Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Black & Blue

Blouse (similar) - Express / Pants (I'm wearing x-long) - Gap / Clutch and Heels (similar) - Sole Society / Earrings - BaubleBar / Necklace - Stella & Dot

I recently did a major clean out of my closet (but haven't actually gotten rid of anything yet, there are several bags of clothes sitting next to my closet haha) and discovered that while I have a lot of work blouses, casual weekend wear, and summer dresses, I seem to be lacking in "going out" clothes - stuff that I could wear out to a slightly nicer restaurant for example. I've owned this particular blouse since about 2010 when I got really obsessed with the Express that was a block away from my apartment, but shoved it to the back of my closet and forgot about it for a couple of years (A silver version made it into one of my very early style posts - whatup mirror selfie!). Recently I've pulled it out every time I need to dress up a little. I really like that it's a little on the looser side, perfect for big meals ;)

Also, let's talk about these pants. When did I become the kind of person who wears dress pants out to dinner? This pair, however, tends to toe the line between dress pants and leggings so I think it's okay :) They're super comfortable and stretchy, but made of really thick material and have an actual waist band and belt loops and whatnot, so they still seem appropriate to wear for work events. Of course, I was talking with a friend who's a lawyer who said she could NEVER get away with wearing pants that slightly resemble leggings to the office. Yet another reason I'm glad I'm not a lawyer ;)

Two more black and blue combinations:


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  1. I love pairing blue and black together! I always feel chic and while I love the look of a classic all black ensamble, the blue and black seems more thoughtful whenever I wear it.

  2. How fun is that clutch?! and I love that top!!


  3. What a fun clutch! I love pieces like that clutch that will make a great conversation piece.


  4. I love your earrings!
    You came a long way in the photography department since that post you linked - I love your photos :)

  5. Oh those shoes and clutch! The best mix of sassy and classy.

    The Adored Life

  6. I love that clutch, the "hello" is such a fun detail!

    prosecco in the park

  7. Super cute clutch! And I love those earrings!


    Jeans and a Teacup

  8. Ha thanks, those mirror selfies were not great!

  9. I really like the way navy and black look together - this is so elegant and pretty! I love that top, by the way. It works great for this going out outfit, but I can also see how great it would look for work, too :)