Clutch Inspiration

Thursday, January 17, 2013 98 0

Shirt: J.Crew Blythe Blouse. Jacket: Zara (old). Skirt: H&M. Shoes: Boutique 9. Clutch: Zara (old). Ring: Stella & Dot. Necklace: unknown. Sunglasses: Chanel.

 

The weather in Toronto last weekend was gorgeous!  I took full advantage of the record temps by wearing this Spring-like outfit to a baby shower.  I really wanted to carry this sparkly sequin clutch so I actually selected my outfit with my purse as the starting point.  I often do that with shoes too.  I’ll style an entire outfit around an accessory instead of the other way around.  Do you ever use your accessories as your inspiration/starting piece for an outfit?

 

 

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  • Heather
    January 17, 2013

    I can see how you’d get inspired by that clutch – it’s gorgeous! I have definitely worked an outfit around a necklace or a pair of shoes before 🙂

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

    • Jenny
      January 17, 2013

      Thanks so very much Heather! Yes, I’ve definitely done it with necklaces also.

  • Annie
    January 17, 2013

    That color blue looks gorgeous on you! Love love love this outfit 🙂

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

    • Jenny
      January 17, 2013

      Aww, thanks Annie! The colour of this blouse makes me smile. 🙂

  • Neris
    January 17, 2013

    you look gorgeous girl! love this shade of blue on you!

    xoxo,

    Fashion Fractions

    • Jenny
      January 17, 2013

      Thanks so much Neris!

  • Amy
    January 17, 2013

    Love that clutch! Can see why your planned your entire outfit around it!

    xx Amy
    Leopard and Lillies

    • Jenny
      January 17, 2013

      Thanks Amy! It’s just so sparkly too! 🙂

  • Kendall
    January 17, 2013

    The perfect baby shower outfit! I want those temps from the weekend back – it was nicer than April!
    xo K
    http://www.lilieslattesandlace.com

    • Jenny
      January 17, 2013

      Arghh, I am missing the warm temps so badly! I can’t believe how beautiful that weekend was!! I heard this upcoming week is supposed to be extra cold too. Thanks Kendall! 🙂

  • Red Tag Chic L.A.
    January 17, 2013

    Oh yes that usually happens to me…..esp when I love a certain accessory (esp a purse) so much….you are looking awesome Jenny!!!

    REBECCA
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

    • Jenny
      January 17, 2013

      Thanks so much Rebecca! 🙂

  • Rachel
    January 17, 2013

    I love the pastel/girly colors of this look! That clutch is amazing, too!

    • Jenny
      January 17, 2013

      Thanks so much Rachel! I love wearing pastels in the Winter. . . it’s such a nice change from the usual dark colours. 🙂

  • Nicolene Richards
    January 17, 2013

    Like the way you work nude and pastels, the Turquoise accent is a show stopper!
    FF

    • Jenny
      January 17, 2013

      Aww, thanks Nicolene! 🙂

  • Ania
    January 17, 2013

    great combination of colors 🙂

    • Jenny
      January 17, 2013

      Thanks so much Ania!

  • Gwen
    January 17, 2013

    Adorable! Love the turquoise blouse and the your bag.

    http://www.oohlalagwen.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      January 17, 2013

      Thanks so much Gwen!

  • Suzanne
    January 17, 2013

    I love that clutch! Perfect outfit for a baby shower.

    I definately work backwards when creating an outfit. Sometimes it’s shoes, accessories or a new piece I just bought.

    bisous
    Suzanne

    • Jenny
      January 17, 2013

      Thanks Suzanne! 🙂

  • respect the shoes
    January 17, 2013

    The bright blue paired with the neutrals is such a pretty combo!

    • Jenny
      January 17, 2013

      Aww, thanks so much! 🙂

  • Alison
    January 17, 2013

    Can I just say how much I love that white jacket! Especially since you paired it with blush and that clutch is beautiful!

    • Jenny
      January 17, 2013

      Ha ha, thanks so much Alison! I definitely don’t wear this jacket enough.

  • Alyssa
    January 17, 2013

    You’re making me feel like it’s spring, Jenny–I love it! That clutch is so gorgeous, I love all of the embellishment!

    • Jenny
      January 17, 2013

      Ha ha ha, well too bad our weather here has to drastically changed back to winter! 🙂 Looking at this pictures has me wishing for Spring! Thanks Alyssa! 🙂

  • Cool Green Days
    January 17, 2013

    Beautifully put together Jenny – love it, and it’s different to most other blog stylings at the moment, so refreshing too!

    • Jenny
      January 17, 2013

      Aww, I really appreciate this comment. I know that some people find my style a boring, but I’m always true to myself and my style. As someone who reads a TON of fashion blogs, it’s really easy for me to think that mine doesn’t live up to the rest because I’m not always wearing the current trend or IT item, I’m not super pretty nor super skinny, and I’m not extra special in any way. I’m really just a regular, typical woman. I do wear trends but only if they are completely my style (HELLO, peplum!!!). Although camouflage really wasn’t my style but it was a trend I really wanted to wear. I found a Zara camo jacket that was TOTALLY my style, and found a fabulous way to incorporate camo into my wardrobe that was still completely me. Ha ha ha, sorry for this long rant, but I just want you to know that your comment means a lot to me. Thank you so very much.

      • Cool Green Days
        January 20, 2013

        I think you are a real emerging leader Jenny – you have a unique style & ‘voice’. I don’t comment often, but I read all your posts, and about 100 others, every day! So glad to get your reply =) Keep going!

        • Jenny
          January 20, 2013

          Thank you so very much for your super sweet comments and constant support! 🙂

  • katie @ hems for her
    January 17, 2013

    Impeccable as always! I love that clutch, and truth be told, I’m kinda thankful I’m too big for Zara because that would be a DANGEROUS option for me!

    • Jenny
      January 17, 2013

      Ha ha ha, oh Katie, you are just so fabulous! Thank you so much!

  • Aurélie as Mounette
    January 17, 2013

    I like your white jacket!
    Kiss
    Aurélie
    http://www.lespetitesbullesdemavie.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      January 17, 2013

      Thanks so much Aurélie!

  • Amy Shaughnessy
    January 17, 2013

    I usually use a shirt as my starting point. I ordered a Zara sequin clutch that should be arriving today. Can’t wait to get it! Love this entire look. So pretty and elegant.

    Amy
    Fashion and Beauty Finds

    • Jenny
      January 17, 2013

      Thanks Amy! Zara makes the most beautiful sequined clutches! I had my eye on another one this season, but I resisted. Can’t wait to see yours!

  • RoselyC
    January 17, 2013

    The clutch is beautiful. Your shirt, your jacket well lets just say I love the entire outfit. Love the pop of color the top provides and the texture of the jacket balances out the lightness of the skirt. I think its great to build your outfit around an accessory, it helps you create an outfit that otherwise you could have overlooked.

    • Jenny
      January 17, 2013

      Aww, thank you for this super sweet comment Rosely!!

  • Alice
    January 17, 2013

    What a fun clutch! So many colors work with from there. I can see you styling a lot of outfits with this baby!

    I think I usually do this when I purchase a new piece that I want to use immediately.

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

    • Jenny
      January 17, 2013

      Thanks Alice! Yes, I definitely do this also for new pieces in my wardrobe too!

  • Jessica
    January 17, 2013

    I really love this outfit dear!!!

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    • Jenny
      January 17, 2013

      Thanks Jessica! 🙂

  • Patricia
    January 17, 2013

    Yes I’ve also created an entire outfit around a bag or pair of shoes!!
    BTW Jenny thanks for your recommendations. They’ve helped me a lot!
    Love the color combo here!!
    xoxo
    Patricia

    http://misstoptenimage.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      January 17, 2013

      Thanks so much Patricia! I hope you end up getting that coat! Can’t wait to see it on you!

  • Adrienne
    January 17, 2013

    Loving this outfit…..the combination of that clutch/jacket/blouse is beyond fab!
    You look incredible!!
    -Adrienne. xo

    http://sending-postcards-home.blogspot.com/
    http://sending-postcards-home.blogspot.com/

    • Jenny
      January 17, 2013

      Aww, thanks Adrienne!

  • Clare
    January 17, 2013

    That blouse is perfect for the skirt and blazer. It’s like that blouse was made specifically for this outfit. And yes, I style an entire outfit around a shirt or something too- and this bag? Statement piece all on its own. Dress it up, dress it down, totally a way to have fun in your closet!

    Clare
    Understated Classics

    • Jenny
      January 17, 2013

      You are just too sweet Clare! Thank you!

  • Rachel
    January 17, 2013

    That clutch is gorgeous! <3

    Rachel’s Lookbook

    • Jenny
      January 17, 2013

      Thanks Rachel!

  • ashleigh
    January 17, 2013

    Because I work behind a desk, I often pick my shoes dead last. I love that you styled your outfit around the clutch!
    ps….If I were preggers and you came to my shower looking like that I’d be very very jealous! jk!

    • Jenny
      January 17, 2013

      Ha ha ha ha, thanks Ashleigh, I think! 🙂

  • Louise
    January 17, 2013

    I just came from Krystin (Sub Faux Pax) to you, there is snow in the background on her post and you are looking all spring like! I was thinking “I’m sure they are both in Canada” (granted Canada is enormous) but glad you qualified the weather in Toronto in your post! Jealous actually, we are due a shed load of snow (and you know us Brits can’t cope with snow. Or rain. Or sunshine come to think of it) so I’m craving spring right now.

    Anyway, blah blah. Yes, I often build an outfit around a pair of (usually patterned) shoes, it’s fun to start with something other than what top goes with which bottom 🙂

    • Jenny
      January 17, 2013

      Ha ha ha, actually, Krystin and I are both from Toronto!! She must have taken her photos before the warm weekend because there is no snow left this week! Ha ha, you’re so observant Louise! 🙂 Thank you so much!

  • Cami
    January 17, 2013

    One of my favs Jenny!! You look perfect! !

    Oliviamoone.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      January 17, 2013

      Aww, thanks Cami!

  • Terry
    January 17, 2013

    LOVE this look, Jenny! LOVE the pops of blue! You make it SO easy to put your outfits on my blog ALL the time. Lol

    I hope you’ll keep an eye out on my blog later today. I’ll be featuring this as one of the looks I love today.

    xo,
    Terry

    http://terrys-two-cents.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      January 17, 2013

      Ha ha ha, oh Terry, you are the sweetest ever!

  • NotGoingOutLikeThat
    January 17, 2013

    love the bright teal top and the white boucle jacket. boucle is supposed to be big for 2013 and i would love to find a similar jacket in winter white. very chic !

    please stop by my blog when you have a moment.
    Not Going Out Like That

    • Jenny
      January 17, 2013

      Thanks so much! Ha ha, yay, that’s means I already have an upcoming trend in my wardrobe. . . I just love that! 🙂

  • Meredith
    January 17, 2013

    Jenny, that clutch is awesome!
    Meredith
    createthatoutfit.cou

    • Jenny
      January 17, 2013

      Thanks Meredith!

  • Nic
    January 17, 2013

    Oddly enough I think SF has captured your cold weather. It’s been ridiculously cold here. You DO look like a gorgeous, sparkly spring chicken 😉 Enjoy it!

    xo
    nic
    mymannersandmoxie.com

    • Jenny
      January 17, 2013

      Ha ha ha, thanks Nic! Unfortunately, we stole the cold back. . . it’s freezing today! 🙂

  • Whitley Adkins Hamli
    January 17, 2013

    Adore this entire ensemble, Jenny! Your clutch reminds me of a similar one I recently purchased from ASOS… so amazing, one must build an entire outfit around it :).
    Whitley
    http://www.thequeencitystyle.com

    • Jenny
      January 17, 2013

      Aww, thanks Whitley! I just love sparkly clutches!

  • adore to adorn
    January 17, 2013

    Depending on the event, I’ll definitely use certain items as the start of my outfit! Love the clutch. So pretty! And definitely pairs well with your entire outfit!
    xo,
    nancy

    • Jenny
      January 17, 2013

      Thank you so much Nancy!

  • Tara
    January 17, 2013

    The turquoise and white are gorgeous together!

    • Jenny
      January 17, 2013

      Thanks Tara!

  • Miranda
    January 17, 2013

    I start my outfits with my shoes a lot! Especially when I have new shoes and I’m super anxious to wear them. I’ve found that I can come up with a completely new take on an outfit when you start with an accessory!

    I absolutely love this look, the colors are just perfect. You styled that clutch to a T!

    • Jenny
      January 17, 2013

      I completely agree, when you start with an accessory, you really can easily make completely different outfits! 🙂 Thanks Miranda!

  • Amy
    January 17, 2013

    I absolutely love that clutch and the bright colors in your ensemble!
    xoAmy
    http://www.dreamingincashmere.com

    • Jenny
      January 17, 2013

      Thanks so much Amy!

  • Kacie's Kloset
    January 17, 2013

    I love that your necklace matches your top!

    http://www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com
    http://www.daisyraeboutique.com

    • Jenny
      January 17, 2013

      Ha ha, thanks Kacie!

  • Akinyi Ragwar
    January 17, 2013

    This outfit is absolutely stunning. These colors look really good on you, I like how you paired it with the white jacket to focus our eyes on your blouse, such a great combo!

    P.S. I want that clutch so cute!

    xoxo Akinyi

    http://fitsonme.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      January 17, 2013

      Aww, thanks so much Akinyi!

  • Raisa @ Endless Ward
    January 17, 2013

    Good matching! Lovely colours! And that blazer is simply adorable! xoxo

    http://endlesswardrobe.com.au/blog/

    • Jenny
      January 18, 2013

      Thank you so much Raisa! 🙂

  • Elena
    January 17, 2013

    This sparkly clutch is a great inspiration for your outfit! I’m sure you were the most elegant guest at baby shower!!! My sister in low wants to organize the shower for me as well, but I think the process of unwrapping gifts is so awkward:))) how was the event that you went to???
    Kisses
    Elena
    http://dcinstyle.com/blog/

    • Jenny
      January 18, 2013

      Aww, thanks Elena! The shower I went to was very lovely. It was for lunch at a restaurant. I completely agree with you that the gift opening is definitely awkward for the person opening the gifts and my friend definitely felt that way also. But she did open the gifts when everyone was enjoying their desserts. I’m going to another baby shower (4 in 2 months) next weekend so I can let you know how that one goes. That one is at her home and men are actually invited as well. That will be my first baby shower with men present. 🙂

  • shannon
    January 18, 2013

    You look very feminine and chic. Love everything about this look! Very pretty.
    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

    • Jenny
      January 18, 2013

      Thank you so much Shannon! 🙂

  • Mrs C
    January 18, 2013

    Perfect outfit for the occasion 🙂 I normally pick something I feel like wearing and accessorize accordingly, unless I have a new piece I like so much then maybe I’d work around it 🙂

    Kisses from Dubai!
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES DAILY
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.com/

    • Jenny
      January 18, 2013

      Thanks Mrs C! Have a great weekend! 🙂

  • shanna schneider
    January 18, 2013

    Holy fabulous!!! That clutch is TDF!!! If you ever want to give it a new home, please keep me in mind!!

    • Jenny
      January 18, 2013

      Ha ha ha ha, thanks Shanna! You’ll be first on my list to call if I ever give this away! 🙂

  • thehautecookie
    January 18, 2013

    love the white blazer! xO!
    http://www.thehautecookie.com

    • Jenny
      January 18, 2013

      Thanks Sooae!

  • Meghan
    January 18, 2013

    lovely, lovely, lovely! the outfit is happy and cheerful! just beautiful!

    • Jenny
      January 18, 2013

      Aww, thanks Meghan!

  • maryfashionbirds
    January 20, 2013

    This outfit is absolute perfection, so feminine and chic! Looooove it!

    xxx, Mary ? Fashionbirds

    • Jenny
      January 20, 2013

      Thank you so very much Mary!

  • Kate
    January 20, 2013

    The clutch is so pretty! I definitely style outfits around shoes sometimes, and I don’t blame you at all for wanting to style an outfit around this clutch! This whole outfit is so spring-like and perfect for a baby shower!

    • Jenny
      January 20, 2013

      Thank you so very much Kate!