Jun 30, 2009

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
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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.
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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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44 comments:

  1. 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!!

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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 :)

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  4. 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! :)

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

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  6. 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!

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  7. I think purple is ALWAYS good!

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

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

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  10. 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.

    ~Ela
    Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comments :)

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  11. 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.
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  12. 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.

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  13. 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

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

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  15. 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!

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

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  17. 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.

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

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

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  20. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

    I especially love your hair today...so pretty!

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  27. 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.

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  28. yep...purple is definitely your color. :)

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  29. i like the colors! beautiful, unexpected combination

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  30. Oh that french twist is soo pretty! Totally chic outfit. :)

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  31. 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

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

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  33. 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!

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  34. adding that belt is the perfect contrast. love it.

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

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  36. 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 ;)

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  37. 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! :)

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

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

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  40. fab! fab! fab! looking gorgeous as ever!

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  41. LOVE THIS!

    xo
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  42. Love your dress with your cardigan
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    Emilie

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