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September 29, 2012

Forever 21 dress, H&M sweater & booties, 
bracelets c/o Jeweliq, necklace c/o Lia Sophia, bag c/o Roots  
So speaking of jewel tones, I’ve been using any excuse to brighten up my fall neutrals with pops of opulent sapphire, emerald, ruby and amethyst these days, which is definitely a change from last fall when I was obsessed with tonal, neutral colour palettes (see Exhibit 1 and 2 for examples). Anyway, I had a long day planned for Thursday, one that would start at 7:30 a.m. and go on until 9:30 p.m., so I decided the best plan of action would be to wear something super comfy (booties and a cozy sweater) but to pair it with a high-impact colour (royal blue) to get as much mileage as possible out of the look without dying of discomfort. 
The outfit definitely didn’t owe me any favours by the end of the day: from a morning coffee session to a meeting to a lunch date to a Bel Café meet-up with the lovely Jen and Alicia (exhale…inhale) to the media preview of Little Burgundy’s new collections, this laid-back look definitely made the rounds. And Jen took these pics for me – quite a talented photographer n’est-ce pas?
Happy weekend everyone!

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27 Comments

  • Reply Rachel September 29, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    that brown and blue look perfect together!!

    xo Rachel

    http://www.glamhampton.com

  • Reply Naomi at The Occasional Indulgence September 29, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    I love this outfit, and your bag too!

    http://theoccasionalindulgence.blogspot.com

  • Reply Petite Adventures September 29, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    I saw a preview of this look on instagram and fell in love – the colour of your dress is beautiful and I love the way you've paired it with the oversized cardigan. Very fall chic!

    Kate xo
    petite-adventures.blogspot.ca

  • Reply Cee September 29, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Such pretty golden light in these photos, pally! Whoever took these snapshots is a definite pro, they captured you beautifully. The colour combination of blue and brown is such a timeless classic and you wear it so well 🙂
    xox,
    Cee

  • Reply Well... September 29, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Oh my goodness…I think this is my favorite post by you yet. That gorgeous dress paired with a cozy cardigan and boots? I love it! 😀

    Enter to win a $40 voucher for Lorraine Tyne jewelry!
    Trendy Teal

  • Reply JennaStevie September 29, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    I love these colours on you, the blue dress is perfect, and I love me a good oversized comfy cardigan! This is the perfect outfit for a really long day. Stunning! Have a great weekend 🙂

  • Reply Jess September 29, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Such a great outfit, look comfortable and chic! Love your style now following you, look forward to more posts.

    xo
    – J
    http://www.jessglamdiary.blogspot.com

  • Reply styleonthecouch.com September 29, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Some of my favourite day long outfits involve wearing a favorite dress with a chunky knit layered on the top. The combination of neutral and electric blue here is both relaxed and eye-catching. Photos are gorgeous too x

    http://www.styleonthecouch.com

  • Reply fashionbeautyquest September 29, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Pretty dress! Love the colour.

    http://www.fashionbeautyquest.blogspot.co.uk

  • Reply Charity Poole September 29, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Adorable! I wish I could pull off booties with a short dress but my legs are so horribly white ALL year long, it looks weird on me. And I recently had a Jersey Shore faux pas with a spray tan, so…white my stems shall stay. 😉

  • Reply Gabriele September 29, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Love the colour palette of this outfit, such a cute outfit, love it so much.

    xx

  • Reply Rebecca September 29, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Oh my glad to have stumbled upon your blog….you, your photos, your outfits….everything is simply amazing! I've enjoyed your latest outfit posts & would look forward to more!!

    REBECCA
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

  • Reply claude September 29, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    that dress is so pretty, especially that the back is longer!
    You always have this gorgeous light in your pictures! Love it

    xx Claude

  • Reply Marisa September 29, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    This is a beautiful transitional Fall look! I adore the jewel tone of your dress with the cozy neutrals of your cardigan, bag and booties. That Jen sure is talented too, these photos are gorgeous.

    Marisa
    http://style-rhapsody.blogspot.com

  • Reply Jacy September 29, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    I love how you styled your dress with a sweater on top to transition it to fall! So cute!

    ~Jacy

    http://www.laviedelenore.blogspot.com

  • Reply Ana September 30, 2012 at 7:05 am

    Jewel tones always look so beautiful on you. I'm really happy you're featuring more outfits with colour instead of the neutral palate that so many bloggers are doing right now.

    PS — Jen is soo talented w/ photography. These photos look pro!

    xo Ana

    ww.brokenstiletto.com

  • Reply Stefani September 30, 2012 at 8:19 am

    You look beautiful! Love that dress!
    xx

  • Reply Stefani September 30, 2012 at 8:19 am

    You look beautiful! Love that dress!
    xx

  • Reply Stefani September 30, 2012 at 8:20 am

    You look beautiful! Love that dress!
    xx

  • Reply Stefani September 30, 2012 at 8:20 am

    You look beautiful! Love that dress!
    xx

  • Reply BFMichaela September 30, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    love your dress 🙂

  • Reply Sandy Joe September 30, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    What a gorgeous shade of blue, really compliments your west coast sun kissed tan! Perfection.

    xThe Pretty Secrets

  • Reply Mounette October 1, 2012 at 8:05 am

    waoo you are so beautifull! Natural and pretty girl, I like it!
    I like your combo too and the way you mix dress and sweater..
    It give me ideas 😉

    kiss
    aurélie
    http://www.lespetitesbullesdemavie.blogspot.com

  • Reply Nikki | The Ginger Diaries October 1, 2012 at 10:08 am

    This outfit is a dream! Something I'd wear in a snap 🙂 I love how the long necklace pulls everything together 🙂 x

  • Reply Annie October 1, 2012 at 10:53 am

    This is such a cute fall look! I love the cardi over the dress, and those ankle boots are awesome 🙂

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

  • Reply navy and orange October 3, 2012 at 3:24 am

    need that cardi!

    xoxo navy & orange

  • Reply Jessica October 5, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    You remember Milla Jovovich, your eyes and your eyebrow 🙂

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