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Black & Blue

the limited_bauble bar_loft_arturo chiangNobody ever asks for a black and blue, but when it comes to putting an outfit together, I am a fan of this color combo! I love to add a punch of color or a dose of print to my work outfits to give them some personality. In a sea of dress pants and button-downs in the office, I don’t mind being an anomaly in this department. Another anomaly here are the pants. I am more of a dress/skirt kind of working girl, but the bold blue hue and polished fit of these pants led me to jump ship for the day. The rest of the outfit is pretty simple, a black sweater and classic black pumps. Simple always calls for a statement necklace and this was the perfect backdrop for one. It was the connecting piece, highlighting the sassy blue and pulling the outfit together.

(p.s. Start getting used to seeing the inside of my apartment. Some mornings are just too cold for outdoor pics. Oh the woes of a new englander!)

Outfit Details:

Sweater: The Limited, $unknown. This is an old sweater that I have kept over the years and have held up! For an updated alternative: (1) Express: Quilted Front Short Sleeve Sweater (pitch black), $49.90. For every $75 spent, get $25 off your purchase thru 12/8.

Pants: Loft (marisa straight leg in sassy blue), $23.99. Found these pants on the sale rack and was quite excited that it was an additional 50% off. I attended the Fashion Bash event at the Faneuil Hall Loft last weekend and attendees were rewarded with 20% off on top of all other promotions. Attending in-store events has its perks and a great way to get additional savings.

Necklace: Bauble Bar (mongol warrior pendant), $19 (retail $34). I had eyed this necklace for awhile and finally got a 25% discount code AND got to use my vault points. I highly recommend creating an account to accumulate points, which are convertible to dollars!

Bracelets: Alex and Ani. Price ranges and starts at $24.

Rings: (1) Knot Midi Ring: The Fashion Truck on Main, $6. If you don’t get a chance to visit the store or truck, this UO Teardrop Infinity Midi Ring is a great alternative at $8;  (2) Trio of gold stackable rings by gorjana-griffin from Rue La La, $29.90. I recommend taking a look at the rose gold 18K plated braid ring by tawnieandbrina on Etsy, $18 each. Check back often for the gold version.

Pumps: Arturo Chiang (Avia) from Lord& Taylor, $63.20. Full priced, this shoe retails at $79 but I was able to use a 20% coupon. You are in luck! Use code READY and get the same discount thru 12/11.

2 Comments on Black & Blue

  1. Mo
    December 5, 2013 at 2:30 am (4 years ago)

    Loving this outfit especially the necklace and pants! I’m going to have to try the pants out myself at some point!

    • Linda
      December 5, 2013 at 7:07 am (4 years ago)

      Thanks Mo! I’m rarely a dress pants for work type of girl, but these are great! and i got them at a great price 🙂