WIW: Cobalt/Black/Grey Sunday Style

I always try to wear a skirt or dress for Mass and decided to try a version of Angie's latest ensemble. The jacket and bag are cobalt, blouse is grey silk Belletrix brand and several years old and silver Cole Haan peep toe wedges. Black is the EF tube skirt and obi belt. I wanted to add the scarf from the pants version, but it was too warmth wear it.
Suggestions and comments welcomed. I felt ok in this outfit like I fit in but did not stand out.

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21 Comments

  • Jenny H replied 2 years ago

    I think your rendition of this ensemble is absolutely lovely. The details on the bag are stunning too.

  • Sal replied 2 years ago

    I think this is a very smart look, and a great version of the ensemble.

    When you say you fit in but did not stand out, were you happy or unhappy about that?

  • shevia replied 2 years ago

    I bet you did stand out as being particularly well dressed and elegant. 

  • Dee replied 2 years ago

    I really like this outfit on you and think it is quite striking.

  • Maneera replied 2 years ago

    Lovely. The lovely light grey of the top against that stunning cobalt jacket is very elegant yet striking. You look amazing, Joy!

  • Joy replied 2 years ago

    Dally, I'd say that I was ok with fitting in. I don't think the outfit was outstanding on me but I liked the simplicity and felt appropriately dressed and not distracting, if that makes sense. (For example a backless sundress at a religious service would be a distraction.)

  • AJ replied 2 years ago

    I likey! FWIW, I think you stood out in a stylish way as opposed to standing out in a trendy way. If I went to your church, I definitely would be inspired by your outfit.

  • Firecracker replied 2 years ago

    This outfit is very pretty on you, Joy. The obi belt really adds a lot to the outfit, as does your cobalt clutch. Accessories can polish an outfit so much. I agree with others, this look is overall so elegant, it makes a quiet statement.

  • ananthimathur replied 2 years ago

    I'm a jacket girl!!! So I am telling you that jacket is amazing!!! The little black leather waistband accentuates your look! Great outfit!

  • Brooklyn replied 2 years ago

    You look very elegant, as always. The jacket, belt and skirt are lovely. I think maybe the blouse is not quite perfect with the jacket because of its shape. I think a wrap or drapey blouse would look better with the jacket because it would follow (and complement) the lines of the lapels. Hope you don't mind me saying so. You set the bar high. :)

  • Sterling replied 2 years ago

    Wow.  This is wonderful on you.  

    It is always so hard for me to pick a favorite among your stylings.  Of the three you showcased, I might like this one the best.  It portrays both a simple elegance and a WOW factor.  

  • cheryle (Dianthus) replied 2 years ago

    Joy, you always look so perfect and this outfit is no exception.  Fab fit on every piece.

  • Word Lily replied 2 years ago

    Very elegant. 

  • donnat replied 2 years ago

    Absolutly lovely outfit, as usual.

  • Angie replied 2 years ago

    Fabulous. Nailed again, Joy. 

  • celia replied 2 years ago

    Beautiful outfit Joy. I like the addition of the obi belt, it makes the outfit extra special.

  • Beth Ann replied 2 years ago

    Love the little things -- the texture in the bag, the obi, with it's romantic cinch.  Great choices.  You mention feeling "ok," and fitting in.  I think you are doing a classically elegant look here, with a few details that kick it up a notch.  I should also mention that your bright jacket avoids the whole "older ladies wearing jewel tones" trap by being a more modern shape. 

    You could play on this formula by swapping out the shoes for a pair of booties, swapping out the lovely blouse for a grey novelty t-shirt under your jacket, or swapping the skirt for a pair of black jeans or joggers.

    Yesterday I wore a cobalt blazer, too!  I paired it with my black pleated faux leather skirt.  I paired it with a cream and black polkadot tie-blouse, but loosened up the look by leaving it untucked.  I debated on shoes for a long time, but ended up with pointy toe kitten heels -- the cage sandals made it read a bit as "librarian dominatrix."  Not the best look at a new church!

  • Sara L. replied 2 years ago

    You look lovely in this. You would certainly stand out as being exceptionally well-dressed in my church.  The black leather belt is a nice touch.

  • Carole replied 2 years ago

    Very elegant, Joy! Well done:)

  • Joy replied 2 years ago

    Thank you for your comments which I take to heart. Beth Ann, I wondered about the cobalt jacket being little old lady and picturing you at church looking "librarian dominatrix" cracked me up. Love your suggestions and can't wait to try a grey graphic tee (Bob Dylan) although I wonder if wearing one with this jacket will be too far off.

  • Ginger replied 2 years ago

    That is really elegant, and wonderfully appropriate for church and other places. I love the short cut of the jacket as well as the hem shape, and the bag lots of detail.

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