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Friday, March 15, 2013

Just the Classics



When I have those "I-have-nothing-to-wear" moments, I always fall back on timeless pieces like these because it's the easiest way to look polished without having to even think about it.  For me, this usually involves stripes of some kind, a bright lip and gold accessories - it's a formula that works every time and that I, amazingly, never get tired of.  What's your favorite look that you keep going back to?

 
 
 
What I'm wearing:
J. Crew shirt (here; similar for less here or here), c/o Sheinside coat (here), Levi's jeans (on sale here), Charles Jourdan pumps (on sale here), Zara bag (here or similar for less here), Bracelets: Forever 21 (here & similar), c/o Stella & Dot (here), c/o Christina M. Boutique, Nails: Essie Bikini So Teeny, Lips: Revlon Moon Drops Hot Coral

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Just Another Shopaholic said...

Love the coat girl!

Rhymes With Fashion said...

This look is fantastic! So simple, chic and classic. Love the brown bag with the black!
Happy Friday!
-Alexandra
www.rhymeswithfashion.com

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

perfection! love the stripes and gold jewelry! and i want that bag every time you wear it!!!

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

Elizabeth Exposito said...

This look is so polished and pretty. Love the gold accessories, they really tie the look together,

XOXO

EK

CP and KW said...

this is a beautiful bag!
kw Ladies in Navy

Ashley said...

I have those "I don't don't what to wear moments" all the time and it's so annoying! Love your outfit, have a great weekend!

Xo,
http://sincerelymissashley.blogspot.ca/

DarleneB said...

My favorite go-to look is a pencil skirt and silky shirt or blouse, completed with either peep-toe or pointy-toe pumps. It's always appropriate for the office I work in. By the way, I really like your outfit, but I'd have to wear something like it on the weekend.

Nicolene Richards said...

I could'nt agree more, and know the feeling, like your take on how to style jeans! Very nice outfit yet effortless!
FF

Lisa said...

I really love this look. Skinny jeans are such easy dressing and I wish I could wear them. Beyond that, the entire look is perfection.

Lauren Gordon-Thomson said...

I love that blouse. Stunning!

Lauren x
Gordon + Gold

Styleclouds said...

So chic, so very french!! I absolutely love it! Have a wonderful weekend! xo, Christina

Styleclouds

Melissa Myers said...

Lately my go to has been an old navy cardigan and a button up shirt or tshirt with khaki pants for work. Keep going back to my preppy roots. I just switch out the khakis for jeans when I go for casual. Just add some bling so it's not so blah.

Chantelle said...

You're absolutely right, stripes will never let you down!

Kim said...

One of my "go to" outfits is a crisp white blouse, rolled skinnies, and leopard flats. Super easy and super comfy!

Kim
www.mystylechallenge.com

Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl said...

Nothing wrong with taking the basics to create great looks..love that jacket!

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

Jessica Camerata said...

How am I just now finding your blog! Thank you #maxxstylescout! Loving these heels and the coat is fantastic!

Newest follower!

xo Jessica
www.mystylevita.com

Emma Finlayson said...

my go to these days is skinnies, a slouchy sweater and ankle boots. Chic and comfy.

Amy Shaughnessy said...

I think we all have that "I have nothing to wear" thought every now and then. I definitely have my go-to outfits. Love this one! Classic!

Amy

Fashion and Beauty Finds

Ashleigh said...

I really like the thick handles on that tote, seems like it will last longer like that.
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

Sofia Donatelli said...

Hi Kimberly,

Thanks for the link to the shirt. It is beautiful. I will be placing an order for it.

If you get a sec, check out my latest post 'One Shoulder Wonder'. A very pretty LBD dress that I found last weekend. I would love to hear what you think about it.

Have a great weekend!
Sofia

stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

Kayla Gilbert said...

I LOVE that jacket! And I love how you paired it with the red pumps and cognac bag. Sooo classic! : )

Kayla
www.lovelucygirl.com

Shira said...

Wearing the same color on my nails! Love the classic look and how do you manage to have your hair look so pretty in a ponytail? Mine always looks like....well, a mess when I wear it up haha.

http://sequinsandpolkadots.blogspot.com/

Rachel Lynne said...

This is so lovely! I adore your striped shirt and jacket. That Zara tote is also amazing!

Margo said...

Always a fan of the classics and I love how you made this simple outfit look so chic. I've been eying that J.Crew shirt for a while now and may have to just take the plunge!

Christina Heflin said...

I totally know what you mean, sometimes in the mornings I stare at my closet for a good ten min. before I can think of anything to wear. When I'm stuck I usually go with some sort of skinny jean and over sized shirt. It always looks simple and chic plus I know I will be comfortable. I love you decision to go with the classics though, you would never guess you were in a wardrobe conundrum because you looks so put together!

http://simpleeasystyle.blogspot.com/

Malinda Falcicchio said...

Very classic, sometimes the simple looks are the best :)

Malinda
Fashionthroughmyiphone82.blogspot.ca

l.c.s. said...

love the blue and white stripes--- we are loving anything striped these days!!

lauren
www.annacroswell.com

Beth Parker said...

Simply perfect, Kimberly! Red lip is the finishing touch!
Xx--bp
Www.seersuckerandsaddles.blogspot.com

Beth Parker said...

Simply perfect, Kimberly! Red lip is the finishing touch--
Xx--bp
Www.seersuckerandsaddles.blogspot.com

sarahsreallife said...

Sometimes I feel like it's such a cliche to talk about wearing "timeless classics." But like a lot of cliches, it's probably said a lot because it's true! You look great.

~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

Shannon Willardson said...

Love the shirt!

Shannon,
GBOfashion.com

huongie said...

I'm loving the black and white, Kimberly! Your nail color is so pretty too! I saw your feature on Jenn's blog and loved getting to know you. I had no idea you were on AI! Have a wonderful weekend!

Pink Carnations

P.S.LilyBoutique said...

Great look! You look lovely :) Have a great weekend xx

www.pslilyboutique.com

Di said...

So happy I found your blog...so many ideas and affordalbe options. Thanks.

Dee said...

Love this look!

www.delolovesdesign.com

Chelsea said...

I LOVE the stripes and talk about classic pieces... I'm so obsessed with the renegade bracelet!

xoxo,
Chelsea & The City
Be sure to check out my Stella & Dot trunk show + giveaway!

andrea said...

Love this look! Stripes, b+w, and jeans are a closet staple for me too!

xoxo,
Andrea

www.andreaeveryday.com

silvergirl said...

This coat is amazing
Love that it is short for spring and so classic and chic
Brett

TaraMixandMatch said...

Love that j crew top, I'm always a sucker for stripes!

Patricia Pepper said...

Simple but beautifuil outfit, like the makeup ;))

Debora ETS said...

What a beautifully simple outfit! I especially love the top.

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

Cool casual chic look!!
xx
M.
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SHOP STYLE CONQUER said...

wow this outfit is so chic and amazing!

x

♥ Ellen
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DC in STYLE said...

This is a great example when simple is the best! The look is so chic and elegant! All your photos look so crisp, may I ask what camera do you use?
http://dcinstyle.com/

Jenny Plog said...

Gorgeous outfit!!

www.plogstyle.com

Beauty Follower said...

Lovely look!

www.beautyfollower.blogspot.gr

Beckerrr! said...

Great look. I need the bag. Yes, need :)

Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

tres chic kimberly Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

secretivestyle.com said...

I've been looking for a top JUST like that - LOVE IT!!! You look fab! x

Lexi said...

I absolutely love that Zara bag and keep seeing it pop up! Zara is killing my budget with all of their gorgeous pieces lately.
Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.

mylifeinmascara.com said...

Love the outfit, great inspiration :)

Lady of Style said...

I love this casual-chic style!
Your bag is fabulous.

Annette
Lady of Style

Ashley said...

I love that blouse and bag!!!
Have a great weekend girl!

xo,
Sincerely Miss Ash

dacy said...

just discovered your blog - this is what i always fall back on as well - and you look amazing, so why not?

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