October 22, 2012

Today's Everyday Fashion: Cobalt Blue


Today I'm sharing two work looks with my cobalt blue pencil skirt. In the first look, I was inspired to pair my skirt with a mirror print top from this summer, and then added cognac brown blazer and shoes. Below was a similar evolution - the photo inspired me to pair my skirt with a black and white striped shirt, and from there I added a black blazer and shoes. For those of you in a colder climate, you could easily sub in pants for either of these looks, see my shopping picks below! Which way would you wear it?

Inspiration photo: Neiman Marcus
Blazer: Forever 21, $25 (similar, similar, similar)
Shirt: H&M, $25 (similar, similar)
Skirt: Limited, $25
Shoes: Restricted/Endless, $40 (similar)
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Ring: My Stella & Dot website $49
Bracelets: My Stella & Dot website $59 and $59 


Inspiration: Harper's Bazaar
Blazer: Express, old (similar)
Striped shirt: Limited, $31 (similar, similar)
Skirt: Limited, $25
Shoes: Colin Stuart c/o MJR Sales, $24 (similar)
Earrings: local boutique
Necklace: My Stella & Dot website charm $17 and c/o Jenny Present
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Ring: My Stella & Dot website $49 and $69
Bracelets: My Stella & Dot website $59 and $59

41 comments:

  1. I love the cobalt with the cognac pieces! Both looks are great though.  Cobalt is such a gorgeous color and it looks great on everybody in my opinion :)  Heather

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  2. super cute skirt, love the color!

    www.modernsuburbanites.blogspot.com

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  3. Both looks are cute! I'd be more likely to wear the bottom outfit. This simply may be because I want a striped shirt & that I already have a black blazer & pumps.

    xoxo,
    Tiffany
    http://shoeschampagne.blogspot.com

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  4. Books, Beauty, and BarsOctober 22, 2012 at 9:03 AM

    Love cobalt pants! I have a pair of jeans in the same color and they look great with so many different colors!

    Don't forget to enter my giveaway going on right now! :)

    http://booksbeautyandbars.blogspot.com/

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  5. I am fair with dark hair and green eyes. Wearing cobalt near my face makes me look paler but really sets off my eyes. It is my best color and I have several cobalt tops in heavy rotation.

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  6. I almost bought some cobalt pants yesterday. Now, i'm regretting not purchases them! Womp, womp!

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  7. i adore that second look!
    kw, Ladies in Navy

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  8. Love the black and blue combo! It's very timeless!

    www.beautyandbows.com

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  9. My favorite is the second outfit. I love cobalt and black together. 

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  10. I would definitely wear it the second way! I have that same striped top and I love it so much! Plus, cobalt looks so great paired with black and white! Great outfits! Thanks for showing us two different ways to wear one piece-- I love when you do this on the blog :)

    Kate
    http://ajourneyinstyle.blogspot.com

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  11. clare @ fittingitallinOctober 22, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    Karlie Kloss was my neighbor for about 5 years :)

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  12. Love the second look. Great outfits. I love the cobalt pants :)

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.wordpress.com

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  13. I just really love cobalt blue for this year! I tried on a pair in this color in a waxed jean, but I just couldn't pull the trigger for a $200 pair of cobalt blue jeans. I ended up getting the same pair in black instead. Same price, but it was a compromise on the leather pants that i really want which were WAY more expensive! Still, I'm having buyer's remorse and have yet to take the tags off.

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  14. Cobalt is an amazing color to work with! It is bright enough for summer but works for fall too! I love your pencil skirt above, very chic!

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

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  15. Love the looks and love your new banner up top! xoxo

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  16. Too funny! She seems really down to earth, I'm a fan.

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  17. Danielle, I feel like these types of situations are when having a clothing budget really helps. If your budget is $500 a month, then I say keep the pants! It does sound like a good compromise to leather.If your budget is $200 a month, then you could spread out the cost over 4 months like I did with my leather jacket recently (I'm taking $50 out of 4 months budgets). Hope this helps!

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  18. Thanks Sarah! That's a temporary banner until I can roll out my brand-new website in a few weeks! :-) 

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  19. The cobalt blue skirt I recently bought (that's been untouched in my closet for a month now) thanks you for this post. :)

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  20. I like both looks but def loving #2 more! :)

    http://www.natinlove.com/?cm=1

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  21. ooooh I love the 2nd one! Both are great but I'm so into striped tops right now and that's such a fun way to wear them. 

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  22. I love cobalt blue and black together! That shade of blue in jeans is just as versatile as regular denim but more fun. 

    www.pocketsandprints.blogspot.it

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  23. J, I get such a kick out of checking your website every time. I can really relate to your posts even though I'm just an ordinary girl, definitely no style expert. Fashion sense is something I admire SO much, but it does not come easily to me. I also love the new banner and am looking forward to seeing the new layout of the site!

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  24. Thanks for some great ideas - just got a cobalt skirt from NY&Co.  I am drawn to the second look and probably can recreate with my current wardrobe for a work outfit.  However, I think the first is more casual and therefore go with jeans for a fun outfit.  So I will probably use both!

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  25. Thank you so much Sarah! I feel the exact same way you are describing - just an ordinary girl and fashion sense doesn't come naturally to me. That's why I always say that if I can do this stuff, then anyone can!! :-) I hope it encourages women that they can do the same!

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  26. I am having a difficult time my cobalt blazer. From some reason a cobalt bottom seems easy but the blazer rarely gets worn! Thoughts?

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  27. love that second look!  now I need to get some cobalt jeans to expand my collection! :]

    sprinklesnpearls.blogpost.com

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  28. Jo, try moving around the pieces in these (and any other outfits containing cobalt) so that they work with your blazer. For example, the second look could be a cobalt blazer, striped shirt and black skirt or pants. The first one could be a cobalt blazer, mirror print shirt and camel jeans or skirt. I hope this helps!

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  29. I would wear them both... the first one is cheerful and I can't resist the stripes on the second one.

    Monica from

    Fashion Koketi

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  30. Jenn,
    I have a cobalt blue skirt that I really wanna wear, but what color tights would you suggest wearing with them? It's a little too cold in DC for me to be bare-legged this time of year. Thank you! 

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  31. I would wear black tights with the second look!

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  32. I love the second look with the black and the stripes!! Looks great :)


















    thriftthick.blogspot.com 

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  33. Love the cobalt blue...I have a pencil skirt and the skinnies to recreate the same look! Thanks for the inspiration.

    Katie

    www.flipsidefashion.blogspot.com

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  34. I love your style!! i featured you on one of my posts as one of my favorite bloggers!! I just started my blog Thoughts of A and your blog inspires me!!

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  35. Thanks so much Alyssa! Tweet me the link and I'm happy to RT for ya! (@JsEverydayFash)

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  36. Look #2 is more my style. Cobalt is such a fabulous color!

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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  37. I like both outfits you put together.  The top one you put together is much better than the inspiration outfit!

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  38. I love this look!

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  39. I actually think your looks are much cuter.

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  40. I love your blog! It's inspiring :) I would love to see some more fall and winter looks...I live in Colorado and it's snowing here :/

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  41. really cool outfit ideas! xo

    http://calluswhatever.wordpress.com/

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