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Oliver & Piper Empress Statement Necklace, Club Monaco Mint Dress, White Cardigan

Oliver & Piper Empress Statement Necklace, Club Monaco Mint Dress, White Cardigan, Jimmy Choo Abel Silver Mirrored Heels, Coach Mint Penny Crossbody Bag

Club Monaco Mint Dress, White Cardigan, Jimmy Choo Abel Silver Mirrored Heels, Coach Mint Penny Crossbody Bag

Oliver & Piper Empress Statement Necklace, Club Monaco Mint Dress, White Cardigan, Jimmy Choo Abel Silver Mirrored Heels, Coach Mint Penny Crossbody Bag

Oliver & Piper Empress Statement Necklace, Club Monaco Mint Dress, White Cardigan

Dress: Club Monaco. Cardigan: Jacob (similar from Loft). Necklace: olive + piper (c/o). Bag: Coach. Shoes: Jimmy Choo (similar by Kate Spade). Rings: BCBG, Stella & Dot, The Bay. Sunglasses: Chanel.

 

The sparkle of this gorgeous necklace, the shine on my silver shoes and the shimmer in this pretty dress had me feeling a little dressed up for daytime.  My solution?  Add a slouchy cardigan for a more relaxed, casual vibe.  I would have loved to add a fitted white jacket or blazer as another option, but I’m still on the hunt for the perfect one. I have my eye on this little number from Club Monaco.

 

Thank you for all of the wonderful feedback on yesterday’s post about clean eating.  It was so interesting to hear how many of you have removed chemicals, preservatives and processed foods from your diets.  It was even more impressive to read about those of you who never really ate those foods to begin with.  Thank you for all of the tips, tricks and suggestions!

 

 

 

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60 Comments
  • Rebecca Lately
    July 31, 2013

    This is gorgeous!

    • Jenny
      July 31, 2013

      Thanks Rebecca! 🙂

  • Shira
    July 31, 2013

    GORGEOUS! The necklace- the stunning pastel color, the shoes….love it all!

    http://asequinloveaffair.com

    • Jenny
      July 31, 2013

      Aww, thanks Shira! 🙂

  • Patrícia Marques
    July 31, 2013

    I love that pale blue and metallic combination!

    <3
    http://zazzish.blogspot.pt/

    • Jenny
      July 31, 2013

      Thanks so much Patricia! 🙂

  • still being molly
    July 31, 2013

    wow, jenny! that necklace is STUNNING!! it really is so amazing and adds the perfect bit of class to the look. and that color of your dress… i swear you are so fab!!

    • Jenny
      July 31, 2013

      You are the sweetest, Molly! 🙂 Thank you so much!

  • Sarah
    July 31, 2013

    I love pretty much everything about this look. Seriously…how are you so fabulous all the time?

    ~Sarah of Sarah’s Real Life

    • Jenny
      July 31, 2013

      Hahahaha, you are too funny, and sweet! 🙂 Thanks Sarah!

  • Alyssa
    July 31, 2013

    What a pretty combo! I love the soft sea foam color of the dress–it’s perfect paired with all the silver and sparkle!

    • Jenny
      July 31, 2013

      Thanks so much Alyssa!

  • Clare
    July 31, 2013

    Those shoes are absolutely stunning. I love how you really make shoes such a statement. But honestly, don’t your feet/ankles hurt after a while? And if they do, do you put inserts into your heels?

    • Jenny
      July 31, 2013

      Haha, thanks Clare! I’ll be honest with you, YES, my feet hurt often! 🙂 But, I really just feel that I look so much better in heels. I walk taller and my body looks slimmer. I pretty much wear heels as much as I can. Plus, I’m only 5’2″ so the extra height really helps, especially in business situations when I’m with a bunch of men. I would NEVER wear flats into a business meeting, unless perhaps it was a dressy pair of kitten heels, but I rarely do that. I’m definitely not one of those women that can wear heels to the mall. My Mom and my best friend can do that, and I’m so jealous! 🙂 I do have a few little tricks though.

      1. I wear flats to and from work every day, then change into my heels once I get to work. I actually leave a black and a nude pair of heels in my office, so on those days when I want to wear black or nude, I don’t have to lug them to work with me.
      2. I’ll often wear flats out of my house and to drive in, then change to my heels just before I get to wherever I’m going. This way I always have a pair of flats in my car in case my feet hurt at the end of the night.
      3. We do a lot of walking in Toronto, so if for example we’re walking to a restaurant for dinner, I’ll wear flats then change into my heels once I get there. I’ll just make sure to bring a purse big enough to slip my flats into.
      4. YES, I put insoles in most of my shoes. I also have a stash of insoles at work and always bring extra pairs when I travel.

      It seems like a lot of work but again, I just feel so much better in heels. The extra work is worth it for me.

      • Annick
        July 31, 2013

        This was super interesting to read! I love wearing heels but seem to fall victim to laziness when it comes to changing into them from flats. Loving all those tips though! I should really keep a couple pairs of pumps at the office!

        Bold Subtlety

        • Jenny
          August 2, 2013

          Haha, thanks Annick! Yes, it can definitely be a pain sometimes to have to worry about bringing another pair of shoes with me all of the time, but in the end it’s worth it for me! 🙂

  • Ashleigh
    July 31, 2013

    I love those silver heels. I would never have thought you’d get so much wear out of them but Wow! They go with everything.

    • Jenny
      July 31, 2013

      Haha, thanks Ashleigh! Yes, I seriously could wear them almost every day, but I have to actually stop myself! 🙂

  • Sandy a la Mode
    July 31, 2013

    i love everything about this outfit!! that dress, that necklace are my faves!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

    • Jenny
      July 31, 2013

      Thanks so much Sandy!

  • Kate
    July 31, 2013

    This outfit is SO pretty and I can’t get over how much of a casual vibe the slouchy white cardi gives this otherwise super dressy outfit! The colors are all so pretty! Also, I read your heel-wearing explanation above and I am thoroughly impressed! I tend to default to flats so often!

    • Jenny
      July 31, 2013

      Aww, thanks Kate! I wish I felt better in flats because I would wear them so much more often. 🙂

  • Adrienne
    July 31, 2013

    Gorgeous!!
    Love this colour on you!
    Super pretty!
    -Adrienne. xo

    Citizen of the World
    Citizen of the World

    • Jenny
      July 31, 2013

      Thanks so much Adrienne! 🙂

  • Hannah
    July 31, 2013

    So classy and that necklace is a beaut!

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

    • Jenny
      July 31, 2013

      Thanks Hannah! 🙂

  • Naomi Arehart
    July 31, 2013

    Beautiful dress and wow that necklace is stunning!

    The Occasional Indulgence

    • Jenny
      July 31, 2013

      Aww, thanks Naomi! 🙂

  • Niki
    July 31, 2013

    I love that dress, and the necklace is so beautiful!

    • Jenny
      August 2, 2013

      Thanks so much Niki!

  • adore to adorn
    July 31, 2013

    You look lovely! Love the mint!
    xo,
    nancy

    • Jenny
      August 2, 2013

      Aww, thanks Nancy!

  • Kiwifashionblog
    July 31, 2013

    You are looking beautiful with the mint colour! I’m also into statement necklaces lately I feel like trouble is coming my way lol

    • Jenny
      August 2, 2013

      Hahaha, thanks so much! Statement necklaces just feel so girly…I love it! 🙂

  • Annick
    July 31, 2013

    Lovely look! You’re right, the cardigan does dress down the look a little bit. I’m really enjoying all the touches of silver (the hardware on your bag + heels!) and the soft colors! Gorgeous look Jenny!

    Bold Subtlety

    • Jenny
      August 2, 2013

      Thank you so very much Annick! 🙂

  • Christy
    July 31, 2013

    Drop dead gorgeous I feel you on the perfect white jacket I found my solace in this Topshop peplum http://www.cleancutgoutchic.com/bare-legs-and-spring-at-long-last-enfin-printemps-et-jambes-nues/

    Christy of:
    http://www.cleancutgoutchic.com

    • Jenny
      August 2, 2013

      Aww, you are too sweet! Thanks Christy! That jacket is fabulous, and pretty much exactly what I’m looking for! 🙂

  • Anesha Sylvia
    July 31, 2013

    Um, love this. I’m living for those shoes especially. Coveting them.

    • Jenny
      August 2, 2013

      Haha, thanks Anesha! I was so lucky to get these beauties on sale! I stalked them for months! 🙂

  • northern style
    July 31, 2013

    Loving these soft colors on you! and that necklace! WOWZA!

    http://www.northernstyleexposure.com

    • Jenny
      August 2, 2013

      Haha, thanks Kira! 🙂

  • iesha
    July 31, 2013

    i feel you on the finding the perfect white blazer thing. i stick to my cardi too. and i love the color of the dress!

    xoxo

    • Jenny
      August 2, 2013

      Thanks so much Iesha!

  • Alice
    August 1, 2013

    Love your tips above about wearing heels. I too live in my heels but rarely switch to flats. I often will have a pair of flats handy when I know I will be doing some walking (shopping). I have actually been wearing my runnings shoes daily (I have only been taking my photos with my heels) since I have a case of plantar fasciitis. I really miss my heels.

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

    • Jenny
      August 2, 2013

      Oh no, Justin had that and it was not fun! I hope it gets better soon, and hopefully you’ll be back in your fabulous heels before you know it! Thanks so much Alice!

  • Red Tag Chic L.A.
    August 1, 2013

    Beyond lovely…..everything’s so well put together as always Jen!!!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

    • Jenny
      August 2, 2013

      Aww, thanks Rebecca!

  • Ani
    August 1, 2013

    That mint coloured textured dress is super feminine. Check out Mango store for their new white blazer colelction, I was on a hunt for such a lon time and found one that fits to my curves and that I really like (on my post today). And it was affordable.

    • Jenny
      August 2, 2013

      Thanks for the suggestion Ani! So sad but Mango actually closed all of their Canadian locations! Boooo.

  • Tara
    August 1, 2013

    That necklace is amazing, and I love the color of your dress!

    • Jenny
      August 2, 2013

      Thanks so much Tara!

  • kelsey bang
    August 1, 2013

    that dress is so pretty! love the shape on it and the silver shoes! I am in love!kelseybang.com

    • Jenny
      August 2, 2013

      Thanks so very much Kelsey!

  • Jessica
    August 1, 2013

    Great dress! I love the color and texture! And that necklace is stunning!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

    • Jenny
      August 2, 2013

      Thanks so much Jessica! 🙂

  • Meredith
    August 1, 2013

    This look is gorgeous Jenny! Loving the minty color with the metallic accessories, and that pink lipstick is perfect!
    Meredith
    createthatoutfit.com

    • Jenny
      August 2, 2013

      You are too sweet. Thanks Meredith!

  • Jessica
    August 1, 2013

    minty fresh! I love the combo of mint + silver pretty lady!
    xx
    Here&Now

    • Jenny
      August 2, 2013

      Aww, thanks Jessica! 🙂