Navy and White for spring

IMG_2654I have always liked the combination of navy and white; it’s so clean and fresh.  The problem, of course, is that it is nearly impossible to match navy’s.  Today’s outfit is an example of that.

  • Navy Seersucker Dress (Lands End, last season)
  • White Cardigan (purchased at Marshall’s)
  • Navy polka dot shoes (Cape Clogs)
  • Elise Hope Sporty Satchel (Little Black Bag)
  • Necklace (the little boutique near my office
  • Silver bracelet (Tiffanys, old)

I adore the shape of both this dress and this sweater, although it’s hard to see the shape of the dress under the cardigan. The dress has a set in under the bust that gives it shape, and the cardigan changes direction at the waist as well. Good definition without being too tight.

However when I looked at this outfit in the mirror, the shoes and dress were almost exactly the same color.  In this picture, not so much.

picapica-large-pippinavyThese shoes were a terrific find; I picked them up last year on a flash sale.  Who knew that wooden clog-style shoes could be so comfy!  The only issue is that they are a little big, so I am sending them to a friend who wears a size bigger than I do and she will be ordering the correct size to be sent straight to me.  All I know is that I walked probably a mile in them around campus and they never hurt my feet.  I ordered a different style from the same company because I liked them so much!

eh_sporty_stripe_satchel_14_wht_8009_001_1000I knew the blue in the bag was different from the navy in the shoes and dress, but I was OK with that because I was mostly interested in the white and the style.  The size and shape are terrific, the bag holds everything, and it has both a long strap and small handles.  All in all it’s a great summer bag!

My husband was pleased to hear last night that I am mostly done buying new bags for a while.  He wasn’t so pleased to hear that I will be buying new shoes for a while instead.  I was really having a hard time finding shoes I thought would give me the arch support and that were cute/colorful in my closet.  Black I have, and cute shoes with no arch support as well, but not as much color or fun stuff as I want that are also good for my feet.  Time to do some shopping.  First order of business is hot pink!

Photo on 3-12-13 at 11.07 AM

I am still loving the wash and go hair, although later this week I may blow-dry it just to do something different.  Right now my main goal is to convince myself to get up early enough to ride my bike to work.  I was all packed to do so today but I woke up with a migraine.  That wasn’t going to work at all.  Ah well, tomorrow is another day, right?

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  1. i like the stripes and spots of this combo of navies too! thanks for sharing!

  2. Kelly @ Kiwi Womens Style says:

    I love the outfit too – especially that pendant! Thanks again for linking up with WW 🙂