30 March 2009

March 30th, 2009 § 3 comments

30 March 2009, originally uploaded by academichic.


  • Cardigan- Banana Republic
  • Turquoise Beads – Limited
  • Red-Violet Tee – Forever 21
  • Lace Cami – Banana Republic
  • Brown Trousers – Banana Republic
  • Brown Pumps – Steve Madden


Sometimes I plan out what I am going to wear the night before, often mentally going through my closet as I fall asleep. Other times I think about it while in the shower in the morning. These outfits are usually altered once I start physically pulling the items out of my closet but it gives me a place to start. This morning I was showered, hair and makeup done, half a pot of coffee consumed, 5 papers graded, and I still had no idea what I was going to wear.

I stared at my open drawer and this red-violet top poped out at me so I worked from there – thank you color wheel! I chose neutral pants and shoes because I wanted to look professional for a day of meetings and other campus events but checked the color wheel and saw that red-violet paired with blue-green, and yellow-orange make a triad. I threw on this turquoise necklace and had 2/3 of a triad (although one might argue the amber-brown in the necklace has yellow-orange undertones). The necklace led me to the cardigan of a similar color and voila I was dressed!

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Detail, originally uploaded by academichic.

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§ 3 Responses to 30 March 2009"

  1. Sal says:

    I do the SAME THING! Planning an outfit helps me relax and fall asleep. Love the plum and turquoise together, beautiful.

  2. OMG you totally just inspired me! I just bought a torquise bead necklace 2 weeks ago. It’s not a long one like the beautiful one you are wearing, but I have been brainstorming what to wear with it since.

    I have a purple v-neck like yours, though mine is a deeper plum than yours. And maybe to tie it together I can pair it with a brown cardigan with torquise trim… hmmm..


  3. Diana says:

    I love that color combination! That turquoise necklace is gorgeous.

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