While I am no stranger to pink, I am a bit of a newbie to purple. It’s just not a shade I’m automatically drawn to when it comes to pieces to wear. But when I invested in this sweater at Nordstrom a few weeks ago, I committed to figuring out this shade of purple. So I got to thinking what’s the deal with me and purple? And I know what it is now — it’s actually kind of a challenge to pair with other colors in my closet. Especially when I’m drawn to either bright pops of color (red!) or dark neutrals like grey and black. When I first paired this with navy, I loved it. The deep complementary colors just worked together you know? But so easily I can be one note and go back to what I know works and not reaching out of the box. I decided to switch it up, surprise myself and go to the other side of the color wheel and try some pinks. I think the mix works really well and without feeling too juvenile. Not that I’m worried about looking younger. Feel free to mistake me for a mid twenty-something.
In fact the other day in the shop I was distracting four little girls while their moms shopped. As an introduction, we were telling each other what school grades we were in. Inevitably the little cuties asked me my age — and if you are feeling rather brave, which that day I was, you ask a child their opinion. This is how the exchange went down: “How old do you think I am?” “I don’t know… 22??” God bless young eyes. I basked in that moment of mistaken youth for a second and then I ended up telling them my real age (30) and for a solid 20 seconds of silence they stared at me with no response, eyes blinking wondering why I didn’t look a little bit closer to death if I was so old. (Then one of the little girls finally blurted out ‘you’re like 100!’) I give myself the same look in the mirror every morning, girls. All that to say I’m thinking my new girlfriends would appreciate this outfit.
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