Style: Nothing Rhymes with Purple
(You may find it hard to believe but… I wasn’t actually hailing a cab in this photo… oh?… you already assumed that?… You know what they say about people who assume right?… Ok, I’m done)
My work requires that I travel often and one of my most frequented destinations is New York. Fortunately for me, my brother and tons of my friends live there, so there is never a lack of things to do or people to see. I was in the city shooting for Kohl’s upcoming Plus Catalogue and I will happily share some photos with you from that shoot, as soon as they’re released. I have yet to come to terms with the overall concept of heat and humidity though, so my packing always ends up a bit heavy and my armpits always end up a bit waterfallish. Sexy, I know. Apparently I lucked out with one of the “chillier” summer days but that remains to be confirmed.
One of the lighter tops I brought was this sheer Forever 21 blouse in this vibrant purple. This is one of those pieces that I’ve had forever… and actually worn forever. It was light enough that it didn’t make me feel too sticky in the New York humidity. The top is almost a crop length so I paired it with my new high-waisted black jeans. I chose a neutral belt to break up the two solid colors… and I guess to keep my pants up but that’s not really all that important.
I prefer higher-waisted pants as they don’t cut me off on my hips (the fullest part of my body). Rather, they hold everything in and smooth out the bumps that many bootcut jeans can create if you have hips or a fuller butt. These jeans have definitely been a staple in my wardrobe lately… now I just need to figure out how to sit down in them…
Purple Sheer Top- Forever 21; Black High-Waisted Jean- J Brand; Black Caged Sandal- Halogen; Gold Oversized Watch- Michael Kors; Earrings- A boutique in Fresno California
Photographer: Blake Brysha
Location: Lower East Side, New York City, NY