Monday, August 20, 2012

Under the Collar



The weather unexpectedly cooled down this weekend - not to the point of needing a jacket, but it was definitely breezy enough to require some light layers.  As I spent time in my closet debating what to wear to church yesterday, I stumbled upon this blouse-over-dress combination.  And I couldn't resist adding my new metal necklace, which created a layered collar effect & further emphasizes the buttoned-up, demure look. 

 



What I'm wearing:
Zara blouse (last seen here; similar), Trouve dress (last seen here; similar here or here), Pieces collar necklace (here), Guess pumps (on sale here), Expressions NYC miniaudiere (similar), Nails: Sally Hansen Wet Cement

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43 comments :

Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

great top kim
http://www.tfdiaries.com/2012/08/homemade-magic-shell-recipe.html

Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

Ugh, i'm retarded and accidently hit paste - sorry.

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

i think this might be my fave outfit to date! SO pretty! i wish it would cool down here...i'm looking forward to layering again!

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

Alice Warren said...

Beautiful outfit! I really like the colors! Love how you repurposed the dress into a skirt.

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Natali said...

Great blouse and clutch! I like this combination a lot :)

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Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

such a pretty look Kim! i love all the blues together and those shoes are gorgeous!
xoxo,

Fashion Fractions

Styleclouds said...

This is adorable! I love the colors in this outfit, the light purple suits you very well! xo, Christina

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Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl said...

Love everything about this look...that skirt is to die for!

xoxo
Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl
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♥ Cassandra (Backtofive) said...

Cute piece under the collar! Great outfit too! :D

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Alyson said...

Wow, gorgeous. Love how that necklace adds another layer of a collar. Bring to NYC! Never seen something like that. :)

TaraMixandMatch said...

That collar is so cool! And I can tell those shoes are going to get so much use, they are so fun!

Amy Shaughnessy said...

You look so classy! I don't wear dresses or skirts to church anymore since I have to man handle my 2 little boys. Your kiddos must be well-behaved in church! My 3 year old ripped one of my favorite shirts. It gets pretty wild....

Amy



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from prosecco to plaid said...

That skirt and top together is perfection!! I love this look on you.
xo, Julie
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April said...

I love everything about this outfit! Its one I wish I had in my closet ;)

XO

Jenny Lauren said...

I LOVE how you added that collar necklace below your collar! So clever and adorable! I really love the colours in your outfit too! Such a great blouse and skirt!

xo Jenny
www.crazystylelove.com

Sense and Sequins said...

Great combination, I really like the layering of the blouse over the dress. The metal collar is awesome as well!

Graebelle Campbell said...

Very pretty outfit. The necklace is a very cool addition.

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APainter said...

I love that pop of silver under the collar :) such a great look!!

Amy
Itwasloveat.blogspot.com

Alyssa said...

Love that top!

TheUrbanUmbrella said...

Beautiful outfit! Loving the bold print on the top with the lovely skirt <3

xoxo Bree
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Lindsay Patrick said...

Love this top with the collar necklace Kim...beautiful!

Lindsay @
LindsayJEveryday@blogspot.com

Grace Vu said...

The metal necklace is to die for!! It really brings the whole outfit together!

Minted Glam said...

I love how you paired that top with that dress!! The colors are beautiful together!

Katherine

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Holly Foxen Wells of Glamour Mash said...

LOVE the look of the double collar! I think you're onto something! I haven't seen this before!

xx
Holly Foxen Wells
GlamourMash

SK said...

I love this top! Great look.

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The serial shopper said...

your shoes are fab!


xx
Meelena

Julie Khuu said...

Collar on collar, this mix is ingenious love! The peekaboo metal feels so luxe for an everyday casual ensemble, totally bookmarking this look! You're beautiful in blue! I'm sure you get that all the time ;D

Would love to get your thoughts on my most recent hotel renovation when you get a chance! Hope to see you soon!

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Rachel Lynne said...

Love your skirt and blouse! So pretty and feminine!

xoxo,
Rachel
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shopandtwirl.com said...

Oh my goodness, I just adore this look! So ladylike and pretty! I love the collar necklace with a collar, never would've thought of that but it looks so good!

silvergirl said...

love that skirt, it is the brother to my pink one
was just looking at the rounded version of this collar on asos today
can't decide which to get
brett

S.S. Milk said...

I love the colors and how the metallic color pops against the shirt. Fabulous!!

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Ashleigh Nicole said...

Love the double collar effect! xo

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simplyepalf said...

Everything pulls together so well! Love the cobalt blue!!

Audrey said...

so pretty, I love those colors! I hope the weather cools off here soon, it's sweltering! Hope you had a great weekend, Kim! www.casualglamorous.com

THE WIND OF INSPIRATION said...

Awesome combination! I wouldn't change anything at all!

Victoria,
'The Wind of Inspiration' blog

Giovanna said...

Super cute! Loving your skirt/dress and pumps!

xx
Giovanna
www.oliveandanarrow.com

Rachel @ Making Life Fabulous said...

Such a pretty outfit, and the layered collar look is so creative! That color looks really pretty on you :)

Britt+Whit said...

umm wow! you look so gorgeous in this! LOVE this look!

love from San Francisco,
Britt+Whit

Laura Morton said...

gorgeous!! you have beautiful skin, love reading your blog everyday!

jewel said...

Love love the skirt. Love your blog. Looking forward to more posts from you..

Chioma said...

i love this look! that collar necklace is everything! lovely style, and i am your newest follower :)

Chioma
C’s Evolution of Style

The_Leather_Skirt_Blog said...

What a wonderful choice for a slight chill in the air. This is absolutely one of my FAVORITE looks of yours.

So feminine. So elegant. So beautiful. LOVE!

One of my very favorite blogs.

http://theleatherskirt.blogspot.com/

Karen Curtis said...

This is very pretty! I wanted that top but ended up missing out!

-Karen
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