true blue (and black and white)

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If I had to pick a power color (or a color I wear most frequently), I would have to say it’s blue. There’s something about the theme and variation on blue tones that just rock my world, especially on a cold Monday. While writing my post, I looked up “blue quotes” and found this lovely quote by Raoul Dufy: “Blue is the only color which maintains its own character in all its tones…it will always stay blue.” Power color indeed. I am in my true blue silk (and black and white) on this chilly Monday. Stay blue, readers (aka stay you).
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Top: Marc by Marc Jacobs via Nordstrom Rack ($30 marked down from $268)
Skirt: Soprano via Nordstrom Rack ($16 marked down from $60)
Blazer: Elizabeth and James via Rue La La ($55 marked down from $500)
Tights: Target ($8)
Shoes: Messeca via Rue La La ($50 marked down from $140)
Necklace: Banana Repbulic ($7 marked down from $80)
Bracelets: gifts
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Fashion Huntress tips:
1) I’ve only had my blazer for a week and it’s already seeing some pretty heavy rotation. To be honest, I never really invested in a high quality blazer because I always felt like the ones I found were a little too plain. This blazer has a nice amount of detail, but is not so modern that it will become outdated. Long story short, I now officially endorse owning a high quality black blazer! It’s so versatile, you’ll wear it forever. To ensure longevity, dry clean your blazer instead of machine washing. I really like the options on Rue La La for blazers, as well as Haute Look. I tend not to find them at great price points in stores, so I recommend considering looking for one online instead of in stores. 
2) When in doubt, the easiest way to get out the door and to work quickly is with your staples: dress pants or a pencil skirt, silk sleeveless top, heels/flats, and a blazer. I find this equation particularly helpful if I forget to lay out my outfit the night before (which means, inevitably, that madness ensues). I keep my silk/sleeveless tops in the front on my closet, right next to my dress pants. That way, if I’m ever in a hurry, I’m not digging for anything and can pull together an outfit in less than a minute. …gotta leave time to get your morning coffee, right? Here’s another example of an outfit with this same skirt and same “formula.”

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Has anyone else found blazers online? Or have you found one you love in-stores? Thanks so much for stopping by, readers! Happy Monday!
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29 thoughts on “true blue (and black and white)

  1. Wowww that blue blouse is mind blowing 😊 and I’ve always loved that skirt too! 😍 blazersss its raining blazers in your blog and mine now. Yayy 🙌 I prefer buying them of the shelf because I am so particular about the cut and the fit! 😊

  2. Loving the blouse, blazer and the shoes! 😀 A blazer is at the top of my “to buy” list at the moment. I desperately need one… probably more though. Yours was an absolute steal!

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