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Friday, October 26, 2012

Classic Prep



It never fails...the day after my J. Crew catalog arrives in the mail, I have the overwhelming urge simultaneously wear all my bright-colored pieces at the same time.  Does this happen to anyone else?  This outfit was my compromise - still embracing fun colors (teal, hot pink + yellow) and mixing classic preppy pieces, but without going overboard.  I originally planned to wear my hair up in a bun to finish the look, but haven't quite figured out how to do it with this shorter length yet - would love to hear suggestions if you have them!






What I'm wearing:
J. Crew blouse (similar), H&M sweater (similar here or here), Levi's jeans (on sale here), ALDO pumps (on sale here), c/o Angela & Roi bag (here), c/o Christina M. Boutique necklace (here), Michael Kors watch (similar)

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jenn~the stylish housewife said...

love that blouse with this sweater! and i may have to steal those heels from you!

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

Samantha said...

I absolutely flipping adore that blouse/sweater combo. Cable knits are my favorite thing about fall! Add stripes and I'm done for ;) Great look!


Sam
Sam ipsa loquitur

Whitney Moore said...

Wow, these pics are just gorgeous. Loving the classic look with a mix of fun color. Beautiful!

~Lindsay & Whitney
www.thedoubletakegirls.com

Becoming Refined said...

Love the bright color combo, I'm trying to wear more color so this is inspiring!

Natali said...

You've combined all these colors so well! I like your shoes and bag very much :)

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Alice Warren said...

Love the pop of pink!

My secret weapon is the sock bun!

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Lace And Tulle said...

I loved the sweater!! yes your hair would have looked amazing up in a bun but it looks great down as well!

dipitblack.com said...

Beautiful outfit!
Love the colors and what a pretty necklace!

X
http://dipitblack.com

Miss Ashleigh said...

separate your hair into a top and bottom section. Tease the top section and smooth the hair over the tease so it's smooth and you can't see the tease. Take the underneath section and make your bun as close to the top as you can. secure the top down with bobby pins so it looks like it is all together, bun and tease. It will be a bun with some height and oomph. There's a great tutorial by one of the Glam Fairies on youtube but I don't have the link.
I love the green sweater!
-Ashleigh
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

Styleclouds said...

I love the color of your sweater!! The mix is beautiful! Happy Friday! xo, Christina

www.styleclouds.de

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

you look gorgeous in brights Kim! and the nature looks so pretty over there :)

xoxo,

Fashion Fractions

The Love Hanger said...

I just spent a few minutes browsing your blog and I'm in love. You have such an eye for putting together beautifully feminine looks with a modern, trendy twist. And that's very inspiring for me as I'm getting older and want to explore more "mature" fashion. I'm also a stay at home mom too, so that's inspiring as well! :)

I was brought to your blog by a retweet on twitter for your post yesterday and I'm glad I clicked through. You have an amazing blog and I can't wait to read more of it! Have a great weekend!

Toni

Paisley said...

This look is so quintessentially J. Crew and I LOVE it!!! And you made it look totally do-able for every day wear which is perfect!
xx,
Paisley
paisleynotplaid

Marie-Eve said...

You look amazing ! That truly is the perfect friday outfit to me !
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Sara said...

The colors are just such a great mix in this outfit! I really like the striped shirt peeking out from that sweater, and the color of the sweater is such a beautiful, happy color.

Andie Sims said...

Haha! I know what you mean. Our first J Crew store had its grand opening yesterday in ABQ and the next day I put together an outfit that was all color!

http://stylewithandie.blogspot.com/

Andie Sims said...

By the way. I found your blog through Gal Meets Glam and I love it! I did a post on what is it about J Crew that looks soooo good that we can copy elsewhere. I just went to Forever 21 yesterday and it was a look-a-like J Crew factory!

Kristen said...

Pinned this! I love it! The sweater is gorgeous!

For All Things Lovely said...

Perfectly classic! xo.
Megan

www.forallthingslovelymr.blogspot.com

Kate said...

This is all kinds of cute! I love everything about it! I love that it's bright and cheery but still seasonally appropriate!

Tiffany M* said...

Love the mixing of bright colors paired against the fall setting. That bag is stunning and I agree with Jenn-might have to steal those heels from you! :) Happy Weekend!
beijos,
Tiffany
www.beijostiffany.com

Amberly D'Anna said...

LOVE this combo! Bright color, stripes...what's not to love?

Amberly
www.asliceofglam.com

Sofia Donatelli said...

Hi Kim,

Love the color of rge sweater on you.

Sofia

Stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

Crystal @MissCrystalMakeup said...

Love this look! The pictures are also great with the beautiful leaves. The J.Crew catalog is awesome inpiration for me to mix and match what's already in my closet.
xo

Lynzy said...

Totally agree with you. That J Crew catalog will be the ultimate death of my bank account. I want to live in every single outfit. Love the way you incorporated the trends of J crew in the outfit! :)


xx Lynzy
www.sparklingfootsteps.com

Alyssa said...

Love all those colors together!

XoXo,

Alyssa
www.runwaychef.com

Kim // Six2Eleven said...

Very cute, Kimberly! And I love that your lip color doesn't exactly match your shoes. Not sure if that was on purpose...but I like that it's not too matchy/matchy!

Kim
Six2Eleven

RachieCakes said...

The perfect amount of color! Love your shoes! And i found bobby pins were my best friend when I had short hair.. they really help with the updos!


xo Rach
rachiecakes-rachael.blogspot.com

Amy Shaughnessy said...

I think your hair is still long enough for a bun. Maybe not a top knot, but a low bun.

Amy



Fashion and Beauty Finds

Christine said...

I am in love with this outfit. I need to steal it to wear it to Thankgiving! I love the unexpected pup of awesome on your feet!
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clpatters said...

Ohhh, I love the sweater, blouse, and necklace together! I have a very old v-neck sweater in that color from H&M that I just dug out and was wondering what to pair with it - also have a navy striped button-down and a gold link necklace (that I have yet to wear, for some reason!) I've totally been inspired, and I'm looking forward to wearing the outfit next week!

clpatters said...

PS - Love the background of these photos. Fall in NY is pretty great (minus the wind, LOL)!

Little Rus said...

In a way I am glad that we don't have a free access to J Crew everything over here - otherwise I'd be in trouble. Absolutely adore the outfit and the colours. The pumps and bag are gorgeous! x

Tracy Spreier said...

I love your blog and style. I too have hair your length and tried this last night. Surprizingly, I think you can keep it as a bun also.

http://aspottedpony.com/for-moms/curly-hair-without-heat-video-how-to-put-a-sock-bun-in-your-hair/1663/

The_Leather_Skirt_Blog said...

Always so impeccably dressed... even in jeans.

I so admire your classic sense of style!

http://theleatherskirt.blogspot.com/

Misty Angel said...

Could this be any cuter??

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Chelsea Davis said...

I love the brights! Those heels are amazing and add a great pop of color!
XO http://shesaidhesaid-fashion.blogspot.com

Amy said...

Love this outfit! You always look amazing!

xo
Amy
itwasloveat.blogspot.com

Jeans and a Teacup said...

Love the striped blouse! Perfect combination of colors!
~Jessica
http://jeansandateacup.blogspot.com/

J Ciriello said...

love the outfit. i got similar pink pumps at H&M recently for $25
I have another pair of H&M heels that are green peep toe and EVERY time I wear them I get compliments.

Not Going Out Like That

caviar taste said...

Such a great look!!! You look fab, as always!
xo,
Lindsey

www.caviartaste.com

Minnie said...

Nice outfit, I'm too shy to war so many colours at once although it looks awesome...don't know how to explain but spanish women have a way to put their hair up all the time...

wish you a nice weekend
xoxo Minnie

colourofthewinds.blogspot.co.at

Karen said...

Love the teal and hot pink!
Also loving the fall leaves/colors in the backdrop :)
~Karen
http://fashionboardconfessional.blogspot.com

Jamie said...

Love this look! So perfect for fall, and I'm loving the pop of pink with the shoes! The scenery is beautiful too!

Jamie
forevereightyone.blogspot.com

CC said...

Love the bright colors!
Have you tried the sock bun? It worked pretty well on my hair when it was shorter. As long as you use a few Bobby pins along the bottom you should even be able to do a top knot. :)

Audrey said...

classic prep indeed! I just adore those hot pink shoes everytime you wear them. Beautiful photos! I hope you have a great weekend! xx

fleurani said...

Lovely fall backdrop and loving the classic look with a mix of fun colors.
Ok here are some name of tools to make a bun and google it:
-Magic hair bun maker
-Donut hair bun maker

Hope that helped?

Ani

www.fleurani.blogspot.de

A J said...

Great combo! The striped shirt with the green sweater is awesome.

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

Jordan Skiles said...

Love this look so much! I found you from Lucky and am a new follower!! Looking forward to all your fabulousness! xo

Jordan
opal-and-violet.blogspot.com

McKenna Bleu said...

Love this outfit!! So glad I came across your blog, its darling!! You have a new follower:)

www.McKennaBleu.blogspot.com

ZADIN said...

This look is really amazing. I love every detail about it.

You are so stylish.

www.zadinblog.com

TaraMixandMatch said...

The arrival of the J Crew catalog is always dangerous :) I love the stripes peeking out from under your sweater!

chic Saturday by Kelly said...

Thanks so much for this post! It's great to see just how chic you can look without having to lay out tons of money. I've had my eye on that H&M sweater and will have to buy it now after seeing how stylishly it plays out. The striped blouse and necklace pull it all together beautifully. Great job!

Kelly from Chic Saturday

Giovanna said...

Cute look! Loving that blouse/sweater combo and your heels!

xx
Giovanna
www.oliveandanarrow.com

thethreadaffect.com said...

I do the exact same thing when I get mine! LOVE these preppy pieces in vibrant colors. And the background of your pictures are beautiful! Fall is the best!

Kacie said...

I love the sweater and stripes together!

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www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

Tamara B. said...

Im in love with this color combo and pattern combo. Im kinda obsessed with stripes, so im always looking at different ways to wear it!

Best,

Tamara B.
LilMissStyle Blog

Just Another Shopaholic said...

That necklace is a beauty.

GlamFabChameleon said...

Wonderful green sweater and lovely pink shoes!

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