Monochromatic Purple

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Hello! Today I experiment with monochromatic colors. As we shorties all know, wearing one color from head to toe gives the illusion of a taller look. This explains why I look a lot taller and slimmer when I’m in all black. But who wears all black all the time? That’s no fun. I went for a happier color, like purple. My late grandma loved this color, so when I miss her I throw on some purple and it feels like she’s close by.

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This Banana Republic cardigan runs big. I am wearing an extra small in petite. The difference I saw with the petite and regular is that the sleeves are longer on the regular size. Even with the petite cardigan, I still have to fold the sleeves up a bit. If you are looking for something that’s fitted, avoid this. The cotton/nylon/viscose material creates a boxy look.

Here are some of my other favorite corduroys:

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I don’t wear these floral corduroys often because it’s a bit snug around the waist. I usually fit size 0P at Loft, but the 0P in these were loose around the thighs. The 00P fit better on the legs, so I went with 00P. I always go with the tighter fit because sometimes the material stretches.

IMG_5334|| Banana Republic top, similar | Loft bottoms, similar | Impo ankle boots, here | Coach bag, similar | Heart pendant, similar ||

Thank you for dropping by! Have a great day!

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