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color theory: we heart violet

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“The splendor of the rose and the whiteness of the lily do not rob the little violet of it’s scent nor the daisy of its simple charm. If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness.” – St Thérèse of Lisieux

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colors taken from nature, we find, are a constant part of our fashion consciousness. the elegant hue of a blooming violet is no exception. the rich jewel tone has found it’s way into the limelight throughout the eras, from regal kings and queens of centuries past, to the technicolor dreams of the 1960s, to the no-holds-barred styles of the 1980s; and today, where modern silhouettes play with whimsical feminine sensibilities and bold pops of color. the color is always a refreshing pop of spirited brightness, no matter the time of day or time of year. this season we are seeing lots of swoon-worthy new looks that inspire us to take the purple plunge.

some of our favorite looks in violet loveliness (clockwise from top left):

Alice and Olivia’s Porla collared sweater is sweetly whimsical, kept fresh in brightly blocked violet and white.

we of course all love Joan from Mad Menhere, she looks ravishing in one of her signature jewel tones.

Jennifer Garner always wows us, and her violet-hued Gucci look at this year’s Oscars was no exception. we are obsessed!

Carmen Marc Valvo wowed the crowd with this stunning ensemble in his fall/winter 2013 collection.

our pulse is throbbing at these amazing lucite and crystal Orbit earrings by Alexis Bittar.

French Connection makes the best basics with a twist… this faux leather bomber is the perfect classic piece with violet and black color blocking to update a classic.

Vera Wang‘s deliciously detailed suede pumps are on our wish list for holiday parties this year.

Essie makes our favorite long-lasting boldly colored nail polishes. we are wearing Sexy Divide as we speak!

Hobo‘s beautiful leather bags are a constant in our wardrobe… what better way to add to the collection that this Paulette shoulder bag in amazing bright violet.

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Author: erinlindsay

I'm cute and poetic, I create stuff, I am the shiznitt

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