Bolinus brandarisPosted: March 27, 2012
After this week’s SIA challenge, I realized that I wanted a purple cardigan. Since I’ve sworn off shopping until after the move home (having to pack your entire closet into two 50-lb suitcases is a very good incentive for a shopping ban. And I already have 85 lbs. of books), it’s dye job to the rescue. Recognize the cardigan? It’s my “lab coat” cardigan. It’s too baggy, and I couldn’t find any way to make it look less like a lab coat, so I’m happy with how it came out.
Bolinus brandaris is the species of mollusk used to produce Tyrian purple dye (the color worn by Ancient Roman royalty.) I’m not sure if this purple is Tyrian or not, but I like to be pretentious 😛
Shirt: Old Navy (thrifted), Cardigan: Forever 21, dyed by me
Jeans & Belt: Target, Booties: Madden Girl (thrifted), Necklace: self-made