Styling Blue Blooming

cobalt blue blazer and stripes

Happy First Day of Spring! Did you ever think that you could look to nature to decide what to wear? Probably not as much as you should. While I know there are several seasonal “go-to’s” that we are quick to want, no doubt motivated by the seasonally fabulous fashion shows held the previous season (therefore dictating what you find in the retail shops the following season!), we forget that nature is the best reference for our fashion color combinations. The blue hydrangea is one of my favorite flowers and butterflies hold a special place in my heart, but to see this color in nature is not as usual as you think. Quick, name 3 things you can think of that are blue in nature? (Oh, good. I really couldn’t. My first thought was blueberries. But let’s get back to fashion.) Since we are currently experiencing a snow event here in the Northeast on the first day of spring (rare, but not rare enough!), I decided to explore the less often true blue seen in nature with a little styling!

I absolutely love a blue blazer. I think all shades of blue work, but here a bright blue blazer from J. Crew (click here) works really well in the category of “must have’s” for spring. The warm brown tone of Fossil’s saddle bag (similar styles here) tempers the brightness of the cool blue suede shoes (similar here). Of course, any black and white shirt should be treated as a neutral, so consider it as such and have fun with it! Add cuffed jeans for a casual look and you’re good to go! Blouse: The Loft, Gold Hoops: J. Crew, Lipstick: MAC image As we cross our fingers for warmer days sooner than later, these silk scalloped-edged shorts (others here) look great on any shape because they have a loose fit and flare to them, and therefore the peplum top (old, Banana Republic) perfectly pairs well. Add a pair of heeled sandals (similar styles here) or any choice of heel height (metallic flats are pretty too), a crossbody bag (J. Crew, others here), and a few accessories and you’re off to a movie date or brunch with friends. Gold Watch: Fossil, Double Length Necklace: Anthropologie
image The window pane blouse is definitely in season and is having a moment this Spring.  Pairing this loose fitted blouse with a pleated skirt is perfect for work (and play). The red crossbody bag (Fossil here) and lipstick become the pop of color you need to keep the look classy, yet fun. Blouse: Loft (get it on sale!) , Skirt: J. Crew (similar here), Lipstick: MAC, Mother’s Nameplate Necklace: Pottery Barn Kids (click here) Go out there and have fun in blue (the brighter the better!) this season. You’ll be sure to have a golden moment when you do! Thanks for reading!
xoxo, Jessica
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  1. Lisa
    March 22, 2015 / 9:33 pm

    So far I’m loving your blog Jessica! Very cute!

    • Lisa
      March 22, 2015 / 9:46 pm

      ….wasn’t done. I’m a SAHM to 2 boys. I love crocheting and playing with my boys. Love teaching people about the Bible. I noticed you said you lost a baby girl and am so deeply sorry. I too lost a baby and it was the hardest thing I ever had to go through. I know exactly how you feel. But this blog is definitely a good idea to put your energy into something. :))
      Xoxo Lisa

      • March 22, 2015 / 9:57 pm

        Thank you so much Lisa! And I deeply appreciate you sharing your story. It is a very difficult experience to go through and I definitely am putting my energy into this to honor her and how I would have loved to share things with her about all things fashion. Be well. xoxo, Jessica

      • Ethie
        March 22, 2015 / 10:38 pm

        I am the very proud mother of Jessica and a very happy grandmother, of a grandson,even though I lost a beautiful granddaughter. Pain in my heart and pain for my daughter , but we must go on, she is an angel in all our hearts and never forgotten. I wish all the best for my daughter, she is strong , great mother to my grandson, and she’s a trooper. She loves to be busy all the time and this blog will become big. Good luck my love. MOM