Blogging Besties :: Gold Accents

imageThe Blogging Besties series is the brain child of Alex @ The Cheerful Closet and Whitney @ Whitney à la Mode. In 2015 the series expanded to include Maricel @ My Closet Catelogue and me, Selah @ A Bibliophile’s Style. It’s based on the idea of “take one, pass it on,” but we’re passing on an element from another blogger’s outfit. It’s a fun challenge that inspires us to be creative!

Last week, Maricel looked stunning in a TARDIS cobalt blue coat:

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The prompts she gave me were “double breasted, simple silhouette or gold accents”.

Eep! I own *nothing* double breasted, and simple silhouette is my M. O., so that seems too easy. Gold accents it is!

After writing the above, my whole family got sick, and I was just too busy to take pictures. Luckily, I have this photo, from 2015, that works perfectly!

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Here’s a closeup of the leather collar of my top and some of the accessories:

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Next week, Whitney can choose from: studded accessory, leather accent, or throwback look.

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Blogging Besties :: Cobalt Blue

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Blogging Besties is a weekly series featuring Whitney of Whitney à la mode, Alex of Undergraduate Style, Maricel of ::My Closet Catalogue:: and Selah of A Bibliophile’s Style.  Each week, one of the bloggers will choose one component from the previous week’s outfit to pass on in a brand new look.  This “take one, pass it on” challenge is an inspiration to stretch your closet and your imagination!

 

Last week, Alex brightened up the grey skies with her “Cherry on Top” ensemble.

 

 

And much as I adore a pop of color, you all should know that I’m thoroughly pleased that Alex’s challenge for me didn’t include red.

This week is brought to you by: “floral print, cobalt blue, chain link jewelry, or suede shoes”.

And for your viewing pleasure, I give you: cobalt blue, of course.

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It’s been forever and a day since I’ve done a TARDIS Tuesday, when it was my wont to celebrate anything bright blue and Doctor Who-related. So I’m entirely too giddy that Alex’s prompt allows me to show off my fabulous cobalt coat.

I’d purchased this beauty off someone from Poshmark but it hadn’t been weather appropriate for quite a while since I’d acquired it during the summer. And then, to be quite honest, I promptly forgot I owned it and it probably would’ve moldered in my closet indefinitely, so thank you, Alex, for giving me the opportunity to remember its existence.

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Because the coat sports such a bold color and its cut is potentially overwhelming for my very short frame, I decided to style it very simply. I streamlined the bottom with a monochromatic matching of pants and boots, lengthening my silhouette in the process. Underneath is a very thin layering tunic that doesn’t detract from the coat but would’ve allowed me to take it off had the weather turned warmer. (It didn’t.) A matching infinity scarf ties everything together.

I toyed with the idea of using a black tunic and a black scarf to make the look even simpler, but I felt that would’ve made the outfit too matchy-matchy and somber so opted for the lighter colors. I think the choice was wise, don’t you?

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For Selah’s turn next week, I challenge her to the following: double breasted, simple silhouette or gold accents.

Vive le vendredi!

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Coat – Charles Grey London via Poshmark
Layering tee – Who What Wear via Target
Pants – eBay
Boots – Merona via Target

:: Scream it from the top of your lungs ::
It Had to Be You by Doris Day

 

Blogging Besties :: Bright Red

Blogging Besties is a weekly series featuring Whitney of Whitney à la mode, Alex of The Cheerful Closet, Maricel of ::My Closet Catelogue:: and Selah of A Bibliophile’s Style. Each week, one of the bloggers will choose one component from the previous week’s outfit to pass on in a brand new look. This “take one, pass it on” challenge is an inspiration to stretch your closet and your imagination!

Last week, Whitney looked positively radiant in her bright-red sweater and pretty broach. I choose to pass on the “bright red,” partially because I love this cardigan and partially because one of my prompts for my Instagram style challenge this week was “Cherry On Top”–a natural fit!
I must apologize for the quality of these outfit photos–I meant to take outfit photos right after work while there was still daylight, but I was a little late getting out, so it was a little darker than preferred. As French-teacher Whitney might say–c’est la vie!

For next week, I challenge Maricel to pass on: floral print, cobalt blue, chain link jewelry, or suede shoes. 
Dress: thrifted via Clothes Mentor (similarsimilarsimilar)
Cardigan: H&M (similarsimilarsimilar)
Necklace: thrifted via Clothes Mentor (similarsimilarsimilar)
Wedges: Payless (similarsimilarsimilar)
Watch: Target (similarsimilarsimilar)

Blogging Besties :: Antique Accessory

Blogging Besties is a weekly series featuring Whitney of Whitney à la mode, Alex of The Cheerful Closet, Maricel of ::My Closet Catelogue:: and Selah of A Bibliophile’s Style.  Each week, one of the bloggers will choose one component from the previous week’s outfit to pass on in a brand new look.  This “take one, pass it on” challenge is an inspiration to stretch your closet and your imagination!

Blogging Besties is back after a brief holiday hiatus.  Did you miss us?  Because we missed you!  Before we took a breather, Selah looked cozy for the holidays.  She left me with the following prompts: feminine details, black and navy, or an antique accessory.

I chose to pass-on an antique accessory in my look.  You guys, this is my first time wearing a brooch and I think I love it!  It used to belong to my Great Grandma Winnie who was this amazing, adventurous, independent and intelligent woman.  Wearing something of hers reminds me to be a little bit like her every day.  It was also plain old fun to add a bit of bling to a basic, classic sweater.

Alright Alex, for next week here are your prompts: a brooch, bright red, tassels or suede shoes!

What I’m Wearing:
Sweater: J.Crew Factory (exact)
Brooch: Heirloom
Jeans: American Eagle (exact)
Flats: J.Crew Factory (exact)