6.08.2011

Daily Threads: Purples





top: j crew, shorts: gap, shoes: c/o modcloth, bag: jessica simpson 
jewelry: kohl's, jess lc, michael kors

Husband grabbed Maeby and jumped in for a family photo. I feel like I should address that a.) he is wearing house shoes outside, b.) cradling Maeby like a baby, and c.) the wind is blowing his shirt causing him to look like an early-stage hunchback.

Also I should note that I am not wearing only one sock; that's a bandage. Sunday afternoon I was cutting into a delicious, bright red watermelon and when I finished I didn't set the knife completely on the counter - so it fell off. Straight into my foot. Like someone held it perfectly above my foot and just dropped it straight down. It was shocking and there was a lot of blood. I wanted to wait it out, but husband insisted on going to the ER. And then I received my first stitches ever. I've been hobbling around the hospital, but I'm definitely feeling better. I took my bandages off tonight - it's bruised and ugly, but the doctor insisted that there would be little to no scaring. I actually would have rather worn nude heels with this look, but heels aren't allowed right now.

On to my outfit - I'm keeping with my monochromatic theme. I'm rocking two shades of purple. Purple is one of those colors that people either love or hate. I never think to name purple as a favorite color of mine, but I always gravitate towards it, and I really like these two shades together. Also, how fabulous is this Jessica Simpson clutch? My MIL, Frannycakes, snagged this gem up at her local Goodwill in Savannah!

25 comments:

Liz said...

You know purple is my favorite color so I know I'm going to be partial to this look. Plus it's simple which I'm also partial to during unrelenting heat in the summer so all in all it's a win/win!

Alexandria said...

Gorgeous gorgeous. I especially love the shorts! I've been thinking about buying them for a little while :) And I'm sorry about your foot! Hopefully it'll be better soon!

Fashion By Alicia said...

Love the look! I hope you heal soon. Take care!

Betsy said...

I have two labs and sometimes they just look so sweet I say "awww, I wish I could hold you like a baby" After seeing this, maybe I should try ;)

Emma said...

Love this outfit! It's romantic without being too sweet.

A tip on scarring: If you're concerned about it, you should try Mederma or some plain vitamin E oil. Mederma is expensive but it works WONDERS, I used it on a scar on my arm (ugly cooking accident, you can probably see it in a lot of my posts) and it's gotten a lot better. It used to be so much uglier, haha.

Melissa said...

OW! Ow, ow, ow! I hope you're feeling much better now, I can imagine that was the least amount of fun you've had in a long time.

Although...I will say that in thinking the bandage was a sock, it really looked pretty cute. Socks and oxfords. :)

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GoodFrameofMind said...

Such a cute look and I love the cute family photo. Hope your foot feels better! THat is such a fear of mine! (dropping a knife!)

CessOviedo said...

Awww cute family picture! I love the two purple hues, and how you kept everything kinda neutral, clutch is great!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Frannie Pantz said...

OMGosh! Glad you're ok. I love this outfit on you--so casual yet chic.

Eclectic Flair said...

You are the Queen of Shorts, Linley! You really rock them like no other!

Ouch, sorry to hear about your foot, hope it's feeling better.

Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

Tyra said...

Meat looks so dang cute! I think I have similar photos of kp and a terrified looking lb.

Emily said...

Oh no! I'm still woring on NOT trying to catch knives when they fall off the counter. It shouldn't happen that often, but it does. Maybe I should work on knife placement first...

kelseywilliams said...

So glad your foot is OK! How scary!

thelifeacademic said...

Oh no -- your poor hoot! I did the same thing earlier this year, but with a cast iron pan instead of a knife. It sucked, so I'm guessing the knife takes it to a whole other level of suck. But fortunately your dog is perfection and I might have to steal her...

Laura said...

Oh no!! I hope your foot heals quickly, and you feel ok!

In other news, I love your shorts! Colored shorts are so perfect for the summertime. Keeps you cool, and still adds a dramatic element to a look.

Tatiana said...

oh my gosh!!! right into your foot?! GAAHHH!! That's awful! Good thing you're all right! Feel better!
Also, this outfit is perfection. Love your blog! It's one of my favs. Keep it up!
xoxo
Tatiana
simplytatiana.tumblr.com

Natasha said...

Love your shades of purple! That clutch is amazing..great job MIL! Bummer about your foot..for a second I totally thought you were rocking the 1 sock look..haha..well I just though the other sock was hiding in your shoe, thank goodness you clarified otherwise there would have been a bunch of fashion bloggers wearing only one sock!

Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired

Meg said...

Super cute! I love that clutch!

MEGAN LAND
xx

Meg said...

Super cute! I love that clutch!

MEGAN LAND
xx

Kristin said...

This is too cute. I'm loving all the purple!

Xo, Kristin

Amanda said...

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liveworkstyle said...

love the shades of purple!i can feel your pain sister, I just recently healed from a sprained ankle incident and had to wear flats for about 2 weeks. not so easy when it comes to office wear, but always best for you in the long run. feel better and take it easy!! xo

M

nofindersfee said...

Eek! Glad you don't have to be on crutches -- those suck. I like the outfit with those shoes anyway. Hope your foot feels better soon!

The Pretty Life Anonymous said...

You are killing me with those shorts! I ADORE that color! So pretty.

kimmie said...

Ouch. Hope your foot heals up quickly!

And your picture with your husband is too funny. From the fact that you guys are standing kind of awkwardly apart, to his shoes, to the way he's holding Maeby, to the puffy shirt, to your expression, and Maeby "waving" at the camera, it's just all too cute.