Thursday, August 16, 2012

Chevron, Blue, and Gold + New Michael Kors Bag

Hello from Germany! I'm currently in Cologne after spending a lovely 4 days in Berlin. It's been a whirlwind of sightseeing, shopping, eating, and meetings.  I can't wait to share some photos from my journey with you all soon, as soon as I can sort through them all and pick out the best ones...I've taken over 1000 photos since I arrived!

 After over a week of non-stop activity and limited internet access, I finally was able to take an evening off by ordering room service and catching up on reading my favorite fashion blogs.  

Now that I'm finally able to get online and post, I also wanted to share some outfit photos with you all from earlier this month.  My boyfriend / photographer (whom we'll call J) and I spent a lovely afternoon in August strolling around downtown San Jose.  We don't make it down to San Jose as often, as we're usually up in San Francisco.  It's always fun exploring another city, discovering cute cafes, wandering into local boutiques, and trying new restaurants.


HM Blazer (similar here and here), me2 envy Dress (other great chevron dresses here, here, and here), belt and necklace - vintage (both from Mom), Michael Kors Hamilton Bag and Sunglasses, Bracelets from HM and F21, Shoes from VANELi (similar here and here)




HM Blazer (similar here and here), me2 envy Dress (other great chevron dresses herehere, and here), belt and necklace - vintage (both from Mom), Michael Kors Hamilton Bag and Sunglasses, Bracelets from HM and F21, Shoes from VANELi (similar here and here)

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I love the chevron (a.k.a. zigzag) pattern on this dress and the ruffle detail along one side. So much fun!

I bought the Michael Kors Hamilton Tote during a recent shopping trip to New York.  I had been in need of a warm, cognac colored bag for awhile before finding this one.  I've been bringing it everywhere - to the office (amazingly, my 13 inch MacBook Air fits inside the bag) and on weekends when I need to lug around a lot of stuff. 

The gold necklaces and red belt are both borrowed from my stylish mom.  I've been wearing both a lot lately, as they just seem to go with everything.   

I'm off to Amsterdam this weekend after one more day in Cologne.  If any of you have any suggestions on great places to eat and shop in Amsterdam, I'd love to hear them! 
Hope you're all having a wonderful week...and don't forget to enter my giveaway (co-hosted with JEWELIQ)! 

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Love, S

110 comments:

  1. Oh wow - that dress is stunning and I love the blazer! You look so pretty and put together.

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    1. Thanks so much for the nice note, and hope to see you around again soon! :)

      Love, S

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  2. LOVE the outfit!
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  3. Hello dear I followed you via GFC and Bloglovin.

    We are the same height so that's a fun thing to know:)

    You're very cute and I just love your blog.

    Kisses,

    Selma

    http://meteobeauty.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks for the follow, Selma - just followed you back! Great to meet another petite blogger ;)

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  4. absolutely love your style! that dress and bag are so stylish and chic! you asked to follow each other in a message on IFB and I would love to! Followed you first via GFC and Bloglovin, please do the same!

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  5. Love the Michael Kors bag! and that dress is so pretty! Got your message on IFB and am now following you! check out my blog and please do the same!

    http://shessovogue-fashionblog.blogspot.com.au/

    Happy Blogging xx

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    1. Thanks for the follow and for visiting - just followed you back! Love, S

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    1. Thanks for the comment and for stopping by! Hope to see you around again soon! :)

      Love, S

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  7. I have the same jacket! It's a great piece to own and you wear it well :)

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  9. I really love this outfit! Found your blog on ibf. Please follow back
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  10. Love the dress, the H&M blazer & Michael Kors bag. Following you on bloglovin. Hope you can follow my blog.
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  11. Love this! I've been searching for a cognac tote for long time. It's always so hard to find the perfect shade. The pic with the red door in background is my fave!

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  12. awesome :)
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  14. Such and amazing outfit and I've fallen in love with your blazer! x

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  15. Great outfit ! Love your style , so classy !

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  16. Great blog you have here,i am now following you,would love if we could follow each other and keep in touch<3

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  17. Oh yeaaa! :) With character, like I Love it!

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  18. Love your blog, do you mind following each other?

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    1. You're really close to winning a Livi Award!

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    2. Hi Olivia! Thanks so much for nominating me... I am honored! :)

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  21. I am frequently accused of being Overdressed, and i really don't think there is such a thing. :-)
    You have great style. Great photography on your blog. Bravo.

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    hugs, Vanessa

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  22. Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you are having a great time. Love your outfit. I love that you're always dress up no where where you go.

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  23. Such a cute look! I'm your newest follower and would love if you could check out my blog too and maybe give me a follow back :)

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  24. So cute and chic!!!

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  25. I love this entire look, so chic! The dress is just darling. Can't wait to see pics from your trip!

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  26. oohhh Germany...one of my bucket list places to travel...:-) Looks great! Love the purse....perfect for a work day purse..I may need to get myself a new purse soon! :-)

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  27. Lovely outfit! I've been wanting to go to germany. Maybe your pictures will inspire me to plan that trip faster. Have a fun and safe travel!

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  28. really love this outfit!!!! the dress is so pretty and the print so vibrant!!!! love ur blog. im following :)

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  29. AMAZING ;)great outfit;)

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  30. I love this look - the blue blazer with gold buttons is awesome and I really like how you paired it with the chevron stripes!! Thanks so much for stopping by - following you now! ;-)

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  31. This is really amazing look~! Love every single detail from dress color to accessories~! You look so stylish )


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  32. absolutely love this blazer! i'm envisioning some very cute, very preppy fall looks in it's future!

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  33. :) I never thought chevron could be so nicely put together until i see this!!
    Also read ur profile, we share the same philosophy about dressing up :)--
    still trying to squeeze in time for that now!!
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    Come by say hi sometime! ^_^
    I just became a new follower of your blog, hope you can support me too!

    xx elaine

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    1. Hi Elaine! Aw, thanks so much for your support! Just checked out your blog and followed back! :)

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  34. You look stunningly beautiful with your outfit. The jacket made it look more classy and chic. We also adore your bag. It looks perfect on your look.

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  35. Great outfit! Love the colours <3

    ~Nika
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  36. Love this pictures! so chic style <3! thanks for you comment on IFB! following ;)
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    xx
    K.

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  38. I love the way this dress and jacket look together! Great outfit. xx

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  39. I honestly adore this outfit, the way its put together is fab. I just followed you by the way. Keep up the good work.

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  40. i love your outfit, very classy! i just followed your blog. :)

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    love, B

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  43. I love your dress! I just followed you with Bloglovin'. xo
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  44. This outfit is stunning. Also loved the chevron print!! But the colours are also just so rich it's beautiful!!!! xx

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  46. that MK bag is a true classic, so versatile...love how it goes with geometric pattern and all that golden detailing!

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  47. Great blog, I like your classy chic lady style. I am your new follower both in GFC and bloglovin and entering giveaway as well:) Nice to know your blog.

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  49. I love how you've paired the dress and the blazer, there's something about this color combo I find amazing :)

    All the best,
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    http://silkenstein.blogspot.com/

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  50. wow so cute!! love the dress!!!

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  51. Love your style, so chic!

    Now following on GFC and BL :)

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  53. Perfect styled! I like your new bag and shoese and dress!
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  54. Beautiful post! =) like it!!
    would you like to follow each other??
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  55. Wow! I really LOVE your outfit! It's such a chic look! Thanks so much for your message on IFB! I'd def. love for us to follow each other! I'm following you via google and bloglovin now =) Hope you come back and check out my blog as well!

    xoxo
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  56. Great outfit! Chevrons are my favorite trend currently, you're really rockin' them. Thanks for your message on ifb.
    I followed via GFC & Bloglovin', I'd love if you could follow back. :)

    Magali
    style.magalic.com

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  57. Love yOur style!
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  58. Love your look, you really look gorgeous. Following your now, mind a follow back?

    Karen, x
    http://hablemosfashion.blogspot.com/

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  59. oh this outfit is amazing, you look adorable!! i love the chevron print, chevron is great. and i love the pop of red in the belt! lovely look!

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  60. hello, I got your message on IFB and I just followed your blog and also on bloglovin'.
    Would you mind returning the favor? I am new to this blogging thing and would love more followers!

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  61. Thanks so much for contacting me through IFB. I love your blog and so happy to follow.I would be so excited to have you follow me. I am following through GFC and Bloglovin. That is a fabulous giveaway and I will work on twitter. Your Michael Kors bag is great, my best friend has it and I always have wanted hers.

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  62. Great blog! Thanks for getting in touch via IFB!
    Follow me back at forloveorfashion.blogspot.ca

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  63. Gorgeous dress + love your blazer :D Thank you for messaging me on IFB :)
    following you on Bloglovin <3

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  64. I'm so in love with your chevron dress! It pairs beautifully with that H&M blazer (kicking myself for not buying this bc it looks so good!).

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  65. Nice to meet you via IFB :) I absolutely LOVE the dress! I love the pops of red in this outfit - it works so well. Followed ;)

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  66. saw your message on IFB dear.. followed you via gfc. could you do the same for me? =) http://anotsosecretlife2011.blogspot.com/

    I really love the dress. it really looks cute on you.. beautiful blog dear =)

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  67. Hi I'm Nissa, I'm in a group conversation with you on IFB! You look absolutely amazing!!! I looove your bag, I'm looking for one like that at the moment but can't afford a Michael Kors one! It's on the wishlist though ;) I'm following you now on Bloglovin' would love it if you could be my #6 follower, I would be very honoured!
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    My website is http://salvadora.co.uk/
    I hope you like it! Keep up the good work!
    xxx

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  68. Love the dress! Found you from Blogaholic and now following!

    If you get a chance check me out at http://beatnikki.blogspot.com.

    Have a great day!

    Beatnikki

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  69. hello, thanks for dropping by at our blog and for the sweet comment, you have such a great blog, it would be great to follow each other!

    i'm now following you on bloglovin and google friend connect, would be great if you followed back :)

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  70. Love your blog!! Beautiful pictures; I just followed you!! If you'd like to follow back here's my blog: http://harpisbazaar.blogspot.com

    Xoxo

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  71. Loved the look! Looking so "smart" ;)

    A fellow blogger from IFB at www.spikesandstuds.blogspot.com

    I am following you now, could you follow me too sweetie? Thank you <3

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  72. this outfit is so perfect!!! the chevron pattern and the colors are AMAZING!!! love this whole look!

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  73. Love your outfit! I'm especially loving that navy blazer!!

    Heh, I have the same bag but in black!

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  74. hey love your style, so simple & elegant! Would you mind to look at my blog? thanks xx

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  75. I am totally in love with this look.

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  76. I love your bag so much!)

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  77. you look lovely my dear!!! blue and gold are so perfect together :)

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  78. The Styling of these pieces is IMPECABLE! GREAT job, love the mixing of colors

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  79. Excellent outfit, love that dress!

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  80. Totally gorgeous look! I love the layering of the blazer over the dress! Just beautiful!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  81. I absolutely love everything about this outfit. You are stunning!

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  82. What a great outfit! I love the way you've styled this look. I especially like how you've add the red belt. Clever!

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  83. darling you look so lovely. loved how tailored this outfit looks. and i was just looking at michael kors' bags today!

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  84. Such a cute outfit. I am in love with your new bag. It's such the perfect piece for Fall.

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    1. Thanks, Sydney, and thanks so much for stopping by! I'm a fan of your blog. :) Hope to see you around again soon!

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  85. Definitely investing in a dark blue blazer like this! Perfect for any season. You look incredible xx

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  86. thanks for your lovely comment on my blog :) your chevron dress is really cute, especially with the navy blazer over it! :) the MK bag is gorgeous too.

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  89. GORGEOUS DRESS! and loving all the gold details :D

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