Just One

It happens more often than I’d like, but sometimes I will take a hundred photos and not a single one will be blog-worthy. It’s annoying to say the least. Yesterday was one of those days, but I thought this one photo might be borderline blog-worthy, so for the sake of posting since I missed all last week, I have shared this one photo. Just one, though.

DRESSED ACCORDINGLY BLOG / Double Breasted Blazer + White denim + Over the knee suede bootsJ.Crew Double Breasted Blazer in Wool (similar in Super 120s wool or here in white) / Cole Haan Suede Boots (old, but for a splurge see here) / Paige Verdugo Ultra Skinny White Denim / 3.1 Phillip Lim 31 Minute Medium Clutch / Forever21 Rings / Golden by TNA V-Neck Tee / Dogeared Necklace

I actually purchased this J.Crew blazer in regular sizing as opposed to petite sizing, just praying that it was going to fit because I got it for such a good deal ($40!). I’ve been dying to add a double-breasted blazer to my wardrobe, but couldn’t find that was just right and didn’t cost me my left leg. To my surprise, it fit just about perfectly. I may just add this J.Crew double-breasted blazer in Super 120s Wool to complete a non-traditional suit for work, or this white one for more casual days.

Something worth noting, Olivia Palermo and Chelsea28(Nordstrom’s house brand) have collaborated on a spring collection that looks pretty darn good! Check out these wide leg trousers, this sleeveless suede trench, and this double-breasted denim blazer!

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Cape

I am fascinated by capes. I’ve had a belted wool cape jacket on my wish list for some time now, but I haven’t come across just the right one. But I saw this cape jacket online at the Zara website and I was in love. Such a dramatic topper. And while, such a piece doesn’t normally fit into my lifestyle, I still *had* to have it.

Cape Jacket + Shorts
Cape Jacket + ShortsZara Cape Jacket (similar and cheaper by Nasty Gal) / Jacob sleeveless button-down blouse (similar) / Ann Taylor Shorts (similar here or here) / LAUREN by Ralph Lauren Adena Pumps / Aldo Minaudiere (cute alternative here)/ Aldo Cuff bracelet / Forever21 Rings / Express Necklace

Do you notice the funky tan lines on my feet? This was from a hot and sunny day in early March. I’m usually quite obsessive about applying sunscreen, but not realizing how hot it was going to be, I didn’t apply it on my feet where there was a gap between my cropped boyfriend jeans and my Vince slip-on sneakers. As a result of my neglect, I have this ridiculous tan line that I compare to the farmer’s tan. If any one has a suggestion on how to quickly fade sharp tan lines, I’d be thrilled to hear it!

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The Blue Experiment

I admit, with the exception of black (and maybe white), I feel quite uncomfortable wearing one color head-to-toe. It’s a beautiful look–in an editorial. But let’s face it, I don’t live my life inside a magazine. IRL, I feel a bit like a crayon.

Feeling newly inspired by being away from my closet for a month, I decided to give this look a try since these blue shoes are one of few colored shoes that I own. And you know what? I kind of love it. The black jacket and bag help ground the electric blue better than it would have without those two items

 DRESSED ACCORDINGLY | The Blue Experiment DRESSED ACCORDINGLY // The Blue Experiment DRESSED ACCORDINGLY // The Blue ExperimentBabaton Ellis Pant (BR Sloan very similar) / Ann Taylor Silk Camp Shirt / Pour la Victoire Mai Wedges (in Plum) / H&M Blazer / Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac

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