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Monday, November 19, 2012

Making Varsity



Part of me was really drawn to the trend of varsity-style jackets, but I wanted to find a version that looked slightly more sophisticated.  So I couldn't pass up the opportunity when I found this one in my size on the clearance rack (+ an extra 30% off).  The bracelet length sleeves and modern colorblocking were exactly what I was looking for.  And since I wanted to let the pieces speak for themselves, I felt that minimal jewelry was best - these stacking rings from Stella & Dot, which I've been wearing nonstop lately, were the perfect dainty & subtle choice.  Check out their other affordable pieces (great Christmas gift ideas) all under $50 here.







What I'm wearing:
The Limited jacket (sold out online; check your local stores - similar save or splurge), Joseph A turtleneck (here), Worthington skirt (on sale here), Aldo booties (similar save or splurge), Zara bag (here), c/o Caravelle by Bulova watch (here), c/o Poshlocket bracelets (here), c/o Stella + Dot rings (here), Dockers aviators (similar), Lips: L'Oreal Colour Riche Fairest Nude, Nails: OPI German-icure


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49 comments :

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

these pics are so pretty! i just got the studded spike bracelet from baublebar and sadly have to return it because it falls off my wrist! it isn't adjustable...boo! =(

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

glitzyblues.com said...

I love this whole look and especially your booties!!

Xo, Rachel

Glitzy Blues

Magz and Mez said...

Absolutely love how you styled this jacket! Sophisticated and smart!

christineincolor said...

Lovely. Those booties are fab! As much as I love major jewelry, minimalistic jewelry is great for this look.

http://christineincolor.wordpress.com

Natali said...

Great jacket and bag! Looking perfect!

http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

Kendrra Thoms said...

I like how simple this outfit is. You look very chic and comfortable. Nice!
kendrrat
kendrrat.blogspot.com

Sofia Donatelli said...

Beautiful outfit on you today. Love the jacket.

Sofia
Stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

For All Things Lovely said...

Love this look! These colors go so well together, and you're right-the pieces speak for themselves without being too over done! Love it.
xo.
Megan
www.forallthingslovelymr.blogspot.com

Milna Mandusic said...

Love the clean lines!
So elegant!

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Ashleigh said...

I like the varsity jacket trend, but I get mistake for an 18 year old enough as it is. And since I already OWN a letterman/varsity jacket (from my high school) I wouldn't want to buy one. I do like the sleeves on yours, and your arrow bracelets!
-Ash
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

Lynzy said...

What a great find! I love that the collar definitely gives it more of a sophisticated look! Wish that it was still available online!


xx Lynzy
www.sparklingfootsteps.com

Andie Sims said...

I have to say that I have not seen a sophisticated version of the Varsity. I love this! It is perfect I could see that jacket being quite useful even after the varsity trend. Don't you just love those extra sales off clearances? Forever 21 does an extra 50% off many weekends and I love scoring things for a few dollars.

Estelle La Mode said...

I love your take on the varsity jacket trend! Gorgeous skirt.

Xx
www.estellelamode.com

Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

loving that skirt kim!
Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

Christina Storm said...

LOVE this look! That skirt and jacket are perfect together! You look amazing!

The Style Storm

xo, Christina

Karah said...

Beautiful as always!!!!

Samantha Tananbaum said...

You definitely made this casual trend look chic! Love the color combination, and those booties are amazing!

xo
Sam

Kim // Six2Eleven said...

I love that you are adjust trends to fit your own personal style. That jacket looks fab on you! I bought a similar one from F21, but of course, now I like yours better!

Kim
Six2Eleven

Alyson said...

Gorgeous pics, per usual. Love that husband of yours. haha just realized I've never seen what he likes look. Send me a pic, or post one? :)

great take on the varsity look; adore those bracelets and need to wear my bulova watch already!

Paulina Mo said...

Lovely outfit, I love how you wore this jacket in such a sophisticated manner! actually you do that with all of your outfits... love your blog!
~Pau
www.lilbitsofchic.com

Lea said...

This is such an usual look… I love your bracelets.

Lea x

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Wren KW said...

I wasn't big on the varsity jacket but I love how you've styled this one. You made it so classy!

Olga Zgonnik said...

gorgeous outfit! love the skirt

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Rachel Lynne said...

Love your jacket and nail color!

xoxo,
Rachel
Rachel’s Lookbook

Yeraldin Morillo said...

nice outfit !!! I love your skirt <3
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Sandy a la Mode said...

only you could make a varsity jacket look good!!

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

Terry S said...

LOVE this, Kimberly.

xo,
Terry

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

still being [molly] said...

absolutely LOVE this look so much! you look fabulous!

Lily Marek said...

You're right, it definitely has a modern chic feel to it. You look lovely!

Sharina said...

YOU are such an inspiration!

I love your style!! ♥


Shari
The Misty Mom

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

absolutely gorgeous! xo

Victoria said...

You look so amazingly chic here. I love the jacket! xx

- Victoria
www.VICKITAS.com

LyddieGal said...

sounds like it was a steal - and i love that skirt on you!

Beckerman Girls said...

you loooook awesome!!!! Love your booties and your bracelets! Sosoooo gorg!
xoxo Beckerman Girls
www.BeckermanBitePlate.com

and so it goes.... said...

This look is absolute PERFECTION!

XO

Shannon Willardson said...

This outfit is making my heart pitter patter right here!

www.gbofashion.com

Tiffany M* said...

Another set of gorgeous pictures!!
I've never jumped on the "varsity jacket" look but if I were to have seen this sooner I probably would have! Love this jacket-it's stunning and I love how you dressed it up with the leather skirt.
beijos,
Tiffany
www.beijostiffany.com

Audrey said...

super cute...love the jacket and I love how you accessorized with those bracelets and adorable booties! xx

TaraMixandMatch said...

I remember trying that jacket on when it was full price and loving it...I'll have to see if I can hunt it down in stores now for a discount, thanks for sharing :) Love how you styled it!

Shoegal Out In The World said...

Lovely outfit...

xo,Violeta

http://www.shoegaloutintheworld.com/

Chioma said...

i love everything about this look! especially that jacket :)

Chioma
C's Evolution of Style

Perpetuity said...

Love the jacket, such a fun trend!

Alice Warren said...

Great jacket and Love your booties!

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

t said...

Nice jacket!

http://initialed.blogspot.com

thecriminallyexpensive said...

I love the whole varsity look and in a sophisticated way and you nailed it. You look incredible!

xx
Krissie

http://thecriminallyexpensive.blogspot.com

Katarina Chebenova said...

you have amazing style, that skirt is so classic


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Giovanna said...

Such a cute look! Loving the "letter jacket" look! Great skirt!

xx
Giovanna
www.oliveandanarrow.com

Sabrina said...

I love your bracelets! It's always the smallest details that bring an outfit together!

Simply Sabrina

Stylish Petite said...

The skirt looks amazing on you. Love color on you:)

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