Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Sweaters & Skirts Like XO


It’s that time again, I’m back with the Babes of #UnitedlyPlus and this time our style theme is Sweaters x Skirts. I really appreciate collaborating with other bloggers because it constantly encourages me to style pieces in new ways and to think outside of my style box! Please be sure to check out Sheena of I Am She Global & Sahily of Pretty In Pigment  :) Initially I had an idea in mind based on a colorful look that I recently wore to the office, but when I added a sweater to the mix- I didn’t like it like at all. Don’t get me wrong, the sweater matched, but the entire look pulled together just wasn’t “me”. Has that ever happened to you? Sometimes the way things look in my head are entirely different than how they look when all is said & done! LOL!

I previously decided that I would shop my own closet for this look- and so the search into my wardrobe unleashed. Next up came an idea to wear my latest favorite pair of sandals =) Aren’t they the cutest?! I went through hoops to get these, as the store that I initially spotted them in didn’t have my size (I shared portions of this harrowing experience on my Instagram Stories)….Any who, the hassle was so worth it, as they are as comfy as they are stylish!!! That is a WIN + WIN!!!

I knew that I had a silk skirt that was a very close match in color, so I added it to my pile of ideas. This skirt has been with me since 2004, and although it was pricey for me at the time, the investment was well worth it. Would you believe me if I told you that this skirt initially had perfect pleats? Well it did, but one bad trip to the cleaners and the pleats were gone forever. Initially I hated it, so the cleaners reimbursed me the cost of the skirt, at its original price! I decided to keep the skirt anyway, and eventually it grew on me again- thus I added it back to the rotation. Now that I really think about it, it was free, wasn’t it?!

Next up I needed to decide on which sweater to wear, I tried on a few, but this embellished beauty won out. I think I purchased it two years ago, yet I have never worn it- all tags were still intact =) I love it when that happens, it almost feels like a surprise gift to myself, LOL! Since both my sweater and shoes are stellar statement pieces, I opted for classic simplicity with my jewelry. Both my diamond stud earrings and “Journey” pendant are c/o Kevin Jewelers. I’ve mentioned before that I am working with them as a Brand Influencer, and having a ball! 

Now on to the specifics: These certified  ½ carat VS2 diamond stud earrings are elegance personified, encased in 14K white gold. If I had to choose just one of the two pieces, the “Journey” pendant is my favorite. Notice how the diamonds graduate in size? Be still my heart! Both pieces are available during this month’s “Clear the Case” sale, and are a whopping 65% off!!! Head on over to your local KJ and check out the deals available online!
*This just In: Kevin Jewelers is proud to support Breast Cancer Awareness month! For the entire month of October Kevin Jewelers will donate 10% of proceeds to The Breast Cancer Fundraiser for several items, including a diamond tennis bracelet and a diamond halo pendant ;)

Until next time,
XO


Sunnies: ALDO| Earrings + pendant (DPANY00056/1622658): c/o Kevin Jewelers (learn more here
Sweater: Halogen, Nordstrom Rack (available here)| Skirt: Old, worn here| Handbag: Kate Spade| Shoes: Steve Madden


44 comments:

  1. This outfit is "Pure Joi" and giving me the Pink Gold reflection that looks so good on our skin tones. The shoes, the hair, the skirt, the whole darn ting is Extra Fabulous!

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    1. Thank you Beautiful!!! I love rose gold up against melanin <3

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  2. I love it! Specially the shoes!

    You look so pretty!

    Vikki

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    1. Thank you, they are becoming a go-to for when I want to feel pretty :)

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  3. Girl! You have the cutest style! I want this whole outfit in my closet <3

    Lizzie

    Www.lizzieinlace.com

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  4. I am loving the complete outfit but the color - rose is perfect for your complexion! #HLSLinkup

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  5. Love this look, perfect for color combo. The accessories are so pretty, love the shoes and the jewelry!
    http://www.robincharmagne.com/blog

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  6. Such a cute look! I love that skirt and those sparkly shoes.

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  7. LOVE that sweater!!! When you get a chance pop by my online neck of the woods to say hi! :)

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  8. Diamonds are a girls best friend! :) Love the sparkle in your jewelry and your heels!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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    1. Isn't that the truth?! Thank you very much!!

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  9. I love how the skirt and some of the pearls on the bodice of your sweater match perfectly, yet ever so subtly. And, of course, being the shoe fanatic that I am, Joi, your heels are the best part of an already divine outfit.

    And if you haven't yet, do come over and join my weekly Friday Link-Up? I'd love to see you there.

    https://sheelagoh.com/2016/10/14/style-funk-begone-a-link-up/

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  10. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. This outfit looks so cute.

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  11. This is such a pretty look! Love the sparkle!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  12. I love how glam this outfit looks even with a sweater! :)

    Angelie // Masungi Georeserve Vlog

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    1. Glam with a casual spin, it was such a treat to wear- thank you!!!

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  13. So beautiful and feminine! I want this whole look! Thanks so much for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday. I look forward to your looks every week!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.com

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  14. Great combination here and so pretty. Hairstyle on point!

    http://missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. Cute outfit, especially like that sweater and those sandals! Super. Jacqui
    www.mummastylish.com

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  16. You look like a princess. Such a cute look. I love the sweater. Thank you for linking up with My Red Carpets.

    Anna xoxo
    www.glamadventure.com

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  17. I love that whole look ... especially the sparkly shoes!

    Nina
    aworldofdresses.com

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  18. I love the color of that skirt, and it looks so fantastic on you! Thanks for sharing at the Grace + Lace Linkup!

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  19. Great outfit...
    The shoes are so adorable
    xx
    https://theonethattravels.wordpress.com/

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  20. you look fantastic and what a fabulous story about the skirt. It looks so perfect now, maybe even better than it did with the perfect pleats. Thanks for sharing and for adding your post to the Fine-Whatever link up.

    Rena
    www.finewhateverblog.com

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    1. Thank you!! It is hard to believe that it was a pleated masterpiece, but this way is much easier to maintain ;)

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  21. Love love love this look! Totally fab!
    xo, Ana Luiza
    Northwest Blonde

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  22. Obsessed with your sparkle! The sweater & sandals are super cute


    michellespaige.com

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