Monday, January 7, 2013

Wardrobe Diaries: Sunny Side Up

Winter is one of those seasons that you either love or hate. Personally, I love it. I love the crisp wintry smell in the mornings, I love how cosy and inviting home becomes and I especially love being able to use the seat warmer function in the car. On those rare days when the sky is blue and the sun is shining, winter just becomes such a magical time of the year. This week has not been magical at all. After days of continuous overcast, chill winds and grey skies. I was ready to inject some much needed colour back into my world. So naturally, I reach for yellow.

Yellow is a colour that looks fantastic but can be somewhat difficult to work with. When dealing with a large piece of solid yellow clothing such as this J.Crew peacoat, the key is to keep the rest of the look simple and casual. A pair of loose fitting distressed jeans coupled with a chunky striped sweater provides just enough detail to keep the outfit interesting yet remain neutral enough to tone down the sunny yellow. To contrast that just-rolled-out-of-bed nature of the outfit, I threw on some sexy black pumps and a luxe brown bag for a polished, grown-up look. Next time, I think I'll try this coat with some black leather leggings and a black turtleneck, or maybe a beige chiffon maxi and gingham shirt? What about you, will you be giving yellow a try this winter?

{ wearing: j.crew factory peacoat now on sale . gap sweater old but similar one here . jbrand aidan boyfriend jeans . sam edelman pumps . louis vuitton speedy 35 . nail colour #26 by chanel }


Content Director - Strong Female Leaders said...

Wow. What a bright jacket! Really cute.

I hated winter in the midwest, but love it here in Seattle. It's crisp, moist and cozy here.

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Mrs C said...

That jacket would light up any day! I am crazy over your boyfriend's jeans.. perfect fit! Dubai is at a fabulous 24 degrees currently :)

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The Dragonfruit said...

It would definitely be a sunny day with that amazing jacket! Haha, it's perfect to light up a gray day :)

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Unknown said...

Love your yellow coat Jenee--your whole outfit is so cute! I wear a thin J Crew yellow belt most days--I always like a little pop of color. Hoping you are off to a happy new week!

xo Mary Jo

Cielo said...

The color of your jacket brightens up a day. Nice outfit :)

Amy said...

Loving that yellow! Beautiful!

xx Amy
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Unknown said...

Nice outfit, the coat is gorgeous, I`m in summer right night but I rather winter too, love that season!!

<3 Val

Anonymous said...

Awesome jacket!!!^^


Alyssa said...

That coat is stunning! Yellow is one of my favorites, so I try to incorporate it when I can. I must admit, I wish a had an amazing yellow coat like this, but I just got a bright yellow purse–that will work for now!

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Natalia/Shandrese said...

love the pop of yellow! That's a lovely coat!

Alissa said...

Yellow is so your color! It is lovely on you!

Amor said...

love the yellow bright coat! You look so fab! :)


Anonymous said...

I love this bright coat! Looks so cheerful; perfect for winter.


Marsa said...

that yellow is absolutely amazing on you!! :)

Anonymous said...

I think I need some yellow in my life right now! I love that peacoat on you!! Hope you have a GREAT 2013!!!

Rebecca said...

Love that you paired the yellow with stripes! Looks like the perfect outfit to brighten up a gloomy day.


Rachel said...

I love yellow- it's my favorite color! I agree with you, though- when wearing a big, bright yellow piece you have to be careful. Keeping everything else simple with black and white and denim is great. You look gorgeous as usual!

Always Maylee said...

I LOVE the yellow coat! You look so cute in this casual yet chic outfit!

xo, Yi-chia
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Sheila said...

I love that bright yellow! And you looks so cute in that casual simple outfit. I want a pair of boyfriend jeans like those that fits me right. It looks great on you!

xo - Sheila

Anonymous said...

I love this mix and the bright yellow jacket is perfect with the stripe sweater! You look perfect and I always love your style!

Cravingforbarneys said...

Love your whole outfit!

Allison said...

I love how you're wearing the yellow coat. You've definitely made yellow a winter color. I love the idea of wearing it with black leather leggings too!! ;)
And about my watch- it's a company called Freelook and it's a men's watch :) I got it a couple years ago...I'm obsessed with it :)

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Sandy a la Mode said...

that coat is fabulous!!! i got a similar one from old navy!!

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A Very Sweet Blog said...

Jenee, you look amazing! That yellow coat is so awesome. It speaks for itself. I love yellow and I'm trying to incorporate more color like that in my wardrobe doll. SUPER LOVE your outfit! Have a beautiful week.

CoastWithMe said...

Suoer cute look Jenee! I love the yellow peacoat with the striped sweater and boyfriend jeans! Gorgeous girl!


Yellow has always been one of my top favourite colours. Surpisingly enough, I don't have a yellow winter coat snymore. Yours is gorgeous! x/Madison

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oomph. said...

this is my kind of outfit! love it head to toe...the easy going denim, sweater, and killer heels :)


Chocolate Cookies & Candies said...

I'm in love with this ensemble. My favorite combination! I've always shied away from yellow until recently. I still haven't found the one yellow item that makes my heart skip a beat but your J Crew coat is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

this is wonderful! I love the overcoat. it's a very traditional touch with a modern color twist.

fabulouspetite said...

yayy you found your Sam Edelman shoes. I remember your comment that you lost the other pair unless you bought a new one. Anyway I really love love this look. Something that I will totally wear myself. Love the yellow!!!


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