Monday, January 28, 2013

Dressy OOTD: Teal and Mustard Yellow and searching for a wedding guest look!

Happy Monday!

Hope you all had a great weekend!  It's back to a 5-day week after having two 4-days weeks in a row...bracing myself!  At least the snow on the ground melted overnight due to a rain storm that came through.  Rain=warmer temperatures too which I definitely won't complain about!  It's short lived though...we'll be back in the 20's in a few days it looks like.  All well.  It'll be nice while it lasts!

A few Sundays ago I pulled out my Corded Dots skirt from last winter and decided to try pairing it with a bolder version of a color I had paired with it before.  Last year I remember wearing a seafoam green cardi with it...this time I went for teal.  Same basic color family, just brighter and bolder.  


Original Polyvore Set for this look can be found HERE

Wind Rippled Tee-Anthropologie
Corded Dots Pencil Skirt-Anthropologie
Tights-Old Navy
Tegu Platform Heels-Anthropologie
Small Open Circle Necklace-Shabby Apple
Pinspark Cuff-Anthropologie
Tribute Bracelet-Stella & Dot
Marc by Marc Jacobs "Henry Chrono" Watch-Piperlime
Sainte Chapelle Earrings-Anthropologie
Pop Stone Ring-Banana Republic

I liked how it turned out with the bolder color up top!  Of course, I haven't met a bold color I don't like, so I may be bias.  =)

So I am on the hunt...I'm in need of a wedding guest outfit!  My little brother is getting married in about a month and a half and I need a dress!  Since I'm a member of the groom's family I'm trying to stick to the wedding colors so we all look somewhat cohesive in pictures.  I don't need to be totally literal and only wear those two colors, but I try to find something that at least has a little of them in it.  The colors they chose are cobalt blue and pale yellow.  I'm afraid with my winter white pale skin, pale yellow will wash me out completely so I've been focusing on looking for something more on the cobalt blue side.  

The wedding is in March in Phoenix, Arizona so the weather should be pretty decent.  My brother-in-law got married in March in Arizona a few years back and I wore a dress, cardigan, bare legs and heels and was perfectly comfortable.  So I'm looking for something similar.  When looking for a dress for weddings I always like to get something I'll be able to easily include into my regular wardrobe and wear again.  There's nothing worse than finding a great dress that you wear once, and then hang it up for good.  My best friend found the cutest dress on sale (it's only $60 down from $198 and I found a promo code for free shipping!!!) at Boden a while back and after hearing she liked it, I decided to go ahead and order the colorway that was more appropriate for the color scheme I'm looking for.



So I know the "yellow" part of the flowers on this dress are more orange looking than yellow, but that's ok.  It's the cobalt blue in the center of the flowers that I'm focusing on.  I'm thinking I can get away with this if I pair it with a cute pair of cobalt blue heels and fun jewelry.  Hopefully the dress fits well or it's back to the drawing board! 

Here's a few shoe possibilities I've found so far:









Any favorites?  Do you own any of these?  Which would you go with?  

Or have you seen another cute pair of cobalt blue heels somewhere I must know about?  Do tell!!!

Have a great day!

22 comments:

  1. You look cute Jenni! Love the mustard with teal. I can feel your wedding guest pain! I am desperately searching for something appropriate for my husband's coworkers formal wedding. Everything is either sleeveless or too short. I like what you've found to match the color scheme! I hope it works out for you!

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    1. Good luck to you on your search...weddings are so fun to attend but so stressful to prepare for!!!

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  2. gorgeous pencil skirt you're wearing -- that would be totally something I wear to work! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks so much! Pencil skirts are so versatile...great for akk occasions!!

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  3. shoes #2 and #3 are definitely my favorites!!!

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  4. That is a great colour combo! Love it!

    Claire http://polkadotsandrainbowdrops.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  5. I love the Ivanka heels!!! Fabulous!!! And I totally think the dress will work for the wedding. Just my thought....;)

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    1. Thanks girlie! I'm leaning towards the Ivanka heels right now...my two faves of the bunch were those and the Vince Camuto pair. I have never tried on any Ivanka shoes so I wonder how they run? hmm...

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    1. hahah...you make me want to shop J Crew all the time! =)

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  7. I also like #2 & 3, but I know that you'll rock it in any of them. You always do. Love the polka dot skirt and teal combo.

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    1. Thanks Melissa!! I'm leaning towards #3 right now!!

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  8. I love the teal and mustard combo. I vote for shoe #3.

    OCWishes.com

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    1. Thanks so much! #3 is looking pretty good right?!!

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  9. Hi Jenni! I absolutely LOVE this outfit! I love mixing colors. Just read your post over @ Get Your Pretty On. Like you, I believe in mixing it up in the color Dept. A lot of times I look to nature...ever seen a sunset or a garden of flowers all one color? Just makes things way more fun. Anyway...thanks for sharing your outfits with us. Please pop by my blog too. :)

    Debra@stylewisebydebra.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much!!! Glad you stopped by! =)

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  10. I love that outfit!!!!! It's so good! And the color combo perfect!

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  11. Dying over that skirt...give me anything with polka dots and I am obsessed!!

    xoxo
    Erin

    www.thefashioncanvas.com

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