Saturday, March 10, 2012

under the sea

Shorts, Blazer, Top, Heels & Clutch- Thrifted; Earrings & Tights- Aldo; Whale Pin- The Shop of Worldly Delights; Nail Polish- Water Mist by Sally Hansen

Do you ever put together an outfit that is worthy of a title? When I threw on these different shades of blue, added touches of grey and an adorable whale pin, I felt like I was in the water so I dubbed this ensemble 'under the sea'.  Sometimes giving clothing a theme makes it that much more fun!

I wore this outfit to work on Thursday followed by dinner and drinks with a girl friend.  We saw "This Means War", which if you haven't already seen, I highly recommend.  It's funny, sweet and let's just say that British actor Tom Hardy is my latest celebrity crush!
I just love the polka dotted silk lining on this BCBG Max Azria blazer that I thrifted for only $5.99.  It's definitely my most worn blazer (worn like this, this, this, this & this, not including all the times it wasn't photographed), there's just something about a proper fitting blazer that is part menswear chic, part feminine sass and a whole lot of professional!

"Under the sea, darling it's better, down where it's wetter, take it from me." 
(is it just me or do those song lyrics take on a whole new meaning as an adult?!)


  1. The under the sea theme is very appropos! Grey and blue isn't a colour scheme that you'd think of often but you show how fabulous it can look! I wish you'd said something about the canvas behind you. Did it serve as inspiration or was it just a nicely complementary backdrop?

    I wore almost the exact same earrings last night! My version was all silver coloured though, and handmade by a friend of a friend. Aren't they a fun shape?

  2. I love the Under the Sea look! Very chic!

  3. Cute Outfit. I have a BCBG black cardigan that I got for 15.00 dollars and I wear it a lot. Great find on the blazer.

  4. Yeah, those song lyrics are definitely a bit more risque now. Love the love shades on you (those shorts are so cute)!

    Courtney ~

  5. I'm definitely in love with Tom Hardy too. Will's cool with it, he said he even has to admit that he is an attractive man...

  6. great outfit, i love cobalt color:)
    please visit me in free time:)

  7. like others, I also really like that sea-theme. and I think blue suits you very well. the whale pin is so adorable and I agree when it comes to blazers. I love those too.

    Maikeni blogi - part of me

  8. that lyric sounds really naughty. did you paint that? i like it.

  9. Your blog post title is PERFECT. Love the splash of blue colors! And the whale pin is so adorable. Have a superb weekend love!


  10. Emily - I'm with Kat, please tell us something about that painting next time!!! Did you paint it? Did it inspire the color combination?? Either way it's beautiful, as is your outfit! Have you seen the magazine (I think it's Lucky) that shows outfits drawn from paintings?? You did just that (not sure if it was intentional or not!) and now I'm inspired to do the same! These colors are beautiful on you, love the little whale pin!
    PS - those lyrics are hilarious as an adult!!! hahaha

  11. L-O-L at the song lyric. I'd never thought of it that way before. Surprising, knowing my gutter-bound mind.

    Yes yes yes, tell us about the painting too!

  12. I love all these shades of blue--you're right, it does feel like the sea! And what a cute little whale pin, I love it!

  13. Emily, I totally LOVE all the blue hues in this outfit! And hee hee, the whale looks adorable on your purse! :) Ok, I cannot believe I haven't actually thought about Disney lyrics in that light until now. I must sing all the Disney songs I know by heart and investigate stat!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

  14. LOL!

    Love this look. The different shades of blue all work so well together.


  15. I like the color and the theme, you look great in blue! And I like the whale pin, so adorable! The blazer is an amazing buy too. By the way the painting looks beautiful.


  16. loving the mix of blues here
    definitely get the under the sea vibe
    i totally want to see that movie...could use a new man crush as well :)

  17. You look great in blue! Love the outfit, your nail polish and that little whale is just too cute.

  18. You have got some thrifting skillz! :) And that whale is adorable.

    The Suburb Experiment

  19. Aaaaannnd now I have that song stuck in my head. :) I've been wearing a lot of blue/seagreen colors lately...must be spring.

  20. I think a lot of children's stuff - especially Disney - takes on a whole new meaning as an adult haha. Love the little whale on the purse, and all the lovely blues :)


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