I love that she is wearing so much color! The purple dress is to die for, and her green skirt and button down has such a preppy feel to it and at the same time the gold sandals and necklace just make it more sophisticated. http://www.cardigansandcouture.blogspot.com
There is something about her masculine undertones that make her able to pull this dress off. The dress itself is not the eye-catching detail. The color is fetching but, the virility of her arms, versus the softness of the hair supported by the sturdiness of her legs is HOT!!!!
I love the dress, of course. The second outfit is unexpected with the green skit as a "neutral" staple piece – one would normally wear brown, black or tan… but green!? I'm seeing a lot of that green in Europe lately- jackets especially. And purple, too…
I wish women of a certain age here (in Australia) exuded such happiness and radiance. I'm thinking many women turn bland and conservative to fit in, but then they wonder why they disappear from been seen as beautiful?!.. Wonderful body and dresses with comfort, femininity, and class. The 'Queen' indeed!