Saturday, February 09, 2008

Purple the colour of Lent. Penitential.

Purple, preferably a sombre, dark shade, is worn during the penitential seasons of Advent and Lent. Purple signifies great solemnity, with connotations of both penance and royal dignity.
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And here is my new purple top ~ very penitential? Not!

I also bought a new purple t-shirt for son Alexander. Purple is his favourite colour and, judging by the winter clothing on display in the stores, for the next season, purple is also a trendy ( in) colour right now.

Trendy and Lenten at the same time. :-)


Alex Burnham said...

I thought about wearing purple throughout Lent. I haven't done it though...Hmmm...maybe I'll reconsider:) Love the top!

Moonlight in Vermont said...

Oops! The previous post was from me. My son must have been blogging! LOL!

Leonie said...

lol! Its funny when that hapens - I've done the same - posted as a son, accidentally!

paminoz said...

Purple's one of my favourite colours too; well, a particular aubergine-y kind of purple- orchard, I've seen it called. And my favourite shirt in this colour just died. Sob! I mean it really died and I can't wear it ever again.

Like the shoes!

Leonie said...

Oh, sad about the shirt that died - hate to give away fave things, even when old!

The shoes are old but come in handy for when I want some low hels.

Rachel said...

You look really great! Your taebo-ing really shows!! Purple is a great color for you!


Leonie said...

You are very sweet, Rachel - thanks!