October 20, 2011

Today's Everyday Fashion: Repeat Offender

Cobalt and cognac. A combination that I have repeated many times (like here and here) and one that I absolutely love. I wore this to a technology event in Orlando on Tuesday night. (I'm on the planning committee.) A guest at the event asked me where I had gotten my inspiration for my outfit and for once I actually didn't have any specific inspiration in mind! These are colors I often wear together so it was one of the first pairings I thought of when I bought the skirt. Tell me - what are some of your favorite color combinations? Do you like wearing brown and blue together?

Cardigan: Gap, $18
Shirt: Express, $30 (my shirt is from last fall but I think Express is using the same material this year, see below)
Skirt: Limited, $38
Belt: Limited, $15
Shoes: Restricted via Endless, $40
Purse: c/o It's in the Bag, $99
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift

1. Express leopard top, $49.90
2. ASOS cobalt skirt, $36.67
3. ASOS cognac belt, $20.95


  1. You look amazing!  And why haven't I thought of cobalt and leopard before?!  The dark blue takes the print to a whole different level for work-wear.  I am going to try this soon! 
    Thanks J! :-)
    XO - Marion

  2. I have the same top! And I love it paired with blue! Such a pretty look J :)


  3. Cobalt blue almost seems like a neutral in my closet these days.  The skirt and leopard look fantastic together.  I wore my snake print top with my cobalt blue skirt and really liked it!    Heather

  4. J!  Good Morning...isn't it amazing how people in blogs you read become part of your life!  I rush in to work early to see what all of my blog girls are up too!  Love the outfit!  I am in black and Leapord print today!  You look great!  Love the two colors together!  Now I have another option for my new leapord shoe dazzle shoes! 

  5. gorgeous! i love the leopard print paired with the blue skirt.

  6. I cannot find a sweater that color ANYWHERE!!

  7. J where did you get those shoes? Love the color! R they still for sale??

  8. love love love this outfit!

  9. This might be one of my fave looks! Love the pop of cobalt combined with the cognac and animal print. A winning combination!


  10. Sara_ItsAboutTheLookOctober 20, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    Cobalt blue is one of my FAVORITE colors to wear! And it works in every season! (Although you don't have as much seasonal change in FL as we do in IL! ;))

  11. The shoes are from Endless.com (details are in the caption) and I've had them for about a year and a half!

  12. Hey if it's not broke, don't fix it :)

    I do repeat offenders a lot, since I have to dress up for work everyday. But I stick to winning combinations ... which is what I think you did here :)

  13. I absolutely LOVE this color combination!! I mix in animal print as much as I can. It has always been my favorite trend and I'm SO glad it has made such a big come-back. :)

  14. this outfit is so fall. It looks cozy and comfy and put together at the same time. love the color brown.

  15. loving the combo - leopard with blue!! Totally inspired me :)

    xo Nav

  16. Loving the cami!!!


  17. Absolutely love this combo!!!

  18. The bold hue of cobalt and the statement of the leopard print is perfect, while at first you may think that the two would compete... the actually compliment each other amazingly. I love this outfit, everything goes together so well.

    xo Teresa
    enter my GIVEAWAY!

  19. The way in which your Top-Bottom-Sides, (i.e., your cardigan/shirt/belt--your shoes--your purse), are all in neutral colors *around* your skirt............ well, that just makes your lovely cobalt blue skirt really  *G.*L.*O.*W.*  (in contrast), J............ almost like stained glass.    Simply stunning!!

    In your blogpost of 4/16/11, I love how you combined navy-turquoise-cognac in your outfit, too.    I particularly like *bright*-turquoise prints or stripes ON a really *deep*-navy background like this:  http://www.etsy.com/listing/82156453/bright-turquoise-leaves-rimmed-with-navy    (By the way, I have no connection and/or alliance with the artist, at all----i.e., I just like these two pretty colors together!)    Years ago for my younger sister's birthday, I bought her a sleeveless rayon sheath dress in a print that had small, bright-turquoise palm leaves............ (ON a deep-navy background)............ which, I swear, *glowed*, (i.e., simply in contrast *to* the deep-navy background), at night AND during the day, too, (haha)!!    You'd think THAT type of print would've been really hard to style;  but my *amazing* sister dressed it up (and down!) with a turquoise jacket;  and also with different colors and styles of cardigans/shoes/purses/jewelry/scarves.    Anyway, bright-turquoise prints or stripes ON a deep-navy background is one of my favorite color combinations!!

  20. One of my favorite blogger's also pulled off this color combo very well a while backand you reminded me of it! One of my favorite looks. Check it out here:


    PS you've been killin it lately! I think Europe has influenced your fashion fantastically!

  21. So cute! Thank you so much Ashley! I've definitely been feeling inspired lately. Don't know if it's Europe or life in general. :-)

  22. I love how the cobalt really pops against the leopard and solid cognac.  And I'm always a sucker for leopard.  Interestingly, I wore several royal blue and orange outfits this week.  Mostly, I think, because I wanted to keep carrying the orange handbag I carried the first day.

  23. I absolutely LOVE this!!


  24. You mentioned that this was one of your favorites so I had to come look!   Its is stunning, well ... you too!   What a fabulous outfit, gotta go look at my closet now ... this is inspiring me!  pippa