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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Blueprint



It's no secret that I love mixing prints together, but sometimes the chicest look is also the simplest.  So, if you're intimidated by pattern play, pair one bold item with monochrome pieces - it lets the print become the focal point...and it makes getting ready in the morning a much less complicated process!

I've been keeping my accessories pretty pared-down this summer, which makes statement jewelry, like this coral cuff, ideal for accenting my look without feeling weighed down.  DaisyGem is generously offering 5% off all orders for PPF readers + in addition to this discount, they will be donating 5% of the net proceeds of all orders placed to Pencils of Promise (an organization that helps provide education to children in impoverished areas of the country).  Just use code PENPRO5 at checkout (thru 7/24) to receive your discount & help a worthy cause!






What I'm wearing:
Old Navy Shirt, c/o Dorothy Perkins Jacket, Mossimo jeans (similar here or here), c/o JustFab Anais Heels, Zara bag (similar), c/o DaisyGem Coral CuffForever 21 Arrow Ring, Simply Vera Vera Wang aviators (similar), Nails: Essie Bikini So Teeny, Lips: Revlon Moon Drops Blase Apricot

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37 comments :

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

That jacket is FAB! The print is amazing!

XOXO, Jenn
The Stylish Housewife

My Wallet My Style said...

Definitely love that Dorothy Perkins jacket. Great colors!

Nnene
www.mywalletmystyle.com

Natali said...

Beautiful jacket and cuff!

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Alice Warren said...

What a pretty cuff! Love your hair too!

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Stephanie X said...

lovely bag
xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

Heather Stylishteacher said...

All signed up & fingers crossed! I love the Kali flat in rose gold because i do not yet have a metallic flat, the Karen slingback in white snake because I think they look chic, as well as the Lola in silver and black for those dressy occasions. Thanks for this opportunity to win!

Heather Stylishteacher said...

I love pairing blue, white, and black! Love today's look. Just recently found your blog on a link from Gap and have enjoyed reading every day since!

Sofia Donatelli said...

Very chic indeed! The print on that jacket is wonderful. Your sunnies are amazing!!

Sofia

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Tiffany M* said...

LOVE this jacket and keeping the rest monochromatic make it stand out all the more. Also, madly crushing on that bracelet! Such a simple yet bold statement piece.
Hope the move and packing is going well. Wish I were there to help. Let me know when you're all settled- I'd love to come visit. It's been too long!
beijos,
Tiffany
www.beijostiffany.com

Ashley said...

Cute! Love those heels and bag...

Xo,
Sincerely Miss Ash

TaraMixandMatch said...

Obsessed with your jacket...the pattern is great!

chic Saturday by Kelly said...

That Dorothy Perkins jacket is amazing, Kim. I love how it perfectly contrasts with the white pants and that silver cuff. So pretty!

xo,
Kelly from Chic Saturday

Amy Shaughnessy said...

Such a cool jacket! Love it with the white. Love that cuff too.

Amy


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Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl said...

That bag is the perfect work bag...so chic!

xoxo
Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

Margo said...

Loving the jacket ~ the print is amazing ~ and that you paired this casual look with a sleek pair of heels!

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Crazy Style Love said...

I totally agree, pairing a statement print with a monochromatic look is so chic, and really lets the print be the focus. LOVE, LOVE that jacket, and I really love how it is the standout piece of your outfit. Your whole look is so chic!

xo Jenny

Chelsea Islin said...

That cuff is amazing! I love the color combo and you're right simple is very chic!

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Ashley Elizabeth said...

Cute jacket! It's hard to imagine all of these layers right now though because it's 95 and so humid in Chicago right now! Woof!

Kayla Gilbert said...

Love that jacket! And you are so right, sometimes the best look is the simplest! : )

Kayla
www.lovelucygirl.com

Adriana Contreras said...

Love this look! That Dorothy Perkins jacket looks perfect on you!

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Alyson said...

totally love how effortlessly chic this is! Nearly bought those shoes the other night. :) Comfy??

alyson
www.theaveragegirlsguide.com

Kimberly said...

Alyson,

They are surprisingly comfy! I wore them at church all day on Sunday when we were helping out in the little kids room - was on my feet the whole time and they didn't hurt at all! :)

xo,
Kimberly

Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

great jacket
Xo, Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

Anngelik Martinez said...

I love that jacket, it is beautiful especially the color and print.

-Vogue&Heels
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Marla Robinson said...

That is a fabulous jacket and I love your accessories.

fleurani said...

Kim, what a clean effortless look you have put together. you are so good in that :-). the print of the jacket is super eyecatching, love it

Ani
www.fleurani.blogspot.de

Ashleigh said...

This is exactly what I expect when I come to your blog! Classic with a twist!
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

Andrea said...

This jacket is absolutely gorgeous! I love the print and the deep blue color!
xo Andrea
Wonderful and Marvelous

smk053078 said...

Super fabulous! You offer the best style advice for woman not sure of dressing themselves or how to wear certain pieces and this is why you are so crazy successful! Keep it up! Looking gorg per usual!

l.c.s. said...

I love this jacket! You should try it unzipped over a white v neck tee. I think that would be perfect!

xo
Lauren
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The Sweetest Thing said...

Love this outfit! I really love the shoes & the bag.... I need some black in my life.

Merritt said...

LOVE the print on that jacket! it is fab!! Can't go wrong with ankle strapped sandals either :)

The Style Scribe

Rachel Lynne said...

Love this jacket!

Elle said...

Well done, love the bold ikat jacket with the white, bag is gorgeous, too. XX, Elle
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PJ Valenciano said...

Like you I'm a sucker for prints! Totally love them. I love your cuff too. :)
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Just Another Shopaholic said...

Definitely loving this look!!

Alejandra González said...

Lindisima!!
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