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Monday, February 11, 2013

Classic + Modern

 
 
One of my personal rules for trying out new trends is to mix them with classic pieces - because it creates a more effortless look & is a great way to ensure you don't go overboard.  This combination of a varsity-style jacket with basics like a crisp white shirt, denim & ladylike pumps is the perfect blend of modern & timeless (just swap out the heels for sneakers or brogues and you are weekend-ready!).

 




What I'm wearing:
Old Navy shirt (here), Forever 21 jacket (here), Levi's jeans (on sale here), Charles Jourdan pumps (on sale here; few sizes left on clearance here), ASOS clutch (here), c/o T&J Designs cuff (similar here or here), Lips: L'Oreal Colour Riche Fairest Nude

If you haven't already, I would love to have your vote in the Olivia + Joy Blogger Styling Challenge - all you have to do is "like" my photo here. Thanks so much!!

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62 comments :

Natali said...

In love with your bomber jacket!

http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

LOVE the lighting in these pics! where are you??? great outfit too!

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

Alice said...

Ooo-wee, something made me want to see more pictures. I don't know if it was the makeup or the hair, but you look especially lovely in this post!

Thanks for visiting my humble little blog the other day/month :P

Best,
SEE ALICE GO

Anna D Kart said...

Lovely outfit and I like the color of your nail polish... Having two kids and a household to run, you are one of the most stylish bloggers out there :)

happymedley.blogspot.com

Brittney said...
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Brittney said...

Great mix of neutrals and basics. I've been looking for a nude lip color and I'm loving that shade on you!

Brittney

anotherbeautifulthing.blogspot.com

Lady of Style said...

Absolutely classy outfit!
You look stunning.

Annette
Lady of Style

ZxM Style-Squared said...

AWESOME!

Debora said...

This jacket is gorgeous! Looks great on you! I can't wait for winter to come around (here in Australia) so I can start wearing beautiful jackets like this!

www.expressionthrustyle.com

Styleclouds said...

You look beautiful! I love the jacket and how you paired it!! xo, Christina

Styleclouds

TaraMixandMatch said...

That jacket is so fun, and I love the clutch you paired with it!

Sofia Donatelli said...

Love the tone combination in your jacket. You paired it off beautifully. Hope you had a great weekend playing in the snow or watching the kids play in the snow.

If you get a sec, check out my latest post 'Anchors Away'.

Kisses,
Sofia

stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

sarahsreallife said...

I really really love this look. One of my favorites of yours recently!!

~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

KenzeLee said...

I saw this jacket at the store last weekend but wasn't sold, now I'm wishing I picked it up! Love this look!

X Kenzie

www.CaveGirlintheCity.com

SciNerdGirl said...

OMGoodness your eyes look so intense in these pictures! Can't tell if it is the lighting, the makeup, contact lenses, but I had to look back at some of your earlier posts to see if that was your actual eye color. Seriously your pose is mesmerizing. Fantastic1

Kimberly said...

@SciNerdGirl, thank you! Yes, that is my real eye color. I think it had a lot to do with the lighting of where we shot and I did have slightly different eye makeup on that may have played into it a bit too :)

xo,
Kimberly

Rhymes With Fashion said...

That jacket is great! Varsity jackets are usually too chunky and round, but the cut on this one is perfect. I can't believe it came from Forever21!
Your hair and make-up is lovely as well!
-Alexandra
Www.rhymeswithfashion.com

Merritt said...

I need that jacket!!! looking gorgeous as usual!

The Style Scribe

Caitlin Wilson said...

I bought that same jacket with dark green instead of khaki, and I've been wearing it non-stop. I love it!

Caitlin
re-mix-her.com

Amy Shaughnessy said...

This is definitely a classic look. Love it! Love your clutch too.

Amy
Fashion and Beauty Finds

Alissa said...

That bomber jacket is amazing, it seriously looks like it was made for you!

cchicc3 said...

Love that jacket! The leather sleeves changes the whole look!

Seriously beautiful photos!

-Chelsea
http://cchicc3.wordpress.com/

Faith said...

Perfect look! LOVE!

Star White said...

Great advice for trying a new trend! You always have a way of mixing in really interesting modern pieces yet still looking timeless!

Blessings!
www.beautyandbows.com

Kayla Gilbert said...

You look great! I love that clutch and I will definitely vote for you! : )


Kayla
www.lovelucygirl.com

Lauren said...

I am loving that jacket and those shoes!! That clutch is also soooo lovely. Your eyes are beautiful btw!! xo

Alyson said...

that bomber jacket is so great! Love how you went the chic route instead of going totally casual. Great balance. {and nice work to the hubs for such insane beautiful photos; lucky he has an amazing subject!).

Kristina said...

I love that bag paired with the jacket, they look great together!

Kristina

Kristina does the Internets

LyddieGal said...

I love the black and camel coat, and of course the leopard clutch couldn't be a more perfect accessory.
Chic on the Cheap

Sabina said...

Just came across your blog, gorgeous outfits! and loving the jacket! Following u!

Pls chk out my blog if you have time :)

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Domonique Wilson said...

I couldn't agree more, new trends are always more easily adapted into your closet if you piece them with classics. Absolutely adore that Asos clutch :)


x

huongie said...

Wow, Kimberly! This is THE best way to style a varsity jacket I've seen yet! Xx

Pink Carnations

Beauty by MissAsh said...

This is beautiful!!

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Lexi said...

I love that jacket so much on you that I'm definitely snagging one for myself! Love it!
Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.

Amy said...

Kimberly, I love this look on you! That clucth is fabulous!
http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com/

Bethany said...

Love this outfit, especially the jacket! It's a cool twist on basic pieces.

Bethany
aluckyfifth.com

Chelsea said...

You look gorgeous! I love this bomber jacket on you.

xoxo,
Chelsea & The City

....... said...

really like the idea of mixing trends with classics perfect look! love the leather and the red heels plus your makeup looks absolutely stunning here! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

Marta said...

Gorgeous outfit! Love the look!

http://www.martasfashiondiary.com/

Mamalina said...

Awesome outfit! I love the jacket and clutch!

And your eyes are amazing! It's nice how they pop even when you're wearing neutrals!

Mamalina

http://dresssidestory.blogspot.ro/

fleurani said...

You did an amazing job mixing that bomber jacket into your classic wardrobe. It looks so stylish and put togehter. Love it,
Voted for you :-)

ani

www.fleurani.blogspot.de

Ruby Girl said...

oh my goodness you are STUNNING kimberly!

Audrey said...

Great jacket and clutch and your photos are stunning! xx

Becky Nally said...

My favorite part of this post is your eye makeup. Looks great!!

Becky
http://thefluffreport.blogspot.com

Kenya Hunter said...

I really LOVE this look! That jacket is fabulous! And the clutch just makes it pop even more so! Very glam!

xo, Kenya

www.kenyaldesigns.com

Kenya L Fashion Blog

Alyssa said...

Loving that clutch! Gorgeous lighting in these pictures too!

xo,

Alyssa
www.runwaychef.com

Shelby Skaggs said...

Ahh! I love this look! You nailed it. The crisp white blouse with that jacket is to die for!
xoxo
Shelby

glitterandgingham.blogspot.com

onceuponanoutfit said...

I love that jacket! Looks great with the pop of color in the shoes too!

Her Persona said...

awesome jacket and bag!

http://herpersona.blogspot.com.au/

Beth said...

what a wonderful chic outfit! i love the leopard clutch to top it off!

xoxo...beth

www.fashiondotnow.com

Mandy @ In the Fashion Lane said...

One of my favorite looks. I like when you "dress down". Plus I love stilettos with jeans and sporty jackets. Great look and beautiful pics!

Jill said...

I'm agreeing with everyone else! you look amazing in these pics! Like a San Tropez tan add! Your skin is glowing! I almost dont care about what your wearing you look so gorgeous! You must uproot your life and MOVE to this spot of perfect lighting! :)
HOTPINKstyle

Giovanna said...

Such a cute look! Loving that jacket and how you paired it with the oxblood pumps!

xx
Giovanna
www.HeyLoveBlog.com

Regine Karpel said...

So pretty!
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Ellinor Forje said...

Love the bomber jacket. It doesn├Ąt get more classic than that. Very nice outfit. Thanks for posting the photos and feel free to drop by me too when you have time.

♥B said...

You are so beautiful! Glad I discovered your blog :)

Lovely~

With Love From, B
♥ ♥

Rebecca and Lori said...

Love this whole look! You always manage to make low cost pieces (that jacket!) look like a million bucks.
~Lori

Clara Turbay said...

It´s simple but great. Really good ideas!
@paquetevistasbien

Crystal Ike said...

I'm new to your blog and I love this look and your style! It's very rare to find a fashion blog that features clothes that a girl with a teenager budget (aka me) can afford. Keep it up because your blog is awesome. Sending love from Texas!
-Crystal
Crystal's Beauty Corner

Tiffany M* said...

These photos are simply stunning! The outfit is gorgeous as well- relaxed but yet polished enough for meetings or a casual date.
beijos,
Tiffany
www.beijostiffany.com

Aleksandra said...

You look so beautiful.

teacups + B cups said...

HUGE fan of the varsity-style jacket. You probably already know this, but cj.com and F21 aren't friends right now, so the link dead ends. And I can't find the jacket :(

Oh, and you totally got my vote, or should I say Like, for the Olivia + Joy contest.

nicole | teacups + B cups

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