Feeling Blue…

Normally, I’m not so matchy matchy, but there is something very beautiful about wearing several shades of blue and green together… perhaps, because it is a color combination that occurs so frequently in nature?

Slip worn as dress (came under this dress! Similar here, $55) | Zara Basic Sandal (try eBay) | Charming Charlie Clutch (similar, $76) | GAP Panama Hat (similar, $10) | Inca Turquoise Necklace c/o Mimi’s, the Look for Less ($56)

My inspiration for this look started with necklace, which I received as a gift a couple weeks ago from my friends at Mimi’s, The Look for Less.  It’s a really special piece, and I’ve been waiting for the right occasion to wear it (you know how I do!), but yesterday I just said forget it! I was determined to wear it, and my mind immediately went for this blue slip dress.  Even in such a bright shade of blue, it is the perfect blank canvas for such a bold statement necklace.  From there, I let my blue color palette trickle down to my feet, and opted for my blue and green Zara basic sandals.  And, to keep the look grounded for day, I added my panama hat (yes, again!).   When all was said and done, I really loved this outfit! It was one of those days when I wished I had somewhere significant to go…instead, I just went to the mall to buy white pumps. Lol! (But, I got a lot of compliments…even the security guard stopped and said something.  So, it wasn’t a wasted outfit after all!)

And, I have some exciting news for you all, too! I’ll be partnering with Mimi’s for a giveaway veeeery soon!  I know I’m not the only one who loves fun baubles, so look out for a follow up post later this week.

p.s. Last night, I had the scariest experience of my life.  Someone tried to break into our house.  The police found tracks, and apparently the person had been all around the perimeter of the house at every window.  They were also sitting on our back deck in a lawn chair watching us for God knows how long.  Needless to say, I am terrified!  And there is this feeling of being violated that’s almost worse than the fear.  Fortunately, we have a top of the line alarm system!  And, Fab is now in the process of investing in a gun, and will be forcing me to take shooting lessons.  This is crazy.

Thanks for stopping by! XOXO.


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25 Responses to “Feeling Blue…”

  1. OMG, how scary. Please be safe. What is wrong with people. Side note: Learning how to shoot is awesome. The mister took me to the range and I feel like a total bad ass now. Side side note: You was serious about your "serious looks." Now, give me that hat, clutch, and shoes.

  2. maimusings says:

    Um wow! Glad you're ok, that is very scary & glad you all are on top of this. On a happier note, you look very pretty in your matchyness :). Blue is definitely one of your colors.

  3. shahidah says:

    YOU look GREAT!!! And OMG…please stay safe..I know that feelin all to well too….
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  4. OMG!!! I know you are scared and feel so violated!!!

    HELL YEAH to gun purchasing and training. My hubby has one, we have been to the range and I am getting my license to carry soon. We WILL protect what's ours!!!!!!

    Love the outfit!! I am such a fan of mixed blues! :)
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  5. I can't believe that that is a sip from under a dress! This is such a pretty outfit.
    and OMG – so glad you are ok!! To have your home broken into is fearful and definitely a violating feeling. Thankfully, you all didn't suffer any damages or loss.

  6. Veronica says:

    That's a slip!?!?! uh uh!!! FOR REAL!?!? I LIKE IT!!!!!

    OMG! see that is one of my biggest fears for someont to try to get into the house! Please make sure you watch your surroundings and everything going in and coming out!!!! People are so stupid and crazy these days!!! Glad he wasn't able to get in!!!
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  7. Tasha says:

    You look fab! I cant believe that is a slip. You completely rocked the look like no other… Sorry about the creep. Stay Safe and im siding with Fab on the gun
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  8. laniza says:

    Please be careful–folks are crazy these days! On to the outfit, I love how the blues and greens just ‘go’ with one another.

  9. threadinducedeuphoria says:

    Cute outfit!! Only you could make a SLIP look so amazing!!! And please be safe and definately do learn how to use a gun!! I have had my home broken into before and some irreplaceble items stolen. Luckily I was not home so I was not hurt, but yes learn how to use a gun and be careful!!
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  10. sundaze says:

    Yoyu look great!

    Thank goodness the burgler didn't get in! I advocate getting security cameras in addition to the guns. Please be careful and mindful of your surroundings!

  11. Inez| Style Chic 360 says:

    Oh my gosh, I'm so glad you both are safe. I have my CCW permit and I will protect myself at all costs! I agree with Fab, the range won't be so bad, it's actually a bit fun.

    You look fabulous and that slip is too cute to be a slip! Love this whole look including the hat!

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  12. Shoemisses says:

    I'm glad you guys are OK. Crazy folks out there!!

  13. Tise says:

    Pretty outfit. Ironic thing is, someone try to break into my apartment the other day, or scared the hell out of me by twisting and pushing on the door. I'm glad we have an alarm system, JESUS. Glad you and Fab are safe.

  14. Loving this hat! Glad you guys are all right.
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  15. Zavonna says:

    Great look! I love blue & green together such a great combo…
    Very scary, and great precaution as well. I know the violated feeling, because it's happened to my family TWICE in less than a year. Be careful and try to be aware of your surroundings.

  16. bunnymysweet says:

    Love your necklace! Glad your safe & like others have said you may actually enjoy the range.
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  17. Reiko (GFS) says:

    I need you to get your own gun even it's a pretty one! Also, go to the shooting range. It's so much fun! Your look….swoon! Can't wait to hug you in New York!!!!

  18. Nunie says:

    OMG!!! Sorry to hear that happened to you. I know the feeling. It happen to me two years ago and the person left a gun and a piece of plywood in my yard. I moved out of that neighborhood within a month. Glad you’re ok and I love your outfit!!!
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  19. Heather says:

    I am so glad everyone is okay. That conversation today really shook me up, as much as we were laughing. The part about the guy sitting outside and watching you guys is the worst part–my stomach rolled and the hair on the back of my neck stood up just typing this. Sigh. I’m so sorry you guys went through this. Be safe.
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  20. Tiffany says:

    Oh no someone trued to break in!!! Ppl are crazy and creepy. Ughhhhh. That blows. Hope you are ok! The dress is amazers.
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  21. amanda says:

    I love that necklace.

    I know the feeling, our house was broken into this weekend while we were sleeping. The feeling of violation is the worse part.
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  22. I am scared to heck of guns, but I think it is a smart move to protect yourselves and learn how to use your firearms responsibly so you not only know how to use it, but so you won't fear it.

    On a better note – that necklace is killing me. I love it!
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  23. Oh wow Eboni! So glad to hear you guys are safe. By the way, love the blue and the necklace is gorgeous!

  24. Rosa Del Carmen Perez says:

    I like your shoes and your necklace.

  25. loving that necklace. Need that in the Kloset.


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