The Blues

posted on: 10/30/2012

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I could write a love letter to this striped shirt I bought from Target back in '10. Come to think of it, I just might. Hold that post, I'll be back later for you complete with all the ways I've loved you just like a Taylor Swift* song. 
Apparently I have a thing for cobalt blue this fall. I'm quite happy about the fact that it's okay to wear bright colors this fall and winter. Well I suppose it's always been okay to wear whatever you'd like whenever you'd like, but the odds of people sneering at me are lessened this season so that's a positive. Although how could you have the heart to sneer at a girl who poses in an alley in a bright blue skirt? Exactly. 
*Yes, I did just say Taylor Swift. A girl can have her guilty pleasures, ok?


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Top // Similar
Skirt // c/o Florence Adams
Tote // Madewell
Heels // Urban Outfitters 
Sunnies // c/o Coach

110 comments:

  1. Cobalt blue is one of my all time favorite colors and I love the way you've dressed it up for fall! Also, I adore that Madewell tote. It seems like the perfect go-anywhere, do-anything bag.

    xoxoMelisa
    http://mylittlesliceoflife.blogspot.com

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  2. Obsessed with that gorgeous pleated skirt. And I have a striped tee I could seriously write a love letter to also - H&M '10 and I've been rockin' it ever since. It never lets me down. WeEEEEE are never, ever, ever, parting. :)

    Morgan
    seemomogo.blogspot.com

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  3. "Taylor Swift" links to V V Platinum Perfume by Roberto Verino.  Is that what she smells like?

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  4. Blog Red Peeptoe PumpsOctober 30, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    I love that skirt, but also the scarf! How cute!

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  5. Gorgeous bag and skirt! You look lovely :)

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  6. Love!!  And, man, I've been drooling over that Madewell bag.

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  7. I just wore my cobalt blue dress I got from Bloom in the spring last night.  Loving the color right now.  (And loving Bloom always!)

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  8. that jacket is super fantastic!!
    Jess
    JESS CAUSE BLOG

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  9. I pretty much love all stripes, all the time.  And brights any time too!  That Madewell tote is too cute.  May have to check that baby out... (Umm and I love Taylor Swift and don't consider her a guilty pleasure... she's totally talented!) 

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  10. sing it girl! love this top too and the way you've styled it!

    xo Rachrachiecakes-rachael.blogspot.com

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  11. Pleats and cobalt, amazing! Love that skirt on you!

    www.beautyandbows.com

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  12. love it! very pretty!


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  13. Love the jacket! But I'm kinda confused by the Taylor Swift link...perfume? haha...
    ~Jessica

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  14. Classic! I love that pleated skirt!

    www.suspironews.blogspot.com

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  15. Oh goodness, I love that color blue so much! It is perfect with the white and black in your shirt. Perfect! Anyone who sneers at you for your outfit deserves a good kick in the boot-ay! :) 


    xoxo, 
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  16. You look gorgeous!! Love the heels - would be perfect for July 4th! 

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  17. There is no shame in loving T-Swift!

    Also, I hope that top knot tutorial is coming soon! You are a master at making your hair look effortless when it's up. Whenever I try to put mine up it always takes about an hour and ends up looking like the way they would have forced schoolgirls in the 1850s to "style" their hair. So some pointers are certainly needed!

    - Natalie / namesnotashley.com

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  18. wow,lovely look! love the skirt!

    http://glamourgirl-bg.blogspot.com/

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  19. Dying over this bag! I have been debating between that Madewell bag and Zara bag. Ugh. Oh and super cute outfit by the way.

    XX-Myrna
    http://mybeatboutique.blogspot.com

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  20. another gorgeous outfit from Mrs. Kendi! Love it !

    crystaltoday.blogspot.com

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  21. I could write a love letter to that same shirt....I should have bought 5 of them.

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  22. Thank you for making fall bright and colorful :)

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  23. Oh my gosh that skirt! It is sooo pretty! I just got a cobalt blue belt from the Gap and I love it!
    adoredlife.blogspot,com

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  24. i also am pretty confused by that! 

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  25. CoffeebeansandbobbypinsOctober 30, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    where si that coat from love it! and i love t swift too, no worries!
    http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com

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  26. I love that trench from Bloom! I really need to stop in one day, I love all of the pieces you wear from your store! I just recently purchased a black and white striped shirt myself and I don't know how I ever lived without it before! Great look!

    xoxo, Leslie

    www.10thirteen.com  

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  27. Love your blog and Taylor Swift! It's perfect match, I think)))

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  28. Joe and Adrianne SuhyOctober 30, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    I scored that same striped top at a resale shop recently and I agree- it's perfect! Love this entire look. 

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  29. This skirt is fantastic -- pleats, blue, midi-- what's not to love? 

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  30. Daniela BřížďalováOctober 30, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    Nice! :)

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  31. so pretty
    http://urbanprettygirl.blogspot.com/

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  32. jaaaacckkkkeet.  why do i type words like that?  i'm not 12.  what i'm trying to say is that jacket is ok, i guess.  ;)  http://www.thismomsgonnasnap.com

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  33. OMG - this is crazy...but I have that exact same Target shirt from 2010 too!!  And I am obsessed with it.  I now hand wash it because I don't want it to wear or fade anymore and they aren't making a similar style now!  Too funny :)  Love the way you styled it here - that second photo looks like it's straight out of a magazine!

    www.pennypincherfashion.com

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  34. I love that gorgeous skirt!
    xo Heatherhttp://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

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  35. Great look...
    I love cobalt blue! I'd wear it any time of the year whether it's "in" or not. 

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  36. I love the cobalt blue. So fancy shmancy.

    http://www.sunniedaytoday.com/2012/10/hey-look-redemption-giveaway.html

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  37. This is a fantastic outfit- I love the combination of the stripes with the cobalt and peach. I having major style envy!

    the lowercase h

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  38. You got the tote you wanted ! birthday present, perhaps ?? 

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  39. You look great!! I love this electric blue skirt! So gorgeous!
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

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  40. I love this blue pleated skirt, such a great color for you. And I'm totally loving your bag! You look beautiful!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  41. What size skirt are you wearing? I don't see a size chart on their website.
    Thanks!

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  42. Love the mix of colors. I've been after that tote for quite some time, just haven't bought it yet. I think I'd add some color to it (with a scarf) as well.

    Kristin
    www.dressedandfed.com 

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  43. Heather -- I'm wearing a medium and it fits a little bit loose. Not a bad kind of loose, the I can eat lunch and it's not tight kind of loose.

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  44. I'm wearing a medium and it's a little bit looser than true to size.

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  45. Yes!! Haha -- pinterest birthday hints do work ;)

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  46. Yes, I could see how that could be weird. I have this pesky widget that I don't know how to get rid of that links random links sometimes. So there you go -- a random link from a random widget. :) But I actually just changed it to go to her site, so it's not a weird link any longer.

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  47. chic and pretty as always!:)
    kisses from milanohttp://sienastyle.blogspot.it/

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  48. Yes, I know what song you're talking about. (guilty as charged) She really can paint feelings into colors.

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  49. I was going to say I need to look for that shirt in Target but oopsie! They're from 2010!

    xo,
    janmloves.blogspot.com
    I'm having a giveaway on my blog if you're interested :)

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  50. love that tote so much!
    kw, http://www.ladiesinnavy.com

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  51. Great post! Would love for you to check out my blog.
    Ps. we are having our Nordstrom gift card giveaway on the blog...check it out.  http://www.doubletheglam.com/2012/10/giveaway.html

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  52. for serious in love with this whole outfit! 

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  53. Great look! I'm in love with that blue skirt it's perfect!
    http://fashionamimanera.blogspot.com/

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  54. Your tote would be perfect for work. I've been looking to purchase a new one. Love it.

    xo, tasha
    Enter to win a statement necklace + bracelet set

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  55. Gorgeous jacket! Cute skirt too! Gotta Love cobalt blue :)

    http://www.natinlove.com?cm=1

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  56. love your outfit !!

    www.beebaswardrobe.blogspot.com

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  57. I'm also so happy that brights are the norm this fall. You look great!

    www.glitterarygirl.blogspot.com

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  58. Love the bright pleated skirt, it's beautiful :) Your trench coat is amazing too, I like the leather sleeves :)

    AwayFromTheBlue - Poppywinkle Giveaway

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  59. I am loving the bright colors! I also love that you aren't afraid to say something is two years old. That is something that makes you an awesome blogger!
    Carlee
    Almost Endearing

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  60. I love the colors in this outfit! The bright colors this fall make it difficult for me to put away some of my summer clothes!
    Cait

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  61. Ohhhh the elusive trench. How I love thee.

    xo Ashley
    luckylittlebird.blogspot.com

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  62. I bow down to TayTay - she is perfection. This outfit is so very ballerina - I love it!

    http://perpetuallycaroline.blogspot.com

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  63. Can I just say how ardently I admire and love your jacket and skirt?

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  64. Love your blog so much and your style! I started a fashion blog with my sister I would love if you would check it out! We are having our first giveaway (Nordstrom gift card) on the blog. Please check it out.
    http://www.doubletheglam.com/2012/10/giveaway.html

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  65. Love your skirt!

    Kate xo petite-adventures.blogspot.ca

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  66. love your jacket! and I always love cobalt blue too! great skirt.

    love from NYC,
    colbat
    Taylor
    taylormorgandesign.blogspot.com

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  67. beautiful!
    xo Jenniferhttp://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  68. Cute look! Loving your skirt and pumps!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  69. I've been looking for a stripey top like that! Definitely checking out Target tomorrow!

    xx
    Carissa

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  70. Love striped shirts~~ That cobalt pleated skirt is amazing! Very cute outfit.

    -theresa
    collaredblouse.blogspot.com

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  71. kristian satterleeOctober 30, 2012 at 8:45 PM

    I'm always a step away from writing a love letter to my striped shirt too! 

    You look fantastic. 

    www.withoutastyle.com

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  72. I love this cobalt blue midi! I have a similar one and totally want to rock it with some stripes now. The trench is awesome, too! Where is it from?

    -Erin-
    OneTwoSummer

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  73. LOVE this look! and the fact that you are almost 30 and like Taylor Swift! (ME TOO!!) :D

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  74. I love this skirt - the color & the pleats!  Cobalt blue is one of my favorite colors - so bright & vibrant!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  75. that is one badass coat! love the skirt!

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  76. i love that skirt, and i also love cobalt blue :)


    http://www.counttofour.com

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  77. You look beautiful! xo, Christina

    www.styleclouds.de

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  78. You look amazing!!!! Thanks for this very nice post!

    Monica from Fashion Koketi 

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  79. It seems like Taylor's everyone's guilty pleasure these days. Can't she just be our unguilty-cuz-she's-talented-and-everybody-loves-a-love-song pleasure? I mean, you're wearing bright blue in Autumn, so I'd say there's hope yet.

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  80. Love this look! So feminine!

    The Style Stormxo, Christina

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  81. HOW are you getting your buns so perfect these days!? Please share! 

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  82. i love taylor swift! don't know of guilty pleasure. . . ;-))) your bun suits you so well. and love the color of the skirt . . . 

    http://profdrskinnybitch.blogspot.de/

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  83. I come from a place where jackets are a daily staple, and that jacket is just....perfection :)

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  84. I love the pleaded skirt!! It looks so gorgeous on you :)

    xx Emily

    http://outintosparks.blogspot.ca

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  85. I friggin LOVE this trench.. I'm going to check your site to see if it's available. How is the sizing?

    swagnstyle.blogspot.ca

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  86. I've got the same striped target shirt! And i'm obsessed. 

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  87. Lovely outfit! That skirt is perfect

    X

    http://kendra-genevieve-rose.blogspot.com

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  88. Such a cute outfit! 
    Love the blue + the stripes!

    xo- Mary
    http://theloveliestlittlethings.blogspot.com/

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  89. I like T-Swift too! I think I mostly want her hair ... on my head. I can't ever stop wearing bright colors. Its against my religion or something.
    work-it-blog.blogspot.com

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  90.  Love, love, love your outfit. Perfect skirt and I love the scarf on your bag!
    Nora
    www.penchantforpretty.com

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  91. Crystal, Katie, AnitaOctober 31, 2012 at 2:13 PM

    what a great skirt. and a black & white striped shirt makes everything better.

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  92. I have a sweater similar to that and I love it! I seriously wear it all the time!

    Please check out my blog Sable's Trousseau


    http://sablestrousseau.blogspot.com/

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  93. I think I have that shirt from 2010 too! Actually I wear mine so much I'm a little worried I'll need to find a replacement soon! It will be hard for a new one to live up to that guy. Anywho, this looks great and I love that skirt. "It's the pleats." Anchorman? Anyone?

    Sarah's Real Life

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  94. This is such a fun, fresh outfit! Love it!

    http://daydreamdelightful.com

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  95. Is that jacket sold out at Bloom?? I love it!

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  96. These pleats are the most! I love this skirt!

    Chelsea
    www.hautechildinthecity.com

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  97. Colors are super cute together. My only concern is that the skirt is not figure flattering. You have a beautiful figure, but the skirt does not show this. It does the opposite.

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