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Plum Stuff. AW09 Colour Trend

Since seeing the D&G AW09 collection earlier in the year, the colour purple has been playing on my mind. Rich jewel colours are in practically every shop on the high street in some form or another; from ruby reds to deep navy blue and emerald greens. But is the rich purples that are screaming festive season at me. I have a DIT graduation to go to on Saturday and a winter wedding the week before Christmas, I was determined to pick up a purple dress to wear to both. Imagine my utter delight then, when in the window of River Island I saw this divoon dress. (pic doesn’t do it too much justice)

I dashed inside, fingers crossed that the dress wouldn’t be as expensive as I had a sinking feeling it would be. My hopes were dashed, it was €84, I was bit gutted really, I had found a dress that matched exactly what I was looking for. I mean even the shapes are similar to the D&G one, and check out the curtain tie-back belt. Anyway, I guess the sales assistant saw my down-trodden mush and told me that there was another dress nearly the exact same for €30 and did I want to see it? Let me hear a hell yeah.

Apparently, she told me, River Island do this thing call a “Star Buy” where a particular item of clothing is reduced down (in this case by about €47) for a short period of time. So providing that they had my size, lady luck was at least looking in my direction. The cheapo version was only very slightly different from is pricey sister; no spider brooch, no tie-back belt (yay) and no frilly neckline. I grabbed my size and I now have a super duper dress for graduation on sat and chilly nuptials in December! I tried it on with a vintage hat and some leopard print tights.

I’ll wear shoes at the wedding, not my old faithfuls! I also attached a tiny gold leopard brooch to a faux fur stole to give the look a bit more vintage glam. More pics here on Her Apparel.

D&G runway images courtesy of Style.com

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8 Responses to “Plum Stuff. AW09 Colour Trend”


  1. 1 Irene Roche
    November 20, 2009 at 12:41 am

    Laura you look stunning! I want! The fascinator is stunning, love this look. xx

  2. 3 jenniemc
    November 20, 2009 at 11:14 am

    nice look – great styling…got my hands on some leopard print tights myself, need to work a look around them! Who takes your pics for you?

    • 4 whisty
      November 20, 2009 at 12:27 pm

      Ta Jennie. re: leopard print tights, I was utterly delighted to find that they are actually pretty simple to wear, I had preconceptions that I’d never be able to put the with anything. Re: Pics… guilty I’m afraid. I got a new camera recently and a little remote shutter release to make things easier! Still not quite brave enough to take the snaps outside the house yet as: 1. I’d be ever so embarrassed and 2. knowing my luck I’d be standing there clicking away and someone would run off with the camera! eek!

  3. November 23, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Gorgeous outfit! Can you guess which is my favourite piece? 😉

  4. 7 Becki
    December 16, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    LOVE your look here, so super glam! I got the river island dress a couple of weeks ago, it was half price!! I love the spider brooch but I took the curtain tie-back belt off. You look fab with the leggins, so punk chic and the hat is amazing. I’ll wear mine with black tights as it’s to a Christmas do with a load of OLD colleagues who just won’t understand a rocking style. I’ll save the outrageous for hitting the town on New Year 🙂


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