Saturday, April 6, 2013

Black and Blue

Black and blue will never cease to be one of my favorite combinations. Whenever I'm at a loss as to what to pair with a blue dress I always seem to fall back on black accessories-it's so easy peasy when my creativity is lacking. Plus I am notorious for my ridiculous propensity to bruising at the slightest bump, so why not pair black and blue together in my clothing as well as my knees? Works for me!

Looking through these photos I saw a bit of Bonnie and Clyde. I guess whenever I wear a beret I feel a bit like the bank robbing vixen. Next time I'll have to throw a scarf around my neck and pull Sean into a few photos to make it authentic, haha.

I actually received this dress from a coworker of Sean's for my birthday a few weeks ago! The coworker's wife knows my love of vintage and  she found me this dress (along with 2 pairs of fun gloves!) at a vintage shop.  I was so thrilled when I saw the sky blue color and all of the fun detailing. The pleats along the top and bottom of the dress, the lovely bow, and the buttons on the wrist make this piece special instead of just being a plain blue frock. Plus, midi length dresses are my very favorite. For me that length is more versatile and also more modest. I can't thank her enough for such a lovely and thoughtful gift! It's one I'm sure you'll be seeing a lot more of in the future :)
This beret is also a gift! I have a wonderful church family back in my hometown and one of the ladies there gave me two berets because she knew how much I adored hats. Wasn't that just the sweetest thing? I'm so blessed with thoughtful people in my life who do simple things like that to make me smile :)

Well, any plans for your Saturday friends? I'm not sure what ours are. Probably a late lunch, looking at more houses online, and some cleaning (Saturday is usually our cleaning day because we're so lazy about it during the week).
Have a loverly day!
God Bless,

1 John 3:16
This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.

Dress- Vintage, gifted
Jacket- Vintage, Y's Buys
Beret- Gift
Coach Bag- Thrifted
Boots- Thrifted, Plato's Closet
Jewelry- Vintage


Lily said...

What lovely gifts! Your hair is so perfectly curly and that beret is such a chic touch. You have the loveliest vintage style (:

JennaStevie said...

This is an absolutely wonderful combination, so classic!! This shade of blue looks amazing on you, and love the pop of pink with the lip

Linda Greaves said...

Such a nice gift to receive! You styled it up perfectly with some curls and houndstooth coat too :)
Also, thanks for the encouragement on my last post...its tough trying to figure out what to do. I've been praying over it ceaselessly since last year though. Since deciding to change my major to a technical degree (I'm planning on going into dental assistant work) I've felt more peace though. I think for now, this is what I should do. Who knows what God's plans are for me in the future though!

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Gracey at Fashion for Giants said...

The dress is just perfect for you; what a lovely gift. You look gorgeous in this outfit. I love the coat, the dress, your fabulous hair, all of it. Great look!

Monica Agustin said...

Yes, agree with you! Blue and black never go wrong:)
If you don't mind, you may check out my last outfit photo, 'Blue&Grey'! It would mean a lot! :) and would you like to follow each other? Let me know.

Ali Hval said...

I tend to avoid black and blue because it reminds me of my school colors in high school (hahaha, not that it was a bad school or anything, I loved it!), but you make it look way cool here. I especially love that dress, wow! The little buttons on the sleeves are perfect and that color is very pretty. :D

Laura said...

I also love pairing black and blue together - it is just so easy and classy!

What a seriously amazing present! That dress looks so good on you and the color is amazing! Also, that purse is just to die for!


Léna said...

This look is perfect, I love the black and blue together !

Elana said...

I definitely get a Bonnie and Clyde feel here! That was so nice of Sean's coworker's wife, this dress is so "you!" The black and blue look wonderful together.

Elly said...

I always love bright colors, and this dress is really great! I love how you paired it with blacks and whites so that the color really pops. Your bag and shoes are also super cute! Great look! :)

Midwest Muse said...

I love your adventurous hair styles lately! You look awesome! Blue looks so good on you. Also YES YES on the beret.