I've decided that I'm going to continue my navy love of this summer straight into fall and winter. While black is always an easy classic, navy is actually much more flattering to my complexion. It just hasn't been very en vogue for quite some time, so there wasn't a lot of choice out there. Not any longer my friends! It will be a big color for fall. (See Tory Burch's blue inspiration on Pinterest here.)
I've kept that in mind for most of my recent purchases, trying to pick items that might layer/work well into the cooler months. With the 30% off promo, I ordered the navy Valentinas, Raindrop Lace top, and the (retail-only, boo) double beaded Ram Necklace. I'm very, very happy with all three, I am pleased to report.
First, the Ram Necklace. You know I'm a critter jewelry fan, and was excited to hear they came out with a navy version. Alas, only in store, and neither of my stores got them. Boo. Luckily, I heard about the sale price of it through wonderful JCAs at the Mothership, and promptly put a request through to my online personal shopper. He came through, finding it for about $63 (originally $150 I believe?).
The color is I think supposed to be Casablanca Blue, but it blends nicely with the dark navy Tiered Dot Tank. The navy tones the necklace down, making it quite wearable. The ram has a touch of poppy on top and mint eyes. The necklace is long enough to double wrap fyi.
Next up, the navy Valentinas, which I have been stalking forEVER. It's hard to find a cute navy shoe, especially with a low heel. It's a great dark navy, and a classic. They finally went to sale, and I ordered them in two sizes before final sale kicked in. I know many of you have been going TTS on these, but I must have long toes or something, and the 1/2 size up still worked best for me. They do slip once in a while in the heel, but my regular size was definitely too pinchy, so I'll take the periodic slip (or just stick in a heel pad).
Pricing note -- if your store carried these, they seem to be on sale in stores for $99 before the 30% off. Sizes are pretty picked over online, but check for popbacks.
Finally, the Raindrop Lace Top, which I think is beautiful in navy (see my review of the pink and bisque colorways here). So happy that I was able to get this one. It's lovely for all seasons and I plan to do some layering with this in the fall and winter. I went with a size 2 on this one, but a size 0 also works for me, so you can go TTS or size down in this one.
I love it paired with a simple contrasting skirt (this is the citron from last year):
And if you were able to score the Caribbean Tweed skirt, it's a pretty combo:
And how cute is that little lace peeking out the bottom?
Layered with jackets in the fall:
Have you tried any of these pieces? Are you thinking about navy for fall?