Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Neon Coral


This weekend I pulled all my spring & summer clothes out of storage & organized them back into my closet.  It was equal parts thrilling (discovering items I'd almost forgotten about) and frustrating (realizing I still can't wear many of them thanks to our never-ending winter).  But, when I came across this blouse & sweater, I realized they would be perfect paired together for a bright tone-on-tone look.  As a side note, I was downright giddy when I saw this coat on the clearance rack at my local store - apparently someone had ordered it online & returned...so it was heavily marked down + an extra 40% off = score!
What I'm wearing:
LOFT blouse (similar here or here), J. Crew sweater (this season's style on sale here), J. Crew coat (similar), c/o Old Navy jeans (on sale here), Old Navy shoes (similar here or here), J. Crew necklace (similar), Merona bag (here), Ray-Ban wayfarers (similar), Nails: c/o Julep Alicia & Essie California Coral, Lips: Revlon Moon Drops Hot Coral

I'm one of the finalists for the Olivia + Joy Blogger Styling Challenge and would love to have your vote - all you have to do is "like" my photo here. Thanks so much!!



jenn~the stylish housewife said...

ok, i may have to steal this necklace!!! and now i am off to go vote!!! fingers crossed you win!

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

chiara said...

Love the coral bag!

Natali said...

Very beautiful sweater and necklace!


Alissa said...

This may be one of my favorite looks of yours! Honestly, this is just so cute! I love the LOFT blouse!

Jeans and a Teacup said...

Love all the shades of coral! That necklace is gorgeous and I love how your lips match the rest of the outfit!
Jeans and a Teacup

Christine Chambers said...

Love the mix of coral shades. Especially that necklace!

Christine In Color

Rhea said...

Love the coral tones you paired together in this look. Beautiful!

Styleclouds said...

Oh I love your coat! It's beautiful! And you mixed it beautifully with the orange (or coral?)! Very fresh! xo, Christina


meghan silva said...

You look great , love the coral !

xo Meg


Lady of Style said...

You are really inspirational and you have got my vote - good luck!!

Lady of Style

Anna D Kart said...

Love coral... you look gorg


Ashleigh said...

Oh lady, I think you have a sales shopping addiction! I love the bright colors, and particularly that bag. The zipper on the coat is over size and very eye catching, I love little details like that!

For All Things Lovely said...

This outfit is so beautiful--and I love the nails to match! Perfection, as usual. :) xo.


Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl said...

Look at your nails...SO CUTE! Love that little stripe detailing...is it spring yet?!

Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

KenzeLee said...

I am loving this bright tone on tone color combo! I have a hard time mixing in bright colors in the winter, but you do so effortlessly!

X Kenzie


Jackie l Food.Wine.Fashion said...

I still have not unpacked my spring clothes - it might make me too sad.

I am obsessed with those nails! Did you do those yourself?

xo Jackie

Amy Shaughnessy said...

I'm so excited to wear spring colors too. I actually wore the same color blouse yesterday on my blog! It's my new favorite color, I think. Check it out when you get a minute! Love this look... LOVE that necklace too. Have a great day!


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cchicc3 said...

I need that necklace... Coral is my favorite spring/summer color and I cannot wait to pull out my warm weather clothes... if only this wintery-mix would stop!

-Classy Chic & Chardonnay

Natalie said...

I love the coral on coral! It is such a pretty color and you have styled it really well. I love that you're wearing summer clothes even though it's not quite summer yet (we still have a bunch of snow here). You look really lovely, and that really is an amazing coat! I'm so happy for you!

sarahsreallife said...

You got your spring stuff out already?!?! I feel like I only just put mine away :) You are just ahead of game, lady! Color me impressed. But since I've bought a few springy things recently, I guess I have at least a couple shots of warm weather gear mixed in with my sweaters. Does that count? Anywho, love these bright corals mixed with gray. Really lovely.

~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

Kayla Gilbert said...

I love those shoes.. plus everything else! It is snowing here again today.. and I stepped out in my trench coat.. definitely not warm enough.. grr!


Malinda Falcicchio said...

I adore the coral and grey together, and your nails are so cute too! Gorgeous :)


huongie said...

Lucky you to have scored that J. Crew coat! I've been looking for one! I love the coral on coral on coral! Amazing!

Pink Carnations

huongie said...

Lucky you to have scored that J. Crew coat! I've been looking for one! I love the coral on coral on coral! Amazing!

Pink Carnations

Rhymes With Fashion said...

It's always nice to find new life for your otherwise out of season pieces! You're so lucky to have scored that coat on sale, seriously jealous.

P.S. Your manicure looked much more neon orange on Instagram!

Kim Almonroeder said...

Love the tone on tone! I bought that same bag, I'm trying to wait until April to use it (no idea why).


Shelby Skaggs said...

I love this color combo & the nude oxfords! this outfit definitely has me wanting spring!


Rachel Lynne said...

LOVE this look so much! The coral colors are gorgeous :) And your bag! Can't believe it is Merona!

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Heather said...

Love the pink and coral together. Also love your jacket!


Julie said...

Really love the coral and pink, especially with that cute manicure!


Amber Rathvon said...

I love coral for spring, and you styled it so well! I love the layers and your necklace. =)

Avec Amber

Chelsea Davis said...

I love the different shades of coral, so lucky you found that amazing coat!!I love the structure of it!
XO http://shesaidhesaid-fashion.blogspot.com/

silvergirl said...

I am just wild about how you paired the same colors together with different materials
Great look

Stephanie Lam said...

Love the colors on this outfit!!


Love and Ace said...

Gorgeous colors! You pull it off nicely! x, Kat

Love and Ace

Chelsea said...

I love this look! The corals are so punchy together and that statement necklace is to die for. Totally digging your mani by the way.

Chelsea & The City

Amy said...

so jealous of your coat score! and, I couldn;t agree more about spring...I hate this lull between seasons!
Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins

Trendy Mondays said...

Love the bright colors in today's post! We're ready for warm weather and lighter clothing too.

Kate said...

wow really great color! your outfit is amazing!:)
xx Kate

The Style Department

Megan Maddison said...

Love this look! And, can't believe your good luck in finding that coat - love it!


Olga - OC Wishes said...

I love the coral color on you. Cute necklace, bag, and nails!


Sofia Donatelli said...

Great post. Love this look and color on you.

If you get a sec, check out my latest post 'Cool Tuesday'.

Hope you had a great long weekend.


Beauty by MissAsh said...

Love this coral bag and your nails are so cute!! xo

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Kate at Mommy Monolgoues said...

I love your nails!

Maria Chloe said...

So pretty, and good luck!:)


Julia Dzafic said...

I love that accent nail! The whole look is fabulous as usual.


Alyson said...

that necklace was such a great find! I really need to scout out ebay for finds like this because I love J Crew jewelry but it's so pricey. Just putting it out there my birthday is next month if you want to provide your ebay skills? :) PS: amazing jacket find! Love the bright colors here.

LyddieGal said...

what a wonderful monochrome look - and great find with the coat, such luck!

Lauren said...

I am super duper excited for spring so this outfit just makes me so happy hehe. I love grey and pink together..such a lovely combo!! xo

TaraMixandMatch said...

This color is so, so pretty on you!

Cristina Shapiro said...

Love this outfit but I really love your manicure!! :)

....... said...

loving this look! the coral bag is my fav and looove the shoes! "liked" your photo good luck hun! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

Giovanna said...

Such a cute look! Loving those colors! Great coat find!

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Giovanna said...

Such a cute look! Loving those colors! Great coat find!

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Kacie said...

This is such a gorgeous color!


Lexi said...

Love that coat + great manicure!
Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.

Audrey said...

such a great color on you, Kim! Loving your gray coat too. Hope to see you at LuckyFABB in April! XO

Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

loving these colors Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

Crystal Ike said...

I love the sweater and your accent nail is so cute!

Crystal's Beauty Corner

Amber Wilkerson said...

LOVE this look! So pretty.



danielle317 said...

obsessed with everything about this and I need that necklace. love the monochromatic pairing up top - so fun and unexpected.
now i'm off to vote!

Rebecca and Lori said...

That coat is amazing.

Katie said...

I love all of the coral! Especially sweater and necklace. =)

Laura Yazdi said...

I love the neons incorporated in a winter outfit! Genius! Question, what plug-in do you use for the "Pin-It" button on each picture?

Kimberly said...

Hi Laura,

I actually just googled how to add the pin-it button & followed the instructions to alter the html code in blogger. Kind of tricky, but if you find a good tutorial you can do it yourself! :)


Kellyinthecity said...

Love that you're incorporating your spring/summer clothing into your winter rotation. Such a good idea to brighten up these dreary days :)