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August 21, 2012

Cobalt Stripes

This outfit is such a great example of showing you that looking good doesn't have to cost a lot.  The tank and skirt combined cost me $35.  The funny part about this outfit is that cobalt blue is one of my absolute favourite colours.  It's so striking and being a blond I find it complements me very well.  Anyway aside from loving this colour I'm also a hoarder of silk tanks.  I have them in an array of colours.  I just can't help but to buy them every time I see one.  So this tank I actually bought from Forever 21 four years ago and this was the first time I had worn it - no joke.  I can't really tell you why especially after confessing my love for this colour to you.  What I can say is that sometimes it takes finding that other piece that was meant to be worn with the other.  I found this skirt at J.Crew a few weeks back and with summer sales came a crazy deal where I took this maxi home with me for $20.  Blues are my ultimate favourite to pair up together and with some gold accents I was comfortable but still felt chic and the best is I finally gave this tank it's match made in heaven.
Top : Forever 21  |  Skirt : J.Crew  |  Necklace : Stella & Dot  |  Sandals : Browns

All photos by Pj Stephen

61 comments:

  1. Marla you look fab!
    I totally agree that its the way an outfit is put together not the cost, and this one looks amazing
    I also love that lip color on you :)

    xo Ally
    http://www.gumbootglam.com/

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    1. Oh way thank you - I'm not much of a lipstick person so this was a big step for me!! haha xx

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  2. I love ur style ..I'm following u now on Google Friend Connect.

    Hope to c u on my blog and follow me too..heheheheh


    xoxo,
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  3. Gorgeous in this cobalt color! Loving the addition of this fabulous statement necklace!

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  4. Love love that skirt!

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  5. So nice!<3 xoxo
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  6. Amazing look! Love your necklace =)

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  7. Beautiful and stylish! Just perfect!

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  8. OMG im so in love with your blog and style, i you don´t mine, we can follow each other, let me know, have a nice day, muahhh

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    1. hehe why thank you!!! Of course we can xx

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  9. Love the cobalt with that lipstick! great color combo!

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  10. Great outfit, love that skirt...and your lipstick, looks amazing on you :)

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  11. Beautiful pairing w/ the skirt & top! I agree that sometimes you have certain pieces sitting in your closet for ever (yes, YEARS!) and eventually you find the right complement for it and you wear it!. Love that you were able to find such good deals on the Jcrew skirt, it's beautiful. Also love love love your necklace.

    xx - Vee
    The Avenue Vee & @TheAvenueVee

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  12. omg AMAZING!! LOVE EVERYTHNG ♥♥

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  13. Love the Stella & Dot necklace.
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  14. likeeee your blog!!
    keep posting and go for it!

    XO

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    1. Love LOve LOVE this - thank you for this awesome comment xx

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  15. LOVE the blue! You look beautiful! Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog. Would you like to follow each other on GFC? :)

    xo
    naty
    aloveaffairwithfashion.blogspot.com

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  16. You look gorgeous, I wish to be that tall to be able to wear a maxi like yours. Amazing blog dear! btw, thanks for following my blog, I'm following you now.

    Karen,xx
    http://www.hablemosfashion.blogspot.com

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    1. bahah this is funny because I'm like 5'3. That's the beauty of a great maxi it gives you length!!! xx

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  17. Another styllish canadian!!! hiii from edmonton!! love it, this look belongs in a magazine! :) following you!

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  18. That necklace is really gorgeous. I love it. Thanks for following me. But I cant see you on my bloglovin. I think it has not gone through. Following you on both.
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  19. I absolutely love cobalt blue--it looks great on you! And your necklace is to die for! I am now following you :)

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  20. Gorgeous outfit! It's photos like this that make me wish I were blond. Love.

    <3 Josephine
    www.champagnestar.com

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  21. this look is stunning on you!!
    love the stripes and bold color on lips!!
    xxo

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  22. fabulous look dear :) love these colors :)

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  23. Te ves genial! me encanta la falda azul, guapa ya te sigo, sigueme! :D
    Un beso

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  24. Hi, I've just discovered your blog and I love it very much :)
    this skirt is so pretty and the color looks great on you :)
    xoxo

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  25. Thanks for your sweet comment :) I follow you dear! your blog is so cool :) Kisses !

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  26. Oh dear, this is an amazing look. You're absolutely right, the colour suits you so well! I know what you mean, I bought a beautiful yellow blazer a year ago and never worn it :( The funny thing is, that I wantet the blazer so much, but it was a little bit too expensive for me. But then I gave all my money for it! I love love love my blazer, but I have no chance to wear it. For every day life it's too chic and if I wear it for going out it could get dirty...well...but if you have seen my "18 things for summer" post, you know that wearing my blazer is on my to-do-list ;)

    Daria from www.cinnamon-star.blogspot.com

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  27. And yes, I follow you back!!!

    Daria from www.cinnamon-star.blogspot.com

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  28. Cute outfit !! U look amazing ! <3

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  29. great post!

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  30. Thanks for confirming your follow. Appreciate it.
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  31. amazing outfit, love stripes so much <3
    thanks for your comment,i'm following you now on gfc an bloglovin :)
    xo
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  32. this is incred, love the photos
    Great post, thanks for sharing!

    if you like we can follow each other on bloglovin :)
    let me know!
    STYLE DECORUM

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  33. Wow girl you absolutely rock !! Simple is the best! Following you now, follow me back?

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  34. you look stunning <3 i really love this outfit! too cute

    Alexa <3
    http://sleepeatbreathefashion.blogspot.com/

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  35. amazing outfit, you look so great :-)

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  36. How cute!!Cobalt, gold and stripes...LOVE! I recently stumbled across your blog and it's adorable! I made a grilled watermelon summer salad and I am passing the recipe around! So refreshing with all the crazy heat!! :) www.TheBabyGoat.com

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  37. Love this look! Thanks so much for your comment! I am now following back on GFC. Take care!

    xo,
    Brandi
    http://flairbybrandi.blogspot.com

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  38. You look amazing in that blue stripe skirt.

    XOXO,

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  39. Love the colours, and that is an incredible lipstick colour!

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  40. Blue, gold and a dark plum on the lips...a lovely mix!!

    <3 Elisa

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  41. Thanks for visiting my blog as well, I've also added you on GFC and followed on bloglovin :)
    xoxo

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  42. Thanks so much for your comment!! I´m glad you liked the photos and the styling, it was a great shooting!! =) Of course I´m following you back on GFC and Bloglovin, your blog is great!!

    I´m a huge fan of maxi skirts so your can image that I really love your outfit!! although it is a total blue look it doesn´t feel boring or too simple, love how you used the stripes. Your kind off burgundy lips also are great!!!

    kisses
    http://sharpenstyle.blogspot.com.es/

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  43. Great pics!!! Amazing outfit!!

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    xoxo

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  44. This is a great outfit, and I definitely agree that there are lots of great bargains and great quality pieces to be found at Forever 21. Cobalt is going to be huge for fall so I hope we'll see more of this top.

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  45. wow great bargain. I love the look! Great job! following you =)

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  46. what a perfect casual outfit! i love your maxi skirt so much!

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  47. great look!
    i like your blog and following you now!

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  48. Cobalt is such a gorgeous colour on you. I especially love how you paired it with that awesome necklace!
    By the way, always great to see a fellow Canadian blogger!

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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  49. You look so darling in these pictures! I totally agree that cobalt is a beautiful color, and it totally fits you! Love the simplicity of your outfit, but also how sophisticated it looks! And that beautiful statement necklace is like the perfect finishing touch! And I LOVE silk tops, they are so feminine. I don't think I will ever get tired of wearing and buying them! Thank you so much for your visit and sweet comment. I'm looking forward to continue reading from your blog and hope that we can keep in touch.

    Jenny
    www.jensoutfitjournal.com

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  50. Love this ensemble Marla! Thanks for checking our our blog!

    -Krystin Tysire xo
    www.girlinbetsey.blogspot.com

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  51. Beautiful look!

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  52. Great look. You look like an add for anthropology on the stairs! Beautiful!

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