Black & Blue

7 Oct

J.Crew jeweled short-sleeve sweatshirt hthr shadow ivory

Many people still see black and blue together as a major fashion no-no, but I think it’s a match made in heaven. I gravitate toward dark colors in the fall, so navy has become a welcome addition to my usual all-black outfits. Plus, navy is  very popular this season, so you have plenty of options to pair with your black clothes. I even wrote a Cincy Chic article on navy being the new black, so it’s safe to say I believe navy is having its moment.

Black and Blue outfit

J.Crew jeweled sweatshirt

I couldn’t resist this bejeweled J.Crew sweatshirt when I was shopping. A sweatshirt? With jewels? Why aren’t there more of these in my closet? While I love the look and feel of this top, I have to admit that I’m pretty disappointed. I wore this to my five year high school reunion (depressing) a few weekends ago. Throughout the night, one of the gems on my sleeve kept getting caught on the chest area of the sweatshirt. It happened so much that the jewel became extremely loose, and also made some unfortunate-looking snags in the sweatshirt. I think I’m going to remove some of the jewels under the sleeve to prevent even more damage. If anyone has any other advice, please share!

Anne Michelle Enzo Ankle Strap Heels

J.Crew hthr shadow ivory jeweled sweatshirt

Black and Navy Outfit

J.Crew jeweled sweatshirt

Top: J.Crew | Shorts: Gianni Bini (similar) | Shoes: Lulu’s (similar) | Bracelets: Tiffany, Mon Ami

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18 Responses to “Black & Blue”

  1. Lauren October 7, 2013 at 11:19 am #

    in love with that top, i need some embellishment in my life!


  2. pearlsandparis October 7, 2013 at 12:19 pm #

    I’m usually not a fan of blues & blacks together but it’s all about how you dress it… this outfit is fabulous! The colors blend so well and I loveeee the shoes.

  3. FashionEdible October 7, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

    First of all, I LOVE navy and I’m so happy it’s having a moment. Hopefully it’ll be a long one. Second, what a shame about your beautiful sweatshirt. I’m not sure what it looks like in person and so this may be a dumb idea, but could you put clear super glue on the areas that are catching to make them smoother? I’m guessing if you can somehow eliminate the sharper areas, you might be ok. Anyhow, just a thought!

    • Baubles to Bubbles October 7, 2013 at 7:13 pm #

      Thanks, Grace! Me too! That’s a really good idea! I think I need to try that out because it WILL NOT stop snagging now! Good idea 🙂

  4. boblist October 7, 2013 at 3:44 pm #

    Some people might say blue and black in a mix are nogo… but I really like it on you!! looks amazing!! b.

  5. All Things Nice October 7, 2013 at 6:55 pm #

    Love that top! Actually thought about buying it… but I’m a bit worried after hearing your problems with it. Yikes!


    • Baubles to Bubbles October 7, 2013 at 7:15 pm #

      Thanks, Lauren! I know, I was in love with it at the store! If you do get it, I’d say maybe remove a few of the embellishments under the sleeve. I might do that because you can’t even see that they’re missing since your arm would be hiding it!

  6. "They'll Never Know..." October 7, 2013 at 9:52 pm #

    LOVE the sleeves of this top! It kinda looks like a sweater/tee hybrid!

  7. Nia R Phillips October 8, 2013 at 1:01 pm #

    Hey I’m happy I found your blog recently because I’ve really enjoyed reading it. Keep up the great work. In the meantime, I’ve nominated you for the versatile blogger award. Head over to my blog to discover the rules. Love Nia xx

  8. Nina Bashaw Photography October 8, 2013 at 10:29 pm #

    Love the hair!

  9. Stephanie October 9, 2013 at 2:47 am #

    Blue is my favorite color! 🙂 That sweatshirt is so pretty with the jeweled detaling. Great outfit!

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