WIW: purple and olive

My friend knit me a new cowl, and I had to wear it right away. Soon the weather may be too warm for it, or for the look. I created this outfit around this beautiful accessory.

The outfit (worn for work):
Purple heather zip-back 3/4-sleeved sweater (Halogen); purple heather eyelash knit cowl (handknit for me by a friend); sage wool tapered pants (made by me); pewter pave disc earrings (Lucky); gray shimmer oxfords (Naot, Kedma); mauve packable coat (Mycra-Pac); taupe shoulder bag (Aunts & Uncles).

Thanks for looking! Thoughts and suggestions welcome.

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  • AM replied 3 years ago

    Love this. And you have a talented friend. This looks is so casual elegant with such a chic touch with that knit wonderfulness. It's just fab.

  • kellygirl replied 3 years ago

    Wow! You are so lucky. What a fab, luxe cowl! Adore this on you. Great outfit too:)

  • shevia replied 3 years ago

    What a wonderful gift! Love the close up - you have beautiful eyes!

  • rabbit replied 3 years ago

    Love the simplicity of the outfit and the harmonious colors.   I love fluffy things so of course love the cowl, the color and texture looks great next to your face as well.

  • rachylou replied 3 years ago

    Awesome cowl. You look so good in these colours I can't wear (!)

  • replied 3 years ago

    Wow - so pretty , and I love the colour combination too.  Great photo of you, Sharan:)

  • Ruth M replied 3 years ago

    Oh, what a gorgeous, soft-looking cowl - and what a kind friend. Lovely close-up photo - I love the little flashes of turquoise from the legs of your glasses. And your shoes look fab as well.

  • Caro in Oz replied 3 years ago

    Really lovely colours together. I love your hair too :)

  • Deb replied 3 years ago

    What a great friend! Love your looks today....very appealing colour combination and individual pieces. Nice portrait too.

  • Debbie replied 3 years ago

    I love these colors together and they look great on you. The cowl is a great piece, talented friend. Your hair looks good.

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    What a special friend to knit the cowel for you. It looks great with your sweater and with your hair.

  • Deborah replied 3 years ago

    Wow, the colours here are gorgeous on you:)  Just lovely and what a clever friend.  She knits for you, do you dressmake for her??

  • Neel replied 3 years ago

    Awesome cowl and such a sweet friend. Of course you had to wear it :-) purple and olive is a fun combo. The top is perfectly fluid. YLF!

  • trekkiegirl replied 3 years ago

    What a beautiful and unexpected color combination! And I agree, you do have very pretty eyes :)

  • Angie replied 3 years ago

    Super cute. Retro Lady meets Military Tomboy. 

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  • kirstjen replied 3 years ago

    Nice color combo & I love those Naot shoes!  I also like the zipper in the sweater.

  • Firecracker replied 3 years ago

    Thanks, everyone!
    Deborah, yes, I do sew things for her, too. (With mixed success, I'd say.)

  • E replied 3 years ago

    Oh what a fun look! Love how you styled the cowl & the soft purples are beautiful on you.

  • Sara L. replied 3 years ago

    Fun cowl!  I also really like your sweater with the zipper in the back.

  • unfrumped replied 3 years ago

    That looks really great! Truly, not just any cowl look, but the proportions and size are just right, so that it really frames your face, and the color depth is perfect.

  • replied 3 years ago

    It's gorgeous on you, and so perfect with that sweater. Love your glasses too!

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