Lookbook: Purple Tones

I don’t tend to do a lot of tones together. I like to wear contrasting colors more often, however when I paired this purple dress with this pink-purpley cardigan, I really liked it and then to add another tone, I paired it with the reddish shoes to bring out the pink in the cardigan.

What I’m Wearing:
Cardi: Michael Stars
Dress: Forever 21
Shoes: Christian Dior
Belt: Nordstrom

As always, in love with the belt. Sometimes it’s fun to add belts to things that don’t really need belts. I’ve never seen a belt as something to hold up my pants. I see it as an accessory that adds to the outfit. With the empire waist of this dress the belt adds a nice touch to accent the higher waist. I did my hair in a side french twist and just pinned the end of the braid at the nape of my neck to hold it in place and keep the hair out of my face. My advice to do this hairstyle is to curl your hair first so that you hair has a bit of texture to hold the braid in place.


I just learned this term “FOTD” which means Face of The Day. So here is my FOTD! Come back tomorrow for the tutorial.


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  • kelly
    June 30, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    oooh you look so cute!!! I think the colors you chose are so complementary and the silver belt just makes everything POP! That's the perfect outfit to wear day or night!!

  • The Haute-Shopper
    June 30, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    That's a great outfit… I think there's still contrast there – it's just that you chose hues that matched and that complement each either but the cardigan is more subtle than the dress so they work really well together. Love the belt as well… I agree it's the perfect accessory.

  • Tara Diane
    June 30, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    You look like a very pretty grape! haha. Completely kidding! I love the colors together a lot, it doesn't look like purple overkill like one would expect. Very pretty 🙂

  • ashley.star
    June 30, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    I love wearing monochromatic colors together. 🙂 Tiffany, you are petite like me. Please, please PLEASE do a post about how to wear belts as well as you do. I feel like they're essential for defining a small figure, but cannot figure out how to pull it off! 🙂

  • Kristin
    June 30, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    Your lashes look amazing! And you do rock the heck outta your belts!

  • Electric Electic
    June 30, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    I love the mix of colors but I really think that it you had belted the cardigan and the dress together, the look would be a little sleeker. I'm not some kind of fashion expert but the silhouette is kinda off. Love your FOTD though!

  • WendyB
    June 30, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    I think purple is ALWAYS good!

  • Savvy Mode SG
    June 30, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    i like your mix of tone on tone. ps. i just want to comment on those beautiful long lashes…. : )

  • Iva
    June 30, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    you are sooo cute!! those colors are amazing on you!!

  • Tracey Ellle
    June 30, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    gorg outfit.. love it

  • Linda
    June 30, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    Love the shoes!

  • Ela
    June 30, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    Purple hues look fabulous on you (older posts as well)! Loving those shoes & your FOTD is super cute 🙂

    You & your hubby take such beautiful pictures, so talented.

    Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comments 🙂

  • There's a fashionista somewhere deep inside
    June 30, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    perfect! Just enough contrast to keep it from being boring. And the colors all work so well together. And I wish I had you hair, haha.

  • MizzJ
    June 30, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Very cute, I like how you matched the tones together. That belt look awesome, I agree that it's more of an accessory than a necessity to hold up pants! The comment about belting it around your cardigan is a good alternate idea too.

  • graceful nichole
    June 30, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    I love it all! I think the belt would look cute outside of the cardigan too (belt the dress and cardigan together) it's a very Pacific NW style! Cute cute cute

  • candacerose
    June 30, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    Super cute outfit! Purple is definitely one of my favorite colors!!

  • ...love Maegan
    June 30, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    I love all the colors …I'm not so good with that either though …usually, it's one color and black or a neutral …I'm trying to mix it up though. I also have a hard time mixing patterns but some do it so well. This is great on you. And your hair is adorable!

  • Lady Jane
    June 30, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    What I would give for your hair!!!!! Look adorable as always!!

  • Delectable Swank
    June 30, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    I love your hair! (I am echoing the comments of many others here but it always looks so good!) I also love the shoes and the belt.

  • Lily G.
    June 30, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    I love adding a belt to dresses. It just makes it so much stylish and gives you more shape!


  • HiFashion
    June 30, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    That dress looks great on you and goes so well with the pink cardi.
    Your ahir looks amazing as well.

  • Glazey Baby
    June 30, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    aww ur so cute "FOTD" term!! I swear you can pull off any outfit for a petite girl! And the side braid thing? GAWJUSSSSSSSS lol I love to do that to my hair its so fun and flirty!

  • Cupcakes and Cashmere
    June 30, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    that sweater balances out your dress perfectly and i can't believe it's F21!

  • Mrs. Lovers Knot
    June 30, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    The outfit is cute! Your hair goes perfectly with the outfit.

  • Kellie
    June 30, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Loving the purples! I agree w/ the belt statement too. They are for accessories not holding up your pants/skirt/etc!

  • Diane
    June 30, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    so cute! and i too LOVE that belt! it bring the whole outfit to another level

  • Elizabeth Marie
    June 30, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    That color looks great on you! Wow forever is so stepping it up! Your hair and make-up=gorgeous!!

  • Hanako66
    June 30, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    you look adorable, I love everything and you are the BEST and mixing high and low:)

    I especially love your hair today…so pretty!

  • kelly
    July 1, 2009 at 12:02 am

    ok tiffany i'm totally stalking your blog again. i think how you wore it is perfect. The dress fits your body perfectly. i think belting it with your cardigan would just make it bulky on top.

  • Chessa!
    July 1, 2009 at 12:06 am

    yep…purple is definitely your color. 🙂

  • alissa
    July 1, 2009 at 12:12 am

    i like the colors! beautiful, unexpected combination

  • The Style Rules
    July 1, 2009 at 12:13 am

    Oh that french twist is soo pretty! Totally chic outfit. 🙂

  • tiffany2stylish
    July 1, 2009 at 12:52 am

    Thank you all for your nice comments!

    ashley.star – you are too sweet. I will try to do a post on belts and how to wear them. will try to get a few outfits together for it! thanks for the suggestion.

    And all who suggested I belt over the cardigan, to be honest, it doesn't look great that way. To belt over the cardigan, the belt looks better at my natural waist and not underneath the bust. It, like Kelly pointed out, would create too much bulk. It's all about proportions! 🙂

    If you want to see how I wear my belt over my cardigan check out my "brown & gold" lookbook

  • Onada Photography
    July 1, 2009 at 1:25 am

    i love the entire outfit including your hair and make up. you look amazing!!

  • TheBeautyFile
    July 1, 2009 at 2:58 am

    Love this look! I would never have guessed that the dress is F21….I love what you did with the belt & how you did your hair…So professional and trendy!

  • saralovesshoes
    July 1, 2009 at 3:55 am

    adding that belt is the perfect contrast. love it.

  • drollgirl
    July 1, 2009 at 4:39 am

    i don't think i would have thought of that color combo! but it looks fantastic!

  • Style Porn
    July 1, 2009 at 5:09 am

    Wow, I love how you combined different tones of purple! And I love the look of adding a belt to an outfit, but I have this weird problem where I totally can't digest my food when I wear anything around my waist! Oh well, I guess that's a personal problem 😉

  • yingyangmom
    July 1, 2009 at 8:16 am

    love the dress! w/ what it's paired, it looks very expensive! i recently went dress shopping and was quite surprise of the items I found at Target. For the price of 1 dress I would've bought at a department store, I bought 4 at Target! I felt like I won the lottery! 🙂

  • Keith
    July 1, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Wonderful photos. You look fantastic. I really like what you're wearing.

  • jukejka
    July 3, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    I love F21, especially their dresses ! Your dress is sooo gorgeous!

  • freeteyme
    July 6, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    fab! fab! fab! looking gorgeous as ever!

  • Diabolina Da Fashionista
    July 7, 2009 at 12:10 am


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  • Emilie
    July 10, 2009 at 10:35 am

    Love your dress with your cardigan