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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Fall Basics



As much as I love trying fashion-forward trends like print mixing, exaggerated shapes & edgy textures, there is something about basic pieces put together in a simple & unfussy way that always looks right.  A classic combination like this silk blouse, leopard scarf & blazer is my go-to outfit for days (like today) when I'm heading to help out at school & need something that's comfortable & polished without being over-the-top.




What I'm wearing:
J. Crew blouse (similar), Forever 21 blazer (here), Banana Republic scarf (similar here or here), Levi's jeans (on sale here), Colin Stuart boots (via eBay; similar here or here), Vintage bracelets, Lips: CoverGirl Blast Flipstick Smooch

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jenn~the stylish housewife said...

love the rich colors...you look SO pretty!

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

Amberly D'Anna said...

LOVING this classic look! The colors are great.

Amberly
www.asliceofglam.com

Shannon said...

I love this look on you. Classic, with a twist. I've been such a fan of animal prints lately! You look perfect for Fall.
http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

Natali said...

Great blazer and scarf! I like this outfit :)

http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

Ellen Kaminagakura said...

beautiful classic look ! loved your red shirt !

And you are very beautiful, you have a such a lovely face !

www.universeandyou.com.br

xoxo from Japan

Alice Warren said...

Such a classy outfit! Love the orange & brown together.

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Styleclouds said...

I absolutely agree and I love this outfit!Classic and beautiful! xo, Christina

www.styleclouds.de

dipitblack.com said...

Oh! You look as beautiful as always!
Love your simple, classy style!
That top is gorgeous!

X
http://dipitblack.com

Bogi Bog said...

Love the blouse and the scarf so much, they look amazing together!

Melissa Myers said...

What a classy outfit!

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

i LOVE this outfit hun! you know how much i love red and leopard together :) perfection!

xoxo,

Fashion Fractions

Miss Ashleigh said...

No sunglasses today? JK! Very cute. So weir, I wore orange and leopard yesterday. It's just such a lovely color combination!
I think you must be better dressed than some of the teachers at the school when you are helping out!
-Ashleigh
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

Lyda Pung said...

I love those jeans! I always click on your link whenever you wear those jeans in an outfit post. It looks like they're unavailable in Macy stores near me so I really want to order them online. Could you tell me (size wise) if they run big or small? Thanks!

Sofia Donatelli said...

Great fall outfit Kim. Love the earth tones on you.

Sofia

stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

Kimberly said...

Hi Lynda, yes I would say they run true to size - it is junior's sizing & I usually wear a 6 in women's...so the juniors size 9 fits me perfectly. Hope that helps - they are without a doubt my favorite (& most flattering) jeans! :)

For All Things Lovely said...

Love this entire outfit! That scarf just adds the perfect amount of fun to it. :) xo.
Megan

www.forallthingslovelymr.blogspot.com

RoselyC said...

I always love how a blazer can dress an outfit up.

Laura @ Chaotic Domestic said...

I love this look. So polished!

Amy said...

love that scarf!

xx amy

Leopard and Lillies

Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl said...

Love this whole look!

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

Kristen said...

Can't believe this blazer is from F21! It looks expensive! Love it paired with the orange and that scarf is beautiful!

astridshome said...

I've just started reading your blog (after discovering it in Lucky magazine) and am already addicted. Your classy, up-to-date styles and pairings inspire me to take a second look in my closet for similar looks. And to add to this great inspiration, your outfits cost $100 max not $3000!!
Have already sent the link to your site to many girlfriends and have added it to my Bookmarks menu bar.
Astrid

Alyson said...

This is great, and I'm so in love with all of these fall hues. I'm still living in my hot pinks. :)

Glorieta said...

You have a GORGEOUS blog!!! Love it! Would be so happy if you stopped by my blog. If you follow let me know and i'll follow back too! xoxo

Lexi said...

I wish I could pull of a blazer as well as you but I always feel so awkward in them. Love your outfit, by the way - definitely perfect for Fall!
Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.

LyddieGal said...

you cant go wrong with the classics, and a leopard scarf goes with everything!

Rachel Lynne said...

Oh too cute! I am wearing a leopard scarf today definitely a fall basic for me! :) Love the color of your blouse!

huongie said...

Absolutely beautiful! This look is totally my style! I love the first picture of you! Beautiful smile!

Amy said...

Couldn't agree more. Love being "different", but a good classic staple outfit is always so fun to wear too!

http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com/

Kim // Six2Eleven said...

I'm right there with ya! There are just those days where you have to stick with what works! (I had that exact day yesterday!)

Kim
Six2Eleven

silvergirl said...

so casual, yet so classic and elegant
love it
brett

Sandy a la Mode said...

this is a classic and beautiful look!

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

Amy Shaughnessy said...

Definitely a classic look. Love the scarf!

Amy

Fashion and Beauty Finds

Jordan Skiles said...

I'm crazy over that lipcolor! I must add it to my collection!! ;)

Jordan
opal-and-violet.blogspot.com

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

You look SO pretty! I love the scarf.

Estefanía Ainoza said...

Great pictures! I love it!!

Marissa at Style Cusp said...

Totally agree - I love trying + mixing trends, but when I'm in a style rut, I reach for my trusty basics. (which usually involve leopard, hehe.)

xo

Tiffany M* said...

One can never go wrong with classic-basic pieces like this silk shirt and blazer. Love the richness of these colors! Want to see the rest of the boot though :)
beijos,
Tiffany
www.beijostiffany.com

Alexandra said...

The colours in this whole look are beyond perfection - this is literally THE perfect fall look!

Alexandra xo

tovogueorbust.com

Giovanna said...

You can never go wrong with a blazer and blouse in my book! lol Cute look!

xx
Giovanna
www.oliveandanarrow.com

Giovanna said...

Such a cute look! Loving your sweater and oxfords!

xx
Giovanna
www.oliveandanarrow.com

Terry S said...

Love this autumn look, Kimberly!

Keep an eye out on my blog later today. I'll be featuring this as one of the looks I love today.



xo,
Terry



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

alongobucco said...

This is such a classic look, but it definitely has a little twist of "you" in it still. You look so pretty!

Alyssa
The Glossy Life

The Key To Chic said...

You can never go wrong with classic and chic. I have to force myself to avoid print mixing and going overboard with trends at times. The leopard scarf and orange blouse are spot-on for fall! The blouse really brings out your pretty eyes!

Hallie Swanson said...

beautiful pictures and styling...
Loving your style and blog.

Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

great scarf
Xo Megan

christineincolor said...

You're right: classics always look sharp. Love this outfit! The pop of leopard is just enough to keep it interesting :)

christineincolor.wordpress.com

3d7ec592-fb7b-11e1-b9b5-000f20980440 said...

Love this whole look! So very classic and perfect for fall! xo
Best, M.
http://fadedmstyle.com

Jeans and a Teacup said...

LOVE the color of that blouse! Looks great with the leopard scarf. Simple and classic!
~Jessica
http://jeansandateacup.blogspot.com/

Christina Storm said...

Absolutely love this look! That scarf is amazing! Love reading your blog! :)

The Style Storm

xo, Christina

Peggy said...

Please tell me you photoshop your pictures, b/c your skin is flawless! Love this classic look - you look great in the classics!

Courtney Starr said...

You're so pretttttyyyy!

girlavantgarde.com

thethreadaffect.com said...

Couldn't agree more. Classic pieces pulled together always look just right. Love the blouse color with the leopard scarf!

Megan, thethreadaffect.com

Beth said...

love everything about this outfit but the scarf is my fav.

xoxo..beth

www.fashiondotnow.com

Crazy Style Love said...

Such a beautiful outfit! I just love that leopard scarf paired with orange. What a pretty combination! You look so great!

xo Jenny
www.crazystylelove.com

Chelsea Sallee said...

I love your accessories from the scarf to the bracelets!
xo, Chelsea
www.abitofsass.blogspot.com

TaraMixandMatch said...

So adorable...I love that blazer paired with the scarf!

Libby said...

This is the perfect classic fall look! I love how you paired burnt orange and leopard. And the blazer adds the perfect touch of class!
-XOXO-
Libby at http://libbysoutlook.blogspot.com/

Stylish Petite said...

Such a chic look. Love the leopard scarf and jeans tucked in your boots :)

Ashley Aspinwall said...

love that j.crew blouse! such a rich fun color for fall :)


xo SideSmile,
Ashley

SideSmile Style

Shoegal Out In The World said...

Beautiful outfit...

xo, Violeta

http://www.shoegaloutintheworld.com/

estellelamode.com said...

I love the pretty fall colours, the scarf is gorgeous!

Xx
www.estellelamode.com

Erin said...

The orange blouse puts just the right amount of unexpected edge on this look.

brooke said...

this outfit is gorgeous and perfect for fall. love that scarf!

www.insparisian.blogspot.com

Haley Titus said...

Your outfit is so cute! loving your blog <3

Best,
Colour Me Classic

Mallory said...

I love the colors of this outfit, and the gold accents <3

Mallory
ReadyTwoWear

danielle317 said...

Orange looks amazing on you! I wish I could pull it off.

xo
d
www.louwhatwear.com

Mel said...

Oh! You just gave me an idea for my outfit tonight!!!

I have a new orange blouse and leopard blazer that I'm going to wear together. I wouldn't have paired it together otherwise! THANKS! :)

Patricia Ayuso said...

great outfit!!! love the boots ;)

kisses
http://blogcashmeremafia.blogspot.com

fashion luv by nicole said...

your outfit is amazing <3
love your blouse and your shoes!! <33

xoxo,
nicole

http://fashionluvbynicole.blogspot.com

Deanne Castro said...

Love your outfit! And I love that leopard print scarf! I might want to buy it too!
Hopefully it’s not all sold out! :)

I am now you newest follower…follow me too?

xo,
Deanne
myfashavenue.blogspot.ca

navy and orange said...

this is my fall uniform!

xoxo navy & orange

navy and orange said...

this is my fall uniform

xoxo navy & orange

agata zamorska said...



You look beautiful girl!

xoxo,

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agata zamorska said...



You look beautiful girl!

xoxo,

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Makena said...

I love this look! Cute scarf and boots!

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