Many people still see black and blue together as a major fashion no-no, but I think it’s a match made in heaven. I gravitate toward dark colors in the fall, so navy has become a welcome addition to my usual all-black outfits. Plus, navy is very popular this season, so you have plenty of options to pair with your black clothes. I even wrote a Cincy Chic article on navy being the new black, so it’s safe to say I believe navy is having its moment.
I couldn’t resist this bejeweled J.Crew sweatshirt when I was shopping. A sweatshirt? With jewels? Why aren’t there more of these in my closet? While I love the look and feel of this top, I have to admit that I’m pretty disappointed. I wore this to my five year high school reunion (depressing) a few weekends ago. Throughout the night, one of the gems on my sleeve kept getting caught on the chest area of the sweatshirt. It happened so much that the jewel became extremely loose, and also made some unfortunate-looking snags in the sweatshirt. I think I’m going to remove some of the jewels under the sleeve to prevent even more damage. If anyone has any other advice, please share!
Top: J.Crew | Shorts: Gianni Bini (similar) | Shoes: Lulu’s (similar) | Bracelets: Tiffany, Mon Ami
in love with that top, i need some embellishment in my life!
I’m usually not a fan of blues & blacks together but it’s all about how you dress it… this outfit is fabulous! The colors blend so well and I loveeee the shoes.
I agree that it depends how you wear it! Thank you!
First of all, I LOVE navy and I’m so happy it’s having a moment. Hopefully it’ll be a long one. Second, what a shame about your beautiful sweatshirt. I’m not sure what it looks like in person and so this may be a dumb idea, but could you put clear super glue on the areas that are catching to make them smoother? I’m guessing if you can somehow eliminate the sharper areas, you might be ok. Anyhow, just a thought!
Thanks, Grace! Me too! That’s a really good idea! I think I need to try that out because it WILL NOT stop snagging now! Good idea 🙂
Some people might say blue and black in a mix are nogo… but I really like it on you!! looks amazing!! b.
Love that top! Actually thought about buying it… but I’m a bit worried after hearing your problems with it. Yikes!
Thanks, Lauren! I know, I was in love with it at the store! If you do get it, I’d say maybe remove a few of the embellishments under the sleeve. I might do that because you can’t even see that they’re missing since your arm would be hiding it!
LOVE the sleeves of this top! It kinda looks like a sweater/tee hybrid!
Thank you! It’s exactly that, and super comfortable!
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Love the hair!
Thank you, Nina!
Blue is my favorite color! 🙂 That sweatshirt is so pretty with the jeweled detaling. Great outfit!
Thank you, Stephanie!