Friday, November 16, 2012

Black & Blue



Ever since I put together this monochromatic outfit, I have been experimenting with more matchy-matchy looks and I've decided I really love the sophisticated vibe of a same-color blazer & trouser.  This time, I added a faux fur vest for an extra layer of warmth and to keep the suit-like separates from feeling too stuffy...plus I'm obsessed with the cobalt + black combination.





What I'm wearing:
J. Crew blouse (on sale here), c/o The Impeccable Pig blazer (here), M.S.S.P. vest (via eBay; similar), LOFT trousers (similar), JW Anderson for ALDO pumps (on sale here), ALDO clutch (on sale here), Bracelets: Vintage & J. Crew Factory (on sale here), Target earrings (similar), Ray-Ban wayfarers (similar), Nails: Deborah Lippmann Don't Tell Mama, Lips: L'Oreal Colour Riche Blushing Berry

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51 comments :

Jin said...

I love your outfit, especially how you added the faux fur!

Shannon said...

Love black and blue together. And I love how you layered the fur vest over your blazer. Gives such a beautiful texture to your outfit.
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jules said...

i love how the vest adds an extra layer of interest & keeps it from being too 'pantsuit'


xo julesinflats.com

Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

love these colors
Xo Megan

Natali said...

I like your shoes and bracelet a lot!!

http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

i have been totally into the matchy matchy outfits lately! loving black & blue too! one of my fave combos. =)

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

Sofia Donatelli said...

Love your shoes and the ankle strap. You look very chic in this outfit.

Have a great weekend.

Sofia Stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

love this monochromatic look! looking fab as always! happy friday!

xoxo,

Fashion Fractions

Styleclouds said...

You look so chic!! I really love this outfit and the fur vest over the blazer looks fantastic! xo, Christina


www.styleclouds.de

The_Leather_Skirt_Blog said...

LOVE matchy-matchy myself/ LOVE cobalt myself. Who doesn't like cobalt with black?

Great outfit! So classy!

Oh... and those heels... wow!

http://theleatherskirt.blogspot.com/

Ashleigh said...

I'm in love with the faux fur and the polka dots. This is probably my favorite outfit by far. The shoes, the clutch, the dots, the cobalt. Lovely!
-Ash
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

Estelle La Mode said...

I love all the layers, the polka dot top and heels are gorgeous!

Xx
www.estellelamode.com

Lynzy said...

My favorite look of yours EVER. Loving the "suit look" and the added fur- AH! Perfection.

xx Lynzy
www.sparklingfootsteps.com

Christina Storm said...

Love the fur vest over the blazer! Such a great look! Love your blog :)

The Style Storm

xo, Christina

when BABI speaks said...

you look fabulous! love the fur! :-)

Babi
www.whenbabispeaks.com

Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl said...

I just love that blue suit...so chic!!

xoxo
Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl
http://poorlittleitgirl.com

Milna Mandusic said...

Pure perfection!
Love the color coordination!

>> milna89.blogspot.com <<

Alissa said...

I have been strangely afraid of matchy outfit lately. Maybe I need to give it a try.

sarahsreallife said...

I love it, but what occasion is it for, exactly? Haha. Maybe we shouldn't worry about those details...

Sarah's Real Life (pssst! Gems & Jam *vintage* giveaway in progress…)

Samantha Tananbaum said...

Love love love this outfit! This blue/purple color is one of my favorites, and you styled the suit brilliantly!

xo
Sam

Kim // Six2Eleven said...

My new favorite color! And a vest over a blazer...genius!

Kim
Six2Eleven

alongobucco said...

I feel like people shy away from black and blue a lot, but its one of my favorite combos. You look amazing..I love the mix of textures here!

Alyssa
The Glossy Life

Kate Greer said...

Love the idea of wearing the vest outside of the blazer! I'm always looking for ways to rework items in my closet for new looks!

www.katelyngreer.com

Audrey said...

Black and blue has been my favorite color combo lately! Love it! Have a great weekend! xx

Anna D Kart said...

Love this outfit! SO polished but the fur gives it a great vibe...


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LyddieGal said...

cute mix! I love the addition of the furry vest.
Chic on the Cheap

Star White said...

Very classy look! Lovin that clutch!

www.beautyandbows.com

Terry S said...

SOOOO in love with the look, Kimberly. The blue is AMAZING, and LOOOOVE that fur vest.

xo,
Terry

http://terrys-two-cents.blogspot.com

Tiffany M* said...

Blue and Black has been a favorite of mine as well. I'm loving this blazer and seriously need it to match my trousers now. Gorgeous outfit!! One of my favorites!
beijos,
Tiffany
www.beijostiffany.com

Alyson said...

Amazing that the pants and blazer from two companies pair that perfectly, and love how you added the vest. Something a florida girl would never think about. :)

PS: next time you find shoes that amazing, please alert this girl. Your roomie! haha

Lauren said...

i love your spotted blouse, so cute!

-Lauren
http://ourprettypieces.blogspot.com/

J Ciriello said...

love the all cobalt look as well. i have a pair of trousers in the same color that i have been meaning to photograph with a matchin cardigan. very bold but it works !!

Not Going Out Like That

Amy said...

I absolutely love this entire outfit!

xo
Amy
itwasloveat.blogspot.com

Kelsey Carzoli said...

This is such an awesome outfit. Fur vests and jewel tones are my favorite this season. I just happened across your blog and I love your style. Needless to say, I'm your newest follower. If you get a chance I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest outfit post and maybe follow me back if you want.

Xo, Kelsey

http://www.trashtotrend.blogspot.com

Lili Morton said...

SO chic!!

~Lili

www.satinandscotch.com

Loop Looks said...

One of my favorite looks from you!

Kacie said...

I love the vest over the blazer! Thanks for the inspiration!

www.daisyraeboutique.com
www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

kat said...

What a great idea!! I love the faux fur layered over the blazer.

Very trendy but sophisticated - love!

http://swagnstyle.blogspot.ca

Little Rus said...

Such a beautiful shade of blue and the shoes are simply gorgeous! x

Little Rus said...

Such a beautiful shade of blue and the shoes are simply gorgeous! x

Le Petite Moustache said...

I love the top you're wearing underneath the blazer, it's so cute and keeps the outfit exciting :-)

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Hallie Swanson said...

hmm......now I am serious thinking if I should get those pumps...
great styling..

Sandy a la Mode said...

ooo a black fur vest!? i think i need one!!

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

Karen Curtis said...

This is one of my fave color combos too! I also have that purse but unfortunately got pen on it. Any idea on how to remove the ink?

-Karen
www.yourstylistkaren.com

Kimberly said...

Hi Karen - try spraying some hairspray on a q-tip and see if that will do the trick! :)

Karen Curtis said...

Thanks! I will try that!

Jenna DeSantis said...

Those shoes are so girlie and I love the fur vest!! I love your style- so cute.

XO Jenna
Demureindiamonds.blogspot.com
https://www.facebook.com/DemureInDiamonds

Puppies and Purses said...

Such a nice way of accessorize the monochrome blue outfit...

http://www.puppiesnpurses.com

Andie Sims said...

I never would have thought to layer a vest over a blazer! I love vests though and am still on the hunt for a thrifted one. We are on the same page about "penny pinching". Nearly all my wardrobe is thrifted-a hubby in grad school working part-time and two little ones do that to your budget when you are STAHM!

allie said...

I love this look! It's a classier, & more fun, version of a suit!

Allie at alliewears.com

Deanne Castro said...

Your outfit is fabulous!

It would mean a lot if you could check out my blog and leave a comment, I would love to hear what you think!


xo
Deanne

http://myfashavenue.blogspot.ca

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