Fresh Autumnal Work Style

So yes. Today’s looks features a fresh purple sweater top with subtle ruching at the neckline. The top is belted and worn over an A-line wool skirt. T-strap pumps complete the outfit.

Top—Banana Republic
Shoes—Tahari via Marshalls
Belt—The Limited


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  1. September 29, 2008 / 2:04 pm

    purple is definitely the color of the season. Love that top.

  2. September 29, 2008 / 2:47 pm

    A great top, and I realize that your hemline is a bit longer. I like it in a skirt like that.


  3. September 29, 2008 / 3:17 pm

    This outfit has a 1940’s feel and yet really modern. Love it!!

  4. September 29, 2008 / 4:26 pm

    nice sweater. i like ruching.

    i just cam back from buying a zipper in that exact purple color. i really have no use for it, but i wanted to buy a zipper and that was the first color that attracted me.

  5. September 29, 2008 / 8:17 pm

    Love those heels and yes purple is an amazing color! If you get a chance i just launched my boutique at

    Let me know what ya think!



  6. September 29, 2008 / 10:07 pm

    i looove that purple top

  7. September 29, 2008 / 11:28 pm

    Sweet. I love the proportions.

  8. Anonymous
    September 30, 2008 / 1:17 am

    It is so great too see so many sistas with such style. Down here in Mississippi the fashion scene is so boring.

  9. September 30, 2008 / 9:03 am

    Love the top and especially your heels 馃榾


  10. October 1, 2008 / 9:06 pm

    That purple top is the bomb! I love it! Purple/plum and fuschia are popping up all over this Fall.

  11. October 2, 2008 / 12:11 am

    Fashion Guru: Yes and it is a favorite color of mine. So, I am happy! So many choices!

    Seeker: Good catch. I rarely wear skirts longer than my knee because they make my legs look shorter than they already are. But, this skirt is an old old old favorite of mine.

    La Belette Rouge: Ooh nice. I am so inspired by the 1940s.

    Fly Tie: Wow. A zipper in that color must look fantastic! I can’t wait to see what you do with it.

    Toni Alexis: How exciting for you! I will check it out for sure.

    Amina: It is a pretty color and made the top stand out in the BR sale rack 馃檪

    Enc: Thanks. I am loving the idea of cinching my waist too much these days.

    Anonymous: Thank you! I haven’t been to Mississippi yet, but Kentucky is not too inspiring either. I am trying to reserve judgment since I haven’t been here long. Lol.

    Penny-pinching-princess: The lovely t-straps were a fabulous find at Marshalls earlier this year.

    Lil Midget: I appreciate you stopping by!

    Torrance Stephens: Large! Ha. Actually, I am hella busy over here. I will stop by your spot and see what you been up to.

    Diana Coronado: Thanks!

    Budget Chic: Yes, yes, yes! I love those colors.

  12. October 3, 2008 / 4:00 pm

    Fresh & Fab: So right. It is the same belt though. The angle of the second photo somewhat hides the buckle.