to top

Color Crush: Plum

Have you entered our Ruche or Margarita Bloom giveaways yet? And I’m using this post as entry for SITS Canon Rebel contest cuz mama needs a DSLR and the hubs hasn’t sprung for one yet. HA!

Happy Monday lovelies. I hope everyone had a fabulously fun Halloween if you celebrate it! Ours didn’t turn out quite as I had planned. The dude kept his costume on all of about five minutes. There’s always next year right?

Big hugs and thanks to everyone who voted for him in the Gap Casting Call contest by the way! It’s still open so feel free to vote every day. I know you have that kind of time. HA! I’m sure we’ll catch up to that little babe in the lead with the 20,000 plus votes in no time. What? Is that unrealistic? I’m a glass is have full kinda chick lately, so I choose to think that everyone who sees his photo will think he’s as adorable as I do. You gotta love crazy mama rationale right? Anyhoo, take a look at my cranky little spider.

the dude's halloween costume

Thankfully, that foul mood if his didn’t last all night. Once we took off his costume, he chilled and we had a marvelous evening. My mama cooked us up a feast, after which the hubs and I rented a dvd and had some snugs on the sofa. The dude took pity on us and went to bed sans crying fit. I’d call it a pretty successful Sunday!

Before our Halloween festivities got underway, I kicked off the weekend with a little shopping on Friday and I scored some killer deals at the Loft. I know I said I was trying to save my pennies for all my upcoming travel, but these deals were too good to pass up. I’m talking 30% off already heavily discounted items. Holla!

I was hoping to find a little plum colored pretty to add to my wardrobe, but that didn’t happen. Boo. I did score another electric blue piece however. I needed something else in that color like I need a hole in the head. What can I say? It’s like a tractor beam for moi. The reason I had plum on the brain, thought, is because I came across a beautiful plum sweater that I had forgotten about in my closet and it occurred to me that I don’t have nearly enough of that deep, rich and most perfect fall color in my wardrobe. What about ya’ll? Is plum part of your color tricks of the trade?

plum collage

From left to right: Modcloth The Beat of Your Own Plum Sweater, Gap Plaid Ruffle Shirt, Modcloth Shawl My Life Scarf {BonBon Deal of the Day at $32.99} Burberry Nylon Check Tote at Saks Fifth Avenue, Madewell Autumn Feathers Silk Dress

p.s. Don’t forget to mark down the date for the #WeAreFashion Twitter Party that I’m co-hosting with Ebates and a couple of fellow fashion bloggers. The fun will start at 8 PM EST on Wednesday, November 3rd and we’ll be jibber jabbering about all things fashion…Oh, and did I mention there will be prizes?

#WeAreFashion twitter party

  • Staley Mc

    Love the plaid shirt! The Dude looks so cute in his spider costume!

    November 1, 2010 at 7:12 am Reply
  • Jessica

    At least the lil’ dude looked adorable in his costume for a wee bit! 🙂

    I made sure to stay far, far away from Loft this weekend. I do not need any temptation! Haha. But these plum pieces are gorgeous.

    November 1, 2010 at 7:15 am Reply
  • Debby

    I love Plum and yes, I have my fair share of it. It’s one of those colors that kind of brighten me up! Glad your son enjoyed Halloween even if it was sans costume. Now I am off to vote for your little guy!

    p.s. I am having a Williams Sonoma gift card giveaway if you want to come enter! xo

    November 1, 2010 at 7:18 am Reply
  • HauteWorld

    Aww, your little one makes one adorable spider! A shame he didn’t want to keep his costume on, but I can understand he’d start getting fidgety in it.

    Love those plum choices! That dress is too gorgeous. I have only a few plum colored items, but I definitely wouldn’t mind getting more!

    November 1, 2010 at 7:30 am Reply
  • Danielle (elleinadspir)

    That pic is adorable. My son wore almost the same exact one in his first Halloween.

    November 1, 2010 at 8:10 am Reply
  • Closet Fashionista

    Awww he looks so cute! Too bad he was cranky :/
    and I LOVE all those plum pieces! 😀

    November 1, 2010 at 8:32 am Reply
  • Scientific Housewife

    The dude still looks cute even though he is not happy in that costume 🙂 I’m glad to hear the night ended well and I am loving plum for clothes!

    November 1, 2010 at 8:32 am Reply
  • Sabine

    SUPERCUTE COSTUME! <3 I wish I had the time to dress up voor Halloween 🙁

    November 1, 2010 at 8:44 am Reply
  • Miss Type-A

    ooh i love the plum scarf! very luxe

    November 1, 2010 at 8:50 am Reply
  • Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~

    i don’t have too much plum really ..

    PS – PLEASE come one come all and
    *Enter Camille Beckman Luxury Give-Away Here*

    *kiss kiss*

    November 1, 2010 at 9:13 am Reply
  • Tanvi

    Loving that Plum shirt! 🙂 And twitter party sounds fun! P.S. You little spider looked cute!

    November 1, 2010 at 9:17 am Reply
  • fashion butter

    I have a plum pencil skirt I wear all the time – posted it a few days ago with leopard print. One of my favorite combos.

    November 1, 2010 at 9:41 am Reply
  • Kristin {ellie-town}

    Love the spider and the plum. The plaid shirt is my favorite.

    November 1, 2010 at 9:42 am Reply
  • Lacretia

    I voted! He is such a doll! Good luck with the contest! Also, plum is one of my FAVORITE shades to wear, especially this time of year. I might have to go get that Madewell dress — Love!

    November 1, 2010 at 9:52 am Reply
  • Shalon

    I voted for your cute Dude! And I love the plum inspiration board. I need that plaid ruffle shirt in my life!

    November 1, 2010 at 9:57 am Reply
  • Krysten

    LOVE plum. It’s such a gorgeous color.

    November 1, 2010 at 10:15 am Reply
  • Lisa

    Aww poor little (and cute!) guy. And plum is my color I’m loving right now so I HAD to click on this post. That plaid shirt is adorable.

    November 1, 2010 at 10:17 am Reply
  • Life of a Doctor's Wife

    Awww – what a cute little spider even if he is a little cranky! Honestly, I’d be a grouch too if I suddenly sprouted a bunch of extra legs.

    November 1, 2010 at 10:21 am Reply
  • kirsty

    love this x

    November 1, 2010 at 10:50 am Reply
  • Cheryl

    aw, your son is adorable! too bad he didn’t like his costume much.

    love the plaid shirt and the tote.

    November 1, 2010 at 10:51 am Reply
  • Chic 'n Cheap Living

    Just voted my dear! Loving plum and that first sweater. Who knew there would be a day when I would miss sweaters!

    November 1, 2010 at 10:53 am Reply
  • the clothing menu

    i love plum/purple! it works so well any season of the year and with all skin/hair colors.

    November 1, 2010 at 10:58 am Reply
  • Kristina P.

    I switched over my closet last night, and pulled all the winter stuff to the front, and put all the spring/summer stuff away. I have a lot of plums in my closet!

    November 1, 2010 at 11:09 am Reply
  • Connie @ Sogni e Sorrisi

    Love plum! And what an adorable costume.

    November 1, 2010 at 11:17 am Reply
  • everton terrace

    I adore that less than happy photo. I have a friend who uses those kind of “real life” photos for her Christmas cards and I think I look forward to her card most of all. Just fun and we can all relate. I kind of feel that way today actually.

    November 1, 2010 at 11:31 am Reply
  • Joey @ Big Teeth & Clouds

    That’s a great color!

    Glad you had a nice night even though the spider’s part in it was pretty abbreviated!

    November 1, 2010 at 11:33 am Reply
  • Gina

    What a cute lil spidey!!

    I think most little ones only end up wearing their costumes for a few moments 🙂

    Plum has always been one of my fav fall/winter colors, i think i will try to incorporate it into my outfit today (yes it is 11:30 and i’m not dressed yet!) hehe

    I so want in on this twitter party!!
    I’ll be at work during it so i’m gonna try to finagle as much party time as possible 😉

    Hope your Monday is going smoothly.

    November 1, 2010 at 11:40 am Reply
  • Jenny

    The dude is an adorable spider!! Glad to know that my toddler wasn’t the only one who ditched the costume quick! Loving the plaid shirt!

    November 1, 2010 at 11:42 am Reply
  • sara@domesticallychallenged

    Oh, I love plum. More as an accessory though, because otherwise I think it highlights the dark circles under my eyes…

    November 1, 2010 at 11:48 am Reply
  • Nikki

    Cranky spiders need candy!

    November 1, 2010 at 11:48 am Reply
  • Dancing Branflake

    I am absolutely loving plum also! It goes great with my skin tone- bonus!

    November 1, 2010 at 11:49 am Reply
  • Sandy a la Mode

    i’m totally loving plum with black.. and lime green! i know, kinda random, but fun!!!

    November 1, 2010 at 11:53 am Reply
  • Sara @ Purses Pastries Etc...

    What an adorable little Dude! And, yep — I love a bitta plum in a fall wardrobe!

    November 1, 2010 at 11:58 am Reply
  • Kelly

    your son looks adorable! What a cute costume!

    November 1, 2010 at 12:12 pm Reply
  • Cassie

    Plum is absolutely a staple of my Autumn wardrobe and I love all your picks!

    November 1, 2010 at 12:15 pm Reply
  • Jude

    Oh my gosh, seeing him in his spider costume just made my Monday! Soo cute, even if it only lasted 5 minutes, lol! I love myself any plummy shade (it’s the most abundant thing in my wardrobe, aside all that leftover NYC black! :))…oh, you are so good at tempting me with your amazing picks!

    Hope your week’s off to a great start!

    November 1, 2010 at 12:22 pm Reply
  • Meli

    Love plum. It’s one of my absolute favs. And it looks good on me. Make up and clothes…did I just pat myself on the back? Why yes. Yes I did.

    November 1, 2010 at 12:41 pm Reply
  • Jaime @ La vie...J'aime

    What a cute costume and I love the plum Madewell dress!

    November 1, 2010 at 12:41 pm Reply
  • melissa blake

    SO adorably cute! xoxo

    November 1, 2010 at 12:44 pm Reply
  • isabel

    he looks so cute in his costume!

    November 1, 2010 at 12:55 pm Reply
  • kristin

    What a cute little spider man!
    And please get that hot plum lipstick from chanel to go with your fab picks…..:)

    November 1, 2010 at 1:17 pm Reply
  • Josie

    Oh, that Gap plaid shirt is absolutely DARLING! So pretty and very chic. And how adorable is the Dude in his little costume? Love it!
    xo Josie

    November 1, 2010 at 1:44 pm Reply
  • Wanderlusting

    hahahaha, the only spider I WOULDN’T run away from 🙂

    November 1, 2010 at 1:54 pm Reply
  • Leeann @ Join the Gossip

    Aw man, I typed out a long comment and lost it lol!

    Anyways, cute costume, loving plum, and I’ll be at the twitter party 🙂

    November 1, 2010 at 1:55 pm Reply
  • Maddy

    Looks like you had one cranky little spider on your hands 😉 Usually I’m not a fan of them, but I’ll play with your little one anyday! As for shopping, I’m due for a good spree, but I have to clear our the closet first!

    November 1, 2010 at 2:38 pm Reply
  • betsy

    I love plum!

    November 1, 2010 at 2:39 pm Reply
  • Tights Lover

    I’ve been looking at that Gap ruffle shirt for a while. I’m really thinking I like it.

    Love the Burberry tote too!

    November 1, 2010 at 3:12 pm Reply
  • Katie

    Love the spider costume 🙂 Have voted – you’ll catch the lead in no time!

    November 1, 2010 at 3:15 pm Reply
  • blair @ wild & precious

    seriously LOVING that plaid shirt!

    November 1, 2010 at 3:42 pm Reply
  • Jennifer (

    i choose to wear plum in the form of my new YSL inspired metal tips manicure 🙂

    November 1, 2010 at 3:42 pm Reply
  • laura

    plum is such a delicious and rich colour. i am a fan.
    cute spider you have there !
    ~laura x

    November 1, 2010 at 4:03 pm Reply
  • Jenn

    Hilarious – because we also had a grumpypants toddler in a spider costume, followed my dinner cooked by my mom. Good times, good times…. One difference… no shorts here – he had on pants and a coat under his costume! Brrrrrr!

    November 1, 2010 at 5:58 pm Reply
  • krystal/village

    that plaid shirt with the ruffles is the cutest!!

    November 1, 2010 at 6:04 pm Reply
  • Melanie's Randomness

    I did join the Plum bandwagon! It’s a beautiful color!! =)

    November 1, 2010 at 6:08 pm Reply
  • lisa

    Ooh I have a button-up in plum fron a while ago…it doesn’t fit very well now and is in the “clothes to donate” pile though. 🙁

    November 1, 2010 at 6:44 pm Reply
  • Grace

    Aww, that photo is too presh! And I think plum’s a gorgeous color; I love this faux leather headband I have in the hue.

    November 1, 2010 at 7:11 pm Reply
  • Traci B

    Girl you know being an LSU fan plum is in my wardrobe!!! Maybe it’s more true purple but there’s some plum too!!!

    November 1, 2010 at 8:21 pm Reply
  • Paulettew

    My day off is Wednesday so I def check #WeareFashion twitter party 🙂

    November 1, 2010 at 8:21 pm Reply
  • MCW

    My nephew was a little spider too!!! Little dude is so cute!

    November 1, 2010 at 10:32 pm Reply
  • Shea

    I love that color–I have tights, two sweaters, some tops and some scarves in that color, yet I still want to go buy more!!

    November 1, 2010 at 11:04 pm Reply
  • Laura@JourneyChic

    Such a cute spider! Too bad the costume didn’t last very long!

    I totally splurged at LOFT with that sale, too. I’ve got a full cart at Piperlime/Gap/ON/BR, too that I just haven’t pulled the trigger on.

    November 2, 2010 at 8:28 am Reply
  • Suburban H.I.T.

    In love with the color plum, and not just because it’s one of the colors that flatters my pale skin tone 🙂

    p.s. I voted 🙂

    November 2, 2010 at 3:27 pm Reply
  • Andi

    That dress is divine!

    November 2, 2010 at 7:52 pm Reply
  • bananas.

    plum is a perfect fall color! and now i will be on the look out for all things plummy.

    love the itsy bitsy spider too.

    November 2, 2010 at 10:41 pm Reply
  • Cassie

    I want that sweater-like I NEED that sweater!

    November 3, 2010 at 3:42 pm Reply
  • Jenny DB

    OMG I LOVE Plum … perfect fall color. That plaid shirt and scarf … amazing!

    November 4, 2010 at 3:00 pm Reply
  • Torrie @ a place to share...

    Plum is the best color on the planet.
    …and I want all of your picks (too bad we’re poor). 🙂

    November 5, 2010 at 4:57 pm Reply

Leave a Comment