Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Plum Pop

Although I was tempted to channel my inner Captain Casual again today, I wanted to wear my Karina Dresses dress one more time before the giveaway* closes.  I almost went with all black, but decided instead to do a pop of plum:

I paired my black dress (courtesy of Karina Dresses) with a black blazer (Gap Tall), plum tights and black wedge booties (Nine West “Peekaboo” via Piperlime).  And I added a brass and crystal necklace (Special Portland) to add some interest up top.  The plum tights, of course, add interest to the bottom of the outfit.

I have to say that, although I do love brightly colored tights, I think my plum tights have proven to be the most versatile.  They add color on days where I don’t necessarily want to add COLOR but want a little something.  If you’re still on the fence about colored tights, try plum, burgundy, rust or olive – they’re easier to incorporate into a neutral wardrobe than bright tights.

*What’s this?  You didn’t know I was hosting a giveaway?  Well, I am.  Karina Dresses was kind enough to provide me with this lovely dress and are going to provide one of my fabulous readers with a lovely dress of their own.  Interested?  You can enter, and find a discount code for $30.00 off, here.  But hurry; the giveaway closes tomorrow night at midnight, PST.

And, that’s it for me this week.  I have the rest of the week and next Monday and Tuesday off.  I’ll be working on a project, catching up on my mending, finally putting my clothes away and hiking in Eastern Oregon.  I’ll try to take pictures of the interesting stuff.

I hope everyone has a fabulous New Year!



  1. Gracey!

    Love this outfit! I too have worn my burgundy tights with three outfits this week alone! I think they are so great! Thanks for another interesting post! I LOVE Gap tall : )


  2. You look beautiful- I have a similar pair of plum tights and they look great with all black! I didn't know there was a Gap tall in blazers (and I used to work there!)

  3. cute! love the plum tights :-)


  4. i was looking at fall collections today, & the plum pop of color tights are very on trend, but you already knew that, i bet. didn't ya gracey?

  5. As much as I love colors, I have to say that I adore deep colored accessories and tights because they go with EVERYTHING, I swear. You used your tights well here, I do declare.

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  7. I'm glad you added the pop of's super, super cute! I've found my burgandy tights to be the most versatile as well...something about the colour just lends itself well to any outfit. It doesn't overwhelm, but adds interest. Love them on you!

    <3 Cambria

  8. plum is my favorite color of tights, also love forest green, blue shades and of course black and brown...pdog


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