So I came across a few items at Dillards today that I thought would form the base of a really nice outfit (technically the two skirts are alternatives to each other - but that's neither here nor there.)
The first skirt is the Antonio Melani Perla Skirt ($109) - I love the stripes and the high waist line - and the one review is truly excellent.  The second skirt is a slightly darker take on the same theme from Cremieux, it is also high waisted and I like the belt, but overall it looks a little less elegant I think and its one review isn't as good.  But it is cheaper at $79 (and it comes in fun limeaid/sand and poppy/sunbaked options.)  

The next option is also by Cremieux, a "Novelty-Button" Knit Blazer in bright yellow (also comes in red) for $119.  I actually like the "novelty buttons" because I think it adds some interest to the blazer - which I think would go great with the nude/neutral skirts.  

In terms of recommending a shirt - my first instinct was to recommend something white or pale neutral - which of course I think would be nice.  But instead I'm recommending this Hinge Silk Blouse from Nordstroms in this lovely purple - purple is complementary to yellow in the color wheel and I think it would temper the yellow of the blouse in a nice way.  Plus its just lovely. ($68 - the blouse also comes in a cream and a tan if you'd like a neutral option.)

For shoes, I'm sticking with something fairly neutral, but going with a little quirky with the side cut outs.  These are Via Spiga Gaia pumps in camel from Zappos ($138 - on-sale) - I like the construction of them with the somewhat stacked heel.  Don't know how comfortable the side cut outs would be but otherwise I think they're lovely.  For people who prefer lower heels - I really like these Nora Mid Heel Loafers from Tory Burch (on sale for $177) - I don't mind the bits of red added to the outfit, I don't think they'd be noticeable and I think loafer pumps in any height would add a nice touch to this outfit.

For jewelry, I think you could stick with something pretty simple in shape for the necklace - like a pendant that would peek through the neckline of the blouse - but I'd love to see you introduce a third color, like the green in this T Tahari Faceted Pendant Necklace also from Dillards ($32).  I think the combination of them all together would actually be lovely.

What do you think?  Would you wear it?  What jewelry would YOU pair with it?  Leave some notes in the comments!
k
5/13/2013 21:21:15

What is the black and white striped dress under the yellow blazer? It looks awesome from the parts one can see. Want to sleuth? Inspiration for a tangential spin-off post on bold black and white patterns?

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5/14/2013 03:17:30

I could totally do that post. I'm having trouble finding this precise dress (maybe it was from a prior season) - but this one is kind of similar. http://www.shopbop.com/sam-sleeveless-stripe-dress-ella/vp/v=1/1578752357.htm?folderID=2534374302023753&colorId=12867&extid=affprg-2007032

But I'll do a complete post - that would be kind of fun!

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Lady Harriet
5/14/2013 03:31:20

I found this one elsewhere on the Dillard's site, but I don't think it's quite the same dress either. http://www.dillards.com/product/Calvin-Klein-Striped-Tiered-Dress_301_-1_301_503738980?df=03906151_zi_black_white I think Anthropologie may have done something similar a while back. I bet it would be a really flattering style.




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