love the color on you! It makes your features pop!

  • Lotus
    April 13, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    love the purple- you look adorable!

  • Veronica
    April 14, 2009 at 12:19 am

    I honest love you look book posts! This one is no exception. You make me want to do my own 😉

  • MizzJ
    April 14, 2009 at 1:28 am

    You look great in that purple! The cardigan is very cute too and I love the little details.

  • autumnmornings
    April 14, 2009 at 1:47 am

    the color is beautiful on you! happy belated easter!

  • KitKat
    April 14, 2009 at 2:54 am

    Thanks for the inspiration. Now I need to spend my lunch break tomorrow looking for purple silk top. Looks so cute on you.

  • Nicole Marie
    April 14, 2009 at 4:09 am

    super duper cute outfit! love the cardigan!

  • K @ Blog Goggles
    April 14, 2009 at 6:13 am

    1. You look awesome. And I totally agree about F21… it takes some searching to find great pieces, but they’re there.

    2. Love that cardi. I wanted it so bad, but have no winter to wear it for! Sad.

  • TigerLily
    April 14, 2009 at 10:54 am

    Wow I just found your blog and I like it really much, can I trade links with you please? ^o^


  • morena
    April 14, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    You look so cute 🙂

  • Couture Carrie
    April 14, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    Purple is my favorite color and you look amazing in this shade! Love that tunic – great f21 find!


  • TigerTem
    April 14, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    FABULOUS outfit ! I’m a huge fan of J Crew cardis and I have stacks and stacks of cardis in my wardrobe, perfect for the cali weather.

  • Chessa!
    April 15, 2009 at 5:14 am

    love it! that color is divine. I’m so into purple too…I have been for a while acutally. I got this gorgeous Nicole Miller dress a few years ago and every once in a while I bust it out…and then I almost forgot about it when I bought a nanette lepore at a saks sale in a similar color! two very different frocks but same incredible color. I love the way this looks on you!

  • God Made Me fuNky
    April 17, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    love the look, the purple looks great especially with the cherry blossoms in the background. Coincidentally i am wearing purple too today!yeah