13 May 2009

May 13th, 2009 § 14 comments

13 May 2009, originally uploaded by academichic.


  • Purple Cardigan – Gap Outlet, remixed
  • Skirt – Anthropologie, remixed
  • Brown Tee – H & M, remixed
  • Brown Sandals – Steve Madden
  • Brown Woven Belt – F21, remixed
  • Amber Jewelry – gifts


This outfit is very much inspired by the lovely Bella over on w-r who sported two great purple and brown combos this week!

I think of both purple and brown, and especially as a pair, as more fall colors but loved seeing Bella rock the color combo with walking shorts on a sunny day by the water. I’ve gone with a lightweight skirt, heeled sandals, and a woven belt to keep this look springy and fresh.

I am quite happy to have a belt back too, so I thought I would share one of my belt tricks with you. With this woven belt, I use a brown bobby pin to secure the hanging excess to the bottom layer of belt. It holds quite well on this light weight woven material and helps create a less bulky look than just tucking the end in, as I often do.

Yay for Belts!, originally uploaded by academichic.

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§ 14 Responses to 13 May 2009"

  1. Richard says:

    This is a nice look for you, but then I’ve yet to see one that wasn’t.

    Let me apologize beforehand for this…but…wouldn’t you know it’d be a guy who’d catch this..uh..you might want to check what kind of pin it is you use on your belt.


  2. admin says:

    Ha, ha! Thanks Richard!

  3. Clare says:

    You look great here…and I think purple and brown can be very springy! I especially love the rich color of your cardigan.

  4. Kaylyn says:

    What a great cardi! The rich color is so nice. And thanks for sharing the belt trick!

  5. Sal says:

    Is there a bobby pin joke I’m missing? I do the same thing with my woven belts!

  6. admin says:

    Sal – I misspelled bobby pin but have since edited it – use your imagination! :)

  7. Kimberly says:

    Good idea with the bobby pin. I sometimes use clear hair elastics too for belts that are a bit too long.

    Great color combo and I agree, Bella comes up with some great ones!

  8. Trisha says:

    Great color combination. Love the outfit and thanks for the tip. Most of my belted looks are with belts that are way too long.

  9. Diana says:

    I love your trick with the woven belt and bobby pin. I like this color combo too.

  10. Jane says:

    Great colour on you and the neckline is perfect.

  11. Workchic says:

    Great tip about the belt. I am definitely going to try it. Love the Purple and Brown color combo!

  12. Mervat says:

    These colours are gorgeous. Perfect for Autumn down uner ;)

  13. Mervat says:

    Sorry, I meant down under!

  14. [...] bit bulky or messy, respectively, something I did not want for this look. Today I pulled out one of my favorite tricks – I used a brown bobby pin to hold the loose end flat against my body. This only works for [...]

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