Purple Haze in Fashion & Fancy Friday linkup

purple haze

Yes Jimmy Hendrix sang about it on Woodstock but I mean a total different purple haze! I’ve said before that I hardly ever buy anything in the first two months of the year. When I was still working I always hated the transition collections. Always so boring. And I’ve often had that I bought something new too quickly for the spring, and then it took a long time before I could wear it, due to the weather. And if I could finally wear it, I often didn’t like it anymore.

In love with purple haze, the shades that is….

purple blouse and lilac skirt

But by the end of March it starts to itch me and I feel like buying new clothes. I love the spring collections the best! But I really can’t find anything! But really! What’s the matter with Zara, only the teens count there? And why is everything so basic at other stores. Not that I always wear those creative outfits, but I just don’t feel it. Since my hunger for shopping will have to be satisfied, I bought a lot of second-hand items. Great to browse those sites!

The best thing is that you can just search for what you have in mind and what you cannot find in the regular stores. And then I still have to search for a long time, but in the end I usually find what I have in mind! That never happens to me when I shop the regular shops online. For example, I was looking for a purple top to wear on this lilac skirt, which is pre loved too. And could not find a nice one at all. I didn’t know what kind of top I was looking for, but I did know the color it had to be.

Styling a pleated skirt with a ruffled blouse as a purple haze

purple haze

And so I found this Gerard Darel blouse at Vinted. That is the site I browse a lot for my pre loved items. I like the kind a frumpy ruffles of the blouse. And of course a pleated skirt can be frumpy too. Can you imagine I wear this skirt and blouse with black pumps. Gosh no. So for a cooler and more modern look I opted for sneakers. With a very small lilac belt, a lilac ring and purple/pink statement earrings. Don’t you just love my purple haze!

purple haze

white sneakers under a pleated skirtpurple haze outfit

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76 Comments

    • nancy
      Author
      7th May 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Katie! Have a great weekend!

  1. 7th May 2021 / 18:22

    What a great monochromatic outfit! the shades of purple go so well together! nice second hand finds!

    Thanks for the link up πŸ™‚

    Hope that you have a nice weekend ahead of you!

    • nancy
      Author
      7th May 2021 / 18:22

      Yes indeed! Thanks Mica!

    • nancy
      Author
      7th May 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Yvonne, have a great day!

  2. 7th May 2021 / 18:22

    Nancy,you crack me up! I agree with you though, transition collections are boring and by March I am ready for spring clothes and do a lot of shopping. Pleated skirts can be frumpy but never on you – you are too stylish for that. This purple hase is o pretty and modern on you!
    xo,
    Kellyann

    • nancy
      Author
      7th May 2021 / 18:22

      Oh thank you very much! I am so happy you say that! Thanks lovely woman!

    • nancy
      Author
      7th May 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Kathrine!

  3. Andrea Nine
    7th May 2021 / 18:22

    You’re hip and fresh and I love the purple and the pleats!!

    • nancy
      Author
      7th May 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Andrea!

  4. 7th May 2021 / 18:22

    Well done on your great recycle finds , the colours look wonderful on you Nancy. Many thanks for hosting.

    • nancy
      Author
      7th May 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Jill!

    • nancy
      Author
      7th May 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Jill!

  5. 7th May 2021 / 18:22

    Nancy, this outfit is so fabulous! Made even more so by the fact that they are preloved pieces! I love purple and the monochromatic look is so pretty on you. I have been searching for ruffly blouses like this for such a long time and I can never find any in the thrift shops. But I keep looking! Eventually I will find exactly what I want. Such a fun outfit to kick off the weekend, my friend!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

    • nancy
      Author
      7th May 2021 / 18:22

      Oh I know you will! Thanks Shelbee, have a great weekend!

  6. 7th May 2021 / 18:22

    Love this outfit, Nancy. Such a beautiful skirt πŸ™‚ Thanks for hosting.

    • nancy
      Author
      7th May 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Claire!

    • nancy
      Author
      7th May 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much! Have a great weekend!

  7. 7th May 2021 / 18:22

    As you already know, I adore lilac and don’t have a skirt in that colour, although I am always looking! Have a good weekend x

    • nancy
      Author
      7th May 2021 / 18:22

      I am sure you will find one as you always find such great skirts!

  8. 7th May 2021 / 18:22

    You look great in lilac and purple, its a colour I don’t wear really. Nice to see more summery styles here Nancy. Jacqui x

    • nancy
      Author
      7th May 2021 / 18:22

      No we need the sun! Haha, it still bloody cold. I also never wear purple but I love lilac!

  9. 7th May 2021 / 18:22

    I am huge fan! Love that skirt and score on second hand shopping. I am with you on the trends this year. I feel like instead of beating the COVID life blues, we just leaned right into them with fashion. I do like basics but there is soooooo much neutral out there that I don’t need to buy a full closet full of it. Hahaha. I actually found this year that I had a lot of items that I still love so normally I purge a ton but this year I only parted with a couple items here and there.

    Have a fantastic weekend!

    bosbodaciousblog.blogspot.ca

    • nancy
      Author
      8th May 2021 / 18:22

      Indeed! That’s the good side of Covid! Thanks love!

  10. 7th May 2021 / 18:22

    You look so pretty in purple nancy. I love the skirt!

    • nancy
      Author
      8th May 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Chrissy!

  11. 7th May 2021 / 18:22

    Nancy you have the best skirts- this one is divine and in my favourite colour!!! Btw…come on by when you get a chance- I featured you! xx

    • nancy
      Author
      8th May 2021 / 18:22

      Yes thanks Lucy! I was late because I don’t get any notifications of your blog!

  12. 7th May 2021 / 18:22

    Love it! Pumps would be SO wrong here! (At least for YOUR personality!) Pumps would look very polished princess, a fabulous look if that’s what you are going for… Glad you found your purple blouse!

    • nancy
      Author
      8th May 2021 / 18:22

      Indeed, it would look great on Victoria Beckham, not on me!

  13. 7th May 2021 / 18:22

    That’s a lovely colour on you Nancy. I know what you mean about seasonal dressing. I have summer items waiting to be worn but I’m still in winter wear! I will get bored too xx

    • nancy
      Author
      8th May 2021 / 18:22

      Haha, yes horrible isn’t it! I’ll bet you and Dee want to enjoy your new garden by now!

    • nancy
      Author
      8th May 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you!

  14. 7th May 2021 / 18:22

    I love purple and this monochrome outfit looks great on you! Finding two pre-loved pieces that blend so well in this color was very good luck and savvy shopping! Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for the link up!

    • nancy
      Author
      8th May 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Di, it was a hard search to find the blouse with the skirt!

    • nancy
      Author
      8th May 2021 / 18:22

      Yes I agree! I also found a perfect navy jacket!

  15. 7th May 2021 / 18:22

    This inspires me to get some purple!! LOVE it and the earrings and sneakers you styled it with! Lizzy looks like a garden dream!

    • nancy
      Author
      8th May 2021 / 18:22

      Yes she does! Thanks Heather!

  16. 7th May 2021 / 18:22

    I love the juxtaposition of the ruffled blouse and pleated skirt with the white sneakers. Such a fun look. The two purples are gorgeous together.

    • nancy
      Author
      8th May 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much!

  17. 7th May 2021 / 18:22

    Great look, Nancy. You were so smart to choose white sneakers for your footwear. And talk about the odd time shift between weather and what season the stores are selling for, magazines are already talking about F/W styles and trends. Why can’t we just enjoy today?

    Rena
    http://www.finewhateverblog.com

    • nancy
      Author
      8th May 2021 / 18:22

      Indeed!! What is that! But it is all about the money!

  18. 7th May 2021 / 18:22

    Nancy, I do love your purple haze! That outfit looks beautifully put together and it’s a great color on you. You have such great luck with vintage clothing, my friend!

    xx Darlene

    • nancy
      Author
      8th May 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Darlene. Yes I guess I do, because I only buy it online!

  19. 7th May 2021 / 18:22

    I have always loved this colour, such a lovely outfit on you. Thank you for hosting, Nancy and have a lovely weekend. x

    • nancy
      Author
      8th May 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much, have a great weekend!

  20. 7th May 2021 / 18:22

    I’m in love with your purple haze outfit, Nancy. Both the pleated skirt and the blouse make my heart sing. Such brilliant finds! And you know what, I bought a pre-loved Gerard Darel blouse yesterday! A completely different colour and style, but still … I haven’t been in a regular shop – nor even visited one online – for a long time, so I really have no idea of what’s on offer. I usually love the Spring collections, but the Autumn ones too. xxx

    • nancy
      Author
      8th May 2021 / 18:22

      Haha, that is fantastic! You don’t miss a thing Ann!

  21. 7th May 2021 / 18:22

    This is such a pretty shade of purple!! And, that pleated skirt is GORG!! Pleats and ruffles, you can’t top that!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    • nancy
      Author
      8th May 2021 / 18:22

      Indeed! Both are so interesting!

  22. Lizzie
    7th May 2021 / 18:22

    Aw thank you so much for sharing my look, Nancy!! That made my day πŸ™‚ Love this color on you!! And actually I do love that song! It was one of the first that I learned to play on guitar!

    Lizzie
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

    • nancy
      Author
      8th May 2021 / 18:22

      My pleasure Lizzie. Oh you can play it! Fantastic, would love to hear it!

  23. 7th May 2021 / 18:22

    You look gorgeous in this amethyst shade of purple, Nancy! It’s one of my favourite colours (as you might have guessed from my hair!). So glad you are getting your shopping urges fulfilled second-hand – way to go!

    Thank you so much for the link-party! Have a great weekend!

    • nancy
      Author
      8th May 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much dear Sheila! Enjoy your weekend!

  24. jodie filogomo
    8th May 2021 / 18:22

    I have this theory that once we start getting creative with our outfits and color, the stores just don’t always cut it for us. They seem to carry more basics (especially in the brick and mortar stores). That’s truly why I love thrifting so much.
    OXOX
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • nancy
      Author
      8th May 2021 / 18:22

      Indeed! We have things in our head that we want on a item and it’s just not there. It is actually a good thing, that way it shows that we are not basic!!

  25. 8th May 2021 / 18:22

    I do love your purple haze! In fact purple is one of my most favorite colors. And it looks fabulous on you! I know what you mean about being able to find things you love easier on pre-loved sites. That is my experience too.

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

    • nancy
      Author
      8th May 2021 / 18:22

      Yes, because on line it is so the same isn’t it, quite boring. Thanks Michelle!

  26. 9th May 2021 / 18:22

    This is such a beautiful outfit! I just love the colors!

    • nancy
      Author
      10th May 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Laura!

    • nancy
      Author
      10th May 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks love!

  27. 9th May 2021 / 18:22

    I love the combination of lilac and purple! The white trainers give the pleated skirt and blouse a modern look. I look on Vinted sometimes but find more on eBay. I think Vinted are in the middle of migrating to a new site so they don’t have as many listings as usual. I often look on Depop too and have found some great bargains there.

    Emma xxx
    http://www.style-splash.com

    • nancy
      Author
      10th May 2021 / 18:22

      Oh I don’t know Depop. Have to take a look. Thanks Emma!

  28. 11th May 2021 / 18:22

    I love all shades of purples and lilacs and the obviously love you, Nancy. You look absolutely fabulous. I’m sorry you couldn’t find anything you liked in the regular stores. I found lots of it to be quite bland too but luckily I did manage to find a few gems when I went out.
    Hugs
    Suzy xx

    • nancy
      Author
      11th May 2021 / 18:22

      Yes your gorgeous birthday dress! Thanks Kathrine!

    • nancy
      Author
      11th May 2021 / 18:22

      Sorry ! Suzy!

  29. 12th May 2021 / 18:22

    I am in love with all your purple and lilac here and yes sometimes second hand is best! Love that you mixed pleats and ruffles for lots of texture and that you paired these pieces with sneakers, so crisp and fresh!

    Welcome by Thursdays and link up with me, my friend. =)

    • nancy
      Author
      12th May 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Ada! I think the sneakers make a huge difference of the look! Love it! I will stop by, thanks for reminding me!

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