I don’t know about you but anytime I can wear some blue it’s a good day! I love a bold blue number no matter what the occasion…so it only made sense to style an all blue ensemble for the perfect winter into spring look. It has been quite chilly in LA leaving me bundling up so this look is perfect for just that!!
I paired it with my go to faux leather leggings (these are a total must have in my opinion) that are perfect for day time at the office or date night paired with a cute crop top etc.
Since I have been extra cold lately I had to layer a chic cobalt blue coat over this ensemble. I linked to a few of my favorites below…you can never go wrong with a little POP of blue.
A blue coat wasn’t enough blue for me so here comes some more with my shoes + bag!
Investing in some cobalt blue pumps + a cobalt blue bag are perfect for your wardrobe. I style them all the time for work with an all black outfit or during the spring with some white etc to make a colorful statement while still looking chic.
Someone has a case of the MONDAYS…OK, maybe I do haha but this week is going to fly by fast since I am heading to London this week to see my babe who I have missed so much over the past few months! Let me tell ya, long distance is tough and I have had plenty of blue Mondays missing him but this Monday is starting off bright because my first international trip is just days away! I spent the weekend attempting to pack (and try to avoid overpacking) which has been quite the challenge. How can a gal have multiple outfits to shoot and avoid hundreds of dollars worth of checked baggage charges? Ugh…seriously airlines aren’t getting the struggles influencers go through now-a-days 😉 Maybe that will be my newest platform to make a stink about – more free checked baggage 😉 hehe
I have always been one to pair a chic striped skirt with a classic white button down. I packed this entire look for London (hopefully it isn’t too cold but then again I am quite warm blooded, just ask Mike, he freezes in my apartment haha).
A white button down is essential for every gal’s wardrobe. Whether you pair it with jeans for a casual look or with a striped skirt like this for meetings at the office, a classic top like this one is always a good idea.
Since black + white can get a little ‘blah’ every now + then, it comes time to add a ‘Pop Of Color’ to your look – as you all definitely know by now, I am not one to shy away from bright, bold colors, so cobalt blue it is!
Winter in LA is definitely not nearly as bad as winter in NYC. While in NYC the snow falling looks like something out of a movie, the freezing temps are not something I am about haha That’s why being back in LA makes me one happy gal. One thing I do miss about NYC however is being able to appropriately dress in winter clothes without looking like a looney toon in LA :p
I don’t know about you, but the more pops of color I can add to any look the better! I can’t get enough of my favorite hue – cobalt blue. From cobalt blue pumps, to a cobalt blue bag to this cobalt blue coat…I may or may not have a slight obsession with this bold color?
In LA, I never get to wear heavy winter coats or cozy plaid scarves…which in a way is good for me since I am 24 going on 60 with how quickly I get overheated haha but I do miss it. I love being matchy matchy! Since cobalt blue is such a bold color, I usually pair blue with white to keep things simple and not too over the top.
What’s great about these bold blue pieces + white ones is that separately they can all be mixed and matched to create multiple looks!
Cobalt blue accessories + shoes are great for work or play. I love wearing them to the office to add ‘Pops Of Color‘ to my everyday look and bring some life back into the work place 😉 Because hey why not right?
I got those Monday B L U E S…you know that feeling when you want to just crawl back into bed + extend the weekend 😉 Well…I have that feeling BUT I also am translating ‘Monday Blues‘ into an excuse to wear blue this fall hehe ♥ As you all may know, I LOVE myself a good ‘Pop Of Color‘ so when my new instagram bestie Addison MacKenzie Boutique sent me this gorgeous cobalt blue tunic (which I in turn made into a dress haha) I fell in L O V E!
I wore this number to College Fashion Week this past weekend (see my full recap here) + I really love it — ok I probably say that to a bunch of my outfits, but this one is totally different…I mean I perfectly matched in cobalt blue from head to toe! haha
This cobalt blue tunic (although I styled it as a dress here) can be styled over jeans or leggings as a normal tunic to wear year round. How great is that? One piece that can be styled countless ways for year round wear! Amazing if you ask me 😉 Addison MacKenzie Boutique has such cute dresses, tops + sweaters…they are perfect to dress up or down for work or play + what I like most is that all of the clothes are normal sizes…meaning that fit true to size + aren’t just for skinny minis (sometimes online boutiques show pieces that look like they fit one way + when they arrive they fit another…but Addison MacKenzie’s pieces run true to size! No secrets here).
I layered a black moto jacket over the dress for a ‘night out’ look…plus I like the leather + lace contrast with the detailing on the tunic 🙂
Because I love to match + since I love color so much…it only made sense I match my blue dress to some blue suede shoes 😉 I can’t get enough of the cobalt blue pumps because they are a great way to incorporate color into your everyday look without it being too overwhelming. These pumps are ideal for work with dress pants or a skirt etc. They are a stylish little touch that will make any look be chic!
My delicate bracelets are from the jewelry brand called Jules Smith. I discovered them about a month ago + have become a huge fan since they are easy for layering + look chic (even at an affordable price tag)!
Check out their pieces + you can get 20% off with promo code – MISSYONMADISON (now that’s a steal)
Happy Sunday + I hope you all had a fabulous, fun-filled weekend (I sure did)! Saturday night I had the opportunity to attend College Fashion Week here in LA with my blogger gal pal Natalie of HashTagFablife (if you love beauty tutorials + fashion tips, you will love her site). The event was in Culver City + it was made up of 4 different ‘mini’ fashion shows where college students were the models walking the runway! There was sorority wear, night out wear + preppy wear.
Other than the cute styles rocked by fab college students (which I thought was so great for them btw – I love young gals getting to strut their confidence in a positive way)! Talk about Women Empowering Women ♥ In between each runway show guests had the chance to explore some of the great sponsors (like getting brow services from European Wax Center…my favorite). But, the best sponsors came from the styles the gals got to wear down the runway!
First, I should mention I was lucky enough to get the ‘VIP‘ treatment while attending College Fashion Week…meaning I got to sit front row + I received the best swag bag ever! (more about that later :p)
I think Rebecca Minkoff + Vince Camuto are great brands for college students to wear since they have a luxury feel at a convenient price point 🙂 I definitely have my fair share of picks from both brands!
For these fun sponsors I am going to reveal what was in my swag bag because TBH it is pretty major…
I love finding new fragrances that really help me feel great everyday – honestly, when you smell good, you feel good (in my opinion at least). Perfumania has a wide array of fragrances, sets + designers. Whether you are looking for a classic sent from Chanel or a new fresh sent from let’s say Juicy Couture (this perfume smells…amazing, no joke)…Perfumania has got ya covered!
I have wanted to try Fitbit forever…I am not a savvy fitness gal but I want to be able to track my steps, my calories + more to make sure I am at least on a track for success! I think Fitbit Flex 2 is great for that since it works with your lifestyle + with the thin design it looks stylish no matter what outfit you are wearing.
Drybar was probably one of my favorite sponsors! I have already been obsessed with their dry shampoo + some other products, so I am super pumped about trying Triple Sec, which I heard is a fan favorite. And…my favorite thing? Drybar gave a complimentary blowout to all attendees (which I am off to go use as we speak :p)!
Two other sponsors were Hanes + Maidenform (pretty much the essentials for undergarments which are the foundation of any look)! Their newest styles are great to wear with any outfit no matter what the cut or fit 😉
The entire College Fashion Week experience was also sponsored by People StyleWatch (one of my go to magazines for fashion inspo + news)!
Here’s some of what was in my bag:
I highly encourage all of you to try and attend College Fashion Week in your city next year! They have been on the East + West coast…fashion doesn’t sleep + neither do they!
*This post is brought to you by Her Campus Media and its College Fashion Week brand partners.*