I got my inspiration today from Outfit Post's blog, and she got her inspiration from the Nine Thirty to Five blog. They both paired a lilac tank with a gray cardigan and I liked the color combination. Cardigans are too casual for my workplace, but I can always substitute them with a blazer to bring it up a notch. I don't have much lilac or purple in my wardrobe, but I do have these lilac pants that I got at White House Black Market last year. I have always paired them with a white top and blazer but that post inspired me to pair them with a gray shell and blazer. My blazer has a pink/lilac pinstripe in it as well. I got compliments at work and at the gym, so thank you fellow bloggers!
And how about these gray suede peep toe booties! Suede used to just be a fall and winter shoe material, but if you look at the number of suede sandals seen everywhere, that rule is obviously out. They are Nine West, and I got these during Nordstrom's anniversary sale that is still going on. You can order them here, on sale until August 8th. They come in red and black too. I think they would look better if my pants were just a little shorter. I'll have fun pairing them with jeans on date nights too.