My favourite purple is a really rich Royal Purple shade. The word "Purple" comes from a rare seashell, the pupura, that they used to grind up to make dye.. the dye was so rare and precious that only the Roman Senators, and the Emperor, and later, the Byzantine Royal Family were allowed to use things that had been dyed with it. Nowadays anyone can don this regal shade, and I'm glad, because I love wearing it.
I have two purple tops on here, they are close enough in tone to go together well, both I have owned for a decade or so. With them is my red chiffon skirt from Crossroads that regular readers will have seen many times before now, a belt over the top, my gold "knot" necklace and a black & gold beaded headband, both from Collette.
On my feet, super cute giraffe print flats sent to me from Crocs, which are both funky and incredibly comfortable to wear.
If you're wondering about where these photos were taken? Well, they are in the very glamorous location of out the back of my yard next to my chook shed. We have this purple-flowering bush that just goes wild if we don't cut it back constantly and at the moment it has reached jungle proportions. It's really quite a nasty thing with itchy leaves and sap... but does have pretty purple flowers :)
With the terrible weather going on up north where I used to live, I feel it would be in very poor form for me to complain about the glorious sunshine that's making me squint in these photos, so I won't.
In the more forgiving light of my bathroom you can see the bright purple makeup I put on. Illamasqua creme eyeshadow, and Illamasqua lip gloss in "Fierce"
Here's some other purple goodies you might want to check out - as usual around here all of these are available in a size 20 or above and ship to Australia.