11.03.2012

Color Blocked

Hi everyone! This week we encountered a natural disaster known as Hurricane Sandy. For my friends on the east coast, you already know about the flooding, power outages and physical destruction, and I genuinely hope you're all okay. Although the storm was horrible (and even put my career on hold), it gave my family the opportunity to reunite with old friends over a power outage dinner," and me the time to catch up on my sleep. When there's a negative, you can always find a positive if you dig deep enough! In keeping with the two sides of a coin" theme, below are two color block ensembles from happier New York moments: 

Military

Dress: Mango  
Shoes: Steve Madden  
Bag: Marc Jacobs (Available here)
Location: Fort Totten, New York

Most people are surprised when I tell them I don't like the think about what to wear in the morning. I wash up, eat, change, and I'm out the door. That's why I love to buy pieces that are eye-catching on their ownwhether for their color, cut, or detailing. Mango's military shift is a perfect fall addition, with it's olive and black color blocking and tapered (but not tight) fit. I chose nude accessories for this occasion but I recently wore it with a taupe sandal (worn here), berry lip and black trench. 

Bordeaux

Blazer: Mango  
Shirt: Express  
Pants: Zara (Available here)
Shoes: Zara  
Necklace: Tiffany & Co.  
Location: Madison Square Park, New York

You look like a fashionista jock," said my boyfriend when he first saw my blazer. I suppose it does look reminiscent of a varsity jacket, minus the gold chain details. I paired the blazer with a faux-leather pant to add texture, and a nude stiletto with a burgundy platform to complement the top. Other colors that would work with bordeaux include taupe, olive and cognac. 

What do you think about the looks? Special thanks to my boyfriend Doug for the lovely dates and photographs :) Hope you enjoyed my post and see you next week!

76 comments:

  1. While in Europe I discovered Mongo, love it. We don't have it here in the states that I know of at least. I actually saw this blazer and wanted it but decided not to get it. It's one thing I really wish I would have not passed up and after seeing this post and am really mad I didn't get it, you look great in it! Thanks for stopping by would love to follow each other. Now following!

    Mal
    Www.agirlskindoftherapy.blogspot.com

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  2. you are so chic, adore.

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  3. I love your Mango dress so much!

    XOXO Lea

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  4. These outfits are amazing, wow, you have such great style! I love your blog and I am now following you!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  5. Love that first pic.~ Totally looks like Kim K. with the hair all slicked back in a pony<3 Pretty!

    xoxo
    EV
    eviiarty.blogspot.com

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  6. Super cute outfit. Have a great weekend

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  7. That is such a pretty blazer! And I love the dress :)

    Trendy Teal

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  8. Aww... I hope you were not without power for too long. I know some people that just got their power back tonight. My parents and relatives in PA were affected too.

    I love the background where you took your first outfit. Very fitting for the military style dress. :) The color of your MJ bag is lovely too. I'm also totally coveting your shoes in the second look (and what a good deal).

    xo,

    Jess

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    1. Thanks for your thoughtful comment Jess! Again, congrats on your engagement :) xo

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  9. So glad you and your family are ok.....lovely outfits, particularly the first one, love the army green xx

    a thousand million words

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    1. You're so sweet Shay :) Glad things weren't too bad in Boston!

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  10. Great outfits! Your photos are wonderful! You have some terrific pieces. I'm totally fascinated by the first location.

    Erin

    thefashionfairyblog@blogspot.com

    COME VISIT TO TAKE PART IN MY FIRST EVER GIVEAWAY!

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  11. HI Jess!

    I'm so happy I stumbled across your lovely blog.
    I absolutely adore your military style dress. I love anything that's feminine and edgy. I think that dress perfectly marries the two characters I love.


    I would love it if you could check out mine. If you'd like I'd love to keep in touch by following each other on GFC. Please let me know! ;)

    Have a wonderful day!

    MOIOLOGY

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  12. LOVE the dress at the top...althoguh, it might be more flattering if it was slightly shorter so it hits your legs right above the knee -- i find that it lengthens your legs... you look fab though!

    -liv
    http://chocolivlovelaugh.blogspot.kr

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    1. I agree! Had to wear nude booties to help lengthen my legs haha Perhaps I'll get it tailored ;)
      xo Jess

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  13. This dress looks wonderful on you :)

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  14. You look lovely with the dress:) Also got the similar jacket! I hope you're ok with your career!:)

    xx pauline
    classycroissant.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw, thanks Pauline! I'm actually quite stressed about the delays caused by the storm, but your comment made me feel a bit better :) xo

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  15. Dear, you look amazing!
    Thanks for your comment!
    Sure we can follow eachother.
    Is gfc and blogloving ok? Get back to me if you are in ;)

    milna89.blogspot.com
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  16. You look adorable my love,

    I am very glad to follow you and hope to hear you soon.

    Lots of kisses,

    Nicole

    www.nicoleta.me

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  17. Great dress and the cranberry colored shoes are magical!
    badbarbara.com

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  18. I agree with you on buying eye-catching pieces because I realized it's much easier & less of a hassle to figure out what you're going to wear if you have one key/accent piece to style around! I really like the color blocking on that olive & black dress!

    -Sarah
    The Weekend Diary

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  19. Love that you are able to find the positive even in the most negative times. Love your outfits!

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  20. You look perfect! Great to see those marc jacobs bag on you, Now I have an idea how it looks like wearing.

    Love to know about your positive thoughts. Glad to know you're okay.

    <3,
    Angie
    audrinajulia.blogspot.com

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    1. Angie, you're so sweet! Thanks for your amazing comment xo

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  21. Glad you are alright after the storm. That dress is super pretty and adorable <3
    xo

    glamDevils

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  22. you are so beautiful! nice looks and nice pictures!
    xx
    Almu
    http://therubyslippersblog.blogspot.com.es/

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  23. thanks for stopping by my blog, would love to follow each other! Now following you on GFC, please follow me as well :)

    amazing outfits! love the pop of color on the blazer

    www.anightinnyc.blogspot.com

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  24. Hi Jessica, this is so effortlessly chic. Lovely pictures and you have the most flawless skin i've seen lately. Thank you for visiting my blog and for the sweet thoughts. I like your blog, of course we can follow each other. let me know and I will return the favor.

    XO
    Sam
    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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  25. Great Blog :)!
    What about following each other? <3

    Julia :*
    http://your-life-my-life-our-life.blogspot.de/

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  26. I love the dress on you, it's so classy. The blazer is beautiful in the 2nd outfit. You look amazing in both! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  27. Really nice pictures!! Thanks for the lovely comment!! I would love to follow each other :) folowed you already. xx

    maureen-le-me.blogspot.de

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  28. Hi!!

    Glad you and your family are okay! How is it now overthere?
    Beautiful pictures and love the Mango jacket.
    Follow you now ;-)

    XxX
    http://fabulousstylews.blogspot.nl/2012/11/giveaway-sans-online-voucher.html

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    1. Hi Wendy, we're all fine now :) Thanks for your sweet comment...I followed you back dear xo Jess

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  29. I should bring my ass to Mango as soon as possible)) There are amazing things) Your dress and jacket are gorgeous!
    kisses)

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  30. Thank you so much for your lovely comment!! :)
    I follow you now!
    If you want we can follow each other on facebook and bloglovin!! Let me know!! :)

    http://www.facebook.com/estilohedonico
    http://estilohedonico.blogspot.pt/

    xoxo

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  31. You look so fresh faced and pretty in this! Love that mango dress and the backdrop choice is superb!

    xx Jenee C.
    {camo meets couture}

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  32. love the boot!

    the STYLE Fringe BLOG
    http://the-stylefringe.blogspot.com

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  33. nice dress! love your second outfit:) Fabulous blazer and shoes!

    FASHION CAT
    www.myfashioncat.com

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  34. Love the outfits and your skin looks flawless! I'm a new follower and i'd love it if you could follow back :D

    http://steph-g.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for the compliment! I followed you back hun :) xx

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  35. You look Fabulous and so classy! Yes, I do enjoy your blog very much and would love to follow each other. I'm now following you via GFC and look forward to keeping touch.

    XO, Gina
    http://classyeverafter.blogspot.com

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  36. Lovely looks!
    Thank you for the nice comment ,and i following you !

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  37. Lovely blog!!!
    If you enjoy my blog too, would you like to follow each other?

    x

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  38. I just followed you Jess on GFC. Stay in touch.

    xo
    Sam
    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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  39. Such a great look, love the dress. Following already. :)

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  40. love that dress and your shoes!!

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  41. of course i'd love for us to follow each other!!
    following you now :)

    happyleeliving.blogspot.com

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  42. Hi!
    Thank you for visiting my blog :)
    I love the Mango dress and I have that Mango jacket, Love it! You look great!
    Would love for us to follow each other, following you now

    Love www.dreamingofmanderley.blogspot.com

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  43. Lol love the "fashionista jock" comment. both these looks are beautiful examples of color blocking! I love the dress especially!! And yes I would love to follow each other :) im your newest follower!
    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  44. I love the dress, and your boyfriend's description is so funny! I hope that everything is safe and sound in the East Coast. I've been so worried about my friends still plugging away at school.

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  45. I love the boots! Great combos!
    -Tina
    http://2petite.blogspot.com

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  46. I love the first dress and the shoe! It's gorgeous! Love the second outfit too...too classy...;)


    xx!

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  47. Lovely post !

    Great inspiration :)

    Love,

    Janice
    the-fashion-milkshake.blogspot.com

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  48. Lovely post! :)

    Visit my blog? xx Miss Beatrix (http://missbeatrix.blogspot.com)

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  49. thank you for your sweet commentYes im following you!Hope you can follow back <3 kisses

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  50. glad you found the positive in the storm -
    I love your color blocked dress, it is so pretty!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  51. Nice dress!

    http://turn-it-insideout.blogspot.be

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  52. nice dress ;-) hope everything is okay after the hurricane

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  53. Preeeeeetty shoes! :)

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  54. You have such a lovely blog, with great photography and style! look at my Blog and if you like, maybe you want to follow ...
    S▲NDR▲
    sunkissedlovechild.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Sandra, you are really the sweetest! xoxo Jess

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  55. you look so beautful dear <3

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  56. Hi ladies, thanks for all your thoughtful comments and well regards. It made me so happy to read your feedback! Be in touch xo

    Jess

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  57. i love your blog! :)
    p.s. we have the same name!!

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  58. Hey ! Thanks for joining my followers x
    (your blog isn't somehow attached to the profile which you used to follow, weird..:)

    Beautiful photos again, you have been on the most amazing settings to shoot these ^^ I've never been there..

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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  59. Beautiful pictures! I love those shoes XD!

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  60. I love that military inspired dress on you - it' s so chic and sophisticated.
    Looking beautiful sweetie.

    xxo
    ola
    www.stylesbyola.com

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  61. you look sophisticated! :) following you now!

    Care to visit my site too? :)


    Jamie Kate
    http://allaroundchekwa.blogspot.com

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  62. WOW you are so sophisticated i love your blog and style its so nice. wow!!! im speechless. please check mine out when you get the chance. your newest follower

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