Nod to Nautical

Look familiar? I took this outfit and updated it a bit for “spring.” I’m kind of living it my own little fantasy land and pretending that it’s already spring, even though it was 18 degrees (with the windchill) when I left my apartment yesterday. I AM SO OVER WINTER AND THE COLD. #endrant

I’m loving the combination of plum, rust, and navy. Saturated jewel tones? Me? No, never. ๐Ÿ˜‰

These rust pants have a tendency to feel very “fall,” but I think the striped tee, plum pumps, and off-white give the outfit a fresh update.

Madewell Striped Tee (on sale!) / Forever 21 Navy Blazer (old, similar styles here, here, & here) / AG Rust Chinos (similar) / ZARA Burgundy Ankle Strap Pumps (similar) / gifted Brahmin Clutch / Marc By Marc Jacobs Rose Gold Watch / J.Crew Pavรฉ Links Bracelet / Sequin Enamel Bangle / Sequin Leopard Bangle / Sequin Necklace / Nordstrom Ring (old) / Lips: Dolce & Gabbana ‘Shocking’ Lipstick + Dolce & Gabbana ‘Glossy’ Lip Gloss

Thanks for the photos, Rose!

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  1. 3.5.13
    Kimberly said:

    Ahh, love this outfit, but can’t take my eyes off that clutch…so gorgeous! And I’m totally with you on this weather – bring on the spring!

  2. 3.5.13

    Love the rust and burgundy combination! Wish those shoes were still available ๐Ÿ™

  3. 3.5.13
    Rachelle said:

    You look gorgeous, love this nautical look.


  4. 3.5.13
    Kate said:

    I love the shoes! I never would have thought to pair the plum with the rust but it’s such a great combination! Super cute outfit!

  5. 3.5.13

    great look — and I agree, is it spring yet?? xo

  6. 3.5.13

    Loving this color combination. I wouldn’t ever have thought to style the plum shoe with the rust pants, but I think you look great! Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. 3.5.13
    Katie said:

    I love saturated jewels tones. A great look for this transitional weather!

  8. 3.5.13

    Such a cute outfit! You are right – the mix of colors are gorgeous. I am obsessed with those pumps – I’m guessing they are no longer available?

    xo Jackie

  9. 3.5.13

    I love how you said “spring” haha I’m so over the cold too!! ๐Ÿ™

  10. 3.5.13

    haha my post today is also a ” i am SO over the cold” inspired!

  11. 3.5.13

    So cute!!loving this color combo. And that necklace is perfection

  12. 3.5.13

    Love the nautical flare!

    -Lindsey & Amanda
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  13. 3.5.13
    Liz said:

    Need those shoes!! And I totally agree with you, winter SUCKS! I’ve been wearing pastels since after Christmas #oops

  14. 3.5.13

    You look adorable!! I love the colors all put together!! : )


  15. 3.5.13
    Anngelik said:

    I love the color of your shoes!


  16. 3.5.13
    amy said:

    rant all ya want dear! Im over the cold too!
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  17. 3.5.13

    That new lens is fan-tastic! Bring on spring, I’m over wearing coats (to the bar).

  18. 3.5.13
    viv said:

    Looking beautiful!

  19. 3.5.13
    Hannah said:

    Love the rust & plum mix! Would love to hear your thoughts on my latest if you have a sec! xo

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  20. 3.5.13
    Sarah said:

    Great look! I love the striped tee with the blazer, one of my favorites.

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  21. 3.5.13
    Agi said:

    Love this outfit Jessica. Don’t forget to enter my stella and dot giveaway and i’m also hosting a link up this thursday about how you would style cobalt.Hope to see you there.


  22. 3.5.13
    Andrea said:

    Such a cute outfit! I love your hair…mine NEVER turns out that way!

    PS I completely agree…I’m so sick of the cold, ready for spring!!! ๐Ÿ™‚


  23. 3.5.13
    Nyawech said:

    Such a cute outfit!

    I’m so with you on wanting spring to be here already, haha.

  24. 3.5.13

    I had no idea rust and burgundy went so well together! I am loving this look and ready for spring too!

  25. 3.5.13
    Mamalina said:

    I love, love, love your shoes! And your stripped top! And the pants! And everything else for that matter!


  26. 3.5.13
    Chelsea said:

    I love a little nautical inspiration! Your heels and clutch are to die for, great look!

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  27. 3.5.13
    Alyssa said:

    You have now managed to convince me I absolutely NEED a pair of rust colored pants. Gotta have ’em!

  28. 3.5.13

    Stripes and blazers are such a classic combo, love this! xo

  29. 3.5.13

    definitely love the stripes! perfect for spring!
    xo stylelista

  30. 3.5.13
    Kodi said:

    Those shoes — yum!

  31. 3.5.13

    Those heels are incredible!

  32. 3.6.13
    Erin said:

    A classic nautical look can be so perfectly chic sometimes. I will never get sick of stripes and a blazer!


  33. 3.6.13

    AMAZING POST:) you look fab.
    Your blog is so wonderful and Im following…I hope you follow me also:)

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    Have a great day dear

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  34. 3.6.13
    AJ said:

    The rust pants with the burgundy shoes is an interesting combo, but I like it! And I’ve commented before about my love for orange and blue together…this outfit is no exception!


  35. 3.9.13

    I absolutely love this outfit. The colour combination is so chic and luxe. You look fantastic!

    Kate xo

  36. 3.11.13
    Lili said:

    This outfit is perfect. I’m loving the shoes. All of the colors mix so well with each other. xoLili