Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Ode to Summer

It's that time of year again--I'm hanging onto any piece of summer that I can.  Today, it was hanging on to the colors that inspired my flowers this year--PURPLE AND ORANGE.  Call me crazy, but I love this color combination and I wore it today.

On the color thing, purple and orange are actually complimentary colors meaning they go well together.  This jacket is very purple--in these pictures it looks more blue.  The jacket is a boiled wool with a little belt in back.  (Marshall's--$29.)   



The jacket is more shapely than it appears in this picture, and the tee underneath is actually more of a peach than an orange.  I did try on a more orange top, but it was the wrong shape. 
 My sunglasses are a very light orange--a tinting of the shirt really.  (Sorry about the backlight--will get better with the photos--today was first day outside--)






This was part of my inspiration~I also had annual pots that were orange and purple!







Are you hanging on to summer like me or embracing the fall?

7 comments:

  1. It's gonna be over 80 today, so I mixed fall colors with a summer look. Hoping to get a pic up on my blog today.

    Love that jacket (I'm a sucker for boiled wool jackets)...and you look great in a boatneck top (not a look that works on me.)

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  2. Nice combination of colors and pieces. Could you wear tights with those jeans?

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  3. So good to see you out of the house and playing with your camera. I have several boiled wool jackets that are BIG favorites of mine, though most of mine aren't vivid color. You're lookin' good.

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  4. Too bad it's almost not shorts weather anymore -- those shorts, or pants, or whatever are the perfect length for you!

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  5. The knee shorts are absolutely gorgeous on you! I love your bold use of color......you are fearless with your hues and it really works! I'm still playing with my camera too. Got to get the lighting just right.

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  6. Purple is actually one of my favorite colors for all times and it really works with orange! The shorts are really great looking! I have lots of purple for fall and though I live in sun city USA, I am happy to jump into a new season....fortunately I can find both of these colors on the other side!!
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  7. Still~will check out your post! Boatnecks are very versatile for me--I'm always surprised when they don't work for someone else....
    Lisa~I think they are too tight to wear tights (lol)
    Terri~ Having lots of trouble with the lighting tho~and todays wasnt any better :@
    Rose~My feelings exactly!!!!
    Elegant~and black and white works like a color for you! I think these are pedal pushers or clam diggers from the past~
    Over 50...Love purple also--Ihave a purple front door and took a pic ofthat but didnt post it. Will you be posting outfits in purple? Love to see them!

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