December 2, 2013

outfit post | understated beauty

This is my attempt at wearing more color.

kimberlyloc outfit post understated beauty

My closet is heavily anchored with blacks, whites, grays and beiges, but every now and then, I make myself buy (and wear!) pretty fall colors such as burnt orange and deep teal.

Burnt orange is a new one for me.

My orange section is about three-pieces deep, but this color works so well with my hair, skin and eyes that I may reconsider the magic of orange — especially because it works so well with the pretty rose gold jewelry I’ve been collecting lately.

kimberlyloc outfit post understated beauty

kimberlyloc outfit post understated beauty

I’m not usually one for dainty jewelry (the chunkier, the better!), but this sweet rose gold and sterling silver arrow necklace from my friends at Blue Nile feels so pretty with the soft opening on this top.

You can’t help but look at it, as it picks up the coloring in the burnt orange and reflects the light beautifully.

kimberlyloc outfit post understated beauty

kimberlyloc outfit post understated beauty

kimberlyloc outfit post understated beauty

So, in case you were wondering where the “Understated Beauty” title of this post came from, it all stemmed from a cute little quiz I took on Blue Nile’s website to uncover my personality and style.

I think they hit the nail on the head with my style type!

When I was finished with the quiz, I got this fun infographic (based on my answers and a little bit of Facebook info) and jewelry recommendations (news flash: I like jewelry!) to “leave nothing to chance” this holiday season.

blue nile leave nothing to chance

blue nile leave nothing to chance

If you want to create your own infographic (c’mon, you know you want to know if you’re a “Jet Setter” or a “Queen Bee”), you’ll be entered to win a three-carat diamond tennis bracelet ($4,500 value).

(The winner will be announced on December 30!)

Keep an eye on the blog this Friday, as there may be a little surprise for you then, too.

Here’s how to get the “understated beauty” look:

Top // Standard Style, Leawood, Kansas

Pants (similar) // J. Brand

Belt // Target

Booties (similar) // Calvin Klein

Leopard Clutch // Colfax Market Femme, Kansas City

Earrings // Bella Boutique, San Francisco

Bracelet // Gift from Emily

Watch // Daniel Wellington via Lola Boutique, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Necklace // c/o Blue Nile (Get your own for 10% off until December 31, 2013, with code BNAPP2013)

Lipstick // “Twig” c/o Beautycounter

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