Thursday, April 19, 2012

Simple Sophistication


I spent some time this week browsing through & cleaning up my boards on Pinterest...and it proved to be a fruitful exercise.  While doing so, I realized that most of the outfit pictures I'm drawn to & inspired by are really simple looks.  Sometimes the chicest combinations are just basic pieces combined with interesting details.  A lace-embellished collar on a silky white button-down + a classic pencil skirt in sleek (faux) leather + mixed metal dainty bracelets = simple sophistication. 





What I'm wearing:
H&M top, Forever 21 skirt (similar), Zara sandals (here) & clutch, Bracelets: Vintage, c/o Poshlocket (here) & J. Crew (via eBay) Target sunnies & earrings, Nails: Essie Lollipop, Lips: Revlon Moon Drops Blase Apricot

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51 comments :

Natali said...

Very sophisticated and elegant look!
Love your blouse, esp. it's collar!

http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

Styleclouds said...

You look amazing! I really like this look and the skirt is to die for!! Definitely a 'financial' AAA. ;-) Have a wonderful day! xo, Christina

http://www.styleclouds.de

Laura Bray said...

I simply adore this look! So soft and feminine. You look really lovely in a pencil skirt.

I have a sequin clutch JUST like yours :)

-LAURA xx
http://wrinkleintimevintage.blogspot.com

angie said...

I surely agree and I love those shoes of yours.Simple is the best.

Annie said...

Very sophisticated, and very gorgeous! Love this look.

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Alyson said...

Gorgeous! Need to see more pics of the shoes next time... curious about those. :) Well those and one other that I just saw STylish Housewife wearing.

E. said...

Very chic! Aren't leather pencil skirts the best?

Tiffany* said...

Love this outfit! It is very simple but very sophisticated and chic just like you were going for. That skirt is amazing and fits you perfectly! Also loving the bracelets- I really need to check out Poshlocket.
9 days till LA!!
beijos,
Tiffany
www.beijostiffany.com

Anonymous said...

OMG I need those bracelets. I have the sandals coming in the mail TODAY and I can't wait to wear them.

Alison said...

That old phrase "less is more" definitely applies here - this is perfection! You look gorge :)

XO, Alison
www.ChainStrapPurse.com

Sarah said...

I'm totally with you on the simple sophistication! Great outfit!

Sarah
smalltowncatwalk.blogspot.ca

Fashion By Alicia said...

I really love how you mixed the leather and lace. This look is great! Gorgeous girl!

A Southern Belle in DC said...

I just love those bracelets! So sophisticated.

allie said...

This outfit is perfection! Love everything about it.

Allie @ Alliewears.com

Lauren {Stylized Existence} said...

SO chic - the skirt looks really nice (shocked it is from Forever21!!!).

Christinah715 said...

I love how interesting details (like a lace collar on a white blouse and a black skirt in leather) can really change the look of an otherwise simple outfit. Those sandals are amazing, and I've decided that I'm ordering that arrow bracelet!

highfashion4less said...

so sophisticated and chic!

when BABI speaks said...

I agree with you! simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication! love your outfit dear, you look simply chic!

Babi
www.whenbabispeaks.com

erica marie said...

Beautiful look, I'm loving the simplistic look with lovely details.

xo erica

Kathleen Lisson said...

I try to remember what Coco Chanel said - before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.
That having been said, I definitely DO have my 'magpie' days, but I KNOW I am a spectacle.

My Dressy Ways said...

I love this, you look beautiful! Those shoes are killer girl!

Chioma said...

Lovely! Simple and chic :))

Chioma
Chocolattesbox.blogspot.com

With Each Passing Day said...

This outfit is simply beautiful.

The_Leather_Skirt_Blog said...

Just perfect!!!!

The Leather Skirt

silvergirl said...

great look
i know what you mean about pinterest
so many of my pins are very similar
brett

TaraMixandMatch said...

Love the details of the collar...and your bracelets are so cute...I tried those Zara shoes on and couldn't even walk lol

Giovanna said...

Chic look! Loving the pop of color with your sandals!

xx
Giovanna
www.oliveandanarrow.com

SideSmile Style said...

Dying for this look. the lace collar is perfect and i am obsessed with this clutch

xo SideSmile,
Ashley

Alexa said...

Love that collar!

http://brightandsassy.blogspot.com/

judy said...

Simple and classic is always the best way to go!!! Perfect outfit for most any age. Looks like a million bucks!

styleonthecouch.com said...

So funny to see you wearing the same sandals I just posted on my blog - we have a psychic link I swear!

This is such a lovely look for its simple elegance. I'm a big fan of a skirt, I've been after something like this for a while, I own a linen/leather skirt but it's shorter - yours is a great length.

Now aren't those shoes super comfortable?

www.styleonthecouch.com

2 Girls, 2 Cities said...

I am so happy you posted this skirt and a similar one! I keep seeing everyone's cute leather skirts that are like, $200. I can't afford that for a luxury piece! Love your blog :-)

Jennie

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

so pretty kim!

Emily Devine said...

This outfit is beautiful! I love the shoes and the bag. You are great at accessorizing!

Emily
http://a-devine-life.blogspot.com/

Tammy Jones said...

After seeing and loving the shoes on you, I bought a pair for myself. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

So gorgeous! I love the small touches like the arrow bracelet
xx

Yola Thorp said...

Great outfit, love your bracelets.

xx,
www.yolathorp.com

Vicky said...

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Melanie Marie said...

LOVE that skirt.

Melanie
Style to Stage

Style of Iris said...

This is a very sophisticated look! What I love about it is that you can wear it out to a dinner AND to the office. Love!

http://irisfocusedonfashion.blogspot.com

Emily said...

YOu look gorgeous and I am in love with that skirt!!
Creamy

Allison said...

Amazing look! Love your skirt & all of your bracelets!

:)
Allison
afashionfiles.blogspot.com

under fashion arrest said...

wow! you are so chic! i love your bracelets!!!!!
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Style-Delights said...

simply gorgeous and so elegant! These Zara sandals are so so pretty! You look perfect! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
-Jyoti
Style-Delights Blog
Let's Twitter Together
NY Style Examiner

Wore Out said...

Simply stunning. This is one of my favorite looks that you've shared. Perfect.

Suzzie V said...

wow, I really love that skirt. It looks awesome on ya

Sophie @TheForgeStyle said...

love this. you look so elegant! just came across your blog for the first time and you sure have great taste :)

xx
soph

http://theforgestyle.blogspot.com

Anna D Kart said...

ohhhh I love you outfit! I especially love you outfit on What We Wore Stripes Challenge... Great job!!!

http://happymedley.blogspot.com/

JustPatience said...

You always look flawless, seriously. Love the jewelry. Whoever takes your pics does an amazing job.

Kate said...

I LOVE those shoes! So fantastic! And the bracelets are all so pretty, too!

The Budget Babe said...

That skirt looks so expensive, you'd never guess it's F21!

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