August 31, 2012

Today's Everyday Fashion: Two Shades of Gray



This was one of the first inspiration photos I ever saved, before I started blogging. I stumbled upon it again this week and realized that I finally have all the pieces in my closet to re-create it! I would totally rock this look around town, but to make it even better I might go with another shoe option like loafers or boots (or a more simple sandals like hers). How would you wear this outfit?

Inspiration photo: People
Blazer: Banana Republic, $75 - part of a suit (similarsimilar)
Shirt: H&M, $18 (similarsimilar, similar)
Jeans: Gap, $35 
Belt: H&M, $18
Shoes: Nine West/DSW, $60
Purse: c/o Karen Millen, $235
Necklace: My Stella & Dot website $59
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Rings: My Stella & Dot website $69 and $49
Bracelets: My Stella & Dot website $59 and $59 and $32 and $29


1. Dr. Denim jeans, $55
2. Mango jeans, $49.99
3. Replay jeans, $98

31 comments:

  1. love that blazer, you look amazing!
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  2. Love it!  I'm really curious about your belt though.  I've read before that you try to stick to real leather. I agree, although I do have my share of fake leather items.  Belts seem to be hard to find a good fake though.  Is the $18 belt leather?  Either way, I like it and think I need to head to H&M! 

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  3. I love anything gray, so of course I love this!  A couple weeks ago, I FINALLY found some gray skinnies at Goodwill.  I had to play dress up a bit when I came home with them, and I styled them with a black/white striped LOFT sweater (also found at Goodwill) and some black suede wedge loafers.  I love your inclusion of brown with your shoes.  It's a nice accent color.

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  4. And now I need a gray blazer! I would have never thought to combine gray with cognac, I always pair gray with black tones.

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  5. This outfit is so perfect and couldn't come at a better time since I'm on the hunt for some gray skinnies - thanks! :)

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  6. LOVE this outfit!  I love the grey mixed with the brown :)

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  7. pretty little thingsAugust 31, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    I love this look and actually just bought a pair of gray jeans last night. Can't wait until it get a little cooler and I can wear them! xo

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  8. you'ver read my mind. i have the pieces and i can wear them to-day!!!! thank you!

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  9. It's grey stripes Friday!  I am wearing a very similar look today!

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  10. I like the loafer Idea, but I also like the way the brown and grey work together. 
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  11. I love how the blazer adds a touch of polish to this cute, casual look! It would look really cute with some ankle boots once it gets cooler out! 

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  12. Your outfit is absolutely gorgeous and (like usual) I like it so much more than the inspiration photo! The color palette you chose is so rich and elegant looking yet subdued and very casual; stunning :)


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  13. Love the outfit!!! I love how you take designer looks and make them your own look for an affordable price.

    Agi:)

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  14. Thanks Julie! H&M is my hot spot for affordable leather belts. I don't mind if the really skinny belts are leather or not, but my thicker belts are always leather - either from H&M or Gap.

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  15. I like this look a lot. I'm into grey shades and this look would be perfect to wear to work. I'm lucky to be working in a very casual work environment so jeans are def. apropriate. And this is a very stylish version. Love it. I'm gonna re create it soon, since I have a pair of grey jeans just like the ones you're wearing. :-)

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  16. The Realistic StyleAugust 31, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    I really love this.  You did the gray and cognac with an outfit you wore in France, I think?  It was a gray dress with the cognac boots.  Loved it. I have a pair of gray jeans that I forgot all about.  Can't wait to get them out this Fall.

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  17. Love your jeans!! Great shade of gray!

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  18. I love gray,  it is one of my favorite colors! So this outfit is amazing, the blazer really adds a professional touch! While, the sandals you chose tone it down, and I like the contrast! 

    Have a great weekend!

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  19. I love gray! I always wear gray on gray. I love your bag. Super cute outfit, very relaxed and still put together! www.dreamboatfashion.com

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  20. I think your outfit is spot on! I do love her simple sandals though.

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  21. How do you file your inspiration photos? I am looking to start a system myself.
    Thanks!!

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  22. I need to start wearing my suits separated more often, this looks great!

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  23. Super cute look, J! I wouldn't usually think to pair brown with gray (I'd reach for black instead), but I love the outcome of this! And I swear, a black and white striped top goes with everything!

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  24. I love this inspiration photo of Kate and definitely love your look too!  I love grey and brown together!  

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  25. Love this look on you and the inspiration photo.  It is so classic and polished.  I have a similar top from H&M (if not the same) but have never paired it with my gray blazer.  I recently styled it this way: http://coverupchic.blogspot.ca/2012/08/summer-suiting-nautical-preppy.html
    A grey pair of skinny jeans is on my fall wish list, and will definitely try this look. Thanks! :)

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  26. LOVE this outfit! Such a great combination! And, I love that you used a suit jacket from a full suit!

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  27. So beautiful. Always I use jeans. Because I like  this so much. These beauty jeans I saw in here it is very beautiful.

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  28. Cindy, I just keep them all in a folder on my computer! I sometimes highlight ones I know I want to copy in the next couple weeks.

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  29. Thank you and good memory! :-) I think the outfit you are describing was my outfit to wear on the plane. You can see all my Europe outfits archived in my Table of Contents if you are searching for them!

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