Saturday, November 6, 2010

Tweed and Polka Dots and Doves, Oh My!

One of my favorite blogs, Elements of Style, recently had a contest that awarded each winner a piece of a stunning Emerson Made outfit. If you've never heard of Emerson Made, you have some serious catching up to do. This husband and wife team has created a stunning, classic collection of pieces for 2010 that blew me away.  I was drooling over every single element of their fall collection, but the pieces featured in this post's outfit are my absolutely favorite - the tweed jacket was inspired by a vintage 1960's tweed jacket that
Emerson owns - which shows how long tweed has been and will be in style. 
The tie-neck blouse has a tiny polka-dot detail (that is a bit hard to see in the photographs), that makes it so much more interesting than a plain white blouse!  Because the upper half of this outfit is classic and neutral, it is so fun to pair this gorgeous yellow wool pencil skirt from J.Crew on the bottom.  The skirt is eye-catching, but not overwhelming, and is perfectly complemented by understated accessories that allow the skirt to be the center of attention while still adding to the outfit.  The dove earrings from ShopBop are dainty and adorable and the delicate gold bracelet will work time and time again in many different outfits.  The Ralph Lauren heels catch my eye every single time that I go shoe shopping - they are such a classic design (I don't think the picture does the shape justice) and beautiful rich brown color. 

I know dressing for work can often times become more of a chore than a pleasure, and I also know it's easy to get into a style slump, so remember to add a fun piece like this yellow wool skirt to your collection every so often to spark your creativity and jump start your excitement about your wardrobe!

Lauren by Ralph Lauren Zabrina
$98 -

Essie Nail Colour Polish
$1.60 -

Love Dove Studs
$32 -

The Ribbons Blouse - Cream Tiny Dot
$128 -

1960's Jacket - The Tweed
$ 238 -

$95 -


  1. Gorgeous. I have been wanting a tie neck blouse! And LOVE the glasses :-)

  2. I love how you put this together... just found your blog .... lovely....