Lucky One

March 4, 2013

Club Monaco blazer, Wilfred blouse, Marc by Marc Jacobs bag, jeans c/o Gap Canada,
Michael Kors heels, necklaces c/o Brooklyn Designs, green bracelet c/o KV Bijou,
gold bangles c/o INPINK, Persol sunnies c/o SmartBuyGlasses Canada

When in doubt: a broken-in pair of skinny jeans, a clean-cut blazer, a breezy sheer silk blouse, a slouchy leather bag, layered jewelry and simple pumps. Oh, and no-fuss, blown-out hair, a classic pair of sunnies and a touch of lippie. 
Part of the reason that I gravitate to delicate jewelry is that the piled-upon accessories aspect of this look is the factor that takes the whole thing from boring to classic chic. It’s why I’m just a little obsessed with Brooklyn Designs‘ latest line of dainty necklaces, earrings and bracelets – you hardly have to even think as you pile it on, though the end result always looks purposeful and chic. The horseshoe-shaped Rowan necklace is a particular favourite of mine: anyone who knows me well knows I’m crazy superstitious (I found a penny on the road the other day and told at least 8 people about what great luck I had chanced upon…which is really weird), so I have a little feeling this necklace will be around my neck lots. 
I have a great week lined up: next week will be a busy week for The Style Common (stay tuned), so we have a couple meetings to hammer out some last-minute details, a fun event or two to attend and some special me-time already penciled in. I haven’t sat down by myself and watched a movie, painted my nails, had a nice glass of wine and read a magazine in ages. I’m making a promise to myself to book some time tonight in for that, and I seriously can’t wait! How do you like to unwind when you’re taking some alone time?

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  • Reply Alissa March 4, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    You always look gorgeous! I love that your necklace just sets the entire look off! I had no idea that you were superstitious, I definitely think that necklace will be appearing a lot! Have a great Monday!

  • Reply Kimberly March 4, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    This is definitely my go-to outfit when nothing else feels right…a blazer just makes everything feel pulled together & polished! You look gorgeous – love the bright lip 🙂

  • Reply Sweet Harmonie March 4, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Beautiful look.. Love shirt!!! Have a nice day!!!

  • Reply pretty little things March 4, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    what a pretty blouse and love that necklace! xo

  • Reply Elizabeth Exposito March 4, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Love this look! I adore those layered necklaces and the way you styled that beige top with that blazer. So chic!



  • Reply Amy March 4, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    I love a simple blazer, it makes everything seem so chic and gorgeous!
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  • Reply March 4, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    I love the way you've layered your jewellery. It's subtle but fierce. And those jeans look fantastic on you.

  • Reply Syrious March 4, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    super cool outfit!!!
    i really love the red touch on the lips!
    very cool!

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  • Reply Mounette March 4, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Casual look 😉 I like it and the top too

  • Reply Cee March 4, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Loving this look, pally – it's so classic, but the piled on delicate jewels adds a lovely touch of Carrie Bradshaw-esque sophistication. I'm especially loving your arrowhead necklace. Miss you tons, girl – I'm sure you're crazy busy with your new job but I hope we can work out a skype date soon 🙂

  • Reply Sara Strauss {Sincerely, Sara} March 4, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    So chic! Love how classic this look is! I'm a fan of layered necklace too and your arrowhead one is very cool!

    When I want to unwind, I usually do the same as you — movie, paint my nails, or read a book.

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas March 4, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    I love, love the arm candy.

    I'm the same way with pennies, and I figure we will only get luckier as the pennies become less available.

    Your unwind sounds just like mine, though I'm just as apt to watch reruns of Friends.

    Sue xo

  • Reply Well... March 4, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    I always love how you layer jewelry! It adds this flawlessly chic touch to every outfit you wear 🙂

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  • Reply Demmy March 4, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    you look amazing. love your lipstick color. x

  • Reply McKenna Bleu March 4, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Happy Monday Love!!!
    My online closet opened today, I would love for you to check it out!
    Have a great day.

  • Reply Carmen March 4, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Wow, pretty outfit! That transparent blouse looks amazing on you!

  • Reply janeysoutfits March 4, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    You pair pieces together so well and I cannot wait to try out the recipe you gave for this amazing outfit!


  • Reply JennaStevie March 4, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    This is the perfect look! I love the worn in skinnies with the sheer blouse and blazer. Without sounding like a weirdo, I love that the blouse is sheer with a darker bra underneath, I always think that it adds a bit of sexiness without being too overt. I love sitting down with a movie and a glass of wine, sounds like the perfect evening!

  • Reply Erin March 4, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    That blush color is so gorgeous on you! And I love the awesome classic look of that blazer.


  • Reply Kacie March 4, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Pretty layered necklaces!

  • Reply Ramona March 5, 2013 at 2:06 am

    This is such a classic look and piled up jewelry makes it oh, so Parisian chic.

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  • Reply gillybeancandyjar March 5, 2013 at 3:27 am

    I am totally loving your hair!

  • Reply Kelly March 5, 2013 at 6:11 am

    such a great look! i like the jacket!

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  • Reply Annie March 5, 2013 at 11:47 am

    This is such a gorgeous outfit! I LOVE the subtle sheerness of that top, and the blazer with it is perfect 🙂

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  • Reply LaDonna Marie March 5, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    So gorgeous! Might be one of my favorite outfits of yours… effortless, feminine chic!

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