Up Your Game :: chambray + heels + hat

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

My winter wardrobe rut is officially over! The arrival of spring brings endless fashion possibilities along with a fresh style lens in which to view my closet. Up your fashion game and take advantage of this wonderful season. Challenge yourself by going bold, trying something new, and taking risks. 
Not that wearing a hat, sexy heels, and a daring lip shade is a risk per se, but it's a combo that you never would have seen me in a year ago. I simply never would have thought of it! But as my style matures and my tastes expand, I find myself becoming more and more of, well, myself. I feel truly at home in this look and I think it speaks to my personal growth in the fashion world.
This double-chain stone necklace from Loft (click here to buy) is one that I can't seem to take off lately. It goes with absolutely everything and adds just the right amount of sparkle. 
My favorite heels make another appearance on the blog. Merlot is THE neutral of the season - trust me. It plays nicely with every color from cobalt to mustard. I thought a pop of this romantic shade was just what this look needed! 
I am in love with this hat. I really am. I get tons of compliments whenever I wear it and lately I'm having a hard time coming up with an outfit that doesn't include it. It's the cherry to my sundae! 
Dip your nails into a darker hue for an unexpected springtime mani. Pastels are sweet, moody tones are mischievous and coy. 
My wardrobe isn't the only thing that's getting a reboot this spring - I've been experimenting with makeup too. My current favorite look? The subtle cat eye of course! 
Photos by Brooke Faison 
[top: Loft, skirt: Ann Taylor, heels: Ann Taylor, hat: Anthropologie, necklace: Loft, watch: Marc Jacobs, gold link bracelet: Stella & Dot, black & gold bracelet: Ann Taylor, earrings: fine jewelry, purse: Brahmin]

This is one of my favorite outfits to date. I think it really speaks to the new direction my style is headed in. Although my style is never at a standstill - I like to think of it as constantly moving forward, evolving - I've been noticing lately that it truly has changed quite significantly during my college experience. From freshman year to senior year, I feel like a whole new person inside and out. 

Here's to a beautiful start to spring and new beginnings! 
SHOP :: 

47 comments:

  1. I love your hat and it looks amazing on you. Great look!

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  2. This look is perfect, really nice and trendy, like the hat and shirt.

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  3. Great post the outfit looks great on you !

    kisses
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  4. You look stunning! Love your heels!
    Pictures are gorgeous as always!
    xx

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  5. You look beautiful, as always <3
    Kisses,
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  6. I'm loving the chambray top with this skirt. The leather band at the top is so cool! As always, those heels are amazing too.

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  7. You look really pretty in that chambray top! And you are absolutely right, new season brings new possibilities and I will definitely try to take a few risks :) PS Like the hat on you too!

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  8. So beautiful,
    Great pairing.That skirt and the shoes
    Stunning
    Cheers

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  9. amazing outfit! I like your style!

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  10. You look super chic! Love your hat so much, I need it <3 Great skirt too and those shoes are stunning!

    Take care always, love Christine ~ xx
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  11. I liked your post today, I note.

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  12. So cute! I love how you've toned all the blue shades really nicely together x
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  13. Your favorite heels are my personal favourite too:) I like this pair a lot, would love to own something like that as well:) It was a stroke of genius to add this shady hat to the outfit, you look extremely chic!
    Have a nice day, Kathleen!

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  14. I'd immediately wear this look.... I love your heels!!!!!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  15. Love this chambray and the fun heels! You look great!

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  16. Such a cute outfit. I absolutely love your hat. I've been searching for some new hats to add to my wardrobe!
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  17. I know what you mean. I still want to get one of those wide brimmed hippy hats but always feel so self conscious when I try one on. But hey you only live once. And a little attention could be a good thing!

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
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  18. Beautiful look, love this combination. *__*
    Have a nice Friday...

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  19. You look so pretty! your hair looks so long and I love a hat on you. That's a great chambray.

    Amy Ann
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  20. I love those shoes! They give such a fun, unexpected element to this look.

    Alicia
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  21. You can pull off a hat REALLY well, so it's awesome to see you playing around with accessories. I make choices in fashion now that I wouldn't have made years ago either. I can't tell if it's just that I'm older now or if it's blog-related.
    Jackie
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  22. i love the shoes, if u wanna follow each other via GFC plz let me know on my blog
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  23. You are so beautiful:) kiss

    i'm following you via gfc, hope you can follow me back

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  24. The colour of your lipstick suits you perfectly! You look stuning :)
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  25. You just look amazing !
    Love the look dear !
    xoxo,

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  26. amazing outfit!) I followed you on GFC. Would love if you follow back :)

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  27. Just dropping by again.. I hope you're having a great weekend Kathleen! Thanks for the lovely comment <3

    Take care always, love Christine ~ xx
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  28. Great look, lovely heels!

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  29. Nice look to start the spring time!!!
    Beautiful shoes and great make up-
    Kisses darling

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  30. Same here! I've been waiting for this rut to be over! Your hair + make up = perfect! (:

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  31. you're beautiful as always! :) I always love your accessories, like the hat and those heels! <3

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  32. Great look and the hat just tops it off so well!

    xo,
    miranda

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  33. amazing style ;)

    Like your blog! Would you like to follow each other? :)
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  34. AHHHHH Xxx
    you looking cute girl, I love it

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  35. Beautiful!!!!

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    xoxo

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  36. Have a nice week, dear. ^^
    New post is online...

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  37. DENIM + BLACK HAT = THE BEST COMBO! You rock this look! ADORE IT!

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  38. adorable look, hunny!!)))) xoxo

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  39. I don't remember you ever looking like you were in a rut but if you were, you definitely are now! This outfit is amazing and you look so gorgeous!

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  40. I'm loving this chic combo! I'm OBSESSED with those shoes, what an amazing find!!

    XO Courtney
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