Color Collective: Orchid Purple and Fushia

5/29/2012


Hello lovelies! I hope you all had a nice long weekend (if you were celebrating Memorial Day here in the U.S.) Kirby and I had a nice little blog break, but we are happy to be back this Tuesday morning with some simply stunning hues of purple and fushia. Can't you just smell lavender looking at this this gorgeous shade?

I used to love purple when I was a little girl, but starting in my teenage years I strayed far from it...feeling it was too "girly." Now I think of purple as one of my calming colors (it's in the same catagory as turquoise and sea green). Above are some shots from around my house.

1. Anthropologie skirt. And it has pockets. (Of course it does...it's from Anthropologie, and they think of everything).

2. I clean in purple. Because why not? Plus it smells like a field of lavender.

3. Dried and Fresh flowers. I think purple is one of those colors that retains such a lovely shade when dried, don't you?

4. Out of all of the photographs I've taken in my life - save for ones of my super cute daughter - this is my absolute favorite. For a single moment in time on a tiny wooden bridge in Iguazu, Argentina, a brilliant purple butterfly and I paused at exactly the same time.

P.S. Apparently I jumped the gun and Color Collective will be tomorrow. Wow for once I'm ahead of the game. This is actually really funny, because it never happens. Anyway, check out Brynn's post tomorrow. xo


36 comments:

Diana Mieczan said...

That skirt is so beautiful and perfect for summer:) Love! Btw: you should totally try lavender water - so good! Muah, sweetie.

Mandy Crandell said...

It is calming! I really adore that skirt, and I get so excited when I discover pockets in skirts/dresses. :)

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Lucinda said...

LOVE it! Love purple..that butterfly image is gorgeous and what a great memory to share with your daughter!!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

These colors just brightened up my day!!! That skirt is just too pretty for words. Hope you had a great long weekend :) xoxo

danielle p. said...

i love these colors together! i wish there was more of it around my house!

Becca - {extra}ordinary wonders said...

Such a great color post! That is a beautiful photograph you took. I also love the scent of lavender.

Sarah Roads said...

I just love that photograph!!

christina said...

I have been drawn to purple lately .... love these finds!!!

Brittany {Gallery No. Eight} said...

LOVE that skirt!! And things with pockets are just the best! Beautiful collection of purple things Alexa :) Hope you're having a lovely week! xo

pam {simple details} said...

Your photo is fabulous!! Love the Anthro skirt, too!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Love that skirt- and pockets? I am sold! Beautiful dried flowers too.

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Beautiful color and inspiration boards! Lavender is one of my all time favorite scents..so refreshing and clean (and relaxing :))

Amanda said...

This is a gorgeous post! I'm breathing easier just looking at it!

Shelly { @ Quiet Luxury } said...

I love the butterfly photo and that skirt looks lovely.

-Shelly
Quiet Luxury


natasha {schue love} said...

Gorgeous photos!! Love the purple color!

Sarah O'Brien said...

i'm obsessed with lavender!!!! very cute anthro skirt!

sherri lynn said...

This color combo is beautiful! and you've convinced me that I need to get purple & pink cleaning supplies - I'm sure it makes cleaning much more enjoyable ;)

Emily Lynne {The Best of this Life} said...

Purple is one of my fav colors, especially in these hues. Love your picks and the way you rounded them up - especially the flowers bunches...pretty!

Giovanna said...

So fun! Loving that skirt! The colors are great and it has pockets? Love!

xx
Giovanna
www.oliveandanarrow.com

@jackiegiardina said...

omg love that skirt!

xo Jackie
...livingaftermidnite

Kristina Gulino said...

This color is so fun for Spring! My friend just had two shades of purple on (one for her toes, one for her fingers) and now I can't seem to get the hue out of my head - why don't I have any purple nail polish?!

Hope your weekends were lovely, girls!!

Kristina
Nook & Sea

Ms. Cathy said...

Lovely photos!!

Yes, I can quite literally smell the lavender!


Cathy Trails

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Love all the purple--that skirt is perfection and I LOVE your butterfly photo! Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

xo Mary Jo

BlushnCheeks said...

Im obsessed with dresses and skirt with pockets, I have been for a long time. They are GGRREAT!! (haha Tony the Tiger)The butterfly is beautiful and if a clean house can smell like lavender instead of bleach. Why not. I had a great weekend and Im glad you and Kirby did too.

Amber said...

that skirt is lovely and I love any and all products that smell like lavender. Its such a refreshing scent.

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Kat said...

purple has always been my favorite color :)
that picture of the butterfly is amazing!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Gorgeous pictures. Gorgeous colors. Just gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

I just love this collection! Glad you enjoyed the weekend–it must have been so relaxing that you actually got ahead of yourself!

Rachel {little bits of lovely} said...

Ah that skirt is gorgeous! Love the method bottles too; nothing makes cleaning more fun than using pretty products xx

Alex said...

Love this! The color really just pops in a subtle way. I'm obsessed :)

heather{land} said...

I tried to avoid purple too for a while but it is just a color that keeps on calling me -- especially those lovely shades of deep purple/plum!

p.s. What a cute Anthro skirt. I may have to go on a little shopping trip!

Brynn {chartreuse and a twist} said...

Gorgeous post, Alexa!!! I LOVE this combo so much...and that skirt is just so perfect :) Thanks for participating (I may have to do a make-up post for this one!) XO brynn

Megan@TwoDelighted said...

Love this post. I love love lavender. It is also one of my favorites and I have been wearing alot of purple lately. I hope you bought that skirt recently cause I need it!

Colleen said...

Oh Alexa these images are just beautiful, especially that butterfly! I am such a sucker for lavender! Your writing is so lovely as well...

navy and orange said...

love the skirt!

xoxo navy & orange

christine, just bella said...

That photo is just incredible, Alexa! wow. I've always loved purple too and skirts with pockets - the best ;)