Clothed with Grace: Cobalt and Stripes Two Ways

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Cobalt and Stripes Two Ways

Today I'm going to show you a dressy and casual take on a similar look.  I've really been enjoying dressing up jeans lately, but I really only get to them one day a week at work, that leaves four other work days where I need to dress up. This winter has really make me dress more casually, but I really do love a good skirt, so  I love how easily this outfit can transition from casual to dressy by simply switching the the jeans out for the pencil skirt. I'm not going to lie, after taking these pictures I added tights, it was too cold. The jeans look I wore when it was pretty nice a few weeks ago....maybe I should have worn the skirt then. ;) Speaking of jeans, I'm on the hunt for some new ones, I'm wondering if I should give these a try, being I love everything else from there. What jeans do you love and recommend?  

Next Wednesday I'm going to be co-hosting a "Many Days, Many Ways" link-up with Danielle at Goodwillista and and Nicole at Writes Like a Girl.  It will similar to today's post.  Pick an item and create as many looks at you would like with it, then link up with us next Wednesday, the 19th starting at 7:00 A.M.  Here's the button to grab, I'll looking forward to seeing your looks!

 


I loved seeing everyone's Style Swaps last Friday! I'd love to have you all join me this Friday, details on how to link up here.
The casual look:





 Now the dressy look:




 Blazer: Loft similar
Top: Forever 21 similar
Jeans: Old Navy
Skirt: Express
Necklace: Stella and Dot same
Bracelets:  Chimera, Moxie , Renegade Stella and Dot
Heels: Fergalicious similar
Bag: Coach

Linking up with:

28 comments:

  1. I absolutely love the stripes with your cobalt blazer, and it looks great dressed up and down!

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  2. Love this remix! So bold and fun! I wore an outfit like this recently...I think we should totally do a style swap sometime! :-)
    Valerie
    www.the-style-files.com

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  3. That cobalt blazer is so good. I love posts like these because they show the versatility of an item - or in this case, two items. I will be definitely linking up next Wednesday with you ladies. Is it a regular thing or just next week only? Let me know. =) Thanks.

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  4. love the cobalt with the leopard print!

    XO Meghan
    citrus fashion

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  5. Great blazer look! I am still remixing my closet and have yet to bring out my two blazers!! I love jeans from the Loft and the Silver brand - you can find them at Maurices(: Susan

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  6. What a great blazer! I love it both ways!

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  7. I love how you mixed the stripes and leopard! Both ways are so cute!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Oakleigh Rose Giveaway!

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  8. I love Eddie Bauer Curvy Jeans in Straight Leg.. the "Stay Shape" variety. Relatively pricey regularly, but I wait for 40% off which comes around often. I'm pear-shaped so this is about as close as I can get to "skinny jeans" and still have the fit be correct and flattering!

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  9. I love both of these looks. I have been on a stripe loving kick. And Iove the black and white with the blazer.

    ~Cheryl
    http://snaps-of-ginger.blogspot.com/

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  10. I love this blazer, the color is gorgeous. And I love that you can dress it up or down. Super cute!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  11. Both looks are great! Love the cobalt blazer with the leopard shoes.
    I find I wear my cobalt blazer more than any others!

    Amy
    Mariposa Medley Jewelry
    www.mariposamedley.com

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  12. Both looks are great. Right now I am pairing all of my blazers with pants because it's the only way I can handle the cold. I can't wait for warmer weather for skirts!

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  13. such a classy look both ways! i love the jeans you have on, they look fabulous on you!

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  14. I love to change out a top or a bottom to get a different look
    This is usually my, oh no I am in a hurry and don't have time to think about what I am going to wear scenario
    Brett

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  15. I really love both of these! This is a really good way to get to wear a favorite outfit without fully repeating it.. dress it up for work, then swap out the bottoms for the weekend. Genius. (did I spell that right? obviously I am not one lol)

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  16. Love this look! The leopard pumps are the perfect touch.
    I love Loft's modern straight jeans!

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  17. Love both combos, especially paired with the stripes and animal print heels!

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  18. Cobalt paired with leopard... TOO good! These are both adorable.

    xo,
    Megan Ann

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  19. so nice! the blue is so striking

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  20. This is one of my favourite blazers you wear! The colour is amazing and the cut is perfect. Love it both ways.

    Pia
    pjmscloset.blogspot.ca

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  21. Any way you mix and match this outfit, its really good! I love it.

    I never actually wear loft jeans but I would suggest maybe GAP? I love their jeans!

    5ftandpetite.blogspot.com

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  22. This is such a great way to show off how versatile blazers can be! I love this blue on you, and these outfit ideas are great!

    ~Jacy
    www.lovelenore.com

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  23. Both these ways work so well! I love the blazer.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  24. cute. I love how they both look. The skirt might be my favorite combination!
    xo,
    nancy

    http://www.adoretoadorn.com

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  25. I have this style blazer in white. I think it's my favorite style of all. I considered buying up the cobalt, navy, AND maroon, and then I smacked myself because I already own all of those color blazers. Granted, I have three white/off-white ones now, but I can exercise only so much restraint.

    Anyway, black/white/cobalt is ALWAYS a winning combination. Oh, and what a fun bracelet you have :)

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  26. I often wear blazers for work - usually navy grey or black. I used to combine them with knee length skirts but have recently started to wear pants (trousers as I am from the UK).

    I do not currently wear jeans but have been considering buying some.

    Rebecca

    http://rebeccatriestrousers.blogspot.com

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  27. that blue blazer really pulls together this outfit!! :D so chic! :D

    Animated Confessions

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  28. I love both looks! I need to get a blue blazer because you are rocking this one!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    stylininstlouis.com

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