September 18, 2012

Today's Everyday Fashion: Fall Colors


I was browsing through inspiration photos on my computer recently, and landed on this one. I love her outfit and was so excited when I realized I had all the pieces I needed to re-create it. The F21 blazer I picked up in August (from this post) was the final piece to the puzzle, and I flipped the skirt/shirt color scheme based on what I already had in my closet to achieve a similar but more muted tone. I just love finding new combinations created from old pieces and this one in particular is making me crave fall! Would you wear these colors?

Inspiration photo: FabSugar
Blazer: Forever 21, $25
Shirt: TJ Maxx, $15 (similar, similar)
Skirt: Limited, $35 (similar, similar)
Belt: H&M, $18 (similar)
Boots: c/o Chinese Laundry, $150
Purse: c/o Karen Millen, $235
Necklace: My Stella & Dot website charm $17
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Ring: My Stella & Dot website $69 and $49
Bracelets: My Stella & Dot website $59 and $59 and $32 and $39

1. Limited blazer 2. Topshop blazer 3. Nordstrom blazer 4. Macy's blazer

44 comments:

  1. i love this look, the colors are amazing! that blazer is so cute! 

    www.modernsuburbanites.blogspot.com

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  2. My thoughts on this look are that this look is very hard to pull off because the shades of cognac have to be identical or this look can be a total disaster.  I also have a jacket and pair of boots in this shade and love to wear them together, but I'm not sure I would wear that shade of magenta/purple with the cognac.  This time I truly love the inspiration photo a bit more because the teal skirt works better with the cognac belt she chose and the purple looks better up top.  My eyes are just drawn to her version a little more.  

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  3. I would never have thought to put these colours together, but the end result is much more harmonious than you'd expect  :)

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  4. These bold colors really go well together but I think I would be nervous in it all day.

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  5. Loving this color combo! The boots are fabulous too!

    www.everydaywitharedhead.blogspot.com

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  6. I love these colors together and honestly, I like your look better then your inspiration : )

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  7. Cute but I am in denial that fall is here. I think you have have done this already but would you consider a post on how to wear neon in the fall/winter?! Thanks.

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  8. I love this fall outfit!
    Also I absolutely love and want that bag and it is sold out everywhere I check!!

    Have you see any similar bags out there that you can share with me?
    Thank you!

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  9. I love the color combo together.  Never would have thought to pair them together.  Thanks for the idea :)

    Megan

    budgetfashion101.blogspot.ca

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  10. Orders CreativejewelsSeptember 18, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    WOW ..PREETY  BLOG
    :)
    FOLLOW EACH OTHER ??
    LEME KNW
    LOVE
    http://creativejewelsupdates.blogspot.in

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  11. Super cute! Next weekends project: go through closet to work out fall outfits!

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  12. Thanks for this post! I also wanted to wear these colors together (camel blazer + magenta top + teal skinny jeans + neutral pumps) but didn't have the confidence to go for it. Right after I saw your pic, I put the outfit together to wear to work today :) I check your blog everyday - thanks for all the inspiration!

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  13. CoffeebeansandbobbypinsSeptember 18, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    Love these colors J, especially that jacket! Im pumped thats the item you decided to find more of for us, thanks!

    http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com//

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  14. pretty little thingsSeptember 18, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    loving the rich fall colors in this look - you look great! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  15. I love these colors together, and especially that skirt! Such a cute outfit! www.dreamboatfashion.com

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  16. Yes, thank you for the idea Joanna! Here is one example from last year (the belt): https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=303317246360685&set=a.213402672018810.68316.120030604689351&type=3&theater

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  17. Forever 21 did that blazer no justice in the photo. The color looked VERY yellow but I love how it looks on you and the actual color. BTW from your august post I got the red and mustard cords from target too! (My fave items thus far)

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  18. Love the boots. I'm not  a big fan of the color of the blazer but you make it look amazing. Great fall colors though. Adore the skirt and top.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.wordpress.com

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  19. I love this look! I would definitely wear it!

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  20. I would definitely wear those colors.  The skirt and the top were two of my favorite colors for a loooong time.  (Now I just love too many colors to have a favorite!)

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  21. I love how you take an inspirational photo and make it your own! Looks like the PERFECT fall outfit, from the jacket to the boots and all of the jewel tone colors.

    XO http://shesaidhesaid-fashion.blogspot.com 

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  22. i love the longer skirt!  not all of us can pull of the super short skirts and shorts you normally wear :)

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  23. I absolutely love this outfit!! Especially the blazer. It is PERFECT for fall. I would definitely wear these color combos. Looks great!

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  24. I love this color combo, it makes me ready for fall!

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  25. I LOVE these colors together, especially the turquoise under that mustard!
    kendrrat
    kendrrat.blogspot.com

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  26. The look is daring.  I would like to try it, but I'm a little nervous.  Your look is very nice and bold.  The inspiration photo is just as nice and subtle.  I'll have to look around in my closet to see what I can come up with....the look reminds me of the Solange Style.

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  27. I love these colors! This puts me in such a fall mood!
    http://work-it-blog.blogspot.com/ 

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  28. I would definately wear these colors! I'm going to lay off the boots until it is cooler, but otherwise, love the look with solids only!  BTW, the blazer colors looks much better in the above photo than in the original post - I am now interested!

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  29. You have such a great eye for pleasing color palettes!!

    http://thriftthick.blogspot.com/

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  30. i like the color combo! I think the boots might be a little much, but its a great look!

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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  31. I love the colour combination.  I have a blazer very similar to the one in the inspiration photo, and have only styled with a simple colour palette like this http://coverupchic.blogspot.ca/2012/06/beads.html. I will try styling it this way and see if it works.  Thanks for the inspiration.

    coverupchic.blogspot.ca

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  32. Absolutely LOVE the colour combination! And the colour of that skirt is just amazing! This year, I really want to get out of my comfort zone for clothes and you are helping me so much! No more black, grey and brown pants! Bring on the colours! Merci!

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  33. I was at Target tonight, and they had a bunch of new items in this color combination. I'm normally not very adventurous when it comes to wearing color (I live in DC--we tend to be pretty bland) But I actually found myself putting together very vibrant outfits in this color scheme. I also  noticed they had a lot of separates that worked in the same pallate--so I picked up a jacket/skirt combo, and then noticed they had a dress and a blouse in the same tones, so I got it all. Good to mix and match!

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  34. Thanks LH! The shorter skirts/dresses are not by choice - I have a hard time finding ones that are knee-length on me. The same items may fit you totally differently though + I provide various inseam lengths in the shopping picks each day.

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  35. Really nice colour combo.  I wouldn't have thought to put these colours together, but they really work well. Love!

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  36. I want those boots SO bad but they are out of my price range! Do you know of anything similar and cheaper?

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  37. Really like these colors together -- has a sort of Moroccan feel to it, like jewel-toned colors I would see put together in a naturally-dyed wrap or scarf.  I think I would struggle matching the mustard/brown jacket with the leather colors (belt, bag, boots) so it neither seemed too match-y nor like I got dressed in the dark.  You seemed to pull it off though, so maybe I'll dig deep in my closet to see what I have too.  :)

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  38. I love the more muted tones that you picked.  I would have never thought of picking this because of my limited fashion sense but now that I have seen it I'm all over it.  That is when I can snag myself a pretty blazer :)

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  39. Love this outfit and how you paired those Chinese Laundry boots! I have the same pair but in black they are one of my favorite pairs.

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  40. I think your outfit is much nice than the one you found for inspiration.  I especially prefer your color combination and that you carry a nice bag to match your boots.  


    Is the inspiration photo on the left from the 80's?  the jacket style and rolled up sleeves remind me of that period.

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  41. Thanks Karen! The photo is a street style shot I found last year (I think!), so I'm pretty sure that is something someone wore in the past couple years!

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