Tuesday, April 27, 2010

WWJW: A fuchsia treat.

There is nothing wrong with what I wore today, lovies. In fact, it's my favorite dress to wear to work because it's one of the only ones that's decent in my closet (i.e., isn't up the butt). It's cute and comfortable, and we all know how much I love my jacket.

BUT.

I got something fun and pretty in the mail today-- something I've been debating over for the last, oh I dunno, month or two. Its not surprising I do that with bag purchases, because I don't make many of those. I'm not a bag-lady. I own a few and I wear them until they rip to shreds (literally-- used a nice leather Juicy Couture purse until the metal wore down and broke. Literally, metal broke. Granted, I used it daily for YEARS). So when I started thinking about a nice clutch for Vegas, I knew it would take me a while to decide. Not that there were any other contenders, really. I just don't buy many bags. It's always a tough thing for me, but I'm pleased with the results. It's small but the leather is very soft, the color is a deep raspberry, and best part-- despite the bright color, it goes with a lot.  It transforms from day to night with a quick unfastening of a strap and fold of a handle. Simple, elegant and easy. Perfect for me and my non-bag-obsessed ways. So anyway, the moment I opened the package I knew I had to try it on with a pretty lacy and ruffly outfit. :)  Here we go...


:::WHAT I ACTUALLY WORE:::

Dress: Francesca's Boutique
Jacket: F21 Articulate Jacket
Necklace: blue pearl, gift from Hubs
Shoes: BCBG Max Azria reptile slides

:::WHAT I WANTED TO WEAR:::

Skirt: F21 lace skirt
Tank: F21 purple ruffle tank
Sweater: J Crew rose corsage cardigan
Belt: F21
Necklace: The Limited
Shoes: MICHAEL Michael Kors metallic heels
Purse: Foley + Corinna Disco City, in fuchsia (courtesy the lovelies at Shopbop, a fab sponsor!)

(p.s. Am I the only one who not just has trouble spelling "fuchsia," but also feels slightly perturbed at the odd spelling?)

16 comments:

  1. You always look so put-together! I actually own that jacket now ;) I saw it at Forever 21 about three weeks ago and had to have it because it fit me so well.
    That raspberry purse is beautiful. So happy you found a bag you like!

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  2. OMG, I die over your new bag!! It is insanely gorgeous!! Shopbop gave you that bag? Lucky lady!
    I love both your outfits today too!

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  3. I am a humongous Foley and Corinna/Anna Corinna fan! I have a black bag that I have worn to bits but i just can't let it go! I love your new little fuchsia bag, it's perfect!

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  4. amber's notebookApril 27, 2010 at 6:02 PM

    Such a cute new bag!! And I love both outfits, cute! The weather must still be nice there, the weather took a turn here.

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  5. Lovely jacket!!! Great outfits!

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  6. Gah I freakin' LOVE that new bag!! Love love love it! And both outfits are super cute on ya (I'm digging the second one's color combos and textures the most ... but I also love those BCBG shoes you have there in the first outfit too!).

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  7. Love the 2nd outfit to death, seriously... the whites, the lace, the navy, gold accessories, and punchy hot bag = perfection!

    i'm soo jealous about your shopbop score!!

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  8. Love the 2nd outfit!!! Tres chic! Fuschia bag totally makes it!

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  9. love the outfits, but the second is my favorite...i actually have the same skirt! but i like how you styled both of them :)

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  10. Oh gorgeous bag. I think that is such a pretty color and like you said, very versatile. I think you will be pleased with the Foley + Corinna bag. I have a red patent one and I love it.

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  11. Justine! Both of these looks are GORGEOUS! I love that bag too. Thanks for the post!

    Check out my giveaway this week!

    -Amanda
    (The Pretty Pauper)
    www.prettypauperstyle.blogspot.com

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  12. great bag :) I too am not a purse person...I tend to use the same one for a long time so I always buy something pretty neutral

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  13. You got your bag!!! I'm so excited for you! It is super duper adorbs.

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  14. Yea! I'm so glad you got that bag; I luuuurve it! And yes, I always have to spell check *scrolls up* fuchsia, and yes, even spelled correctly, it looks 'tarded. chs? Really? REALLY?!

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  15. you got the bag! i love it in fuchsia (and dont worry i have issues spelling it too cuz). it looks really cute on you - i especially love how it looks with the long strap. can you wear it cross body?

    www.bootiesbagsbaubles.blogspot.com

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  16. I went into Francesca's for the first time the other day. They have the cutest things. love your second outfit.

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