Thursday, July 19, 2012

Purple Rain


Purple Rain.  These two words have a symbiotic relationship thanks due to Prince and the album and movie he starred in about a young rock star and his struggles and rise to fame.  I remember watching this movie for the first time and falling in love with Prince's music and the color purple, which remained my favorite color for many years.
So on a recent excursion through town I was thrilled when I happened upon this great purple blouse.  Given my recent polka dot pants debacle from F21 (here) I was skeptical on purchasing anymore clothing items but I am so far pleased with this blouse.
The funny thing is that before heading to F21 I was at the cosmetics counter at Nordstrom browsing through things and happened upon a nail polish from Deborah Lippman called "Call Me Irresponsible".  Now, anyone who knows Frank, Frank Sinatra that is, knows this song and to have a nail polish named after it is great, especially that it was a certain awesome shade of purple.
When paying for the blouse at F21 in passing I thought that it might match the nail polish.  It wasn't until I got home that I saw that they are a perfect match.
In this outfit I didn't feel like going too matchy matchy so I have on another great purplish shade by Orly that I loved so much I put it on my toes.... and who was talking about matchy matchy?
Thinking about the movie Purple Rain had me thinking about the vibe of the 80's and the heavy use of gold chains and door knocker earrings so I knew that I wanted to layer on the gold accessories.  These leopard print pants I got a few weeks back at Zara just gave this outfit the "wild" punctuation it needed.
Have an amazing day!  Wear some purple.

Blouse:  F21
Camisole:  Express
Pants:  Zara
Blazer:  Bebe
Pumps:  Bebe
Handbag:  F21
Watch:  Toy Watch Co.  (I bought mine at Nordstrom but they no longer carry the line)
Necklaces:  F21, H&M (2 layered)
Medallion Necklace:  Kenneth J. Lane from GILT
Bracelets:  H&M, F21, BCBG
Ring:  H&M
Sunglasses:  Local Boutique
Lipstick:  MAC Snob, Stila "Fig" on top
Nail Polish: Orly "Frolic"




  
  


  


  

30 comments:

  1. Love your Style Dana ,you look fabulous! The Shoes ♡ :)

    Wish you a happy Day ,kisses from Vienna!

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  2. Those pants are fierce girl!!

    Amberly D'Anna
    www.asliceofglam.com

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  3. Super cute outfit Dana! I love the leopard pants!

    xo,
    Brandi

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  4. You look so wild! love it!
    kisses!!

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  5. OH, I REMEMBER PRINCE AND HIS MULLET THAT LATER LED TO MINE (HAHAHA!) I STILL THINK PURPLE RAIN IS ONE OF THE BEST SONGS EVER BEEN WRITTEN, THOUGH DESPITE THE EMBARRASSING MULLET. YOU LOOK GREAT IN PURPLE AND THE TOUCH OF GOLD IS SO SO DIVINE! I'LL BE COMING TO LA EARLY OCTOBER AND ONCE THE DATE NEARS WE'LL PLAN SOMETHING :)

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  6. you looks so pretty in purple
    blogwalking here and find your lovely blog, lets follow each others then :D

    xoxo,
    rheapunya.blogspot.com

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  7. Wow someone's looking so fierce & fabulous!

    Rebecca
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  8. Now I have Purple Rain playing in my head, haha! I love how you accessorized your gorgeous purple top with the layered gold jewelery. The 80s vibe you've got going on in this outfit looks fabulous, Dana!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  9. Great song by Prince as your gold accessories Dana :)
    love the entire look,bold and beautiful!!
    kisses

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  10. You look gorgeous
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  11. great outfit you look so pretty ;-) I love the pants ...im your new follower hope you visit mine and follow too.

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  12. Heya darling, you define the word glamorous! I love how you paired purple with leopard and the flash of gold accessories, this is a stellar outfit, I bet you stopped some traffic in it! I really need a pair of awesome animal print pants too. Would you believe that I don't know any songs by Prince! I randomly heard Purple Rain on VH1 once or twice but thats about it!

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  13. Dana...this outfit I could totally see on Donatella Versace or Roberto Cavalli's wife. I don't know what it is but the purple and the leopard are two colours that I associate with those two lines. I love it, and call me irresponsible is a great nail polish colour. I however being the cheapskate that I am prefer to spend no more than $4 on polish... And I really REALLY want mermaid's dream from Deborah.

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  14. Oh gosh I think I want to steal those gorgeous accessories from you!! Together with pants and top!
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  15. Totally same comment as Bess of Bravoe! You so could kick Donatella to the side!

    You look so freakin' fabulous!

    oxo,

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  16. Dana, these pants are HOTT. You look amazing!

    xo, Yi-chia
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  17. lovely look love the jewerly and the bag

    Kisses

    Hannah

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  18. This is such a great outfit!
    I'm loving the leopard pants with a purple top. Great combo.
    And I love all the accessories! You look hot Dana!

    Xo
    Elsa
    Mix and Match the F word

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  19. I like this purple with leopard, it's really chic! and all the jewels give so much brightness to the outfit! Well done Dana!!
    XOXO
    Ylenia

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  20. I love that rich color of purple on you, Dana! I've been working toward wearing richer shades of purple because I just love it when I see it on other people! And re: my bag- I saw the same storage wars as well! Those bags that Dave found were just gorgeous!! I love storage wars!
    :)
    Allison

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  21. I love being matchy matchy! Actually, I'm a little anal about it. LOL You look so glam in this outfit. I feel like you should be standing on a red carpet in these photos.

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  22. i love all the gold accents with this look!!

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  23. Ok so can I come shop in your closet??? You look so amazing! These leopard print pants are so fierce and I love that you wore purple with it. The gold accessories are addition too!

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  24. iti sta foarte bine , frumos par !

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  25. You look great, amazing! animal print combined with violets - this is very unusual and beautiful! I really like it! wonderful weekend!

    xx
    Diana
    http://double-ganger.blogspot.com

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  26. Hot hot hot! You look AMAZING! Love the pants - love the bold purple... you look like a woman on a mission and NOT to be messed with! Just fierce and I LOVE it!

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  27. Wow, you look so fantastic, my dear! I don't own many purple items, but you've got me inspired to experiment with this bold hue! It looks so stunning on you, and I can only admire your fierce and bold sense of style! Simply gorgeous!

    Have a fabulous weekend, my dear!

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

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  28. Ooooh killer pants! Love the leopard mixed with a vibrant purple..so regal and sophisticated...you're totally workin' this look!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

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  29. And this is how a Diva looks like!!!
    Looks amazing !
    New follower

    xxx iris

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  30. Ahhh! You look beautiful in purple!! And I love the backstory for how this all brilliantly came together! Its definitely one of the reasons I come to your blog. You have such fun stories behind these outfits. You really put a life to your clothes. This one is definitely a testament to that. Especially in thinking of gold chains and door knockers earrings! Lol You look so awesome in this outfit. And I love the shade of purple that you went with for this outfit. It really makes it all pop in a different way than the matchy purple would have probably done. :)

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