Dress: Ebay / Necklace: GirlFabulosity on Etsy / Earrings: Heavenly Necklaces
The skies are grey and the days are rainy over here in the Netherlands. So I practised some blue sky thinking by dressing in blue.
For another day at the office I paired my Ted Baker ' Jinan' coat with my navy suede ' Callie' pumps by Jessica Simpson and a bright blue dress. To add a touch of non-blue I chose my Modalu ' Pippa' bag and matching scarf in mint green.
The ' Jinan' trench was a lucky find last February at the Ted Baker outlet in Bicester Village. At the time it actually was a size too small for me, but luckily I lost a few pounds and now it fits (hip hip hurray for that!).
The ' Callie' pumps aren't very comfortable, but they look really nice, especially considering the price. So I just stick to wearing them on days when I mostly sit 90% of the time.
I bought the earrings at Heavenly Necklaces after seeing Kate wearing a white topaz pair from Kiki McDonough. Love them, they are just so simple and chic, and look so real!
I bought the necklace from Brandi at GirlFabulosity on Etsy, who made it after a Claudia Bradby design. I usually don't wear long necklaces, but for some reason this one is the exemption that proves the rule.
It took me ages to find the right pair for me. It is absolutely necessary that they match your skin colour and aren't too thick, but also that they don't rip as soon as you step out of the door (otherwise it is going to be a very expensive hobby). I found mine at the Dutch drug store HEMA. HEMA also has shops in Belgium and France, but they don't ship to the US or UK I'm afraid.
It is quite normal in Holland for women of every age to wear skin tone tights with a dress or skirt, especially to work. But I heard it is less normal in the US, and that tights actually came a bit back into fashion after Kate was spotted wearing them. So what about you? Do you wear tights when the temperatures drop, and if yes, did Kate inspire you to start?