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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Following Suit

Short suits were a huge trend seen on the runways for spring and I, for one, am a big fan of this combination of tailored pieces.  But, since I began a spending freeze in May, I knew I couldn't go out and buy a new blazer + matching pair of shorts.  So instead, I used items I already had in my closet and went with basic black, plus a dash of sparkle.  How amazing is this emerald stone necklace from BaubleBar?  The colors make it look so rich & it's one of those pieces you could wear in winter or summer.  Since I love layering jewelry for a maximum statement, I paired it with another favorite BaubleBar piece for Friday night cocktails with my girlfriends.  

Check out how my girl Kiley styled this same necklace over on A Sequin Dress at Breakfast.

What I'm wearing:
Joe Fresh blouse (here), H&M blazer (similar), Jennifer Lopez shorts (on sale here), BCBG Max Azria heels (similar), ASOS clutch (similar), Necklaces: BaubleBar Brushed Tab Strand (here) & c/o BaubleBar Glam Garden Bib (here), Bracelets: Vintage & Forever 21 (similar)



Becky Nally said...

Love the short suit! You look great!


jenn~the stylish housewife said...

Um, ok....why aren't you wearing shorts more often? You look amazing in them! And that necklace is to die for! Looking beautiful as always!

XOXO, Jenn
The Stylish Housewife

FootprintsIntheCity Inna said...

The necklace is so stunning! I love this suit! I like that shorts aren't too short so that you could actually wear this look to work!
Footprints in the City

Styleclouds said...

You look beautiful and I am truly in love with your necklace!!! xo, Christina


Sofia Donatelli said...

What a great suit to have in anyone's closet. You can dress it up or down and it's great for any season.

If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest.

Alyson said...

this is such a cute outfit, and way to remix what you already own. that necklace is everything!


Ashleigh said...

You can't tell that the suit didn't come together! I like the longer short and more cropped blazer. It make sit very modern.

Emma Finlayson said...

I think that this is the perfect summer office look!

xo Emma

Jackie l Food.Wine.Fashion said...

I didn't realize this was a big trend, but now that I think about it I guess I have seen a lot of celebrities rockin' it. You wear it well!

xo Jackie

Ashley said...

Very cute and perfect for spring and summer!!

Sincerely Miss Ash

Kristina said...

I'm loving the shorts suit trend. That necklace is stunning!

Kristina does the Internets said...

That's the great thing about short suits... with an already owned blazer and shorts you have the look! And that necklace does add the perfect amount of pop to the look! You're stunning!

Classy Chic & Chardonnay

Ashley said...

This is 100% an outfit I would wear- I love it! The clutch is a perfect accessory.

Jennifer Romero said...

You look fantastic! Love this look.
Great gams by the way...

Rebecca said... rock the short suit so much esp with those amazing accessories!!!


Christina Heflin said...

I love this look, it's so chic but very summer appropriate!

Kayla Gilbert said...

Oooo Kim! I am LOVING this! If I was able to wear shorts to work, I would totally recreate this look! Perfect for a night out though! LOVE!


Sandy a la Mode said...

a leopard clutch is definitely on my wishlist!!

Sandy a la Mode

Meghan Donovan said...

you look so beautiful! And love the sleek take on a short suit.

Julie said...

I know short suits are in, I just can't like them. Wouldn't the suit look better with a skirt? I guess I'm just pretty traditional, and I've never really liked shorts. Eh well, you still look great! :)

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Audrey said...

Classic elegance Kim! Loving this look on you...that necklace is the perfect finishing touch!

Ladies in Navy said...

you look so gorgeous. i am loving this look!
kw, ladies in navy
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Star White said...

Such a lovely necklace! It really adds a lot to this simple look!

Star said...

Love classy with an edge! :)
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FabEllis | Beauty, Fashion + Natural Hair said...

I really love the idea of a shorts suit. Very cute!

Style-Delights said...

Love short suits! Your necklace is so gorgeous! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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Anngelik Martinez said...

Love the suit especially the necklace and bag!


Julia Dzafic said...

A short suit! That's genius. Love this look and I'm totally stealing the idea! :)

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Chelsea Elizabeth said...

Girl you look so good in that suit! I really need to get some more structured pieces like that!

Rachel Lynne said...

Very pretty! I love the idea of short suits!

gormie said...

Could not be more obsessed with the way you accessorized this look- love it!!

Amy Shaughnessy said...

This is such a great look!! Love that clutch and your necklace.


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Chelsea Davis said...

I am loving this Bubble Bar necklace! Love that you paired with what you already had in your closet!

XO Chelsea

Marissa at Style Cusp said...

Great look! I love the short suit combos, especially in the brights and prints. They're still polished but sophisticated!


Hannah said...

Looove this look. So put together!
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Chelsea said...

I love that you used pieces you already had in your wardrobe to create this chic shorts suit. You look great!

Chelsea & The City

Terry S said...

I hope you'll keep an eye out on my blog later today. I'll be featuring this as one of the looks I love today.