Collages, Style

On Jewel Tones

I apologize for my absence the last two weeks, I got so sick with the flu and it took a long time to get over. It really was no fun at all. I really missed styling for the blog while I was out of commission. I could not wait to wear clothes that were not my pajamas and bed slips. While I was sick I watched some technicolor movies (like Ziegfeld Follies and Blithe Spirit) and the vivid color palettes were completely inspiring. I started thinking about the color palettes I wanted to dress in, and some of my favorite inspirations in fashion when it comes to color like Yves Saint Laurent muse Loulou de la Falaise and Kenzo’s vibrant early collections.  I love to find clothes that are rich and saturated with color, they make such an amazing touching point for styling and are just so much fun to wear.

Often women are told to wear bright color only in small doses. I do not believe this must always be the rule! Wearing jewel tones head to toe can make for a stunning look, especially when you play on texture as well. Nothing is quite as luxe as a jewel tone blouse or dress in a sumptuous silk or satin. When you can strike the right combination of colors, I believe more is definitely more. If you look at Loulou de la Falaise’s style, she endlessly demonstrates what fun costume jewelry piled on top of a completely jewel tone outfit can be. I highly reccomend the coffee table book on her home and style for inspiration. She is one of my favorite style icons.

I picked up this blouse from & Other Stories while in Paris. My eyes were immediately drawn to the color. Purple is one of my favorite colors to wear and I loved the ruffle bib front. While dreaming up color palettes I knew that this purple blouse would pair fantastically with a vibrant kelly green. I got this 80’s skirt from one of my favorite vintage sellers over the summer. The purple and green made for a fun pairing. A red lace bra from Agent Provocateur was a cheeky way to bring in some more color.


I forgot to mention that my return to red hair has sparked my color obsession as of late. It is funny how much your hair can change your style. Wearing color is a lot more fun as a redhead, and so is doing my makeup. I wanted a super saturated glossy red lip for this look and it took a few products to achieve it. I applied NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment in Light My Fire with my finger all over my lips for blurry effect. I applied NYX Pin-Up Pout Lipstick in Red Haute (a brick red) straight from the tube just in the center of my lips. I topped it with Makeup Forever’s Artist Plexi-Gloss in 405P, a plum gloss with gold shimmer that is absolutely gorgeous over anything. I was pretty obsessed with this lip!

The blouse I am wearing is from & Other Stories, the skirt is vintage 80s, the coat is vintage 80s, the necklace is a thriftstore find, and the pumps are Saint Laurent Anja pumps.

Below are some looks I am dreaming of for my jewel tone obsession. It feels like the perfect season to wear these looks right now!

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  1. YZ Chan wrote:

    This is such a beautiful and vibrant outfit!

    12.19.17 · Reply
  2. Susan wrote:

    oh my goodness when I saw this outfit I gasped,
    That coat is BEAUT!

    12.19.17 · Reply
  3. Olga wrote:

    I had never thought these two colors look so good together! This outfit looks so colorful but so classy and right at the same time! I love it!

    Olga from Myme

    12.19.17 · Reply
  4. Kathrin wrote:

    Love all the bright colors! This looks like it would be so much fun to wear…

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

    12.19.17 · Reply
  5. Sarah Spiers wrote:

    I have just discovered you.
    Love your blog and Instagram.
    This outfit is divine.. I can’t wait to see more.

    12.20.17 · Reply
  6. sara wrote:

    so in love with this coat and with all the color blocking concept

    12.20.17 · Reply
  7. Absolutely amazing! x

    12.20.17 · Reply
  8. diaw wrote:

    this is incredible!!! WOW! love this look

    12.20.17 · Reply
  9. Debi wrote:

    Can those jewell tones be anymore beautiful? I love all these selections and the inspiration behind them. You look gorgeous as ever. Thanks

    12.20.17 · Reply
  10. Kay wrote:

    Absolutely love your style! You always look so stunning <3

    12.20.17 · Reply
  11. Nikki wrote:

    Damn! You look gorgeous! I’m definitely loving the jewel tones on you. You should do this more often.


    12.21.17 · Reply
  12. I like the vibrancy of jewel tones. You wore them very well in your outfit.

    12.22.17 · Reply
  13. lin wrote:

    So vibrant and gorgeous <3


    12.23.17 · Reply
  14. Mireia wrote:

    Absolutely love it!

    Mireia from TGL

    12.23.17 · Reply
  15. Jacqueline wrote:

    You look fantastic! Jewel tones are so chic <3


    12.23.17 · Reply
  16. 5ft Life wrote:

    This outfit is so perfect!!

    Hayley xx

    12.23.17 · Reply
  17. Sivan wrote:

    Obsessing over those mood boards! Especially over the first and second one! Heck, love them all! Yay for jewel tone everything!

    12.27.17 · Reply
  18. Littlebird wrote:

    This look is proof that even amazing makeup and hair cannot rescue a ridiculous outfit.

    12.28.17 · Reply
  19. Wow, I’m out of breath! This outfit reminds me of Becky Bloom.

    12.30.17 · Reply
  20. Narhee wrote:

    So fab!

    Narhee | Made in Mauve

    12.31.17 · Reply
  21. Mimi wrote:

    Love the color combo. Inspiring me to be more experimental.

    Mimi |

    1.1.18 · Reply
  22. Mun wrote:

    What incredible colours!

    1.2.18 · Reply
  23. Jessica wrote:

    If you ever decide that coat has fulfilled its purpose, I will gladly take it off your hands. Or if you happen to know the brand, I can possibly scour the interwebs.

    1.3.18 · Reply
    • seaofshoes wrote:

      Ha! I’ll certainly let you know if that day ever arrives. Until then, search eBay. The label is Donnybrook. :)

      1.11.18 · Reply
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  25. So fabulous! I love the playfulness and exuberance of this outfit! To me it just screams abundance and living out loud. Love <3

    Style Unsettled

    1.5.18 · Reply
  26. I really like the purple top and green dress, very stylish and match!

    jewels shopping online

    5.24.18 · Reply