Easy Breezy


To be honest, I didn’t expect to love this Banana Republic blouse as much as I do, given my penchant for bright colors and patterns, but it’s already one of my favorite pieces of the season–and an example of where I see my closet headed in the coming months. I feel most like myself in outfits with an easy silhouette, a short hemline, a blank canvas for jewelry, and a pair of flat shoes. I could never shirk brights completely, but there’s something to be said for the simplicity of a monochromatic ensemble perked up by large pieces of jewelry. I’m tempted to pick up the blouse in “dark saffron” too. It looks like a pretty transitional color for fall. It’s on sale for $40 through the end of the day, but be sure to size down. I went with a small, which has plenty of room for my not-so-small hips.

Top: Banana Republic (on sale for $40 today) | Shorts: Old Navy | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff c/o Shopbop | Necklace: Lulu Frost (also love this one) | Cuff: c/o Julie Vos (similar) | Ring: c/o Julie Vos (similar) | Sunglasses: Karen Walker c/o Shopbop | Sandals: Birkenstock | Lips: Stila “Fiore”

linking up with Pink Sole

  • Whitney

    I’ve been eying this top but haven’t pulled the trigger yet. Good to knowthat it runs big and to size down. It looks adorable in you.


    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

  • http://pinksole.com/ Rachelle

    love this blouse and the all black look. You have the best jewelry.


  • http://madeinmauve.com Made in Mauve

    Cute bag!

    Made in MauveBloglovin

  • http://www.mixmatchfashion.com/ Tara

    Such a pretty top, love it on you!

  • http://www.eleventhandsixteenth.blogspot.com Kimberley Pavao

    Yay necklace twins!!! I also love this top, it kind of makes it look like a romper!!

    Eleventh & Sixteenth

  • Closet Fashionista

    I love this look paired with the big accessories! It’s fun to see you in a darker color (although I love you in your brights too)

  • http://michellespaige.blogspot.com Michelle Orsi

    Love the bold, gold accessories, especially that necklace!


  • http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/ ADA

    Love that chic, classy romper. The necklace is bold and beautiful. When is the cast coming off, Jessica?

  • http://www.fashchronicles.blogspot.com/ Abby

    I love this top! You rocked it :)

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  • http://amateandarottweiler.blogspot.com.ar/ Chrystin Aponte

    I’m loving anything and everything off-the-shoulder this season! This top is gorgeous, and what a great price too!

    xx Chrystin

  • http://www.racheldinh.com racheldinh

    Beautiful, This dress is so on trend! You look great.


  • http://www.nicoletothenines.com Nicole Layne

    That top is so cute and is the perfect backdrop for that necklace! You look great!

    Nicole to the Nines

  • http://www.shealennon.com/ Shea Sayers

    I like that you bought the black version–it looks both effortless and elegant at the same time. And it is the perfect blank canvas for pretty jewelry!
    So are you crutch-free now? Yay for that! :)

    • http://bedknobsandbaubles.com/ Jessica

      Don’t worry, the crutches were leaning on a nearby tree! Three weeks to go! :-)

      • http://www.shealennon.com/ Shea Sayers

        Oh no :( Well at least there’s a light at the end of the tunnel I guess!

  • Lorena Lorena

    You almost had me, I thought you had the cast removed 😉

    • http://bedknobsandbaubles.com/ Jessica

      I wish! And I’m actually still on crutches for a few weeks. I’m just able to lean them against a tree and keep them out of the photo. Baby steps. 😉

  • http://www.chachathefashiongenius.com/ Charnele Michel

    that top is so lovely and perfect for summer!

  • http://www.dailysportsusa.com/ Daily Sports USA

    Great outfit, that off-shoulder top is a perfect piece for the summer, I really love it.

  • http://www.cornflakedreams.com/ jillian

    you’re making me think about this whole off-the shoulder trend :) love that top! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  • http://iamchiconthecheap.com/ Lyddiegal

    I do agree, it’s great to have a nice blank canvas for whatever jewels you want, and there is no reason you can’t pair that top with a bright bottom!

    Chic on the Cheap

  • Color Me Courtney

    Loving that top, and your jewelry is perfect!

    Courtney of Color Me Courtney

  • http://www.thestylescribe.com Merritt Beck

    You should wear off-the-shoulder looks more! They look stunning on you!

    The Style Scribe