The Calm Before the Storm

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 90 0

Cobalt Blue Full Midi Skirt

Cobalt Blue Chanel Easy Caviar Jumbo

Cobalt Blue Full Midi Skirt

Skirt: Aritzia (similar). Top: Zara. Shoes: Joan & David (love this pony print too). Watch: Michael Kors. Bracelets: Forever 21, BCBG, J.Crew. Handbag: Chanel. Sunglasses: Chanel.

 

I love summer storms.  Well, I should say I love summer storms in my hometown.  My hometown gets the most incredible lightening and thunder storms.  The skies turn the most gorgeous shades of pinks, purples and greens, and the lightening is so bright that it literally lights up the entire sky.

 

Yet only 4 hours from my hometown, Toronto gets dark and nasty rain storms, nothing like those of where I grew up.  The storms here are gloomy and grey instead of pretty and colourful.  These outfit photos were taken last night after work, just as a terrible storm was brewing in our City.  I hope everyone made it through the disastrous flooding that hit Toronto last night, and here’s hoping for a safe and rain free rest of summer!

 

P.S. I’m linking up today with Lauren from Style Elixir for her weekly Style Sessions.

 

 

 

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  • ashley
    July 9, 2013

    I actually like (short) summer storms as well. In NC, the storm will last for about 5 minutes, then we’ll have a few hours of sunshine, a 2 second downpour, and then more sunshine. So crazy. This outfit is adorableeee!!!

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Hahaha, that is crazy! Well, at least it’s not hours and hours of rain. You just have to hide out for a few moments. 🙂 Thanks Ashley!

  • Amanda
    July 9, 2013

    I have an obsession with cobalt blue. You’re rocking this color girl! Love it! I wish we had a Zara here in Colorado!

    xoxo,
    Amanda

    The Pretty Pinhead

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Thanks Amanda! I must say, Zara is a great source for trendy, reasonably priced clothes. I would have a lot less in my wardrobe if it weren’t for Zara. 🙂

  • Tara
    July 9, 2013

    Love that skirt, so pretty!

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Thanks so much Tara!

  • Jane
    July 9, 2013

    Hope you guys were ok and didn’t get stuck anywhere when the storm hit! So glad to be at the cottage yesterday!

    Love the Royal Blue and the stripes 😉

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Thanks Jane! Yes, thank goodness we were fine. Hope you had a fantastic time at the cottage!

  • Code Overdressed
    July 9, 2013

    Adorable! Love love this combo, and your skirt is so pretty, the volume and length are so feminine. Big fan of summer storms here, nothing like being at home watching a good movie while it pours outside.

    Cee. ?
    Code Overdressed

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Thanks Cee! I agree, watching a movie during a storm is fantastic. 🙂

  • Patrícia Marques
    July 9, 2013

    Just like perfect! Absolutely in love with your skirt!

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

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Thanks so much, Patricia!

  • Jenn
    July 9, 2013

    I hope the storm was better than expected!
    Jenn
    With Luck Blog

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Hahaha, nope, it was horrible. But I shouldn’t complain. There were many people that were hit hard by the storm here. Thank goodness everyone was safe.

  • Alyssa
    July 9, 2013

    Cobalt is definitely one of your best colors without a doubt. That skirt is amazing!

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Aww, thanks Alyssa!

  • joyshana
    July 9, 2013

    Oh Jenny, your killing me with that skirt, Tres Chic, beautiful look:)
    Shana-Style

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Hahaha, thanks so much Joy!

  • Sarah
    July 9, 2013

    You look like the brunette version of Blair (of Atlantic-Pacific) in this outfit! And Blair is awesome so that is definitely a compliment 🙂

    ~Sarah of Sarah’s Real Life…Oh, and check out the Pin to Real Life style challenge I’m doing this week!

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Hahahaha, she is definitely awesome, so yes, that’s a huge compliment! Thanks so much Sarah!

  • ashleigh
    July 9, 2013

    I love the cobalt-on-cobalt! I’m sorry to hear about the damaging storms, we’ve had them too. It rained for 11 days.

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      OMG, 11 days!?!? It feels like it’s been raining every day here for weeks too. 🙁 Thanks Ash!

  • Lili
    July 9, 2013

    Loving the full, midi skirt. I’ve had my eye on a few but haven’t been able to pull the trigger yet. I think I may have to now – this one is great! xoLili

    http://www.satinandscotch.com

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Thanks Lili! I’ve had my eye on them for a while too, but it was hard to find one that fit my short, curvy frame well. I would highly recommend getting one. I felt so feminine wearing it. 🙂

  • Andréa
    July 9, 2013

    I love the colorful fuller skirt here!

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Thanks so much Andréa!

  • Gaby
    July 9, 2013

    You couldn’t have chosen a more appropriate title! I was out and about with Matthew and made it home 30 min before the storm started! Thank Goodness! Loooove the color of that skirt, so so gorgeous!

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Aww, thanks Gaby! Thank goodness you made it home before the storm. It was just crazy!

  • Hannah
    July 9, 2013

    Loooove that color blue paired with leopard!

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Thanks so much Hannah!

  • Shira
    July 9, 2013

    I really love this look- beautiful!

    http://asequinloveaffair.com/

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Aww, thanks Shira!

  • Nicolene Richards
    July 9, 2013

    Hi Jenni what a spectacularly beautiful skirt, I am smitten! The colour is very stunning, and you wear it extremely well!
    FF

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Thank you so very much Nicolene! You are so sweet!

  • Niki
    July 9, 2013

    I love cobalt – that skirt looks amazing on you! I love summer storms too! The ones in your hometown sound so beautiful!

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Thanks so much Niki! 🙂

  • Victoria | Haute
    July 9, 2013

    Anything cobalt always gets a thumbs up from me!! 😀

    And yes, that storm was insane!! I can’t believe all the flooding 🙁
    xo
    V.

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Hahaha, yes, cobalt is one of my fave colours! 🙂 The flooding was crazy!!! And how about the hundreds of people stuck on the GO trains for hours and hours!?!? Crazy!

  • Tiffany Ima
    July 9, 2013

    What a gorgeous skirt! I agree with Sarah’s Atlantic-Pacific comparison 🙂

    Tiffany Ima
    Style Honestly

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Thanks so much Tiffany!

  • Rachel
    July 9, 2013

    Cobalt blue is your color!

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Thanks Rachel! That’s a good thing, because I love it! 🙂

  • Jackie l FWF
    July 9, 2013

    Love the skirt of course – I could wear midi skirts every day of my life! And the blue – come on, so gorgeous.

    xo Jackie

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Hahaha, thanks Jackie! I could wear them every day too, except only when I’m wearing heels. I look so squat when I’m wearing flats with this skirt. 🙂

  • Clare
    July 9, 2013

    Thought about you this morning when I saw the news! Yikes! Hope you, your house, family and friends are not underwater!

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Thanks so much Clare. Yes, thank goodness we were all safe. 🙂

  • Everest
    July 9, 2013

    This outfit is amazing for summer!

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Aww, thanks so much!

  • phiphi's blog
    July 9, 2013

    i hope you weren’t too badly affected by the flash flooding in TO yesterday. loving the skirt. you’re such an enabler!! 🙂

    xo

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Hahaha, thanks P! Luckily, I was home before the floods hit. 🙂

  • still being molly
    July 9, 2013

    that blue color is gorgeous on you!!

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Thanks so much Molly!

  • alison*elle
    July 9, 2013

    Love this cobalt blue colour on you, Jenny. And hope you stayed safe during the flooding! It was crazy to see pictures of how deep the water was in my old neighbourhood.

    xo, alison*elle

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Thanks Alison! I know!!! I would have never expected that kind of flooding in Toronto!

  • adore to adorn
    July 9, 2013

    Love this look. That skirt is so pretty!
    Fun to hear you like the storms! =)
    xo,
    nancy

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Thanks Nancy!

  • Miranda
    July 9, 2013

    OMG that skirt is everything! I’m bummed they’re sold out of blue but I am seriously considering the black one!

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Thanks Miranda! I actually debated getting the black one too, but I tried to show some self control. 🙂

  • Kiwifashionblog
    July 9, 2013

    I saw sry lightening when I was in Las Vegas last week and was a bit scared of it lol
    I hope the storm doesn’t get too serious for you to enjoy summer! You look beautiful in this strip top and that gorgeous cobalt blue skirt goes so well with the Chanel! <3

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Thank you so much! I agree, lightening can be a little scary, but I love it! 🙂

  • Meredith
    July 9, 2013

    I’m loving the stripes with that gorgeous cobalt skirt Jenny!
    Meredith
    createthatoutfit.com

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Thanks so much Meredith!

  • Hanna
    July 9, 2013

    LOVE ur Chanel esp the color 🙂
    http://www.speakstyleandrock.com

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Thanks Hanna! The colour is definitely what sold me on this bag! 🙂

  • Star White
    July 9, 2013

    I’m crazy over those sunglasses! SO cute!

    Love the mixture of stripes and cobalt, too!

    Blessings!
    Star
    http://www.beautyandbows.com/

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Haha, thanks Star! I must say, I LOVE these sunglasses. I can’t stop wearing them!

  • RoselyC
    July 9, 2013

    Beautiful skirt, that length looks perfect on you.

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Thanks so much Rosely!

  • Nikki at BAD
    July 9, 2013

    The blues in this outfit are phenom – that handbag is ridiculously amazing. Love it! Visiting you from the Style Elixir linkup! 🙂 xoxo, Nikki at http://www.bedazzlesafterdark.com

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Aww, thanks Nikki, and thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  • Lauren
    July 9, 2013

    Jenny, that storm was insane! And people are still affected by it. I am glad to hear you are safe 🙂 I am also glad you posted this outfit – because girl I am SO smitten. That midi skirt is pure perfection. And so are those leopard heels hehe xo

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Yes, some people went days without power! Crazy! Thank you so much Lauren!

  • Jamie
    July 9, 2013

    The skirt is perfect! Beautiful color on you! I’d like to try the midi trend but I’m vertically challenged and afraid it will look more matronly than modern. Any advice?

    ~Jamie

    • Jenny
      July 10, 2013

      Hahahaha, well, I certainly feel your pain. I’m only 5’2″ so I have the same challenges. I find the best way to not look overwhelmed by this length of skirt is to make sure your top is very fitted and your shoes are simple, not strappy. The shirt I’m wearing is a tad loose, but this was as baggy as I could go without looking silly. I find that more fitted tops are much more flattering. Also, I did try this skirt on with strappy sandals, but my legs looked so short. I would definitely do a pump or very simple sandal in order to elongate your legs. I hope that helped! 🙂

  • Jessica
    July 9, 2013

    oh my goodness, I hope everyone is safe & dry now, sounds so scary!

    I know I say this every day, but this is my favorite look yet 😉
    xx
    Here&Now

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Hahaha, thank you so much Jessica! 🙂

  • Alice
    July 10, 2013

    Hope you weren’t affected by the storm. You can tell from these pictures that it was a gloomy day but you look like a ray of sunshine in my favorite color! Such a beautiful skirt on you – your waist is so tiny!

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Aww, that is just the sweetest thing ever! Thanks so much Alice! 🙂

  • Erin @ The Fashion C
    July 10, 2013

    This whole look is fab…but that purse and skirt are to DIE for. I am hosting a trend spin linkup and this week is Stars & Stipes os this look would be perfect. Come linkup here!

    xoxo
    Erin

    The Fashion Canvas

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Thank you so much Erin!

  • Lauren
    July 10, 2013

    Okay, this look is absolutely perfect! Well done, lady.

    Thank you for choosing to link up with Style Sessions!

    Lauren xx
    http://www.stylelixir.com

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Aww, thanks Lauren! Thanks for hosting the link up!

  • Jess
    July 10, 2013

    Love those blues! Gorgeous skirt!

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Thanks so much Jess!

  • Stacy
    July 13, 2013

    Great look! I adore such skirts!
    xo

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Thanks Stacy!

  • Nikki
    July 13, 2013

    Love this look!! That skirt is gorgeous and I love it with the shoes and striped top. Adorable. I love a good storm, as long as I am home, preferably in my bed. Those are the best!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Hahaha, I agree, home in bed is the best place to be during a storm. Thanks Nikki!

  • Diva In Me
    July 13, 2013

    I like your skirt. Both the shape and shade. You kind of make me want to shop at Asos now. Don’t be surprise to see me in something similar like yours at my blog and if you do, just know that you’ve been the inspiration =D
    Nice match with the bag too =)

    • Jenny
      July 18, 2013

      Hahaha, thanks so much! Yes, you would definitely look fabulous in a similar skirt! 🙂