// Dress: c/o LuLu*s // Tights: Charlotte Russe (old) // Belt: Snagged from another dress // Boots: Vintage //  

I'm crazy about this dress I got from LuLu*s, it's such a good color and the metal collar tabs are super rad in my book. I can't say I own a single other purple dress, but I think I like it! I had to wear my Simpsons tights with it, my years of art classes kicked in and I couldn't avoid dressing up like a color wheel :) This dress looks good over jeans too, which I have to admit I switched over to after taking these pictures. It's been warm here, but not quite warm enough for a sheer dress and tights, haha. 
I feel like everyone else I know has kicked full swing into holiday mode, but I'm lagging behind. Maybe it's the weather, maybe it's the fact that I'm not doing much in the way of presents this year (unemployment doesn't bode well for gift-giving), but I barely feel like Christmas is right around the corner. I guess I have to get into the holiday mindset, though, because my sisters and mom and I are doing a big Christmas cookie baking day next week. We're supposed to bring two batches of our own, and then when we're together we'll make a few more dozen to swap! I'm getting excited, I picked out some fancy looking recipes from Pinterest that I can't wait to try! What's your favorite holiday cookie?
Today I'm spending some time with my sister and nephew, they were out of town for a little while and I need to catch up on baby snuggles :) I hope your day is fabulous! xo


  1. It's so hard to do gifts when jobs aren't really in the December forecast for you (we are two living off one income) and it makes it difficult. I am making recipes for sugar free brownies for my dad as a gift instead of buying something traditional. It's been kind of fun to think outside the box! But anyhow, I love the dark purple with the yellow, fun colored tights are always great when paired with more color in my opinion!

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

  2. I am so in love with this!! Purple is my favorite color & I love it with yellow. Wonderful!!

  3. Purple is such a pretty color on you, girl! I love dressing like a color wheel too so I totally hear ya on that end :) This dress actually looks a lot like a dress I have been envisioning to make - sheer shirtwaist with a matching under slip - so I'm glad to know my theory works in real life haha :)

  4. You look really cute in purple! :)

    I'm looking at a kind of modest Christmas this year, too. Just not feeling like making a huge show of it this year. :/

  5. I'm lagging a little too...here in NJ it's freakshow-warm, so I think that's got something to do with it. Maybe put on some holiday movies to get the mood going? That's what I'm going to do today to hopefully catch decorating fever!

  6. I've been looking forward to Christmas for months, I always do, but now that it is here I'm not feeling particularly excited. I'm going to try and force myself into it by getting my Christmas cards out of the way and do some decorating. Love this colour combination, that purple dress is beautiful xo

  7. That outfit is super bomb--I love the colors together! Somehow my mustard tights got lost in my move and this outfit makes me lament that more than usual.

  8. I love this :) My artsy side kicked in too when I saw this. You did it well!

    xo Ashley

  9. Hot damn, that is an amazing dress and I often layer dresses over jeans and can see how pretty it'd be!!! :D Purple is LOVELY on you!!!

  10. Love this outfit. Purple and yellow/gold are my favourite colour combinations. Adorable!

    Summer x


  11. Super cute outfit, I love that you call those your "Simpson" tights. I found you via Bubby and Bean:) Good luck with your cookies!
    Mavy May Designs

  12. Nice outfit! Colour combination is so cute!!

  13. I just discovered your blog, and I have to say, you're a very beautiful lady. I love your style. You combine the perfect colours!

    On another note, I just wanted to say, I hope things look up for you on the job front. Don't give up. Giving up can only make you feel worse. We all hit roadblocks that make us question who we are and whether we're good enough, and (I think) we prove those insecurities wrong with our ability to persist and keep on keeping on. Something will come together. Just give it time. In the meantime, it seems like you have a pretty rad support system happening over here on SusannahBean. I hope that brings you comfort through these hard times.



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