Fashion Friday- Purple Paisley

///Fashion Friday- Purple Paisley

Fashion Friday- Purple Paisley

Hi friends!

This is first week I’ve spent entirely at home this summer and I have to admit, it’s been pretty nice.  I’d almost forgotten what normal feels like.  I’m so happy to be going into a nice Asheville weekend at home too.

We also had a little excitement in our backyard the other day!

I’ve lived in Asheville for nearly 13 years and had never seen a bear before this!  It’s actually pretty common in these parts.  But when you look up and one is hanging out ON your deck feet away from you, it’s freaky.  Most eventful evening the Hubs and I have had in the ‘hood in awhile.

But I digress, let’s get back to my favorite Friday subject… FASHION!  I shot this Fashion Friday the other week when I was in the Outer Banks with my family.  On our last night we went out to a fun family dinner and I wore this combination.

Purple Paisley & Aqua Dooney & Bourke

It was super breezy so my hair and the fringe on the shirt didn’t want to cooperate, but you get the idea. 🙂

Purple Paisley & Aqua Dooney & Bourke

As much as I love dresses, I’ve also been experimenting with fresh and dressier ways to wear shorts this season.

This shirt actually went with a lavender suit I used to wear many moons ago.  I love re-purposing stuff like this.

Purple Paisley & Aqua Dooney & Bourke

And can we talk about that purse for a moment?  It is my new FAVORITE summer piece.

My Dooney & Bourke purse is a fabulous aqua color that goes with nearly everything I wear in the summer.  You can hold it, cross body it or wear it on your shoulder.  It’s lightweight and fits so much for it’s size too… because y’all know I don’t travel light.

It’s also made out of this fantastic luxe nylon fabric that resists stains and is ideal for traveling.

Purple Paisley & Aqua Dooney & Bourke

New purses make a girl soooo happy. 🙂

Purple Paisley & Aqua Dooney & Bourke

It’s part of the Windham Collection if you want one yourself!

Purple Paisley & Aqua Dooney & Bourke

Happy shopping!  I hope you have a beautiful weekend doing things you love.


Shop the Look:

Purse: Dooney and Bourke <— great deal for a designer handbag!

Shirt: Macy’s, similar HERE and HERE

Shorts: LOFT, similar HERE

Shoes: Jack Rogers


So nice to see you today. Have a great weekend and come back Monday for this month’s Things I’m Loving Lately!

I was given the Dooney and Bourke purse in this post for free.  All opinions on the bag are my own.  This post is not sponsored, but also contains affiliate links. I do make a small commission for clicks and purchases. It cost you nothing. Thank you for supporting Running in a Skirt.

I’m linking up with: Nicole for the Fit and Fashionable, Jolynne Shane for Fashion Friday, Turning Heads Tuesday and On the Edge linkup with Shelbee. Thank you so much for the lovely linkup ladies

Your turn!

What are you doing this weekend?

Do you like the bag?

By | 2017-08-15T14:03:58-04:00 July 15th, 2016|Fashion, Summer|34 Comments


  1. Jess July 29, 2016 at 11:13 am - Reply

    Oh wow. I have been to Asheville plenty of times, and also the Smokey Mountains and had not seen a bear! Wow, that must have been a surprise! Love the pretty paisley top and the dark denim shorts.
    Thanks for linking up with THTuesday
    jess xx

  2. Beverley @ Born to Sweat July 18, 2016 at 9:55 am - Reply

    ahhh the bear!! how amazing! i was in the wilderness last week, and went for a run. I was soo nervous i’d see a bear and have no idea what to do.
    love that blue bag! such a great color

    • JulieWunder July 23, 2016 at 11:50 am - Reply

      Oh I know! I’d be so spooked if I saw one when I was running by myself. So much more enjoyable when you are safe in your house!

  3. Mandi Korn July 17, 2016 at 11:27 am - Reply

    Love the purse, it is my favorite color. I love outfits like this, however overtime I try one on and show my husband, he shakes his head “no”. I guess only you can pull it off, just like all the cute things that you wear:o)

    • JulieWunder July 23, 2016 at 11:45 am - Reply

      Say wa???? I think you need another opinion! 🙂 Hope you are having a nice weekend!

  4. Shelbee on the Edge July 17, 2016 at 7:15 am - Reply

    Yes, bears on your deck are pretty scary! We once had a bear bust into 2 cases of beer that we had left on our deck. We never saw the bear and were very confused by the mess, but once we figured it out, it was a tad disturbing!

    You look lovely in this outfit! I love how delicate the blouse is and the print and colors are so beautiful. And it pairs beautifully with the darker chambray shorts! And of course, metallic sandals and a great bag make the outfit!

    I would love for you to join my On the Edge of the Week Link Up which goes live every Thursday at 5:00 p.m. EST!


    • Shelbee on the Edge July 19, 2016 at 8:48 am - Reply

      Thanks so much for joining my link up! I do hope to see you again this Friday! Have a fabulous week.


      • JulieWunder July 23, 2016 at 12:01 pm - Reply

        Thanks Shelbee! Heading over to drop my link now!

    • JulieWunder July 23, 2016 at 11:44 am - Reply

      Oh man! The bear must have been having a party!!

  5. Edye July 16, 2016 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    Wow a bear in your back yard is quite a sight to see! Love the purple on you 🙂

  6. Blane Sherer July 15, 2016 at 5:24 pm - Reply

    It’s not every day you see a bear in your yard !
    Glad you were able to get the picture of the bear
    to share with us. That was a nice outfit out at the
    Outer Banks .I’m glad you had such a great family
    time. Hope you enjoy some local area time ( smile ).
    Hope you have a great weekend !

    • JulieWunder July 23, 2016 at 11:41 am - Reply

      I know! Most exciting thing that’s happened in awhile!

  7. Ada July 15, 2016 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    I have never seen any bears. I do love your casual yet dressy take on styling shorts. Cute top and I love the nylon bag and those sandals, Julie.

    Welcome by and join my latest style linkup with your fabulous style. A new linkup is live every Thursday!

    Thanks and have a great weekend! Ada =)

    • JulieWunder July 23, 2016 at 11:39 am - Reply

      Hi Ada! I’m so glad you like the look! Thanks for letting me know about your linkup!

  8. Dani @ Dani California Cooks July 15, 2016 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    My mom is all about purses and perfume!! A new bag every season makes her so happy.

  9. Heather @Lunging Through Life July 15, 2016 at 10:47 am - Reply

    Love the purse! I’ve been wearing shorts a lot more this summer than summers previous and I don’t really know why! I cannot believe you had a bear in your backyard. Ahh I’d be so afraid. We had a bear in our backyard at Deep Creek one year and I was so scared. My uncle and dad chased it with cameras and it went into the water! So freaky.

    • JulieWunder July 23, 2016 at 11:32 am - Reply

      Boys will be boys! They are pretty scary creatures!

  10. [email protected] July 15, 2016 at 10:04 am - Reply

    Cute paisley top, Julie! So glad you had a good time at the beach with family. We get bears in our backyard fairly often. They are amazing creatures to watch as long as we don’t go outside while they are out there! I hope your weekend is calm and relaxing for you!

  11. Jennifer @ Dashing in Style July 15, 2016 at 9:45 am - Reply

    Wow! Great video of the beer! I was in Shenandoah National Park over July 5 and saw two black bears. So cool! I love paisley and I love purple, so I absolutely love this look!

  12. [email protected] July 15, 2016 at 9:23 am - Reply

    Cute top! And I love the color of that purse. So my parents were out doing yard work the other day and our lab was sitting there watching them and all of a sudden she starts growling. Here there was a bear running through our yard and she started chasing it. And we do not even live in the country. We live in a neighborhood in town. ……so weird!

    • JulieWunder July 23, 2016 at 11:28 am - Reply

      Oh my goodness! So scary! I’m glad you’re dog did not go running! Luckily Rhett can hardly see anymore so he was oblivious!

  13. Nicole @ Fitful Focus July 15, 2016 at 8:27 am - Reply

    Love the bag and the bear! haha. I’m glad it stayed far enough away to still be cute 🙂

  14. I saw that bear on your IG! Scary! I am definitely a purse girl makes me happy. Your top is cure and I like how it is gathered at the bottom. Have a great day

    • JulieWunder July 23, 2016 at 11:10 am - Reply

      Thanks Deborah! I’m a total purse girl… well shoes and purse! haha

  15. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy July 15, 2016 at 7:24 am - Reply

    Oh wow – that’s amazing! I don’t think I will ever see a bear in my garden, living in the city, but I would love to!

    • JulieWunder July 23, 2016 at 10:43 am - Reply

      Haha! Probably not! We live on the edge of the burbs and didn’t think I’d see it either!

  16. Mary Beth Jackson July 15, 2016 at 6:43 am - Reply

    New purses do make a girl super happy! I have one similar to that in navy blue. That was wild with the bear! I saw it when you posted it earlier- crazy! Have a fun weekend!

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