We’re four weeks into the color challenge, and I’m having more and more fun each week. I thought plum might be a bit difficult, mainly because there are so many different shades of purple to sift through in my inventory, but I really don’t think it was that bad. I decided to delve into my inventory rather than searching the grid like crazy this week, so I stuck to my platform and searched my clothing folders for hours. Since I like to mix and match, my plum outfit isn’t really plum through and through, but it does give an overall plum effect. And I kinda like it that way.
The focal piece of the look is the skirt, but I actually started this look with the aubergine Claven Lace Blouse from [Whippet & Buck]. I absolutely love this blouse (and have blogged another color before), and I knew it would be the perfect base for my plum look. Since the blouse is a bit too sheer for this look, and I didn’t want to show any nipple today, I chose a dark blue bra from :: DUTCH TOUCH :: to wear underneath the blouse, which tricks the eyes by giving the appearance of dark purple on the surface. Then I added this awesome HighWaist Skirt from Maitreya, which is one of the most awesome high-waisted skirts on the grid. Seriously… it never gets old. Plus, the lighter plum shade of the skirt creates a nice balance between light and dark plums, and, luckily, I had the matching Allure heels and tights from Maitreya Gold to round out the lower half of the look, so it worked out really well.
For accessories, I started with this awesome Dragon Fly Fabric Necklace from Paper Couture, which adds a fancy pop to the outfit and really dresses up the look. To push the envelope a bit further, I added some more pop with this adorable Stella clutch from [ORTA]. Then I added a cute butterfly ring from > alaMood < (which I think is just MOOD now), which adds the perfect finishing touch to the look. I’ve blogged this Jessica 02 hairstyle from [ 69 ] before, and I absolutely adore it. And, of course, the Laqroki Isabel skin is STILL my skin of choice.
Next week’s color is sepia. I can’t wait!
Full details below…
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Skin: LAQ ~ Isabel 01 [Peach] Glow Skin
Hair: [ 69 ] JESSICA 02 – Dark Mauve
Eyes: -tb- Jejune Sincere Eyes
Eyebrows (tattoo): LAQ ~ [Peach] Brown Eyebrows
Lashes (tattoo): [[Mozz]] Lashes – 04
Dimples (tattoo): L.Fauna Dimples Freckles [Pale]
Blouse: [W&B] Claven Lace Blouse AUBERGINE R
Bra: :: DUTCH TOUCH :: Lingerie Set Blue Bra
Skirt (with belt): Maitreya HighSkirt Blossom
Shoes (with tights): Maitreya Gold * Allure-Tights Eggplant (with Sienna tights/socks)
Necklace: p.c; Dragon Fly Fabric Necklace
Clutch: [ORTA] – Stella clutch in Petal R
Ring: > alaMood < Upon Wings Ring – Pink Blossom
Background Textures: inSight Designs (tinted)