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!