Betsy Brandt as Marie Schrader in Breaking Bad
I didn't start writing this post intending it to be Marie Schrader themed, but she seems to have muscled her way in somehow. I've been watching Breaking Bad non stop for about two weeks now and have just started on season four; I'm utterly obsessed (why can't I just like things like a normal human being, humnn? why'd I have to be OBSESSED with them!?). Marie Schrader is hands down my favourite character -- she may be batshit crazy, but wow, she's so awesome. Am I the only one who's noticed that she loves purple!? All of her clothes are purple, her house is decorated all purple, and everywhere she goes purple things seem to gravitate towards her... it's amazing. I'm too lazy to do any screen grabs today (plus I don't want to spoiler anyone) so you'll just have to trust me, or go look on Google or something.
Purple has never really been a colour I've chosen on purpose in terms of clothing, but I have noticed that some of my most well loved items are in varying shades of plum, blackcurrant and mauve. It goes well with my 'wet sand' coloured hair and perfectly compliments my large collection of grey basics and knitwear. I have a full skirted dress from Matalan which is about six years old and has been worn to death but is absolutely perfect for everything and makes me feel great without fail. Guess what colour? Yup, purple.
wool cardigan / long sleeve t-shirt / corduroy skirt / corduroy trousers x2 / leather tote / wool turtle neck
I keep getting told that purple is 'bang on trend' for this autumn/winter (see the cover of Elle Collections, if you don't believe me) and I think Marie totally started it. I know it may seem as though I'm jumping the gun a little - thinking about autumn in August - but the weather here seriously cannot make its mind up and it's doing my nut in... sunny or cold, okay? I'm fed up of changing my outfit five times a day.
I guess what I'm trying to say is: the weather kinda sucks, Marie is awesome, start wearing purple, and go watch Breaking Bad, got it? Good.
P.S. For more drug drama related sartorial musings, see this post on Of Stranger Sensibilities.