Today's pick from the Pantone color challenge is African Violet. I'm not sure what makes African Violet all that different from regular Violet, but nonetheless, here I am with a Violet/Orchid/some shade of purple tank top. I'm really surprised this isn't a color shade I have more of in my closet, because I have always loved purples, but this is kind of it aside from a couple of wintery things. (Side note, talking about the color Violet always makes me think of the line from Willy Wonka "Violet, you're turning violet, Violet!)
My color tastes have changed so much over the years though. When I was a little kid and you asked me what my favorite color was, it was always pink. Purple was a close second. As a result, I ended up with a rather pink childhood bedroom, so when I came of age, I ended up resisting pink for a very long time. I gravitated towards purple for a long time, in fact, my first car was purple! Now if you asked me what my favorite color was I'd probably say anything in the orange family. But I have a soft spot for purples.
Tank top and sweater - Arizona Jean Co, JCPenney
Pants - Sonoma, thrifted
Necklace and earrings - Lia Sophia
Sandals - Clothes Mentor
I did a couple of close ups on some newer things here. The necklace is from Lia Sophia. A friend was having a March of Dimes fundraiser before I put myself on a strict shopping ban and I wasn't going to buy anything, but then I saw this necklace and I loved that it has gold, silver and rose gold and it wasn't that expensive, so I caved. And below here I also took a close up of my new sandals since you couldn't see them real well in my photos from yesterday.
Tomorrow may be tricky for the color challenge. I wore my bright yellow skirt last week and I don't have much else that I would consider "Lemon Zest" but you just never know! I may figure something out!