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Purple and Navy

I wore this outfit to a party a few weeks ago and then recreated it for the photo shoot you see here.  I’m posing in a local alley in front of graffiti for real this time.

I thing the strapless navy dress is pretty fabulous with its bit of lace trim at the bottom. It’s simple but unusual.  Still, if it had cost more than $10 I would probably never have gotten it.  When I’m shopping I’ll look at the price tag and ask myself, “Is this (insert price here) good?”. If the answer is “yes” then I’ll buy it, but if the answer is “no” I wont.  Some things are worth their full retail price because I know I’ll wear them over and over again, but many things are just too crazy to buy unless they’re on sale or second-hand. This whole outfit cost less than $50 and even though I like the pieces, I would never have gotten any of them had they not been a bargain. When I saw the dress I considered it carefully, thought about the shortness of the skirt, the strapless top, and the general inappropriateness style, and then I thought to myself “Is it $10 good?”

Heck yeah.

  • Tights – Nordstoms on sale
  • Shoes – Nine West on sale
  • Dress – Thrifted from The Buffalo Exchange
  • Purse – Hobo, on sale at Nordstroms
  • Watch – on sale at Gilt.com

So, the skirt is crazy short and the tights are crazy bright, but I love the way the colors compliment each other. The purple keeps the navy from looking too boring, and the navy keeps the outfit from looking too wild.

What do you think of this color combination? Have you been wearing any purple recently? Ever buy anything just because it’s fun and cheap?



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