Monday, April 16, 2012

pretty things -- cobalt.

Lattice Lace Tank
COVETING: Madewell Lattice Lace Tank
www.madewell.com; sale (now) $134.50
Every once in awhile, I come across a piece that truly epitomizes a season for me. This tank top does that this spring. It's fitted but not too tight, it's lacy and feminine and white and soft. Everything that a spring top should be. I love the intricate detail and that it would look great with skinny jeans and a great pair of flat sandals but would be so pretty tucked into a black pencil skirt for work. This tank truly takes spring chic to an entirely new level.

While I do maintain that flirty white pieces are perfectly light and crisp for spring, I also find myself drawn to bold colors at this time of year. The sun pops out and my wardrobe wants to shine. I'm a big fan of a single, bold color statement while keeping the rest of a look simple, and cobalt is just the shade to help me do that this season. While I love the color in fabulous twill jeans and clean-cut dresses, I've found all kinds of other pretty, unique pieces that would definitely be at home in my closet.


Aldo Epperley in Blue Misc.
www.aldoshoes.com; $80
I have an admitted obsession with cobalt pumps. I think that they're such a fun way to add a shot of color to an outfit. For example, these would pair beautifully with skinny jeans or a fantastic white or blush-colored skirt. For the bolder fashionista, hot pink would make a pretty and unexpected accompaniment.


Rebecca Taylor Eyelash Bustier Top
www.shopbop.com; sale (now) $164.50
I'm officially enamored with this pretty little bustier. The shape is so flirty and darling -- perfect for warm evenings. The sweetheart neckline is charming, and the lace detail on the tiers is perfectly feminine. This would be brilliant with denim, but I think it would pair perfectly with a pencil skirt and pumps for a cocktail party.


Milly Batik Print Dickies Shorts
www.revolveclothing.com; $204
While I am a fan of a solid, bold shade, I've found myself totally enamored with this fun print. In cobalt and white, these crisp shorts are so ladylike and chic. The tab waist and clean cut are sophisticated and I'm convinced that with the perfect pair of nude pumps, a white blouse with cuffed sleeves, and a sparkly statement necklace, these shorts would shine perfectly all on their own.


Banana Republic Leather Market Tote in Cobalt
www.bananarepublic.com; $120
I love this tote for adding just a touch of bright color to a simple spring look. Living in DC has caused me to want to drag big bags everywhere to avoid the nickel tax on plastic, and I'm convinced that this classic bag would be brilliant for carrying around everything that I need. Roomy and neutral with just a strip of bold color, this is the ideal everyday bag.

Are YOU wearing cobalt this season?
xo Josie
Thanks to Madewell, Aldo, Shopbop, Revolve Clothing, and Banana Republic for the photos.

45 comments:

Erika said...

Swoon at that Rebecca Taylor Bustier Top - I so need that! :)

Nathalie Kartika Putri said...

the blue pumps is fabulous!

natzcracker

Rachel - Notes from my closet said...

Cobalt blue is one of my favourite colours! It seems to go with everything :)

Love, Rachel

C said...

Im officially in love with the two tops!
Soooooo beautiful and cute!

TheChambrayCountess said...

I love cobalt year round, but I think it looks especially great in spring/summer with crisp neutrals and other bright colors. I love those shorts!

Coco said...

the cobalt blue pumps are SEEXXY! Who knew they were at ado, Ive been looking for some like that for a while now :)

xoxo,
Coco

yiqin; said...

nice shoes <3

Sandy a la Mode said...

i saw a cobalt striped bag at h&m and really wanted it.. but im on a shopping hiatus for april! oh and there were some pretty pumps at kohl's too! ahhh how i wana go shopping!

Blond Duck said...

If Ben wouldn't divorce me, my entire wardrobe would be Rebecca Taylor.

Beautygirl24 said...

I love cobalt! I think my obsession started with my YSL lapis arty, and now I gravitate to it all the time. It just reminds me of the ocean :)

Cilla B said...

love those cobalt shoes
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S said...

Great color, combined with white is just perfect for summer!
Love these shorts!!!
xxx
S
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Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I adore anything in blue, so naturally I go crazy for cobalt. Loving all of these items :)

Jessica said...

love cobalt such a pretty color

-jessica
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Nnenna said...

That cobalt bustier top is my favorite thing in this post! It's so pretty and would be perfect for a night out!

Honey said...

blue is so in this season. i love the shorts, they are so cute with the aldo pumps. wow

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Ahhhh, my happy color...It never ceases to put a smile on my face!

Cate said...

I wear my cobalt platforms all the time. Love them:)

Elle Sees said...

LOVE this color. i need more of it,a ctually.

Style, She Wrote said...

Yes! I love this color -- I think it looks great on all skin tones. Great Milly shorts -- those are on my summer wish list! xo style, she wrote

Taj Acosta said...

Love this color as well xoxo!

Kim-an said...

The first top is gorgeous!

Kisses
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meg said...

oooh...such lovely blue shoes. Amazing!!

my mini bag said...

Love love love the pumps! The color you choose for this post is amazing.

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Linds said...

I am obsessed with Cobalt, it just hasn't made it's way into my closet yet :-( I love those blue suede shoes :-)

Krystal said...

ok the shoes are amazing.

isa said...

cobalt <3 how i love this colour !
great things!

xoxo

Lyosha said...

one of my favourite colours ever!

Lyosha
Inside and Outside Blog

Sarah said...

Totally have a pair of similar cobalt heels from Spring shoes and love them so much! Might just have to pair them with some hot pink :)

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Sarah
smalltowncatwalk.blogspot.ca

Elizabeth said...

absolutely love cobalt!
the printed shorts are charming!
<3
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nikki said...

thanks so much for your comment!! love this post. hope you have an amazing day :)

xo, nikki

www.carryoncouture.com

Bonnie said...

Cobalt is one of my favorite colors right now. It stands out beautifully.

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Bestie said...

cobalt is not my shade, but this bag is!!

Fashion art and other fancies said...

I might get myself footwear in this shade of blue for the summer months.

Annie said...

LOVE that Madewell tank and the BR bag - so pretty & fun!

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Coffee Cream and the Caffeine said...

I love blue cobalt color, especially the one form balenciaga ! That blue pump is amazing dear :)

www.coffeecreamandthecaffeine.blogspot.com

beckspick.com said...

i love this color!

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Jennifer Fabulous said...

Those heels are INSANE. :D

this free bird said...

I stared that lattice tank down the other day for 5 minutes. Maybe this is a sign.

Lesley said...

I love my colbalt skinnies from Old Navy...and I almost bought that tote from Banana Republic! Love the color!

Becky said...

Cobalt blue is such a beautiful shade! Love these pieces!

Maria said...

those shorts are awesome!


Maria @ Orchard Bloom

Natalie said...

i really love the first white shirt..i love the cutouts at the end of the shirt with those blue heels! that would be the perfect outfit

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April Cheung said...

love cobalt! its such a beautiful color. and really nice for spring.

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STYLE'N said...

Yes I bought a Karen Millen cobalt blue blouse and love it. I would love to see you in this color. I bet it would look great on you.

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