June 20, 2012

Today's Everyday Fashion: Blue

I was in Key West last weekend for VISIT FLORIDA, and this is what I wore for sightseeing and story research! I packed very last-minute, but as I was going through my closet, I realized that these old pieces (top and skirt) were practically made for each other. Add one (new) blue clutch and some island-appropriate laid-back sandals, and I was ready to rock. I was in such a hurry that I forgot to bring a cami to wear under this shirt, but thankfully I packed a blue bra that matched so well, it looked like part of the ensemble (you can catch a peak in the photo below). What would you wear for sightseeing in Key West?

Shirt: c/o Saivana, last year
Skirt: Express, $30
Shoes: Diba/Nordstrom Rack, $40 (similar, similar)
Purse: Ann Taylor, $30
Earrings: Banana Republic, $15 (similar, similar)
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Ring: c/o INPINK, $18
Left bracelets: My Stella & Dot website $49 and $32
Right bracelets: My Stella & Dot website $59 and Kohl's, $9

1. Macy's shirt, $54
2. Macy's shirt, $66.99
3. Macy's shirt, $31.50
4. Urban Outfitters skirt, $49
5. Charlotte Russe skirt, $9.99
6. Bebe skirt, $39
Bella's doppelganger.

Photobombing. Whoops.

*** Call for 15 guest post entries! ***
I'm looking for 15 ladies to guest blog while I'm in Africa at the end of July. Check out last year's call for entries here (details are the same!). And see examples of last year's guest bloggers here, here and here. If you want to participate, please email your entry to jsmissiontoafrica@gmail.com by Saturday, June 30. Thank you! :-)


  1. Love the blue on blue, so summery!

  2. Amy @ Leopard and Lillies.comJune 20, 2012 at 8:40 AM

    Love the all blue look!  You look fabulous!

    xx Amy


  3. J, you look great as always.  I'm so excited you are doing a guest post.  You are definitely the inspiration to my little, mom daily outfit blog.   I look forward to working with you on the guest post, and have a safe trip to Africa, I think what you are doing is amazing :-)


  4. I love this!  That top is so perfect for the Keys :-)


  5. Very cute outfit, J!  Just an FYI, I went shopping yesterday at NY&C and they are having an amazing sale and I bought a blue skirt like the one you have on (mine's a bit longer though which is nice since I can wear it to work), it was only $21!


  6. absolutely LOVE this look - it almost looks like a dress those pieces are so perfect together!
    cute pup too! : )


  7. you look SO pretty!!! i love that look - it's so very key west :) :) 

  8. also - i am TOTALLY sending you a guest post! :) you are awesome!

  9. You look amazing in this colour and I think the shirt is great without the cami under anyway!  I'd prob opt for much the same except w/ shorts for comfort.  Bella is adorable - I never knew you had a dog!  I am a fellow dog lovin blogger - Mr K is in almost all my posts ;)

    ♥ ThankFifi

    p.s. such a great opportunity to guest post - I will be getting my entry in to you soon!x

  10. Love the blue blue combo! 

  11. I love the blue!

    A trip to Africa sounds so exciting!  I will definitely submit an entry!

  12. Such a whimsical ensemble! Love the blue painting complimenting you in the background of the first picture. 

  13. love, love the blue combination. this is definitely a favourite 

  14. I have been reading your site for about a month or so now and I love it!  I like that you use pieces that I can actually find and afford.  Quick question for you...I have a wedding this Saturday and have bought two completely different dresses and trying to decide which one to keep and which to return.  The ceremony is at 7pm (in Texas heat) and from the looks of the reception it will be swanky but not black tie.  Which would you chose? The Banana dress has a super fun print (is it too daytime) but not very figure flattering...the blue dress fits tighter than pictured and my figure would be 'out there'.  Or are neither not dressy enough for an evening wedding?  Help!

  15. I love Key West!  We have vacationed there for the last 2 years now!  We always rent scooters, although I can't drive my own (scary)!  Since I always have to ride on the back I like to wear flowy short dresses.  A mini skirt would ride up a lot on the back of a scooter!  Love your blog!

  16. I love the shirt!  The blues are so pretty and love the picture in the background behind you!  


  17. Adorable as always!!  I really love the white top in the middle too!

  18. This top is absoluetly gorgeous. It reminds me of the Caribbean sea.

    Lindsay @LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

  19. Hope you don't mind my commenting but definitely the second print is much more appropriate for an evening wedding.  Color is gorgeous and you can add a great necklace or bracelets and some strappy heels and you will be good to go.  I agree with you that the first dress is a super fun print but too day-time to be able to dress it up enough for an evening wedding.

  20. Love this color on you! Fabulous. 

  21. jseverydayfashionJune 20, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    I love that white top too Erin!

  22. jseverydayfashionJune 20, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    I wanted to steal that picture I loved it so much! ;-)

  23. jseverydayfashionJune 20, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    Thanks Lisa! I actually rented a scooter on day 2, but one of those golf cart kinds so I could put my luggage in it. I wore shorts for that day, much more comfy for that kind of travel. ;-)

  24. jseverydayfashionJune 20, 2012 at 12:29 PM

    Thanks Valerie! I love both of these dresses, but I vote for #2. Way cute and perfect for an evening wedding!! You could do the first dress, but you are going to have to majorly accessorize - fancy shoes, a big statement necklace, and that kind of flowy shape says "beach" so I would also belt it and give it some structure. Let us know what you decide! (feel free to post a picture to my FB page!)

  25. jseverydayfashionJune 20, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    Awesome, I look forward to getting your entry! And yes Bella is my little baby girl, we are like two peas in a pod. ;-)

  26. This outfit looks like it was meant for Key West! Love it. I prefer to sightsee in shorts/capris myself so I'd prob wear this same outfit but with blue shorts instead!

    I love how Bella travelled with you. :) I actually bought some of that doggie yogurt for my Harlee yesterday...she loved it!!

  27. Outfit reminds me of my trip to Hawaii last week! Also the ocean with the blue hues- Loving the look! Seems like you had fun in Key West! Aaaand Bella is adorable =)

    Feel Free to Follow: russellandrose.blogspot.com

  28. great fashions, how did you get into the fashion blogging business?

  29. jseverydayfashionJune 20, 2012 at 1:40 PM

    Thank you Meg! :-) Key West was funny - really dog friendly in some ways, and really not in others. Bella seemed to love every minute of it, and although I never actually bought her any doggie yogurt, she did a table scrap or two which NEVER happens at home. Bella sends Harlee doggie kisses!

  30. jseverydayfashionJune 20, 2012 at 1:42 PM

    Please see my About section for my story! :-) http://www.jseverydayfashion.com/p/about.html

  31. Oh my god, I'm stunned. This is such a beautiful look. You should wear blue tops like the one above more often, they really flatter you. The clutch goes perfect with the entire outfit. It's definetely a killer look. For some reason, I always think silver jewelry goes pretty good with blue so this is what I would have added if I wore this look. Anyway, nice job! ;-)

  32. Love the all aqua blue outfit!


  33. Am I right that you want a fall look for your guest spots as you did last year?

  34. jseverydayfashionJune 20, 2012 at 3:12 PM

    Whoops, that is the only change from last year. I'll be gone July 21-Aug 2, so summer looks would be perfect! Thank you Leslie!

  35. Ashwini ChaudhariJune 20, 2012 at 4:31 PM

    i loved the blue outfit..thats perfect for any place closer to the ocean. I was in Key west last month and i did go the 'shorts n tee' way..its the perfect ensemble to beat the heat in the keys. i did go less on accessorizing though 'coz of the hot n humid weather.. just a pair of earrings n tiered necklace. 

  36. Um, updated workout routine, please. Your legs = ridic. If you say genetics, I will cry. Spill your secrets, girl! : ) 

    Darling outfit, too! 

  37. I love this outfit! Blue looks wonderful on you!! and your dog is ADORABLE! lol

  38. I will be sending in a request to be one of your 15 very soon! 
    Check out my blog: www.styleonabudgetca.blogspot.com


  39. I love the outfit.  I must ask - where are you going in Africa?  You will have an amazing time.  I have been to East Africa twice (once to Uganda, the second time to Kenya).  The people are absolutely incredible!  Have fun and be safe :) 

  40. Thanks so much for the feedback guys! I guess that settles it - going with the blue dress!

  41. jseverydayfashionJune 20, 2012 at 9:44 PM

    Thanks Lana! I'm going to Sierra Leone, to serve in an orphanage with my church.

  42. jseverydayfashionJune 20, 2012 at 9:46 PM

    Thank you! At the risk of being "that girl," I have totally fallen off the workout bandwagon. :-( I can't motivate myself to to go the gym more than once maybe twice a week for the past 6 months. I'm really hoping to get back soon, but my mom certainly has great legs + I think wearing heels helps tone your legs, too! ;-) 

  43. jseverydayfashionJune 20, 2012 at 9:47 PM

    Thanks Mandy! Bella says thank you, too. ;-)

  44. love this outfit; it is absolutely cute and sweet!

    Smile On:)...Classy Pam


  45. HappinessatmidlifeJune 21, 2012 at 1:02 AM

    I love the colors!  So vibrant and it looks great with your skin coloring.  I have the same clutch but in orange...I got it for a dirt cheap price too.  Don't you just love it when you find an awesome deal?  My problem is...I find too many awesome deals and don't know how to say no.

  46. 'Love the beautiful Key West scenery............ 'love your absolutely  *s.t.r.i.k.i.n.g.*  blue outfit that you put together............ 'love seeing *cute* little Bella with you in a post again............ and 'love Bella's fashionable - (Bella-sized!!) - turquoise Statement Necklace//ID Tag (?), too!!

    You're like Kate Moss~~or some of the other supermodels~~J., i.e., as time passes by............ you're simply getting MORE stylish & beautiful!!    Between them, these two links, (directly Below), have #3 pictures that were taken in London on June 7th, 2012, of Daphne Selfe----an 83-year-old (lifelong) British supermodel----who is ALSO in a  *s.t.r.i.k.i.n.g.*  blue outfit, too, (i.e., by Fanny Karst that's made to order;  printed;  fitted;  and finished by hand)............ and this is what YOU'LL probably be fortunate enough to look like, TOO, J. ............ in *55* years!!: 


    and also:  

  47. That's a really fantastic top.  It's so light!

  48. These colors are so cool together. I love getting your e-mails each day. They've helped me wear ALL the clothes and shoes in my closet.

  49. jseverydayfashionJune 21, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Thank you Rosanna! That little bit of blue on Bella is actually my cocktail ring sticking out, lol. And oh my goodness I love Daphne's outfit! I definitely hope to be that stylish in my 80's, she looks fantastic!

  50. You look great!  I got married in Key West and love it!  But, I have to say, Bella steals the show!!  If you don't mind my asking, what kind of dog is she?

  51. jseverydayfashionJune 21, 2012 at 3:16 PM

    I totally agree - she is the cutest thing ever. ;-) She is a Shorkie - a Shih Tzu and Yorkie mix.