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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Cerulean State



Since I had an overwhelming response from readers after this post requesting more layered looks for the office, I have decided to try & incorporate some work-appropriate outfits here on a regular basis.  This is one of my new favorite ways to get more wear out of my sleeveless peplum tops during the colder months - just treat it like a vest & pair with a button-down blouse or turtleneck underneath (looks great with cropped trousers or skinny jeans too)!
 






What I'm wearing:
Madewell blouse (similar), Tinley Road top (on sale here), Ann Taylor skirt (on sale here & in petite here), H&M coat (similar here or here), Merona tights (here), ALDO booties (similar here or here)Rafē New York clutch (via eBay; similar), c/o Outrage Fashion necklace (here), Michael Kors watch (similar), Bracelets: c/o Poshlocket (here) & H&M (similar), Target sunnies (similar)

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Whitney James said...

I love this look, especially your peplum top. So chic!

~Whitney
www.whitneynicjames.com

Emily Kolberg said...

Very cute! I love all of your accessories.

http://www.stylemapblog.com/

Shira said...

The blue looks fabulous:)

Rachel Lynne said...

Love the leather top layered over your blouse! Super cute!

Emily said...

So cute, I adore those booties!

creamyclothes.blogspot.com

Amy said...

Love the idea of layering under the peplum! Thanks for the suggestion!

xx amy
Leopard and Lillies

Mary Claire Cook said...

gorgeous I love this layering idea, warm & stylish! I NEED a peplum top.

www.nateandmaryclaire.blogspot.com

Megha Varshini said...
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jenn~the stylish housewife said...

great idea girl! i need to start layering my peplum tops! love the cobalt & black combo! i didn't know you go that leather peplum top! i just bought the tinley road shorts and am SUPER impressed with the quality.

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

Cathy said...

Fabulous tip for layering sleeveless peplum...thanks, girl! Love this office look, especially the color combo and the statement camel coat :)

http://cstyledesign.blogspot.com

Natali said...

Such a fabulous coat and necklace!

http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

ZxM Style-Squared said...

THE TOP AND THE NECKLACE MADE THE OUTFIT!

Debora said...

I saw a peplum top just like this other day and thought that it would look adorable on however had not considered wearing it like a vest! Awesome idea! Hopefully I can wait out until it goes on sale to add it to my wardrobe lol

www.expressionthrustyle.com

Kimberly said...

Hi Megha,

We use a Canon T3 Rebel with a 50mm lens

xo,
Kimberly

The Colorful Couturier said...

I love layering button downs under peplum tops. Just love the way you have used color and print. Very inspiring.
Best,
Devyani
http://thecolorfulcouturier.blogspot.com/

Styleclouds said...

Wonderful look!!! I love your coat! xo, Christina

www.styleclouds.de

Camden said...

Adorable!

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

looking gorgeous hun! i love all the layering going on!

xoxo,

Fashion Fractions

TaraMixandMatch said...

Love what you did with the peplum top, great idea!

Caitlin Wilson said...

I didn't realize you were wearing a skirt and a blouse—I thought you were wearing a dress underneath! I love it both ways.

Caitlin Wilson
http://re-mix-her.tumblr.com

Rhymes With Fashion said...

LOVE that peplum, in fact, thanks for pointing out that it is on sale! Something about a leather peplum makes it just a smidgen rock n' roll, rather than all girly. And it looks great over the button down too!
-Alexandra
Www.rhymeswithfashion.com

Margo said...

Love the way you layered the peplum top and the blue/camel/leopard combination looks fabulous!

Christina, Esq. said...

this is amazing, id wear this to work any day!

xo

Christina, Esq.

http://wearingwhiteafterlaborday.blogspot.com/

fullbodyfashion said...

What a cool idea to layer a peplum top over your blouse! The colors are fabulous too!

PS: I just ordered a whole bunch of new jewelry from Charles Emerson Designs with my discount. Thank you again!

Chelsea
Curves & Curls

Kimberly said...

Yay Chelsea - I'm so glad you were able to use the discount & get some things you love! Happy to help :)

xo,
Kimberly

Alyssa said...

Very sophisticated look...I love it!

xo,

Alyssa
www.runwaychef.com

greyetal said...

How much do you love that peplum top? I've been eyeing it for months now and am wondering if now's the time to take the plunge while it's on sale...decisions, decisions!

Star White said...

Yay, I'm so excited to see more work outfit ideas. I'm having trouble stretching my wardrobe during these really cold months so I could use all the inspiration I can get!

Love how you mixed these blues together!

Blessings!
www.beautyandbows.com

amanda tinsley said...

I love the pop of leather, its office appropriate without looking plain. I struggle with that often. Are you in a conservative field? I find dressing for me and dressing for work, two totally separate affairs.

Great inspiration.

amanda
http://thingstoholdandstir.blogspot.com/

Alyssa Longobucco said...

This is such a crisp, classic color palate. Gorgeous!

Alyssa
The Glossy Life

Whitney Cosgrave said...

i can't believe that coat is h&m - it's so chic!

Tiffany M* said...

Absolutely adore this look!! Black and Blue is one of my favorite color combinations but with the camel jacket over top it's just simply perfection! Stunning!
beijos,
Tiffany
www.beijostiffany.com

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

Love absolutely everything about this look.. so polished & chic.

Anna D Kart said...

That coat looks very nice (wouldn't even think it's from H&M)... Lovely outfit

happymedley.blogspot.com

Nancy said...

great look! I love how the coat!
Also loving the word "cerulean"...it always reminds me of Devil Wears Prada. =)
xo,
nancy

http://adoretoadorn.blogspot.com

Terry S said...

SOOOO glamorous, Kimberly. Swoon!

xo,
Terry

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

Sarah said...

This is such a rich color combination! It looks lovely.

Sofia Donatelli said...

Beautiful shades of blue the skirt and blouse have. You look lovely!

Of you get a second, please check out my latest post. I would love to read your feedback.

Sofia

http://stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com/

Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

peplum and leather - yesss Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

Blicious said...

gorgeous pics! love your top!
xx
b
engagedtobengaged.blogspot.com

Kelly Setzer said...

I love this idea! I don't have a similar peplum top, but I'm thinking a handful of my sleeveless shirts might work as a vest. I like your resourcefulness. Thanks for sharing!

Anna Jażdziewska said...

This is really cute

taylor casto said...

LOVING this combo! that jacket and clutch are seriously to DIE for!! looking fabulous as always lady!

xo,Taylor
iLikeMyClothesTaylored.blogspot.com

Mamalina said...

Amazing outfit! Great sense of style! I declare you the queen of layering :), I'm truly impressed!

Mamalina


http://dresssidestory.blogspot.ro/

Giovanna said...

Such a cute look! Love how you layered the peplum with your blouse! Great color combo!

xx
Giovanna
HeyLoveBlog.com
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Kayla Gilbert said...

I LOVE layering things over dresses! This looks great.. NEED that peplum top!

Kayla
www.lovelucygirl.com

The Sequined Spaniel said...

I must have that peplum top! Thanks for showing a layering idea for cooler weather!

thesequinedspaniel.blogspot.com

Loop Looks said...

Oooh, I never thought of putting a turtleneck underneath! Great idea!!

silvergirl said...

Such a great look going on here
You know I can't see the word cerulean without thinking of The Devil Wears Prada!
Brett

Mónica - Mes Voyages à Paris Style Blog said...

Amazing coat dear!!
MVAP-STYLE BLOG

Ashley said...

Such a gorgeous, classic coat! Also loving the leopard accessory, of course!

Allie Emme said...

Cerulean...totally heard Miranda Priestly from The Devil Wears Prada.
xx Allie
A Song to Pass the Time

Claudia C. Gomez said...

Omgosh I'm just in love with your blog!!

xoxox

Alice Warren said...

What a great idea! I have not given that a try yet!

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Britt Whit said...

love this color-combo! you look gorgeous!

love from San Francisco,
Britt+Whit

~Mom Wife Boss Life~ said...

The coat is divine and the look is completely polished with a current edge!

xx Kelly

Sofia Donatelli said...

Kimberly,

You hit it our the ball park with this look. What a great job with the layering.

If you get a sec, check out my latest post on my blog.

XO

Sofia

stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

Neekoh said...

Great look! I always look for classic inspiration and this is totally it!

XXo,
Neekoh

Berty Morales said...

You look stunning! What a great look, and I love how you pair the leather peplum on top of that gorgeous dress. Great coat too!

Audrey said...

I love that coat more and more each time you wear it. Such a classic...what a find. Beautiful as always! xx

Kerri Ogrodniczuk said...

What a fantastic look, you really have that special something! Could you also create some casual looks; I have a hard time pulling pieces together once I change out of my work attire. It's a struggle for my to piece casual looks for at home and on the weekend without looking frumpy or sloppy!

Cheers,
Kerri

Mia's Little Corner said...

Wow, I love this look! The coat and the leather top are so beautiful!:)

xxx

Mia's Little Corner

nicoi said...

amazing! i had been eyeing that Tinley Road peplum for awhile, but I never thought about layering it before now! definitely a must purchase now that its on sale

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